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Chinatown Heritage Centre
Located in three newly restored shophouses along Pagoda Street, the
Chinatown Heritage Centre houses a wealth of memories and untold stories
from the past. Each level of the Centre takes you to a different time in
the history of Chinatown and allows you to trace the lives of our early
settlers. Learn about the rich cultural history of old Chinatown and end
your journey with a first-hand experience of living in the dark and
cramped quarters of a typical Chinatown shophouse.
Admission fee: S$8 (adult) S$4.80 (child)
Opening hours: 10am - 7pm daily (including public holidays)
Tel: (65) 6325 2878 Fax: (65) 6325 2879
Market opens for business
market returns to Chinatown in 2nd quarter 2003
Street opens in Chinatown
Haw Par Villa (Tiger Balm Gardens) Must See
your eyes on the Ten Courts of Hell as well as over 1000 figurines and
tableaux depicting Chinese myths and legends.
Admission is now free again, as in the good old days (60s, 70s).
Admission to 10 Courts of Hell: Adults S$1.00, Child S$0.50
Opening hours: 9am - 6pm daily
Pasir Panjang Road Singapore 118628
Museum opens at Haw Par Villa
Par Villa to stay open and revert to its old name Tiger Balm Gardens.
Legend of Tiger Balm
Fountain of Wealth at Suntec City (The
World's Largest Fountain)
Suntec City Temasek Boulevard
Opening hours: 9am - 11am, 2.30pm - 6pm, 7pm - 7.45pm daily*
can walk into the fountain and touch the water during its opening hours to
get more blessings and luck. It is believed that walking around the
fountain clockwise three times while touching the water will bring luck
and blessings of fortune. Ardent believers walk clockwise around the
fountain for two hours, between the hours of 4am and 6am, to absorb its
energising properties. This is most effective if done for nine consecutive
Members of organised tour groups to the Fountain of Wealth get to receive
a commemorative certificate documenting the visit.
entertained by the multimedia laser shows on the 360° rotating water
screen, the first in the world. Enjoy free song
dedications every night from 7pm - 10pm and free laser message dedications
on weekends and public holidays.
FACTS: Base area of 1683 sq metres, bronze sculpture weighs 85 tonnes,
supported by four towering 14-metre high bronze legs, water jet shoots up
over 30 metres. Entered in The Guinness Book of Records 1998 as the
World's Largest Fountain.
Numerous eclectic and quaint pre-war shophouses selling a myriad of
things. Frequented regularly by expatriates, Holland Village sits in an
area demarcated by Holland Avenue, Holland Drive and Lorong Mambong.
will find antiques, handicraft as well as over 35 restaurants and food
outlets sporting an international cuisine.
the place to find out how expatriates and their families spend their time
Jurong Bird Park
2 Jurong Hill Singapore 628925.
Tel: (65) 6265 0022.
The place where you can see a spectacular display of 8000 birds, 600
species, world's largest collection of South East Asian birds, Parrot
paradise, world's tallest man-made waterfall, world-class bird shows,
& penguin paradise. Riverine - a
freshwater habitat for more than 20 duck species is now open.
This S$6.5 million
aviary, set up to look like a multi-storey tree house in Papua New
Guinea, lets visitors feed native birds from Australia and the
South-west Pacific. Opened in 2002.
Admission Charges: S$14 (adult) S$12 (child: 3 - 12 years old)
Panorail Ride Charges: S$4 (adult) S$2 (child: 3 - 12 years old)
Disabled: Complimentary Admission only.
|Admission fees on 1 Apr
2000: S$12 for adults,
S$5 for children, and S$8.40 for senior citizens. Rates before 1 Apr
were S$10.30, S$4.12 and S$7.21 respectively. Charges for the Panorail
on 1 Apr 2000 increased from S$2.50 to S$3 for adults and senior
citizens. Children's charges doubled from S$1 to S$2.
Geylang Serai Singapore 409227
(65) 6748 4700 Fax: (65) 6741 7794
Stroll through the Kampung Days. You will discover life's simple
'treasures' in this walk-through showcase depicting the traditional
lifestyle in a kampung community during the 50s and 60s of Singapore. You
can view a "bersanding" (Sitting-in-State Ceremony in a Malay
Wedding), a fishing village, an open-air cinema of yesteryear and
memorabilia, such as wayang kulit (shadow play)
Charges: Adult S$5 Children (below 12) S$3
Village Opening Hours: Daily from 10am - 10pm
Village is strategically located in the heart of Geylang Serai - the
traditional Malay business and cultural centre.
the east-bound MRT train and alight at Paya Lebar Station or come by bus.
The services are: 2, 4, 7, 13, 21, 24, 30, 51, 152, 154 & 155.
Road Food Centre
Everybody's favourite food centre has reopened after a major facelift.
Corner of Maxwell & South Bridge Roads.
re-opens to the public
settles into new home at One Fullerton
Hotel MUST SEE
1 Beach Road
Tel: (65) 6337 1886
The first hotel in Singapore. As
Somerset Maugham once wrote: "Raffles (Hotel) stands for all the
fables of the exotic East. Chronology
of Raffles Hotel
Join our armchair-sightseeing tour of Beach Road, where Raffles Hotel
sits. Click TOUR.
Tel: (65) 6736 8672
How to get there: By land Take a bus from
Take a taxi
By water Take a ferry from World Trade Centre
By air Take a cable car from
World Trade Ctr.
Take a cable car from Mount Faber
Friday, 15 Nov 2002, visitors to Sentosa will pay only S$2 to enter the
island. Visitors driving in will pay S$2 for individual entry and
S$2 for parking. Golfers who drive to Sentosa need not pay the
present S$10 for admission, just S$2 for parking. Taxis which
presently pay a S$3 toll will be allowed in for free. The changes
are in line with Sentosa's S$3-billion 10-year redevelopment plan
to remake the island and attract eight million people each year by
2012. Sentosa attracted 1.7 million people in the first half
of this year.
(Straits Times 6 Nov 2002) (H1)
Sky Tower opens on Sentosa
Plans for Sentosa
Singapore Cable Car
16th storey Cable Car Towers 3 Maritime Square Singapore 099254
Tel: (65) 6270 8855 Fax: (65) 6273 4639
Opening hours: 8.30 am - 9.00 pm daily.
The place where you can take a scenic ride on the all New Singapore Cable
Car from Mount Faber, World Trade Centre or Sentosa and see Singapore as
you have never seen before.
Singapore Cable Car renamed Mount Faber Leisure Group
Interruption of Cable Car Service
Singapore Discovery Centre
510 Upper Jurong Road Singapore
Tel: (65) 6792 6188 Fax:(65) 6792
The place where you hear the past, see the present and touch the future.
Exciting 3-D movie on a giant screen. First in Singapore.
Singapore Duck Tours
1st & only amphibious attraction
Singapore Philatelic Museum
Singapore Zoological Gardens
80 Mandai Lake Road. Singapore 729826.
Tel: (65) 6269 3411 Fax : (65) 6367 2974.
The Singapore zoo opened on 27 Jun 1973. It is now home to more than 3000
animals representing some 350 species.
It is the place where you can wander through 28 hectares of lush jungle and see
over 2000 rare and endangered animals just like you would in the wild.
Admission prices for entry into the Singapore Zoo has gone up from 1 Apr
2000. The adults' admission fee has been raised from S$10.30 to S$12 and
children's fees from S$4.60 to S$5. The 45-minute tram ride in the
Night Safari has gone up by S$2 to S$5.
Singapore Zoo adds braille interpretives for visually handicapped
Jurong Town Hall Road, Snow City building, Singapore 609433
(65) 6560 2306 Fax: (65) 6560 1297
Admission Fee (Snow Play):
Single session (1 hours) - $12
Double session (2 hours) - $18
Tue - Sun: 10:30am - 6:30pm (Closed on Mon)
Public Holidays & MOE-approved school holidays: 9:00am
Snow Play Session Timings:
Tue - Sun, closed on Mon:
11:15am, 12:45pm, 2:15pm, 3:45pm, 5:15pm
Public Holidays & MOE-approved school holidays:
9:45am, 11:15am, 12:45pm, 2:15pm, 3:45pm, 5:15pm,
Sungei Buloh Nature Park
301 Neo Tiew Crescent Singapore 718925
Tel: (65) 6794 1401 Fax: (65) 6793 7271
Opening hours: weekdays 7.30am - 7.00pm
weekends 7.00am - 7.00pm
Admission fees: S$1 adult
S$0.50 child/student/senior citizen
How to get there:
On Mondays to Saturdays, board service TIBS 925 from Kranji MRT Station
and alight at Kranji Reservoir carpark. Then take a 15-minute walk to the
On Sundays & public holidays, TIBS 925 will stop at the Park entrance.
Suntec City Mall
3 Temasek Boulevard Singapore 038983.
Tel: (65) 6334 2372/337 3803/6333 6864.
The place where you can visit the world's largest fountain.
Suntec City's Koi Garden
Sungei Road Thieves' Market
Pictures: - Sungei Road
Thieves' Market: Circa 2005
in Sungei Road: Circa 2001
Thieves' Market, as we knew it, has gone into the history books.
The new Thieves' Market at the same location is but a pale shadow of its
old self. However, if you miss the old place, go take a look. It's hot out
there; do take along an umbrella or a cap. Location:
Pitt Street, Pasar Lane & Larut Road
(Next to Sim Lim Tower in Jalan Besar).
Sentosa Island Tel: (65) 6275 0030
Opening hours: 9.00 am - 9.00 pm daily.
to the Underwater World on Sentosa will be invited to stay
overnight at least once a month at the aquarium from January 2003.
Visitors get to lie on the floor of the 83-m-long underwater
tube-tunnel which winds around the whole aquarium. They have to
bring their own sleeping bags, but camping beds will be provided
on request. Underwater World draws more than 1.4 million visitors
Times 28 Oct 2002) (H3)
The URA Gallery tells the success story of Singapore’s
planning efforts. Learn
how Singapore was transformed from a sleepy fishing village to a vibrant
metropolis in just 90 seconds. Design your own version of the new downtown
at Marina South even before it takes shape. Better still, check out how
Singapore’s central area will probably look like in future with the
amazing 3D model, unlike any other in the world.
Check out the 3D model of
the Central area
: The URA Centre, 45 Maxwell Road
Opening hours : 9.00am –
4.30pm (Mon – Fri)
9.00am – 12.30pm (Sat)
gallery is closed on Sundays and public holidays)
* Bookings are only necessary for groups of 10
visitors and more.
For bookings, please contact Ms Asmah at 6321 8321.
Monthly auction of unredeemed pledges from pawnshops in Singapore.
Items include watches and jewellery
Happens middle of every month.
Viewing Time: 10am - 2pm on day of sale
Auction Time: 2.15pm sharp
Anyone may bid for the unredeemed items
more information on auction dates, Tel: (65) 6533 0220
view photographs of tourist attractions, such as Singapore River,
please join our armchair-sightseeing tour by clicking the logo.
IR updates in Parliament
Ms Olsen has also asked when the
projected GDP boost would be achieved and if the IRs’ business will
be affected by the financial turmoil. It would be fair to say that
due to the global financial crisis and the slowdown already evident
in our tourism sector, there may be some impact on the IRs’ business
when they open. It is, however, premature to try to ascertain in
quantitative terms what the exact impact will be, given the volatile
What we do know is that both IRs remain
optimistic that their product offerings will draw visitors from
their target market segments. On the Government’s part, the STB will
continue to work closely with both IRs and monitor the situation.
Inaugural F1 Singapore Grand Prix to be held on 28 Sep
"A fortnight ago, on 27 July 2007, the
Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA, or the World Motor
Sports Council) set the date of the first Singapore Grand Prix as 28
"The 5.05km long street circuit offers a
number of overtaking opportunities, fast turns and technically
challenging sections for F1 race drivers, which, in turn, will present
viewers with compelling race action to keep them on the edge of their
"More than 70 per cent of the street circuit
is made up of Singapore’s existing road network. The Paddock building
will house the control tower, garages for the teams, hospitality
lounges, Press Room and other facilities..."
Inuka the polar bear to remain in Singapore
"During a committee meeting on January 27,
2007, Wildlife Reserves Singapore’s Animal Welfare & Ethics Committee (AWEC)
has made a recommendation that Inuka the polar bear should remain in
Singapore and not be relocated to a temperate country following his
"AWEC and Singapore Zoo, nevertheless, will
continue to keep an open view. With new discoveries every so often in
veterinary science, captive animal breeding and management around the
world, there will be a need to again assess the situation at that point
in time when Sheba passes on...
Impact of the two Integrated Resorts in 2010
"Together with the two IRs, these will help
us achieve our target to attract 17 million visitors and generate S$30
billion in tourism receipts by the year 2015...
"In terms of manpower, the two IRs
combined are expected to create some 50,000 to 60,000 additional
jobs throughout the economy when both are fully operational..."
Pre-bookings for flights on Singapore Flyer
"Fly high for the best view of Singapore for
the affordable price of just $29.50! Singaporeans can now snap up the
experience of a life-time on the Asia's latest world-class iconic
attraction - the Singapore Flyer - at a fraction of the price of tickets
on other observation wheels around the world...
"The iconic landmark attraction is set
to usher in 2008 with a big bang when operations take flight early
Singapore Zoo adds braille interpretives for visually handicapped
Firewalking Festival 2006
National Museum to re-open officially in December 2006
Newton Food Centre reopens after nine-month makeover
203 buildings in Syed Alwi Road area to be conserved
Old Ford Motor Factory gazetted as a national monument
Museum opens at Haw Par Villa
Annual Fire Walking Festival 2005
Changi Airport to introduce self-service check-in kiosks in 2006
Transit passengers at Changi Airport get to explore Singapore
Tourist attraction Newton Food Centre closes for makeover
The Singapore Flyer to be completed in early 2008
The changing of
Istana Guards Ceremony by the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF)
Provost Unit at the Istana main gate will be held on Sun, 4
Sep 2005, at 6.00 pm. The new Guards will march along
Orchard Road towards the Istana to take over from the old
Armed Forces Bands A and B and Provost Silent Precision
Drill Squad will be in attendance.
The public is
welcome to witness the ceremony.
Interruption of Cable Car Service
Celebrate Singapore This August!
• Red Hot Deals (month of August)
• Malls at Marina Bay promotions (month of August)
• Carnival@Marina (6 - 14 August)
• Skydive Festival (18 – 21 August)
• Dim Sum Dollies – Singapore’s Most Wanted (5 – 20 August)
• WOMAD (26 – 28 August)
Singapore to have two IRs with a casino each
Singapore tourism targeted to net S$30 billion by 2015