Below are about a dozen photos from a stroll through Fort Canning Park from the National Museum of Singapore to Liang Court.
This is the sign in front of the Bukit Timah Gate to the Singapore Botanic Gardens. (I waited until the tourists with selfie sticks had gone inside.)
Below are a handful of photos of flowers, leaves, and paths I saw there on this particular visit.
My husband and I went to the M.C. Escher exhibit “Journey to Infinity” at the ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands.
Below are 20+ photos of works by M.C. Escher, some long familiar to me and some totally new but all amazing.
My husband and I went to visit the Chinese Garden.
The place looked a little worn, which in a way was refreshing since much of Singapore is shiny and new and lacks that friendly patina old places have.
As the sun went down, there were a lot of people out jogging in the relative cool. We strolled around and I took a few photos before the sun disappeared and the park was filled with shadows from streetlights.
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Below are 72 photos from the trip. As per usual, photos include:
- stop signs
- signs and store fronts
- textures and patterns
- flowers, trees and other plants
- a foreign beer
In Hanoi in stores and stalls selling Vietnamese books, there were a lot of familiar titles…
They don’t just translate kids’ books, though.
I was impressed with the selection, which was better than what I’ve seen in other places in Southeast Asia.
My husband attended the APLAS conference and the workshop that followed. I went along for fun.
See below for photos from this week-long trip (about 200 of them).
My husband Aquinas and I went to Phnom Penh, Cambodia during his break week.
While there, I drank a Kingdom Pilsener. The label says:
Cambodia’s lush, mysterious jungles hide more than the splendours of Angkorian majesty. Deep in these green bastions rare beasts roam wild. The elusive clouded leopard, the strange plated pangolin, the stalwart kouprey—if not mythical, at least immensely difficult to find. Kingdom Pilsener, Cambodia’s first truly premium beer, celebrates this enigmatic empire. Singular in flavor and a little hard to track down, Kingdom’s rare quality is well worth the adventure.
On this trip to Cambodia, we forwent the Angkorian splendours. We did not see any clouded leopards, plated pangolins, or koupreys, stalwart or otherwise. I don’t even know what a kouprey is! (Google says it’s a forest-dwelling bovine—you’re welcome.)
We visited the royal palace, the national museum, a Buddhist temple, and the Art Deco market; we patronized a spa and a couple of handicraft shops; we relaxed in the hotel cafe and ate at two of the best restaurants in the country (one French and one Cambodian). That’s it!
Below are 25 photos, mostly from the palace grounds.
When you think of Singapore, you don’t think of cacti, and an airport is pretty much the opposite of a garden, right? Yet Changi Airport boasts a cactus garden.
How do cacti even survive outdoors in Singapore? My guess is they’ve worked out the right kind of soil to drain water away from the plants, but what do I know. My thumbs are about as green as a fire engine.
Below are 10 photos I took of the cactus garden at Changi Terminal 1 while waiting for the gate to open for our flight to Phnom Penh.
Don’t make fun of the “wildlife” tag on this post. Obviously, this garden is the opposite of wild. I guess I’m just using the tag as shorthand for “plants and animals (and mushrooms, which aren’t even plants)”.