Tag Archives: Singapore

One Night in Singapore

16 Jan

Piggletino heard that Singapore has one of the most beautiful Christmas light-ups, and so he bugged his scout to bring him there.

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It was a pretty unique situation – in the humid tropical climate, one could see Christmas lights put up on the trees at Orchard Road – the main shopping street of Singapore.

Piggletino wasn’t interested in buying anything, so each time they stopped outside of a mall, Piggletino would insist on getting a photoshoot!

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But what amazed Piggletino most, was when he entered a Japanese shopping mall, Takashimaya, and found a giant Christmas tree that reached up for about 4 storeys high. While everyone was trying to take a photo of it from the ground floor, Piggletino decided to head upstairs and …

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Look! Cartier boxes on the tree! 🙂

It was a really short trip, but Piggletino had lots of fun exploring the iconic spots. See you again, Singapore!

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Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

13 Jan

Now, where in the tiny island of Singapore was Piggletino at?

Piggletino was walking around Marina Bay Sands, an integrated resort that comprised of Exhibition & Conference spaces (where his scout went for some meetings) ; myriad of shopping and dining experiences ; and an Art & Science Museum.

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Pretty cool, huh? This is the world’s first Art-Science museum! But these stuff are too complex for a little pig. He’d decided that the knowledge acquisition shall be left to the scout, while he enjoys the bright sunny day outside! Piggletino360

He took a stroll around the place, and decided to frolick in the beautiful lily pond…

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Look, there’s a Sky Mirror in Singapore! This is a 2.9m-wide circular concave mirror that reflects the lotus-shaped museum. And Piggletino’s got a great view from here!

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Looks like Piggletino had more photos than the scout ever did on this sunny island!

Happy 2015 everybody! Piggletino’s back from Singapore!

10 Jan

Hello everyone!

Piggletino is back with more photos to share, because his scout finally has some time to sit down and put up the pictures!

You see, after sneaking about on the last trip, Piggletino got hooked on being a spy. When he heard that his scout was heading to Singapore for some meetings, he hid inside the luggage once more… and …

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There he is! He has arrived in Singapore! 🙂

Before he continues to tell his story, here’s wishing everyone of you a great 2015 ahead!

From Market to Marina Bay Sands

20 Jun

So Piggletino’s scout heard about a new farmer’s market in Singapore and decided to check it out…
It’s called ‘PasarBella’, where pasar literally translates from Malay to become ‘Market’.

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There was seafood, beef pies, wines, crafts and such, but nothing very spectacular. While having it indoors was clever, given the warm weather, it was pretty dark and crowded. After awhile, Piggletino’s scout decided to leave.

Later that day, the scout decided to have dinner at Marina Bay Sands, an integrated resort fronting the Marina Bay of Singapore. (Thankfully this happened all before the haze situation hit the region!)

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As the scout was having dinner, Piggletino decided to go for a walk on his own! And oh my! He saw a pool that fell off the edge of the building!

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Nah! That’s the infinity edge swimming pool set on the Skypark of the resort. Hmm, and since the nigh skyline was pretty attractive, Piggletino posed for another photo!

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There seems to be quite a few other places Piggletino hasn’t seen in Singapore, such as the new Gardens by the Bay (they say there are SUPERTREES there!) and some islands (Pulau Ubin, Kusu Island and more) around the country. Those shall have to wait for another trip! Bye for now!

Exploring Singapore Chinese & Japanese Gardens

18 Jun

Away from the bustling city life is the Singapore Chinese Garden; not much of a tourist attraction but well worth a visit if you’ll like to stay away from the crowds. The Chinese Garden is also connected to the Japanese Garden by a bridge.

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Piggletino first came to a “White Rainbow Bridge”, which supposedly imitates the architectural design of Peking Summer Palace’s 17-Arch Bridge. This bridge is however much shorter, and easier for Piggletino to cross!

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The park also had a live turtle and tortoise museum…

…lots of pagodas and statues, including the 12 signs of the Chinese Zodiac…but look what Piggletino found!

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A little stone bench with a pig on its side! Oh Piggletino shall now take a break here!

Crossing “The Bridge of Double Beauty” into the Japanese Gardens, you’ll feel as if you’ve walked into a different part of the world. Serene and peaceful, the Japanese atmosphere is recreated within Zen gardens of rocks and pines. Look! Piggletino is reading the sign!

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While his scout tries to learn about the history behind the stone lanterns and torii gates…

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…Piggletino decides that he shall wait for a visit to Japan before he figures all that out.

The sweltering heat is getting to Piggletino! Now, let’s take a break on a big cool slab of rock!

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World’s Best Airport!

13 Jun

Hello, Singapore Changi Airport!

Now we know why it was awarded the “World’s Best Airport” by World Airport Awards. Singapore Changi Airport has three terminals, lots of F&B options and shopping boutiques, great facilities for stop-overs and arrivals alike. All directional signs are in English, so fret not! It is efficient, clean and spacious (despite being in such a small country!)

Piggletino was absolutely pleased when he arrived and decided to take a photo, what’s new!

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