One of the most visited places in Singapore is Universal Studios in Sentosa Island. It is on the list of every person who plans on visiting the city-state. If you are a fan of theme parks, movies, adrenaline rush and thrills, it is definitely worth going […]
Legos are everyone’s favorite childhood toys and being in Legoland, Malaysia made me look back to the days when I would build whatever I could think of using Lego bricks. The theme park was full of colours, of Lego people and Lego rides. It was […]
I have never been to a Malay wedding before so when my friend asked me to be her plus one to her colleague’s wedding, I readily went along. Nowadays, traditions are no longer observed for a variety of reasons. Most people who want to get married often opt to go to the judge or the embassy, when they are overseas, for matrimony. It seems that most couples do not want to bother with lengthy, expensive and exhaustive ceremonies. Fortunately, there are still some people who want to preserve their tradition.
The tiny city-state of Singapore isn’t exactly known for its beautiful natural landscapes. Singapore is certainly not the first place which comes to mind when you think of breathtaking sunsets or picturesque villages but you will be very much surprised at the spaces of bliss, serenity and beauty you can find in its gardens.
Singapore might be a tiny country but its government and citizens are committed to making sure that there are green spaces left for everyone to enjoy. Although these gardens do not rank high on people’s list of must-see places in Singapore, these hidden gems are truly worth a visit if you are tired of the usual concrete skyscrapers. These gardens are popular places for locals who want to have picnics and for people who just want to relax and unwind.
Chinese and Japanese Gardens
Commonly known as Jurong Gardens, the Chinese and Japanese Gardens are located in a park in Jurong East, Singapore. It was built in 1974 on an artificial island in the Jurong Lake and the two gardens are connected by a bridge called the Bridge of Double Beauty.
The Chinese Garden is designed to excite the senses while the Japanese Garden is designed to give people inner peace and a sense of calm. The design of the latter is from Japan’s Muromachi period. The Turtle & Tortoise Museum is located in the gardens and there are also other animals which have made the gardens their home, including the monitor lizards which can usually be seen near the ponds.
Singapore Botanic Gardens
Once an overgrown plantation, the Singapore Botanic Garden was turned into a park under the supervision of Laurence Niven. The garden is open from 5 in the morning until midnight and has 74 hectares divided into different areas; the National Orchid Garden, Ginger Garden, Rainforest, Evolution Garden, Jacob Ballas’ Children’s Garden and botany Center and Tanglin Gate. All the gardens have free admission except for the National Orchid Garden.
The National Orchid Garden has more than a thousand species of orchids and occupies three hectares of space. The Ginger Garden was officially opened in 2003 and is located just next to Orchid Garden. The Rainforest is older than the garden itself and occupies 6 hectares. The Jacob Ballas’ Children’s Garden was named after Jacob Ballas, the garden’s main donor, and cost SGD $7 million to build. In the Evolution Garden, visitors can witness the evolutionary story of plant life on Earth. Lastly, the Botany Centre and Tanglin Gate houses the herbarium, workshop classrooms and orchid breeding centers.
Cambodia is a country which is most popular for its ancient structures called Angkor Wat. After being featured in Angelina Jolie’s movie, Tomb Raider, it has gained worldwide popularity. The movie was not very good but the location they have chosen for it was spectacularly […]
Have a lot of places on your bucket list but you are afraid that your budget will not permit you to your desired travel destinations? Want to hunt for cheap tickets? I am all for being thrifty and making the most of any budget so I am going to share with you some of the best tips and secrets I have ever come across that will help you get cheap airline tickets.
There are not a lot of cheap flights, especially if you wish to travel in the summer. The weather makes it tougher to score flights because seats which otherwise would have been empty are all filled up by people who would like get away from the stress of work. What is the key to scoring cheap airline tickets? Being a little spontaneous and adventurous.