The Best Place to Unwind

If you want a place to unwind, worry no more because there are many lounges and bars that you can visit. You will surely feel invigorated. You will enjoy the food, music and the setting. Here is a list of places you must go to:

Wild Oats

Wild Oats is located in Emily Hill. The bar boasts of its location, architecture and interiors. They offer the Sling, concoction of gin (cherry brandy, lime juice, cointreau and pineapple juice) and champagne cocktail drinks. If you are hungry, you can go through their menu. The bar is open from 6pm to 12am every Tuesday-Sunday.

Wala Wala Cafe Bar

Wala Wala Cafe Bar is located in Holland Village. The bar offers live performances from bands and stand-up comedians. It will surely chase your blues away. Aside from the entertainment, the bar also offers tasty foods like chicken wings and pizzas. Operating for close to 20 years, Wala Wala is one of our most successful and recognized R&R destination.

The Studio Cocktail Bar

The Studio Cocktail Bar is located in North Bridge Road. People are drawn to this charming bar because of its chic ambiance. If you prefer a quiet and homey bar, The Studio is the perfect place. They offer 18 cocktail drinks and snacks. If you want to hold private parties here, they are up for it.

You don’t need to scour the whole of Singapore just to find the perfect place to unwind. You need to unwind every once in a while so you won’t burn out. Enjoy your moment!

Singapore Celebrated Family Day

Family Day in Singapore was celebrated last April 28, 2013. Over 8000 residents came together for a carnival-themed celebration. It was called “A Day of Full Joy and Bliss” which was held at the Universal Studios. There are many activities and games that are designed to promote togetherness amongst family members. It was a successful activity. Locals, permanent and new citizens should expect more in the future. It is important for the national development to strengthen the core of the society which is the family.

But family days should be done all the time not just on specific dates. Aside from going to family days organized by the government, the family should do its best to promote togetherness all the time. There are many establishments in Singapore that are open for family bonding. Why not consider it? It is crucial to spend more time with the family. You can consider the following places:

Science Centre Singapore

Science Centre Singapore is situated at 15 Science Centre Road. The centre is equipped of theatres, observatories and the famous Snow City. You can bring your family there anytime during Mondays to Sundays from 10am to 6pm. For family packages (2 adults and 2 children) you will pay from S$52 to S$62 depending on what exhibits you consider.

Singapore Discovery Centre

SDC is situated at 510 Upper Jurong Road. It has galleries that feature the SAF (Singapore Armed Forces). Remember they are closed during Mondays (except on school and public holidays). They are open from 9am-6pm every Tuesdays to Sundays. For family packages, you will pay from S$28 to S$49.

Bedok Reservoir Park

You can take your family jogging, cycling, fishing, skating and bird watching at Bedok Reservoir Park.

Skyride and Luge @ Sentosa

If you want your family to witness Singapore at night, skyride and luge is the best option. Family deals will cost you from S$32 to S$60.

Discover Bedok Reservoir Park

If you are tired of jogging in your urban neighbourhood, Bedok Reservoir Park is the perfect place for you. Being one with nature will surely inspire and motivate you. Bedok Reservoir Park was once a sand quarry before it was later developed. The increasing popularity of the park spurred from numerous fun activities and events.

What to expect at Bedok Reservoir Park:

Facilities

The reservoir offers different facilities for visitor’s comfort and enjoyment. They have this Floating Deck, viewing galleries, cycling tracks, children’s playground, bicycle racks, chairs, drinking fountain, restrooms with showers, shelters and many more. You can look around if you like.

Activities

Aside from joggings and marathons, Bedok offers activities like cycling, fishing, skating, bird watching, water sports and obstacle courses. In Bedok, you will never get bored and there is always something to do. There is this Berlin Wall. You will surely learn something from it.

Venues

Bedok is a famous venue for marathons. There are many venues one can choose-Activity Mall, Boat Vista, Reservoir Lawn, Floating Lawn, Viewing Gallery and Jogging Track. The lights are not a problem because every day from 7pm to 12am and 5pm to 7am, lights are always on.

Getting there

You can bring your car, just look for the perfect parking space. If you want to commute because it is more convenient, you can ride MRT or bus. Stop at Bedok MRT station using Exit B. Go up and wait at the Bedok Bus Interchange. Make sure to ride bus 18, 28, 66 and 67.

If you prefer Tampines station, use Exit A and wait at Tampines Bus Interchange. Make sure to ride bus 21, 22, 28 and 65.

The Best Places to Hang Out

Singapore is famous not only as a business borough but also an entertainment hub across our region. Whether you are a tourist or a local, you are provided with many choices if you are looking for some place to hang out. You can begin with this list:

Post Bar

Located in The Fullerton Hotel, Post Bar offers a selection of cocktails and martinis. The bar is popular because of its modern, sophisticated and stylish setting. There is a Terrace and Music Room that you can choose to hang out. They have menu that can go with your drinks. The bar is open from Monday to Friday (12pm to 2am), Saturday and Holidays (5pm to 2am) and on Sundays (3pm to 2am).

Pangaea

Pangaea is nestled in Marina Bay Sand’s Crystal Pavilion. One of its highlights and most unique features is that it is only accessible through an underwater tunnel. The place offers live music, great food and cold drinks. The bar is also famous for its sister brands in London, New York and Miami

One Rochester

One Rochester lies in Rochester Park. The bar is popular because of its garden setting. The architecture will take you back to British colonial era. They offer food, drinks and cocktail shots, which you can enjoy with soothing live music. They are open from Monday-Thursday (6pm to 1am), Friday-Saturday (6pm to 3am) and on Sundays (9:30am to 3pm).

Malted Milk

Malted Milk can be found in Studio M Hotel. If you are a fan of beers, this is definitely the place to be. The bar offers more than 50 commercial and homemade brews of beer. Grilled foods and pizzas are also served. They are open from Monday-Thursday & Sunday (6pm to 12mn) and Friday-Saturday (6pm to 1am).

Bars and lounges here is Singapore guarantee a good and relaxing time. They will provide live music, foods, drinks and suitable environment. You are simply asked to have fun.

A List of Singapore’s Foreign Universities

If in this case you want to study in foreign universities without going overseas, there are many foreign universities in Singapore that you can enrol at. You don’t need to go far to study. These universities also offer graduate and postgraduate degrees should you choose to pursue your studies. Just pass their entrance examination and you will be fine. Here’s a list of Singapore’s foreign universities:

James Cook University Singapore

James Cook University Singapore (JCUS) is an offspring of the James Cook University in Australia. JCUS offers graduate and post graduate degrees. They also teach English Language Programs from levels 1S to level 4. JCUS implements only three semesters each year so students can complete the course in less time. The programs and curriculum is directly provided by its parent campus. Students in JCUS are of diverse backgrounds, including Indians, Chinese, Japanese, Indonesian and Malaysians.

Curtin University Singapore

Curtin University is a university in Australia with overseas campus in Singapore. It was opened last November 13, 2008. It offers business, humanities and health science courses for undergraduates. They also offer postgraduate degrees.

Temple University Singapore

Temple University is a university in Philadelphia (U.S.). The university offers various academic degree programs to six offshore sites or campuses that include the one Singapore.

Cardiff Metropolitan University: Asia Campus

The Asia campus of Cardiff Metropolitan University provides bachelor degrees in art and design, education, health sciences, management and sport.

Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh: Asia Campus

The Asia campus also offers various courses and degree programs like business, health sciences, arts and social sciences. It opened in Singapore last April 2008.

How to Spend Family Days

The family is the nucleus of the society. It is very important that it needs to be protected and preserved all the time. Governments give emphasis to family relationships. If you may notice, there is a section dedicated for upholding and preserving the family in any constitution. The family is a crucial part in national development. In line with this, Singapore recently celebrated National Family Day.

It was held at the Universal Students last April 28, 2013. Reports said that more than 8000 residents joined this activity. Families should keep on having “family days” instead of waiting for the government to promote or organize it. Spending time with the family is the greatest gift you can give for your kids or your parents. There are many places in Singapore that you can consider if you just give time. Here’s a list:

Changi Beach Park

If you want to bring your family to feel the sand and the breeze, take them to the suburban Changi Beach Park. You will enjoy the beach, the sand and the sun. There are jogging paths, barbeque stands, camping sites, cycling paths, fishing, etc. that the family can use.

Marina Bay Sands SkyPark

The best view is the observation deck at Marina Bay Sands SkyPark. Your family will enjoy the view especially at night. If you want to try their infinity swimming pool, you can check in at their hotel. Adults will pay S$20 and S$14 for children.

Fort Canning Park

 

Fort Canning Park is open all the time and it requires no admission charges. The family can enjoy the stroll and the sight. If there are events like musical shows, you can bring your family and enjoy live music.

Forest Adventure

Adults and children will enjoy the courses and the obstacles in Forest Adventure. Family package costs S$150.

Visiting SDC

If you want to take part in the history of Singapore, you should visit SDC (Singapore Discovery Centre). It is one of a kind because of its exhibits. It functions as a museum, art gallery and science centre. The SDC hopes to inspire and encourage Singaporeans to contribute to the country’s future. Here’s what you need to know about the centre:

Exhibits

SDC mainly features the SAF (Singapore Armed Forces). There are number of galleries that present past, present and future weapons along with equipments, interactive storytelling, shooting gallery, outdoor playground, air craft displays and mini theatres.

Getting there

The Singapore Discovery Centre is located at 510 Upper Jurong Road. You can take a taxi, car, MRT or bus. There is no parking fee. For vehicles, you need to exit 40 from PIE or exit 20 from AYE. If you decide to take the train, stop at Joo Koon MRT station and walk from there. If you want to ride the bus, look for SBS service 182 or 193 from Boon Lay Interchange.

Admission charges

Admission charges vary depending on your chosen package. There are at least four packages that you can choose. For SDC admission, adults will $10. For children, it would be $6. If you want to bring your family with you, you can get a ticket for $28 (2 adults and 2 children). There is SDC admission + ARMS ($13 for adults, $7 for children and $32 for family), SDC admission plus ($15 for adults, $10 for children and $45 for family) and SDC admission plus + ARMS ($18 for adults, $11 for children and $49 for family).

Operating hours

They are open from 9am to 6pm every Tuesdays until Sundays. Never go there on Mondays because they are closed except during school and public holidays.

You can check their website for more information.

World’s Tallest Ferris Wheels

Ferris wheels can also be called observation wheel or big wheel. Ferris wheels are famous carnival attractions but today, it has become an infrastructure or a symbol for a country. The taller the Ferris wheel, the more popular a country is. Many countries construct Ferris wheels with the hope of surpassing the current world’s tallest Ferris wheel.

The idea of Ferris wheel was spearheaded by George Washington Gale Ferris, Jr. It was created as a milestone for the World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago last 1893. The first Ferris wheel was originally intended to rival if not surpass Gustave Eiffel’s tower. Do you want to know the world’s tallest Ferris wheels? Here’s a glimpse in chronological order:

Original Ferris wheel

The first Ferris wheel was 80.4 meters built for the Exposition in Chicago last 1893. It was demolished last 1906.

Great wheel

This Ferris wheel was made for the Empire of India last 1895. It was 94 meters but then it was demolished in 1907.

Grande Roue de Paris

This Ferris wheel was built for the world fair in Paris last 1990. Though it was demolished, the fact remains that the height (100 meters) was not exceeded until almost 90 years following its construction.

Cosmo Clock 21

This Ferris wheel is part of the 1989 exposition at Yokohama, Japan. It was originally about 107.5 meters but later on dismantled and moved to a taller base which increased its height to 112.5 meters.

Tempozan Ferris wheel

Tempozan is in Japan. It opened last 1999 and stands about 112.5 meters tall.

Daikanransha

Daikanransha is another wheel from Japan. It was completed last 2009. It stands about 115 meters tall.

London Eye

It was opened last 2000 and is currently the tallest wheel in Europe. It stands about 135 meters tall.

Star of Nanchang

Star of Nanchang is China’s Ferris wheel. It was completed last 2006 and stands about 160 meters tall.

Singapore Flyer

Singapore flyer holds the record for the world’s tallest Ferris wheels. It was completed last 2008. It is 165 meters tall.

Gear-up For a Football Game

Since football is one of the popular sports in Singapore, children tend to be easily influenced by their favourite football player and are inspired to play the game as well. Keep the children safe from all the physical wars of the game may induce by gearing them up with the right football gears.

Cleats – Despite of what position you’re playing in the team, you’ll need to wear a pair of cleats. Cleats are special type of shoes that has spikes beneath them to prevent the player from slipping and falling. Cleats help limit the pain you’ll feel in your feet and prevent unnecessary injuries from happening.

Shin Guards – This is the most important football gear every player should have. Shin guards are used to protect the shins from getting hit with a ball, or a foot. With shin guards, you won’t feel much impact and pain from any object that hits your shin area.

Football Socks – Football socks are usually knee-high socks to hold the shin guards in place. Keep in mind that socks are worn over the shin guards. This will help to further stabilize the shin guards aside from its in-built Velcro straps.

Uniforms – Uniforms help distinguish what team you’re in. Football uniforms are basically made up of shirt and shorts and typically provided by the team’s authorities.

Goalkeeper Gear – A football goalkeeper has the same gears, with few differences to accommodate its special task in the team.

  • They wear pants with padded hips to prevent injuries from several times of diving.
  • They wear goalkeeper gloves to give better grip on the ball.
  • They wear paddings on elbows to lessen impact when they land.

Shopping in Mustafa Centre

Who’s up for 24-hour bargain hunting?

Mustafa Centre, set in Singapore’s Little India district, is a budget shopping centre that operates round-the-clock. Who says you can’t shop at the wee hours of the morning while some parts of the world are in a deep slumber?

This 24-hour shopping centre is one of the most popular and sought-after places of interest by Singaporeans and foreigners alike, not only because the prices of commodities here are way cheaper than in other shopping malls but also everything you are looking for is under one roof.

Mustafa Centre is described as an “organized chaos” any shopaholic will love. Here you can find home appliances, clothes, jewelleries, gizmos, computers, grocery items, and more. Indeed, the list goes on for what Mustafa has to offer. If you are looking for something and hope to buy it at a very good price, this is just the place for you.

Travellers will also love it in Mustafa as it offers air ticketing service to Pakistan, Sri Lanka, India, Bangladesh, as well as Europe and the United States. Other services include visa processing, travel insurance, and foreign exchange.

If you want to get the best deals here, you need to have plenty of time to shop. It takes time to look for the items in the shelves, not to mention the crowd of shopaholics around. Try not to go there on a Sunday or public holiday as it can be a nightmarish shopping experience for you. Also for the backpackers, if you wish you can leave your bags in a temporary storage counter for more comfortable and convenient shopping.

Moreover, you might be lucky to see Bollywood celebrities if you shop in Mustafa from 2-4 o’clock in the morning.