City Break: Singapore
The ride from Changi International airport always leaves me dazzled. My eyes lap up the tree-lined, functional roads with rows of colourful, manicured flowerbeds serving as a barrier to oncoming…
Squeaky clean, bijoux Singapore is considered by some to be the economic miracle of the world. It is one degree away from the Equator and lies at the southern part of the Malay Peninsula. The main island is only 50 square miles in area.
“Gardens by the Bay” is a nature park with an area of 250 acres. It consists of three main gardens, of which Bay South is the largest, and its flower dome is reputedly the largest green house in the world. The gardens are close to the marina reservoir. The intention of providing these open spaces by the government is to improve the quality of life of the residents. Very popular, the site has approximately 6.4 million visitors a year.
If you enjoy shopping, eating or just watching the world pass by, Orchard Road in the centre of Singapore is the place for you. It has five thousand food and retail outlets, many of them in the expensive range, including Cartier, Dolce and Gabbana and Armani.
These beautiful and exotic sub-tropical gardens celebrated their 160th birthday last year. It is Singapore’s first UNESCO World Heritage site and must not to be missed. The stunning Orchid Garden just takes your breath away with its thousands of rare orchids on display.