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Back in Singapore

Travel report from my holiday to the wonderful country Singapore. Information and photos about sightseeing in Singapore, attractions and other things to do.

Colonial Quarter, Singapore

Colonial Quarter is located east of Singapore River and has some of the oldest buildings and parks of Singapore. I arrived at MRT City Hall and walked along Padang to Singapore River. The building that directly attracted my attention was Marina Bay Sands that I could see above the trees. It was like a kind … Continue reading »

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Architecture in Singapore

As architect I also was interested in architecture in Singapore. The city has an interesting mix of colonial- and modern architecture. Colonial Quarter is the place to be if you want to see Victorian architecture. Here you will find buildings like the City Hall, Supreme Court, Old Parliament House, Victoria Theatre and Raffles Hotel. Other … Continue reading »

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Singapore street food

One of the best places in the world to try street food is Singapore. The food is safe and quality is good. The first night of my stay in Singapore I went to East Coast Park, located about 15 minutes east of Singapore City. East Coast Food Village is the only seaside hawker centre in … Continue reading »

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Singapore River

The area around Singapore River is lively and located in the heart of the city. In the early morning I walked along Singapore River and it is special to see the historical Chinese shophouses at Boat Quay with the huge skyscrapers and shopping malls behind it. Another interesting part is Clarke Quay. These shophouses are … Continue reading »

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Sentosa Island, Singapore

Sentosa Island is well-known in Singapore and a popular place for leisure. In 1995 I had been to Sentosa as child and I still could remember the green island with fountains, monorail and attractions like a small zoo where you could feed the animals. So it was a shock to discover that most of this … Continue reading »

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Multicultural Singapore

For me the first striking thing to see after buying a tour guide with map were the quarters Chinatown, Little India and Kampong Glam. Separated quarters in multicultural Singapore. Holland is multicultural too, but people from all religions live in the same cities and districts. Churches are there all over the country because Christianity is … Continue reading »

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Marina Bay, Singapore

Marina bay is located in Singapore City and most tourists visit this area to see Merlion and the famous Marina Bay Sands Hotel. I walked around Marina Bay mainly to see the architecture and to visit the Skypark on top of the Marina Bay Sands Hotel. The first place of interest I visited, just like … Continue reading »

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MacRitchie Reservoir, Singapore

Singapore is a small country, but despite that they still have rain forest. Singapore rain forest is located in the middle of the country and is divided in Bukit Timah Nature Reserve and MacRitchie Reservoir. I chose to visit MacRitchie Reservoir, simply because it is nearby the city of Singapore. Unfortunately my time was very … Continue reading »

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Chinese and Japanese Garden, Singapore

Located in Jurong are the Chinese and Japanese Garden of Singapore. Tourists can easily visit this park by MRT, that stops near the entrance of the Chinese Garden. We first visited the Japanese Gardens. Japanese gardens always had my attention, just like the architecture of gardens. The atmosphere in the Japanese Garden is calm and … Continue reading »

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