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Chinese Garden

Chinese Garden was built in 1975 and spans 13.5ha. It was designed by a well-known Taiwanese architect, Prof Yuen-Chen Yu. The Chinese Garden, with its curved bridges, pagodas, courtyards and fountains, sweeps down to a river edged with weeping willows. The place to visit if you are a fan of historic Chinese architecture.

Today, the Chinese Garden continues to provide a peaceful refuge to nearby residents who go there for walks amidst landscaped grounds. It is a perfect venue for celebrations during festive periods such as Chinese New Year and Mid-Autumn Festival. The bridges and pagodas also attract couples there for wedding photography shoots. 

Location: 1 Chinese Garden Road, 619795
Operating hours: Daily, 6am – 11pm
Getting there: Take the MRT to Chinese Garden(EW25) station
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Gardens by The Bay

Gardens by the Bay is an integral part of a strategy by the Singapore government to transform Singapore from a "Garden City" to a "City in a Garden". The stated aim is to raise the quality of life by enhancing greenery and flora in the city.

Embark on a journey through rainforests of the world with OCBC Garden Rhapsody's "Rainforest Orchestra - Asia". When night falls, take a peek into the rainforests of Asia where trees come into leaf after a monsoon rain, and watch the Supertrees come alive with original music compositions inspired by tropical rainforests.

OCBC Garden Rhapsody
Daily Shows
First - 7:45 PM
Second - 8:45 PM

Opening hours:5am to 2am daily
Location: Marina Bay
Getting there: Take the MRT to Marina Bay MRT station (NS27/CE2/TS20)
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Haw Par Villa

Haw Par Villa is a theme park located along Pasir Panjang Road, Singapore. The park contains over 1,000 statues and 150 giant dioramas depicting scenes from Chinese mythology, folklore, legends and history.

One of it famous attractions is the Ten Courts of Hell – a depiction of the fate of those who go against the values of Confucianism. Each court hands out punishments similar to those the offender had committed during his life’s time.Visitor discretion and parental guidance are advised due to the graphic nature of the exhibits.

Other major attractions include dioramas of scenes from Journey to the West, Fengshen Bang, The Twenty-four Filial Exemplars, Legend of the White Snake, Romance of the Three Kingdoms; statues of mythological figures such as the Laughing Buddha and Guanyin, and historical personages such as Jiang Ziya, Su Wu and Lin Zexu; the 12 animals in the Chinese zodiac, and others.

Opening Hours: Opens daily from 9am – 7pm

Location: 262 Pasir Panjang Road, Singapore 118628
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Jacob Ballas Children's Garden

Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden (JBCG) at Bukit Timah is opened to all children of Singapore. It provides a conducive place for them to play, explore and enjoy the beauty of nature. Jacob Ballas Children's Garden is Asia's first children's garden. It is designed to provide unique discovery and learning experiences in a garden setting.

In this Garden, children will learn through play and exploration. The Children's Garden will cultivate an appreciation for plants, nature and the environment for the young.

Opening hours: Tuesdays to Sundays: 8.00 am to 7.00 pm (last admission at 6.30 pm)
Closed on Mondays (except Public Holidays that fall on a Monday)
Location: 1 Cluny Road Singapore Botanic Gardens (Bukit Timah entrance) Bukit Timah, Central S259569. Tel: 6465 0196
Getting there: Take the MRT to Orchard (NS22), then take SBS bus 7, 105, 106, 123 or 174 from Orchard Boulevard
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River Safari

River Safari offers an unforgettable adventure inspired by the world's most iconic rivers. Housing one of the world's largest collections of freshwater fauna, the park features over 6,000 animals including 40 threatened species. And that includes Singapore's resident giant pandas, Kai Kai and Jia Jia.

Take a leisurely stroll and meander through the park on an exploratory river adventure of the Mississippi, Congo, Nile, Ganges, Mekong and Yangtze rivers. With the pristine Upper Seletar Reservoir as a backdrop, River Safari is also home to the Giant Panda Forest, Squirrel Monkey Forest and the enchanting Amazon Flooded Forest.

Opening hours: 9.00am to 6.00pm
Ticketing Counter Operating Hours: 8.30am - 5.30pm
Location: 80 Mandai Lake Road, Singapore 729826 Tel: 62693411
Getting there: Take the MRT to Ang Mo Kio (NS16), then SBS bus 138
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Science Centre Singapore

The Science Centre Singapore is a non-formal educational institution dedicated to the promotion of science and technology among students and members of the public. As a leading Science Centre in the region, the Science Centre Singapore has twelve exhibition galleries with more than 1,000 exhibits, and another 18,000 sq metres of outdoor space showcasing the exhibits of the Waterworks, Ecogarden and the Kinetic Garden. The Centre also houses the Omni-Theatre — Singapore’s only dome-shaped, 5-storey high theatre with a capacity of 276 seats. Apart from IMAX movies, the theatre also screens IMAX DMR movies. The Science Centre receives more than 900,000 visitors annually. For more information, please visit www.science.edu.sg.

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Step into the ecology garden, undisturbed by the surrounding urban sprawl. A microcosm of nature, the ecogarden hosts many of her amazing action-packed habitats. Climb the treehouse, visit the mini plantations, orchards and ponds in this rediscovered Eden.


Opening hours: 10am to 6pm (closed on Mondays)
Location: 15 Science Centre Road, Singapore 609081 Tel: 64252500
Getting there: Take the MRT to Jurong East (EW24), then take SBS 336
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Sentosa is Singapore’s premier island resort getaway and Asia’s leading leisure destination. This 500-hectare resort island is home to an exciting array of themed attractions, award-winning spa retreats and resort accommodation, alongside lush rainforests, golden sandy beaches, world-renowned championship golf courses and even a deep-water yachting marina and luxury residences - making it a compelling destination for business and leisure for millions of visitors from all around the world. In early 2010, Sentosa welcomed Singapore’s first integrated resort – Resorts World Sentosa – featuring themed resorts, Singapore’s first casino, South-East Asia’s first Universal Studios theme park and an upcoming Marine Life Park, set to be the world’s largest.

Unique among leisure destinations, Sentosa is situated on the fringe of Singapore’s business and commercial district, just minutes away via the Sentosa Express train, scenic cable car or a 710-metre road link. A former fishing village and British military base, Sentosa (meaning peace and tranquillity in Malay) was transformed into an idyllic island resort in 1972 for everyone’s enjoyment and recreation.


Sentosa is linked to the mainland and Singapore’s southern entertainment precinct via the Sentosa Express, shuttle bus services, a road link, the new Jewel Cable Car ride which was re-launched in July 2010 after a revamp, and a 700-metre long timber pedestrian walkway, Sentosa Boardwalk, which opened in January 2011. This iconic landmark features five garden themes set against lush landscapes, canopy-covered travellators and a variety of shops and F&B outlets.

Within Sentosa, the shuttle services and Sentosa Express offer guests comfort and convenience while discovering the island. The thrilling Skyline Luge Sentosa also provide guests an adventurous alternative connection between Imbiah Lookout and Siloso Beach.

Getting to Sentosa from the city is now even more convenient for tourists, with the newly-launched Sentosa Rider, a dedicated tour coach service that connects key locations around Singapore such as Orchard Road, Suntec City, Marina Bay, and Chinatown to Sentosa, Resorts World Sentosa and Mount Faber. The Sentosa Rider offers guests a direct and fuss-free travel experience to launch their very own Sentosa getaway. Guests will have a choice from specially-themed leisure packages to tailor their Sentosa getaway. In addition, a resident host will be onboard the coach throughout the journey to assist guests in planning their itinerary.


Guests have a choice of 11 resorts on Sentosa when they stay over, ranging from luxury hotel Capella Singapore to The Sentosa Resort & Spa, Amara Sanctuary Resort, Siloso Beach Resort, Movenpick Sentosa and Rasa Sentosa Resort (of which the latter two are currently under upgrading, slated for completion by end 2010 and early 2011 respectively), as well as chalets and kampong huts at Costa Sands Sentosa. Four themed hotels in the newly opened Resorts World Sentosa add to the variety of accommodation options.

Imbiah Lookout
Imbiah Lookout is the exciting cluster of attractions on Sentosa that provides entertainment for the entire family. Be it adventure, nature or history, Imbiah Lookout has it all. Easily accessible by the Sentosa Express, the hub also offers various retail and food and beverage (F&B) establishments.

MegaZip Adventure Park
SentosaOpened in July 2009, the S$2 million attraction offers a mix of adventure and thrills on this flying fox and high rope course. From the top of Sentosa’s nature-rich Mount Imbiah, visitors will be able have ‘the flight of their lives’ as they zip 450 metres over Sentosa’s lush forest canopy and land on an islet off Siloso Beach, at a height of over 70 metres – the steepest descent in Asia. This attraction also appeals to families, as it has a “tandem” facility that allows younger members of the family to hitch a ride with mum or dad. It also features a three-level aerial obstacle course suspended from 12-metre high timber poles where participants will negotiate a passage, crossing swinging bridges, and scrambling over Tarzan nets.

Sentosa Nature Discovery
This new portal to Sentosa’s nature aims to educate guests and allow them to appreciate the various species of flora and fauna that are unique to Sentosa’s environmental landscape. Housed in a former monorail station that has been creatively adapted, it features interactive and colourful exhibits to equip guests with the knowledge of uncovering intriguing surprises which nature has in store before they embark on a learning journey to a 2-km long nature trail.

Skyline Luge Sentosa
Sentosa presents the first ever luge in Southeast Asia. Part go-cart, part-toboggan, pure excitement – the luge is a fun-filled gravity ride that's safe for all ages. The unique steering and braking system allows fun-seekers to make the ride as leisurely or as exciting as they want.

Sentosa 4D Magix
For an interactive experience, nothing beats Sentosa 4D Magix! Built at a cost of S$3.5 million, this state-of-the-art theatre offers a whole new generation of movie magic. Through the synchronisation of a full spectrum of visual effects, surround sound, individually-controlled motion seats and special "live" environmental effects such as a water spray, this is an experience that will fully engage one’s senses!

CineBlast & Desperados
Feel the exhilaration of flying to the top of the highest mountains, the stomach-churning thrill of rushing into the deepest valleys and the gripping excitement of being tossed about in whitewater rapids on Singapore’s only virtual rollercoaster ride. For more adrenaline-pumping excitement, buckle up for Singapore’s first interactive shoot-out game at its all-new Desperados theatre. As many as 20 gunslingers can hop on to the individual motion-based saddle seats, each equipped with a motion-sensor gun for some competitive shoot-out video game action.

Jewel Cable Car Ride
Take a ride on Singapore’s iconic cable cars which have returned bigger, better, bolder and bejewelled after a major makeover. The cable car system underwent a complete overhaul to boost its appearance and performance as a popular tourist attraction. Featuring a stunning fleet of 67 metallic black and chrome cabins, the ride from Mount Faber on the mainland to Sentosa island offers a 360-degrees bird’s eye view of the lush greenery on the hilltop, the harbour and city from 120 metres above sea level. After dark, each cabin is illuminated by Jewel LEDs, creating the effect of sparkling jewels as they zip through the black canvas of the night sky. The lavish interior includes large panoramic windows, flip-up seats which seat 8, an interactive touch-screen infotainment system with 8 language options on a 12.1” LED screen and a removable table with cup-holders for Sky DiningTM.  Also available now is a level walk-in concept that is wheelchair and pram friendly as well as interior and exterior ambient lights. The new Jewel cabins provide a unique setting for special occasions like weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, company events while presenting exciting experiences with Sky DiningTM set against picturesque surroundings.

Singapore Cable Car Museum

Exhibit Highlights
• Lego© Cabin – the world’s only life-size cable car cabin, assembled with 10,000 pieces of blocks.
• VIP Gold Cabin – the first VIP cabin introduced by MFLG. It was never opened to public for rides and used exclusively to ferry VIPs (including ministers and ambassadors) and celebrities.
• Exhibits featuring the three generations of cable car cabins that have been in operation, since the cable cars were launched in Singapore in 1974 are also on display.

SentosaTiger Sky Tower
Singapore's tallest observatory tower offers panoramic views at 131 metres above sea level of Singapore, Sentosa, the Southern Islands, right up to neighbouring Malaysia and the Indonesian islands. The Tiger Sky Tower has a capacity of 72 in its enclosed, air-conditioned cabin. Day or night, enjoy great views from the tower. Located adjacent to the Sentosa cable car station, the Sky Tower is a key point of interest and forms a distinctive landmark as it soars above the surrounding natural greenery.

Butterfly Park & Insect Kingdom
Stroll through the lush surrounds of the Butterfly Park & Insect Kingdom and allow 1,500 live butterflies – from over 50 species – to flutter about you as you enjoy the cool outdoor conservatory. Watch the blossoming of new life at the Live Pupae house or admire up to 3,000 species of the world's most beautiful and rare insects, which includes the largest Dynastes Hercules beetle ever recorded – all 160 millimetres of it!

Images of Singapore
Experience the magic behind the Singapore story where legend, fact and folklore are creatively interwoven for guests to enjoy the special "I am there" experience. Traverse lovingly recreated cultural exhibits to the very soul of Singapore – a place where cultural diversity, unity of values, adventure, perseverance and honour converge like nowhere else in the world. A must-visit for every visitor who’s interested in the makings of Singapore!

The Merlion
Get ready for a fascinating encounter with the biggest replica of Singapore's most enduring symbol - The Merlion. Standing at 37 metres tall, this half-lion, half-fish creature brings guests to the depth of the sea as they walk side-by-side with legendary sea dragons and mythical mermaids. Guests can also relive the origins of the Merlion in an enchanting animation feature and discover what fortune lies in store for them at the mouth of the Mercubs. Ascend to the Merlion’s crown for a 360° view of Sentosa and Singapore's southern shores. From the Mouth Gallery Viewing Deck on level 9, guests can even spot Singapore's impressive skyline.

Other attractions

Wave House Sentosa
This 7,650-square metre simulated wave surfing attraction sits in the heart of the high-energy Siloso Beach. Here, professional surfers can attempt stunts that cannot be achieved on real waves, while Singaporeans will be able to experience the thrill of surfing on artificial waves that curl up to 3 metres high in the two wave pools – the FlowRider and FlowBarrel which features different gradients. Set amid the tropical landscape on Sentosa, this surfing paradise will incorporate a three-storey complex with an open-air bar, a lounge overlooking the pools, as well as a modern Mexican-Californian restaurant. This beachside attraction is expected to make waves on Sentosa, attracting surf lovers and novice riders who will be able to try their hand at surfing without leaving the country.

Azzura Beach Club
Spanning 1,870 square metres, Azzura Beach Club is a multi-level entertainment, dining and water sports facility offering water sports such as wake-boarding and banana boat rides.

Songs of the Sea
This award-winning attraction is a nightly multi-sensory extravaganza where visitors can experience a mesmerising show featuring a live cast and dramatic effects including pyrotechnics, water jets, lasers, stunning flame bursts and more, all at a specially constructed village on Siloso Beach. It's a one-of-a-kind entertainment experience that's not to be missed.

Animal and Bird Encounters
Intelligence, agility, and responsiveness are just some of the qualities our animal friends will demonstrate in this daily show at Palawan Amphitheatre. Monkeys, reptiles, parrots and even rats get into the act to offer guests unforgettable experiences, while Sentosa’s expert trainers are on hand to answer their most insightful questions on the animal cast.

Gogreen Segway Eco Adventure
Sentosa brings you Asia’s first and only thrilling Segway Eco Ride with a focus on fun and education. Come and enjoy an introductory experience on the Segway in the fun & secure Gogreen circuit! There will be trainers to teach you the basics of the advanced mobility device. Explore the beaches of Sentosa while effortlessly gliding on the Gogreen mobile Segways. You can now choose to go to Tanjong or Siloso Beach without breaking a sweat. Have fun on the Segway Guided Eco Adventure and discover Sentosa in a different light!

Gogreen Cycle & Island Explorer
Join the Gogreen Cycle & Island Explorer to experience a journey to a time when life on Sentosa was simpler. Embark on an enriching learning adventure with our guides, taking you to different locations on Sentosa island and opening your eyes to something new! We will uncover hidden gems in Sentosa like the tracks of the Lost Civilization near Fort Siloso where the Dragon’s Teeth Gate once stood, the massive mounting of the 9.2” breech loading gun at the top of Imbiah lookout and many more fascinating spots on the Gogreen Eneloop bicycle.

The Flying Trapeze
The first of its kind in Singapore, The Flying Trapeze aims to set the scene for more excitement and fun for the guests and visitors to Sentosa. This magnificent activity will provide for both audience participation and fantastic entertainment. It is an excellent form of sport and recreation and it helps develop one's mind, body and coordination.

iFly Singapore
The world’s largest and Singapore’s only indoor skydiving simulator took flight on Sentosa in May 2011. With a transparent wind tunnel offering spectacular views of Siloso Beach and the South China Sea, iFly Singapore will offer the adrenaline-pumping sport at a flying height of 17 metres (five storeys), complete with state-of-the-art safety innovations and trainers will be on hand to guide flyers through the experience. With a minimum age of three and above, iFly Singapore promises to be a thrilling and engaging leisure sport for the whole family. The S$25 million attraction also house more than 10,000 square feet of retail and food & beverage space.

Fort Siloso Tours
As Singapore’s only preserved coastal fort, Fort Siloso stands as a vivid window to our colonial past and a poignant reminder of the war years. Navigate the old tunnels, watch a recreated gun firing, examine 17th Century guns and cannons and browse through over 245 photographs, documents and film clips on display. Built in 1880s as part of a ring of British fortresses guarding Singapore, Fort Siloso is Singapore’s largest repository of World War II memorabilia with life-sized replicas, interactive exhibits and even authentic aromas lovingly recreated.

Underwater World and Dolphin Lagoon
Head down to Underwater World & Dolphin Lagoon to learn about exciting ocean life such as the mermaid-look-alike dugong, sea dragons and many more. The oceanarium on Sentosa is home to more than 2,500 fishes from 250 different species. Venture into the ocean depths via a moving travellator that ferries guests through an 83-metre-long acrylic tunnel. All around, sharks, stingrays, eels and schools of fish glide past – resplendent in their own world. For those who don't mind getting wet, interactive programmes such as 'Dive with the Sharks' or 'Dive with the Dugong' are available upon advance booking.

Sentosa Boardwalk
As the latest addition to Sentosa’s comprehensive transport network, the Sentosa Boardwalk is set to excite guests with a new dimension of the Sentosa Experience, while enhancing the seamless accessibility and connectivity between the island and the mainland. The iconic gateway is also the first garden-themed boardwalk in Southeast Asia to feature tropical landscapes which are indigenous to Singapore. In addition to enjoying the lush greenery, guests will also witness a panoramic view of the harbour as they travel on foot in the comfort of canopy-covered travellators before arriving at the Sentosa Visitor Centre.



RESORTS WORLD SENTOSASlated to be one of the world’s most exciting family destinations, Resorts World at Sentosa is a collection of resorts and attractions with a plethora of fun-filled offerings for the entire family.

Spanning 49 hectares, this S$6.59 billion mega-resort is home to Southeast Asia’s first and only Universal Studios theme park and soon, the world’s largest Marine Life Park and the region’s first integrated destination spa. The resort also boasts some 1,800 rooms, spread across its six hotels of varying themes, with full conference and meeting amenities. Topping the list are Crockfords Tower, Hotel Michael and Singapore’s very own Hard Rock Hotel.

Beyond resorts and attractions, world-class entertainment such as the Crane Dance – a spectacular multi-media moving art with cleverly choreographed animatronic cranes, set out at the waterfront – will also be presented to the public. In addition, a 1,700-seat theatre will feature a magical dreamlike extravaganza with water, light and visual effects, alongside retail and dining options at the Festive Walk with roving acts and street performances at the Bull Ring.


Highlights at a glance:

SentosaUniversal Studios Singapore: This movie theme park features 24 rides and attractions, with 18 attractions created or redesigned for Singapore.

Marine Life Park: An oceanarium spanning 8 hectares, the attraction will feature over 700,000 aquatic creatures including dolphins, rays and open-ocean fish.

Maritime Xperiential Museum: Set at the water's edge, this immersive attraction will focus on the maritime silk route story between East Asia and the Middle East.

Entertainment: Apart from its resident show, “Voyage de la Vie”, which is specially created for Resorts World Sentosa by award-winning show designer Mark Fisher, it will also feature the Crane Dance, a showcase of multi-media moving art using cleverly choreographed animatronic cranes and pyrotechnics.
MICE: Full conference and meeting facilities that can host up to12,000 delegates at any one time, including a ballroom that hosts some 7,300 guests – one of the largest in Asia.

Hotels: Six new hotels yielding over 1,800 rooms will be built, including Hard Rock Hotel, the luxurious Crockfords Tower and the world's first Hotel Michael by award-winning architect Michael Graves.

Shopping and Dining: In addition to signature gourmet restaurants and themed retail stores, Resorts World at Sentosa will showcase some brands not yet available in Singapore, such as world famous toy store Hamley's of London.



Best Beaches in Singapore right on Sentosa
Beach lovers can enjoy exciting games and sea sports along the 3.2-km of beautiful, sandy beaches of Siloso, Palawan and Tanjong. Savour the tranquillity of Tanjong Beach, Singapore’s most romantic beach. Indulge in leisure activities on family-friendly Palawan Beach. Or, simply unwind at one of the beach bars that dot the beaches. Siloso Beach, Singapore’s hippest beach, springs into action on weekends as beach volleyball fans hit the sand for their favourite game. A rich variety of F&B outlets, including the eclectic Café del Mar, and its place as the home of Singapore’s vibrant beach volleyball culture give this beach its well-earned reputation as the unofficial home of the young, restless and trendy. In recent years, Sentosa has gained international fame for hosting some of Singapore’s most exciting beach parties, such as the ZoukOut Dance Festival and Sentosa’s annual year-end Siloso Beach Party.

Sentosa seeks to continuously enhance the leisure experience, which encompasses many elements - one of which is to tickle your taste buds. We boast a line-up of award-winning restaurants, such as The Cliff and Il Lido Italian Dining and Lounge Bar. Sentosa’s repertoire of food and beverage outlets are carefully tailored for discerning guests and casual diners. The selection ranges from a casual meal by the beach, a choice of local delights to a quick bite from fast food outlets or an exclusive fine dining experience. Sentosa also provides a catering service for events held on the island. To date, a diverse selection of some 60 food and beverage outlets make up the flavours of Sentosa.

Opened by Singapore’s then-Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew in 1974, Sentosa Golf Club is one of the most established golf clubs in Singapore. With over 1,500 members, most of whom are represented in Singapore’s high society; Sentosa Golf Club is truly in a class of its own. The Club is home to not one but two of the most scenic yet challenging golf courses in the region, as well as the Barclays Singapore Open, one of the top ten national golf tournaments in the world with a whopping US$5 million prize for 2009. The Tanjong and Serapong courses capitalise on Sentosa's natural and historical heritage and are lined with verdant greenery and soothing vistas of either the Singapore harbour or the South China Sea. With ever-changing views from every hole that are at once dynamic and utterly dramatic, this Club is an oasis of tranquillity that few in the region can duplicate.

The multi-billion dollar 117-hectare Sentosa Cove development has become the most coveted luxurious residential property in Asia and offers Singapore’s only truly oceanfront residences. When this unique blend of luxury houses, apartments, marina hotel, full yachting marina amenities and quayside commercial units is fully developed by 2014, it will feature some 2000 homes. Sentosa Cove is the only development in Singapore that non-Singaporeans can purchase landed properties. More than 90% per cent of homes at the Cove have already been sold and today, some 3,000 residents have made this premier address their home.

Serenaded by the azure sea and the sounds of lapping waves, the residents of Sentosa Cove’s waterfront properties enjoy the largest natural deep-water marina in Singapore, and the privilege of private berths for their yachts in their very own backyards. The cosmopolitan and exclusive club house - ONE°15 Marina Club offers town club facilities alongside 204 wet berths, including 10 that are specially designed for 80 foot mega-yachts.

Complementing the luxury leisure at Sentosa Cove will be a vibrant commercial precinct with shops, cafes, restaurants, a premium resort hotel, and other lifestyle service-oriented options for residents and guests.

Getting there: Take the MRT to HarbourFront (NE1). From HarbourFront Centre, take the Sentosa Bus Service (bus terminal across), Sentosa Ferry, Cable Car, or walk across the causeway bridge to Sentosa
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Singapore Botanic Gardens

Spread over 52 hectares close to the centre of the city, the Botanic Gardens combine both primary jungle and manicured gardens which together hold thousands of species of plant life, including many rare specimens. Malaysia's rubber industry had its origins in the Botanic Gardens in the late 19th century when colonial botanist Henry Ridley propagated rubber plants from London's Kew Gardens. A lake adds to the serenity of the gardens, and is home to water fowl, ducks and kingfishers. 

Opening hours: 5am to 12 midnight daily. Admission: Free 
Location: Cluny Road, Singapore 259569. Tel: 1-8004797100
Getting there: Take the MRT to Orchard (NS22), then take SBS bus 7, 105, 106, 123 or 174 from Orchard Boulevard
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Singapore Flyer

Singapore Flyer, the world’s largest giant observation wheel, offers visitors breathtaking, 360° panoramic views of Singapore and beyond.

Standing at a stunning 165 metres, visitors will be able to experience remarkable scenes of the Singapore skyline: the magnificent Marina Bay, towering skyscrapers, tropical greenery, and the bright lights and non-stop action against the beautiful skies.

For 30 minutes, they will feel on top of the world. Indeed a must-see experience set to sparkle Singapore’s skyline!

Opening Hours: Opens daily from 8:30am to 10:30pm (Ready in first quarter of 2008)
Location: 30 Raffles Avenue
Getting there: Take the MRT to City Hall (EW13) or Promenade MRT (to be ready in the year 2010). For more information on how to get here, please click here

Official Website: http://www.singaporeflyer.com.sg
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Singapore Zoological Gardens

Singapore Zoological Gardens In its lush jungle setting, Singapore's renowned 'open' zoo is a haven for both animals and visitors. More than 2,000 creatures are housed in landscaped enclosures, with rock walls and streams replacing cages.

Special attractions include Children's World, where kids can interact with animals and enjoy excellent playgrounds, the six island Primate Kingdom, the sea lion and penguin gallery, the air-conditioned polar bear exhibit and a miniature railway.

Feeding shows take place throughout the day; favourites include the primates, reptiles, elephants and sea lions. Among the zoo's many endangered species is the world's largest colony of orang utans, with whom you can enjoy breakfast or afternoon tea if you book in advance through your hotel. Allow a whole day to enjoy the zoo's attractions.

Opening hours: 8.30am to 6pm daily
Animal Show times: 10.30am, 11.30am, 2.30pm and 3.30pm
Location: 80 Mandai Lake Road, Singapore 729826 Tel: 62693411
Getting there: Take the MRT to Ang Mo Kio (NS16), then SBS bus 138
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West Coast Park

West Coast Park is located in West Coast, Singapore, parallel to West Coast Highway. It is themed 'Play Centre in the West'. The park covers an area of 50 hectares.

Location: Parallel to West Coast Highway Singapore 126844
Getting there: Take the MRT to Clementi (EW23) station, then take bus 189 to Opp West Bay Resort Condo. Alight and walk to West Coast Park
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