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  • Wayang – Chinese Opera - YourSingapore.com
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    Original URL path: http://www.yoursingapore.sg/content/traveller/en/browse/see-and-do/arts-and-entertainment/drama/wayang-chinese-opera.html (2012-12-22)
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  • Thian Hock Kheng Temple - YourSingapore.com
    Themed Attractions Get wet Recreational Spaces Out in the sun Family Fun Things to do in Singapore Attractions Fun filled Adventure Perks for the whole family Something different Science Discovery Theme Parks Whiz Kids Young Explorers Hip Hangouts Ann Siang Hill Club Street Haji Lane Dempsey Hill Beauty Wellness Pamper yourself The Alternative Way Soothe Recover Relax Rejuvenate Hands on Activities Cooking Lesson Craft classes and activities Wine Appreciation Leisure Cruises Cruises from Singapore Marina Bay Cruise Centre Singapore Singapore Cruise Centre Your New Singapore Arts Culinary Stars Design Architecture Dining Nightlife Shopping Singapore Attractions Things to do Places to see in Singapore Tweet Thian Hock Kheng Temple Overview TripAdvisor Review The Seafarers Temple In a place like Singapore where Chinese immigrants first came in boats there is bound to be a temple dedicated to Mazu the Goddess of the Sea The Thian Hock Keng Temple was erected in 1821 by seamen grateful for safe passage and stands where Singapore s waterfront used to be before the land was reclaimed Take in the remarkable architecture of the temple that s been built in traditional southern Chinese architectural style with stone tiles and wood dragons and phoenixes detailed carvings intricate sculptures and imposing columns all amazingly assembled without nails You may also want to check out a plaque presented by Qing Dynasty Emperor Guang Xu in 1907 evidence of the temple s stature in both Singapore s and China s history and lineage Essential Information Opening hours Daily Website http www thianhockkeng com sg home html Admission fee Free admission Features Free admission Family friendly Good for Culture History Local Flavour Recommended for Ornate carvings Highlights Where to Stay Accommodation Find and compare rates here From 5 star hotels to budget lodges Book now Where Address 158 Telok Ayer St Singapore

    Original URL path: http://www.yoursingapore.sg/content/traveller/en/browse/see-and-do/culture-and-heritage/places-of-worship/thian-hock-kheng-temple.html (2012-12-22)
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  • Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay - YourSingapore.com
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    Original URL path: http://www.yoursingapore.sg/content/traveller/en/browse/see-and-do/arts-and-entertainment/architecture/esplanade-theatres-on-the-bay.html (2012-12-22)
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  • The Arts House - YourSingapore.com
    yourself The Alternative Way Soothe Recover Relax Rejuvenate Hands on Activities Cooking Lesson Craft classes and activities Wine Appreciation Leisure Cruises Cruises from Singapore Marina Bay Cruise Centre Singapore Singapore Cruise Centre Your New Singapore Arts Culinary Stars Design Architecture Dining Nightlife Shopping Singapore Attractions Things to do Places to see in Singapore Tweet The Arts House Overview TripAdvisor Review A Slice of History The Arts House was first designed and built in 1827 as a Neo Palladian private residence for Scottish merchant John Maxwell It was later used as a Court of Law and was called the Court House before it was turned into the Parliament House in 1999 A Slice of History The Arts House is not only Singapore s oldest surviving government building but also the only gazetted government building designated as a multi disciplinary arts centre Opened in 2004 each space in the Arts House contains a hybrid of activities that encourages artistic appreciation in the form of visual performance arts and even theatre A Slice of History Here you can access the arts easily through a broad range of programmes by local and international artists through comedies to more avant garde music pieces This is one of the most beloved spaces among the local arts community and is a must visit if only for its historical value Essential Information Opening hours Box Office Opening Hours Mon to Fri 10am 8pm Sat 11am 8pm WEBSITE http www theartshouse com sg General Admission Charges Free admission except for ticketed events Features Free admission Tours Trails AM PM Good for Culture Art Entertainment Recommended for Interactive music drama recitals Where Address 1 Old Parliament Lane Singapore 179429 65 6332 6900 Enlarge map How to get there Highlights Also Check Out Victoria Theatre Since its inception Victoria Theatre has

    Original URL path: http://www.yoursingapore.sg/content/traveller/en/browse/see-and-do/arts-and-entertainment/art/the-arts-house.html (2012-12-22)
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  • Crazy Elephant - YourSingapore.com
    to do in Singapore Attractions Fun filled Adventure Perks for the whole family Something different Science Discovery Theme Parks Whiz Kids Young Explorers Hip Hangouts Ann Siang Hill Club Street Haji Lane Dempsey Hill Beauty Wellness Pamper yourself The Alternative Way Soothe Recover Relax Rejuvenate Hands on Activities Cooking Lesson Craft classes and activities Wine Appreciation Leisure Cruises Cruises from Singapore Marina Bay Cruise Centre Singapore Singapore Cruise Centre Your New Singapore Arts Culinary Stars Design Architecture Dining Nightlife Shopping Singapore Attractions Things to do Places to see in Singapore Tweet Crazy Elephant Overview TripAdvisor Review Live tunes at Clarke Quay This Clarke Quay stalwart is highly regarded for its penchant for live rock n roll and blues music Its wooden décor and graffiti give it a rock authenticity that s unique in Singapore particularly in an area filled with many shiny new establishments Many a famous rock blues and pop legend has played at Crazy Elephant with live performances kicking off at 10pm every night Among those who have graced the bar s stage are Deep Purple R E M Robbie Williams and Ronan Keating One of the oldest venues in the Clarke Quay district Crazy Elephant also welcomes any and all to come up and have a jam session on Sunday nights The music here is always live loud and rocking so make your way down to Crazy Elephant for a smashing good evening Essential Information Opening hours Sun to Thu 5pm 2am Fri Sat 5pm 3am Website http www crazyelephant com Budget 40 100 Ambience Big Groups Music Genre Rock Blues Pop Features Live Music Serve Food Recommended for Live music Highlights Where to Stay Accommodation Find and compare rates here From 5 star hotels to budget lodges Book now Where Address Clarke Quay 3E River Valley

    Original URL path: http://www.yoursingapore.sg/content/traveller/en/browse/see-and-do/nightlife/bars-and-lounges/crazy-elephant.html (2012-12-22)
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  • Sri Thandayuthapani Temple - YourSingapore.com
    Recreational Spaces Out in the sun Family Fun Things to do in Singapore Attractions Fun filled Adventure Perks for the whole family Something different Science Discovery Theme Parks Whiz Kids Young Explorers Hip Hangouts Ann Siang Hill Club Street Haji Lane Dempsey Hill Beauty Wellness Pamper yourself The Alternative Way Soothe Recover Relax Rejuvenate Hands on Activities Cooking Lesson Craft classes and activities Wine Appreciation Leisure Cruises Cruises from Singapore Marina Bay Cruise Centre Singapore Singapore Cruise Centre Your New Singapore Arts Culinary Stars Design Architecture Dining Nightlife Shopping Singapore Attractions Things to do Places to see in Singapore Tweet Sri Thandayuthapani Temple Overview TripAdvisor Review Catching the Sun The Sri Thandayuthapani Temple also known as the Chettiar Hindu Temple is one of Singapore Hindu community s most important monuments Built in 1859 and rebuilt in 1983 the distinctive feature of this Southern Indian temple is its roof with 48 engraved glass panels angled to catch the rising and setting sun Dedicated to the six faced Lord Subramaniam Lord Muruga this is the place to be if you want to experience the annual Thaipusam procession On the day of the festival devotees shave their heads undertake a pilgrimage along a set route while engaging in various acts of devotion carrying various types of kavadi burdens This may entail carrying a pot of milk but mortification of the flesh by piercing the skin tongue or cheeks with skewers is also common a sign of their faith to the religion Essential Information Opening hours Daily Website http www sttemple com Admission fee Free admission Features Free admission Family friendly Good for Culture History Local Flavour Recommended for Architecture Roof Highlights Where to Stay Accommodation Find and compare rates here From 5 star hotels to budget lodges Book now Where Address 15 Tank

    Original URL path: http://www.yoursingapore.sg/content/traveller/en/browse/see-and-do/culture-and-heritage/places-of-worship/sri-thandayuthapani-temple.html (2012-12-22)
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  • Lian Shan Shuang Lin Temple - YourSingapore.com
    Singapore Adrenaline rush Golf Themed Attractions Get wet Recreational Spaces Out in the sun Family Fun Things to do in Singapore Attractions Fun filled Adventure Perks for the whole family Something different Science Discovery Theme Parks Whiz Kids Young Explorers Hip Hangouts Ann Siang Hill Club Street Haji Lane Dempsey Hill Beauty Wellness Pamper yourself The Alternative Way Soothe Recover Relax Rejuvenate Hands on Activities Cooking Lesson Craft classes and activities Wine Appreciation Leisure Cruises Cruises from Singapore Marina Bay Cruise Centre Singapore Singapore Cruise Centre Your New Singapore Arts Culinary Stars Design Architecture Dining Nightlife Shopping Singapore Attractions Things to do Places to see in Singapore Tweet Lian Shan Shuang Lin Temple Overview TripAdvisor Review Hall of Celestial Kings If you re looking to visit a grand temple in Singapore stop by the famous Lian Shan Shuang Lin Temple in Toa Payoh The 40 000 square metre site was originally owned by Low Kim Pong a wealthy Chinese Hokkien merchant and devout Buddhist who donated the land after a dream led him to a chance meeting with a family that had taken Buddhist vows A national monument this Buddhist temple was completed in 1908 and commemorates Buddha s birth and death The temple has an elaborately decorated gateway reached by a bridge which opens into a courtyard Take a walk in the courtyard to admire the numerous beautifully carved Buddhas on display Essential Information Opening hours Daily Website http www shuanglin sg Admission fee Free admission Features Free admission Family friendly Good for Culture History Local Flavour Recommended for Architecture Hall of Celestial Kings Tian Wang Dian Highlights Where to Stay Accommodation Find and compare rates here From 5 star hotels to budget lodges Book now Where Address 184E Jalan Toa Payoh Singapore 319941 65 6259 6924 Enlarge map

    Original URL path: http://www.yoursingapore.sg/content/traveller/en/browse/see-and-do/culture-and-heritage/places-of-worship/lian-shan-shuang-lin-temple.html (2012-12-22)
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  • Buddha Tooth Relic Temple & Museum - YourSingapore.com
    Parks Whiz Kids Young Explorers Hip Hangouts Ann Siang Hill Club Street Haji Lane Dempsey Hill Beauty Wellness Pamper yourself The Alternative Way Soothe Recover Relax Rejuvenate Hands on Activities Cooking Lesson Craft classes and activities Wine Appreciation Leisure Cruises Cruises from Singapore Marina Bay Cruise Centre Singapore Singapore Cruise Centre Your New Singapore Arts Culinary Stars Design Architecture Dining Nightlife Shopping Singapore Attractions Things to do Places to see in Singapore Tweet Buddha Tooth Relic Temple Museum Overview TripAdvisor Review Buddha Tooth Relic Temple Museum The Buddha Tooth Relic Temple Museum is a living cultural monument in the heart of Chinatown featuring exhibitions relating to various facets of religious arts and culture of Singapore It also houses what Buddhist leaders regard as the Sacred Buddha Tooth Relic in a stupa composed of 320kg of gold donated by devotees The building was conceptualised and designed by local venerable Shi Fa Zhao aided by a team of local and overseas consultants Its grand design is based on the elements and history of Tang Dynasty and the Buddhist Mandala the latter which is a representation of the Buddhist universe So expect to find lots of references to both aspects such as bone and tongue relic elements The temple prides itself on the research made to ensure accuracy and authenticity on the design and monuments found here Other highlights found in this building include the Buddhist Culture Museum Eminent Sangha Museum Tripitaka Chamber and a Theatre for cultural performances talks and films Essential information Opening hours Viewing of Buddha Tooth Relic Daily 9am 6pm Buddhist Culture Museum and Relic Chamber Daily 9am 6pm Emiment Sangha Museum Daily 7am 7pm Website http www btrts org sg Admission fee Free admission Features Free admission Family friendly Tours Trails AM PM Good for Culture History Local

    Original URL path: http://www.yoursingapore.sg/content/traveller/en/browse/see-and-do/culture-and-heritage/a-touch-of-history/museums/buddha-tooth-relic-temple-and-museum1.html (2012-12-22)
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