Singapore under glass

Love calling in to Singapore – this time we did some repeat visits to show family some favourite places, and we also tried some new things. If you had a really, really fabulously paying job it would be so easy to live here. One of our taxi drivers pointed out that Singapore is now number 1 for cost of living! Everything is ‘plus plus’ (add all those extra taxes before you convert into your own currency!) But the food is amazing and there is also such a diversity of things to do. We’ve been to Gardens by the Bay before but this time we had a longer walk in the gardens and included both domes, and made a return visit at night for the supertrees light show. Cloud Forest, and its sister, Flower Dome are worth every ‘plus plus’ cent. And the light show is free.

 

 

 

Sweat

Excellent day in Singapore. It has been a while since we’ve been in humidity (exceptional Adelaide weather last week doesn’t really count) but it’s good to get a sweat up and burn some calories. Had a great walk around the Botanic Gardens and in particular the National Orchid Garden in the morning. Then a wonderful cheap and cheerful lunch at the Tang food court (thanks to some advice from The Ordinary Patrons), a stroll up Orchard Road which included some Lion Dance/drummer sightings, and then a beer.

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Tiger Orchids (obviously)
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Stunning leaf pattern
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In the Misthouse
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Monitor in Swan Lake, Botanic Gardens
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The lovely ‘Golden Shower Arches’