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Watch History Come To Life With BALIKSG, An All-New AR Trail
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Watch History Come To Life With BALIKSG, An All-New AR Trail

As part of the Singapore Bicentennial Commemoration, the National Heritage Board and the National Parks Board launched BALIKSG, an augmented reality (AR) trail that will bring visitors on an immersive journey along the Singapore River and around Fort Canning. Visitors can download the free BALIKSG smartphone app, and rediscover and experience significant events and places in Singapore’s history for themselves. These include witnessing the signing of the 1819 treaty at the Padang, listening into a probable conversation between Sir Stamford Raffles and Major William Farquhar when they set foot on the shores of Singapore, and revisiting Fort Canning back when…
Balestier Heritage Trail: Down the Memory Lane
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Balestier Heritage Trail: Down the Memory Lane

First launched in 2006, the Balestier Heritage Trail was been updated November last year, by the National Heritage Board to provide greater insights into the area’s lesser-known history. Before embarking on the trail, most people would probably admit to knowing little about Balestier’s rich past. For example — did you know that the region is home to the oldest Tan Tock Seng wards, that are over 100 years old? Or that it has a rich food and culinary heritage dating back decades? Moreso than the new locations within Balestier Heritage Trail, the real highlight lies in the stories behind the…
Before the Redevelopment: Highlights of the Singapore Philatelic and Peranakan Museum
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Before the Redevelopment: Highlights of the Singapore Philatelic and Peranakan Museum

The Singapore Philatelic Museum (SPM) and the Peranakan Museum under the National Heritage Board (NHB) will be closed for redevelopment later this year to refresh the museums’ infrastructure and content. The former will be closed to the public from 18 March 2019, and is expected to re-open to the public in end 2020. The latter will be closed from 1 April 2019, and will re-open in mid-2021. These are major redevelopment projects since SPM’s opening in 1995, and the Peranakan Museum’s launch in 2008. Here is a summarised list of some of the most memorable exhibits – both permanent and…
DANAMIC’s Holiday Gift Guide 2018
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DANAMIC’s Holiday Gift Guide 2018

Struggling to decide what to buy for your friend, significant other, or family members? Ditch the boring boxes of chocolates and holiday mugs and follow our Christmas gift guide – there’s definitely something for everyone; from creative and unconventional ones to the practical. Warning: With these gift ideas in mind, you may be tempted to get some for yourself too. For Home Gatherings DFS’ Wine & Spirits Products From now till 30 December, DFS Changi allows travelers to select from a wide range of wine and spirits products that can be customized to their liking on the spot in-store. Personalization…
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