Back to Nam!

Finally after more than a decade I am finally back in the country that started it all – Vietnam! Way back in 2008 I went on my first ever Asian adventure to Cambodia and South Vietnam and I have always wanted to come back and explore the north of the country. And finally here IContinue reading “Back to Nam!”

Marina Bay Sands

Another of Singapore’s iconic sights is the Marina Bay Sands hotel. Its imposing presence dominates the city’s skyline. It forms part of the Marina Bay Resort which, when it opened in 2010, was billed as the world’s most expensive standalone casino property valued at S$8 billion. The resort includes the 2,561-room hotel, a 120,000-square-metre convention-exhibitionContinue reading “Marina Bay Sands”

Singapore snippets

Before we scale the heady heights of the Marina Bay Sands hotel, we take another turn around the Gardens by the Bay. We also mooch around the harbour area and enjoy some majestic architecture! The lotus shaped building below is the ArtScience Museum.The ten ‘fingers’ contain gallery spaces with skylights. The husband serves as aContinue reading “Singapore snippets”

Awesome Orchids

As well as a wealth of stunning architecture Singapore also has a fantastic green heart full of exotic, beautiful orchids. The National Orchid Garden showcases over 1000 species and 2000 hybrids of orchids in a wide range of colours and patterns. The gardens started an orchid breeding programme in 1928 and the results of theseContinue reading “Awesome Orchids”

Buddha tooth relics

We’re still pootling around Chinatown, heading for the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple. But naturally get distracted on-route by plenty of colourful sights. From incredible street art like the traditional theatre scene above to the many stalls selling the very pungent durian fruit – an acquired taste that has been compared from anything from vomit toContinue reading “Buddha tooth relics”