A New Haven for Nature Lovers – Coney Island

Coney Island? Is it in New York? No, it isn’t. Located off the north-eastern coast of Singapore near Pulau Ubin, the island was renamed as Coney Island in the 1950s by Indian businessman, Ghulam Mahmood. He was inspired to turn the island to an amusement park or resort similar to Coney Island amusement park in…

What to see at National Gallery Singapore

By Li Yen Epoch Times Staff Singapore’s famous national monuments – the former Supreme Court and City Hall buildings – are combined and reopened as the National Gallery Singapore on November 24, 2015. The two historical buildings, connected by a handsome aluminium and glass canopy, took ten years and cost S$532 million to restore. Situated…

The Intan—A Little Haven of Peranakan Culture

Treasures of Singapore By Li Yen, Epoch Times and Cindy Liew, Epoch Times | November 14, 2015 ——————————————————————- Peranakan culture is a distinctive part of Singapore’s heritage. The term Peranakan generally refers to Straits Chinese. As early as the 15th century, Chinese traders sailed all the way from China to Malaya. They settled down here…