Singapore - a little red dot
Trip Start Feb 18, 2011
43Trip End Feb 17, 2012
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On the other side, they still have many traditional food stalls called “hawkers”. They are just like food courts, but with more variety. We went to have lunch at “Lao pa Sat pavilion” which is one of the biggest hawkers courts in Singapore
In spite of the short stay, we did quite a lot. One of our favorite places was the big National Botanical garden. We really liked the Botanical garden in Sydney, but we liked Singapore’s even better! The place was huge(you could easily spend two days just walking around and discovering new stuff).
There is a big variety of tropical plant species, sculptures, ponds and animals and even a concert hall. We visited late afternoon on a weekday and we saw many locals playing and relaxing with their kids as well as more than 5 wedding couples shooting their wedding photos in the beautiful green gardens. After some hours of walking and dehydrating under the tropical sun, we decided to leave the garden although we looked around only a small part of it.
Since we saw good reviews on tripadvisor about museums in Singapore, we visited the contemporary art museum called SAM, Singapore Art Museum.(As you might notice, Singapore is famous for using abbreviations, for instance, SAM, SMART, GTM,…) The current exhibition at SAM was “VIDEO – an art, a history 1965-2011”
While walking down the streets, we heard the people are talking in different languages. However once we asked something, they switched their language to fluent English (with Singlish accent, which is influenced by Chinese words).
Religioniwhise it was nice to see so many mosques, Chinese Buddhist temples, churches and Hindi temples located very close to each other – seemingly without any problems.
However, our next stop - Malaysia - was more diverse in a lot of different ways…
Next stop: Melaka in Malaysia