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July 28, 2021

038983 Fountain Of Wealth

In the CBD, the best-known fountains are the 2 Merlions at Merlion Park. But a few blocks away, at Suntec City, is the world's largest fountain. At 14 meters tall and the top ring measuring 66 meters in circumference, it …

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July 24, 2021

424167 Tunku Khalsom Art

Of all the unique sounds you can record, the human voice is the most expressive, and we talk with Tunku Khalsom, a Singapore-based artist. Her style is bold, fluid colors, richly layered, and many of her large-sized pieces incorporate butterflies, …

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July 19, 2021

259569 Palm Valley Singapore Botanic Gardens

If you ask a Singaporean where Palm Valley is, most likely they'll tell you it's a condo in the East. Actually, it's one of the best places to visit in the Singapore Botanic Gardens to see their collection of over …

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July 12, 2021

117606 Gantry Crane

What's as tall as a condo block, can lift shipping containers in a single move, and has a top speed of... an average human walking? We check out an Automated Rail Mounted Gantry Crane at PSA Pasir Panjang Terminal 1. …

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July 5, 2021

099981 Cicadas

Everywhere you go in Singapore, you hear them. The distinctive rhythm initially holds steady, then ramps up until it blurs into a continuous note that can cause hearing loss if enough of them are around. They're cicadas.

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June 28, 2021

179556 Victoria Theatre & Concert Hall

What time is it? We visited the clock tower at Victoria Theatre & Concert Hall to hear the bells, but did you know the official time of Singapore has changed 5 times over the last 100 years? We also let …

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June 21, 2021

099448 Chimes and Chirps

An early episode featured Koshi chimes & it was one of our most popular episodes. This time, we're at Mount Faber Park to record a blend of chimes and chirps. Close your eyes and enjoy an immersive 5 minutes sonic …

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June 14, 2021

628925 Lion Dance

Every Chinese New Year, across Singapore, you'll hear lion dances to bring good luck in the new year. Learn more about the simple instruments used and, most importantly, how much it costs to get a lion dance troupe over to …

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June 7, 2021

769201 Busy Bees

A 2006 study compared walking speeds across the world - guess who came first? Singaporeans! Singaporeans take 10.55 seconds to cover a standardised 19 metres. That's almost 6.5 kmh, which happens to be how fast bees fly. When it comes …

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May 31, 2021

618643 Singapura Cat

What's small. located 1-degree latitude north of the equator, and has whiskers? It's the Singapura - also known as the longkang cat - the world's smallest recognized cat breed. They have the most relaxing purr Recorded with o...

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May 24, 2021

618643 Phase 2 Heightened Alert

On May 16th, 2021, Singapore hunkered down to handle a COVID surge with the new safety guidelines of Phase 2 Heightened Alert. Whether you are staying home voluntarily or due to a Quarantine Order or Stay Home Notice, the str...

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May 17, 2021

189561 Vertical Transport

Which public transport carries the most people for the most daily trips? It's not buses or trains. It's vertical transport! Learn more about the mode of transport that carries people between floors - elevators and escalators! Recorded with our 3Dio …

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May 10, 2021

618497 Food in Taman Jurong

Taman Jurong is one of the oldest residential precincts in Singapore, developed in 1964 for the workers and families of the industrial areas nearby. When you're hungry, there are two traditional eateries in Taman Jurong. We check out both!

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May 3, 2021

640505 Wet Market

Cooking a great meal starts with one thing: fresh, high-quality ingredients. In Singapore, that means going to the wet market. Most open early and close around midday, so set your alarm if you plan to visit.

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April 28, 2021

098886 Beeps and Bleeps

Do you know how many times a day we interact with machines? They confirm this with a range of beeps, bleeps, and other noises. We grabbed our recording kit and grabbed sound every time we had a machine tell us …

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April 25, 2021

018951 Marina Barrage

In 1987, Singapore's first Prime Minister Lee Kwan Yew conceptualized a freshwater dam to be built across the Marina Channel. 21 years later, on 31st October 2008, Singapore's 15th reservoir was opened. The 350m long dam serves 3 purposes - …

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April 21, 2021

018953 Cloud Forest Conservatory

The Cloud Forest Conservatory At Gardens By The Bay is climate controlled at 23-25 C to replicate the cool-moist environment of tropical mountain regions between 1000m and 3000m, perfect for the orchids, pitcher plants, and ferns from the Tropical Montane …

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April 18, 2021

628925 Lory Loft

Lory Loft is the world's largest lory flight aviary, where you can feed lories and lorikeets right out of your hand. They're small birds with a delightfully cheery chirp.

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April 14, 2021

628925 African Treetops

African Treetops at Jurong BirdPark is an aviary that recreates a rainforest canopy housing a lot of rather noisy birds from Africa. In the center is a feeding tower; you can get a cup of food from the park staff …

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April 11, 2021

628925 Parrot Paradise

Parrots are legendary mimics, but like any performer, they need an audience to really perform. I came by early in the morning, before 9 am, one of the first visitors to the park, and strolling around Parrot Paradise, the macaws, …

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April 6, 2021

628925 Trumpeter Hornbill

When you think of birds that mimic sounds, you think of parrots. The humble hornbill certainly doesn't come to mind. However, did you know the trumpeter hornbill does a very convincing cat? Of all the sounds to make at a …

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April 4, 2021

819666 Rain Vortex

At Jewel Changi Airport, the centerpiece is the 40m tall Rain Vortex, the largest and tallest indoor waterfall in the world. We recorded this artistic and mechanical marvel from the 5F via Canopy Bridge, at the 4F from a viewing …

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March 30, 2021

149596 By My Old School

Nestled in a 1000 sq ft unit in a building on Commonwealth Drive is By My Old School, a vintage shop with thousands of items collected over the years. The items are for sale or rent as props. In this …

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March 28, 2021

080004 Nylon Coffee Roasters

Start your morning right with an artisanal coffee brewed by the baristas at Nylon Coffee Roasters at 4 Everton Park #01-40, Postcode 080004. In this episode, you'll hear Grinding Beans Mechanised Tamping Espresso Machine w Brew Boiler and Steam Boiler …

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