Singapore sling ...

from My recent travels Around The World - i really could do this full time ...

"There isn’t anywhere else on Earth where people confluence like the way they do in Singapore. From visitors and transients to Singaporeans and all it's citizens, this is a progressive island and the gateway to South East Asia -  it's a dynamic mix of cultures, ideas and histories neither ethnic nor exotic. In Singapore you experience the essence of modern Asia - sparklingly savvy, with a touch of 'British colonial' old school. The first-time visitor should expect to be surprised, confused and charmed."

 

It’s hard to miss the sprawling 101-hectare site right by the water at Marina Bay. Two large futuristic structures rise out of the greenery at Gardens by the Bay designed with environmental sustainability in mind. These are the Flower Dome and the Cloud Forest cooled conservatories, and are the world’s largest columnless greenhouse. The freestanding unsupported glass roofs enclose expansive spaces unmarred by any pillar or column. And besides ultra-modern design, the conservatories also use cutting-edge technologies for better energy efficiency.

 

The Flower Dome replicates the cool-dry climate of regions like California and South Africa, and boasts more than 32,000 plants comprising some 160 species, cultivars and varieties. Not to be missed though is the cool, misty Cloud Forest Dome, with its 35-metre-tall “Cloud Mountain”, covered in orchids, ferns and bromeliads containing the world’s largest indoor waterfall.

Singapore

Singapore is an amazing city, it's a vibrant and relatively a young city. Best viewed after sunset from any one of the spectacular high-rise towers and preferably with a cocktail in your hand!


Marina sands Bay

The Marina Bay Sands hotel is a bizaar structure of three tall curved towers linked at the top by a panoramic curved structure resembling a boat, housing the hotel's pool, restaurant and bar.


People

Fortunate to spend a week there over the New Year with a group of friends and ex-pats. It was a good opportunity to try taking selfies with a rather expensive Canon EOS camera, but it worked!