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

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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 throughout the year before an official application is submitted to UNESCO. The gardens boast over 30,000 plant and...

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The New Icon of Singapore:Gardens by the Bay

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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 iconic green attractions to add to the experience. The recently opened Gardens by the bay is a stunning...

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Fun, food and fashion in Singapore

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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 the “Only in Singapore, Right Now!” campaign launched recently. There’s also the newly-launched Your Singapore...

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UK, NZ, Australia visas now in one place

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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 questions and provide visa status updates. It handles visa categories for the UK, Australia and New Zealand...

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New Singapore garden wooings tourists

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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 includes the best of Singapore’s flora, the cloud forests of the tropical highlands and the colorful...

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UNESCO heritage status sought for Singapore’s Botanic Gardens

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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 Agri-Horticultural Society while the island was under British colonial rule. The gardens became known for pioneering...

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Singapore Ranks as Top for Tourists

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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 gardens, and butterflies in an airport…seriously? While certainly not the cheapest place to visit, at least...

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Gallery: World’s largest freshwater aquarium opens in Singapore

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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 largest freshwater aquarium. With a volume of 2,000 cubic meters and a viewing window measuring 22 meters by...

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Singapore stopover: Make the most of your travel time

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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 one of Asia’s most happening destinations. The city-state’s condensed landscape — the entire...

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River Safari opens to public during soft launch

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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 creatures, including the giant river otter, the electric eel and the manatee, also known as the sea cow. They were...

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