29.02.2012 28 °C
We decided to go and see the Singapore Botanic Gardens today. Prior to our trip we did some research on things we wanted to do/see and it was rating #1 by guests on multiple websites. Plus after such an adventurous trip so far, we wanted a day to relax a little bit. We got very lucky, it looked like it was going to pour rain all day but luckily never did.
The entrance of the Singapore Botanic Gardens
Singapore's national flower is the Vanda Miss Joaquim, also known as the Singapore Orchid, and they were in the National Orchid Garden section.
There were so many pathways and fountains, we easily spent basically the entire day just wandering around looking at the flowers. My favourite section was the Ginger Garden area. There was an amazing waterfall that I basically could not take my eyes away from.
At the mall yesterday, we learnt that electronics are really inexpensive in Singapore, so Kim bought a new camera for herself to get some really nice photos of the flowers. (don't the pictures she took look amazing??)
There is an area of the gardens called 'Palm Valley' and it's a big park that's popular for visitors to sit and have lunch during the day. Which we did, of course. We met a few fellow Canadian travellers while we were having lunch. They are from Toronto, and are leaving tomorrow. So after we left the gardens, we went and had a Singapore Sling with them (we're in Singapore, we couldn't just have one at the Raffles hotel) at a lounge near by.
Now we're just sitting at our hostel, talking about the day and looking at Kim's photos. Naturally she took way too many. I figured if she wrote this blog entry she would have put all of them because they all look so gorgeous, so these photos are just a teaser until we get back and can show everyone all of them!
Dalyce is representing SAIT with her sweater while we're in Singapore!
(they don't know I'm putting this photo on the blog yet, shhhh)