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Asia » Singapore » Jurong West January 8th 2020

I like horse racing and I like Singapore, so going out to the Singapore Turf Club on New Year’s for the Prosperity Stakes sounds like a good time. Kranji Racetrack is out on the northern edge of the island of Singapore, but you can get there on the MRT for just a couple of dollars. There are forests and lush green lawns out there; a very different vibe from the downtown core. And once you get there, you can pay for entrance to the track with your MRT transit card. I’d been to Kranji for the Prosperity Stakes about five years ago, and I remembered it as a fun time. I paid my admission to the track with my E-Z Link MRT card, and just inside the gate a nice lady was giving out packets of ... read more
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Singapore Turf Club
Grooms and Trainers

Asia » Singapore » Jurong West August 24th 2019

Not only did we meet up with David and Mary in Singapore, but Julia and Eric, mutual friends who also did a last minute booking on the same cruise. For the Saturday, we talked about various things to do, and finally settled on the Jurong Bird Park. I had not heard of this amazing place until recently, and was surprised to learn that it has been operating for about 90 years. From the Hotel Boss, we were able to get a people mover to take all 6 of us out to the bird park for $32.00 This was good value financially, but also the driver talked about so many interesting things about life in Singapore, the journey flew past in no time. We arrived at the park just in time for the Flying Bird Show. We ... read more
Jurong Bird Park
Jurong Bir Park
Jurong Bird Park

Asia » Singapore » Jurong West September 5th 2018

5th September 2018 Before I start writing about my travel footprint about the world, I have a confession to make, well 2 to be exact, before anyone start reading what I posted, i believe it will be good for them to know what they are going to step into: 1. As mentioned by admin about how to write blog, please do pardon my spelling and grammar, will try to improve along the way. 2. Been wanting to start a travel blog since 2010 (the first time I flew overseas alone) but had been procrastinate since then (8 years!). But well better late then never. So with this 2 out of my chest, lets step into my travel world... As a start, let me talk about the country that I live in, Singapore (yes the location for ... read more
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Asia » Singapore » Jurong West August 16th 2018

To get to the bird park, I decided the easiest option was to get the MRT to Boon Lay station and from there I could get an ordinary bus to the bird park. This wasn't super-quick, but was probably the quickest public transport option and it's very straightforward. It wasn't too long after opening time that I got to the zoo, and I had a good nine hours to see everything which is plenty of time. I had heard that one day wasn't quite enough, but if you don't spend long periods of time resting and keep moving through, it's plenty of time even at a slow photography pace. It was extremely hot and humid today though, and I was more tired than yesterday. There are lots of very impressive things at Jurong with a very ... read more
Bronze-tailed Peacock Pheasant
Female Pheasant
Red-billed Starling

Asia » Singapore » Jurong West January 15th 2016

Did I ever tell you how much I like Singapore? I crossed into Singapore with a sense of relief, though getting here was a pain in the ass. I admit that Saigon exhausted me; the constant whine of motorbikes, the air pollution from all the motorbikes, the broken sidewalks full of motorbikes with no place to walk. In the past I have always entered Singapore through Changi Airport which is an absolute model of comfort and efficiency. I have landed in Changi, deplaned, gone through customs and Immigration, changed money, and been in the back of a taxi, all within twenty minutes. Entering Singapore by land from Johor Bahru, Malaysia is nothing like that. I had a good reason – which turned out to be a crummy reason – to go through Malaysia when I made ... read more
Woodlands Customs and Immigration Quarantine building - CIQ
Johor Strait between Singapore and Malaysia
New Bridge St

Asia » Singapore » Jurong West June 30th 2015

I came back from Singapore after one week of being there. It was a great trip and experience of getting something new. There a lot of interesting things to do and very good people. I would like to tell you about such thing, the Singapore Science Center. The Singapore Science Centre is a renowned scientific institution located in Jurong East, Singapore. It specializes in promoting both scientific and technological education to the general public. Today, Singapore Science Centre has been renamed to Science Centre Singapore and has seen over a million visitors come to experience the scientific feel in the exhibitions laid out every year. Over 850 exhibits are spread out in over eight exhibition galleries for visitors to enjoy viewing and learn different aspects of science and technology. Why visit the Singapore Science Centre? Whether ... read more

Asia » Singapore » Jurong West January 1st 2015

I’m really not much of a gambler, but I do enjoy horse racing. The first horse race I ever went to was at the St. Joseph County Fair more than thirty years ago. It was a cool, drizzly day, and the bleachers were old, splintery wooden benches with no shelter from the weather. I sat there absolutely transfixed, and watched a whole afternoon of racing, fortified only by the occasional cup of bad coffee. I’ve visited much nicer tracks since then. I’ve wanted to go to the Singapore Turf Club for quite some time, but never quite made it. Either there was no racing on the calendar, or my schedule didn’t fit with the racing program. But not this year! The stars aligned and I was able to finally get to see horse racing in Singapore. ... read more
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huge toteboard

Asia » Singapore » Jurong West October 14th 2013

We got a little bit if a sleep in today. We got up at about 8:30am, got ready and headed out for some breakfast. We ended up at McDonald's (hotcakes, hash brown and an iced Milo). Walked around the Bugis Mall for a while as they weren't open and didn't open til 10:30am. On the way back to the hotel we stopped in at a pet shop and saw a real hamster and chinchilla!! Weird things. Unfortunately there was great big signs saying 'No Photos' Boooo!. We went back to the hotel and decided it was time to tackle the MRT, the Singapore Rail Network. We worked out where we were and where we wanted ... read more

Asia » Singapore » Jurong West August 4th 2013

Went to check out the Chinese Gardens today. The gardens were built in 1975 by a Taiwanese architect. They are based on the concept of Chinese garden art, which integrates architectural features with the natural landscape. The garden has several pagodas, numerous bridges, a Bonsai garden, ponds and streams, statues of traditional Chinese heroes, and a turtle and tortoise museum. The gardens are free but the museum is not. Most of the bridges and statues are carved from gorgeous white marble. The gardens are very pretty and would probably be best visited in the evening when it's not quite so hot.... read more
Chinese Garden, Singapore
Chinese Garden, Singapore (8)
Chinese Garde, Singapore

Asia » Singapore » Jurong West June 19th 2012

A strange thing it is, that I am here now.... read more

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