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Universal Studios Singapore Theme park Madagascar and Far Far Away

Continuing on my exploration from the Hollywood Boulevard and New york stretch of Universal Singapore. The theme park comprises of a number of individually themed park sectors, each with their own unique rides, food stalls and entertainers. Let's check out the more family-orientated side of the park, cue the toony and fairy tale regions of Universal Studios Singapore Theme park...

Universal Studios Singapore Theme park Hollywood stretch and New York

Universal Studios Singapore is part of Singaporean master plan to establish the country as a world-class and major tourist destination in Southeast Asia. Part of this plan comprises of two new integrated resorts. This comprises namely the Marina Bay Sands Resort in the Singapore Central business district and the Resort World’s Sentosa. The latter is run by the Genting...

Scuba diving (Advanced) at Pulau Dayang in Malaysia with Gilldivers (Asia Dive Academy)

Pulau Dayang is one of the a small remote islands situated in the South China, located east of peninsular Malaysia and Southeast of Tioman island not too far off from Singapore for a weekend getaway. Dayang itself is an island located beside Pulau Aur, a nice kampong island I dived the last time I was around the area almost...

Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall at Balestier

I recently had a chance to visit some of the lesser well-known gems around Singapore. The Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall (SYSNMH) is a historical colonial style villa located at 12 Tai Gin Road, Singapore. The memorial is essentially a converted 2 storey villa located in Balestier off Ah Hood Road right opposite Zhongshan Park. The villa is...

Marina Bay Sands Skypark, day and night panorama views

The Marina Bay Sands skypark is a tourist observation deck attraction located up on the roof of the Marina Bay Sands (MBS) hotel. The hotel is a world class 5-star joint home to 2,561 rooms and suites spanning over 55 floors across three tower blocks, each as MBS claims was designed with flows of feng shui in mind for...

Gardens by the Bay Singapore Cloud Forest Conservatory

Following my exploration of the Flower Dome Conservatory, the Gardens by the Bay Singapore Cloud Forest is one of the other two conservatories situated in the Garden grounds. The conservatory contains a controlled cool-moist climate found in tropical Montane regions 3,500m above sea level. Examples includes mountainous South America and Mt Kinabalu in Malaysia. It features a 35m tall man-made...

Gardens by the Bay Flower Dome Conservatory

Greenhouses are integral part of any botanical garden. Following my previous exploration of the Garden Lakes and Super Trees, the highlight of the garden horticultural here are two independent climate-controlled bio-domes. Also, they are reminiscent of the man-made greenhouses seen in the Eden project in Sweden. Lets have a look at the Gardens by the Bay Flower Dome Conservatory. As...

Gardens by the Bay Singapore Lakes and Super Trees

Previously I touched on the introduction of Singapore Gardens by the Bay themed cultural gardens. Today, I shall cover the Gardens by the Bay Lakes and Super Trees. Noteworthily, large water supplies are needed to run the gardens. Moreover Singapore gets most of her water from water imports and local water catchments. Also, with increasing push for sustainable water policies...

Gardens by the Bay Singapore Background and Themed Cultural Gardens

The Gardens by the Bay is a key sustainability-related horticulture project in Singapore. It is in her quest to be a world-class Garden city. Moreover, this includes realizing the vision of being an eco-tourist destination and the botanical capital of the world. This is of course with environmental sustainability at heart. This article covers in detail a walk through...

A visit to the Marina Bay Sands Integrated Resort

Upon my return back to Singapore for the summer holidays, the Marina bay sands resort is one of my few places must visit places before I head back to the UK for my next university term. I remembered passing by the ECP from the airport ogling at the newly glass-cladded monstrosities, standing on a once large undeveloped piece of...

Singapore flyer- The sights, Singapore formula 1 GP paddock and grid, Marina bay barrage and city skyline

All the 28 capsule on the wheel are all glass encased, self-rotating, air-conditioned and climate-controlled gondolas with their own independent ventilators. There are plenty of standing space with 4 fiber glass benches facing each face of the capsule longitudinally. Though each capsules is capable of holding 28 passengers, seldom do this limit is reached when there are space to...

Singapore flyer- First impressions, entering the compound

First impressions- entering the compound Upon arrival at the center, the visitor center building do look alot bigger in person than what I initially know of during visits when it was under construction. Thick strong industrial guiders “guywires” can be seen arching the wheel super structure on each of it surrounding 4 corners. Each mated to a large embedded concrete...

Rotaract Medan 2006 Trip Day 6 /6

24th Dec Sunday- The days just seem to pass by faster and faster, this is the last day in Medan, Indonesia, also our rest day where we get to do sightseeing and shopping. Got out of bed 8am local time which means about 6 hours of sleep from the last night (where many got less having BBQ overnight). Good...

Rotaract Medan 2006 Trip Day 5/6

23th Dec Saturday - It bag packing time and we are heading to Brastagi! We were told to split our bags into 2 sets, one to bring up, the other left at home so we can pick it up on our way back tomorrow (& it beats carrying all our luggage up there too). Breakfast this time, is the...

Rotaract Medan 2006 Trip Day 4/6

22th Dec Friday - Today would be the mental hospital day visit, for many it will be a first time experience stepping into one, coupled with all kinds of freaky stories Ning told us the day before. Breakfast was hokkein mee on banana leaf before embarking on about an hour's long journey to the hospital which is situated in...

Rotaract Medan 2006 Trip Day 3/6

21th Dec Thursday - Woke up early in the morning, then it's an hour plus trip out of Kota Medan to another neighboring smaller town where we encountered rather interesting padi fields and cow crossings upon reaching the rural area. Where the old folks home we are visiting for the day is located. Old folks home visit We were greeted by...

Rotaract Medan 2006 Trip Day 2/6

20th Dec Wednesday – 8.30am (Medan Time) Woke up with feeling very sleepy after last night's meeting, had only 6 1/2 hours of sleep. Recapping on the meeting from last night we tied down and finalized the tasks to do. The plan is to do origami & balloons for the primary school students chaired largely by the Peili, while...

Rotaract Medan 2006 Trip Day 1/6

19th Dec Tuesday - 7.50am (SGT) Flight from Changi Airport to Medan International Airport. It had been raining the last whole days, but that didn't drench our sprits nor delay our scheduled 1 hour flight to Medan. We landed and cleared customs, little do we know we “brought the rain over” from Singapore as well. We were greeted by...

Medan Indonesia Community Service Trip

Alot of stuffs have been happening lately, namely in preps for all the events next week - the week before christmas. While most the limelight is on Christmas shopping for PS3 and Nintendo Wii, there's chalet planning on my side, ironically for only one day as I would be flying off to Medan for a volunteer community service program....

Scuba Diving at Pular Aur

Holiday update (Trip photo gallery) Ok heres quite a big update covering my weekend trip to Pulau Aur, click on the "show more" at the end of this post to read the full log of the holiday. 17th Mar Friday, the trip to Aur The last & final part of the NAUI Scuba Diver certification is to clock in 5 open water...

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