Hong Kong Airlines Hong Kong Airlines Limited formerly CR Airways Limited is a Hong kong based airline, with its main hub at Hong kong International Airport. The airline operates scheduled regional passenger and cargo services to 10 destinations within the People republic of China and Vietnam, including codeshares with its sister airline, Hong kongxpress Airway. It has an all Boeing fleet of narrow-body aircraft and a confirmed joint order, with Hong Kong Express Airways, of 51 narrow- and wide-body aircraft with Airbus. The airline was founded as CR Airways by Robert Yip on 28 March 2001 and began helicopter passenger charter operations with a Sikorsky S-76C+ helicopter. It was Hong Kong's first helicopter operator to receive an Air Operator’s Certificate since the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region was established. Chinese carrier Hainan Airlines and Mr Mung Kin Keung took over the airline in 2006 by acquiring a 45 percent and 55 percent holdings in the airline, respectively. The airline officially changed its name to Hong Kong Airlines Limited on 28 November 2006 and introduced a new logo representing a bauhinia flower, a Hong Kong native flower.
is an island city-state located at the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula, lying 137 kilometres (85 mi) north of the equatore, south of the Malaysian state of Johor and north of Indonesia's Riau Island. At 710.2 km2 (274.2 sq mi),  Singapore is a microestate and the smallest nation in Southeast Asia. This is substantially larger than Monacoand Vatican City, the only other surviving sovereign city-estate.
The Merlion creature with the head of a lion and the body of a fish. Its name combines "mer" meaning the sea and "lion". The fish body comes from Singapore's ancient name back when it was a fishing village — Temasek — meaning "sea town" in Jayanese. The lion head represents Singapore's original name — Singapura — meaning "lion city" or "kota singa" in Sanskrit and Malay.
The symbol was designed by Mr Fraser Brunner, a member of the Souvenir Committee and curator of the , for the logo of the Singapore Tourism board (STB) in use from 26 March 1964 to 1997. The Merlion continues to be its trademark symbol since 20 July 1966. Although the STB changed their logo in 1997, the STB Act continues to protect the Merlion symbol. Approval must be received from STB before it can be used. The Merlion appears frequently in STB-approved souvenirs.
Bukit Timah is a hill in Singapore which stands at an altitude of 163.63 metres (537 ft.) and is the highest point in the city-state of Singapore. Bukit Timah is located near the centre of the Singapore main island.
The surrounding area is an urban planning area known as Bukit Timah Planning Area under the Urban Redevelopment Autority and is part of the Central Region, and lies 10 kilometres (6 miles) from the city's central business district, the Central Area This area is often referred to as Bukit Timah , and is also known as District 11 .
The area has a substantial number of bungalows (single family houses and duplexes) as well as condominiums.
The Jurong Bird Park is a tourist attraction in Singapore managed by . It is a landscape park, built on the western slope of Jurong Hill. It is located within the Boon Lay Planning Area of the Jurong district and has an area of 202,000 square metres.
The Night Safari is the world's first nocturnal zoo and is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Singapore
The concept of a nocturnal park in Singapore was mooted in the 1980s by the former executive chairman of the Singapore Zoo, Dr . Constructed at a cost of S$63 million, the Night Safari was officially opened on 26 May 1994and occupies 40 hectares (0.4 km²) of secondary rainforest adjacent to the Singapore Zoo and Upper Seletar Reservoir
The Night Safari currently houses a total of 1,040 animals of 120 species, of which 29% are threatened species. The zoo is managed by , and about 1.1 million visitors visit the safari per year. The Night Safari received its 11 millionth visitor on 29 May 2007.
Orchard Road is a road in Singapore that is the retail and entertainment hub of the city-estate. It is regularly frequented by the local population as well as being a major tourist attraction. Often the surrounding area is known simply as Orchard .
The immediate vicinity of Orchard Road, Orchard Planning Area is one of 55 urban planning area as specified by the Urban Redevelopment Authority, and is a commercial district. It is part of the Central Region, and Singapore's central business district, the Central Area.
Sentosa , which translates to peace and tranquility in Malay, is a popular island resort in Singapore, visited by some five million people a year.Attractions include a two-kilometer long sheltered beach, Fort Siloso, two golf courses and two five-star hotel, and the upcoming Resort Worlds at Sentosa, featuring the new theme park Universal studio Singapore.
The Underwater World oceanarium on Sentosa is home to more than 2,500 fishes from 250 different species. Start your tour with the Touch Pool for some 'hands on' experience with starfish, stingrays and if you dare, baby sharks. Then venture into the ocean depths via a moving travellator that ferries you through an 83-metre-long acrylic tunnel. All around you, sharks, stingrays, eels and schools of fish glide past – engrossed in their own world. For those who don't mind getting wet, interactive programmes such as 'Dive with the Sharks' or 'Dive with the Dugong' are available upon advance booking.