Singapore River, where it all began

30 March 2016 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: Architecture, General

Singapore River, where it all began © flickr.com - William Cho./cc-by-sa-2.0

Singapore River, where it all began © flickr.com – William Cho./cc-by-sa-2.0

The Singapore River is a river in Singapore that flows from the Central Area, which lies in the Central Region in the southern part of Singapore before emptying into the ocean. The immediate upper watershed of the Singapore River is known as the Singapore River Planning Area, although the northernmost part of the watershed becomes River Valley. As the Central Area is treated as a central business district, nearly all land surrounding it is commercial. It is one of about 40 rivers in Singapore and its islands.   read more…

Gardens by the Bay

1 January 2014 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Palaces, Castles, Manors, Parks

Supertree Grove © flickr.com - Shiny Things/cc-by-2.0

Supertree Grove © flickr.com – Shiny Things/cc-by-2.0

Gardens by the Bay is a park spanning 101 hectares (1,010,000 m2) of reclaimed land in central Singapore, adjacent to the Marina Reservoir. The park consists of three waterfront gardens: Bay South Garden, Bay East Garden and Bay Central Garden. Gardens by the Bay is an integral part of a strategy by the Singapore government to transform Singapore from a “Garden City” to a “City in a Garden”. The stated aim is to raise the quality of life by enhancing greenery and flora in the city.   read more…

The Lion city of Singapore

19 December 2012 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General

Singapore by night © LordHorst

Singapore by night © LordHorst

Singapore is a southeast Asian city-state off the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula, 137 kilometres (85 mi) north of the equator. An island country made up of 63 islands, it is separated from Malaysia by the Straits of Johor to its north and from Indonesia‘s Riau Islands by the Singapore Strait to its south. The country is highly urbanised with very little primary rainforest remaining, although more land is being created for development through land reclamation.   read more…

The Marina Bay Sands in Singapore

18 August 2012 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Hotels

Marina Bay Sands in the evening © Someformofhuman

Marina Bay Sands in the evening © Someformofhuman

Marina Bay Sands is an integrated resort fronting Marina Bay in Singapore. Developed by Las Vegas Sands, it is billed as the world’s most expensive standalone casino property at 8 billion Singapore Dollars (around 4,6 billion Euro), including cost of the prime land.   read more…

Country overview

9 November 2011 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General

In addition to the regular search function, a country overview is available here. Click on the country name to see all currently available blog entries.   read more…

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