Some how this area of Singapore always draws me back. The lively atmosphere at night and the colourful buildings by day are a plus, but the real reason is Komola Vilas. Continue reading Return to Singapore’s Little India
According to the sign in Singapore’s Botanic Gardens, Heliconias were related to both ginger and banana plants. The leaves were alike, but that was where their similarity ended. Continue reading Heliconia Walk
The Botanic Gardens were full of giants, not only along the rain forest walk, but throughout the gardens.
Holtam Hall was once the office of the Assistant Director of the Botanic Gardens until 1925. On my visit, the building had become the Botanic Gardens Heritage Museum. Within the two storey building, was a history of the gardens as well as displays on different plant species. Continue reading Buildings within Singapore’s Botanic Gardens
Singapore’s orchid garden was a photographer’s delight. Most of the varieties grown in the botanic gardens were in flower so there was one beautiful specimen after another — over a thousand species according to the brochure. Continue reading Orchids, Orchids and more Orchids
I didn’t expect to spot anything beyond birds in the Botanic Gardens, but as I passed Eco Lake, there was something ominous swimming with its head above water — a lizard. Another dark outline swam closer. It was time to move on. Continue reading Creature of Singapore’s Botanic Gardens
As I entered the road leading to the reserve, there were signs warning hikers about monkeys. I thought I’d been lucky up to this point, not spotting a monkey. I’d heard leaves rustle from above, but it wasn’t until I came to this final trail that one edged its way along a railing. Continue reading Bukit Timah’s South View Trail