East Coast

Singapore is a food paradise. A diverse culture and rich history make Singapore proud to have enough foods. Singapore’s East Coast is a place frequented by Singaporeans leisure, where attractive addition to stunning ocean views, there are very appetizing seafood center, is a paradise for seafood lovers. Sitting on the beach at night, blowing sea breeze, taste tempting chili crab, it is a rare treat.

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In addition to chili crab, the East Coast as well as many other dishes. Transferred to the East Coast Road from Tanjung plus East (Tanjong Katong Road), it is generally known as the “Eastern Canada” (Katong).

Katong have some very popular old-fashioned coffee shops. Many local snacks such as tofu packages, dumplings and the famous Katong laksa will let your foot off the mouth addiction. Sitting in a quaint coffee shop, authentic sipped coffee and looking at Joo Chiat Katong picturesque scenery will be a very pleasant thing.

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– Liu Mu

 

 

References:

http://www.mafengwo.cn/i/775089.html

http://www.woniugu.com/discover/PlazaDscvInfo.aspx?id=1217855

http://singapore.caexpo.com/renwen/jd_xjp/2013/07/09/3597611.html

A Place For Stress Relief

Universal Studios Singapore (新加坡环球影城) is a theme park located at 8 Sentosa Gateway within Resorts World Sentosa on Sentosa Island, Singapore. Featuring 24 movie-themed rides and attractions, thrill seekers, friends and families will be the first to experience many new rides and shows based on your favourite blockbuster hits. I’ve been there twice and I the place is beyond believable! uss

There are seven categories to choose from. They are Hollywood, Far Far Away, Ancient Egypt, New York, Sci-Fi City, Lost World and Madagascar. These categories surely speak for themselves! These two are my favourites:

 

Revenge of the Mummy:

Located in Ancient Egypt, this ride is an indoor high speed roller coaster where we get to go through the ride in total darkness, except certain stops where they showcase scary sights, objects and special effects to scare the wits out of you. It also goes 360 degrees around at one point in time! Why not try this ride out yourself if you want to know more? 🙂

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Transformers:

This is actually a 3D thrill ride on a makeshift car where riders are seen going through the storyline on the ride in the world of Transformers located in Sci-Fi City. In the process of this game, you get to conquer the world with Bumblebee, the transformer!

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Not to worry if you are afraid of heights or speed. Wheelchair-friendly and slow rides are available for the elderly and disabled. Safety comes first and they will not admit your entry if you are unsuitable for the ride.

Opening hours are from 10am – 7pm everyday of the week. For ticket prices, do check out their website here: http://www.rwsentosa.com/Homepage/Attractions/UniversalStudiosSingapore. Remember to catch their Hollywood Dreams Parade where you can see your favourite characters come to life as Shrek, Marilyn Monroe or even the minions from Despicable Me. USS is especially packed during the weekends or public holidays so be prepared for the long queues and exciting rides ahead!

 

– Liu Mu

 

 

 

References:

http://singaporeseen.stomp.com.sg/singaporeseen/this-urban-jungle/transformers-theme-park-featuring-life-sized-replicas

http://www.thefamilywoman.com/universal-studios-singapore-rides-experience-part-2/

http://www.rwsentosa.com/language/en-US/Homepage/ContactUs

Animals’ Wondrous Habitats

Today’s post wouldbe about my past trip to the Singapore Zoo! As a student studying in Singapore, a visit to the Singapore Zoo is not to be missed. Let’s get on to the post, shall we?

 

The Singapore Zoo (新加坡动物园), which is formerly known as the Singapore Zoological Gardens, is known locally as the Mandai Zoo. It is located on the boundary of Upper Seletar Reservoir within Singapore’s forested central catchment area. The zoo was built at a cost of S$9m granted by the Government of Singapore and opened on 27 June 1973. It is operated by Wildlife Reserves Singapore, who also manages the neighbouring Night Safari and the Jurong Bird Park. (These are my other 2 favourites!)

The zoo consists of about 315 species of animals in the zoo, some of which are considered threatened species around the world. It also attracts about 1.6 million visitors each year.

 

The Singapore Zoo animal shows are popular with families where you can see trained zoo animals perform their special talents. There are also activities planned out for families with young children. Elephant rides and tours are available where one can get an elongated view of the world on the back of the gentle giant. Dining together with Orang Utans, one of the award-winning breakfast programme, Jungle Breakfast with Wildlife, has been appropriately set at their timber lodge-inspired Ah Meng Restaurant. While enjoying local favourites and tropical fruit juices, the Orang Utan family may just make a spectacular entrance. It’s an amazing sight to behold!

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There are even timings for visitors to feed the animals such as chimpanzees, giraffes, otters, arowanas, hippos and more! However, be reminded to come early if you want to feed the animals as there is a limit to the amount of food they consume to prevent overfeeding. Check out their feeding times here: http://www.zoo.com.sg/shows-feedings/token-feeding-times.html.

 

Have you ever had breakfast with an Orang Utan? Or seen a Hamadryas baboon before? If you haven’t, don’t forget to visit them as well as the walkthrough exhibits and underwater galleries! They are open every day of the year from 8am – 6.30pm.

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And here’s a picture of my friend – Frank. I only managed to take this picture before my camera ran out of battery. You may know him from his posts on this blog. 🙂

– Liu Mu

 

 

References:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Singapore_Zoo