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Soak In The Sun At Changi Beach

June 12th, 2009 by

Tourists who feel like they already had enough shopping in Singapore can simply dump their truckload of shopping bags at their hotel like the Inn At Temple Street Hotel Singapore, shed off their clothes, pack some tanning lotion, and hit the beach.  Yes, go to the beach!

Changi Beach

Which beach?  How about Changi Beach?  Aside from taking a dip, visitors of Changi Beach enjoy lounging around by the Changi Coast Road to enjoy the scenery under the cool shades of trees.  Think blue green waters that glisten under the sun and gorgeous palm trees that sway with the wind!  One can rent a bicycle from the bicycle shop to tour the area while waiting for an amazing sunset.  Some are simply content to enjoy the cool breeze while sipping refreshing coconut juice or sugar cane juice and watch planes take off and soar in the horizon.  There are people who pitch tents near the small area for kids.  These play areas have a few swings.  Some people think that these play areas are the reason why not so many children frequent the beach area. Other attractions of Changi Beach include campsites, fitness stations accompanied by fitness equipment, and restrooms wherein some are complete with shower facilities.

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The Singapore SingTel Formula 1 Grand Prix

May 18th, 2009 by

Formula 1Asian racing car lovers rejoice! Singapore will continue to host the SingTel Formula 1 Grand Prix, which will take place in the streets of Marina Bay once more. It will occur in the Marina Bay Street Circuit, a 5.1-kilometer long harbor side track, more than 70% of which is made up of existing road network. The race itself will happen between the 25th and 27th of September 2009. The race is so popular that early bird tickets, where up to 50% of the available grandstand seats and passes are sold at an average of 15% discount of regular prices, have sold out mere days after it was made available early this year. A total of 72,000 tickets will be released.

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Appreciate Nature At The Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

May 15th, 2009 by

Singapore visitors are always treated to a long list of surprises whenever they visit this amazing city.  For one, the list of things to do in Singapore seems endless.  There is always something new to enjoy, explore and discover.  No need to spend your entire time lounging in your superb hotel like the Conrad Centennial Singapore.

Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

Try to get in touch more with nature by visiting the Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve.  Reaching the reserve is quite easy. All you have to do is board the TIBS 925 coming from the Woodlands Bus Interchange/Kranji MRT Station. This particular bus will bring you directly to the entrance of the park during Sundays and  Public Holidays. On different days, the bus will bring guests to the Kranji Reservoir parking area.  Guests who alight at the Kranji Reservoir would have to walk for around fifteen to twenty minutes to reach the entrance of the Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve.

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Best Places To Buy Electronics In Singapore

March 27th, 2009 by

Sim Lim SquareOne of the things that tourists like to do in Singapore is shop – shop for electronics, that is!  There are quite a number of places that sell electronic items and these shops are very accessible wherever you are coming from in Singapore.

Here is a list of the best places in Singapore where you can shop for electronics:


Anyone could easily tell at the top of their head that Sim Lim Square is definitely a favorite when it comes to hunting for computers and electronics in Singapore.

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Singapore River, Waterway Of Wonder

January 15th, 2009 by

Merlion ParkSingapore River was important to the former British colony from the very beginning, when it served as a trade route to the inner parts of the island. By the late 20th century, it became polluted, and efforts were made to clean up the waters. Today, the river has given up its value in trade to become a vital tourism spot, serving as a scenic backdrop to heritage sites, fine dining, and party places near the city center.

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Tropical Christmas In Singapore

December 5th, 2008 by

Singapore MerlionThe air is becoming colder and nights are getting longer. Truly, Christmas is just around the corner. During this festive time, one of the busiest places on earth would have to be airports! People are always excited to either go home for the holidays or the opposite, which is to get away from “home” and spend one’s vacation in another country to relax and have a great time.

Maybe some would prefer to Have a Merry Ho Ho Ho in Hong Kong and celebrate with Mickey and the rest of the gang at Hong Kong Disneyland. But if you feel that you’ve already spent too much time in Hong Kong and prefer another country then you might want to check out what Singapore has in store for all its visitors for the yuletide season.

Christmas is always fun in the Lion City. For this year, visitors will be treated to a multitude of great shopping bargains, first class performances, festive events and the traditional New Year countdowns when Singapore celebrates Christmas in the Tropics 2008 which will run from November 15, 2008 up to January 2, 2009.

Read on to get updated on what to expect from Singapore this holiday season:

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Be One With Nature At The Singapore Botanic Gardens

November 20th, 2008 by

Singapore is a bustling city where everything seems to be in fast forward mode. You will see people walking so fast so early in the morning to catch the train or bus to work.

Singapore Botanic Garden

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How Asian Cities Celebrate The Christmas Season

November 15th, 2008 by

A Christmas TreeFor a Christian holiday, Christmas gets surprising attention in a continent dominated by Muslims, Hindus, and Buddhists. For some countries, it is an after-effect of centuries of Western colonialism and Christian missionary work. For others, the commercial aspects of gift-giving and festivities encourage department stores and markets to dress up for the holidays. Still others see it as a romantic season, a time for couples and lovers to share intimate moments together.

Whatever the reason, Christmas is still celebrated the world over, and nowhere is this fact more proven than in the following major Asian cities.

Tokyo, Japan - less than 1% of Japan’s population are Christians, and December 25 is not a national holiday here. Christmas is seen more as a commercial season, a time for romance between couples and for corporations to deck their offices in lights. December is also a time for oseibo (end-of-the-year gift exchanges between companies) and boukenkai (“forget the year”) parties, and Christmas-themed parties tend to get mixed in with the celebrations.

Seoul, South Korea – South Korea recognizes Christmas as a public holiday, with 30% of the population being Christians. Even non-Christian Koreans engage in gift-giving, card-sending, and plastic tree-decorating at this time of year, and engaging lights beautify the City Hall area for people to enjoy. What’s surprising is the locals treat the season to be a romantic affair, much like Valentine’s Day.

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Eight Fantastic Fountains Of Asia

November 3rd, 2008 by

Taj Mahal Water DevicesWhether its a zen trickle that soothes the soul or a spectacular gush that arcs in the air, fountains are a wonderful mix of nature and engineering that enchants everyone who witness its splendor. Some fountains rely on the latest technology to create more intricate dynamic sculptures while others are ancient contraptions that still operate to this very day. All of them rely on the notion that life’s basic necessity can be coaxed into becoming one of life’s source for enduring entertainment.

Taj Mahal Water Devices, Agra - the fountains surrounding this tomb for a beloved Indian princess is as astounding feat of irrigation engineering that continues to work after centuries of operation. To maintain and even pressure for all fountains, each were built with a copper pot between the feed pipe and the outlet. This ensures even pressure at all times. It takes 40 minutes to fly from New Delhi to Agra, after which rickshaws may take you to the Taj Mahal.

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Nine Haunted Places In Asia

October 23rd, 2008 by

GhostThrill-seeking travelers would find no shortage of haunted places to visit around Asia. After all, a whole sub-genre of movies called Asian Horror wouldn’t be so popular if cultures across the continent didn’t have their own ghostly legends.

Here are nine places in Asia that are said to be haunted.

Old Changi Hospital – once a military hospital in Singapore before being closed down some years ago, this hospital is the most haunted spot in Asia’s most ghost-ridden city. The morgue is a particular hot spot for ghost sightings of the headless and feetless kind. Recently, plans have been drawn out to convert the area into a spa resort. Will it still maintain its most haunted status by then?

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