Thursday, March 24, 2011
Sheng Siong was founded by Lim Hock Chee, now its Managing Director. After winding up his stall selling pork in 1985, Lim founded Sheng Siong's foremost operation in a single shophouse unit. Sheng Siong has evolved into a chain of 23 supermarkets and hypermarkets, and five food courts in Singapore. Sheng Siong has been awarded top 500 retail enterprises.
The supermarket chain has also launched a variety programme on Channel 8.
The Singapore Botanic Gardens (Chinese: 新加坡植物园; Malay: Taman Botanik Singapura or Kebun Botani Singapura) is a 74-hectare(183-acre) botanical garden in Singapore. It is half the size of the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew or around one-fifth the size of Central Park in New York. It is the only botanic garden in the world that opens from 5 a.m. to 12 midnight every single day of the year, and does not charge an admission fee, except for the . The garden is bordered by Holland Road and Napier Road to the south, Cluny Road to the east, Tyersall Avenue and Cluny Park Road to the west and Bukit Timah Road to the North. The linear distance between the northern and southern ends is around 2.5 km (1.5 miles).