Singapore Botanic Garden - Singapore

Located in 1 Cluny Road, Singapore , Singapore Botanic Gardens is a beautiful 82-hectare garden in the middle of the bustling city. Singapore Botanic Garden Singapore Botanic Gardens History Singapore Botanic Gardens started as a research and agri-horticultural site in 1859. This place played an important role in perfecting the rubber extraction technique which helped the region's rubber trade boom in the early 20th century.  Singapore Botanic Garden - Singapore Where are you going, Leo? A black swan... This 150+-year-old tropical garden gained its special status as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2015. It is now one of the only three gardens (and the only tropical garden) to be honored as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Romance is in the air! Today, the Singapore Botanic Garden is home to more than 10,000 different species of flora. Its highlight, the National Orchid Garden contains 60,000 plants and orchids. The garden is divided into 3 "cores". Th

Food Trip: Laksa

A foreign trip would not be complete without trying out local dishes. That's why I did not miss the chance to taste one of the well-known dishes in Singapore called the laksa . Laksa The  laksa  that I ate in Singapore is a spicy noodle soup that has reddish soup based on curry mixed with coconut milk.  The Singaporeans believed that the origins of their laksa (also called the " katong " locally) came through the interaction between the Peranakans and the Singaporeans.  Although it's a popular dish in Singapore, the laksa has different varieties in Malaysia, Indonesia, and Thailand.  The most popular of these are the Asam laksa, Sarawak laksa, and the Curry laksa. I would love to write about each variant of laksa but since I only tasted the laksa in Singapore, I would focus only on that variant. Singaporean Laksa Time to examine the laksa!  Mix it to check out its ingredients Singapore's laksa is a variant of the Curry laksa . This laksa is the mo

Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum - Singapore

Located in South Bridge Road in the Chinatown District of Singapore , Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum is one of the biggest Buddhist temples in the country. It is also one of the tourist destinations in the country. Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum History Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum is relatively new. Its groundbreaking started on the 13th of March 2005 and was finished two years later. the temple was built based on the Tang Dynasty architectural style . Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum - Singapore The entrance to the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple As its name states, the temple houses a relic - Buddha's tooth . The relic was said to be found in 1980, in a collapsed stupa in Myanmar. Today, this relic can be viewed on the 4th floor of the temple. Is that a lion or a dragon door knocker? One of the guardians of the temple says, "You shall not pass!" The other guardian says, "Hi there!&qu

Singapore Merlion - Singapore

Located in Merlion Park in front of The Fullerton Hotel and across Marina Bay, the Merlion is the symbol of Singapore and probably the most famous statue in the country. Singapore Merlion Singapore Merlion History Construction of the Merlion started in November 1971 and was completed in August 1972. It was made by the late Singaporean sculptor, Lim Nang Seng, and was designed by Alec Fraser-Brunner for the logo of the Singapore Tourism Board (STB). The Merlion stands 8.6 meters high and weighs around 70 tons. Singapore Merlion - Singapore It looks big from this angle but actually, it's just this size Originally, the Merlion was built at the tip of The Fullerton Waterboat House Garden with the Anderson Bridge as its background. Because of its location then, the Merlion looked like it was guarding the entry point of the Singapore River. However, in 2002, the Merlion and its cub were moved from its original location to Merlion Park . The relocation was quite an amazin

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