Lovely weekend in Dusseldorf

Hello everyone! Just got back from my long weekend trip in Dusseldorf. I visited my college friend E and also met my cousin M. Anyway, here are some street scenes in Dusseldorf.

We met some friends and had our ladies’ evening

We went to Croatian and Japanese restaurants

Not to mention the cakes and coffees in the afternoon, as well as our shopping spree

Another night-out with friends

Last but not the least, our “pamper ourselves” Sunday (with Filipino food, manicure, pedicure, chit-chats)

Have a great week everyone!

For: Jo’s Monday walk : Among the fisherfolk, The beautiful Biltmore Estate , ALL SEASONS – ST PATRICK’S DAY MOOD, The Story of How I Went to Target for One Thing, Tell Me Something Good #100



Sihanoukville, Cambodia

Sihanoukville is a province in southwest Cambodia known for its beaches, tropical islands and the mangrove jungles of Ream National Park. Set around a deep-water port on a peninsula jutting into the Gulf of Thailand, the provincial capital of Sihanoukville has palm-fringed beaches, seafood restaurants and late-night bars. Overlooking the capital is the hilltop Buddhist temple of Wat Leu. (Wikipedia)

Street scenes on our way to our hotel

Our hotel

with private beach

Taking the tuktuk was quite fun!

We visited their market

Back to our hotel and its infinity pool

Our night scene

For: ALL SEASONS – UPSIDE DOWN IN MARCH, Alpine Pond Loop at Skyline Ridge Preserve, Jo’s Monday walk : Hunting camelias in Monchique, Tell Me Something Good #99


Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

Hello everyone! We stayed in Marina Bay Sands for one night when we were in Singapore. It was a wonderful experience!

The resort includes a 2,561-room hotel, a 120,000-square-metre (1,300,000 sq ft) convention-exhibition centre, the 74,000 m2 (800,000 sq ft) The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands mall, a museum, two large theatres, “celebrity chef” restaurants, two floating Crystal Pavilions, art-science exhibits, and the world’s largest atrium casino with 500 tables and 1,600 slot machines (Wikipedia).

Our room was on the 20th floor of the first tower. Here’s the view from our room.

A distinctive feature of the hotel is the SkyPark, a three-acre park on top of the building with swimming pools, gardens, and jogging paths. The structure bridges all three towers with a segment cantilevered off the north tower. The hull of the SkyPark was pre-fabricated off-site in 14 separate steel sections and then assembled on top of the towers. (Wikipedia)

The SkyPark has the world’s longest elevated swimming pool, with a 146-metre (478 ft)vanishing edge, called infinity pool located 191 metres above ground. The pools are made up of 422,000 pounds of stainless steel and can hold 376,500 gallons (1424 cubic metres) of water. The SkyPark also has rooftop celebrity chef restaurants, nightclubs, gardens, hundreds of trees and plants, and a public observatory deck on the cantilever with 360-degree views of the Singapore skyline. (Wikipedia)

We had breakfast on the rooftop. It was delightful!

Singapore at night!

For: ALL SEASONS – A MARCH WINTER, Jo’s Monday walk : Blossom and chimney pots, Our World: 5 March 2018

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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.

For: ALL SEASONS – A SURPRISE, Baked to Order Pizza by the Slice at Déjà Vu in San Francisco, FFF326 – PINK SUN ORCHID , Jo’s Monday walk : Sunkissed in Serpa


More of Singapore

Hello everyone! Here are more photos of Singapore.

sign in the train “no durians!”

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.

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!

For: ALL SEASONS – VISITING COLORADO, The Randall Museum is Back and Better Than Ever, Jo’s Monday walk : Todos a Caminhar!

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.

For: ALL SEASONS – THE REAL CHOCOLATE, Dandelion Chocolate Tours in Spanish, Jo’s Monday walk : Luz de Tavira to Fuseta, More from the Nasher Art Museum

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.

For: Jo’s Monday walk : Lisbon… one last time, ALL SEASONS – JANUARY 21 ALREADY?, Signs From the San Francisco Women’s March That Break It Down, Tell Me Something Good #92