Uncover the best of Sentosa Island in One Day

Most of my friends have already visited Singapore. Every time one of them have returned home from this touristic heaven, he took care to tell me each detail about hospitable people, astonishing places, diverse traditions, original food and magnificent attractions. For a while this was my dream destination, until I decided to realize it! Continue reading “Uncover the best of Sentosa Island in One Day”

Jurong Bird Park – The Largest Bird Park in the World

The Jurong Bird Park is the largest and one of the best bird zoos in the world. It features 5,000 birds of 380 different species. Children and nature lovers will especially love this place. The park occupies an untouched piece of a tropical rainforest and has almost two kilometers of trails that allow seeing up close all the species – from pelicans to penguins. The park has magnificent birds from all over the world, some of them in danger of extinction. Continue reading “Jurong Bird Park – The Largest Bird Park in the World”

Haw Par Villa: The Nightmare Theme Park

Do you remember the Tiger Balm? It is that miracle ointment that served to relieve headache and to warm the muscles of an athlete. And what does this Tiger Balm have to do with the Haw Par Villa? Well, both, the ointment and the theme park, were created by the same people. Aw Boon Haw and Aw Boon Par brothers, two Burmese-Chinese businessmen who made a huge fortune with their businesses that include several newspapers. Continue reading “Haw Par Villa: The Nightmare Theme Park”

East Coast Park Fresh and Fun

What are your first associations when it comes to mentioning Singapore? Anything a concrete jungle has to offer. Levels of buildings, bridges, millions of cars and lights, lights everywhere. You never think of this busy city as an ideal place to relax…on the beach, for example. But here is the deal – if you want to find anything in Singapore, you will find it. And the East Coast Park is the perfect oasis for those who got tired of the big city life. Continue reading “East Coast Park Fresh and Fun”

Adventure Cove: Make a Giant Splash

Imagine being stuck in a concrete jungle that has a tropical climate all year round. The temperature never goes low. Usually it varies from 22 C (72 F) to 35 C (95 F) degrees. And it doesn’t really matter, if it is summer or winter. No wonder thousands and thousands of Singapore citizens and melting tourists search for a place to cool down a little. And they certainly do find it! Continue reading “Adventure Cove: Make a Giant Splash”

Chinese Garden: A Piece of Ancient China in The Modern Singapore

The Chinese Garden is a small park in the western part of Singapore, based on the principles of the Chinese landscape art. Its distinctive feature is the full integration of architectural structures with the surrounding natural environment. This is a quiet and cozy corner of imperial China during the Song Dynasty, where you can take a break from the city bustle. Continue reading “Chinese Garden: A Piece of Ancient China in The Modern Singapore”

Singapore Botanic Gardens: Urban Oasis

It is impossible to visit Singapore without seeing the botanical gardens of the city. It is must see not only for being an oasis in the midst of the urban jungle, but for breathing the fresh air, for disconnecting from the city bustle and seeing people walking everywhere with the sole intention of not knowing where to go. Continue reading “Singapore Botanic Gardens: Urban Oasis”