exploring singapore

July 11, 2014

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Gardens by the Bay: Such an expansive garden and there was no way we would be able to cover it all, but we walked around until the heat and our legs told us we had enough. Ben really enjoyed the fruit tree section of it and was reading up all he could, and he would look up additional info on his phone to find out more! There were so many plants I wanted to bring home, and The Supertree Grove is so cool. I wanted to walk across the suspension bridge, but after Cloud Forest, Ben was not up to being so far up from the ground.

Cloud Forest Dome: This was this amazing (air conditioned) indoor conservatory with lots of beautiful greenery and a man-made waterfall. You go all the way to the top and walk down, but Ben was freaking out because you can see through the walkway that leads you down (and you’re pretty high up), so he was walking as fast as he can. You can totally see his nervous face in the picture; he was freaking out so much that I started freaking out.

Singapore Flyer: This is Singapore’s version of the London Eye. We went to go see it (and think about riding it), but once we got close, that was good enough for Ben. The thought of being trapped in that thing for 30 minutes was making him uncomfortable. HA! We made a deal though, we would skip out on the flyer, but we would go to the Skypark at Marina Bay Sands (the towers that look like it has a ship on the top) to see the view. He agreed, so I was happy with that deal.

We also took a tour on the river (thank you to one of you for the suggestion!), and I’m so glad we did that because we learned a lot about the history of this beautiful country. I enjoyed hearing about the how this was once a bustling seaport, how the British came to conquer, and the influence they had in developing this country. I loved imagining what it might have been like here long ago.

I still have so much to share about this wonderful sunny island; Singapore is so rich in beauty, diversity, and deliciousness, that’s it’s just not possible to contain in one post.


14 comments on “exploring singapore”

  • Sarah M says:

    wow, looking at these photos Singapore looks like it’s right out of a sci-fi futuristic movie!! Very unique and interesting architecture! I don’t know much about Singapore, so thanks for sharing. 🙂
    Sarah M

  • wendy says:

    I could not stop the wows scrolling down, this city is a dream come true! thanks for sharing.

    • Rubyellen says:

      I have so many more pictures to share! I hope you all don’t get sick of it. It really is such an amazing country.

  • Tanie says:

    Wow! Singapore looks AMAZING!

  • Jordan says:

    Never thought about going to singapore, and now I’m totally adding it to the top of my bucket list. I love how clean your photographs are, by the way.

    • Rubyellen says:

      My parents are totally adding it to their must travel list too after I was raving about all the good things there to them.

  • So modern and clean and beautiful. I spent my childhood in Singapore and just can’t wait to go back and see what it’s like now. Thanks for the glimpse!

  • Simone says:

    I visited Singapore once to obtain a long stay visa for Indonesia. It was meant to be a quick stopover but we decided to extend the stay. I was so impressed with Singapore and all its diversity, culture and FOOD! Oh my gosh the food!

    We ended up staying out in the slummier areas (which I wasn’t aware of before I went) but it ended up being well worth it.

    I also recommend to everyone hop on the train to get around, its one of the best train systems I have ever experienced in the world!

    • Rubyellen says:

      I totally agree! Their transport system is so easy to learn! I hope to one day go back because I really loved it so much and was so impressed with it all!

  • Yazmin says:

    Just saw Hitman:Agent 47 at the movies last night and they shot a load of scenes in Singapore and instantly thought of you & your husband visiting these places! I squealed ‘That’s where Ruby and Ben visited!’ thought I’d recommend the film to you just for some memories. xo

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