Just 5 minutes from the busy Orchard Road is a lush sanctuary – the Botanic Gardens. The three main core includes the Tanglin, Central and Bukit Timah. They represents three different zones: heritage of charms and old favourites, tourist belt and educational discovery respectively. Stroll and enjoy the luscious wonders offered by these greenery. Eco-Garden and eco-lake, bamboo, bougainvilleas, herb and spice garden, fruit and nut trees. It offers many opportunities for bird- watching and showing your kid the Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden. Grooming your child with nature and prepping them about the discovery and importance of plants in their lives.
Sunset is beautiful, and under this double helix bridge, this perspective makes it even more beautiful. The double helix bridge is linking the Marina Centre to the Marina Bay. It is right beside the Benjamin Sheares Bridge along Bayfront Bridge. When it opened in 2010, it was the World’s first curve bridge. There are five viewing platforms sited at strategic locations, where you can catch panoramic views of the Singapore skyline. Here’s another Double Helix Bridge photo on Singapore Daily Photo.
Did it surprise you? Singapore was recently ranked on the top for being the most expensive city in the World. I personally think this is NOT really a good piece of news. Up next is Paris, Oslo, Zurich and Sydney. What we long knew was the high cost of “entitlement fees” for car ownership, we are also still dependent on other countries for energy and water. These results by Economist Intelligence Unit from the Worldwide Cost of Living survey of Singapore being THE MOST expensive in terms of food prices, drinks, clothing, household supplies and personal care items, home rents, transport, utility bills, private schools, domestic help and recreational costs just don’t fit. I just hope the quality of fellow Singaporeans (our people from Singapore) will continue to be more competitive. I mean them being ‘good people’!
This was taken at Marina Bay Singapore, isn’t it beautiful? There are other great spots to take photos in Singapore. Click here for the other places recommended.
It is the Theme Day: People on the Street (January 2014) As we are mostly taking photo of our city, for me, I try to avoid taking the photo of people in Singapore. It is first of all not easy (in comparison to places, objects, buildings and architecture), and secondly the Singaporeans are very sensitive to be photographed meaning each time you got to ask them for their permission etc. This one was caught in a moment at Chinatown, it was near Chinese New Year, so many “people on the street“. If you want one more such rare crowd, here’s another.
I like this photo mostly because of the colours! It is a good reflection photo too, with the man standing in the reflection. I have another photo of the Clarke Quay here.
Chinatown is rather at its peak mostly before the Chinese New Year period. Otherwise, this place is visited by tourists as it represents the distinctly Chinese ethnic neighbourhood in Singapore.
Useful Info: Chinatown
New Bridge Road, South Bridge Road and Eu Tong Sen Street.
Getting there: MRT to Chinatown Station (NE4)
A beautiful sunset photo at Marina Bay Barrage. Marina Bay Barrage is a dam built in 2008 at the confluence of 5 rivers. It is also our 15th reservoir providing water storage, recreation and flood control. More photo
The Dunlop Street is named after Colonel Samuel Dunlop and it connects Jalan Besar to Serangoon Road. In vicinity is the Abdul Gaffoor Mosque serving as a significant landmark. The background of this colonel was as the Inspector-General of Police of the Straits Settlements in 1875. This street is now part of the conservation area under URA. Shopping: textiles, terracotta pots, charcoal shop, fruits, eateries. Click to see the landmark mosque.