Singapore: It’s a Mall World

Singapore Wheelock's dome

Wheelock Place Cone Interior

Singapore probably has the most number of malls I’ve seen in a City. Make that on a city I have been to. If one would go on a trip for shopping, Singapore definitely has it. Especially on sale seasons when foreign visitors get even more bargains than the locals. Heck, Singapore currently holds one flagship National Geographic Store in Vivo Mall (soon in Kuala Lumpur) that made me drool when I got in. I’m not really a mall person but Singapore malls are interesting places aside from shopping.

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Singapore: The Marina Bay and Merlion Park

Singapore Merlion Park

The Merlion with Singapore CBD at the back

Pardon my indulgence as I become a casual tourist on this post. I know there are probably thousands of Merlion photos in the web. It’s just that the first time I went to Singapore, I never got to see the Merlion Statue as it was hidden behind walls on its regular maintenance shower. The 2nd time around I was too busy to go there so it was only on my recent visit that I get to take photos of Marina Bay and Merlion Park with the Merlion there.

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Singapore: The Chinatown Heritage Museum in Mono

Singapore Chinatown Heritage Museum

Tea and Egg time

During the Nuffnang Event in Singapore, we were fortunate to be given a tour around Singapore and one of the sights was the Chinatown Heritage Museum. I haven’t been there so after a full morning slumber, I caught up with the group at their tour of the museum. It was a great choice because the three story building houses the rich history of Singapore. It was a tour of discovery and this photo essay shot in Grainy Film Art Filter narrates the journey.

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Singapore: Birding at Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

Sungei Buloh Egrets

Sungei Buloh Egrets Trio

I always thought that the small island country of Singapore has developed into a full-blown modern city in all corners. But beyond its neatly paved road and architectural playground, I was still able to find some spots where people can enjoy the beauty of nature. While I was looking into the Heritage Parks of the ASEAN member countries, I discovered that Singapore has one nature park listed named Sungei Buloh. So when I was there I made sure to visit the place.

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Transit: Manila to Singapore Changi Airport

Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 2

At the Singapore Changi Airport

Among the South East Asian countries, Singapore seems to be one of the countries Filipinos frequent most. Probably because it’s a Pinoy friendly place since a lot of Filipinos live and work there. Another thing is its accessibility from the Philippines. It’s just at least 3 hours direct flight from Manila. I’ve only been to Singapore several times but it’s always a pleasure to breeze through the borders when entering the country. For first timers to Singapore, here’s what you can expect once you landed at Changi Airport.

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Ironwulf.net En Route is Nuffnang Asia-Pacific Blog Award’s Best Travel Blog 2009

Nuffnang Asia-Pacific Blog Awards and my Travel Blog Trophy

The Author holding the Nuffnag Best Travel Blog Trophy

THANK YOU! Merci! Maraming Salamat! Selamat! Muchos Gracias! How many words more can I express my gratitude to all the people who read this blog and inspired me to go on writing chronicles of my journeys? At the First Nuffnang Asia-Pacific Regional Blog Awards held recently on October 23, 2009 in Pan Pacific Grand Ballroom in Singapore, Ironwulf.net :En Route bagged the award as the Best Travel Blog in Asia-Pacific.

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Singapore: Black Eyed Peas and Beyonce at F1 Rocks 2009 Concert

F1 Rocks @ Singapore Beyonce

Beyonce at F1 Rocks Concert Singapore

I was in Bato, Catanduanes taking pictures of the old church by the river. A funeral procession was approaching when my phone rang calling my attention. From the other end of the line, I heard a voice ask if I’m available to watch Black Eyed Peas on a certain date. Suddenly, suddenly, every noise slipped out from my senses and my head was instantaneously filled with words like “Boom Boom Pow”, “Let’s Get it Started” and “Where is the love?” For god sakes it’s Black Eyed Peas, of course I replied with a loud booming yes.

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