Singapore From Under My Umbrella - Part Two

I'm still 50/50 on whether I like blackout blinds or not…

On one hand I can just sleep and sleep and sleep if I use them..

But then again it's a weird feeling to wake up at 10 am and still think it's not a minute past midnight.

Breakfast at the Shangri-La


Waking up slightly dazed and confused turned out not to be a problem in Singapore though, as our hotel had our backs..

The Elevator Carpet

When Akshay and I eventually orientated ourselves to time and place we returned back to our check-list.

Already ticked off (and covered in my previous post) were the Botanical Gardens.


Chinatown..

Marina Bay Sands


And a warehouse rave… just kidding that wasn't on our checklist but it was fun!


Next up was Gardens by the Bay, a 250 acre park right in the centre of Singapore.

Gardens by the Bay - photo credit: Trails of China

The Gardens are best known for their crazy conservatory project where they built two giant glass domes. 


The first dome called the Cloud Forrest contains a 35 meter tall mountain covered in lush tropical rain forrest vegetation.
Don't Look Down!

Ok some of the plants were made of lego..

And yes the red umbrella made a return!...of course I looked totally ridiculous walking around under a red umbrella inside a glass dome, but it had to be done!


The second dome, is home to Singapore's favourite flower, the orchid. It's kept at a cool 23-25 degrees which is welcome relief from the sweltering temperature outside.


Akshay made a wishful remark about the domes being a pilot project before they cover the whole of Singapore in a giant glass cooled dome..


Our final mission in Singapore was to find a perfect spot for my signature pose..

Signature Pose in Palais Namaskar Marrakech (read here)

We had initially planned on Marina Bay Sands being the spot but when we got there we found it to be far from zen as it was swarming with people.

This spot was far more zen

With MBS knocked out of the running there was really no other place that is as synonymous with Singapore as Raffles Hotel.


This iconic colonial style hotel is also the home of the Singapore Sling which is now 100 years old.



It was the perfect spot to end such a lovely weekend!


More posts on Singapore:
-> What to do in Singapore part one HERE
-> Shangri-La Singapore HERE

Liakada

20 comments:

  1. Beautiful photos! The botanical gardens look amazing :) xx

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  2. I have spent all evening reading your blog, thanks for the great post, lovely as per usual! xx



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  3. I'd love to visit Singapore, it looks like a magical place!

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    1. It was lovely, would highly recommend it!

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  4. What a beautiful travel diary, especially as I'm yet to visit Singapore! Personally, I love black-out blinds as they mean interrupted sleeps - bliss! :)

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    1. Aaaaaa sleep!! My favourite thing in the world ;) Singapore is great, I hope you get to visit soon!

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  5. Wow.. Singapore looks absolutely beautiful. I am so loving everyplace you've gone. I definitely have to add this to my bucket list. Love it.

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    1. So glad you liked the post Kia :)

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  6. I love your signature pose at Raffles, Ash! Would really like to visit and savour an iconic Singapore Sling


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    1. The Singapore Sling was delicious, definitely worth a visit!

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  7. omg!! i definitely want to see the gardens!!! :D

    Have a great day!
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  8. Looks so much fun
    Lovin the night out and that garden is so pretty
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    1. It was gorgeous! So glad I went :)

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  9. Great pictures I really like the look of the botanical gardens. Funny that you got to go to a warehouse party, looks like good fun. Lucy x

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    1. So glad you like them Lucy, hahah I know I was totally not expecting it!!

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