Sights in Singapore

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Chinatown Lightup 2005

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Singapore offers many beautiful sights and photographic opportunities for the travellers. Begin your journey with a bumboat ride along the Singapore river and admire the old architecture building of yesterday years to the robust skyline and cityscrape. The ride will bring you to the icon of Singapore, The Merlion at the mouth of the river and get off at the Esplanade, Theatres on the Bay where you can view seasonal worldclass and local performance. It is a magnificent piece of  architexture. The locals call it ' Durian' because it resembles the exterior of the spiky tropical fruit. The fruit durian, has a strong aroma which not everyone will like. Try it... either you will love it or hate it. You will find it along the streets at Bugis Village.

For a bird's eye view, make a reservation  with Equinox restaurant at Swissotel hotel, but be warned that men can not wear sandals. The restaurant is located on the highest floor and enjoy English afterrnoon tea with a panaroma view.

Singapore is a multi-national country, different ethnic groups of people like Chinese, Muslim , Indian and others living in harmony under one roof . This is quite an unusual sight for visitors.

It will be a travel experience to last a lifetime and you will return for more.

 

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January 20, 2006 change by giorgio
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January 17, 2005 change by singaporesights

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Kong Meng San Phor

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The Hall of No-Form
The Hall of No-Form

This stunning temple is the largest Buddhist temple in Singapore, has a unique role to play in the hearts of Singaporean Buddhists. Over the years, it has helped promote the Buddha's teachings, bringing the Dharma closer to the public.

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address:88 Bright Hill Drive
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Orchid garden

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Orchid garden
Orchid garden
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The botanic garden is great,
but the orchid garden within it is fabulous!

Did you know you can also eat orchids?

type:Mosques
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url:www.nparks.gov.sg
address:Cluny Road, Singapore 259569
tel:1-800-6-471-7300

Mustafa Center

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It famous department store, supermarket, pharmacy, jeweller, money changer, hotelier, travel agency and post office all rolled into one. From its early days in 1971 when it was only retailing garments, Mustafa Center sure has come a long way. In contrast to its relatively modest blue-glass exterior, you can get almost anything you want here from over 90,000 items displayed on four levels, commanding a total retail space of 70,000 square feet. With a wealth of offering at some of the lowest prices in Singapore, it's no wonder that this outlet is popular with tourists and more..

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address:145 Syed Alwi Roads
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Chinatownology

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Chinatownology - a website dedicated to the heritage and culture of Singapore Chinatown. www.chinatownology.com

You can find history of landmarks, events, and also stories of people who lived there. Lots of old pictures and also a listing of places to eat and shop.

You can join the mailing list for updates of latest stories.

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url:www.chinatownology.com
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Singapore river

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The Singapore River has undergone dramatic transformation since its early days. Once the lifeline of the nation, it was the economic artery of Singapore where pioneers lived and worked together.

Many will remember a Singapore River filled with twakows, tongkangs and stevedores working hard to unload cargoes from ships anchored in the outer road of the harbour and loading fresh cargoes for these ships. The stench from the flotsam and jetsam on the Singapore River cannot be missed too.

With changes brought forth by rapid economic development and urban renewal, a way of life more..

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Asian Civilisations Museum, Empress Place

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While the Armenian Street branch of the Museum focuses on Peranakan culture, the flagship Empress Place branch covers all of Asia. This excellent museum deserves at least four hours to fully appreciate the wealth of information and superbly presented displays. Take advantage of the free tours ! Admission is free after 6pm on Friday nights.

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address:Empress Place

Sultan Mosque

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The Sultan Mosque is the main attraction in Arab Street. It is a place of worship and the architecture on it is wonderful. It has an impressive gold dome and a vast hall.

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address:www.niscoir.com
tel:021-8162530
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Sri Mariamman Temple

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The oldest Hindu temple of Singapore. It was built in 1827. Take SBS bus 61,103,166 or 197 form North bridge Road to get there.

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Siong Lim Temple

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This is the oldest Buddhist Temple in Singapore. Built in 1898, 79 years after the founding of modern Singapore. The building of Siong Lim was initiated by a local business Mr. Low Kim Pong. Donations for its construction came from all over south east asia. It is built in the style of a cong lin monastery. The layout is similiar to most Chinese Mahayana monastery so visiting this place offers a blueprint to understand Buddhist monasteries in general.

There is even an inscription by the Imperial Tutor to the Last emperor of China (Puyi). It more..

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address:184E Jalan Toa Payoh

Singapore Mint Coin Gallery

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Just east of the Boon Lay MRT station ist the Coin Gallery, which exhibits domestic coins and medals as well as a selection of foreign coins. Only interesting for people who are really into this.

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address:20 Teban Gardens Crescent
openinghours:Mon - Fri, 9am-5pm

Singapore Philatelic Museum

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A place for the stamp collector. Phone: 3373888.

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address:23B Colemann Street
openinghours:Daily from 9am-5.30pm

Singapore Art Museum

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The museum exhibits modern art from Singaporte and traditional art from Southeast Asia. Periodic exhibitions. Call 3323222 for more information what's on. Free guided tours at 10.30 daily. To get there take a metro to Dhoby Ghaut.

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address:71 Bras Basah Rd.
openinghours:9am-5.30pm, Mondays closed, Wednesdays open until 9pm

Kuan Yin Temple in Waterloo Street

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Kuan Yin Temple in Waterloo Street
Kuan Yin Temple in Waterloo Street
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The most popular temple in Singapore. This temple is situated in Waterloo Street and was built on 28 May 1884.The temple attracts large numbers of worshippers, many of them from Malaysia, Thailand, China etc The Kuan Yin Birthdays fall on 19 Feb, 19 June and 19 Sept in the Lunar months. The temple is especially very crowded on these days.

If you are in Singapore on the Chinese New Year Eve, 8th Feb, the temple will open in the night till the next day, hundreds of worshippers would squeeze their way to worship  the goddness of Mercy  for a properous year ahead, more..

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Chinatown Lightup

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Chinatown Lightup 2005
Chinatown Lightup 2005
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Chinatown will come alive on 27/1/07 to usher the Year of the Pig. Chinatown Chinese New Year light up will go on until 4/3/07. The road will be lighted up with colorful lighting and stalls are selling New Year goodies. On the eve of 17th Feb,  firecrackers will be fired at midnite and the place will be jammed pack with people like sardine  to do a last minutes shopping and great bargain. Just immerse yourself in the festive moods and an experience will last you a lifetime. Make your date then.

Chinatown MRT station (NE4)

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address:Chinatown
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Istana Kampung Glam

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This used to be the former residence of the family and followers of Sultan Hussein Mohamed Shah of Johor. When completed in 1820, it occupied an area twice the size of the present compound but was soon halved in 1824 through the construction of North Bridge Road. Until early 1999, it was the private residence for the sultan's descendents and described as the world's most informal royal palace, where visitors were permitted to walk the grounds.

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Singapore Navy Museum

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Only something for the military enthusiast. At least the admission is free, but bring your passport.

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address:Endurance Block, Sembawang Camp
openinghours:8.30am-4.30pm (Mon-Fri), 8.30am to 12 noon on Saturday

Changi Prison Museum

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This place has been covered in a novel of James Clavell (King Rat). It as a former prisoners-of-war museum. The museum has on record the daily life of the prisoners. It displays photographs, paintings and sketches. Admission free. Take a SBS bus 2 from Tanah Merah MRT station.

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address:20km Upper Changi Road North
openinghours:10 am-5pm, closed Sundays and public holidays

The Chinatown Heritage Centre

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Shopping in China Town
Shopping in China Town
photo by: Adriana Selage

Housed in three restored shophouses, the centre recreates the living experience of the people of Chinatown using displays, oral histories and audio-visula presentations. The moving personal stories of former residents of Chinatown are fascinating and at times will induce tears. The centre is located in Pagoda Street.

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Tan Si Chong Su Temple

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A Chinese Hokkien temple built in 1876.

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address:Magazine Rd.

Singapore History Museum

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The history museum covers the history of the people of Singapore. It is a rather OK place to explore. Admission is between SGD 1.50 and 4 SGD. Guided tours available.

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address:Stamford Rd.
openinghours:9am-5.30pm, closed Mondays, open until 9pm on Wednesday
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