The Singapore gardens currently sit on UNESCO’s ‘Tentative List’
Apr21

The Singapore gardens currently sit on UNESCO’s ‘Tentative List’

  “Such sites will be further researched on before they are considered for official listing as a UNESCO World Heritage Site,” said Taylor. The 962 sites currently on the World Heritage List are places of cultural or natural heritage “considered to be of outstanding value to humanity”, according to UNESCO. The Straits Times newspaper said Singapore authorities are planning a series of public events...

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The New Icon of Singapore:Gardens by the Bay
Apr14

The New Icon of Singapore:Gardens by the Bay

  Garden Of Dreams – Singapore’s new icon Garden by the Bay promises a multi-sensory experience for visitors- from lush greenery and floral displays to choice F & B options. Singapore is akin to a city within a garden, where rich greenery co-exists perfectly with a myriad of world class attractions. Its burgeoning Marina bay precinct, home to the Esplanade-Theaters on the Bay, Marina Bays Sands and the Singapore Flyer, has a new...

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Fun, food and fashion in Singapore
Apr10

Fun, food and fashion in Singapore

  Love dining out? Want to be thrilled? If you’re a fashionista or shopaholic, you’re going to like Singapore. WHAT do most Malaysians have in common – a love for food? While we have some of the best hawker and street food in the world, there seems to be not as much choice at the higher end of the dining scene. Perhaps Singapore can fill that gap, no? On your next holiday, you can easily look out for dining deals and events with...

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UK, NZ, Australia visas now in one place
Apr10

UK, NZ, Australia visas now in one place

    SINGAPORE — Good news, travelers. If you’re heading to the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand, you can now apply for all your visa needs at VFS Global. The new center, conveniently located at Raffles Place, is the first facility of its kind to offering a cohesive visa application service in Singapore. Aside from accepting visa applications and handling queries, VFS Global also has a dedicated call center to answer...

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New Singapore garden wooings tourists
Apr09

New Singapore garden wooings tourists

  A new garden which boasts of exquisite flora, cloud forests and waterfalls, along with a fine dining and shopping experience – with the grand Marina Bay in the background – is all set to woo tourists, a Singapore Tourism Board official said here Friday. “Gardens by the Bay”, which integrates greenery into the urban landscape, is spread over 100 hectares and offers a “botanical holiday” that...

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UNESCO heritage status sought for Singapore’s Botanic Gardens
Apr05

UNESCO heritage status sought for Singapore’s Botanic Gardens

  Singapore, one of the world’s most densely populated countries, is campaigning to get its 154-year-old Botanic Gardens declared a UNESCO world heritage site. If selected by the UN cultural body, the lush 74-hectare (182-acre) park on the edge of downtown Singapore will join the Royal Botanic Gardens in London and the Orto Botanico in Italy on the prestigious list. The Singapore gardens were founded in 1859 by the...

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Singapore Ranks as Top for Tourists
Apr04

Singapore Ranks as Top for Tourists

  Singapore ranks as the top tourism destination in Southeast Asia, per the new 2013 Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report from the World Economic Forum. The report, which scored countries based on several categories, praised Singapore’s excellent transportation infrastructure, and rightly so. I’m sure that the impressive Singapore Changi Airport had something to do with that. I mean, swimming pools, botanical...

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Gallery: World’s largest freshwater aquarium opens in Singapore
Apr04

Gallery: World’s largest freshwater aquarium opens in Singapore

  Singapore’s long-awaited River Safari is now open to the public. Asia’s first river-themed wildlife park, the 12-hectare space features animals from eight major river systems of the world, including the Mekong River, Amazon River, the Congo, the Ganges and the Mississippi. Already home to the world’s largest oceanarium, Singapore gets to add another watery accolade to its list thanks to River Safari –- the world’s...

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Singapore stopover: Make the most of your travel time
Apr04

Singapore stopover: Make the most of your travel time

  Airport stopovers are seldom the highlight of any business traveler’s journey. Hours whittled away in generic fast food outlets or tacky themed bars, which in many cases represent the extent of terminal building entertainment, ensure onward journeys can’t come quickly enough. For those passing through Changi Airport in Singapore, however, a brief window between connecting flights is a great opportunity to explore...

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River Safari opens to public during soft launch
Apr03

River Safari opens to public during soft launch

  SINGAPORE: The River Safari opened to the public for the first time today April 3, 2013. Not all its attractions are open yet, but visitors were undeterred, making themselves among the first to visit Singapore’s newest wildlife park. The soft opening saw school children, tourists, and families among the first to enter the park. The 12-hectare park is home to one of the world’s largest collections of freshwater...

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