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  • Taking A Ride Through The Eastern Coastal Loop

    Taking A Ride Through The Eastern Coastal Loop

    Recreation and ActivitiesLifestyle

    Looking for some sun, sand,beach and a good cycle? How about checking out the Eastern Coastal Loop that will bring you through some great scenery in the east of Singapore?

  • Let’s Learn About Birds!

    Let’s Learn About Birds!

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    My 11-year old daughter loves animals. We like to spend time outdoors as a family, and we get particularly excited when we spot animals in the wild. However, until recently, we did not know much about Singapore’s birds. When the Singapore Botanic Gardens organised a new bird identification workshop last December, we knew it was right up our alley.

  • Feast on Teochew Delights in the Gardens

    Feast on Teochew Delights in the Gardens

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    Did you know you can dine on delicious Teochew cuisine amid the lush surroundings of the Singapore Botanic Gardens? Discover the delights that await you.

  • Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve Extension

    Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve Extension

    People and PlacesLifestyle

    Wondering whether to visit the newly opened extension of Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve? Watch this short video and learn what’s in store for visitors.

  • Storybooks With A Twist

    Storybooks With A Twist

    People and PlacesLifestyle

    As a member of the Raffles Ecological Literacy Programme (RELP) team, I had the opportunity to attend field trips to nature areas throughout Singapore as well as author children’s books on local flora and fauna.

  • Otterly Fascinating

    Otterly Fascinating

    People and PlacesLifestyle

    Did you visit the 2014 Festival of Biodiversity? If so, we hope you visited a booth labelled 'Otterly Fascinating'. Last July, a group of us students from Nanyang Girls’ High put up a booth at the Festival with the aim of raising awareness about otters in Singapore.

  • A Workshop For Every Age

    A Workshop For Every Age

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    Ever wonder what to do in your spare time? Love orchids but uncertain about how to care for them? Looking for an activity that allows you to bond with your child and still have fun? How about an opportunity for the little one to discover the amazing biodiversity found in our island-state? Check out these interesting activities and workshops conducted at the Singapore Botanic Gardens.

  • A Splendid Meal Amid The Natural Splendour of Singapore Botanic Gardens

    A Splendid Meal Amid The Natural Splendour of Singapore Botanic Gardens

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    Nestled within the lush greenery in the Singapore Botanic Gardens is a quaint black and white bungalow which was once home to E J H Corner, Assistant Director of the Gardens from 1929 to 1945. Today, the conserved building is home to Corner House, a recently opened restaurant that serves modern European cuisine prepared by chef and co-owner Jason Tan.

  • Take A Ride Through The North Eastern Riverine Loop

    Take A Ride Through The North Eastern Riverine Loop

    Recreation and ActivitiesLifestyle

    Fancy a cycle? Why not explore the North Eastern...

  • T(h)ree Passions

    T(h)ree Passions

    People and PlacesLifestyle

    A nature lover, trail runner and photography enthusiast, Christopher Koh finds that volunteering for the Nature Cares programme not only allows him to do his part for the community, but also provides him with the opportunity to indulge in some of his favourite pastimes.

  • A Competition That Builds Bonds

    A Competition That Builds Bonds

    People and PlacesLifestyle

    The Gardeners’ Cup may be a competition, but for the teams participating, it’s a wonderful way to meet like-minded people, exchange gardening tips and have lots of fun.

  • Staff In Travail

    Staff In Travail

    People and PlacesLifestyle

    Two years after becoming the Garden's first superintendent, in September 1877, Murton became embroiled in a staff dispute that nearly cost him his life. Dr Taylor’s telling of this incident comes from an account published in The Straits Times then.

  • Mushroom Cafe Blooms At MacRitchie Reservoir Park

    Mushroom Cafe Blooms At MacRitchie Reservoir Park

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    Regulars to MacRitchie Reservoir Park will be familiar with the Amenities Centre which opened last July. Outdoor sports enthusiasts and nature lovers alike welcomed the new shower facilities, drinking fountains and rest areas, situated amid lush greenery and water features. Another popular addition to the Amenities Centre is Mushroom Cafe.

  • Earth Day – With A Touch Of Kindness

    Earth Day – With A Touch Of Kindness

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    Earth Day, which falls on 22 April every year, is an occasion when we are reminded to appreciate the environment. On the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, Pasir Ris Park celebrated by showing a little kindness to its mangroves – as well as to some special friends of NParks.

  • A Belly Good Dance Class at Pasir Ris Park

    A Belly Good Dance Class at Pasir Ris Park

    Recreation and ActivitiesLifestyle

    Regular visitors to Pasir Ris Park are familiar with the sight of belly-dancers gathered near the Gallop Stable every Friday morning. Bedecked in colourful, tinkling coin belts and armed with their sexy moves, these confident, active ladies liven up the park with their unique and exotic exercise routine.

  • A Design For Life

    A Design For Life

    People and PlacesLifestyle

    Visitors to the 2010 Singapore Garden Festival (SGF) may find that one of the Landscape & Fantasy Gardens is reminiscent of the alien world depicted in a blockbuster 3D sci-fi movie that thrilled audiences last year.

  • Labrador: Where History and Beauty Meet

    Labrador: Where History and Beauty Meet

    People and PlacesLifestyle

    I turned off into Labrador Villa Road - a rather deserted lane - and was immediately drawn to the calm quiet of an early, cool Saturday morning. With the help of NParks' DIY Guide to Labrador Nature Reserve Walking Trail, I navigated myself back in time to the late 19th century. At Fort Pasir Panjang, I stumbled upon a ‘treasure chest’, an area filled with precious maritime and historical relics.

  • Contemporary Touches to Familiar Flavours

    Contemporary Touches to Familiar Flavours

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    Thanks to Forrest Gump, I know that life can be likened to a box of chocolates. And as I stepped into the tastefully decorated classical interior of Chinese Box, I wondered what metaphor I could use to describe the food I was about to eat. I was treated to some of the restaurant’s signature dishes. Here are my thoughts relating to each one of them.

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