Exploring Some of Colonial Singapore

Today, we were planning to go to the splendid Jurong Bird Park but we found the it is not open until Thursday, Instead, we visited the National Singapore Museum and took a walk around the old civic area of Colonial Singapore. The modern history of Singapore began in 1819 when Englishman Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles…

Our Day at Marina Bay Park.

We left our hotel this morning by descending down four floors (storeys) to the main entrance. . Throughout the lower floors a number of bird cages are placed each morning  by the hotel’s “bird keeper”.. These contain a variety of songbirds that can be heard all through the breakfast area and beyond. They make you…

Singapore’s Botanical Gardens

We decided to take it easy and even if we get to see only one major sight each day while we are in Singapore, we will be happy. It wasn’t raining this morning so, after breakfast, we set off in a taxi to Singapore’s Botanic Gardens. These are not the new gardens at Marina Bay,…

Travelling to Singapore

We are now in Singapore, for a delayed celebration of our 50th wedding anniversary. I was interested to see just you easy air travel has now become to here after Covid. We checked in (Singapore Airlines) about 2 1/2 hours before our flight and had some pleasant time in their lounge at Melbourne before boarding.…

Jurong Bird Park

Our visit to Jurong Bird Park was hot and steamy, but very rewarding in seeing some beautiful birds. Jurong Bird Park is a world-famous bird zoo where there are specimens of magnificent bird life from around the world, including a flock of  around one thousand flamingos. There are over 25 endangered species. It is currently…

Marina Bay

Last night. we strolled across the new Helix Bridge to take some night photos of Marina Bay and then had dinner at one of the restaurants fronting the bay. The Marina Bay area of Singapore is a new development that began in the 1970s, when land reclamation was carried out at Marina Bay, forming what…

Singapore Days

On our first full day in Singapore, we spent a lot of time in the just opened ‘Gardens by the Bay’. The first part of the garden (South Garden) cost $1 billion and other sections of the park will open in later phases. The gardens cover 54 hectares with its highlights including the Supertrees, the…

Quite A Hotel

Well, the Marina Bay Sands is quite a hotel .with 2561 rooms on an enormous site in the newly developed Marina Bay Sands area of Singapore. We have a room on the 31st floor in Tower 1 (on the left). The hotel was opened on February 2011 and developed by the Sands Corporation of Las…

An Aeuronautical Day

We flew to Singapore today. Because we were using our frequent flyer points, we had a more circuitous route than we might have preferred, but the only seats that we could find were on a flight from Melbourne to Singapore via Brisbane. As a result, I had a lot of time to catch up on…