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.
I looked twice, bcoz i thought first two image were paintings! great capture again 😀
Wow – fabulous shots.
Thank you ladyfi.
Whoa these are stunning Esha!! And I was happy to hear about the nature being given a preference in the smart urban city that Singapore is. It helps that its got a great tropical climate for plants to grow really fast and lush!!!
Thank you so much, Shalini. It is so beautiful for a short vacation any time of the year…never fails to appeal! Hot and humid certainly but not as much as we get in Indian cities. Way too many good things about the country that one loves, so I’m happy to recommend Singapore to everyone. 🙂
Great shots… Singapore is a Jinxed destination for me…so many times I planned but never worked out…let’s see..maybe someday
Thank you so much, Tina. No, don’t say that…It is waiting for you, trust me. I think I too waited a very long time before setting foot there. As they say, “der aaye durust aye…”It will happen for sure, dear! 🙂
Thanks for the positive words Di
Absolutely beautiful skies and great photo of the Singapore Flyer!!
Thank you very much, Peter! 🙂
Singapore is ever changing, ever evolving.
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It is. Isn’t that wonderful about a city that is also growing organically rather than in a haphazard manner like many other cities in this world?
Stunning Singapore skies
Thank you Thomas. 🙂
Singapore, looks different every time one visits! This vibrant city never ceases to surprise young and old.
Lovely captures Esha! Keep us mesmerized with your lens work and also with your musings!
Thanks a lot for your appreciation, Anagha. So glad to see you stopping by. 🙂
How beatiful. Singapore is on my bucket list- and what beautiful sunsets you captured.
Thank you, Alana. You must definitely visit this place.