It’s hard to believe that it was my very first trip to Singapore. I always focused on traveling to Europe that I didn’t realise there’s so much to see in Asia. My friend Kashmir who had a talk to attend insisted for me to accompany her, and I’m so grateful she did, because it was worth it!!
Singapore took me by surprise with its incredible skyscrapers, beautiful green landscapes, extremely cleans roads and warm people.
Due to my extremely short visit, I was only able to visit two of Singapore’s famous tourist attractions.
The Singapore Botanic Gardens was the first place we went to. I was told that is the only garden in the world that opens from 5am to 12pm every day with no admission except for the national orchid garden. As we were walking through the grounds of the gardens, I noticed the locals enjoying their day jogging, having their meals and just enjoying their day lazing around. It took us about 30 minutes by foot from the entrance to reach the National Rrchid garden.
The orchid garden is well known to be the worlds largest orchid display with over 60,000 plants and orchids. The were many amazing displays of orchids from different sizes, shapes and vivid colours.
As the weather was extremely humid my favourite places was the “the cool room” which was a great sanctuary in the heat.
The next stop was the famous Merlion Park. There’s a saying that goes, “You haven’t visited Singapore if you haven’t visited the Merlion Statue”. The Merlion is the icon of Singapore with the head of a lion and body of a fish. It’s located at Singapore’s water front. It has the most spectacular view of Marina Bay Sands as the back drop. The park makes a great spot for photo shoots of the surrounding skyline, eye of Singapore and Marina bay Sands. My most favourite part of the trip was the boat ride to Marina Bay which had covered Clarke Quay , Marina Bay and Merlion Park.
As the day ended, I was really bummed that I was not able to continue my adventures in this metropolitan. Now that I know that it’s just 5 hours away by bus and about an hours journey by flight I will surely go back to continue my exploration of this amazing country.
“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing” ~Helen Keller.
Photography by Kashmir Kaur