Archive for the 'Outdoors' Category

Aug 12 2013

Tampines Eco Green, Singapore

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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

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

Dec 31 2012

Singapore’s best public parks

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Nothing beats East Coast Park at sunset.

Singapore isn’t called “the garden city” for nothing – you’ll find a shady green refuge in nearly every neighbourhood. Here’s a rundown of our favourite public parks offering everything from open-air concerts to cycling along the coast. With its man-made beach and family-friendly activities, East Coast Park is a destination in itself. The park stretches … read the full post

Jun 08 2012

The Spice Garden at Fort Canning Park

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Singapore is known as the Garden City, so take some time to relax and smell the pepper flowers at the Spice Garden at Fort Canning Park. This lush hill near the city centre wasn’t a random choice for a spice garden — Singapore’s colonial leaders established one here nearly 200 years ago. When Singapore became … read the full post

May 17 2012

Singapore’s Labrador Nature Reserve

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Singapore has many public parks, but if you want to picnic by the seaside, walk through dense jungle and learn about World War II history there’s only one that fits the bill: the Labrador Nature Reserve. Located along the south coast of Singapore quite close to Sentosa Island, Labrador Park was officially upgraded to a … read the full post

Jan 04 2012

Singapore’s Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

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Sungei Buloh is a 160-hectare mangrove swamp along Singapore’s northern coast. The area was doomed for redevelopment with condos boasting Johor Bahru views, but local birdwatchers objected, pointing out the swamp is visited by hundreds of migratory species, some quite rare. Today, Sungei Buloh Nature Reserve survives as one of Singapore’s last wild places and has … read the full post

Sep 12 2011

Singapore Botanic Gardens

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Singapore is constantly changing. Massive new attractions like Marina Bay Sands and Universal Studios open every year and, due to land reclamation work, the island is actually getting bigger. It’s unlikely that Singapore’s founders would recognise what their tropical trading post has developed into, except maybe if you took them to the Botanic Gardens. The … read the full post

Jul 20 2011

Thrill-seeking on Sentosa island

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With an onslaught of new adventure sport attractions, Sentosa island is no longer just for kids. Here’s a round-up of island activities that will get your adrenaline pumping when you’re done elbowing competitors out of the way sales shopping on Orchard Road. The latest addition and unmissable when you get off the monorail at Beach … read the full post

Jul 06 2011

Wildlife spotting on Pulau Ubin

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Modern Singapore may be more of a concrete jungle than a real one, but a few spots remain where you spot a selection of the tropical wildlife that used to be abundant here – and I’m not talking about the zoo. One such place is Pulau Ubin, a small island off the east coast, where … read the full post