Architectures Around Little India and Lavender in Singapore

Pertain Road in Singapore

Singapore is a country of mixed cultures co-existing with each other. There are Indians, Chinese, Malays and Filipinos among the others living and working in Singapore. Cross cultural influences are very evident in their everyday lives. I was able to see the cross-cultural influence by looking at their architectures. Continue reading “Architectures Around Little India and Lavender in Singapore”

Trash the Wedding Dress in Lau Pa Sat Festival Market

Bride Trashing the Wedding Dress in Lau Pa Sat

During our first night in Singapore, we had dinner at Lau Pa Sat Festival Market in Raffles Quay. Lau Pa Sat is the oldest food court in Singapore (built in 1894). As you can see in its interiors, you can see the Victorian influence. While we were having our dinner with Karla’s friends, we saw a couple in their wedding attire. My guess was that it was “trash the wedding dress” time. Interesting to see something different in the usual food court. 🙂 Continue reading “Trash the Wedding Dress in Lau Pa Sat Festival Market”

Marina Bay Sands in Singapore

Marina Bay Sands in Singapore 2

Marina Bay Sands Hotel

It’s been a long time since I first arrived in Singapore (around 2001) and a lot has changed. At that time, I still don’t have a digital camera so it was quite hard to get a decent photo. I was there with Karla last September and it was our first international travel together. 🙂

For our first night in Singapore, we went out with Karla’s friends who are based in Singapore for dinner in Lau Pa Sat. Afterwards, we walked around the Raffles and Marina Bay area. The Marina Bay Sands is one of the newest five star hotels in Singapore. The top of the building looked like an arc ready to sail away. We didn’t go up anymore but Karla’s friends say that there is an infinity pool and a good spot to see the entire city. Visitors can go up there for SGD 20 (around Php 660). Continue reading “Marina Bay Sands in Singapore”

Puerto Princesa Tour Destination 4: Firefly Watching in Iwahig River

Iwahig River in Puerto Princesa

Living in the city won’t allow you to see fireflies because of bright lights. Firefly watching is one of the interesting things to do when you’re in Puerto Princesa. The boat rental is just Php 600 ( For 2 – 4 people). Someone will be rowing the boat for you (and will give you a background about the river, fireflies and planktons), they’re youth volunteers who want to preserve the Iwahig River. Riding small boats may be scary but let me tell you, the waters are very calm. Continue reading “Puerto Princesa Tour Destination 4: Firefly Watching in Iwahig River”