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Described in its early days as an area of picturesque loveliness, MacRitchie Reservoir and its surroundings, remains today an area in Singapore to find an ...

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  • A paddle through the magical watery woods

    The process of acquainting myself with the shores of Singapore for a project I am working on, Points of Departure , has provided me with some incredible experiences. One that I was especially grateful to have had was the experience of paddling through a green watery space that is almo...

  • Nice pictures of the southern islands Hope to visit more some day (except Sudong itself I guess)

    Pulau Sudong

    The ride which took a little more than an hour, provided me with an excellent opportunity to have a look at the massive changes to the waters around the south west of Singapore. What greets the eye immediately upon leaving the ferry terminal is the reclamation taking place off Pasir P...

  • Digging the Empress up in search of Singapura

    Digging the Empress up in search of Singapura

    The dig, right in a place that when I first came to know it was a car park, has unearthed artefacts that are thought to be highly significant that could possible date as far back as the 14th century. The finds in a previously archaeologically unexplored site, include pieces of porcela...

  • Mount Washington, an old world restored

    Mount Washington, an old world restored

    It will probably come as no surprise the elevated and lush green surroundings provided by the south facing slopes of Singapore’s southern ridges, with the magnificent views of the coastline it offers, plays host to several palatial residences of an old and forgotten Singapore. One tha...

  • Still in the dark, where the darkness began this Sunday, 73 years ago

    Much of the area today is still shrouded in darkness. Cut-off from the rest of Singapore by its relative inaccessibility and isolation – much of it is off limits as a large part of it lies within the Live Firing Area (and even where it isn’t, there is a fence intended to keep the new ...

  • Stumbling upon a Tiger’s lair …

    At least nine Dragon (or Snake) Kilns were once found along the 13th to 18th Milestones of Jurong Road, attracted by the availability of Jurong White Clay - ideal material for clay latex cups. The cups were fired by the kilns to feed a huge demand from the rubber estates in the area. ...

  • A paddle through the Jalan Gemala Nature Area

    A paddle through the Jalan Gemala Nature Area

    Jalan Gemala at Lim Chu Kang has varied habitats such as wet grassland, freshwater marshes as well as tall secondary woodland and freshwater reservoir that are near the area. Its addition as a nature area is significant given its rich wet grassland, with two rare plants (Leea angulata...

  • All aboard the RSS Endurance

    Besides taking those on the voyage to some of the operational areas on board, the visit also allowed us to see one of the RSS Endurance’s most important rooms, especially in the context of the Singaporean who tends to live to eat more than to eat to live – the galley. The galley, we l...

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