FOM's Explore Singapore! activities help you see the many sites and activities Singapore has to offer both newly arrived and long-term residents, or see those already known to you with a different eye.

The Healing Garden
Date & Time: 11 March 2017, 12:00am - 11:59pm

Thursday April 6, 2017
10 am – 12 pm
Fee: $25
Everybody knows there are lots of plants with medicinal properties which are used as traditional cures for all kinds of ailments and diseases. Modern medicine also uses many of them. Would you like to visit a garden to see and learn about some of these plants?
The large Healing Garden (over 2.5 hectares) in the Botanic Gardens has over 400 varieties of medicinal plants laid out thematically relating to component parts of the body such as head, neck, respiratory, digestive and reproductive systems. Join us for a tour of this tranquil garden with medicinal plants traditionally used in Southeast Asia as the main focus, and discover the power of plants to heal and enhance our quality of life.

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Tour of Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay
Date & Time: 25 March 2017, 12:00am - 11:59pm

Thursday 20 April, 2017

10 am – 12.30 pm

Fee: $40

The two “durians” alongside Marina Bay near the mouth of the Singapore River form one of Singapore’s most striking landmarks. You may have attended performances at the theatre and the concert hall, visited the various retail and dining areas within those buildings, and possibly used the Esplanade’s library. But have you wondered why that spiky cladding was chosen? Or what goes on inside, especially behind the scenes? Join us to find out about the architecture and history of the buildings, to peek into the various front-of-house and backstage facilities, and to glean how everything operates to support the performances at this arts centre. You will also learn about the ethos of the management of the centre and how it contributes to the development of the arts in Singapore. Light refreshments will be provided at the end of the tour.

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Enabling Village
Date & Time: 25 March 2017, 12:00am - 11:59pm

Thursday 27 April, 2017
10 am – 12 noon
Fee:  $20
Come with ES! to investigate this project, located in Redhill.  The Enabling Village is an inclusive community space which integrates education, training and work for people with disabilities.  On-site social enterprise retail outlets provide employment to both abled and disabled and connect the community to society.
The Village’s architecture and design provides maximum freedom of movement for its community and visitors of diverse abilities. Buildings are seamlessly connected. Touch points located at strategic junctions assist orientation and navigation. Water gardens with murals by autistic artists, and conserved trees supporting ecosystems bring nature into the Village and create a serene park ambience.
An optional lunch at the Sapling Restaurant will follow the tour.

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