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14 Apr 2019

Dreamy Singapore

Singapore Zoo Overview

It’s not every day that you can have breakfast with orangutans. But at the Singapore Zoo you have a chance to do this and much more! Famous for its rare collection of animals, it’s popular with kids and adults both.

Receiving 1.6 million visitors annually, the Singapore Zoo boasts of its free-ranging habitat, where animals roam freely in their natural surroundings. Cages are almost non-existent as the animals are allowed to live almost like they would in their natural habitat.

For photographers, this is a delight as they can shoot to their heart’s content with no cage bars or wires obstructing their view.

  • Opening Closing Time Daily from 8:30 am – 6 pm, Last ticket sale at 5:30 pm
  • For Kids

Don’t miss the Animal Friends Show to enjoy some laughing out loud moments watching everyday pets performing great feats. Kids also love the Rainforest Kidzworld that gives brilliant opportunities for them to satiate their curiosity and learn through self-discovery.

  • Movie Connect

The 2006 Hrithik Roshan- Priyanka Chopra starrer Krrish was the first Indian film to be shot in Singapore. The movie prominently features the Singapore Zoo. Singapore Tourism Board till a while back had a Krrish Tour that took tourists to the various attractions around the city where the film was shot.

  • Entrance Fee Adult- $20, Child-$3 (3-12 years old)

Location: 80 Mandai Lake Rd, Singapore 729826

Merlion Park Overview

When you’re in the vicinity of the Merlion Park and One Fullerton, it’s hard to miss out on the iconic symbol, regarded as the pride of Singapore. The large Merlion statue, standing at a height of 28 feet has a lion’s head and a fish’s body and represents the city’s humble origins as a fishing village. From here, you can enjoy breathtaking views of the Marina Bay.

  • Opening Closing Time Daily 24 hours
  • Entrance Fee Free Entry

Location: One Fullerton, near the Central Business District area

Jurong Bird Park Overview

The park boasts of the world’s largest walk-in aviaries with the tallest man-made waterfall (30 metres high), where visitors can enjoy a close-up view of free-flying birds from Africa and South America in a tropical setting.

The aviaries are specially designed to closely resemble the natural habitat of the feathery friends. The 50-acre sanctuary offers educational and entertaining bird shows throughout the day.

Don’t miss out on the Birds n Buddies show that showcases a stunning display of the largest collection of birds. Watch pelicans in the first ever underwater viewing gallery as they prepare to catch their lunch, have colourful and friendly lories feed right out of your hands and be amazed by the singing parrot! Don’t leave the park without paying a visit to the world’s tallest artificial waterfall.

  • Opening Closing Time Daily 8:30 am-6 pm. Last ticket sales at 5:30 pm
  • For Kids

Treat your kids to an incredible dining experience in the company of birds. Hearty laughs guaranteed as the young ones get out-talked by parrots over some great food. You may need to pay extra to enjoy this service.

  • Movie Connect

Salman Khan and Karisma Kapoor’s super hit track Jungle Hain Aadhi Raat Hain from the movie Biwi No. 1 was shot in Jurong Bird Park.

  • Entrance Fee Adult- $18, Child- $12 (3-12 years old)

Location: 2 Jurong Hill, Jurong 628925, Singapore

Singapore Flyer Overview

Hop on to the world’s largest observation wheel and enjoy breathtaking 360° views, as you spot iconic and historical landmarks along the Singapore River. Before you board the flight, go on the Journey of Dreams and be awed by an engaging multimedia showcase that helps you understand the history of Singapore and the stories behind the Singapore Flyer. Nothing is more romantic than marvelling at the gorgeous night views of the city from atop the Observation Wheel. Indulge in a romantic four-course sky dining experience that comes with a personal butler.

  • Opening Closing Time Daily 8:30 am- 10:30 pm, Last admission at 10:15 pm
  • Photo Opp

From atop the Singapore Flyer, you can capture some of the most stunning panoramic views of Marina Bay’s skyline, the city’s iconic landmarks, and a glimpse of neighbouring Malaysia and Indonesia.

  • Entrance Fee Adult- $33
    Child- $21 (3-12 years old)
    Family Combo- $78 (2 adults and 1 child)

Location 30 Raffles Ave, Singapore 039803

Sentosa Island Overview

Kick back and enjoy a day out with your family and loved ones in Singapore’s playground with its beaches, nature walks, spas, restaurants, entertainment and much more. This quaint island boasts of plenty of tourist attractions for all age groups. Open to visitors throughout the year, Sentosa Island is a must on your to-do list.

  • Opening Closing Time Varying operating hours depending on the different attractions
  • Entrance Fee There is a small entrance fee to enter Sentosa Island that varies depending on the mode of transport used to get there.

Location: Sentosa Island

Singapore History Museum Overview

Housed in the elegant and impressive National Museum building, the Singapore History Museum explores the rich heritage of the people of Singapore. The museum is known for its natural history collection of Southeast Asia as well as its ethnology and archaeology collections.

  • Opening Closing Time Singapore History Gallery: 10 am-6 pm (last admission- 5:30 pm)
    Singapore Living Galleries: 10 am-8 pm (last admission- 7:30 pm)
    Daily free admission from 6 pm-8 pm
  • For Kids

Curiosity is piqued and satiated here. Kids can choose their own paths of interest in the museum and enjoy an extra ‘walk and learn’ session in economics or the revolution or another subject they like.

  • Entrance Fee Adult- $10, Student (tourist with valid student pass) and Senior (tourists 60 years and above- $5, Family Package (3 adults and 2 children)- $30, Child (6 years old and under)- Free

Location: 30 Merchant Road | Riverside Point, Singapore 058282, Singapore (Singapore River).

Gardens by the Bay Overview

The 101-hectare super park, popularly known as Gardens by the Bay offers amazing views of the Marina Bay skyline. Surrounded by lush lawns, tropical palm trees and beautiful pavilions, it is perfect for an evening stroll or picnic with family and friends.

  • Opening Closing Time Bay South Outdoor Gardens: 5 am-2 am
    Ticketing Hub: 9 am-8 pm
    Cooled Conservatories: 9 am-9 pm
  • Photo Opp

Besides capturing beautiful photographs of some of the most unique flora and fauna, the waterfront promenade offers stunning views of the Marina Bay financial district skyline.

  • Entrance Fee Outdoor Gardens South Bay- Free Entry
    Conservatories- Adult and Senior Citizen- $28, Child (3-12 years old)- $15

Location: 18 Marina Gardens Drive Singapore 018953

St. Andrew’s Cathedral Overview

Originally constructed in 1832, the building was struck by lightning twice and demolished. The new cathedral was completed in 1862, in an English Gothic style and is Singapore’s largest cathedral with its majestic facades and a glossy white exterior.

  • Opening Closing Time Monday to Saturday 9 am-5 pm
  • Entrance Fee Free Entry

Location:  11 St Andrew’s Rd, Singapore 178959

Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum Overview

Located in the heart of China Town is a Buddhist temple and museum housing the Sacred Buddha Tooth Relic, in a stupa consisting of 320 kilograms of gold donated by devotees. Take a tour through all four floors as you learn about the rich history and culture of Buddhism.

  • Opening Closing Time Viewing of Buddha Tooth Relic: 9 am- 6 pm
    Buddhist Culture Museum and Relic Chamber: 9 am-6 pm
    Emiment Sangha Museum: 7 am-7 pm
  • Entrance Fee Free Entry

Location: 288 S Bridge Rd, Singapore 058840

29 Aug 2018

Boga Lake, Bandarban

Boga Lake is a natural lake in the hill district Bandarban. It is located on one of the peaks of the Politai Mountain Range in Naitong mauza of Ruma Upazila, about 29 km east of the river Shankha. The lake isrectangular. It is bounded for a nature loverno other place can be more alluring than Boga Lake. A natural lake spread over 15 acres of land and at a height of 3700 ft. is symply boggling. It is 65 km from Bandarban town and 20 km from Ruma Upazila. Many folktales herad about the formation Boga Lake. Some people assumes it might be creator of a dead volcano.

The lake is bounded on three sidesby mountain peaks covered with thick bamboo bushes. The lake is a table land of height  between 457 meter and 610 meter above the see level and 38 meter  deep.It is a closed lake and there is asmall spring named Bagachara, which is 153 meter deep. There is no outlet for draining and spring seepage. The water is the lake is usedby the local tribal people as drinking water but sometimes it changes color and looks turbid.

Hillside Resort organizes a trip to the beautiful, tree-lined Boga Lake, which is very popular, although depending on the current permit situation you can usually reach the lake on your own via Ruma Bazar. There is basic accommodation by the lake.

27 Aug 2018

Kaptai Lake, Rangamati

Kaptai Lake, which is wonderfully decorated beauty. This artificial lake of 256 square miles of southern Asia is one of the attractions of domestic and foreign tourists. High-low Mountains, mountainous streams, zigzag mountain roads, ocean water and greenery, dark green forests, tree-flowers, and tribal lifestyle are one of the characteristics of Kaptai Lake. The lake is a precious animal of various species of fish and biodiversity.

The Lake is the diverse variety of natural beauty, mountains, streams, sculpted high-low mountains, ominous water and green complexes all around. It is one of the largest artificial lakes in South Asia situated in the hill district of Rangamati. A lot of fish and biodiversity combinations in the lake water. On the mountains, fruits, forests, and medicinal plants and vegetables are available. In all, Kaptai Lake has an extensive conservation of tourism, livestock, and biodiversity.

This freshwater lake, located in the greater Chattogram Hill Tracts, is about 68,800 hectares. As a square mile, its area is 266 square miles, which is 32 percent of the country’s total ponds and about 19 percent of the internal water body.

Location: The Kaptai dam is located 56.31 kilometers north-east of Chattogram city and 68 km from the coast of the Bay of Bengal. The reservoir is about 58,300 hectares, which stands at 68,800 hectares in the rainy season. Its average depth is 9 meters, and the maximum depth is 36 meters. The difference in the season is 8: 14m. Kaptai Lake is very similar to the English H character in shape.

With the combined flow of Miney and the Kassalong canal, the main Karnaphuli river flow in the lower part of the lake creates a long and broad section on the right side of the lake. Rangamati-Kaptai part of the left is formed as a result of the flow of the stream from the Chengi river coming from the north, along with the movement of the Raingkhiong or the Ringkong river from south-east of the lower part. This enormous reservoir of the lake is connected by the narrow and arid Shuvalong Channel (formerly the Karnaphuli river flow) between the two.

On the other hand, the mountains of hill and telegraphy are relatively light weeds, red and sandy or sultry. Most of the highlands in the lake area are used in zoom cultivation, and forestry and comparatively lower and floating land are used for agriculture only.

The purpose of creating this lake is primarily hydropower production. Besides, the use of the flood control in greater Chattogram, opportunities for agriculture and irrigation, acquisition of forest resources, opportunities to navigate in remote areas, and the development of fisheries and tourism industry was also its purpose. Due to the situation of the flood control of the hill districts, this lake has been significant since the beginning.

You have to go to Rangamati to see Kaptai Lake. To enter Rangamati, beautiful scenes in dense green forests surrounded by high mountains, high mountains, and mountains, captured the mind of everyone.

Those who do not have the habit of traveling on these roads will be scared. Greater Chattogram district on the west of Rangamati, just 70 kilometers away from Chattogram, in the state of Mizoram in India, on the hill Khagrachari in the north and the hill Bandarban district on the south.

How to go Rangamati? Rangamati has many means of transport from Dhaka like Sohag, Saudia, Shyamoli, Hanif, Eagle, etc. You can leave from Kalyanpur, Kalabagan or Sayedabad. Rent NON AC 600-650 taka, AC 800-1000 taka. You can visit the lake by renting a boat/speedboat from the reserve market in Rangamati. It is a treaty with the boat to see the places of the lake. They’ll take you to those locations.

Where to stay? Rangamati has many private and privately owned hotels and guesthouses to stay. Below are some hotel descriptions:

  1. Parjatan Holiday Complex, they have 12 AC rooms, rent are 1800-2000 taka. Seven non AC rooms and rent are 800-1000 Taka.

Contact / Phone: 0351-63126 (Office)

  1. Hotel Sufia, they have 27 AC rooms, rent is 1000-1500 Taka, and 35 non AC rooms and rent is 700-800 Taka.

Contact / Phone: 0351-62145, 61174, 01553409149

  1. Hotel Green Castle, they have 7 AC rooms and rent is 1200-1800 Taka. 16 non AC rooms and rent is 700-1600 Taka.

Contact / Phone: 0351-71214, 61200, 01726-511532, 01815-459146.