Singapore : Kusu Island a short getaway!

Want a short getaway in the short weekend?  Here is where you can explore, the Kusu Island, situated at the south of Singapore.  The name in Chinese means turtle Island /Guiyu Dao (龟屿岛) and there are few legend behind it.  No passport needed to enter this island. About 45 min ferry ride and you will …

Singapore Bugis : EAT, SHOP, PRAY

Bugis is a shopping paradise not only for tourists but also for locals.  In the old days, Bugis was famous for it nightly gathering of trans women, that was back in the 50s to 80s!  No more such gathering these days. You can shop, eat and pray in Bugis.  Few famous temples, one is the …

Singapore Haw Par Villa – Tiger Balm Garden

I was here first time with my BFF, Sharon from Malaysia many years ago. Coming back here again recently has brought me so much fond memories.  I remembered the first time I was here was a hot afternoon but it was drizzling with rain in the evening when I came the second time, the park …

Singapore : Rows of Pastel-colored Peranakan Terrace House in Katong

About just 10 mins drive from the city center, you will find a vibrant neighborhood in Katong.  What make this place unique is the multi-color Peranakan houses and the scattering of colonial bungalows.  I had my first visit in this charming neighborhood, discovering eateries and old fashions stores. Peranakan Nyonya Batik Kebaya I passed by a …

Southern Ridges Bird View Walk in Singapore Forest

I spent three Sunday evening to explore the Southern Ridges & the Hortpark in Singapore, spent about 1.5 hour each time.  If you like to enjoy a panoramic view of the verdant greenery in these parks, this is the unique outdoor experience for you.  The parks are HortPark, Kent Ridges, Mount Faber and Telok Blangah …

A Sunday morning stroll in “Little India” Singapore!

One of the most vibrant district in Singapore, the Little India.  It is located east of the Singapore River—across from Chinatown, located west of the river—and north of Kampong Glam. There is a huge beautiful peacock sit at the intersection before entering Little India District.  Peacocks are often used in Indian folks stories.  It symbolize grace, …

Life is like a rainbow in Kampong Glam & Malay Heritage Center in Singapore!

It was a wonderful discoveries on the Malay quarter in Singapore few weeks ago.  Places of interests are Kampong Glam, Malay Heritage Center/Museum, Masjid Sultan mosque and few colorful alleys around the neighborhood. Masjid Sultan – Oldest Mosque in Singapore Masjid Sultan is the landmark in Kampong Glam and also one of the most important mosque …

Singapore Garden By The Bay with Sea Otters & “Baywatch”

Singapore Garden By The Bay This is truly an amazing place to spend in Singapore, I didn’t know there are so many thing to explore until I re-visit again few weeks ago. Supertree Grove When you entered the garden, you will see giant man made supertree which can be up to 16 storeys high. These …

Nature in Singapore – Labrador Coastal Walk for Nature Lovers

Labrador Nature Reserve Park Labrador Nature Reserve is an oasis of tranquility and natural wonders.  A great place for nature lovers.  The Labrador Nature Reserve is very big, if you go up to the hill, you will find old cannon used in the world war II and some old tunnels. Old Cannon on top of …

Top attractions in Singapore Chinatown 牛车水

Welcome to Chinatown in Singapore/牛车水 Chinese translation of the Chinatown is Ox Cart Water, such a cute name right?  Do you know why it was called as Cow Car Water or Ox Cart Water?  Lets go back to the history,  this is due to the fact that Chinatown’s water supply was principally transported by animal-driven carts in …