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  • Singapore has much more than just a pretty albeit stunning skyline to offer. When you think of Singapore, you’ll visualize a bustling modern city, densely packed with office towers, shopping malls, and condominiums.

    Offering much more than that, Singapore’s beauty lies in it’s juxtaposition of crowded streets and ultra-modern city life with it’s abundant greenery and nature’s best. Featuring some of the best trails, hiking in Singapore isn’t as far-fetched as you’d think it would be.

    Get up close and personal with nature and greenery when you embark on any one of the walking or cycling trails in the many numerous parks, gardens and reserves Singapore has to offer. Several trails wind through many nature reserves filled with greenery and secondary forests so that you can get up close to nature.

    Set against the backdrop of majestic heritage and native trees, most trails provide excellent opportunities for spotting large numbers of biodiversity and hundreds of bird species. Be it a long seamless walk on a meandering chain of hills and parks, a rustic experience off mainland Singapore or cycling along green belts in the great outdoors, Hiking in Singapore is very accessible to you. 

    Here are some Places for Hikng in Singapore:

  • 01South Ridge Hike

    South Ridge HikeSend Enquiry
    Image Credit : Eustaquio Santimano-Flickr
    Are you planning for a ‘out of the box’ family outing and ready for some physical activity? Then you are on the right trackbecause South Ridge hike is a 10 km walking trail meandering through open greeneries, not so steep tracks that connect Mt. Faber Park, Kent Ridge Park, Hort Park, TelokBlangah Hill Park and Labrador Nature reserve. It is one of the best places to view the panoramic landscape of the Singapore City, the harbour and the Southern ridges adorned with captivating blanket of plants and flowers.

    Highlights: An exciting alternative for adventurous sports enthusiast and for photographers. Watch out for the Henderson Waves, the highest pedestrian bridge hanging 36 meters above Henderson Road. Also enjoy a peaceful walk through Canopy trees, AdinandraBelukur Forest and Berleyar Creek at the Labrador Nature and Coastal Walk.

    Image Credits : tbSMITH-Flickr



     Location: Southern Singapore.

     Difficulty Level: Medium
  • 02Fort Canning Park

    Fort Canning ParkSend Enquiry
    Image Credit : KnitSpirit-Flickr
    If you are looking for a hiking trail enclosed with in a rustic environment in Singapore then you should choose Fort Canning as your hiking destination. Fort Canning Park is a very small hillock that is just right for a quick and easy hike up the hill. It is located in the heart of the city, yet steals you away from the hustle bustle to an iconic history which displays significant past of Singapore. The trails are strewn with over grown bushes, wet mud and the walls are damp and quaint reminding you of the age of this place.

    Highlights: Today Fort Canning is a recreational centre where live concerts, theatres and other activities take place. The park also has DIY guides that make your hike easier. There are 4 different trails but they are all connected to each other.

    Image Credits : chriskay-Flickr



    Location: River Valley Road.

     Difficulty Level: Easy.

     Park timing: 7am to 7 pm
  • 03Tree-Top Walk At MacRitchie Reservoir

    Tree-Top Walk At MacRitchie ReservoirSend Enquiry
    Image Credit : Eustaquio Santimano
    One of the most popular destination for the nature lovers, nature walkers and runners, this beautiful part at the heart of Singapore is a must visit destination. Constructed in 1867, this reservoir has 250 metre aerial treetop walk through suspension bridge between two highest points, Bukit Pierce and Bukit Kalang.

    It is about 25 m above the ground with clear visuals making it feel closer to nature. The sight of forest birds, long tailed macaques, colugos all becomes splendidly clear along with the panoramic view of Upper Perce Reservoir. More than 80 kinds of birds and almost 18 types of unique trees can be seen here. An ideal location, to enjoy the beauty of Nature at its best. It’s a 11km walk to the tree point and there’s food available at the entrance.

    Image Credits : tzejen



    Location
    : OffLornie Road, Singapore
  • 04Bukit Timah Nature Reserve

    Bukit Timah Nature ReserveSend Enquiry
    Image Credit : Steel Wool-Flickr
    Bukit Timah Reserve is perched on top of the highest peak of Singapore, Bukit Timah (163 meters). It is a very small reserve (around 1.5 km stretch), yet preserves 40% of the country’s flora and fauna. In spite of its small size, this national rainforest shelters more species of trees than the North American continent. The only way to reach the top is by trekking, which is fun and adventurous as you will encounter many species of flora and animals on the way up.

    Highlights: Declared in 2011 – ASEAN heritage site; Trek to the Bukit Timah through a steep and slippery trail; dwelling to many native wildlife such as pythons, long tailed macaques which you may see on the way up. There’s also an eco-link, an ecological bridge that connects the Bukit Timah to the Central Catchment reserve.

     

    Image Credits : Steel Wool-Flickr



    Location:Hindhede Dr, Singapore.

    Hours open: 6 am to 7 pm
  • 05Bukit Batok Hill

    Bukit Batok HillSend Enquiry
    Image Credit : Mark爱生活 -Flickr
    A perfect getaway for a hiker who is looking for a moderate yet refreshing trek in Singapore! The trek trail is seton 36 Hectare of park area that connects with a secondary forest. The park has a large quarry, now transformed into a pool, which was used to mine granite in the history. From the top of the hill you would be able to view the quarry pool down. There is also a war memorial on the top that overlooks the park. Just follow the stairs, there’s no proper trail mark.

    Highlights: If you are lucky enough you might encounter few wild acquaintances like monitor lizards, white crested laughing thrushes and monkeys. You can bird watch early in the morning at the bank of the Quarry pools. The meandering trail is encompassed with varieties of trees such as Tree and Elephant ferns, ficus with aerial roots, Durian, Tembusu and mangoes.

    Image Credits : Holiday Point-Flickr



    Location: BakitBatok Park:

    Difficulty Level: Easy

  • 06Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

    Sungei Buloh Wetland ReserveSend Enquiry
    Image Credit : alantankenghoe-Flickr
    Food for the soul of a Nature Lover, SungeiBuloh reserve is an ecological site that is a renowned world-wide. The discovery of this Nature Park happened in the year 1984 when a group of birdwatchers from Malayan Nature Society Stumbles upon the place. To experience the true form of this Wetland reserve it is advisable to pack your bags for a day and get away from the chaotic life to this remote world of wilderness.

    Highlights: Learn different art forms such as drawing and painting, the jungle being the backdrop of your art; trekking through mangroves; watch crabs, mud lobsters, water snakes and other wetland animals frantically at work in the mud during the day. Also, observe the age old method of harvesting prawns in the tide.Watch birds migrating to Australia all the way from Serbia during the peak seasons.

     Location: Kranji Way. Also includes Photography, Nature walks and Guided walks.  

    Hours open: 7 am to 7pm

  • 07Mount Serapong

    Mount Serapong also has a nickname, Clement hill, as in the past it was home to Military Installation and Large water reservoirs. The Serapong hill is located in the SentosaIsland and on top of it sits the Serapong Fort, which was built by the British army in 1879. The only reason you would want to climb up the Serapong is to visit the Fort which is definitely worth the tour. The fort has mysterious tunnels, batteries and underground room. It was in full swing during the WWII when it was used as a viewpoint and defence post.

    Highlights: The remains of two gun batteries which were constructed in the early 1800s can still be found, including the Casemates and Magazines. Be sure of your foot because you will see lot of signs indicating danger due to unsuitable ground for hiking. If you like to know about wars and the stories behind it, if you are interested in turrets, guns and abandoned batteries, then a visit to this place is must.

    Location: Sentosa Island.

    Difficulty level: Easy.

    Admission: Free
  • 08Dairy Farm Nature Park

    Dairy Farm Nature Park is meant for mountain biking, and hiking for the fitness enthusiast. If you are a very keen observer of nature, flora and fauna and that what your ultimate desire is, then Dairy Farm Wallace Trail is perfect for you. You will get to know about countryside in the perspective of the famous naturalist, Alfred Russel Wallace. You can either pick up your trail from the Wallace Education centre (1km) or go through the longer route (2 km).

    Highlights: You will see a lot of stuff on the hike such as dense forest sheltering the remnants of kampong civilization; Durian trees which is considered the King of fruits in Singapore; Apples, figs and Bracket Fungus; animals like Common Mormon, squirrels etc. and finally the Singapore Quarry, now a wetland habitat viewpoint.

    Location: Dairy Nature Park.

    Hours taken: 1 to 2 hours or more.

    Difficulty level: easy to moderate
  • 09Pulau Ubin’s Puaka Hill

    Pulau Ubin’s Puaka HillSend Enquiry
    Image Credit : wikipedia
    There is more to PulauUbin than just the ChekJewa. This offshore island is an adventure in itself where the kampong heritage is still alive. The Puaka hill trek has been shut to the public until recently after it was readied for hiking and walking. The 3- 4 hours hike to Puakahill is tough due to steep and slippery trails. The trek is comprised of rocky terrain and circled with thick growths of wild ferns where the highest peak is reached at 76 meters. There are 4 different routes to reach the peak.

    Highlight: The view at the top is worth the 20 minute steep climb. If you are lucky enough and if the weather is clear then you would be able to view past Changi into the city. However, the absolute sight of the Malaysian border and the glimpse of sun stricken Granite Quarry is definitely a bonus point in the trek.

    Location: PulauUbin Island.

    Difficulty Level: Moderate 
  • 10Keppel Hill Reservoir Trek

    Keppel hill became the talk of the city and a new place to explore when the media published about the recovery of a lost reservoir. And since then, the trek is known as Keppel Hill Reservoir Trek. The hill is also known as mount Faber and supposedly this reservoir provided water to the Singapore city back in 1905. The trek to the reservoir is simple and easy. The route starts from Keppel hill road and goes downwards to a wooded area from which a short trip through meandering forested pathway will take you to the long lost reservoir.

    Highlight: The Reservoir and the rustic and raw landscape around - Since it is a new found trail, the tracks are slippery and covered with aging rough overgrown bushes. Yet, that becomes an added fun to the trek. The reservoir is well hidden due to negligence.

    Location: Keppel Hill.

    Difficulty Level: Easy

Attractions

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Punggol Beach

Punggol Beach is part of the PunggolTownship and has been recently renovated to a lifestyle park. Hence, it is also known as PunggolPoint Park. Getting to the park is quite easy as most of the parks in PunggolPromdenade are interlinked. Punggol Jetty is one of the prime spots of the beach and it is known for the plague that honours ‘SookChing Massacre’ occurred during the Japanese invasion. Punggol Beach is known for its long walking and cycling trails, children’s playground and a pond. Also, from the Punggol walking pathway, you can view Singapore’s offshore island, PulauUbin.

Highlights: Beautiful white sand beach; the beach looks even more mesmerising and unusual because of the big rocks strewn over the sands. The Point Park has lot of amenities for children and adults including a Horse Stable, eatery and picturesque view.

Location: Punggol Road, Singapore

Open hours: everyday, 24 hours. 
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Lazarus Island

Lazarus Beach is part of the Lazarus Island and is considered the best beach Singapore can treasure. It is called Singapore’s secret paradise with turquoise water, foamy froth and undisturbed fine white sand. The splendour of the beach lies in its raw and secluded beauty of the island’s landscape. You may not find many activities happening around the place; neither would you see a lot of marine lives under the water, but thatwhat is so pristine about the island. So, before it becomes commercialized, it is apt to visit this gorgeous secret of Singapore.



 Highlights: Holiday bungalows at St. John’s Island where you can lodge overnight, beach pavilion and pathways. The beach does not have any food stalls or refreshment shops; therefore you need to  carry everything with you. Camping not allowed.

Location: Lazarus Island. Best time to visit: throughout the year, especially in the winter
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Wild Wild Wet

A memorable and life time experience!! The Wild WildWet is Singapore’s largest water theme park featuring remarkable water games and other thrilling experiences that would leave both children and grownups breathless and seeking for more. The park opened in the year 2004 and is known for its efficient safety management. 

The park is a wholesome family entertainment; thus has been awarded with the Pro Family Business Mark award. Few of their effective facilities include free lifejackets, baby 
 Highlights: Live entertainments such as mermaid tales, sensational jets etc. Relaxing floats along the River Shiok, 8 adrenalin pumping rides, UllarLah being the most favoured one and fancy shopping haunts and eateries. 

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 Location: Downtown East. 

 Operating hours: 1 – 7 pm (weekdays) and 10 am to 7 pm (weekends and holidays)
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Haw Par Villa

There is a never ending array of theme parks in Singapore, each defining various fine amenities. But nothing can top Haw Par Villa which takes you through a Chinese folktale journey. Everything is unusual in this Park; the Chinese mythology features depictions from the 10 Chinese Courts of Hell, classic scenes from celebrated Chinese legends and lot more attractions. Located on one of the PasirPanjing hills, this ancient park was built in 1937 but went through a lot of changes after the WWII. In 1985 the Singaporean Tourist Board acquired it from the owners and completely renovated it.

Highlights: Now the park has guided tours where you will learn great daunting stories of the Chinese history, the Courts of Hell has graphic exhibits that might scare a few. The park has over 1000 statues and around 150 dioramas portraying visuals from Chinese mythology.

 

Location: Pasir Panging.

Admission: Free. Hours Open: 9 amd to 7 pm
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Bukit Timah Nature Reserve

Bukit Timah Reserve is perched on top of the highest peak of Singapore, Bukit Timah (163 meters). It is a very small reserve (around 1.5 km stretch), yet preserves 40% of the country’s flora and fauna. In spite of its small size, this national rainforest shelters more species of trees than the North American continent. The only way to reach the top is by trekking, which is fun and adventurous as you will encounter many species of flora and animals on the way up.

Highlights: Declared in 2011 – ASEAN heritage site; Trek to the Bukit Timah through a steep and slippery trail; dwelling to many native wildlife such as pythons, long tailed macaques which you may see on the way up. There’s also an eco-link, an ecological bridge that connects the Bukit Timah to the Central Catchment reserve.

 

Location:Hindhede Dr, Singapore.

Hours open: 6 am to 7 pm
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Pulau Ubin's Puaka Hill

There is more to PulauUbin than just the ChekJewa. This offshore island is an adventure in itself where the kampong heritage is still alive. The Puaka hill trek has been shut to the public until recently after it was readied for hiking and walking. The 3- 4 hours hike to Puakahill is tough due to steep and slippery trails. The trek is comprised of rocky terrain and circled with thick growths of wild ferns where the highest peak is reached at 76 meters. There are 4 different routes to reach the peak.

Highlight: The view at the top is worth the 20 minute steep climb. If you are lucky enough and if the weather is clear then you would be able to view past Changi into the city. However, the absolute sight of the Malaysian border and the glimpse of sun stricken Granite Quarry is definitely a bonus point in the trek.

Location: PulauUbin Island.

Difficulty Level: Moderate 
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Gardens by the Bay

For those who love to spend some time in nature, then Garden by the Bay is a must visit destination for you while in Singapore. Garden by the Bay is a nature stop traversing 101 hectares (250 sections of land) of recovered land in focal Singapore, contiguous the Marina Reservoir. The park center comprises of three waterfront gardens likely Bay South Garden, Bay East Garden and Bay Central Garden. The biggest of the patio nurseries is Bay South Garden at 54 hectares.

Highlights: Bay South Garden is the biggest of the patio nurseries. Motivated by an orchid, the plan takes after Singapore's national bloom, Vanda 'Miss Joaquim'. You can't miss the monstrous Supertrees here. These tree-formed vertical greenery enclosures are between nine to 16 stories tall. Stroll on the suspended walkway between two Supertrees to appreciate a 10,000 foot perspective of the greenhouses. At night, get the sky show of choreographed lights and sounds at the Garden Rhapsody in the midst of the Supertrees.

Location: The Park is located at 8 Marina Gardens Dr, Singapore.

Price: The approximate price for the park Non-residents (Two conservatories) Adult $28, Senior citizen (over 60) $28, Child (3-12) $15 and for the Residents (Two conservatories)$20, for senior citizen $15 and child (3-12) $12.
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Peranakan Museum

If you have a fetish for history and culture then this museum is a must visit for you. The Peranakan Museum investigates the way of life of Peranakan people group in Southeast Asia. Introduced in the previous Tao Nan Chinese School, worked in 1912, this cozy historical center has one of the finest and most exhaustive accumulations of Peranakan items. Displays on three stories delineate the social customs and the particular visual specialties of the Peranakans.

Highlights: The Peranakan Museum gives an animating and instructive experience for all, while speaking to the living society of the Peranakan people group in the district. The historical center is a segment of the Asian Civilisations Museum, working under the National Heritage Board.

Location: The museum is located at 39 Armenian St, Singapore.

Price: The approximate price starts from $5.50 to $11.
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Tanjong Beach

If you are looking for some time alone or seeking peace and tranquillity, then you should definitely come to Tanjong beach at Sentosa Island. Among the 3 beaches in Sentosa, Tanjong is less crowded and has very minimal amenities. This place is perfect to while away time reading a book or walking along the coastline or by spending some quality time with your special someone. The beach looks glorious during the night when the breeze is mild and chilly, and the sky is clear of clouds.

Highlights: An inexpensive and finest romantic getaway. All you need is a mat and some nice refreshments and you can spend hours talking to your bae under the twinkling starlit sky. Enjoy a weekend getaway at the Tanjong Beach Club, one of the best in the island.

Location: Sentosa Island, Singapore.

Best Season: Winter between October and February
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National Gallery Singapore

If you are planning to visit Singapore for a vacation then there is one place which is a must visit for you. National Gallery Singapore is just the right place for the art lovers. The museum consists of cutting edge Singapore and Southeast Asian craftsmanship housed inside two of Singapore's striking national landmarks. The new exhibition is housed in two Singapore symbols: the previous Supreme Court Building and City Hall.

Highlights: Arranged in Singapore's Civic District, the Gallery comprises of two national landmarks, the previous Supreme Court Building and City Hall, and has a consolidated floor range of 64,000 square meters (690,000 sq ft),making it the biggest visual expressions scene and biggest exhibition hall in Singapore.

Location: The museum is located at 1 Saint Andrew's Road, #01–01, Singapore 178957

Price: The approximate price starts from $20 for foreigners.
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Pulau Ubin

Tourists usually confuse PulauUbin as Malaysia but in reality it is Singapore’s offshore island. It is very popular as it still holds and nurtures the last of Kampong culture. Every part of the island delivers a mystic and earthy environment; the village is quaint, the beach water as glorious as possible and the surrounded landscape is a picture from the early 19the century. The best way to reach the island is by a ferry departing from Changi Village terminal. If a boat is occupied with 12 passengers, it takes off. If you want to experience the rare Kampong Village, the best mode of transport is a rental bike accessible in the village.

Highlights: The Beach is amidst unkempt and rural surroundings played by spice trees, creepy looking plantations and bushes, mysterious looking lizards and weird sounds of birds floating from the jungle, mangroves, and The Chek Java jetty. The food in the local village is worth everything and is a must try.



Location: PulauUbin Island

Best Hours: Weekends
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Myra's Beach

Myra’s Beach Club is always welcoming those who love fun parties near the beach. Myra’s Beach Club can set up to 120 guests. It’s an ideal place for private parties, beach weddings and corporate events. It looks best if you visit Myra’s Beach during the evening. An evening at Myra’s Beach is a perfect way for groups and parties to share highly enjoyable and memorable moment.

Highlights:
A favourite with surfers, it is a stunning stretch of surf and sand. Myra’s Beach Club serves North Indian and Mexican cuisine. You can enjoy the beautiful sea breeze with mojitos and margarita. Don’t worry if you are a vegetarian almost all items have vegetarian options.

Location: Myra’s Beach Club is located in East Coast Park.

Price: All the items are affordable at a good price. "
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South Ridge Hike

Are you planning for a ‘out of the box’ family outing and ready for some physical activity? Then you are on the right trackbecause South Ridge hike is a 10 km walking trail meandering through open greeneries, not so steep tracks that connect Mt. Faber Park, Kent Ridge Park, Hort Park, TelokBlangah Hill Park and Labrador Nature reserve. It is one of the best places to view the panoramic landscape of the Singapore City, the harbour and the Southern ridges adorned with captivating blanket of plants and flowers.

Highlights: An exciting alternative for adventurous sports enthusiast and for photographers. Watch out for the Henderson Waves, the highest pedestrian bridge hanging 36 meters above Henderson Road. Also enjoy a peaceful walk through Canopy trees, AdinandraBelukur Forest and Berleyar Creek at the Labrador Nature and Coastal Walk.



 Location: Southern Singapore.

 Difficulty Level: Medium
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Mount Serapong

Mount Serapong also has a nickname, Clement hill, as in the past it was home to Military Installation and Large water reservoirs. The Serapong hill is located in the SentosaIsland and on top of it sits the Serapong Fort, which was built by the British army in 1879. The only reason you would want to climb up the Serapong is to visit the Fort which is definitely worth the tour. The fort has mysterious tunnels, batteries and underground room. It was in full swing during the WWII when it was used as a viewpoint and defence post.

Highlights: The remains of two gun batteries which were constructed in the early 1800s can still be found, including the Casemates and Magazines. Be sure of your foot because you will see lot of signs indicating danger due to unsuitable ground for hiking. If you like to know about wars and the stories behind it, if you are interested in turrets, guns and abandoned batteries, then a visit to this place is must.

Location: Sentosa Island.

Difficulty level: Easy.

Admission: Free
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Night Safari, Singapore

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to explore the wildlife during the night time. Sounds interesting right? Well then now is the time you should head out for the night safari in Singapore. Night Safari is world’s first nocturnal zoo which is already a hit among the people all over the world. The Night Safari right now houses more than 2,500 animals with more than 130 species, of which 38% are undermined species. The Night Safari is overseen by Wildlife Reserves Singapore. It is separated into seven geological zones, which can be investigated either by walking by means of four strolling trails, or by cable car.

Highlights: The animals of the Night Safari, includes from Indian rhinoceros to tarsiers, are made obvious by lighting that looks like moonlight. In spite of the fact that it is brighter than full moonlight by a couple requests of greatness, it is diminish enough not to aggravate nighttime and crepuscular creatures' conduct. London based lighting originator Simon Corder made the lighting for Night Safari.

Location: The Night Safari is located at 80 Mandai Lake Rd, Singapore.

Price: The approximate price for night safari is $45 for adults, $30 for child (3 - 12 years old) and $18 for senior citizens.
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Palawan Beach

Palawan Beach is meant for a perfect family spree. It is one of the three beaches located in the Sentosa Island of Singapore. The beach is ideal for families who are looking to spend some quality time with kids as it has more amenities and amusements for children, Port of Lost Wonder being one of them. Port of Lost wonder is Singapore’s first Kids Club and features leisure activities, themed park and water plays for children between 3 to 10 years. Find a huge food court that serves Indian, Chinese and western food and a number of little shop houses.

Highlights: Watch the free animal show at Palawan Amphitheatre. Enjoy a fun walk on a suspension bridge that connects to the Southernmost Point of continental Asia, which is also Asia’s closest point to the equator. Take your kids to the birds-eye view tower and get a panoramic view of the entire Sentosa Island.

Location: Sentosa Island, Singapore.

Best Time: October to Feb 

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