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mysterious monkey man in Bukit Timah nature reserve

Bukit Timah Monkey Man, Singapore’s Very Own Bigfoot

Located deep within Bukit Timah Nature Reserve is the alleged nesting ground of Bukit Timah Monkey Man, a 2-metre tall ape-like cryptid.

Toa Payoh Iconic Dragon Playground

The popularity of the Toa Payoh dragon playground in the 1970s led to the sprouting of several replicas across the different housing estates in Singapore

abandoned haw par beach villa at Coney Island

Coney Island and the Abandoned Haw Par Beach Villa

Once owned by the Aw Boon brothers, founders of Tiger Balm, Coney Island was planned to be develop into an integrated holiday resort island.

Singapore, the Town Buried in Sand, in Michigan

Singapore in Michigan was then a thriving town, housing four lumber bills, a bank and some 40 houses. The bank even printed its own “Singapore” dollar. What led to its demise?

Keeping Orchard Road Flood Free: Stamford Detention Tank & Stamford Diversion Canal

Ever wonder why the streets along Orchard Road are no longer floods during intense downpour?

Singaporeans Are Rich. But How Rich?

Based on the ‘household wealth per adult’ published in the Global Wealth Report 2019 by Credit Suisse, Singaporeans are the SIXTH richest people in the world.