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Lake Toba – Sipisopiso Waterfall – Berastagi – Mount Sibayat

Introduction Lake Toba located about 176 km from Medan city is the largest volcanic lake in the world.  It is 100 kilometres long, 30 kilometres wide, and 505 metres at its deepest point. It covers an area of 1,707 sq … Continue reading

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Bukit Brown

Introduction Bukit Brown Cemetery (aka Kopi Sua or Coffee Hill) was officially set up as a public Chinese burial ground on 1 January 1922. It was opened for more than half a century until its closure in 1973. There are about … Continue reading

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Upper & Lower Peirce Reservoir

Introduction Both Lower and Upper Peirces Reservoirs  are impounding reservoirs, created by damming the lower reaches of the *Kallang River. They are located near MacRitchie Reservoir and Upper Seletar Reservoir. These four reservoirs together with  the surrounding forests form the Central Catchment Area … Continue reading

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Pulau Semakau – Inter-tidal Walk

Introduction Pulau Semakau is located to the south of the main island of Singapore. It was once home to a small fishing village as was the nearby island of Pulau Sakeng.  In 1987, the Singapore government, after having acquired the … Continue reading

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Pengerang Battery (Johor, Malaysia)

Introduction Pengerang Battery is a World War Two fort located in  Johor, Malaysia. It is located near the exit of Tanjung Pengelih  immigration custom. Unlike most of the War World Two forts (Fort Canning, Fort Siloso, Labrador Battery) in Singapore, … Continue reading

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Syonan Jinja

Introduction Syonan Jinja was a former Shinto shrine in the middle of the MacRitchie Reservoir forest. It was built by the Japanese Army and British prisoners-of-war  during the Japanese Occupation of Singapore in World War II. It was officially unveiled on … Continue reading

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