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Ethnic Enclaves of Singapore

Ethnic Enclaves of Singapore February 21, 2012 | Travel Tips | Read More
When Sir Stamford Raffles, the founder of modern Singapore, drew up his Town Plan of 1822, he divided the city into ethnic enclaves in order to divide the living quarters of the racially diverse population. While Singapore is in no way racially segregated today, these neighbourhoods have maintained their...

Five Beautiful Buddhist Temples in Singapore

Five Beautiful Buddhist Temples in Singapore February 13, 2012 | Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
A third of Singapore’s population is Buddhist, and so it is no surprise that there are so many beautiful Buddhist temples here. A visit to one of these temples is not only to admire the architectural beauty, it is also an excellent way to learn about the religion, culture and background of the devotees...

Top Five Museums in Singapore

Top Five Museums in Singapore November 15, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
Singapore may be a young nation, but the massive changes it has undergone during its short history to become the cosmopolitan, forward-thinking city it is today make for some fascinating museum exhibits.  The museums of Singapore can be broadly divided into two types – those celebrating the origins...

Dalí: Mind of a Genius

Dalí: Mind of a Genius May 11, 2011 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
This week, head to the ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands and enter the surreal mind of Salvador Dalí, one of the 20th century’s best-known artists and the most iconic figure of the surrealist movement. Dalí: Mind of a Genius – The Exhibition will run from 14th May until 30th October and...

Singapore’s Multi-Cultural Temples

Singapore’s Multi-Cultural Temples April 29, 2011 | Travel Tips | Read More
The cultural melting pot of Singapore means that the number and variety of religious sights to visit is staggering. The government’s promotion of racial harmony means that all races and religions live side by side in overlapping communities, and it’s not uncommon to find a Chinese Temple,...

Shakespeare in the Park – Macbeth

Shakespeare in the Park – Macbeth April 26, 2011 | Events, Nightlife, What's New | Read More
This weekend, Shakespeare returns to Singapore, with an action-packed adventure in the park that will keep you on the edge of your picnic blanket. Returning to Fort Canning Park from 28th April – 22nd May, Shakespeare in the Park brings us Macbeth, one of Shakespeare’s most dark and intriguing masterpieces. On...

Southeast Asian Film Festival

Southeast Asian Film Festival March 23, 2011 | Events, What's New | Read More
The Southeast Asian Film Festival kicked off this week in Singapore, and will run until 7th May. Run by the Singapore Art Museum this is the city’s inaugural Southeast Asian Film Festival, and aims to showcase the region’s best film talents. Showing at The Moving Image Gallery at SAM at 8Q, the...

Singapore Biennale

Singapore Biennale March 11, 2011 | Events, What's New | Read More
Singapore’s premier international contemporary arts exhibition, Singapore Biennale 2011 (SB2011) returns this week. Featuring over 150 works by 63 artists from 30 countries, the third Singapore Biennale, is titled Open House and runs from 13th March – 15th May. Artists from around the world will...

The Merlion Hotel

The Merlion Hotel March 4, 2011 | Hotels, What's New | Read More
If you’ve wandered down to Merlion Park lately, you may have noticed that our beloved Singapore icon is boarded up, and no longer posing spewing water into the harbour for camera-wielding tourists. The reason for this is that the Merlion is currently being transformed into a temporary hotel room, as...

The Lion King comes to Singapore

The Lion King comes to Singapore March 1, 2011 | Events, What's New | Read More
Disney’s long-running Broadway musical The Lion King, winner of six Tony Awards in 1998 and over 70 other major international theatre awards, is about to hit Singapore. The show has wowed over 50 million people around the world, and broken box-office records, and now finally the people of Singapore...
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