Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Why on Earth Should I Go To Singapore?

1. English Gardens in the Singapore Botanic Garden
           From the Regent Hotel in Cuscaden Road, we walked for 15 minute to this inspiring piece of heaven on earth, the Botanic Garden of Singapore. We knew that we wouldn't be able to cover the whole grounds in one day but we tried to enjoy what little time we had here. It took us 3 hours to reach  the Orchid Garden before we turned back.
          This paradise on earth boasts of a huge herbarium collection and library, making it an important reference center for botanists around the world.
English garden inspired








2. Supertrees at the Gardens by the Bay
        These man man made structures light up the sky every night. There's a bridge that lets you go from tree to tree and gives you a beautiful sight of the bay area.



3.Cloud Walk
          Enclosed in a self contained structure is a man made rain forest. The temperature is controlled and mist is everywhere, making you think of dinosaurs and cavemen.






















4. Flower Dome
          Inside the Flower Dome is a festival of flora and fauna. The beautiful collection of decorative flowers are made into creative arrangements.




5. Food
Laksa, Satay, Hainanese Chicken, Nasi lemak
          





6.Galleries/Museums
          
National Museum of Singapore



7.Architectural designs
Photo by Kris Alcayaga

Photo by Kris Alcayaga



The Arab Mosque at Kampong Glam

8.Universal Studio and Sentosa Resort
          Need I say more?


Cable Ride to Sentosa
           You can stroll to Sentosa  by using the boardwalk  or you can travel by cable car. It will zip you above for a few minutes, offering a stunning view of the world renowned resort.
           It is an amazing experience and at the same time relaxing.

 

View of Sentosa from cable car


9.Artistic and tasteful graffiti in Kampong Glam
          Haji Lane and Arab Street are popular market places to buy authentic wares. Famous local artists were commissioned to do several street art figures on stone walls.
Girl with a Lion Cub by Ernest Zacharevic



10.Quaint Cafes
         In Cluny Hill where my brother works, there's a cafe called House and it's interesting as you can see. In the Kampong Glam there are cafes that serve international liquor and cuisine like the Mexican Piedra Negra.







2 comments:

Capt. Anup Murthy said...

Great to see your blog on Singapore. Wish I was there! I live there as you know but in the US from June. Best wishes.

Ami Granada said...

Hey, Anup... so you're going to live in the U.S.Hope to read your blogs
and posts there.