24/7 fun at ORTO

By April Zara ChuaThis newly launched attraction in Nee Soon (Yishun) offers round-the-clock sports and leisure activities for the whole family. ORTO, a multi-recreational park, is the latest addition to Nee Soon. Located on the grounds of the former Bottle Tree Park, the $8 million revamp has resulted in a modern kampong lifestyle park and a refuge from the city. ORTO houses a range of recreational facilities within lush tropical greenery and a scenic lake spread over a space,....

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Scale New Heights at Safra Yishun Country Club

By April Zara ChuaThis oldie but goldie is an action-packed destination for sports enthusiasts and adrenaline junkies. SAFRA Yishun Country Club, or more popularly known as SAFRA Yishun, has been a favourite destination since it opened in 2001. It houses an assortment of dining options, recreational activities, health and wellness services, courses, and other amenities to name a few. In 2005, SAFRA Yishun became the only Clubhouse out of the existing five SAFRA Clubhouses to have an Adventure Sports Centre (ASC) – meaning you get a lot more activities in SAFRA Yishun than anywhere else!....

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A Guide to Choosing the Right Primary School

Choosing the right primary school for your young ones can be quite a stressful affair. Here are some tips to help you along. 1. List of Primary Schools in Yishun and Kebun Baru (In alphabetical order) Ahmad Ibrahim Primary School Anderson Primary School CHIJ St Nicholas Girls’ School Chongfu Primary School Huamin Primary School Jiemin Primary School Naval Base Primary School Northland Primary School Peiying Primary School Xishan Primary School Yishun Primary School (source: MOE website) 2.....

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What’s Quacking: Guide to Chong Pang’s Duck Rice

Taking a short walk around the buzzing Chong Pang City, you can’t help but start to notice the number of Duck Rice food stores popping up at every corner. Either the long queue of eager hungry people or the rows of charred-red glistening crispy roasted meat will definitely catch your eye. (Wow, just salivated reading that line). There are definitely stalls we missed out on and trust us when we say we wanted to try them all but our tightening belts suggested otherwise.....

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