I love holidays. So does my small family of three. This is something we live for. Every couple of months we take a break. There is nothing quite as energizing as a holiday. Our recent family trip to Singapore did just that.
You are not going to believe this but, I’ve always had this sterile image of Singapore all these years which, thankfully, got shattered after my first-hand encounter of the city last month. I was actually quite surprised to find that it has been slowly emerging as an eco-friendly green city, with the concrete jungles that once dominated Singapore’s skyline giving way to green skyscrapers, which look more like living ecosystems than business hubs.
In fact, besides the usual attractions, such as the museums, the art galleries, the shopping malls (Orchard, namely!) and bustling markets, where you could go crazy indulging in retail therapy of every kind, we were pleasantly surprised to find that Singapore offered plenty of walking trails, treetop jungle bridges, wildlife galore and the city’s green jewel, the Unesco World Heritage–listed Singapore Botanic Gardens, and some of the most amazing views from what is said to be the World’s largest ferris wheels – the Singapore Flyer, to name a few attractions in the city. Whizzing around Singapore was easy, thanks to an efficient and widespread public transport system, and the sparkling MRT that one got used to, in no time! Food was almost guaranteed to be scrumptious, whether one went for the humble hawker fare or Michelin-starred fine dining, as every food-enamoured Singaporean will vouch for, and every tourist will agree!
The weather was one of the best that one could hope for, despite whatever people say about the heat and humidity of Singapore. We did manage to see quite a few places of tourist interest but what I loved the most were some of the stunning sky views of this amazing city. Sharing a few selected shots from my collection for Skywatch today.
I hope you liked the pictures. If you’re recovering from post-travel blues like me, or thinking of a great holiday destination for your next, then look no further. I hope my post inspires you to leave everything else and head out to this beautiful country, if you still haven’t been. After all, there’s no better magic than the one that comes to you first hand! And, we’re right in time for the holiday season. So, grab the tickets, pack your bags and leave!
“Because in the end, you won’t remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing your lawn. Climb that goddamn mountain.” – Jack Kerouac
Linking this with #Skywatch Friday, where people post beautiful sky shots from different parts of the world.) In case you’re interested, here are my previous #SkywatchFriday posts. Thank you for stopping by. Hope to see you again.