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Johnny Can Fly is Singapore's latest children's tourism storybook. Join Johnny and his special flying friend Christy as they explore different aspects of sunny Singapore!

Winners of the Jetstar Asia Contest

Jetstar Asia generously sponsored a total of S$2,000 worth of travel vouchers to readers of Johnny Can Fly. Four lucky winners received S$500 worth of travel vouchers to any of Jetstar Asia's 22 exciting destinations.

Each winner had submitted a photo of a place of interest they visited in Singapore. Congratulations go to:

1) Katerine Manalang, who submitted the photo captioned “On a sunny day, the wet playground called KidzPlay at Nex”.

2) Pearlyn & Noel, whose photo was captioned: “The gift of mother nature, where fauna and flora blossoms and a view that is awesome, takes my family and me to this place called MacRitchie”.

3) Judy Ang for the submission of a photo of her son @ the Padang.

Last but not least the submission of:

4) Joyce Phuah for her photo overlooking the Marina Bay area.

Bon Voyage to our lucky winners and thanks for taking part in the contest!

Thanks again to Official Sponsor:

Travel to Singapore! 

Johnny extends a personal invitation to all young readers and their families to learn more about Singapore. Read up on Johnny’s recommendations and interesting facts below or customize your own itineraries at

Sir Stamford Raffles

Sir Stamford Raffles is described as the “Father of Singapore”. He founded Singapore in 1819.  This British Statesman was highly noted for his knowledge of the Malay language and his interest in botany and history.

The Singapore River

The Singapore River is the most famous river in this island city state.  It is the place where Raffles made the first trading port in Singapore. The Singapore River is where the colourful and romantic history of the river and the myths and legends can still conjure up memories of the sampans, bumboats and tongkangs with their painted eyes to see the danger ahead.

Lau Pa Sat 

Lau Pa Sat was formerly known as Telok Ayer Market which colloquially  means old market. The Malay name Telok Ayer means “water bay” as the coastal road Telok Ayer Street lies alongside the bay. Because of its Victorian iron structure, the market is referred to in Malay as pasar besi (iron market). 

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Orchid Hybrid “Aranda Benita Fong”

This hybrid was registered by Mr Koh Keng Hoe, Singapore’s award winning horticulturist, on 1st November 2010 with the Royal Horticultural  Society, London (UK) to commemorate the launch of Singapore’s latest children’s tourism storybook.

The official orchid sponsor, Mr Koh Keng Hoe Orchid Nursery, can be found at 19 Dunearn Close (beside Adam Road Food Centre), Singapore 299586, and is open daily.

Tel (65) 6466 4416 or Fax (65) 6463 3483

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