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 ...Last modified on
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...Last modified on
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,...Last modified on
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...Last modified on
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. ...Last modified on
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....Last modified on