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Coney Island is located on an actual island off Punggol, in the most North Eastern part of Singapore. Here are some items to keep in your checklist, Rent a bike or you will be filled with regret. The area is huge. Bring lots of water. Coney Island closes at 7pm and it will become completely dark…. Read more »

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A Space Adventure : NASA Exhibit

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Where Art meets Science

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