Gardens By The Bay
I started my third day in Singapore from ‘Gardens by the Bay’, if there is heaven on earth here it is. This place has various international awards and accolades to its name. Featuring the best of horticulture, sustainability, architectural design, Gardens by the Bay provides the perfect edutainment opportunity for all ages. There is so much to discover here. From diverse plant life in the award-winning Cooled Conservatories (Flower Dome & Cloud Forest), to towering vertical gardens that extend into the sky, this must-visit destination will awaken the explorers and inquisitive minds alike. It also houses world’s tallest indoor waterfall. Another sought after attraction the ‘OCBC Skyway’ stands 22 meters tall above the ground and these Supertrees are perfect for panoramic skyline views. ‘Garden Rhapsody’ comes alive in the evening with its exhilarating visual and audio effects.(TIP: Flower Dome and Cloud Forest conservatories along with the OCBC Skyway are the paid attractions.)The Marina Barrage is a dam in Singapore built at the confluence of five rivers, across the Marina Channel between Marina East and Marina South. Though this is not a celebrated tourist spot in Singapore however it lies near the two conservatories (Cloud Forest and Flower Dome) and if you are going to miss this place, you are surely going to miss a lot. Once you reach at the top of this barrage, there is a lush green field which plays a perfect role of a wonderful picnic spot, you can see locals enjoying with friends and family, having food, flying kites.After witnessing the beautiful sunset on Marina Barrage, I directly headed to Clarke Quay, Singapore’s hotspot to enjoy the nightlife. There is no dearth of good pub, bar, clubs, restaurants in this place. If anyone wants to witness how Singapore comes alive at night, this is the place to be. After spending sometime here I directly headed to my Hotel to catch some good sleep as I knew that my next two days will be very tiring.
Singapore Botanic Gardens
The only botanic garden in the world that opens from 5 a.m. to 12 midnight every single day of the year, and does not charge an admission fee, except for the National Orchid Garden.This is the place where one can spend some peaceful time. It includes National Orchid Garden, Rainforest, Evolution Garden, Ginger Garden, Botany Centre and Tanglin Gate, Jacob Ballas Children's Garden.
Singapore, no doubt, is a green city dotted with parks and lakes everywhere. But Macritchie Reservoir is undoubtedly special. If you want experience the serenity of lush green Malaysian tropical rainforests right at the heart of Singapore, Macritchie Reservoir is the place to be. Let your inner child prance around in the woods or go kayaking on the reservoir. Or better still, languorously watch the sun set over the glistening waters while you sip on to wine at the Vava Bistro.
Jurong Bird Park
Today was the last day in Singapore typically you should spend a week here but since my itinerary was packed so it was a bit hectic. Jurong Bird Park is very different and enjoyable especially with the bird shows and the owl museums. After coming back I went for shopping at Orchard Street. I am a fan of exquisite cosmetics so for me Skin Products like Mandy T and other local brands were just like paradise. All of us had our flights at different times travelling to different places. I was the last, also I had a transit flight through Bangkok. I felt so nice after visiting Singapore that may be I would try to shift here for some time.p.s I have not been very particular about the photographs posted here, I just posted few most are in my Facebook and Instagram accounts. Hope you liked my travel blog (safarnama)
Visit the boardwalk armed with a strong insect repellent. The mosquitoes have undergone commando training here. Occasionally you'll see fiddler crabs scuttling across the sand. Marvel at the complex system of mangrove roots? The mangroves here are a hotbed for biodiversity research. When the trail heads out to the sea, spot rare corals peeking out at low tide. Otherwise, they can be found on information boards too! Just don't wander off the boardwalk unless you've signed up for a guided tour. Heheh...