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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Cast Your Lines at Bedok Jetty

    Cast Your Lines at Bedok Jetty

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    Bedok Jetty, a popular angling spot, is but a short jaunt away from the city centre and its accompanying rat race. Located right in the midst of bustling East Coast Park, it has still preserved a unique brand of serenity.

  • 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.

  • The Roots Of A Birthday Celebration

    The Roots Of A Birthday Celebration

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    When your birthday falls on a Saturday, there’s a good chance that you’d exercise the option of sleeping in. But the morning of Ada Loo’s birthday found her at MacRitchie Reservoir Park at the bright and early hour of 8.30 am – all geared up and ready to plant trees with her family and friends. With so many possible things to do on a birthday morning, why plant trees? The birthday girl’s sister, Lisa, came up with the idea after reading about the Plant-A-Tree programme in NParks’ e-newsletter. “My sister always finds something for us to do,” quipped Ada. “Something that benefits, you know?”

  • Gourmet Pleasures In The Ginger Garden

    Gourmet Pleasures In The Ginger Garden

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    Halia, which is Malay for ‘ginger’, is nestled within the Ginger Garden at the Singapore Botanic Gardens. This aptly named restaurant is familiar to foodies in Singapore, with a reputation for its good food, excellent service, and unique ambience.

  • Sand-sational Fun

    Sand-sational Fun

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    Situated in East Coast Park, Castle Beach is a social enterprise that promotes family bonding through sandcastle building.

  • The Inspiration Behind Excursion to HortPark

    The Inspiration Behind Excursion to HortPark

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    Find out how a group of playful preschoolers and a group of adults doing their best to mind the children became the inspiration for this little book of haiku set in the charming landscape of HortPark.

  • A Glimpse Behind The Scenes of Rainforest In The City

    A Glimpse Behind The Scenes of Rainforest In The City

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    Have you seen a Malayan Horned Frog before? Or know what a flower mantis' camouflage looks like? All you need is a copy of Rainforest in the City to know what these animals look like. The book is produced by National Parks Board with the help of Dr Chua Ee Kiam, who also wrote the text for the book.

  • David Wirawan, A Winner Of The Singapore Garden Photographer Of The Year Competition

    David Wirawan, A Winner Of The Singapore Garden Photographer Of The Year Competition

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    David is the winner of Theme 2 “Trees, Forests and Parks” in the competition. He excels in making Singapore look like a natural sanctuary. He spoke candidly with us about his love for photography.

  • Can You Guess Which Is The Oldest Building Constructed On Site In The Singapore Botanic Gardens?

    Can You Guess Which Is The Oldest Building Constructed On Site In The Singapore Botanic Gardens?

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    Hint: It was previously misconceived as a black-and-white bungalow and named after two Gardens directors who were also father and son.

  • Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve Extension

    Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve Extension

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    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.

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