Archive for the tag 'parks'

May 17 2012

Singapore’s Labrador Nature Reserve

Published by under Outdoors

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

Published by under Outdoors

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 15 2011

Favourite Singapore freebies

Published by under Money & costs

It’s no secret that it can be expensive to be a tourist in Singapore.  I recently did a run-down of the city’s cheapest accommodation, but even if you’re on a shoestring budget there’s no need to stay in your hostel killing time on the guest computers and sipping the complimentary coffee. Beyond the price of … read the full post