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Sir Stamford Raffles
Sir Stamford Raffles is the founder of Singapore. That is why u can find his statue in Singapore. This statue is standing outside Victoria Concert Hall.
In the 1880s, a bronze statue of Raffles was placed at the centre of the Padang, the shared playground of the Singapore Cricket Club and the Singapore Recreation Club.
It was relocated to the front of the Victoria Memorial Hall and Theatre in 1919.
In 1969, in addition to this "black" Raffles statue, another white Statue of Raffles was built beside the old Parliament House, by the Singapore River, near the spot where he supposedly landed in 1819.
Altar at Siong Lim Temple
Siong Lim Temple is located at Jalan Toa Payoh.
You have to take Bus No. 238 from Toa Payoh Bus Interchange and walk some distance.
Follow the sign or ask the locals for directions.
The compound of the temple was quite big and many gods are being worshipped here.
Do ask if photography are allowed at the main hall. You have to remove your shoes at some of the halls. Incense and offerings may be purchased at the counter.
Some may have allergy to the smell of the incense or you may have tearing eyes. So do bring some wet tissue along.
The Sri Mariamman Temple is situated in Chinatown along South Bridge Road. It is the oldest and largest Hindu Temple in Singapore which was built in 1843.
Do remove your shoes before you enter the temple. You have to pay a fee to bring in your cameras or video cameras to take photographs. However, admission is free but donations are welcomed.
The Raffles Hotel is also known as the "Grand Old Lady of the East".
Many celebrities has been its guest.
The Raffles Hotel also houses Long Bar where you can have your famous glass of "Singapore Sling". This is a place while you can throw your peanuts shell on the floor.
The Raffles Hotel also houses Ah Teng's cake shop which is famous for their cakes and pastries. The brownies are excellent!
The Thian Hock Keng Temple is the oldest Chinese temple in Singapore.
It was built by the Hokkien immigrants as they were grateful for a safe voyage from China.
It is situated at Telok Ayer Street which is hidden behind Amoy Street near the Tanjong Pagar MRT Station.
The Sultan Mosque is situated at Muscat Street which is next to Arab Street.
Its massive golden dome and huge prayer hall make it one of Singapore's most imposing religious builiding since it was built in 1928.
During Ramadan (fasting month), the street around the mosque has stalls that sell delicacies for Muslims to break their fast each dusk.
Bukit TImah Summit
Bukit Timah Nature Reserve (BTNR) is a rainforest reserve covering 200 acres of land area.
You can hike through the jungle along well paved trails. The first few hundreds steps are very steep climb up the hill. Do dress in something like and bring some drinking water.
During your hike, you will see the insects and animal and flora and fauna that inhibits this rainforest.
When you climb to the summit of the BTNR, you will find a rock that tells you the height you are standing at.
take some pics
Bukit Batok Town Park is situated at Bukit Batok East Ave 5.
It is commonly known to the locals as Little Guilin or Xiao Guilin. This park looks similar to a part of Guilin the granite rock sitting within a lake in China.
The park has a narrow strip of land, beautifully landscaped and provided with footpaths.
It is just 3 minutes walk from Bukit Gombak MRT Station.
pitch a tent and hamock
Changi Beach Park is one of the oldest coastal parks in Singapore. It is link by a bridge to Changi Village and to the Changi Ferry Terminal to get to Pulau Ubin.
The park is 3.2km long with stretches of sandy beaches between Changi Point and Changi Ferry Road.
This is the place where families can gather over the weekends for picnics, swimming, barbecues or overnight camping. Sitting by the beach, you can look out to the sea overlooking Pulau Ubin.
Bring your own food here, or you can get some Nasi Lemak at the nearby Changi Village.
"Poison" BBQ Food
Changi Village is the gateway to Pulau Ubin. It is a good place for the locals bored with city life and want to getaway to some seabreeze and quietness.
The food centre at Changi Village is famous for its nasi lemak and BBQ food.
Some will queue for 30 mins or more to try the famous Nasi Lemak. There are many competitors and all claiming their is the best. You got to try it.
There are a few stall selling BBQ food like stingray, squid, otah, chicken wings .... (we term them as posion food ;p) u must try some poison while in Singapore.
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