July 30, 2016

Chinese Garden - Singapore

Site Name: Chinese Garden
Site Type: Leisure and recreation
Location:  Jurong East, Singapore
Highlights: A vast garden and an important landmark in Singapore
Nearest Train Station: Chinese Garden MRT Station
Nearest Airport: Singapore Changi Airport
How to reach: Well connected by road and train
Hotel: All sorts of options all over Singapore
Restaurants: No need to worry; you can easily get whatever variety of cuisine you want

Singapore, the world's only island city-state, is a travel friendly nation. It has so many travel attractions and is one of the most visited travel destination of the entire globe. Let us discuss about an important landmark of Singapore called Chinese Garden in this article.

If you go to China Town area in Singapore, you might feel as if entering into China. If you go to Chinese Garden, you might feel as if entering into the ancient China. 

Chinese Garden, which is also called as Jurong Gardens, is a vast garden situated in Jurong East in Singapore. It was opened in 1975 CE and was designed by an architect from Taiwan. The concept is based on Chinese gardening style and the architecture of the northern Chinese region.  

Let me briefly highlight the important features of this garden.

The entrance gate has two huge lion statues, the typical Chinese style. The Main Arch building is picturesque and has two courtyards. The bridge in the garden is designed after the famous 17 Arch Bridge and it looks magnificent.

The beautiful stone boat is based on the Peking design. The elegantly looking Tea House located adjacent is also based on the ancient Chinese architectural style.

In a small mound in the garden, the seven storeyed Twin Pagodas are located. I don't need to explicitly mention how attractive they are. The Bonsai garden has around 2,000 bonsais brought from all over the world.

The Turtle and Tortoise museum is small but the kids would definitely love it.

All over the garden, the statues of various Chinese monarchs are found.

There is a small Japanese Garden located within the 13 hectare Chinese Garden complex.

Happy travelling.













July 29, 2016

Veeramaa Kali Amman Temple - Singapore

Site Name: Veeramaa Kali Amman Temple
Site Type: Religious
Location:  Little India, Singapore
Highlights: One of the important Hindu temples in Singapore
Nearest Train Station: Little India MRT Station
Nearest Airport: Singapore Changi Airport
How to reach: Well connected by road and train
Hotel: All sorts of options all over Singapore
Restaurants: No need to worry; you can easily get whatever variety of cuisine you want

Singapore, the world's only island city-state, is a travel friendly nation. It has so many travel attractions and is one of the most visited travel destination of the entire globe. Let us discuss about an important religious site called Veeramaa Kali Amman Temple in this article.

Veeramaa Kali Amman Temple is one of the oldest Hindu temples of Singapore. It is located in Serangoon Road. It was built by the Indians who settled down in Singapore. 


The temple built as per the Dravidian temple architectural style has a gopura. The sanctum enshrines Kali Amman with eight arms in the sitting posture. On the either sides of the sanctum, the sub-shrines of Ganesh and Subramanya are located. The flag staff, bali peetha and Simha Vaahan are found facing towards the sanctum.

In the prakara, there is a shrine where the village deities such as Madurai Veeran, Periya Karuppan and Chinna Karuppan are enshrined. The sub-shrines of Mahisasura Mardini with 16 arms, utsav murti of Krishna, Durga, the ferocious Periyachi Amman with eight arms, Nataraj, Navagraha, Vishwanatha Linga, Vishalakshi, Chandikeshwara and Ram-Sita-Lakshman-Hanuman are all located in this temple. 

The idols of Bhairav, Naga and Idumban are located in various sections of the temple. 

Nardana Ganapati, Yoga Dakshinamurti, Vaishnavi, Dandayudhapani, Brahma Shasta, Vishnu Durga, Meenakshi, Kantimati, Lingodbhava and Brahma are found as the niche idols on the walls around the sanctum and other few shrines.

Happy travelling. 


Buddha Tooth Relic Temple - Singapore

Site Name: Buddha Tooth Relic Temple
Site Type: Religious
Location:  China Town, Singapore
Highlights: One of the important Buddhist sites in Singapore
Nearest Train Station: ChinaTown MRT Station
Nearest Airport: Singapore Changi Airport
How to reach: Well connected by road and train
Hotel: All sorts of options all over Singapore
Restaurants: No need to worry; you can easily get whatever variety of cuisine you want

Singapore, the world's only island city-state, is a travel friendly nation. It has so many travel attractions and is one of the most visited travel destination of the entire globe. Let us discuss about an important religious site called Buddhist Tooth Relic Temple in this article.

The Tang dynasty ruled China between the 7th century CE and the 10th century CE. The Buddhist Tooth Relic Temple located in China Town area of Singapore was built as per the Tang dynasty architectural style. It was built in 2007 CE. In this complex, apart from the temple, a well maintained museum is also located.

The gateway has three traditional large sized red colored doors. Two Dwarapalas are found at the gateway.

The temple bell found in this temple is huge and looks attractive. The huge temple drum is found in the second floor of this multi storey temple. The ground floor of the drum tower has the shrines of male Sangharama and female Sangharama. They are considered as guardian deities.

The breathtaking Hundred Dragons Hall enshrines 15 feet tall Maitreya Buddha idol. On his either sides, two Boddhisatvas are found. In this hall, all the sides of the walls are filled with the idols of 100 Buddhas. Each Buddha is in unique posture or mudra. One hundred dragons are also found along with Buddhas.

All these Buddha images are surrounded in all sides by the miniature images of Buddha Maitreyas. The images are placed inside a bronze case which is called as Gau. The images are carved from wood. Buddha Maitreya is found seated on the lion throne with both legs on the lotus pedestal.

Beyond the Hundred Dragons Hall, there is Universal Wisdom Hall. The idol of Bodhisattva Cintamanicakra Avalokitesvara seated on a lotus throne is enshrined. The eight zodiac protectors are also found in this hall. They are surrounded by smaller images of Avalokitesvara in all sides.

At the corner of the Wisdom Hall, the idol of Yellow Dzambhala is found. He has a big belly and golden skin. He holds a fruit in his right arm. 

The first floor has the idol of Avalokitesvara in the middle of Dharma Hall. This hall has the gallery of many Buddhist monks. The ancestral memorial hall is also located nearby.

The second floor enshrines the idols of sixteen Prajna guardian deities.

The third floor has the idols of ten Rakshasis. In the same floor, the idols of Shakyamuni with Manjushri seated on a lion and Samantabhadra seated on an elephant on his either sides are found.

The Sacred Buddha's Tooth Relic is enshrined in the fourth floor. This is the main shrine of the entire temple. The 36 dragons are carved above the stupa. The gold colored majestic idol of Buddha Maitreya is enshrined in the middle of stupa.

Happy travelling.











July 25, 2016

Sentosa Islands - Singapore

Site Name: Sentosa Islands
Site Type: Recreation and Leisure
Location:  Sentosa Islands, Singapore
Highlights: The most popular island resort
Nearest Train Station: Waterfront Station, Sentosa Island
Nearest Airport: Singapore Changi Airport
How to reach: Well connected by road and train
Hotel: All sorts of options all over Singapore
Restaurants: No need to worry; you can easily get whatever variety of cuisine you want

Singapore, the world's only island city-state, is a travel friendly nation. It has so many travel attractions and is one of the most visited travel destination of the entire globe. Let us discuss about the Sentosa Islands in this article.


Fun, entertainment, holiday, vacation, recreation, leisure - the synonym for all these words would be Sentosa Islands. Sentosa Islands is one of the most popular island resorts across the world and the most popular travel destination of Singapore. The island can be reached either a cable car, causeway, bus or Sentosa Monorail. Within the island, there are abundant and regular bus services.

In Sentosa Islands, you could find the entertainment that would need for all ages. Various options, be it thrilling experience or leisurely relaxation - everything is there in this island.

Universal Studios, the place which everyone would love to visit, is located in this island. 


Tiger Sky Tower is a 360 feet tall observation tower, which offers a panoramic view of Sentosa island.

The beautiful Butterfly Park located in the island has around 15,000 butterflies that belong to 50 species. 

Sentosa Merlion, the replica of Merlion houses two viewing galleries and a souvenir shop.

The Underwater World and Dolphin Lagoon is an oceanarium that has around 2500 marine animals. The 83 meter long travelator that moves the vistors along the glass windowed tunnel is the major attraction of this site. 

Madame Tussauds museum, Megazip Adventure Park, the Wings of Time and Sentosa 4D Adventure Land are some of the other attractions that are found in Sentosa Islands.

Happy travelling.








July 23, 2016

Night Safari - Singapore

Site Name: Night Safari
Site Type: Recreation and Leisure, Wild life
Location:  Jurong Hill, Singapore
Highlights: A unique travel attraction of Singapore
Nearest Train Station: Boon Lay MRT Station
Opening Hours: 7:15 PM to 11:15 PM
Nearest Airport: Singapore Changi Airport
How to reach: Well connected by road and train
Hotel: All sorts of options all over Singapore
Restaurants: No need to worry; you can easily get whatever variety of cuisine you want

Singapore, the world's only island city-state, is a travel friendly nation. It has so many travel attractions and is one of the most visited travel destination of the entire globe. Let us discuss about a unique travel site in this article - Night Safari in Singapore Zoo.

Started in 1973 CE, Singapore Zoo is known as one of the most beautiful wildlife parks across the globe, which occupies an area of around 26 hectares. In 1994 CE, the area of the Zoo got extended and Night Safari was started. It is the world's first safari park for nocturnal animals.

There are about 2,500 animals in their naturalistic nighttime habitat in this park. To get the unique experience, people come all over the world. There are about 1.1 million visitors per year. 

A guided tram ride across seven geographical zones in the night is an enchanting experience. Even private tours can be arranged for higher costs. People who are adventurous can even take the walking trail for much better experience in watching the nocturnal animals. 

The tribal performances at the entrance of the park is also very popular.

Happy travelling.

Singapore Zoo

Site Name: Singapore Zoo
Site Type: Recreation and Leisure, Zoo
Location:  Jurong Hill, Singapore
Highlights: An important travel destination in Singapore
Nearest Train Station: Boon Lay MRT Station
Opening Hours: 8:30 AM to 6:00 PM
Nearest Airport: Singapore Changi Airport
How to reach: Well connected by road and train
Hotel: All sorts of options all over Singapore
Restaurants: No need to worry; you can easily get whatever variety of cuisine you want

Singapore, the world's only island city-state, is a travel friendly nation. It has so many travel attractions and is one of the most visited travel destination of the entire globe. Let us discuss about the Singapore Zoo, one of the most popular travel destinations of Singapore.

Singapore Zoo is located near the Jurong Bird Park in Jurong Hill area. Started in 1973 CE, Singapore Zoo is known as one of the most beautiful wildlife parks across the globe, where the animals are allowed to roam freely in the open and naturalistic habitat. More than 2,800 animals and birds that belong to 300 species are there in this zoological park. Around 1.6 million tourists visit this popular zoo every year. The zoo occupies an area of around 26 hectares. 

Happy travelling.








Jurong Bird Park - Singapore

Site Name: Jurong Bird Park
Site Type: Recreation and Leisure, Bird Park
Location:  Jurong Hill, Singapore
Highlights: The most popular travel destination of Singapore; Asia's largest bird park
Nearest Train Station: Boon Lay MRT Station
Opening Hours: 8:30 AM to 6:00 PM
Nearest Airport: Singapore Changi Airport
How to reach: Well connected by road and train
Hotel: All sorts of options all over Singapore
Restaurants: No need to worry; you can easily get whatever variety of cuisine you want

Singapore, the world's only island city-state, is a travel friendly nation. It has so many travel attractions and is one of the most visited travel destination of the entire globe. Let us discuss about the Jurong Bird Park, the most popular travel destination of Singapore.


Those who visit Singapore even for one or two days do not miss to visit Jurong Bird Park. It is arguably the most popular travel destination of Singapore. If one visits Singapore, he/she would proudly display his/her photograph taken in Jurong Park along with the colorful birds for sure. 

Jurong Bird Park, which covers an area of around 20.2 hectares is the largest bird park in Asia. It has the collection of more than 5000 birds across 400 species and is one of the most popular bird parks across the entire globe.

You could find so many small and colorful birds flying above you in the natural habitat in Waterfall Aviary section, which is largest walk-in-aviary and has 30 m high waterfalls.


Lory Loft is again the world's largest flight aviary; here, you could find many Australian birds.

The Jungle Jewels would give you the experience of American Tropical Forests.

It would be fun to watch the Penguin Encounter Session. 

Flamingo Lake, Pelicon Cove and many more such attractions are there in this extraordinarily beautiful and well maintained bird park.

Irrespective of your age and nationality, you would definitely love this park for sure.

Happy travelling.