Saturday, 30 March 2019

St John's Island, Pulau Hantu cleared of asbestos: SLA

https://flic.kr/p/pkqgfP

All asbestos removal works on St John’s Island and Pulau Hantu have been completed, the Singapore Land Authority (SLA) announced on Friday (Mar 29).

SLA has since completed all asbestos removal works on St John’s Island and Pulau Hantu, and both islands will be fully reopened to the public.

The former St John’s Island Campsite and Holiday Bungalow have been renamed as the St John’s Island Lodge and overnight accommodation facilities will be reopened to the public on Jun 1, SLA said, adding that bookings are available for the St John’s Island Lodge “to increase access and encourage visitorship to the island”.

Kusu Island was cleared of asbestos last September and has been reopened to the public, SLA said in its press release on Friday.

Ref: https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/st-john-s-island-pulau-hantu-cleared-of-asbestos-sla-11391872

Tuesday, 19 March 2019

Funfest @ Sentosa 2019 (Mar 2019)

Funfest @ Sentosa Palawan Beach




Foam station



Taking a shot at the Gudetamas

Such a big Gudetama

Sunday, 17 March 2019

Singapore Heritage Festival - Kampong Glam / Malay Heritage Centre (Mar 2019)

Kampong Glam / Malay Heritage Centre


Bar

Colorful Haji Lane

Colorful Haji Lane

Colorful Haji Lane

Congested walkway 

Mannequin wearing tanoura

Mural

Dancers

Performers at Malay Heritage Centre

Happy performers

High tech in sound system

Ref: https://www.heritagefestival.sg/

Monday, 11 March 2019

Jewel Changi Airport to open 17 April, sneak previews 11-16 April

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In a press release on Thursday (7 March), the Changi Airport Group (CAG) said that some 500,000 Singapore residents will get a sneak preview of Jewel from 11-16 April. Registration for this ticketed event will open online at jewelpreview.com on 12 March from 6am.

Each member of the public can register for up to four participants.

Sunday, 3 March 2019

Singapore Botanic Gardens August 2013 (updated 2019)

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** Botanic Gardens top park in Asia on TripAdvisor 2014 **
 ** Singapore Botanic Gardens is a World Heritage Site - July 2015 **
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Trellis Garden







Botanic Gardens is a favourite place for people to exercise (2019)

Eco Lake





black swan at Eco Lake

Eco lake



Children's Garden




school children doing arts

Bamboos and Bougainvillea


bamboo collection


Foot reflexology corner



Bougainvillea


Foliage Garden


view of foliage garden

plants below the walkway

Ginger Garden




walk under the waterfall

view of ginger garden (cinnamon spice)

view of ginger garden (arrowhead plants)

view of ginger garden

view of ginger garden

view of ginger garden

red brick path

view of Botanic Gardens




Fragrant Garden



queen of the night

Healing Garden


healing garden

different types of herb for our body

@ healing garden

view of Botanic Gardens, @ healing garden



gelam gate, Evans Rd

view of Botanic Gardens



view of Botanic Gardens, @ healing garden

view of Botanic Gardens

Nassim gate, Nassim Rd

Visitor Centre and Food Court

visitor centre

visitor centre


[2019]




Rain Forest


entrance to rain forest

inside rain forest

a very, very old tree

view of Botanic Gardens




curtain of roots


view of Botanic Gardens

water ball

view of Botanic Gardens

stream walk

stream walk

Swan Lake

swan lake



another view of swan lake

fake swans...

...live swans resting in the shade
The most famous tree in Botanic Gardens (and Singapore) is being healed after suffering for many years by visitors sitting on its branch

Heritage Garden (NEW)



bonsai garden (2019)

baby banana trees (2019)

bonsai (2019)

Sun Garden (desert plants)

sun garden


view of Botanic Gardens

Vanda Miss Joaquim - National Flower of Singapore






band stand (2019)

 National Orchid Garden


national orchid garden

Symphony Lake


view of Botanic Gardens

school children on educational tour

large lotus leaves


symphony lake


symphony lake

symphony lake

map for your reference

You may want to visit
1) National Orchid Garden @ Botanic Gardens
2) The Evolution Garden @ Botanic Gardens
3)  Learning Forest @ Botanic Gardens