Discovering Singapore: Orchard Road and Fort Canning Park

Lovely day from Singapore J

Do you know what could be better than a warm rain-free day in Singapore? A warm, rain-free and sunny day with a clear sky. No wonder every day is warm here, and every other day is rain-free, but there are significantly less sunny and cloudless days due to the high humidity. You can usually do with one hand to count such days in a month. It is even more so during the wet phases of monsoon seasons, of which there are two here. The difference between the dull and the bright weather is, however, very noticeable, which makes Singapore a city most admired by night, as it can admittedly be a little bit dull by day if the sky is covered in clouds and there is no way for sunbeams to play with glass of the spectacular local man-made creations.

Notwithstanding this fact, the weather has been exclusively rich in such dayslately, and let us hope it will continue to do so in the future for the joy of us and other tourists in Singapore. Yesterday was one of such days, and we eagerly headed to the city center to make the most out of the day.

Our first destination was Orchard Road, which is a very famous local shopping street. Some of the shopping malls along the street are very lavishly decorated with marble, glass and elegantly furnished. The experience at some of them was like this: you come in; you amaze at how ridiculously high the prices are; you go out. Despite this awkward experience, the Orchard Road was a place to be, as the glazed surfaces shimmered in the sunlight J

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View from one of the shopping malls at Orchard Road.

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The Orchard Road might at some places also look like a bazaar, but trust me, there are very few places with bazaar-like prices there J

When we walked down the end of the street, and there was nothing left to see, we discovered that there is a large park nearby. By the time we made it there, it was about 6pm, and the sun was about to set. Our timing, both in terms of weather and time of the day, was absolutely perfect.

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Surprisingly and fortunately, there were very few people in the park. Setting sun was accompanying us all the way up to the top.

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What a great place for an afternoon walk or run. The place was filled with birds’ chirping and singing.

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No comments needed.

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Having made it to the top, we were rewarded with this wonderful scenery.

What shall I say? This place was a real discovery. I could not image there was such a spectacular “island of pure nature” and a viewing place right next to Clarke Quay, which is another sightseeing place here in Singapore.

This is all for now, but more is yet to come, as I am now as motivated to discover Singapore, as never before. Thanks to the Fort Canning Park.

See you soon J


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