Monday, January 9, 2012

Singapore Botanic Garden - Jacob Ballas Children's Garden - Fruits trees

In the children's garden we could see many fruits trees.

Fruits of the lipstick tree and it looked like our local rambutan fruits.

Lots of banana plants in the garden

Papaya tree

Very interesting to see so many different types of fruit trees and plants in the children's garden. Very educational garden indeed besides playing in the garden.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Singapore Botanic Garden - Jacob Ballas Children's Garden

We managed to find Jacob Ballas Children's Garden in Singapore Botanic Garden, just a short walk from the Botanic Garden MRT Station.

There were already a crowd at the garden. Some child care centres bought their students to the garden to play. The kids were really so happy and excited.

Spotted this tree house in the garden, as it was closed for maintenance, my little niece could not go up the tree house.

These kids really like running up and down the suspension bridge.

Fake durian tree in the garden
Opening hours
8.00am - 7.00pm (last admission at 6.30pm)The Jacob Ballas Children's Garden is closed on Mondays (except when it falls on a designated public holiday)

Admission to the Jacob Ballas Children's Garden is free. The garden is open to children up to 12 years old. All children have to be accompanied by an adult.

You can read more about Jacob Ballas Children's Garden from this website

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Singapore Botanic Garden - Christmas Trees

Christmas is over but gotta share these nice christmas trees that I spotted when I visited Botanic Garden last month. The trees are for charities. They were decorated with recycled materials.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Skywatch Friday - Botanic Garden Singapore

These photos were taken last month but hardly have time to post. Visited the Botanic Garden via the newly built Circle Line MRT. The station was along Bukit Timah Road so the entrance to the garden is different from the one via Orchard Road.

The sun's direction made the words "Botanic Garden" on the gate hard to see so I had to take the reverse side of the gate.

The garden is quite huge and we walked a long way towards the central of the garden.

Saw this beautiful stage where at night during the weekend, there were be some performance.

For other sky watchers, please hop over to Skywatch Blog

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

My World Tuesday- Happy New Year 2011

First post for the new year. Wishing everyone a very Happy New Year and may 2012 be a better year.

Just back from short trip to Guangzhou, China. It was so much better and safer than I first expected. The last time I visited Guangzhou was in 1986 (antique story already hahaha), so much changes and I will tell my Guangzhou travel story in my travel blog once I loaded my photos. If you are interested you can read about it and how to go about in Guangzhou.

Was about to check in for my flight to Guangzhou last week but was attracted by this huge Merlion Topiary in Changi Airport Terminal 3. I think the Merlion Topiary will be there till after Chinese New Year 2012.

Inside the transit area/departure area, there are more decorations.

Did not visit the butterfly garden in Terminal 3 cause I was taking the morning flight, the butterfly garden was in darkness, I guess butterflies need their beauty sleep too.

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