Thursday, 24 December 2015

Let it snow in Singapore

Snow City at Science Centre Singapore hopes to educate visitors about climate change

Singapore's first permanent snow centre, Snow City, is known as a fun attraction for those who want to experience winter here.

However, with the introduction of new features and activities after a recent four-month revamp - its first since opening in 2000 - the attraction at Science Centre Singapore hopes to educate visitors about the very serious threat of climate change as well.

The 1,500 sq m Snow City, which simulates a sub-freezing climate, will offer visitors the full Arctic experience, including snowfall, from Dec 29. The rest of its new features are already open to the public.

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And the best-dressed this Christmas are..
Christmas decoration at Orchard Gateway

Orchardgateway and Ion Orchard have been named the best-dressed buildings in Orchard Road for their festive decorations this year

Orchardgateway won the Voters' Choice Award, bagging close to 28 per cent (4,904) of the 17,551 shopper votes cast, for its "An Icicle Xmas" theme featuring glittering icicles hanging from the mall's facade.

Ion Orchard was the judges' favourite with an outdoor space transformed into a Christmas wonderland and an outdoor Swarovski Christmas tree adorned with more than 28,000 crystals.

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