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Visit to Bukit Timah Nature Reserve

The entrance to Bukit Timah Nature Reserve is at Hindhede Drive. We took a bus to drop at Bus stop along Upper Bukit Timah Road opposite Beauty World Centre. If you take the MRT, drop at DT5 (Beauty World Station, … Continue reading

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Visit to Yogyakarta (Jogja) from 14 to 21 January 2020

Yogyakarta (Jogja in short) is in Central Java. We took SilkAir flight directly to Adisucipto International Airport. We stayed at homestay accommodations at two locations for the 8D 7N stay in Jogja. Total costs for a family of three came … Continue reading

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Visit to the Flower Dome at Gardens by the Bay

Today is free admission day into Flower Dome for Merdeka/Pioneer Generation for this month. The theme for the floral display is a whimsical journey through the Nordic countries at Gardens by the Bay’s Poinsettia Wishes floral display for this Christmas. … Continue reading

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Visit to St John’s Island

St John’s Island has a rich history that dates back to 1604. The British established a quarantine facility on this island in 1874 to house immigrants and ship passengers that arrived with infectious diseases. This was closed in 1973. It … Continue reading

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Gallop Extension of Singapore Botanic Gardens

It is recommended that you visit this Gallop Extension next year (2020) when all the attractions on site are completed. Only two attractions are ready for visitors on this 8-hectare forest: The Mingxin Foundation Rambler’s Ridge and the OCBC Arboretum. … Continue reading

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Visit to Thomson Nature Park – Moving back in time

Thomson Nature Park was opened to the public recently (11 October 2019). This 50-hectare park used to be homes to a community of Hainanese settlers in the 1930s to 1980s before they were re-settled. Remnants of torn-down houses, perimeter walls, … Continue reading

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Visit to Semakau Landfill

Semakau Landfill is the only landfill in Singapore. This landfill is off Singapore mainland, situated to the south of Pulau Bukom. It was created combining two small islands called Pulau Semakau and Pulau Sakeng to form 350 hectares of landmass … Continue reading

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Visit to National Orchid Garden

National Orchid Garden is situated inside Singapore Botanic Gardens. It is free admission for a period till 15 September 2019. This promotion is School Holiday Promotion. Admission is free for students, Singaporeans, Permanent Residents, Work Permit Holders. (Terms and conditions … Continue reading

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Chestnut Nature Park – A walk to remember

We had been putting off this nature walk of Chestnut Nature Park that opened in 2016/2017 for reason that accessibility is not as convenient without a car or taxi. We decided to try the walk yesterday afternoon (initially planned for … Continue reading

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Sang Nila Utama Garden at Fort Canning Hill

Sang Nila Utama, a prince from Palembang was said that he founded Singapore in 1299 and named it Singapura. Explore this garden with brick split gates, structures, water ponds, plants and flowers of the Majapahit-era. One needs not go to … Continue reading

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