From 18 May 2013, citizens and PRs will get free entry into museums and heritage institutions all year round except for special exhibitions. (Source: Straits Times 16 Mar 2013)
Source: Straits Times 23 Dec 2012
Malaysian budget carrier AirAsia has launched a bus service between Singapore and Senai International Airport in Johor. The buses are operated by Malaysian firm Handal Indah, which is licensed by the authorities on both sides of the Causeway to run cross-border bus services.
All commuters alight at the Woodlands checkpoint for immigration checks. Once they are on Malaysian soil, they hop onto another bus which takes them to Senai airport.
Unlike the service in Singapore, the bus to Senai from the Johor checkpoint is reserved for only AirAsia customers and runs every two hours.
The bus journey to the checkpoint and from there to Senai took about an hour and a half
Source: todayonline 29 Oct 2012
Giant pandas Jia Jia and Kai Kai will be making their public debut from 29 November at the River Safari.
The exhibit is opening for a special preview in time for the year-end school holiday.
Visitors can meet the giant pandas by purchasing a ticket to the Singapore Zoo and adding a top-up fee of $5 for adults and $3 for children between 3 and 12 years old.
Also on display are a pair of red pandas and golden pheasants.
The tickets will go on sale daily from 8.30am starting 29 November.
In the Oct 14,2012 The Sunday Times report "Hot Spots", it was reported that an explosion of hip bars and restaurants in the streets of Chinatown, from Duxton Hill to Club Street to Ann Siang Hill, has brought vibrance to the area esp on Friday and Saturday nights.
"So vibrant is the weekend nightlife that patrons can be seen criss-crossing the streets as they hop from one bar to the next, or milling about - with drink in hand - along the meandering roads that connect Jiak Chuan and Keong Saik roads, and Ann Siang Hill to Gemmill Lane. The cool quotient in the four areas - Jiak Chuan Road to Keong Saik Road; Gemmill Lane off Club Street; Club Street to Ann Siang Hill; and Duxton Hill - is sizzling off the charts thanks to a boom in new bars and restaurants over the past year or so.
After six years which saw 150,000 flights and 18 million passengers passing through, Budget Terminal shuttered its doors to make way for construction of Terminal 4. The full-fledged terminal is expected to be ready by 2017.
Airlines which had been operating at Budget Terminal - Berjaya Air, Cebu Pacific, Firefly, Mandala Airlines, South East Asian Airlines and Tiger Airways - will now move their operations to Terminal 2.