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…]
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…]
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…]
I saw Haw Par Villa for many times – on buses or taxi. Today I passed by this place again and my curiosity was killing me; so, I did a little research on Haw Par Villa and now share with you my findings.
Haw Par Villa is a Chinese mythological theme park in Singapore, located along Pasir Panjang Road. The park contains over 1,000 statues and 150 giant dioramas depicting scenes from Chinese folklore, legends, history, and illustrating various aspects of Confucianism. [Read more…]
Escape Theme Park is Singapore’s largest outdoor theme park and it is located in NTUC Downtown East, Pasir Ris. It was opened in May 2000 and a water park named Wild Wild Wet located adjacent to it was opened in June 2004. Its slogan is “360 degrees of fun” and it is now a non-smoking park.
The Escape Theme Park features an equal mix of thrill rides and family rides. Some thrill rides include a pirate ship, 2 go kart tracks, 1 of which is catered to younger riders, fairground style rides, a walk-through haunted house, as well as the highest log flume in Asia. [Read more…]
Universal Studios Singapore is a new theme park located within Resorts World on Sentosa Island, Singapore. It was a key component of Genting’s bid for the right to build Singapore’s second integrated resort. It will be opening in early 2010.
The park map was released on 20 October 2009.
Occupying 20 hectares, there will be a total of 24 attractions in the park and 18 of them will either be original or specially designed for the new park. The park is reported to be a “one-of-its-kind theme park in Asia” as Universal Studios Singapore has promised that this will be the only park it would have in Southeast Asia for the next 30 years. [Read more…]
The Gardens by the Bay is a working name for the planned development of three major parks around the Marina Bay in downtown Singapore. First announced to the general public in the National Day Rally by the Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in August 2005, it will allocate 94 hectares of prime waterfront land for park space, [Read more…]
The HSBC TreeTop Walk (HSBC TTW) is the highlight of several long hiking routes in MacRitchie that brings you through different stages of mature secondary forest. The first of its kind in Singapore and in the region, this free-standing suspension bridge connects the two highest points (Bukit Peirce and Bukit Kalang) in MacRitchie and offers a bird’s eye view of the community of plants and animals that live in the forest canopy. The total length of the walkway is about 250m and its height from the forest floor varies, with the highest point at 25m. [Read more…]
Marina Barrage is considered Singapore’s latest downtown icon, built across the mouth of the Marina Channel (map). The Marina Barrage is the first reservoir in the heart of the city, 15th in Singapore.
With a catchment area of 10,000 hectares, or 1/6 the size of Singapore, the Marina catchment is the island’s largest and most urbanised catchment. [Read more…]