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  • MacRitchie Reservoir Park - goVacation
    possible to access the forests through a good number of trails that lead to it MacRitchie Nature Trail range three and eleven kilometres in their length to the reservoir The visitors if they wish can even choose to paddle across the width of the reservoir There are kayaks available on rent Tree Top Trail The Blue Trail leads up to HSBC Tree Top trail It is located towards the park s northern side and consists of a huge suspension bridge connecting Bukit Kalang and Bukit Peirce which happen to be the 2 highest points within MacRitchie Nature Reserve If you are an exercise enthusiast the trails are the ideal for you to do some jogging in the reserve s fresh environment Jelutong Tower Jelutong Tower is another place located at a distance of 1 5km from Tree Top trail which you can visit if you wish to have a panoramic view of the entire area The MacRitchie Nature Reserve offers different types of facilities to people visiting the place like showering facilities drinking fountains toilets lockers and even a food kiosk You do not have to pay any charges for entering the reserve This is one place within the city where you get to mix with nature and rejuvenate your senses if you are bored and tired of the city life of Singapore Upgrading of Facilities In the recent times works for upgrading the area that have been carried out include the addition of two stories green car park There are amenities center kayaking pontoon and other green features built in the phase 1 of the upgrading work How to Get There The MacRitchie Reservoir opens at seven in the morning and closes at seven in the evening There are a number of buses that offer services to the Reservoir

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  • Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve - goVacation
    Reserve Least maintained spot of the reserve a pool passes through the mangroves There are wooden bridges leading up to several viewing pavilions Viewing Tower The viewing tower is a canopied structure standing by the river between the mangroves It offers exquisite views of the estuary surrounded by the trees The viewing tower is a good place to view the scenic setting view of the sun Estuary View The river running through the reserve falls into the estuary of Johor Strait The reserve offers beautiful views of the estuary that is lined by trees on either side which sometimes encroach upon the path of the river Education Volunteer guide for public and schools are offered by Buloh Wetland Reserve Various educative and mentorship programmes such as Young Naturalists Programme SUN Club etc are conducted by the authority Wetlands is the tri annual magazine published by Wetland Reserve which is also the first nature reserve in Singapore to launch wireless learning trail in collaboration with iCELL Network Infocomm Development Authority and Ministry of Education in 2007 Development The introduction of Sungei Buloh Master Plan occured during 15th anniversary of Buloh Wetland in 2008 The team that drafted the Plan was constituted of representatives from Public Utilities Board National Institute of Education Ministry of Education National University Singapore Environment Council Nature Society Singapore and National Parks Board and local volunteers The draft steers effort for sustainable preservation of the rich biodiversity of Buloh Reserve towards formation of a distinct centre for wetland education As a result Lim Chu Kang and Kranji Reservoir Park can be included within Sungei Buloh Wetland to preserve the core and facilitate recreational activities at the fringes There will be 4 zones in the park that will be stratified according to the level of proposed activity Premier Singapore

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  • Singapore Outdoor List - Page 3 of 4
    unique experience by Read More Outdoor Hilltop Walk The Southern Ridges The Hilltop Walk encompasses a small area of the Southern Ridges The trees in the area are left to grow on their own such that they give off a natural and unpreserved look while the stairs Read More Outdoor Forest Walk The Southern Ridges The Forest Walk goes through some 1 kilometer The walk or trail passes through Telok Blangah Hill s secondary forest connecting to Alexandra Arch The Forest Walk offers two trails consisting of the Earth Trail and the Read More Outdoor Haw Par Villa This theme park is situated along the Pasir Panjang Road There are more than 150 giant dioramas and 1000 statues here that depict scenes from the Chinese mythology legends history folklore and illustrations of Confucianism Built Read More Outdoor Sengkang Swimming Complex Sengkang Swimming Complex offers lessons in swimming for both adults and children It is situated at one of the ends of Anchorvale Road in Anchorvale Due to its location in Anchorvale Sengkang is often referred to Read More Nightlife Dempsey Hill Dempsey Hill can be considered as one of the top lifestyle destinations of Singapore There is plenty of dining and wining establishments in the area located amidst quiet surroundings where you can relax and chill out Read More Outdoor Boat Quay This river embankment is on Singapore River and is the oldest of the spots in Singapore besides having a historical significance The Boat quay stretches along the shores of the northern and the southern sides of Read More Outdoor Robertson Quay The residential estate of Robertson Quay has turned out to be the real entertainment hub for many with its restaurants bars performing arts houses cafes and art galleries Unlike it s past the place has undergone huge

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  • Singapore Outdoor List - Page 4 of 4
    woman Hajjah Fatima Read More Outdoor Joo Chiat Katong The Joo Chiat area of Singapore is regarded as the primary hub to experience the rich Peranakan culture The area has been named after Chew Joo Chiat who was once a wealthy Chinese landowner of the Read More Outdoor Singapore River This canal holds great historical importance in this country and can easily be termed to be Singapore s most famous river Singapore River flows from Central Area before emptying itself into the ocean Since Central Area is Read More Outdoor West Coast Park The West Coast Park is divided into three different areas where each area is unique in its own and has something different to offer Area one consists of the eastern part where there is more natural Read More Outdoor Pasir Ris Park The total area covered by the Pasir Ris Park is around seventy one hectares which also includes a 6 hectare mangrove swamp The park is undoubtedly one of the biggest of the country with an overall Read More Outdoor Little Guilin Little Guillin Park is named so because of its scenic similarity with Guilin in China It occupies 42 hectares of narrow land strip and is nicely landscaped The park remains open throughout the day and lit Read More Outdoor Jurong Central Park The eight hectare regional park is located close to Singapore s MRT station named Boon Lay The park consists of life sized Snakes Ladders playground as well as Ludo Garden so that visitors can enjoy the games Read More 1 2 3 4 Back to Top Marina Bay Chinatown Lowest Rate Guarantee Singapore Hotels by Agoda Attraction Options Cultural Landmark Museum Outdoor Recommended Attractions Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum National Museum of Singapore Chinatown Heritage Centre Gardens By The Bay Chinatown

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  • National Orchid Garden - goVacation
    house Some of the rare orchids featured by the National Orchid Garden include Elephant s Ear Orchid Rat s Tail and Slipper Cool House The Cool House is another special attraction within the National Orchid Garden which you should not miss at any chance The house simulates montane tropical forest and consists of varieties of orchid species cool growing plants and carnivorous plants The famous Pitcher Plant with its nectar scent and beautiful colours is also available here Orchidarium The Orchidarium is where most of the wild orchids are seen Despite generally being less snowy and free flowering than the cultivated orchids wild ones often have delicate and intricate blooms Tranquil Environment If you are visiting Singapore for the first time then you should not miss the opportunity to visit this spectacular outdoor retreat which houses orchids from nearly every corner of the globe There is hardly any other orchid gardens around the world where you can witness such great variety of orchid species at one place It is a nice quiet world to witness away from the hustle and bustle of busy Singaporean city life Opening Hours and Accessibility The National Orchid Garden remains open from 8 30 a m to 7 p m with last ticket sales taking place at around 6 p m The admission fees for adults is S 5 for students S 1 for senior citizens S 1 and free for children below twelve years of age Car parking facilities are available for your convenience and the garden consists of directional signs and map boards for easy navigation within the area Premier Singapore Location 6 60 km Universal Studios 6 39 km Marina Bay 4 56 km Chinatown 4 04 km Orchard Road Recommended Activity 0 87 km Botanic Gardens 6 61 km Gardens By

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  • Singapore Best Value! List
    Read More Best Value Singapore Botanic Gardens Singapore Botanic Gardens is spread over 183 acres of land and is the only of its kind in the World to remain open from 5 in the morning to midnight throughout the year The entry into Read More Recommended Chinatown The ethnic neighbourhood of Chinatown distinctly features the cultural elements of China along with an ethnic Chinese population This place is situated within the Outram district A major part of Chinatown has been declared as national Read More Recommended National Museum of Singapore The National Museum of Singapore is the oldest of its kind in the country It was established in 1887 and consists of a very interesting collection of exhibits and artefacts weaving the story of the colourful Read More Recommended MacRitchie Nature Trail You are definitely going to be amazed by the high city skyline of Singapore if you are visiting the place for the first time But if you love nature and want a nice retreat away from Read More Back to Top goVacation sg is a comprehensive Singapore travel guide This small little country is more than just an advanced city it is a garden city in which you

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  • Singapore Botanic Gardens - goVacation
    Evolution Garden represents a time journey You first go back to a period before life had evolved Then travel forward through time seeing the important ages of plant life on Earth displayed Here are some of the highlighted evolutions The Invasion of the Land About 450 million years ago land plants first appeared algae and liverworts growing near rivers These were joined by small stick like plants without roots or leaves The Great Coal Swamps There were huge swamps dominated by giant lycopod clubmoss trees The relatively cool climate favoured development of thick peat deposits which have fossilised as coal Healing Garden The Healing Garden showcases 400 varieties of plants used medicinally It is laid out themeatically relating to component parts of the body such as head respiratory and reproductive systems Ginger Garden Ginger Garden has a small area of 1 hectare sustaining members of Zingiberaceae genus The garden has a waterfall too It lies next to the Orchid Garden and houses Halia Restaurant within its periphery The Beauty of Gingers The ginger order contains some of the most beautiful plants in the world They can have stunning leaves of diverse colours and exciting patterns Ginger flowers come in many different shades including vibrant reds and yellows Rainforest The 6 hectare tropical rainforest is natural and older than the botanic garden It is considered part of Bukit Timah Nature Reserve Singapore and Rio de Janeiro are the only cities to have tropical rainforest within their limits The followings are some of the big trees found in the rainforest Ficus Kerkhovenii Fig Trees like this are the important species in the rain forest They produce massive crops of fruits that feed many forest animals Entada Spiralis Lianas are massive climbing vines 90 of all lianas are confined to the tropics mostly within rain forests Trees outside Rainforest Compound Old trees that are over a hundred years old are preserved well and you can spot them inside the botanic garden Banyan Tree This banyan tree certainly catches the eyes of anyone passing by Trees at Night Some trees are nicely lit up at night adding the mysterious atmosphere to the garden National Orchid Garden The main attraction in Singapore Botanic Garden is the National Orchid Garden for which visitors have to pay a fee It has an expanse of 3 hectares and is located in the mid western part of the garden There are more than 1000 species and 2000 hybrids of orchids in the Orchid Garden Other attractions that interspersed in the Orchid Garden are Coolhouse Lady Yuen Peng McNeice Bromeliad House Tan Hoon Siang Misthouse Orchidarium Burkill Hall and VIP Orchid Garden Botany Centre The new block of classroom and offices in Tanglin Core Area is called Botany Centre It includes Singapore Herbarium Micropagation and Orchid Breeding Horticulture Botany library etc The visitors services desk and food station Inside Green are housed in Green Pavilion Jacob Ballas Children s Garden Slides tree houses Water Play a small playground and a

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  • Cookery Magic - goVacation
    her passion for cooking very seriously You can also check out her website at the Singapore Tourism Board and know more about her cooking classes Apart from the classes you will also get to know more about the medicinal purposes and history of ingredients that she uses while cooking She has vast experience when it comes to cooking and if you are in any sort of doubts she will clarify them with a friendly tone and easy going attitude A lot can be learnt about Nonya food which is preferred by the Peranakan people The relaxed home setting atmosphere will make you extremely comfortable and allow you to learn the details of every dish prepared along with its cultural significance Apart from getting to learn new recipes and dishes you get the opportunity to have a peek into the local culture which is thoroughly attached with the local cuisines and dishes of Singapore It does not matter at all whether you have prior experience in cooking or not as Ruqxana takes out the time to teach you about the preparation of every dish in such a way that it becomes easy for you to prepare it without referring to anything Even though many might consider attending cooking classes while spending holidays not such a great idea once you are done with Ruqxana s cooking classes you will feel that the time was utilized in the best possible manner Premier Singapore Location 13 15 km Universal Studios 8 19 km Marina Bay 9 58 km Chinatown 8 62 km Orchard Road Recommended Activity 11 87 km Botanic Gardens 7 71 km Gardens By The Bay 17 48 km River Safari Distance from Cookery Magic Map X CLOSE View Larger Map Restaurant Lodging Attraction Activity Recommended Compare hotel prices and find amazing

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