Japanese Cemetery Park   Forgotten souls, forgotten memories. Cemeteries are places where the dead lay to rest eternally, a place where they lay a piece of their heart, encased by their soul and memories.   When Yio Chu Kang comes up in conversations, chances are that people will be talking about private housing estates or famous eateries in the vicinity. However, if one were to venture further in, you might be able to stumble upon the Japanese Cemetery Park, which, unbeknownst to many, is the final resting place of around 1000 Japanese souls, all of whom came from different...
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A Guide to Bollywood Veggies   This week, as part of our Singapore exploration series, we've made the trip the Bollywood Veggies to see if its worth the visit for Singaporeans. With the daily hustle and bustle of city life in Singapore, we often lament on the lack of weekend getaway spots in Singapore where we can just unwind and recharge ourselves. Well, wonder no more, for we are here to introduce a potential hidden gem nestled in the Kranji countryside, surrounded by fresh air as well as various tangibles and intangibles that can't be found back in the city.   ...
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A Bukit Timah Rail Guide & Photojournal   "I looked out of the train, And I suddenly saw the empty stationAs we hurtled through, with a hollow roar..." -Harviston End, Peter Ling The KTM railway in Singapore once made the news in 2011 when the government abruptly announced the decommissioning of the KTM railway. Hordes of people flocked to the various railway stations then - to catch the last few trains which served one of Singapore's busiest routes. Perhaps to capture a moment of history and stand on the railway tracks for one last time before it went down as a chapter in...
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Cemetery in the Heartlands   If you are a frequent traveller on SMRT's East-West line, you might have noticed a peculiar patch of land between Buona Vista Station and Commonwealth Station and wondered what it was. Why on earth were there a series of tombs right in the middle of a HDB estate? Well, wonder no more, for we are here to solve this mystery for you! The Yin Fo Fui Kun cemetery stands on this piece of land, which belongs to Ying Fo Fui Kun (应和会馆), a Singapore Hakka clan association established in 1822. The purpose of the clan, founded...
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Singapore Southern Islands Guide   This Southern Islands Guide was originally published at local travel and lifestyle portal TheSmartLocal.com "Every time I stand before a beach, its waves seem to whisper to me: If you choose the simple things and find joy in nature's simple treasures, life and living need not be so hard." -Psyche Roxas-Mendoza Beaches. Sunsets. Sand. The Singapore attraction that comes to the minds of both locals and tourists when they see these keywords will probably be Sentosa, the island widely known for its numerous beaches and watering holes. Most people don't venture beyond the mainland and Sentosa....
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Guide to Sembawang Hot Springs   See full pictures from Sembawang Hot Springs as it was originally published on TheSmartLocal.com "A hot spring has been discovered on some property at the 12th mile at Chan Chu Kang belonging to Mr. Seah Eng Keong. The spring is in a piece of swampy ground, and the water is said to be boiling hot..."  - Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser, 9th Dec 1908 Yup, you read that right. Singapore has her very own hot spring! Many of us do not know of the existence of the Sembawang Hot Spring, a national anomaly tucked...
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Children's Garden at Gardens by the Bay   I'm sure we've all heard the latest news that Singapore has taken Tokyo's position in the Economist Intelligence Unit's (EIU) ranking of the World's Most Expensive Cities to live in. So as I pen this photojournal, its with a lump in my throat and a tinge of bewilderment. Singapore the most expensive city in the world, really? But at least our hawker food, public transport and honeydew melons don't cost an arm, leg or liver transplant. Surely our astronomical vehicle and house prices should be taken in context, instead of being used as absolute values...
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The Largest Chinese Cemetery Outside China   For the past few decades, Bukit Brown Cemetery was but a quiet and peaceful place, long forgotten by the public. However, it was recently thrust into the spotlight with news of graves being exhumed in order to make way for a new highway. Bukit Brown Cemetery has had a long history in Singapore, with approximately 200,000 graves dating back to as early as 1831. Previously a 211-acre plot of land that belonged to the Hokkien Ong Clan, the Municipality had acquired a section of it in 1918 to serve the burial needs of the...
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The Pinnacle@Duxton Directions & Guide   Singapore is a small but densely populated city with one of the most distinctive skylines in the world. Even though we do not have space for vast patches of natural scenery, our soaring skyline and impressive architecture are feasts for a photographer's eyes. Most tourists go to the Marina Bay Sands Skypark to enjoy Singapore's view, but there is a hidden gem which is less popular but offers an impressive view as well at a much cheaper price.    What The Pinnacle is About   The Pinnacle@Duxton is one of the most iconic housing projects...
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About iFly Singapore Photo courtesy of iFly Singapore You may have seen the iFly building plenty of times while alighting from Beach Station, Sentosa. You probably wondered what actually went on in there. Because Sky Diving is not allowed in Singapore, iFly offers you the closet experience you can get to actual Skydiving with its simulated skydiving. It's the only one of its kind in Asia. Coincidently, we had also recently featured them under our "52 Things to do in Singapore before you die" list. And Averlynn and myself just went down to check iFly out for ourselves the other day!...
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