There’s free admission to the Jurong Bird Park from Sep 6 to 15 for local residents. That includes Singaporeans, Permanent Residents, and Employment Pass holders. 8 sections within the park that will charge a nominal entry fee of S$2. [Read more…]
Labrador Nature Reserve Walking Trail ∞
- Be transported into Singapore’s historical maritime and war past
- Get up close and personal with diverse flora and fauna
- Walk through Singapore’s only coastal cliff vegetation (Guided tour only)
- Enjoy the panoramic view of Singapore’s offshore islands from lookout deck
- Appreciate the beauty of the sea from vantage points along the promenad
Labrador Nature Reserve is a gazetted reserve containing an indigenous ecosystem that houses Singapore’s rich biodiversity. This includes Singapore’s only protected coastal cliff vegetation and rocky shore.
Lying adjacent to the reserve is a 10-hectare park. Experience the fascinating connection between the landscape and historical themes by tracing the journey back to the 1870s. Follow the landmarks with interpretative signage that show how Labrador transformed from a thick coastal forest and mangroves to what it is today – a tranquil nature reserve with relics of Singapore’s World War II past. [Read more…]
Announced in February 2009, the $43-million intra-town cycling plan covers 5 HDB towns – Pasir Ris, Sembawang, Tampines, Taman Jurong, and Yishun.
Cycling at Parir Ris
Cyclists and pedestrians in Pasir Ris Town can expect a safer cycling environment in their estate as plans to create a cycling network in the town take shape.
LTA has completed a 1.1km stretch of cycling path in Pasir Ris to connect cyclists from their homes to the Pasir Ris MRT station and bus interchange. [Read more…]
Reservoir parks are another place for outdoor activities in Singapore; any individuals and organisations are eligible to book the reservoir parks for events such as cross-country, jogging, outdoor activities. [Read more…]
If you like horse racing, you should know that Singapore Turf Club is the only authorised operator of horse racing, and horse betting services in Singapore.
Singapore Turf Club was founded in 1842 as the Singapore Sporting Club to operate the Serangoon Road Race Course at Farrer Park. The first horsing race was held on 23 February 1843 when prize money on offer was only $150. In 1924, the Club changed its name to the Singapore Turf Club. This was done to reflect its role as a horse racing club more accurately.
The Club moved to Bukit Timah in 1933 before relocating to its present location at the Singapore Racecourse at Kranji in 1999.
The Kranji racecourse is adjacent to Kranji MRT Station. Racing is staged all-year round on either Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, or Wednesdays.
A feature of the horse racing calendar is the S$3 million Group 1 Singapore Airlines International Cup (SAIC). It is held in May, coupled with its sister sprint race, the S$1 million KrisFlyer International Sprint.
Singapore Turf Club introduced MobileTote in April 2009. With this service, racing fans can now place totalisator bets, enquire about betting/horseracing information and manage their accounts from any location in Singapore or oveseas with their mobile phones.
Singapore Turf Club Race Card
Race Cards for Friday Singapore meetings will be published on Wednesdays.Race Cards for Saturday and Sunday Singapore meetings will be published on Thursdays.
You can find race results on Club website.
Most of the land in the area belonged to the Little’s Family before 1917 and the road name changed after Chew Joo Chiat owned most of the land in Joo Chiat area. [Read more…]
National Parks Board (NParks) introduced a new camping permit application system in 2009 to cater to the growing popularity of camping as a recreational activity particularly at coastal parks.
Campers can apply for camping permits via AXS to camp at any of the five parks where camping is permitted:
- Changi Beach Park (between Carpark 1 and Carpark 4; between Carpark 6 and Carpark 7)
- East Coast Park (Area D and Area G)
- Pasir Ris Park (Area 1 and 3)
- Sembawang Park (Area A)
- West Coast Park (Area 3).
Camping permits will be required on weekdays and weekends, including public holidays and school holidays. A permit is valid for one day. Each camper will be able to apply for a maximum of 8 days per month.
Those who wish to apply for camping permits can do so conveniently from any of the 500 over AXS machines island-wide.
AXS machines are also located in Changi Beach Park (i-kiosk near Carpark 1), East Coast Park (Area C3), Pasir Ris Park (Carpark E), Sembawang Park (Carpark 1), and West Coast Park (McDonald’s restaurant in Area 3).
Campers can also apply online via AXS website (at least one day in advance). In view of the current economic downturn, NParks will cover the cost of transaction over AXS by absorbing the administrative fee of $1 per permit per day.
Notes for Camping Permit Application
- A camping permit is required for setting-up any tent. Setting-up of tents is allowed only within a designated campsite. Open fire or use of stove is not allowed.
- An applicant can only apply for one permit per park per day (valid from 9am to 9am the following day). The particulars of every person staying in the tent must be stated in the application.
- The person to whom a permit is issued must be present at the tent at all times and must not leave the tent vacant or unattended to, and must show his permit to NParks officers for verification upon request. Any tent left vacant or unattended to may be removed by NParks without notice.
- Permits issued are solely for recreational camping only. Residing at the park is not allowed.
- The person to whom a permit is issued must ensure that the camping area is clean at all times and must clear all trash after using the camping area. Littering or leaving behind trash constitutes an offence which carries a composition fine of $300.
Woodlands waterfront was launched on Sunday May 23 2010 a new leisure destination in the north and unveiled yesterday by Health Minister Khaw Boon Wan. [Read more…]
In excess of 200 Zorbs have been rolled out from the Rotorua factory and the future for aspiring zorbonauts certainly looks bright. Singapore has her very own ZOVB service provider! [Read more…]
Go Kart with Kart World
Kart World and Jurong Karting Club invested in the proposed facilities to bring go-karting to a higher level and pave the ground for young drivers to practice and race at a top class go karting track in Singapore. [Read more…]