Guide to Singapore

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Singapore Botanical Gardens
Singapore is one of the cleanest, safest cities in the world and has the prettiest gardens. The people of Singapore are conscientious, helpful and always full of joy.

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Singapore Botanical Gardens
Places to see

Singapore Botanical Gardens – This 156 year old elegant garden is also a UNESCO World Heritage site. Spend an entire day exploring the musical stream, the ancient trees, the prized orchids, the hidden alcoves and at last, stop by the Villa Halia for a refreshing ginger drink and a delicious lunch.

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Haji Lane
Haji Lane – Watch the street come alive at sunset with the smell of kebabs and the sound of jazz! Don’t forget to treat yourself to a refreshing massage at the Frangipani spa located at the end of the lane.

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Adventure Cove, Sentosa
Adventure Cove, Sentosa – Swim with beautiful fishes of all colors of the rainbow at the Adventure Cove, watch the amusing manta rays and enjoy the sun while you gobble delicious gelato.

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Singapore Philatelic Museum
Singapore Philatelic Museum – is located in a colourful, colonial building near Clarke Quay and is a delight for stamp collectors; You can even buy stamps from other countries. I bought a treasured dinosaur stamp from Ecuador.

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Jurong Bird Park
Jurong Bird Park – The African Waterfall Aviary is an impressive 5 acre, rainforest habitat with free-flying birds, many of whom have learned to mimic human speech!

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Jurong Bird Park
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Travel Treasures

I leave a piece of my heart in all the places I visit, and in return I bring back mementos to help me cherish all the beautiful memories.

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The kind weavers at the Mysore Silk Factory gave me this beautiful gold thread.

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This treasure I now keep in a wooden box from Jaipur.

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A print of ‘The Portrait of Madame Recaimer’, that I found whilst rummaging through an antique store in Mapusa, Goa.

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Coral washed ashore by the crystal-clear waters of Sri Lanka’s Ahangama beach.

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A delicious ginger drink that I sipped at Villa Halia, while taking in the verdant beauty of the Botanic Gardens, Singapore.

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The beautiful glass bottle now sits atop my desk and takes me back to that wonderful, balmy, November afternoon.

One rainy afternoon in Singapore

I visited the Jurong Bird Park and found it deserted, except for the beautiful birds and their caretakers. Enjoying the surprising calm and wary of the setting sun, I hurried along to take in as much as I could in the pouring rain.

Trudging along the rainforest, close to the spectacular 100-ft Jurong waterfall, I heard a voice saying ‘Hello’. I turned around and there was no one; I moved along even faster!

Then I noticed a beautiful black bird following my path; He would swoop ahead of me and I would hear a ‘Hello’.

I skeptically greeted him back and there it was again, a ‘Hello’ from the bird himself. Having made my acquaintance, he accompanied me around – hovering to match my pace, allowed me to feed him a papaya and even take his pictures while he peered curiously at me.

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It was a magical afternoon and one I won’t forget too soon.

P.S. Thanks to David of Incidental Naturalist, I now know that my feathered friend is a ‘Hill Mynah’.

If you are interested to know more about the birds in the region, take a look at this beautifully illustrated guide – Birds of Southeast Asia.