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The Southern Ridges Trail is a 10-kilometre hiking route in southern Singapore. One of the most picturesque natural walks of the Lion City, the Southern Ridges Trail offers stunning views of the skyline waterfront and a stroll across fascinating natural and architectural marvels. Spread across four havens of exotic flowering plants and tropical animals ? Mount Faber Park, Telok Blangah Hill Park, HortPark, and Kent Ridge Park, Southern Ridges also consists of the country?s highest pedestrian bridge, suspended at a height of 36 metres across two hills.
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Gillman Barracks, once the house of the British Army, is a centre of contemporary arts in Singapore. The arts cluster is home to international art galleries, restaurants and the NTU Centre for Contemporary Art, part of the prestigious Nanyang Technological University. These services are all found in the well-maintained colonial barracks found at the site. One can marvel at the elegant blend of the colonial architecture of Gillman Barracks and the buildings with the ever-evolving arts sphere of the modern world.
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Jurong Bird Park, located on Jurong Hill in Singapore, is Asia's largest bird park housing over 5000 birds from around 400 varied species. Spread across 20.2 hectares, the major highlight is the Waterfall Aviary - the world's largest walk-in aviary.
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The places that are offbeat are usually the places to be, and the colossal Jurong Lookout Tower is an ideal example of this. Providing a panoramic view of the vibrant district of Jurong, this viewing tower stands at a towering height of eighteen metres.
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Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve is a Heritage Park at Kranji Way in Northern Singapore. Located at the banks of the Buloh River, this is Singapore?s first ASEAN Heritage Park that boasts of a stunning diversity of flora and fauna spread across a 202-hectare wetland and mangrove ecosystem. With more than 230 bird species ? including significant migratory populations, thousands of plant varieties and exotic animals, Sungei Buloh is a great place to learn about the bounty and conservation of nature.
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Formerly known as the Tiger Balm Garden, Haw Par Villa is an Asian culture theme park and Singapore's largest outdoor art gallery, located along the Pasir Panjang Road. Claimed to be the last of its kind in the world, this repository of Asian folklore and myths is famous for depicting the "Ten Courts of Hell" from Chinese folklore.
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One of the most popular sightseeing destinations in Singapore, Mount Faber Park is a hill rising up to a height o 94 meters and located within the Bukit Merah town. Overlooking the region of Telok Blangah, its peak can be accessed via the Mount Faber Road or the Morse Road but there are numerous trails leading right up to the top that has the adventurous tourists walk up the hill.
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Singapore. The city that is as reputed for its rich cultural heritage as for its discotheques, where the number of people thronging in museums go hand in hand with the crowds in the clubs. Here, the preservation of its heritage is not neglected just because new buildings are coming up every day. Singapore makes sure that the history buffs have no dearth of places to seek solace. One such place which houses the artefacts bearing witness to Singapore's rich history is the NUS Museum. Adorning the main campus of the National University of Singapore in Kent Ridge since 2002, the museum is the oldest of all the university museums dotted across the city-state. Delve into the deep history while taking in the magnificent Southeast Asian, Chinese and Indian collections.
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Trace the history of life on earth at the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum, a museum of natural history housed at the Kent Ridge Park campus of the prestigious National University of Singapore. This comprehensive museum possesses a catalogue of over 560,000 specimens, including the Raffles Natural History Collection.
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The Chinese Heritage Centre is an autonomous institute of the prestigious Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore, located in the historic Administration Building of the same. The centre includes a library, research centre and a museum with the building being a landmark reputed to be the only university created by the Chinese people living outside China. The tourists find it pleasant to stroll in the Yunnan Garden and stop by the beautiful Nantah Lake apart from looking at the unique architecture of this university building.
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The Kranji War Memorial, located at Kranji suburb of Singapore, commemorates the men and women from the Commonwealth who had lost lives during their service in the Second World War. The calm and beautiful cemetery has more than 4,400 white gravestones lined up in rows on the cemetery's slope, honouring men and women from Australia, Britain, Canada, India, Malaya, Netherlands, New Zealand and Sri Lanka.
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Science Centre Singapore, located in Jurong East, is a scientific institution having around a thousand exhibits spread over fourteen exhibition galleries. Formerly known as the Singapore Science Centre, this geeky science museum houses the largest collection of educational material related to science in the Lion City.
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The Tiger Brewery is one of the most famous breweries in Singapore that claim to brew the town's most iconic beer with mere four high-quality ingredients. This brewery is most visited for its beer-brewing tours where the visitors can see beer being made from its raw form, all the way from milling the malt to packaging. It also lets the visitors watch the filling and packing process of beer from a distance and lets them taste beer even before it is fermented for alcohol, called "wort".
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Based on the concept of Chinese gardening art, the Chinese Garden in Singapore a 13.5 hectare landscaped garden. It houses a seven-storey pagoda, Chinese-style pavilions and stone bridges, a stunning Bonsai garden and a lantern-studded Japanese Garden.
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The Thow Kwang Pottery Jungle is a pottery studio and home to the oldest surviving dragon kiln in Singapore, located near Jurong Eco Park in West Singapore. Built in the 1940s, this studio hosts regular workshops for the whole family on pottery, archery, soap making, painting, and the art of wood-firing. Set in a quiet, rustic atmosphere, Thow Kwang Pottery Jungle is well worth a visit for anyone who wants to experience what Singapore used to be like before the trend of development and industrialisation set in.
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Kranji is Singapore's most famous farmland spanning an area of over 600 hectares. The Kranji farms, earlier known as Kranji Countryside, houses over 200 farms, out of which only 18 are open to the public. The Farmer?s Market at Kranji Farms is quite interesting where visitors can learn about fresh farming and interact with local farmers. Surrounded by jungle and wetlands, Kranji is the perfect getaway for those looking forward to spending some time in the countryside.
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Bollywood Veggies is an organic farming collective located at Kranji, Singapore. Spread across 10 acres, this farm grows more than 100 different species of plants and is the country?s largest supplier of bananas. This serene, charming farm is the perfect weekend getaway from the bustle of the urban jungle ? a great place to unwind in the midst of nature!
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The only goat farm to exist in Singapore since 1988, Hay Dairies is now home to over 800 goats of mixed breed, with their origin heritage from Minnesota in the United States. Not only is the farm one of the leading suppliers of pure goat milk all across Singapore, but it also welcomes visits by individual tourists and families, who are keen to witness the functioning of a farm. For larger groups, the farm also organizes educational tours, and visitors get a firsthand experience of the production of milk.
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Singapore is home to a variety of unconventional places, with surprises around each corner for the uninformed tourist. Jurong Frog Farm is one of them, with a number of fun-filled activities revolving around its central frog theme, from feeding frogs to eating frog meat.
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VivoCity, the largest shopping mall in Singapore, is located at HarbourFront (close to the HarbourFrount MRT station). It is one of those very few shopping complexes that is famed for its open space. VivoCity also houses a large outdoor kid's playground on level two, along with a rooftop 'Skypark'.
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The Kent Ridge Park is a sprawling 47-hectare park situated at Kent Ridge, between the Singapore Science Park and the National University of Singapore. It is one of the declared eleven sites of the Second World War in Singapore along with being one of the four primary bird-watching sites in the Lion City. Kent Ridge is popular among nature lovers, bird watchers and fitness enthusiasts owing to its well-paved landscape teeming lush vegetation and diverse wildlife.
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The 9-hectare HortPark, part of the Southern Ridges in Singapore, is garden resource centre which is said to be the first one-stop-shop gardening lifestyle hub in Asia. This beautiful park brings together the educational, recreational and gardening-related activities under a single roof. HortPark is a go-to place for gardening enthusiasts, families and community groups with interest in the environment.
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Lying between the exuberant Mount Faber Park and Vibrant HortPark of the Southern Ridges of Singapore, Telok Blangah Hill Park is a calm, peaceful getaway to enjoy nature with a view. Even though joggers and trekkers may treat it as a mere passageway between two parks, there's much more to it. On one end of Telok Blangah Hill Park is the well-known Henderson Waves, which is a 274 metre long and 36-metre high undulatory structure with unique curved metal ribs, and on the other end is the Forest Walk which is a 1.3-kilometre long metal pathway offering breathtaking, bird-eye views of the forest below. Another trail to not miss in Telok Blangah Hill Park is the Earth Trail which runs parallel to the Forest Walk, offering a view of the forest from ground-level.
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Built upon a quiet grassy knoll of Bukit Chandu in Singapore, Reflections at Bukit Chandu is a small, interactive museum and heritage centre recounting the fierce 1942 Battle of Pasir Panjang (against the Japanese in Singapore during World War II). Developed and managed by the National Archives of Singapore, this tiny museum is filled with interactive exhibits, artefacts, audio and video recordings, and wax mannequins depicting the battle and paying tribute to the 42 brave soldiers of the Malay Regiment, many of whom lost their lives during the Second World War. A must-visit for those interested in military history.