Go to the beach . Free admission and so romantic to go there see sun rise and sunset.
Gardens @ the Bay .... lah
As long u don't enter the Dome....
it is FOC.
dun wanna tell u lah
if they get crowded then where do i go for tmm?!?!?!?!
Free entry to national museums for S'poreans and PRs from May 18, 2013
Entry to national museums and heritage institutions here will be free of charge for Singaporeans and permanent residents from May, Acting Minister for Culture, Community and Youth (MCCY) Lawrence Wong announced in Parliament today.
Speaking at the first Community of Supply Debate for the newly-formed MCCY, Mr Wong also told said that the Government will be investing S$62 million to help Singapore’s museums build up their collections over the next five years.
In the near term, Singaporeans will soon be able to enjoy three more heritage trails set up by the National Heritage Board (NHB) in Tampines, Tiong Bahru and Toa Payoh and set to open later this year.
Noting that museums are “not just about objects and exhibitions; they are really about our people”, Mr Wong said entry to Singapore’s national museums and heritage institutions will be free for citizens and PRS all year round from May 18, the launch of this year’s Children’s Season.
“It would also be a fitting day to start free museum entry, because 18 May also happens to be International Museum Day,” said Mr Wong.
Stressing that cultural vitality is very much a part of sustainable development, Mr Wong also said that the long-term plan is to develop an island-wide network of community museums, galleries and heritage trails.
“In the concept of sustainable development, experts often refer to the three pillars of development — economic, social and environment. But there’s also a need for a fourth pillar, and that’s in the area of culture,” said Mr Wong.
The NHB has so far developed 10 heritage trails from the Civic District and along the Singapore River to neighbourhoods like Balestier, Queenstown and Yishun-Sembawang.
Noting that civic group My Community has come up with five heritage trails in Queenstown all on their own, Mr Wong said that the MCCY’s approach in developing its plans to preserve and promote Singaporean culture is to partner the community.
“We want to encourage more ground-up heritage initiatives. We will engage students, volunteers, and heritage interest groups, and facilitate self-initiated heritage efforts,” he said.
To that end, the NHB will also extend its existing partnerships to a heritage enthusiasts, bloggers and academics and non-profit organisations such as the Singapore Heritage Society and the Organisation for Senior Volunteers, RSVP.
SINGAPORE ARTS FESTIVAL
Mr Wong also announced that his ministry is revising the grant schemes under the National Arts Council (NAC), raising funding to Singapore artists and art groups by almost 140 per cent to around S$94 million between FY2012 and FY2016.
The Acting Minister also said that the Singapore Arts Festival will return next year under a new company taking over the running of the annual showcase from the National Arts Council (NAC).
The NAC announced last June that the festival would take a break this year.
Mr Wong said that the new company will be “given the autonomy to determine the Festival’s artistic direction”.
“This will allow the arts community to expand its programming capabilities, and over time, enable the Festival to develop a stronger identity of its own,” he said.
To address the lack of mid-sized theatres, as raised by Nominated Member of Parliament and actress Ms Janice Koh, Mr Wong said his ministry and the NAC will continue to review the availability of arts infrastructure as part of a boarder review of the performing arts sector.
He also noted that Victoria Theatre and Victoria Concert Hall will complete their refurbishment and re-open in the middle of next year.
Parks and Gardens
remember to bring some.....
Rivers of Singapore
Heritage Walking Trails
fifi ghosts to kam leng hotel *runs*
haben verified if there got ghost.
just go to bed and you will have a busy time taking care of your babies.