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Sentosa uses mirrors and warning signs to prevent peacocks from attacking visitors, cars

Peafowl draw attention with their plumage but they can turn aggressive when their feathers are ruffled, so warning signs have been put up on Sentosa. The island, which is home to more than 60 peafowl, comprising male peacocks…

Why Singapore is still an attractive tourist destination for Indonesians

High enthusiasm among Indonesians following the establishment of a VTL shows Singapore remains a popular destination for the people of the world’s fourth most populous nation. The VTL announcement by Singapore Tourism Board was widely publicised by mainstream…

Get groovy with Eevee when Pokemon invade Sentosa Island

Catch a parade and go on a digital scavenger hunt at events featuring one of the cutest Pokemons ever to appear in the wild. Sentosa will celebrate the fox-like (dog? squirrel?!) Eevee for three months starting Dec 10…

The pandemic is Resort World Sentosa’s impetus towards sustainable tourism

Peace and quiet can be elusive in the city. Some seek out these precious moments in parks, others pay good money to find them overseas. But stillness can be distressing for tourist attractions, like how RWS’ 49 hectares…

What Singapore’s largest therapeutic garden teaches us about special needs

As soon as my colleague, Yulianna, and I stepped into the therapeutic garden, the cacophony of raucous laughter amongst picnic-goers outside dissipated into the air. Standing at the entrance on a Sun afternoon, we watched as families and…

Teen in TikTok backflip stunt admits entering rhino enclosure, killing frog, drug consumption, other offences

A teenager who gained notoriety in a viral video in which he backflipped in the Singapore Zoo’s rhinoceros enclosure has admitted to various offences such as killing a frog on a foosball table, drug consumption and damaging the…

Singapore still an attractive global investment hub, but lacks element of fun: GIC top exec

The Republic remains an attractive hub for global investments, but lacks an element of fun to draw a greater variety of market participants and raise the city’s brand as the place to be, said GIC deputy group CIO…

Talks to renew Singapore Grand Prix contract ongoing: Iswaran

Singapore is currently in discussions with F1 and the Singapore Grand Prix (GP) for a new term of the F1 race in the city-state, said Transport Minister S Iswaran on Mon. “We all recognise that events such as…

Kaws:Holiday exhibition to open on Nov 16 after court lifts injunction order

The Kaws:Holiday Singapore exhibition at The Float@Marina Bay will go ahead on Tues after a court lifted an injunction that had earlier prevented the art exhibition from proceeding, its organisers said on Mon. The Hong Kong-based organisers AllRightsReserved…

Minor Issues: Raising environmentally sensitive kids

My wife and I have always had a goal of raising our kids to be ecologically sensitive. We aspire for our two boys to respect the environment and ecological diversity that we live among daily. After all, Singapore…

Orchard Road blooms with Christmas florals in annual festive light-up

Orchard Road bloomed with poinsettias, magnolias and Christmas roses on Sat evening when President Halimah Yacob, with the press of a button, triggered the annual Christmas light-up at 8pm. With the theme “Christmas in Bloom”, the shopping street…

Singapore court orders halt to display of Kaws’ Companion, giant inflatable sculpture, at ‘Kaws: Holiday’ event

Rarely has there been a case of holiday blues of such monumental proportions. On Sat, a large group of VIPs in Singapore were attending the official unveiling of a 42-metre-long inflatable outdoor sculpture, Companion, created by celebrity artist…

Get wowed by wildlife at newly opened Kingfisher Wetlands at Gardens by the Bay

Nature lovers and photography enthusiasts have another spot to watch wildlife with the opening of the Kingfisher Wetlands, the Gardens by the Bay’s newest attraction, on Fri. Officially launched by MND Minister Desmond Lee, the wetlands occupy an…

How many shoppers can Orchard Road’s Christmas light-up lure back?

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas – especially on Orchard Road. Cynics may decry little reason to feel festive with the current surge in coronavirus cases. But Singapore’s prime shopping street is pressing on with its…

SkyHelix Sentosa to open on Dec 15 with panoramic views of the island

Not ready to venture overseas yet? You can still take to the skies without taking your passport out when SkyHelix Sentosa opens on Dec 15, which also makes it a perfect option for the school holidays if you’ve…

Is Haw Par Villa selling out?

Roaming the grounds of the freshly relaunched Haw Par Villa, I experienced mild cognitive dissonance. I tried to reconcile what I was seeing with the gloomy and desolate Haw Par Villa of my memories. My mental discomfort worsened…

Crowds throng Istana open house to celebrate Deepavali

A queue had formed even before the gates to the Istana opened at 9am for an open house to celebrate Deepavali on Thurs. Among the early birds was Ms Lim Mui Eng, 50, a mechanical engineer, who was…

Proposal to turn Old Changi Hospital into stargazing spot wins competition

A proposal to transform the Old Changi Hospital into a stargazing observatory and aviation viewing deck has won a competition aimed at revamping the Changi Point area. The proposal, named Ascending to the Sky, placed first in the…

Ahead of Deepavali, vaccinated migrant workers visit Little India and offer prayers at temple

Crowds flocked to Little India over the weekend for last minute shopping ahead of Deepavali, which falls on Thurs. Adding to the numbers were vaccinated migrant workers from selected dormitories, many returning to the district for the first…

As Deepavali approaches, COVID-19 restrictions weigh on sales and crowds, say sellers

Though Deepavali is just around the corner, businesses in Little India – traditionally the heart of festivities – say that sales this period have remained subdued amid ongoing COVID-19 restrictions. Crowds have also paled in comparison to the…

Go to Hell! Haw Par Villa ‘Hell’s Museum’ opens just in time for Halloween

Step into the depths of hell at Haw Par Villa’s Hell’s Museum, a bizarre but educational gallery dedicated to death and the afterlife, when it opens Fri. A cultural theme park that’s been running over 80 years is…

F1 Pit Building being converted into medical facility for Covid-19 patients

The F1 Pit Building in Marina Bay is being converted into a medical facility for Covid-19 patients. Inside the facility, there were hundreds of beds already set up. Several signs for “triage stations” were pasted on the walls,…

Foodie spots Gluttons Bay, Satay By The Bay scraping by amid lack of tourists

Two foodie spots featuring open-air venues with famous stalls, a format similar to the closed Chinatown Food Street, are scraping by, with business plummeting due to a dearth of tourists. Makansutra Gluttons Bay, next to the Esplanade, and…

Chinatown Food Street closes, business hit badly by lack of customers amid Covid-19 pandemic

Chinatown Food Street has closed for good after 20 years, the latest business victim of the Covid-19 pandemic. Opened in 2001 as part of the Singapore Tourism Board’s efforts to revitalise Chinatown, it boasted a cluster of popular…

Tourism players hopeful as new offerings are rolled out

Zipping around town in a vintage Vespa sidecar; yacht trips to Lazarus Island; and walking tours of neighbourhoods such as Balestier and Jalan Besar. Before Covid-19, these activities were rarely on the radar of leisure tourists, many of…

Istana to hold open house on Deepavali

The Istana will hold an open house on Nov 4 in celebration of Deepavali, the President’s Office said on Fri. Visitors will only be able to access the Istana’s outdoor spaces and gardens. Those who wish to visit…

Orchard Road hopes for ‘a return to normalcy’ with annual Christmas light-up

The annual Christmas light-up along Orchard Road will return on Nov 13 with both physical and virtual elements, as businesses along Singapore’s prime shopping belt hope for “a return to normalcy”. For seven weeks until Jan 2, Orchard…

Public sector 5G trials under way at Sentosa with autonomous road-sweeping trucks, augmented reality experiences

A first batch of public sector 5G trials at Sentosa have kicked off, with government agencies testing out projects such as autonomous road-sweeping trucks and AR educational games. Ten trials have started. “The testbed catalyses the public sector’s…

More COVID-19 safe management measures in Little India as Deepavali draws near

Additional COVID-19 safe mgmt measures will be put in place at Little India as more visitors are expected there in the run-up to Deepavali, said Singapore Tourism Board on Mon. These measures include blocking off a popular pedestrian…

New attraction to be developed in Somerset; part of broader plan to rejuvenate Orchard Road

A new attraction in Somerset will be developed on a vacant plot of land next to the existing skate park opposite Orchard Gateway. The authorities are seeking proposals from developers to offer “an attraction concept with differentiated and…

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