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  • Home-cooked Goodness In A Garden

    Home-cooked Goodness In A Garden

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    I was pretty stoked about my mission to review Oasis Taiwan Porridge Restaurant at Toa Payoh Town Park. It has an illustrious history dating back to when it was located at Kallang, next to the Indoor Stadium. For 35 years, it built up a solid reputation for serving authentic Taiwanese dishes, and attracted large droves who frequented the restaurant at all hours of the day. Oasis moved to Toa Payoh Town Park about a year ago, and it is now a popular dining haunt for old and young alike.

  • Afternoon Delight: Sweet Treats at Bishan Park

    Afternoon Delight: Sweet Treats at Bishan Park

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    The Green Room is a nice, cosy vegetarian café tucked amidst lush greenery in Bishan Park. Its latest offering, "Afternoon Tea in the Park", is available on weekdays, from 2pm to 5pm, at just $12++ per person.

  • Going Green With Blue Jeans

    Going Green With Blue Jeans

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    You've owned your favourite pair of jeans for the better part of this decade, and loved them since Day 1.But the time has come to part ways - the jeans are getting worn out from old age, and your waist size isn't exactly what it used to be. And it is always with some sadness that you say goodbye to the faithful denims that accompanied you all the way from campus days to casual Fridays at the office.

  • Journey Through The West

    Journey Through The West

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    In the famous Chinese classical novel 'Journey To The West', the Monkey God and his companions embarked on an epic quest to bring back Buddhist scripture. Along the way, they fought battles with demons, forged wide rivers, and scaled mountains and volcanoes.

  • A Chugging Good Time

    A Chugging Good Time

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    I spent a considerable part of my childhood in Tiong Bahru as my family used to live in the vicinity. I remember accompanying my mum to the wet market in the mornings and having breakfast at the food centre after that. For years, even after we moved away from Tiong Bahru, my dad would make a trip down at least once a month to get his hair cut by his regular barber. Till today, my mum still goes to the Tiong Bahru market on weekends, because she claims the produce there is fresher.

  • Head East for Great Eats

    Head East for Great Eats

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    Foodies, Marine Cove at East Coast Park is now open – bigger and better than before. After extensive renovations, Marine Cove, with its spectacular vista of the sea, is ready to reclaim its reputation as one of Singapore’s premiere family-friendly locations.

  • Enrich Your Mind, Engage Your Heart

    Enrich Your Mind, Engage Your Heart

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    Here is a recommended selection of books, produced recently by the National Parks Board, that will provide readers with ideas and inspiration, encouraging them to venture beyond the page and immersing themselves in nature to create their very own real-life magical moments.

  • Celebrating Singapore’s Native Orchids

    Celebrating Singapore’s Native Orchids

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    Learn about eight Native Orchids of Singapore, and see if you can identify these local beauties the next time you are out exploring our green spaces.

  • Supersized Civic District Tree Trail

    Supersized Civic District Tree Trail

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    The Civic District Tree Trail is known for grand government buildings and museums, beautiful greenery, as well as the places and landmarks of historical importance that can be found along this 3-km long walk.

  • NParks Portraits: More Than A Walk In The Garden

    NParks Portraits: More Than A Walk In The Garden

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    Considering the amount of time Sheryl Koh, a manager at the National Orchid Garden with the Horticulture & Operations branch, spends with orchids daily, it comes as a surprise to know that orchids were not always her favourite flowers!

  • Marine Cove Rediscovered

    Marine Cove Rediscovered

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    Set sail for the fun times at Marine Cove, which sports an all-new look, great eating options and a large family-friendly playground.

  • The Hidden Gardens of the Singapore Botanic Gardens

    The Hidden Gardens of the Singapore Botanic Gardens

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    Inscribed as Singapore’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2015, the Singapore Botanic Gardens is a leading institute for the research of horticulture and botany, and serves as a reference centre for botanists from all around the world.

  • Sweet Delight at the Providore

    Sweet Delight at the Providore

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    In the heart of the busy Central Business District (CBD) at Raffles Place lies The Providore, a cafe that welcomes customers seeking some respite from the hustle and bustle of Singapore’s urban life.

  • Relaxing Greenery in the City

    Relaxing Greenery in the City

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    Workers in the Central Business District (CBD) tend to move at a hurried pace. Lunch hour feels shorter while meetings seem to drag longer. But respite is literally steps away

  • Discover these Native Treasures

    Discover these Native Treasures

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    Following two years of light restoration works and sensitive enhancements, Bukit Timah Nature Reserve if open again.

  • A Feast Fit for Kings, in the Heart of the City

    A Feast Fit for Kings, in the Heart of the City

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    The next time hunger pangs strike while you're shopping in town, skip the crowded cafes in the malls and head for Dhoby Ghaut Green instead. This one-year-old park, located just above the Dhoby Ghaut MRT station, is a welcome oasis in the busy commercial area. Weary shoppers find this a perfect spot to rest their tired feet in the quietness of the park. We were there for a different reason - to dine at the popular Sakura International Buffet Restaurant, situated in the middle of Dhoby Ghaut Green.

  • Zooming in on Safety with Skateline

    Zooming in on Safety with Skateline

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    In a particularly quiet corner of Bishan Park, you can often observe groups of adults on inline skates, taking small, deliberate movements within an enclosed rink. Some seem to be trying hard not to flail their outstretched arms while keeping their balance. Others appear to be in deep concentration, controlling their less-than-steady gait. This controlled environment, a stark contrast to the sight of other inline skaters whizzing freely through the park, is where beginner inline skaters receive their first lesson on wheels.

  • The Anti-Littering Movement Goes Online

    The Anti-Littering Movement Goes Online

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    Just what do guerillas, a gorilla, and a genie all have in common? Apart from beginning with the letter “g”, these were the subjects featured in the top three winning entries in the "Love Green: Just Bin It!" video competition.

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