Singapore Botanic Gardens

The Singapore Botanic Gardens is a 158-year-old tropical garden located at the fringe of Singapore’s Orchard Road shopping district. It is one of three gardens, and the only tropical garden, to be honoured as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Gardens possess an array of botanical and horticultural attractions with a rich history and a wonderful plant collection of worldwide significance.

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More of Singapore

Hello everyone! Here are more photos of Singapore.

sign in the train “no durians!”
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Hawker centre or market – a national treasure and a unique aspect of Singapore culture. It’s a place where people from all walks of life can enjoy local and affordable food in an open-air setting.

With a surge of flavours, sights, sounds, fragrances and ethereal feel, Little India is a melting pot of all things Indian.

Sri-Mariammen temple – worship for Tamil Hindus in the country.
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Chinatown street markets with stalls selling everything from silk robes to lucky cats.

Buddha Tooth Relic Temple is built in a style based on the Buddhist mandala.

Have a lovely Sunday everyone!

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Gardens by the Bay, Singapore

Hello everyone! Part of our holiday was to visit the Gardens by the Bay in Singapore. It’s a cool-moist conservatory, amidst orchids, pitcher plants and ferns from the Tropical Montane region. There’s the world’s tallest indoor waterfall at 35 meters and we descend through the surreal mist-filled Cloud Walk and Treetop Walk. Such a wonderful experience.

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New Year’s Eve and Day in Manila

Hello everyone! Just got back from our month-long holiday in four countries – UK, Philippines, Singapore and Cambodia. Still jetlagged here, laundry up to the ceiling as our suitcases are full of dirty clothes, shovelling snow, back to reality…. Anyway, here are some photos taken in Manila as we’ve spent the New Year’s Eve and Day there, then came back there after our visit to one of the islands.

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Chicken Pancit

Hello everyone from a snowy Munich! Last night, we cooked chicken pancit.

Ingredients are simple – chicken breast, garlic, ginger, spring onions, carrots, celery, green beans, red pepper. Prepare ingredients, cut chicken in small pieces and the vegetables, too. Crush garlic and ginger in a mortar and pestle. Fry the chicken with a little rapeseed oil, take them out once brown. Fry the ginger and garlic, add the vegetables. Take them out of the pan. Fry the soaked noodles or pancit, add the chicken and vegetables.

It was delicious!

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Santorini

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Santorini is essentially what remains after an enormous volcanic eruption that destroyed the earliest settlements on a formerly single island, and created the current geological caldera. A giant central, rectangular lagoon, which measures about 12 by 7 km (7.5 by 4.3 mi), is surrounded by 300 m (980 ft) high, steep cliffs on three sides. The main island slopes downward to the Aegean Sea. (From Wikipedia)

sing its praise
great Santorini
wild beauty
gold sunset
rising proudly from the sea
strong and majestic

one summer
a holiday there
it was fun
unsurpassed
walking up and down the cliffs
to the Aegean

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