Archive for the 'Sightseeing & activities' Category

Aug 12 2013

Tampines Eco Green, Singapore

Published by under Outdoors

The park is popular with both fauna and joggers alike.

Tampines Eco Green is a 36.5 hectare park in Singapore’s east boasting grasslands, freshwater wetlands and secondary rainforest — right in the midst of a high-rise, high-density township. This might be the only place in Singapore where you can stand right beside a swamp, yet see a public housing dweller on her balcony and an above-ground … read the full post

Jul 04 2013

Senoko fish market, Singapore

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The Senoko fishery port is a hive of activity, even after midnight.

Seafood aficionados love Singapore for its barbecue stingray, black pepper crab and cereal prawns — and with the city-state surrounded by water, the seafood here is as fresh as you can get. But where does your seafood come from, between the sea and your table? Enter Singapore’s fish markets. The Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority of … read the full post

May 09 2013

NEWater Visitor Centre, Singapore

The prettiest sewage treatment facility on the planet?

Are you looking for a uniquely Singaporean experience? Skip the malls and the theme parks and visit the NEWater Vistor Centre for a guided tour of the most high-tech water treatment plant in the world – one capable of turning sewage into drinking water. As a tiny island surrounded by saltwater, natural sources of drinking … read the full post

May 02 2013

The Pinnacle @ Duxton Skybridge, Singapore

The Pinnacle @ Duxton is the world's tallest public housing.

While exploring Singapore’s Chinatown neighbourhood it’s impossible not to notice the massive Pinnacle @ Duxton looming in the distance. This is the world’s tallest public housing building and its 50th storey observation skybridge is open to the public. With an entry cost of just S$5, you can think of it as a poor man’s Marina … read the full post

Apr 22 2013

Walking tours of Singapore

Published by under Walking tours

The guide does the talking,  you do the walking.

While Singapore is easy enough to explore on your own, you can learn a lot more about the city by exploring with a knowledgeable guide. Here’s a rundown of various walking tours of Singapore covering everything from historical sites to nature reserves to food. The granddaddy of Singapore walking tours is Original Singapore Walks. Their … read the full post

Mar 30 2013

S.E.A. Aquarium, Singapore

Got sharks?

Just when you thought Sentosa had reached the limit for the number of family-friendly attractions you can fit on one island, they go and open the world’s largest aquarium. Opened in December 2012, the S.E.A. Aquarium houses more than 800 species of aquatic creatures including dolphins, sharks and giant manta rays. To help navigate this … read the full post

Mar 04 2013

Live Turtle and Tortoise Museum, Singapore

Who's hungry for lettuce?

Singapore’s Live Turtle and Tortoise Museum holds the Guinness World Record for the world’s largest collection of these long-living shelled creatures. Drop by this quirky attraction to see them sunbathing in the gardens and feed them lettuce. The Live Turtle and Tortoise Museum is located within the Chinese and Japanese Gardens in western Singapore. While … read the full post

Feb 18 2013

Review: Bollywood Veggies, Singapore

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A hippie hideaway in Singapore.

We’re not quite sure how to describe Bollywood Veggies – a sustainable farm, a retreat from the city, an eco-learning experience or a bistro serving amazing organic food – regardless, it’s one of Singapore’s best kept secrets. Located in the Kranji countryside, Bollywood Veggies was started in 2000 by Singaporean activist Ivy Singh-Lim. Her and … read the full post

Feb 14 2013

Monkey walks with the Jane Goodall Institute of Singapore

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A long-tailed macaque showing off its namesake feature.

The Bukit Timah Nature Reserve is the largest rainforest left in Singapore and is a refuge for more than 500 species of animals. To educate the public about one of the park’s most commonly-sighted but peskiest creatures – the long-tailed macaque – the Jane Goodall Institute of Singapore leads a free “Monkey Walk” once a … read the full post

Jan 03 2013

Prawn fishing in Singapore

Prawn fishing is fun and solves the question "what's for dinner?"

If you like to work for your dinner, or are simply looking for a unique activity to try in Singapore, you may be interested in prawn fishing. Also known as “prawning”, this pastime is growing in popularity in Singapore – possibly because it ends with a meal of barbecued seafood. Prawn fishing is a lot … read the full post

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