Singapore: CABLE CAR TO SENTOSA ISLAND (9)

Oasis of nature - a small island people from Singapore escape to during weekends to swim, lie on the beach or walk along well organized forest treks - that is just the sight that should close this Singapore series. The name of the island is Sentosa and it is available to all the citizens of … Continue reading Singapore: CABLE CAR TO SENTOSA ISLAND (9)

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Singapore: BREAKFAST WITH ORANGUTANS (8)

One of the seemingly most popular attractions when I was there, was the so called Singapore's Night Safari. Well, "while in Singapore", right! I have stumbled upon this tour numerous times when I was reading about the city, planning to travel there, so thought it wouldn't hurt to try. It sure is one nice visit … Continue reading Singapore: BREAKFAST WITH ORANGUTANS (8)

Singapore: ABUNDANCE OF ORCHIDS AND BIRDS (7)

Speaking of parks and vegetation, it should be mentioned that there are all sorts of tropical plants in Singapore due to warm and humid climate. The city is actually well famous for its field of orchids. Proud of their natural resources, people from Singapore turned vast portions of land into gardens. Botanic gardens stretch along … Continue reading Singapore: ABUNDANCE OF ORCHIDS AND BIRDS (7)

Singapore: CHINESE AND JAPANESE GARDEN (6)

If you want to escape the crowd, concrete and glass, just take the subway from the Singapore center and go visit two beautiful gardens. There is the Chinese and the Japanese one, and they are so different from the scenery so typical for Singapore with its skyscrapers and modern technology working for men (or the … Continue reading Singapore: CHINESE AND JAPANESE GARDEN (6)

Singapore: PEANUTS AND COCKTAILS AT RAFFLES (5)

The diversity of Singapore is so rich and specific that you might feel you have to pay close attention not to miss out on something along the way. That is how I came across a villa not far from the Orchard Road that looked like it was emerging from the foundation of the high glassy … Continue reading Singapore: PEANUTS AND COCKTAILS AT RAFFLES (5)

Singapore: LITTLE INDIA AND CHINATOWN (4)

One district not to be missed in Singapore is Little India that stretches along the Serangoon Road. This is where Indian immigrants found refuge when coming to this country. Consequently, you will be overwhelmed by Indian decorations, religious statues, specific scents of saffron, aromatic burning sticks, with jasmine and other floral arrangements all around. There … Continue reading Singapore: LITTLE INDIA AND CHINATOWN (4)

Singapore: KINGDOM OF SKYSCRAPERS (3)

Singapore consists of 63 islands, including the mainland. There are two man-made connections to Johor, Malaysia. The highest natural point is Bukit Timah Hill at 166 meters. The south of Singapore, around the Singapore River, used to be the only concentrated urban area, while the rest of the land was either undeveloped tropical rain forest … Continue reading Singapore: KINGDOM OF SKYSCRAPERS (3)

Singapore: MERGING LION WITH MERMAID (2)

Once you get over those numerous fines and heavy rains, you will be eager to find out a bit more about the Republic of Singapore you have traveled to. So, I read few Singapore guide books and here is what they say. It is an island country located on the southern tip of the Malay … Continue reading Singapore: MERGING LION WITH MERMAID (2)

Singapore: UNDER CONSTANT SURVEILLANCE (1)

People usually travel to Singapore for shopping or they change flights on their way to Australia, New Zealand and other destinations further east or south. If you come for shopping, have in mind that you will find all the famous brands you crave to put in your closet, and that all those goods are way … Continue reading Singapore: UNDER CONSTANT SURVEILLANCE (1)

How about SINGAPORE!

We'll be moving on a bit more to the East this month, to enjoy Singapore through Glimpses! One unique city-state that stretches on a little over 700 square kilometers, with population of about five million, the country that is among the wealthiest in the world! Singapore is constantly changing, being modernized all the time, and … Continue reading How about SINGAPORE!