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INSTAGRAMMABLE SPOTS IN SILAY CITY

Silay City my hometown, is a third class city in the province of Negros Occidental, Philippines. It is often referred to as the “Paris of Negros because of its rich heritage history, well-preserved arts, cultures and Spanish colonial houses.

Aside from heritage houses, Silay has so much to offer both for tourists and locals alike. There are breathtaking sights to see which is perfect to put on your instagram profile!

So here are some of  Silay City most-instagram-worthy spot. All you have to do is grab your phone or camera to capture the moment.

SILAY SPANISH COLONIAL HOUSES

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Silay Spanish colonial houses located along Cinco de Noviembre Street that have been long a sightseeing attractions for tourists. 29 of these ancestral houses considered heritage treasures by the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP).

SILAY CITY MINI PARK IN FRONT OF CITY HALL

This is one of the underrated spot in Silay.  This spot is located right in front of Silay City Hall beside the San Diego Parish church.  Wear your OOTD and snap a picture at this iconic statues.

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 SAN DIEGO PARISH CHURCH

You don’t have to go to Rome to post for a picture of their famous churches. The San Diego Parish Church proves to have those structures comparable to Rome churches. This church is unique in Negros Occidental for being the only church in the province featuring a cupola or dome.

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 MANGROVE ECO PARK

Mangrove eco park is located in Balaring. The park consists of a long bamboo walkways that winds through a forest of Mangrove trees which the local government and residents have constructed for easier access. This is one of Silay tourist attractions.

Inside the mangrove eco park is so cool and calm, the shades will sparing you from the sun’s glare. The view is relaxing and admiring. It is a little sanctuary where you can feel serenity, tranquility, and a gateway, out into the open seas.

Mangroves play a vital role in establishing the slightest ecological imbalance. Mangroves not only help in preventing soil erosion but also act as catalyst in reclaiming land from seas.IMG_1882

BALARING THE SEAFOOD CAPITAL OF SILAY 

Balaring is a small barangay or village located kilometres away from the city proper, with panoramic sea view, stunning sunset and an array of seafood restaurants.

Each one of us loves a good sunset. Balaring is an amazing place to sit back, relax and enjoy as the sun slowly bids goodbye to the day that is just flown by.

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LANTAWAN VIEW SILAY

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The place is surrounded by greenery and fresh air.  The scenery is so beautiful. You felt you are being transported into a paradise realm where the Earth is still pure and fresh and nourishing. 

LANTAWAN ZIGZAG ROAD

The zigzag drive going to Lantawan view and Patag is very scenic.  The landscape is very picturesque and the drive is definitely worth it. People stop here to take photos. I would say this is a dream destination for every photographers. So don’t forget to bring your camera.IMG_1929.JPG

PATAG THE SUMMER GATEWAY 

Patag is a small village that is popularly known as the last stronghold of the Japanese Imperial Forces during the second world war.  It is also known as the pre-war site of a hospital for recuperating patients suffering from tuberculosis.

Patag is know the favorite destinations of locals and tourists. Due to its altitude the cool weather has remained a perfectly good reason for people to hike to the cool mountains of Patag.

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PUNONG GARY’S PLACE

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The place is not far from the centre of Silay City but secluded enough for relaxing surrounded by nature. The place is a blissful sanctuary which reminds me of Bali Indonesia. The place is absolutely lovely surrounded with big towering old trees.

So the next time you visit Silay City, check out theses places and don’t forget to bring your camera to take nice photos and post away 🙂

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HUGYAW SILAY KANSILAY FESTIVAL

Local and tourists alike flocked to the street of Silay City, Negros Occidental to witness the most grandeurs street dance competition in celebration of the city’s charter day. The Hugyaw Silay Kansilay Festival is the main highlight of the week-long celebration of Silay 60th anniversary which runs from June 6 – 12, 2017. The festival was derived from the story of Kansilay which also the etymology of the city’s name.

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The festival is an annual street dance competition wherein participants from 16 barangays or villages wear a colorful costumes made from indigenous materials while they performed gracefully and lively  in the tune of Asenso Silay. The streets filled with a festive atmosphere as the crowd cheer for their own bet.

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After showing the dance steps in the streets, the contingents compete in the dance show down at the Silay City plaza covered court wherein they can showcase their creativity and artistry as they swinged and moved energetically to the rhythm of the music.

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TRIVIA: KANSILAY a local legend tells of how Silay got it name. It is said that in the days of the datus and rajahs, there once lived a princess named Kansilay. An attack on the settlement by pirates thwarted when princess bravely led the people in the village’s defense. The fight was furious and the princess fought like a seasoned warrior. Murals that used to grace some of the city’s building depict her as a fierce fighter wielding a huge talibong, a short native single-edged sword. The pirates routed, but the cost of the princess’ life. Her paramour arrived in time to see her die. In grief, the people lovingly buried her. To their surprise, a tree grew over her grave, the first Kansilay tree, a final gift from the brave princess. (source Wikipedia)

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KANSILAY

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TRIVIA: Silay became a chartered city on June 12, 1957 by virtue of Republic Act 1621.

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The increasing popularity of the Hugyaw Kansilay Festival year after year is a testimony of Silay’s strength as one key player in the tourism industry.

 

 

 

 

KAON TA LIWAT SILAY FOOD FESTIVAL

KAON TA LIWAT Food Festival is part of the week-long celebration of Silay City 60th anniversary which runs from June 6-12, 2017. The food festival was launched in November 5, 2016 during the Cinco de Noviembre Commemoration. The said food festival showcasing the local homemade cuisines and food delicacies of the town help  boost the tourism industry of Silay.

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Aside from culture, arts and heritage, FOOD is considered as one of the major pillars of the tourism industry.  Silay is not only a home for heritage houses but also a melting pot of sumptuous local cuisines and mouth-watering native delicacies.

Disclaimer: Video not mine taken from the Facebook page of Kaon Ta Food Festival

The food festival opens at 8:00 a.m. and run until night-time for two consecutive days (June 10-11, 2017) at Balay Negrense Museum ballpark displaying an array of delicacies and homemade cuisines. The said event is a good venue for family bonding and get together as well. Filipinos love to eat and food is the basis of our social life and is a huge part of Filipino culture.

Here are some of the photos that I took during the food festival this morning.

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TURON also known as lumpiyang saging is a Philippine snack made of thinly sliced bananas, dusted with brown sugar, rolled in a spring roll wrapper and fried.

 

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UKOY is the Filipino version of shrimp fritters. Small shrimps mixed in a batter and fried until crispy. This can be an appetizer, a main dish, or a mid afternoon snack.
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BUTCHE is a rice cake made from sweet rice flour that  folded into shape with a sweet paste filling and sesame seed coating.
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GULAMAN ENSALADA (SEAWEEDS SALAD)  is a type of Filipino salad that makes use of edible seaweed as its main ingredients.

Filipinos like condiments and fond of dipping on or pairing anything with our dishes. Eating oysters would not be perfect without dipping it into vinegar with chilli, ginger and garlic.

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CHICKEN INASAL is a popular dish from the city. It is not marinated or prepared like the usual chicken barbecue found in the rest of the country.

Aside from food and delicacies there are also souvenirs items being sold made by local artists of Silay like ref magnets, key chains made of lutak or clay, wire sculpture of Ian Valladarez.

KAON TA LIWAT SILAY FOOD FESTIVAL is more than just an opportunity to try the Silaynon delectable food and learn about Silaynon culture. This is an invitation for the community and visitors to come, eat and be a part of the celebration. A great opportunity to come out and support our local food business industries as well.

Whether you are a serious foodies or just curious to learn more of the heritage tour this is the event that everyone must look forward to every year and something that everyone should come out and experience.

KAON TA! (LET’S EAT)

 

MAJESTIC VIEW OF LANTAWAN PEAK AT LANTAWAN VIEW SILAY

There is no better way to explore Silay City, Negros Occidental  than our winding, curvy mountains road to Patag and to the majestic view of the Lantawan Peak.  The road going up to Lantawan Peak is clean and surrounded by mountains of green, tall trees and sugar cane plantations that can be seen along the side. Negros Occidental is the Philippines’ major sugar producer, contributing over half to the country’s total production. 

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As you approach the top you will be in awe by the beauty and simplicity of rural life. It was a quiet scenic ride all the way up to Lantawan View Silay. At the top, there is a campground and a distance away is the forest seedling of mahogany trees. The mahogany tree (Swietenia mahagoni) is a large tropical tree with a semievergreen growth habit.

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Towering Mahogany Trees
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Camping Ground

Due to its popularity and known for its view that overlooks the Lantawan Peak, the owner decided to put up an accommodation offering a tent-style accommodations and a basic cottages.  The place has a bathroom for male and female where you can take a shower and a small store that offers small bites for snack.  They have a wide space to park your 4  or 2 wheels service as well.

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Camping Tent

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A Frame Cottage

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In preserving the beauty of the place, visitors and guests are not allowed to pick flowers and carving trees.

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The best part of our road trip was seeing the majestic mountains of Lantawan Peak surrounded by greenery and fresh air was truly amazing. The scenery is so beautiful, no words can describe how I felt that day. I felt I transported into a paradise realm where the Earth is still pure, fresh and nourishing. The view was just so amazing that I stood glued by the beauty of the mountains. I was totally captivated by its grandeur.

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Lantawan Peak is the northernmost peak of Mount Silay. The peak is largely uninhabited, especially its back country Southern side. Likely most of the peak of the mountain, Lantawan is largely covered by forest.  The first recorded climb of the peak done by Joseph Victor Magdato, Mark Anthony Maja and John Paul Salcedo who scaled it on October 3, 2005.

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Elevation (feet) is 3,442. Latitude: 10 49 58.44″. Longitude: 123 14’9.96″

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It was almost late in the afternoon when we headed back to the city, as we descend I saw beautiful flame trees (fire trees, Delonix regia) along the side of the road. It is a flowering tree that grows in many tropical parts of the world, like the Philippines. 

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The leaves of the tree look like Fire. It is red, yellow and orange. So beautiful to see. How the shade and the sun connect. It  makes me felt I was in a field of fire.

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The sky turned into orange, yellow, red and blue and imagine strolling through these trees with leaves the color of fire. I just wish everything just stop. It was amazing. Orange, yellow, red all different colors  really made me felt warm inside as I said goodbye to this beautiful country side of my home town.

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I am going back someday…..

CHINESE and JAPANESE GARDENS, SINGAPORE – UNDERRATED TOURIST SPOT

This underrated gardens is just a perfect place to visit to forget your worries, find peace and enjoy the lovely landscape in solitude.

The Chinese and Japanese Gardens is very easy to find. The garden is located next to the Chinese Garden MRT Station.

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At the main entrance of Chinese Garden, you will find a pair of majestic stone lions guarding its gate. According to Chinese belief the lion is a symbol of strong authority and fealty. 

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Photo not mine.

The Chinese Garden was built in 1975 and designed by a famous architect from Taiwan. Prof. Yuen-chen Yu. True to their word the garden is a slice of ancient China complete with a series of bridges, pagodas and a tea house surrounded by ponds, lakes, and trees. Many of the trees are quaint models for bonsai trees.

The Japanese Garden is on the adjacent side of the bridge. The Japanese Garden is more modest and natural. The main focus of the garden is given to simplicity, peace and tranquility.

Here are some of the photos I took of what it’s like there:

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The bridge representing a typical Chinese bridge.

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The Bonsai Garden.

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The Gardens open daily, 6am – 11pm and the entrance fee is FREE. The Bonsai Garden and the Garden of Abundance (where you can see sculptures of the 12 Chinese zodiac animals) are open daily from 9am-6pm.

One of the major attraction of the Chinese Garden is the small Live Turtle and Tortoise Museum. I wasn’t able to visit the said museum as it was raining heavy and we needed to go back our condo.  (You may visit their website http://www.turtle-tortoise.com)

This garden is really worth a visit if you need a couple of hours of peaceful reflection.

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COZY UP WITH DOGGIES AND COFFEE

Bacolod’s first dog pet cafe has quietly existed without many knowing. The pet cafe has been in operation for more than a year now. I’ve never knew about it until I heard from a friend. I got so excited that after a visit from the animal shelter I head down to Furkids Grooming & Cafe.

If you’re more of a dog lover then this is a place you don’t want to miss. The place is located in Shop 10A Triangle Island Plaza Mall B.S. Aquino Drive Bacolod City.

Stepping into the cafe made me fall in love with  their furbabies. They are all so cute and adorable. Some greeted me with a gentle bark, a gentle lick on my legs 🙂 a tap of a little paw on my back. You can play with them, hug them, take pictures and take a selfie with them 🙂 I promise you will definitely enjoy it.

The cafe serves food and drinks ranging from sodas, fruit shakes and iced tea at a very minimal price. Food is serve outside the cafe, the main reason for this is because the smells of the food stimulates their dogs playful mode. All their dogs are well-trained so meaning they have their own food as a treats for their positive reinforcement. According to research that positive reinforcement training of dogs is much more effective and ultimately successful than training involving dominance and punishment.

The staff here are very friendly, accommodating and approachable. They are very welcoming to answering all your questions regarding the pets.

The cafe is very clean, neat and well organised. The place smells good, no hint of any doggy smell inside. All the dogs are well-groomed by their owner. They have their grooming shop right beside the cafe. So you know that they are all well taken care.

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MAKE SURE TO READ THE RULES AS YOU ENTER THE CAFE.

 The cafe is open everyday except Thursday from 10AM to 7PM.

MEET THE CUTE  FURBABIES

SKY is a big Labrador. He is very gentle and sweet to everyone inside the room. Sky is a well-trained dog. He follows his master’s instructions. Labrador breed has an expected life span of 10 to 15 years and is a very enthusiastic, devoted and happy dog that makes him a precious pet.

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YURI the Border Collie. She has been sleeping when I came to the cafe. I wasn’t able to play with her that much. The Border Collie is considered highly intelligent, extremely energetic, acrobatic and athletic, they frequently compete with great success in sheepdogs trials and dog sports. They are often cited as the most intelligent of all domesticated dogs.

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EMBER, the Siberian Husky. Ember is a very playful dog. She never run out of energy. Siberian Husky does not display the possessive qualities of the guard dog, nor he is overlay suspicious of strangers or aggressive with other dogs. Indeed, the free-spirited Siberian Husky is usually good-natured with everyone. He is also very playful, athletic, agile and light on his feet. Be aware that this athletic, intelligent dog can be independent and challenging for first-time dog owners.

ZOEY the fluffy Chow Chow. She is simply contented and relaxed sitting on top of the table but she is the most adorable and cute that all you wanted to do is to hug and bring her home 🙂 She likes going round and round on top of the table that makes her more cute and adorable. grr… I just wanted to squeeze her 🙂

This breed of dog has many strong loyal bonds with family and friend, but Chow Chow is usually overlay protective of one or two family members. It is in the breed’s nature to be quiet and well-behaved, but it is also resistant to training. Chow Chow become stubborn and attach to certain individuals, as they age. This is why training them when they are puppies is so crucial because they gain respect for those who care for them.

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SCARLET is a Cocker Spaniel. She is very sweet, happy, gentle and playful. This kind of dog is very friendly and peaceful with strangers and other animals, though there is timidity and excessive submissiveness in some lines. Cocker Spaniels are very responsive to persuasive, cheerful obedience training that includes praise and food rewards.

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 MAMBA, the Sheltie. She is the most energetic as well among the dogs. She cannot just sit in and do nothing. This kind of dog is unhappy when left for long periods of time without companionship. Most Shelties have a soft, sweet temperament. They’re peaceful with other animals and polite with everyone, though typically reserved and sometimes timid with strangers. They need more socialization than many other breeds.

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MARGAUX the Toy Poodle. She is a darling :). Poodles are renowned for a playful but dignified personality and keen intelligence. The Poodle is no snob. These are people-friendly dogs who want to stay close to their families-they get lonely when left by themselves for long periods and are always up for a good game.

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BELLA the Shih Tzu the toy dog breed. Bella is a sweet little girl contented sleeping in the corner or just walk around the play room. She is very affectionate, happy, outgoing housed who loves nothing more than to follow her people inside the playroom. The Shih Tzu is known to be a lover, not a hunter.

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ROLLER the Pomeranian “the little dog who thinks he can” is compact, active and obedience. Pomeranians weigh about five pounds but this small dogs have personalities of something a lot larger. They are curious dogs, alert and interested in everything that is going around them. They bark often to let you know that someone is walking by. They love to be the center of attention, and have known to behave mischievously in order to get attention they crave. 

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Then they have Gabby the Germane Shepherd, Duches the Dachshund and Mochica the Jack Russel but I wasn’t able to take them pictures :(. Kids were so busy playing with them. But next time around, I will take their pictures.

They have a grooming salon right beside their cafe. They have a lot to offer from dog food to other sort of products and accessories for your furbabies.

I truly enjoyed my wonderful day with these wonderful fur babies. I will definitely comeback anytime soon. 🙂

What about you? Would you want to pet and pay them a visit as well? They are waiting for you. 🙂

FOOD TRIP – HUGOT LINES @ HUGOT SIZZLERS

“Sa LOVE, walang bingi, walang bulag, walang pipi…pero TANGA marami”,    “Labs para kang damit na suot ko ngayon. Simple lang pero bagay sa akin”.  

HUGOT SIZZLERS is not your typical fancy restaurant but this place became a hit to the millennial because of their “HUGOT LINES”. 

What is Hugot?

Hugot literally means pull out, but today, it is a trend among the youth. It is a statement or quotation learned from experienced or past romantic relationship so from this, come the term “hugot lines”. Hugot lines are made for fun but sometimes can be a painful truths as well.

Hugot Sizzlers just open up recently but the place is always jam-packed with people. The place is small yet their loyal patrons and fans lauded into the place. It is a perfect place for “Barkadas” friends and couple who are looking for fun of exchanging “Hugot Lines” for a healthy conversations over a cup of coffee or a plate of their mouth-watering sizzling cuisines.

The burnt orange wall with Hugot Sizzlers logo and Hugot Lines has become an Instagram icon  perfect for your selfie or creative shots with friends.

The place is owned by a young entrepreneur and a photography enthusiasts. So don’t be surprised that you will be seeing beautiful and gorgeous Radify Inc. models in the place. Radify Inc. is a social media marketing agency dedicated to offer creative outputs and distinctive results to any marketing campaign. 

This 24/7 establishment at almost any given hour, you will find an influx of hungry customers walking into the establishment because of their budget friendly menu. 

So if you are looking for decent place and cheap food to emote with all your hugot lines, you should definitely visit Hugot Sizzlers.

You can visit their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/HUGOTSizzlers/

Disclaimer: All my reviews,thoughts and opinions are my own. I am not paid for my reviews.

INSTRAGRAMMABLE PLACES IN SINGAPORE

Singapore is known for its temple, beautiful gardens and parks, iconic landmark and advanced architectural style and designs like no other. With these it is hard to resist for every travellers not to post for pictures and share travel experiences on Instagram like me and thought…why not share?

EAST COAST  PARK

This is a place where locals and tourists flock to for the variety of sporting, entertainment and dining attractions. A great place to just sit back and relax while enjoying the coastal breeze and the warm rays of the sun.

Feeling hungry? no worries there are arrays of restaurants, coffee shops and bars along the beaches to sip on a cocktail or grab a bite. On weekends this is a place where family and friends would gather together to have a picnic by the beach under the coconut palms. The area offers a picnic tables and a public barbecue grill.

The place is very famous for cyclist and joggers. The park is shady with lots of green trees and very organised from their bicycle lanes, jogging track and other park amenities. You can rent a bicycle here and cycle all the way to Garden’s by the Bay East, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore Flyer and it’s cityscape.

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BICYCLE PARK AT BOON LAY MRT STATION

I was impressed with their double-layer bicycle tender located at the ground level of the Boon Lay MRT Station in the Jurong area. It was early morning when I passed by in this area. I was heading to the waiting station for our shuttle service going to Malaysia when the double-layer bicycle tender caught my attention that I can’t resist to not take a photo. 

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HAW PAR VILLA

Commonly known as Tiger Balm Gardens has over 1000 statues and 150 dioramas depicting various Chinese folklore and mythologies. The theme park was built by the two brothers Aw Boon Haw and Aw Boom Par, with the intention of making it a place where parents can take their children to teach them about morality and proper conduct.

Some of the depictions are very detailed which makes the place a little creepy for children, and even for some adults too. The most famous attractions for adults here is the diorama of the “Ten Stage of Hell”. According to Chinese mythology, a soul passes through a series of courts before it can enter heaven. A punishment awaits to those who are proven unworthy.

Haw Par Villa may not be your average tourist attraction but it still must a place to see especially if you are fond of Chinese culture and mythology.

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CHINESE AND JAPANESE GARDEN

This is an ideal place to go and visit if you are looking for some peace and serenity.  The Chinese Garden has a good bonsai collections, and various pavilions, pagodas, streams  and states of Chinese heroes. Both gardens are very popular with photographers and lately cosplayers.

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You can climb the spiral stairs of the Pagoda to catch a great view of the garden and the nearby Jurong Lake and golf course.

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at the top of  the Chinese pagoda

MARINA BAY WALK

Whether you are looking for a lovely place to walk, malls filled with great shops or delicious cuisines in fine restaurants, Marina Bay has just something for everyone to offer. Most people from all walk of life gather here and enjoy the sunset view while some taking their time strolling along the waterfront promenade while enjoying the beautiful view of all sights and attractions from the water, on board a river taxi.

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HAJI LANE 

Fashionista Paradise as they say, this little gem is tucked away from the narrow alleys located in the Kampong Glam neighbourhood of Singapore. This street in the Arab Quarter now stands out as one of the must-do-shopping experiences. Here you can find a collection of vintage items, quirky designs, colorful dresses and even vintage cameras. The lane itself has lots of candy colored shops houses and interesting murals which is great for picture-taking.

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THE ARAB QUARTER

This area of Singapore is full of vibrant colorful shops offering various items for sale such as hand-knotted Persian rugs and carpets, leather, perfumes, patchwork quilt, colorful textiles, and baskets. The heart of the quarter is the Masjid Sultan Mosque which was built in 1928. Surrounded the mosque are restored-shop houses, street arts and restaurant’s that offers a distinctive Middle Eastern cuisines and experience.

The Masjid Sultan Mosque is considered the “national” mosque of Singapore. This place of worship is definitely worth a visit, no matter what one’s religious beliefs.

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ROCHOR CENTRE FLATS

Known as the iconic housing blocks of Singapore. It is a group of buildings in Singapore built by the Housing and Development Board. Way back in 1960s, there was a large number of people living in a slum-like condition with poor sanitation due to the insufficient housing for Singapore’s increasing population. It was then that Rocher Centre was built and completed in 1977 to take residents and businesses that was uprooted across the city.

Rocher Centre is situated in the business districts in Bugis. It leaves a strong impression on the urban landscapes of Singapore with its colorful facades. However, this centre will gradually fade with its vivid colors into the pages of history as it makes way for the upcoming North-South Expressway.

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 FUTURE WORLD @ARTSCIENCE MUSEUM

Find yourself at the centre of the universe, as the light body of the installation responds to your mass and motion. This stunning artwork is created with teamLab’s Interactive 4-D Vision Technology and more than 17,000 LED lights, giving the illusion of stars moving in space.

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OLD HILL STREET POLICE STATION

Formally known as the MICA Building home to the Ministry of Communications and Information and the Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth. It is officially opened in 1934, and was the largest government building in Singapore at the time.

This iconic landmark in Singapore is one  of travellers favorites place to pose for a picture because of its symmetrically designed facade painted in shaded of rainbow colors.

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CLOUD FORESTS -GARDENS BY THE BAY

A mysterious world veiled in mist; the Cloud Forest is a 35 metre tall mountain covered in lush vegetation shrouding the world’s tallest indoor waterfall that attract the most visitor with its jaw-dropping architecture, spiralling walkways from the top of the world’s tallest waterfall that rains down from over 100 feet above.

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FLOWER DOME – GARDENS BY THE BAY

The largest glass greenhouse in the world as listed in the 2015 Guinness World Records! Here you will discover not only the amazing beauty of the plants and flowers, but how they have also adopted to the cool-dry environments.IMG_1459

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Blossom Bliss – Cherry Blossom Festival.

BOTANIC GARDENS

Singapore’s oldest garden is a treasure trove for plant lovers or those who simply want to have a good time outdoors.

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MADAME TUSSAUDS

A place where you get to rub shoulders with your favorite icons.  Breakfast at Tiffanys with Audrey Hepburn 🙂

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HOOTERS SINGAPORE – CLARKE QUAY

While waiting for your orders why take a pose in their iconic owl logo 🙂

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Photographs are my best souvenir from my travels. Taking great pictures helps me to see in details and notice the beauty around me and helps me to truly live in the present.