Showing posts with label SINGAPORE. Show all posts
Showing posts with label SINGAPORE. Show all posts

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Palawan Beach In Sentosa Island Singapore

Palawan Beach

Palawan Beach In Sentosa Island Singapore Or Pantai Palawan inIdonesianand Malyasia and sandy beach gives you the opportunity to stroll with your loved one or pet dog while watching the sun set. The main highlight of the beach is the suspension boardwalk that brings you to the Southernmost Point of Continental Asia which is also known as the closest point to the Equator in Asia. Ideal escape for romance with a great view of the South China Sea as you sit secluded by lush bougainvilleas and tall shady coconut trees. Palawan Beach lies in the centre of the southern coast of Sentosa. There is a suspension bridge that leads to a small islet off the coast which is said to be the Southernmost Point of Continental Asia, or Asia's closest point to the Equator. However, inspection of any map, even those on Sentosa, show that this cannot be the case.

Palawan Beach

East Coast of Singapore Paradise

The East Coast of Singapore is largely residential and offers few sights as such; most visitors just cross it on their way from and to Changi Airport. For Singaporeans, on the other hand, the main attractions are 20 kilometres of white sandy beach. East Coast Park your vehicle at Marine Parade Estate if you are driving and take the underpass to East Coast Park. What’s a little exercise on a family day out? There are many steps to climb and a long, long ramp to roll before you reach your destination so make sure you take it slow. Don’t let your kids attempt any death defying bicycle hop down the stairs or conduct a Tour de Tunnel because you won’t want to be slapped with a $1,000 fine.

East Coast LightHouse

Visit the public toilet located near the first bicycle rental shop (if you have to). There’s an outdoor
shower in the gents and ladies but no kids should run around naked please. There’s a clause in the
National Parks Board’s park visitation do’s and don’ts that read: Be decently dressed at all times. Locate a pond two (more) humps away from the toilet you know they’re serious about the speed
limit when they build a hump every 300m or so. Enjoy the green pasture and shady trees but
strictly no feeding the fish.

The next time you are at the park, you may build your own party here because you are allowed to
Bring Your Own Pit at the stretch in front of the Costa Sands Resort. Booking is available at all
AXS machines. There’s also a bicycle rental shop (Vision Creations) at block C of the chalets. Need another breather? The ideal spot for picnic is under the young Yellow Flame tree, a stone’s throw away from the rocky boulders which are a (huge) stone’s throw away from algae green pond
which is way bigger than the first algae green pond. See, we told you you need a breather.

East Coast Map

Pat yourself on the back if you’ve managed the only uphill route of this journey and passed by the
only hawker centre in the Park without stopping over for that big mug of sugarcane juice. This is
the longest fishing jetty in Singapore where you can catch anything from tamban (nasi lemak fish),
puffer fish, to ikan parang (‘sai toh’ fish).

Welcome to Singapore’s very first cable-ski park! Adrenalin junkies can flex their muscles and perform stunts to their delights but kiddos under seven-years old are prohibited from the sport. It costs $30/h on weekdays and $40/h on weekends to ski. There’s even Ladies’ Night so
mums should come boogie in the water. Welcome to seafood paradise! You can savour
all the delicacies of the underwater world like succulent lobsters, chilli crabs, bamboo clams,
and fresh soon hock. It can be really packed on weekends so make your reservations early.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Underwater World Singapore Attractions Sentosa Tourism

Underwater World Singapore (UWS) will now be able to do just that, with some members of the aquatic family! As part of its continuing efforts to introduce more exciting and interactive oceanarium experiences to its visitors, UWS has catalyzed the integration of aquatic science and technology to introduce the Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) System making it the world’s first oceanarium to do so.

RFID is an automatic identification technology, relying on storing and remotely retrieving data using devices called RFID tags or transponders. An RFID tag is an object that can be attached to or embedded into an object, animal, or person for the purpose of identification using radio waves. Similarly, all the seven species of fishes in the Living Fossils tank such as the Arapaima (Arapaima gigas), Alligator Gar (Lepisosteus spatula), Pacu (Piaractus brachypomum), Redtail Catfish (Phractocephalus hemiliopterus), Flower Ray (Potamotrygon sp.) and the Shovelnose Catfish (Pseudoplatystoma sp) and Walking Catfish (Clarias bartruchus) are embedded with RFID tags. The tags were generously supplied by Texas Instrument.

The RFID tag implanted in each fish will enable it to be sensed by antennas that are fitted on the front of the exhibition tank. When the fish swims within detectable range, the RFID tag sends a signal to the antenna, which then relays a signal to a touch screen computer. The computer will then display the name of the fish such as Tiny the Arapaima. Visitors will also be able to navigate through all the detailed information about the fish such as its origin, diet and characteristics by clicking on the appropriate icon on the computer screen.

Singapore Zoo Most Favourite Singapore Tourism

THE Singapore Zoo, a world-class facility amongst its peers, continues to be a star visit for tourists to Singapore. The zoo walked away hands down with the Best Leisure Attraction Experience. It is rated a top rainforest park where groups, families and students gather to learn and see nature, wildlife and conservation firsthand in a world removed.

“Our purpose is to inspire people to becloser to nature, so we try to show the animals, plants and habitat in their most natural environment,” says the Singapore Zoo’s executive director, Ms Fanny Lai. More aptly described as a hybrid between a theme park and a serious zoological institution, the zoo is becoming well-known for its “edutainment” mission that advocates the learning process of wildlife, nature and conservation in a resort environment.

The zoo is totally based on the concept of Open Zoo where the visitors can easily view the animals that are put behind the bars. The animals are enclosed in the wide and extended enclosures which are really best suited for their habitation. The Singapore Zoo is comprised up with more than 315 wild animals’ species and some of the endangered species. The practice of captive breeding is also carried out in the zoo for the purpose of protecting the endangered species from getting diminished.

Singapore Zoo visitors get to see interactive animal shows and are introduced to a variety of educational programmes. There is also a viewing gallery in the Wildlife Research Centre where visitors can view, from a safe distance, medical treatments, including operations, to wildlife that the zoo conducts to ensure that the animals are in prime health.

Sentosa Nature Discovery Gallery is Literally Asia Favourite

The Sentosa Nature Discovery is an information hub for guests of all ages to learn skills to become a “nature detective”. From interesting facts and colourful exhibits spread out in a two-storey indoor information gallery, to the wildlife and habitats thriving in the great outdoors, there are tools all around on Asia’s Favourite Playground to help guests sharpen their instincts and enable them to uncover intriguing surprises that nature has in store.

At the Sentosa Nature Discovery gallery, our guests become “nature detectives” by using their senses to observe, classify, compare, and infer from the surroundings. They can learn to identify species of birds and insects through the sounds that the wildlife make, as well as the ‘clues’ they leave behind. Our “nature detectives” can also get acquainted with the various habitats and rocks that are found on Sentosa. Sentosa will be rolling out a series of educational programmes targeted at schools. These programmes incorporate activities to promote skill-based and experiential learning. The hands-on activities are designed to evoke critical and creative thinking amongst students while they have fun.

Set within a diverse environment, the Sentosa Nature Discovery gallery is literally a ‘living classroom’ for experiential learning. Everything in and around the forest can be used in each educational journey. Even the building that houses the information gallery has a story to tell as it is a former monorail station that has been preserved and transformed into the S$5.5 million dollar nature attraction. The former monorail system took visitors on a scenic journey over the forest canopy, and it is the nostalgia of this popular ride through the greenery that inspired the design of the Sentosa Nature Discovery gallery. What was once the monorail track now also forms the bridge that links the nature gallery with the Imbiah rainforest.

Over the years, Sentosa has committed to preserving the island’s historical landscape and nature heritage amid many new developments on the island. Many of the older buildings on Sentosa have architectural and historical significance and play an integral role in our history. These historic icons have been thoughtfully conserved, giving them a new lease of life. Some of Sentosa’s conservation partnerships include the Tourism Academy at Sentosa, Amara Sanctuary Resort Sentosa, the Sentosa Resort and Spa, and more recently, Capella Singapore, which comprises two restored 1880s colonial-era buildings. Sentosa is also committed to keeping the island 60% green by actively preserving and enhancing the island’s natural environment. Sentosa is home to more than 30 heritage trees, Singapore’s largest collection.

There are eight different nature reserve habitats, 134 species of birds and dozens more rare species of flora and fauna. Efforts are also underway to enrich the forested areas on Sentosa and restore them to a primary status where increased biodiversity creates a lush environment for wildlife to thrive. Since November 2007, over 20,000 plants and native species have been planted in aid of this cause. About a dozen schools have sown the seeds for a greener future by actively participating in this tree planting campaign under Sentosa’s “Grow Our Nature Heritage” programme. Through this process, we hope to nurture in the young a sense of ownership and stewardship for the environment.

Sentosa Island Singapore Tourism Board Attraction

Welcoming Sentosa Island a growing number of local and international guests every year, Sentosa is an integral part of Singapore’s goal to be a global destination to work, live and play.  Sentosa is Asia’s leading leisure destination and Singapore’s premier island resort getaway, located within 15 minutes from the central business and shopping districts.

The 500-hectare resort island is home to an exciting array of themed attractions, award-winning spa retreats, lush rainforests, golden sandy beaches, resort accommodations, world-renowned golf courses, a deep-water yachting marina and luxurious residences making it a vibrant island resort for business and leisure.

In 2014, some 2,000 homes at Sentosa Cove will dot the coast. Situated on the eastern end of Sentosa Island, the exclusive residential enclave will feature romantic quayside restaurants, retail and specialty shops. Offering Singapore’s only truly oceanfront residences, Sentosa Cove is fast becoming the world’s most desirable address.

The Island is proud to be home to Sentosa Golf Club and its two acclaimed golf courses, The Serapong and The Tanjong. Since 2006, Asia’s richest national open, the annual Barclays Singapore Open, has teed off on The Serapong with star-studded line-ups featuring international players and golf professionals from Asia, Europe and the USA playing to nail-biting finishes.

Sentosa 4D Magix Highly Interactive Favorite Attraction In Singapore

Sentosa 4D Magix is now even more thrilling. Since it opened in December 2005 more than one million visitors have experienced this award-winning attraction. Now, a wetter, wilder, ashier pirate adventure awaits all at Southeast Asia’s rst 4 dimensional theatre. Young ones and adults alike can share in the misadventures of Captain Lucky and his swarthy band of pirates and face the perils that lie in wait as they go in search of hidden treasure. The crew’s misadventures are brought to life through simulated movements and synchronised e ects, engaging all the senses and providing a multi-sensory experience. Viewers can expect to be assaulted by bats in a dark cave and be chased down by angry hornets.

Upgraded at a cost of US$100,000, high pressure water pipes and more than 200 red led lights will enable visitors to experience bird droppings, spine tingling bat eyes and blinding lightning e ects that will make the whole experience a lot more exciting, realistic and enjoyable. Managing Director of Sentosa 4D Magix, A. Yogesvaran explained that, "the upgrade was necessary as part of its overall strategy in ensuring visitors are always given something unexpected whenever they come back to Sentosa 4D Magix.

The team works hard to achieve this". The all-new Sentosa 4D Magix experience is priced at just $18 per adult or $29.90 for the combo package including CineBlast: Singapore’s rst and only cinema ride, combining the exhilaration of a rollercoaster ride with high de nition 3D wide-screen projection. Sentosa 4D Magix and CineBlast are located together at the Imbiah Lookout area near the Cable Car Arrival Plaza in Sentosa.

Singapore’s High-tech Interactive Zone at Sentosa is more than a theme park. It is a whole new world of interactive action and thrills featuring three pioneering and spectacular attractions. These attractions include Pirates In 4D, Extreme Log Ride and Desperados, and are managed by SENTOSA 4D MAGIX and SENTOSA CINEBLAS.

The highly interactive attractions provide the right mix of entertainment value, accessibility and user experience that consistently boost Singapore Tourism. They have been crowd drawers since the first site opened in 1994 at the then named CineMania in Sentosa. Concentrating these attractions in Sentosa provides tourists with a more comprehensive cluster of value-added activities.

Jurong Birdpark Attraction Popular Singapore Tourist

Jurong Birdpark is one of the largest and most renowned avian centers in the world. In addition to highly successful and prolific captive breeding programs, it is well known for high-end exhibitry. PJA finalized a Master Plan to take Jurong into the new century with continued excellence. Emphasis has been placed on increasing the “fun-factor” with more hands-on activities. Innovative exhibits proposed include Free-Flight Parrot Aviaries, a Raptor Aviary, an Everglades and Habitats of the World exhibit, as well as the new South America exhibit and renovated Penguin Building.

I hereby declare that I will not hold the Jurong BirdPark responsible or liable for any accident, injury etc. whatever and however caused that may occur to me during my period of service with the Jurong BirdPark. Any first aid or medical treatment provided by the Jurong BirdPark at its expense shall be discretionary and on a compassionate basis only. In no event shall the provision of such first aid or medical treatment tantamount to an admission of liability by the Jurong BirdPark.

Jurong Bird Park, collection of more than 8,000 birds from 600 species, offers visitors an experience that is entertaining as well as educational. The whole family can enjoy the entertaining Birds n Buddies Show and be enthralled by the birds of prey in the King of the Skies show and in the Fuji World of Hawks. The Penguin Parade enclosure, in a re-created Antarctic setting, houses more than 200 penguins of five species. Within the Penguin Parade enclosure, there are some 50 other sea-birds such as the inca terns and puffins.


After some S$40m rejuvenation, Orchard Road now offers greater shopping as well as exciting lifestyle experiences. Specially crafted glass panels with tropical flora motifs have been added to accentuate the greenery of wide pedestrian malls. Come evening, spectacular state-of-the-art lighting softens the ambience amid flashing neon lights. The shopping belt boasts of more than 40 retail malls offering spectrums of fashion and lifestyle stores and a repertoire of restaurants, eateries and movie theaters. Orchard Road also hosts several events like the Christmas Light-up, Fashion Festival, Great Singapore Sale, street performances as well as late night shopping on Saturday nights. Bayview Hotel Singapore, on Bencoolen Street, is only a short stroll to Orchard Road - Home of the Great Singapore Sale.

The Forum Shopping Mall, Palais Renaissance, The Shopping Gallery at Hilton, Lucky Plaza, Centrepoint Shopping Centre, Paragon, Orchard Towers and Singapore Plaza.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

SPA Botanica Natural Landscape In Sentosa

SPA Botanica, located on Singapore’s resort island of Sentosa, took top honours in a new Tourism Awards category designed to recognise the best spa in Singapore. The 6000 square metre tropical garden spa is only minutes away from the buzz of downtown Singapore. The outdoor spa pavilions have their own bath and private garden, allowing guests to enjoy spa treatments in the surrounds of nature, yet in complete privacy.

Besides providing a relaxing retreat from the city, this tropical sanctuary allows a return to the past – a peek into Singapore’s colonial heritage. Prior to Singapore’s fall to Japan during World War II, the buildings that now house Spa Botanica’s modern facilities used to hold elements of the British Army.

The spa’s location was another point for its win. It is only eight kilometres from the Orchard Road area with free shuttle buses from the city and from the nearby HarbourFront subway station.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Singapore Tourist Guide Uniquely Singapore Experiences to Visitors

SINGAPORE Tourist guides are important frontline tourism ambassadors in delivering Uniquely Singapore experiences to visitors. As we move towards our Tourism 2015 targets to receive 17 million visitor arrivals and S$30 billion in tourism receipts, there is a need to build a pool of capable tourist guides to meet this demand. Through ITGD, passionate individuals interested to join the tour guiding fraternity can learn more about this profession first-hand. The STB will continue to work with STG and private sector to strengthen this industry, and ensure that tourist guides remain relevant through enhanced training and specialisation of skills,” said Ms Caroline Leong, Director of Travel Services and Hospitality Business, STB.

Now into its fifth year, this year’s ITGD will be held at one of the nation’s iconic architecture, the National Museum of Singapore. Visitors to the museum can sign up for free guided tours of its Singapore Living Galleries as well as architectural highlights conducted by professional licensed tourist guides. In support of this event, the museum is offering a discounted admission of $5 to the Singapore History Gallery and Greek Masterpieces from the Louvre exhibition.

“Art and history are important components of a country’s heritage. As an art and heritage destination in Singapore, we are happy to host the International Tourist Guide Day at the National Museum where the guides can share anecdotes of Singapore’s history and the museum’s legacy with everyone,” shared Ms Lee
Chor Lin, Director of the National Museum of Singapore. “This is a forward step towards greater awareness of art and heritage in Singapore.”

Visitors can get acquainted with lesser-known facts about the museum’s architecture and learn how Singapore’s multi-racial and multi-cultural society evolved through the times by visiting the lifestyle themed Living Galleries Food, Fashion, Photography and Film & Wayang. The tours will be conducted in either
English or Mandarin. In addition, the public can also enjoy other fringe activities like balloon sculpting, Chinese calligraphy and traditional games of chapteh and five stones.

About Singapore Tourism Board

The Singapore Tourism Board (STB) is an economic development agency for one of Singapore’s key service sectors tourism. The mission of the Board is to develop and champion tourism, so as to build the sector into a key driver of economic growth for Singapore. The STB aims to differentiate and market Singapore as a must-visit destination offering enriching experiences through the “Uniquely Singapore” brand.

About National Museum of Singapore
With a rich history dating back to its inception in 1887, the National Museum of Singapore is Singapore’s oldest museum with the youngest and most innovative soul. Designed to be the people’s museum, the 120-year-old prides itself on introducing cutting-edge and varied ways of presenting history to redefine
conventional museum experience.

Described as the latest cultural icon, the museum hosts challenging and vibrant festivals and events all year round and is far from being just a space for exhibitions and artefacts. The programming is supported by a wide range of facilities and services including F&B, retail, Resource Centre, Gallery Theatre and the Public Sculpture Garden among others. With a rich history dating back to 1887, the National Museum of Singapore re-opened in December 2006.