Central Water Catchment

Luxury districts - Singapore

Defining luxury

Thursday, 3 May, 2012, 12:00am

A little bit of everything

Districts 1-9 and 11 (Central)

30 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Explore Singapore Zoo

Dear Travel Guru,

It's summer holidays, and once again my parents have decided we're going to Singapore. I don't mind Singapore. It's clean and leafy and the food is great. But we've been two times before, and to me it just seems like a tropical version of Hong Kong. I'm wondering if it has anything that Hong Kong doesn't.

Singapore Blues

10 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

Travellers' checks

In tents experience

29 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

It's a jungle out there

Parks and gardens perhaps, but you don't expect to find genuine rainforest in Singapore. In fact, it exists here in abundance, in public areas such as Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, Labrador Park and MacRitchie Reservoir, and outside the window of the MRT train as I head to the shopping hub of Bugis Junction.

17 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

Beauty of the beasts

The Singapore Zoo is arguably this city's best-known tourist attraction, and has gathered many awards. Although it is showing its age now, its open concept - where most animals are kept in landscaped enclosures separated from the noisy hoards of visitors by moats - is often lauded as one of the best in the world.

2 May 2006 - 12:00am

Running wild

The past week has been a public relations nightmare for the Singapore Zoo. When its marketing department coined the slogan 'Up close and personal with the Singapore Zoo', it could not have envisioned just how close the animals might actually get.

26 Apr 2005 - 12:00am

Tourism makeover

There is one thing about the Singaporean authorities: they always put their money where their mouth is.

3 Feb 2004 - 12:00am

Park-in for a safari with a difference with a difference

IT DOES not require much courage to venture into this jungle, even though you are only allowed to go in after dusk. Some of the specimens, from Sambar Deer to Gir Lion, are just right there, with some almost running into you.

That is how inhabitants of the world's first Night Safari Park, opened in Singapore in May last year, welcome their visitors.

1 Mar 1995 - 12:00am

Putting more sole into Singapore

TRAVELLING to Singapore? Forget the buses, cabs and Mass Railway Transit (MRT). Pack your running shoes. The city is made for soles.

Fourteen thousand feet hitting the pavement in pre-dawn darkness earlier this month at the start of the Mobil Marathon is one sure indication about Singaporeans' love for running.

28 Dec 1993 - 12:00am

Lion City walks on the wild side

IT IS hard to imagine Singapore going wild, no less promoting itself as a ''nightlife'' destination, with its manicured edges and collective sense of order.

But in June next year the world-renowned shopping mecca will be able to add this slant to its tourism blurb, with the opening of a 40 hectare night safari park, the first of its kind in the world.

11 Jul 1993 - 12:00am

Night safari park to be world first

SINGAPORE plans to launch a S$60 million (about HK$281.7 million) night safari park early next year - the world's first.

Developed and operated by Singapore Zoo, the 40-hectare park will be next to the zoo in hilly secondary jungle.

30 Mar 1993 - 12:00am