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My Trip At Gardens by the Bay   My first visit to Gardens by the Bay was a rather weak attempt to show off Singapore to a friend who was visiting from New Zealand. Let’s just say I wasn’t the best person for the job. But my second visit to the Gardens the other day was infinitely better with the addition of an element essential to any experience - great customer service provided by our guide.   Clarence, Our Guide For The Day   Clarence Chua is Senior Manager with the Visitor Services team at Gardens by the Bay. He is...
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Group Outing Ideas You Never Thought Of   Besides finding a way to block Pirate Kings game requests for an eternity, having nowhere to go in Singapore is another perennial first world problem that haunts us to no end.  Planning a group outing is the greatest headache in the Universe, especially with constraints like that one friend being everlastingly broke, or another who will end your friendship if you were brazen enough to expose her to the sun.  I’m sorry if you’re the chosen one to plan these things. The pain is real, guys. Because we empathize, here’s a list of...
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10 Singapore Off-Shore Islands To Visit   You just concluded your year-end trip yet you’re itching to get away again. Plus, the monsoon season is coming to a close! As sunny days creep back up on us, here are 10 islands off the Singapore shore you can spend a day at - without a passport! This article is part of our #sG50 series where we highlight parts of Singapore you never knew. Happy 50th Birthday Singapore!   - The Eco-Adventurer -   1. Pulau Semakau   Source: Wordpress The Story: Pulau Semakau, or as it is more popularly known, Semakau Landfill, is Singapore’s first...
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The Most Fun Science Class At Science Centre   The Science Centre has been around for 37 years. I recently went back to the Science Centre after eons, with Jensen and his two daughters. It’s a nice surprise to know that the Science Centre is still flourishing, with new exhibitions popping up every few months. The Science Centre is all about creating a learning environment that focuses on engaging the five senses. Spending a day at the Science Centre is an excellent bonding activity for parents and their children, which is an effective way to get the kids to pry away...
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About The Escape Hunt Experience   The Escape Hunt Experience is not your typical activity - particularly if you’re a claustrophobe. Being stuck in an enclosed area with one hour to find a way out would have been nobody’s idea of fun. That is, till an enterprising Singaporean experienced it in Bangkok and loved it so much that he brought it over to our sunny shores. The Escape Hunt Experience opened in May 2014, and a clue to what makes it different from the competition is in its name. The décor, the tea they serve, and the outfits the gamemasters don...
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About The MBS Segway Tour   When you sign up for a Segway tour, you not only get to ride on the futuristic-looking Segway but also get to soak in the prettiest views our garden city has to offer. The Marina Bay Segway Tour covers some of Marina Bay's biggest attractions - including The Promontory @ Marina Bay, Helix Bridge, Marina Barrage, Art Science Museum and Gardens by the Bay, just to name a few.  The TSL team recently went down for a first-hand experience of the tour and boy, did we have a "wheel" of a time!   The Experience  ...
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Singapore Garden Festival 2014    Held biennially in Singapore, visitors from home and abroad converge like honey bees to the beautiful floral offerings at the Singapore Garden Festival (SGF). And this year, the festival is back with a dazzling kaleidoscope of colours. It's most fitting that for the 1st time, the festival is held at the iconic Gardens by the Bay. Organised by the National Parks Board (Nparks) Gardens by the Bay, the 9-day event (held from 16-24 Aug 2014) is spread over the size of 4 football fields and features a wide variety of exhibits and offerings. Visitors will get to experience...
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About Stand-Up Paddling (SUP)   I feel my knees buckling as I hear the waves crash on the side of my board, drifting with a life of its own. The expanse of sea before me is captivating, but the only thing on my mind now is that standing on a surf board is a lot harder than it looks. And I'm falling. Stand-Up Paddling, as its name suggests, requires one to stand upright on an oversized surfboard and navigate water by paddling - much in the way you would manoeuvre a kayak. If you ever felt "bored in Singapore", this is...
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About the Trick Eye Museum   My friends have been raving about the Trick Eye Museum in Korea for the longest time, so I was so hyped when the museum finally opened its first overseas outlet at Resorts World Sentosa yesterday. Like an overly-excited kid on Christmas morning, I dragged my friends there on the morning of the museum's grand opening to take a first-hand look.  "Trickeye" is derived from the French compound word - Trompe-l'oeil - meaning 'trick of the eye'. The museum has 2D and 3D paintings as well as installations, specially designed for photo opportunities, which trick the viewer's...
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Best Photography Spots in Singapore   This post on the "Best Photography Spots in Singapore" was created and first published by TheSmartLocal.com Photography frames art as its centrepiece - a confession of individualism and manifestation of personality. Behind every picture taken is a communion of photographic techniques and a soul full of ebullience. The latter is an emotional aspect that brings life to a photo, and communicates with its viewers in a way common to none. In this article are 10 photogenic places that will captivate your heart with their versatility and sights. With mother nature being the graceful illustrator to all backdrops,...
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