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As a melting pot of many cultures, Singapore enjoys many colourful festivals. The Chinese celebrate Chinese NewYear, the Dragon Boat Festival and the Mid Autumn Festival with mouth-watering delicacies created just for those occasions. TheMuslims look forward to Hari Raya Puasa&Hari Raya Haji and the Hindus have Thaipusam and Deepavali. These festivals areoccasions for all Singaporeans to come together to share their culture and traditions - visitors are welcome to join us! To findout more about festivals in Singapore, please visit Singapore Infomap .


Singapore is a City for the Arts. We have a burgeoning arts scene and there are drama, music and danceperformances all year round at various locations, culminating in the Singapore Arts Festival in June. Catch some of our free roadshows and performances at the local gardens and parks.

The National Arts Council, the national agency spearheading the development of the arts in Singapore, managesKallang Theatre (1,744 seats), Victoria Theatre (904 seats) and the Drama Centre (326 seats). The other major arts venue is theEsplanade - Theatres on the Bay. Opened Oct 2002, the arts centre is managed by The Esplanade Co Ltd and comprises a 1,600-seatConcert Hall (with 200 additional seats in the Gallery), a 2,000-seat Theatre, a 250-seat Recital studio, a 220-seat TheatreStudio, a rehearsal studio, outdoor performing spaces and Esplanade mall.

There are currently 3 National Museums, namely the Singapore History Museum and the Singapore Art Museum and theAsian Civilisations Museum. The Singapore Philatelic Museum is a subsidiary museum. Other museums maintained by various private andpara-governmental agencies include: Fort Siloso and Images of Singapore in Sentosa, The Battle Box at Fort Canning, Lee KongChian Art Museum and Ng Eng Teng Art gallery at the National University of Singapore, Changi Chapel&Museum, Fuk Tai Chi Museum at Telok Ayer Street, Sports museum, Sun Yat Sen Nanyangmemorial Hall, Civil Defence Heritage Gallery, and Chinese Heritage Centre.

To find out more about Singapore arts performances and activities, please visit Singapore Arts Festival .

Food paradise

Singapore is indeed a gourmet’s paradise, offering a cosmopolitan range of cuisines ranging fromMongolian to South African and Japanese to a host of European choices. Of course, you should not miss Singapore’s famedlocal specialities, Chilli Crab and Hainanese Chicken Rice. You should also try Laksa (rice noodles in coconut curry gravy withshrimp, egg and chicken as garnishing) and Nasi Padang (rice with various spicy dishes). For casual dining, eat at a kopitiam, whichis a traditional type of coffee shop serving a large variety of local food. For breakfast, order some Kaya (sweet coconut egg jam)on charcoal-toasted bread and enjoy with a cup of local coffee. Another great combination is roti prata (Indian pancake) and tehtarik (“pulled” tea). Find out more about these interesting culinary delights from Unique Singapore .

Shopping paradise

Besides being a food paradise, Singapore is also a shopper’s paradise. Have fun buying everything fromarts and crafts, antiques, gold-plated orchids, electronic goods, computer software to the hottest fashion! Check out the shoppinglist from Planet Gypsy .

Places of interest

There are many places of interest including Chinatown, Little India, Jurong Bird Park (with the world's largestSoutheast Asian bird collection), the Night Safari, the Singapore Zoological Gardens and the Singapore Science Centre. Sentosa Islandis a resort island, which is accessible by bus, cable car or ferry. It has a lot of attractions including Underwater World (Asia'slargest tropical oceanarium), and Volcano Land. For more information, please visit OTAH .




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Questions & Answers

what is the stm
Brian Reply
is there industrial application of fullrenes. What is the method to prepare fullrene on large scale.?
industrial application...? mmm I think on the medical side as drug carrier, but you should go deeper on your research, I may be wrong
How we are making nano material?
what is a peer
What is meant by 'nano scale'?
What is STMs full form?
scanning tunneling microscope
how nano science is used for hydrophobicity
Do u think that Graphene and Fullrene fiber can be used to make Air Plane body structure the lightest and strongest. Rafiq
what is differents between GO and RGO?
what is simplest way to understand the applications of nano robots used to detect the cancer affected cell of human body.? How this robot is carried to required site of body cell.? what will be the carrier material and how can be detected that correct delivery of drug is done Rafiq
what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
what school?
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
Damian Reply
sciencedirect big data base
Introduction about quantum dots in nanotechnology
Praveena Reply
what does nano mean?
Anassong Reply
nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
do you think it's worthwhile in the long term to study the effects and possibilities of nanotechnology on viral treatment?
Damian Reply
absolutely yes
how to know photocatalytic properties of tio2 nanoparticles...what to do now
Akash Reply
it is a goid question and i want to know the answer as well
characteristics of micro business
for teaching engĺish at school how nano technology help us
How can I make nanorobot?
Do somebody tell me a best nano engineering book for beginners?
s. Reply
there is no specific books for beginners but there is book called principle of nanotechnology
how can I make nanorobot?
what is fullerene does it is used to make bukky balls
Devang Reply
are you nano engineer ?
fullerene is a bucky ball aka Carbon 60 molecule. It was name by the architect Fuller. He design the geodesic dome. it resembles a soccer ball.
what is the actual application of fullerenes nowadays?
That is a great question Damian. best way to answer that question is to Google it. there are hundreds of applications for buck minister fullerenes, from medical to aerospace. you can also find plenty of research papers that will give you great detail on the potential applications of fullerenes.
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