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  • Zooming in on Safety with Skateline

    Zooming in on Safety with Skateline

    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.

  • Mid-Autumn Magic At Bishan Park

    Mid-Autumn Magic At Bishan Park

    Ask your friends about the origins of the Mid-Autumn Festival, and the responses may vary. Many will grasp at childhood memories of a legend where a young Chinese maiden escaped to the moon. Or was it about the Chinese inciting a rebellion against the Yuan Dynasty by placing messages inside mooncakes? Still, what everyone does get right is the meaning of the festival today. There is lantern-carrying, mooncake-eating, and merry-making. For just one night, we take a break from our hectic lives, and take a moment to enjoy the beauty of the full moon.

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

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

    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 Anti-Littering Movement Goes Online

    The Anti-Littering Movement Goes Online

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

  • Cast Your Lines at Bedok Jetty

    Cast Your Lines at Bedok Jetty

    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.