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The East Coast Park

The East Coast Park is a beach park located on the southeastern coast of Singapore. It opened in the 1970s, when the government completed reclaiming land off the coast at Katong Tanjong Rhu stretching from Changi. It also serves a variety of major environmental communities such as Tanjong Rhu, Marine Parade, Bedok and Tampines.

The 185-acre East Coast Park is the largest park in Singapore, and is built entirely on reclaimed land with man-made beach, which may swim. This beach is protected by breakwaters, with no other natural features. The park is easily accessible to East Coast Park Service Road with out a lot along the East Coast Parkway. It has a spacious parking space with many carparks near the park.

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The Asian Civilisations Museum

The Asian Civilisations Museum is an institution that is part of the three museums in the National Museum of Singapore, located in the heart of Singapore's city office. It is one of the pioneering museums in the region to specialise in pan-Asian cultures and civilisations. The museum specialises in the material history of China, Southeast Asia, South Asia and West Asia, from which the diverse ethnic groups of Singapore trace their ancestry.

The museum first opened its doors at the Old Tao Nan School building on 22 April 1997 at Armenian Street, with exhibits largely centred on Chinese civilisation. With the restoration of the Empress Place Building, the museum established its new flagship museum there on 2 March 2003, rapidly expanding the collection to other areas of Asia. The Armenian Street branch closed for renovations on 1 January 2006 and reopened on 25 April 2008 as the Peranakan Museum, specialising in Peranakan culture.

On September 16, 2006, the Museum officially launched its new logo with a new slogan The Asian Civilisations Museum - Where Asian Cultures Come Alive!. This new logo reflects the museum's unique location by the historic Singapore River, the source and origin of Singapore multi-cultural society, which the ACM presents in its collection. The brown reflected image also alludes to the museum as a place for reflection, while the vibrant orange is an invigorating colour which represents activity and energy.

Opening Hours: Monday 13:00 noon until 19:00 at night; Tuesday to Sunday 9:00 am to 19:00 tonight; event until Friday night, free admission from 18:00 hours until 21:00 pm tonight.

SGD 5 adults, elderly / children (full time students) SGD 2:50

Admission ticket at a discounted price on Friday night (19:00 s / d 21:00)
Adults EUR 4, Elderly / children (full time students) SGD 2.

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Butterfly Park & Insect Kingdom

Butterfly Park & Insect Kingdom is one tourist destination in Singapore, precisely located in Sentosa Island. Butterfly Park & Insect Kingdom is a large reserve of varieties of butterflies and insects. Visitors can see very closely with thousands of live butterflies from more than 50 species. This place is visited by many local and foreign tourists, the environment, students and nature lovers all year round. The location is regarded as one of the best cold out several conservatories in the world. You can watch the blossoming of new life butterfly cocoons live in the house.

In addition to the butterflies you will find as many as 3,000 species of the world's most beautiful and rare of rare insects. These insects include the largest Dynastes Hercules beetle. The only of its kind in Singapore and throughout the region, the Butterfly Park & Insect Kingdom contains pages outside the main exhibition space, where you can find a panel of colorful sketches and photographs of the life cycle of the butterfly pull.

Aviary containing more than 2,500 free-flying butterflies and some 3,000 species of insects in the world's most rare. The main attraction at the Butterfly Park & Insect Kingdom is the firefly. It was dark in the daytime so you can enjoy the light of fireflies.

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Jurong Bird Park

Jurong Bird Park is a tourist attraction in Singapore managed by Wildlife Reserves Singapore. It is a landscaped park, built on the western slope of Jurong Hill. It is located within the Boon Lay Planning Area of the Jurong district and has an area of 202,000 square metres (50 acres).

Jurong Bird Park is now a world-famous bird zoo where there are specimens of magnificent bird life from around the world, including a flock of one thousand and one flamingos. It is currently the world's largest bird park in terms of number of birds and second largest in terms of land area after Germany's Vogelpark Walsrode. There are 4,600 birds of 380 species in Jurong Bird Park. Of these, 29 are of endangered species.

In 2006, Jurong Bird Park completed its S$10-million makeover. With the upgrading, the park now boasts a new entrance plaza, an African wetlands exhibit, a park-owned and managed Bongo Burgers restaurant, a Ben & Jerry's ice cream parlour, a gift shop and a bird hospital.


    * Birds n Buddies Show: Formerly called the "All Star Birdshow", this birdshow showcases a large number of species of performing birds in a single act.
    * Birds of Prey Show: Visitors can watch birds of prey such as eagles, hawks and falcons, who will fly in aerial loops and soar above the treetops.
    * African Wetlands:The new exhibit will give visitors a more balanced eco-system display and hopefully will be able to provide a better understanding of how nature, the birds and men co-exist in this one world we call our home. Species here include Shoebill stork, saddle-billed stork, and a few species of African fish.
    * African Waterfall Aviary: The African Waterfall Aviary is the world's largest walk-in aviary with more than 1,500 free-flying birds from over 50 species. Visitors may hop aboard the Panorail, the world's only monorail that runs through an aviary. Jurong Falls, which is located within the African Waterfall Aviary, is the world's tallest man-made waterfall in an aviary at 30 metres high. Species include golden-breasted starling, turacos, and the hoopoe.
    * Flightless Birds: in one corner of the zoo there is a section full of flightless birds. Ostriches, emus, rheas, and cassowaries are the residents of this exhibit.
    * Southeast Asian Birds Aviary: Visitors can view the largest collection of Southeast Asian birds, which has over 200 species.
    * Lory Loft covers 3,000 square metres (32,000 sq ft), is about 9 storeys high, and is the world's largest walk-in flight aviary for Lories and lorikeets, with over 1,000 free-flying lories. The ambience is similar to that of a rainforest vale in tropical Northern Australia.
    * Penguin Coast houses six species of penguins within 1,600 square metres (17,000 sq ft). Featuring a 21-metre (69 ft) tall Portuguese galleon facade designed to resemble a ship, the interior of Penguin Coast is constructed with timber beams and wooden flooring. Penguin Coast is home to the Humboldt, Rockhopper, Macaroni, Fairy and King Penguins which live in an indoor, climate-controlled den as well as an outdoor penguin enclosure showcasing Jackass penguins, one of the few species that are adapted to the tropics.
    * World of Darkness: Asia's first nocturnal bird house features a system of reverse lighting, converting day to night and vice versa. On display are 60 birds from 17 species, like the Night Herons, Fish Owls, boobook owls and Snowy Owls. It is akin to a quiet nocturnal walk along a starlit jungle path, watching birds in their nocturnal surroundings and hearing them beckon.
    * Pelican Cove: Visitors can catch a glimpse of all 7 species of pelicans, including the endangered Dalmatian Pelican. There is a boardwalk, where visitors can stroll along and observe these birds.
    * Panorail: The Jurong Bird Park Panorail is the world's only monorail system that runs through an aviary. The panorail has three stations, namely Main Station, Lory Station and Waterfall Station.

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Singapore Zoo

Singapore Zoo is one of the mainstay of Singapore's tourist attractions. Supplemented by thousands of rare animals that will make your family feel at home and comfortable to view. At the time the sun began to set, you can enjoy a different atmosphere at the Night Safari. Singapore Zoo also provides a vehicle for children's play Rainforest Kidzworld. A wave of lively children waiting in the water play area, with themes such as wildlife parks wet dream! For a more thrilling game, both young and old can ride to the animal-themed carousel. Also available pony activities for children. This horse ride will pass through the edge of the Rainforest Kidzworld, with views of Upper Seletar Dam is charming. After that your family can relax on a ship that circled the Upper Seletar Reservoir.

Ticket Prices: Singapore Zoo SGD $ 18 adults, SGD $ 9 children (3-12 years). Night Safari SGD $ 22 adults, SGD $ 11 children (3-12 years). Canal tickets Singapore Zoo and Night Safari: SGD $ 30 SGD $ 15 adults and children.

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Henderson Waves

Henderson Waves is the highest pedestrian bridge in Singapore. It was built to connect the two hills of Mount Faber and Telok Blangah Hill. Height of the bridge is 36 meters above the ground or Henderson Road.

This bridge has a unique waveform which consists of seven "ribs" that alternately corrugated steel arch rises above and below decks. Curved "ribs" niche form that serves as a shelter with a seat inside.

Yellow turvy wooden slats, an all-weather timber found in Southeast Asia, which is used in the decking. Look for the carvings on the slats marking the height you are at various points along the bridge.

Wave-forms will be lit with attractive LED lights 7:00 to 02:00 every day, providing light that illuminated the bridge.

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