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Chinatown Heritage Centre

     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



     Chinatown Night Market opens for business

     Street market returns to Chinatown in 2nd quarter 2003

     Food Street opens in Chinatown

     Haw Par Villa  (Tiger Balm Gardens)     Must See

     Set 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

     262 Pasir Panjang Road Singapore 118628

     Hua Song Museum opens at Haw Par Villa

     Haw Par Villa to stay open and revert to its old name Tiger Balm Gardens.

     The Legend of Tiger Balm


     Fountain of Wealth at Suntec City  (The World's Largest Fountain)

     Suntec City Temasek Boulevard

     Admission: Free

     Opening hours: 9am - 11am, 2.30pm - 6pm, 7pm - 7.45pm daily*

     *You 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 days.

     Members of organised tour groups to the Fountain of Wealth get to receive a commemorative certificate documenting the visit.

     Be 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.


     Holland Village

     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.

     You will find antiques, handicraft as well as over 35 restaurants and food outlets sporting an international cuisine.

     Visit the place to find out how expatriates and their families spend their time there.


     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 S$1-million freshwater habitat for more than 20 duck species is now open.

Rainbow Aviary

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.

Previous Admission Charges:

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 2000 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.


     Malay Village

     39 Geylang Serai Singapore 409227

     Tel: (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

     Malay Village is strategically located in the heart of Geylang Serai - the traditional Malay business and cultural centre.

     Take 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.


     Maxwell Road Food Centre

     Everybody's favourite food centre has reopened after a major facelift.

     Corner of Maxwell & South Bridge Roads.



     Merlion re-opens to the public

     Merlion settles into new home at One Fullerton


     Raffles Hotel          MUST SEE

     1 Beach Road Singapore

     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.



     Sentosa Island

     Tel: (65) 6736 8672

     How to get there:  By land     Take a bus from Orchard Road

                                                    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

From 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)



Carlsberg Sky Tower opens on Sentosa

Development Plans for Sentosa

More on 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 638365.

     Tel: (65) 6792 6188 Fax:(65) 6792 1233

     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

Asia's 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



     Snow City

     21, Jurong  Town Hall Road, Snow City building, Singapore 609433

     Tel: (65) 6560 2306    Fax: (65) 6560 1297


     Web site:

     Admission Fee (Snow Play):
     Single session (1 hours) - $12
     Double session (2 hours) - $18
     Opening Hours:
Tue - Sun: 10:30am - 6:30pm (Closed on Mon)
     Public Holidays & MOE-approved school holidays: 9:00am - 8:00pm
     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, 6:45pm


     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 Park.

          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

     See Pictures: - Sungei Road Thieves' Market: Circa 2005

                          - Thieves' Market in Sungei Road: Circa 2001

The old 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.

  Visitors 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 annually. (Straits Times 28 Oct 2002) (H3)

     URA Gallery

     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

URA Gallery

Location                : The URA Centre, 45 Maxwell Road

Opening hours      : 9.00am – 4.30pm (Mon – Fri)

                                9.00am – 12.30pm (Sat)

(The gallery is closed on Sundays and public holidays)

Admission             : free

* 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

     For more information on auction dates, Tel: (65) 6533 0220

     See also Pawnshops.


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Imposition of visa requirements for Nigerian Ordinary Passport holders

With effect from 1 December 2008, Nigerian nationals who are holders of Nigerian Ordinary Passports will require visas to enter Singapore.



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 economic conditions.
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.





Annual Firewalking Festival 2007

The Annual Fire Walking Festival will be held on Monday, 29 October 2007 between 12.30am and 12noon...



Singapore Fireworks Celebrations 2007

"The Singapore Fireworks Celebrations has lined up two fireworks displays, on 17 and 18 Aug, at the Marina Bay area to tie in with this year's National Day celebrations..."



Inaugural F1 Singapore Grand Prix to be held on 28 Sep 2008

"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 September 2008.
"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 seats.
"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 mother’s demise...
"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 1st quarter..."



$30-million Songs of the Sea opens on Sentosa

"The attraction will run two shows every night, 365 days a year. The open-air styled viewing gallery can comfortably seat 2,500 visitors. Each show lasts 25 minutes..."



Thaipusam Festival 2007

From 6 P.M. On Wed, 31 Jan 2007 to 2 A.M on Fri, 2 Feb 2007




Chingay 2007

23 - 24 Feb 2007


     - Singapore Zoo adds braille interpretives for visually handicapped

     - Annual Firewalking Festival 2006

     - National Museum to re-open officially in December 2006



Proposed Spaceport Singapore to offer commercial suborbital spaceflights

"The focal point of the proposed Spaceport Singapore will be suborbital spaceflights. As each suborbital vehicle reaches its maximum altitude of 100 kilometers, passengers will experience up to five minutes of continuous weightlessness, all the while gazing at the blackness of space set against the horizon of Earth..."


     - 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

     - Thaipusam Festival 2006



     - Hua Song 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


Changing of Guards Ceremony

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 Guards.

The Singapore 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

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