Tours and Excursions
Singapore Botanic Gardens
Singapore Botanic Gardens is one of the main attractions that you should not miss. The latest attraction is a tropical mist house which has a collection of plants from the Montane forest in South-east Asia, as well as the VIP orchid collection.
If you are keen to explore the Plant kingdom, then you should travel back in time into the Evolution Garden which takes you on a fascinating journey from the fossil age through to the present day.
Bukit Timah Nature Reserve
Visit the Bukit Timah Nature Reserve. It is managed by the National Parks Board allows you to experience the rich diversity of flora and fauna in Singapore.
The north and east coasts of Bintan are attractive tourist resorts. The main attractions are the old town of Tanjung Pinang and the relatively unspoilt beaches. To get there, take a ferry form the Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal. The trip takes about 45-90 minutes depending on the quality of the ferry.
Batam is a small island city in the Riau Archipelago. Ferries are available daily from the World Trade Centre (WTC) (now renamed to Harbourfront MRT) and Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal (TMFT). Ferries depart around every 40 minutes.
Batam is famous for it's boisterous nightlife and amazingly fast growing economy - a veritable boom town that has been growing at 30% a year for the past 11 years..
A 24 hour visit is well worth and great value for money. Comfortable air-conditioned buses leave at intervals of 7 minutes from Singapore and the trip takes about one hour.
Melaka or Malacca is a great place to visit. It bears witness to six centuries of existence with a rich cultural heritage. The Dutch, Portuguese and English buildings and monuments reflect the former presence of these colonial powers. Melaka is also synonymous with Chinese culture.
The Night Safari is an experience you cannot miss. Set in 40 hectares of secondary forest, the Night Safari is like no other. There are 1,000 nocturnal animals of 100 species in the forest, many of which are able to see by subtle lighting techniques.
For more information, visit www.nightsafari.com.sg
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