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  • Visiting the Thian Hock Keng Temple in Singapore
    By: jacksmith
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    "In Singapore's Chinatown you'll find the beautiful Thian Hock Keng Temple, one of the city's oldest Chinese temples. This temple is central to Singapore's Chinese community and has been a part of Singapore's history for centuries; even before the temple itself was built, it was the site of a shrine constructed by the first Chinese sailors to reach Singapore as thanks to Ma Zu, the goddess of the sea, for their safe arrival... .
  • Visiting the Botanic Gardens in Singapore
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    "One of the best things about Singapore is all the nature that lives alongside this modern city. The Singapore Botanic Gardens span 183 acres and include a stunning variety of botanic treasures. You can visit just to take a walk through the grounds or join the Singaporeans who practice tai chi here in the mornings, but there's a lot more to do as well. One highly notable attraction is the ten acres of Singapore's natural, preserved tropical rainforest, which you can take a tour...
  • Places to Eat & Drink in Singapore
    By: jacksmith
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    Singapore is famous for its food, which is plentiful, flavorful, and often inexpensive. For local cuisine, hawker centers like Lau Pa Sat and Maxwell Road Hawker Center are your best bets. There, you can find favorites such as chili crab-- delicious, fresh, juicy crab cooked in sweet chili sauce. Another famous local specialty you'll find in hawker centers is Hainanese chicken rice, which is considered a Singaporean national dish.
  • How to Get Around in Singapore
    By: jacksmith
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    "A lot of Singapore is easy to walk around, but the tropical heat can make it unpleasant sometimes. Luckily, if you don't want to work up a sweat, there are plenty of other reliable options. Singapore's taxis are safe, clean, relatively inexpensive, and the drivers are helpful. Taxis are a good choice if you're worried about getting lost--but you might have a little trouble getting one during rush hours, so it's good to have a backup plan. It's hard to go wrong with the Mass Rapid Transit, or MRT, system... .
  • Best Time to Visit Singapore
    By: jacksmith
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    Given how close to the Equator the island of Singapore is, it's going to be pretty hot no matter what time of year you visit. Fortunately, air conditioning is very common in Singapore, and the locals won't think less of you for taking advantage of it--they do too. You should expect it to rain every day regardless of when you visit, but usually only in brief showers. The most rain will fall during the monsoon season, November through January.
  • Museums to Visit in Singapore
    By: jacksmith
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    Visiting Singapore's museums is a great way to learn about the rich cultures that characterize this diverse island. Dig into the history of Singapore at the National Museum of Singapore. This is officially Singapore's oldest museum, it has kept up with the island's history even while it was happening. But that doesn't mean it's stuck in the past--the museum uses film and other technology in its events and exhibits, in order to educate visitors more effectively than ever.
  • Places to Visit in Singapore
    By: jacksmith
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    "Perhaps the most remarkable thing about Singapore is the wildlife thriving so close to the city. The Singapore Botanic Gardens stretch over hundreds of acres, including the National Orchid Garden and ten acres of natural, preserved rainforest. You should also check out the Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, where a broad variety of birds from all over the world live or migrate to during the winter.
  • Neighborhoods to Visit in Singapore
    By: jacksmith
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    Singapore is small, but very densely populated with people from a variety of cultures. On the north bank of the Singapore River is the historic district. Though the majority of the colonial city is gone now, important government buildings remain as well as a statue of Singapore's founder, Stamford Raffles. The south bank is the modern business district, where you'll find peculiar attractions like the towering Merlion statue among the skyscrapers. If you're going to Singapore for shopping, you can't do any better than Orchard Road... .
  • Signs of a Heart Attack
    By: ARVC
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    How can someone know if they're having a heart attack? Well, that can be tricky. Firstly, a heart attack can classically present as chest discomfort or pain or pressure in the chest. It's usually squeezing and dull in nature and may be associated with sweatiness. The symptoms may stay in the chest wall, or travel or radiate to the neck, arm, or left jaw... .
  •  History of Abandoned The Maunsell Sea Forts in England
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    A documentary history of the WW2 Thames Forts designed by Maunsell, with video and audio of their pirate radio days, and a visit by motor cruiser ...
  • Amazing Underwater Restaurant in Maldives
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    Ithaa Undersea Restaurant is the world's first underwater restaurant. Encased in glass 15-foot below the surface it offers unique close-up views of Maldives marine life. Maldivian-Western fusion dining, Champagne cocktails and inquisitive fish just inches away make this one of the most memorable dining experiences you will ever have... .
  • Tulip Fields in Netherlands
    By: ARVC
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    From the end of March until the second week of May the flowers in the bulb fields bloom. It goes without saying that the exact period depends on the weather. Generally speaking, the best time is the second half of April. At the end of March the crocus season starts. The daffodils and early and small tulips are next, from the beginning of April. From mid-April the daffodils and the hyacinths bloom. Finally, from mid April until the first week in May the tulips show off their glorious colors.
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