Exploring Singapore’s Chinatown

Singapore’s Chinatown dates back to 1819, when Sir Stamford Raffles established a British colony on Singapore and decided that separate areas should be set aside for each of the ethnic communities who moved onto the island. In the early days Chinatown was full of...

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Bukit Timah: Singapore’s Last Rain Forest

Bukit Timah Nature Reserve is Singapore’s last patch of primary rain forest. When it was first accessed by British colonialists in 1827 it took them many hours to hack and climb their way through miles of jungle and swamp to the modest 163m summit of Bukit Timah Hill,...

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Singapore: Sightseeing, Food and Durian

Singapore was a city of contrasts.  From the bustling ethnic districts of Chinatown and Little India to the cool calm of the Botanic Gardens, to the sophistication of Clarke Quay and the financial district.  From sweltering humidity to torrential rain, often changing...

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