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Jewel at Changi Airport- Singapore 2020

You cannot help but marvel at this amazing domed indoor waterfall when you arrive at Changi airport in Singapore. Once you are clear of baggage collection and customs, you walk through what at first looks like a shopping mall,. Well yes and no, yes it is a shopping (duty free) mall, but the center piece is this stunning vortex of a waterfall from the top of the dome down to the bottom floor, three floors below!

We spent around three hours here on arrival, juts taking it all in, walking the beautiful terraces full of greenery and mini waterfalls. Grabbing something to eat in the numerous restaurants on all the different levels overlooking the waterfall.

Right to the very top, where you can look across the whole dome and see it all. There you can see the mono rail and its trains passing through.

A wonderful experience I shall never forget and one that I would like to share with everyone!

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Super Trees Singapore

on my recent trip in February to Singapore, I was wondering what differences I would see since my last visit in 2013!

One of the most amazing sights /Changes that I wanted to visit was the Gardens by the Bay. Most significantly the Super-trees! I was not disappointed. I even took the sky walk (the same height as the Arc de Triomphe in Paris), between the trees which gave me the most amazing feeling of freedom and wellness.

The man-made mechanical forest consists of 18 supertrees that act as vertical gardens, generating solar power, acting as air venting ducts for nearby conservatories, and collecting rainwater. To generate electricity, 11 of the supertrees are fitted with solar photovoltaic systems that convert sunlight into energy, which provides lighting and aids water technology within the conservatories below.

Varying in height between 25 and 50 meters, each supertree features tropical flowers and various ferns climbing across its steel framework. The large canopies also operate as temperature moderators, absorbing and dispersing heat, as well as providing shelter from the hot temperatures of Singapore's climate to visitors walking beneath.

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Little India Street Art Singapore

Some of the Amazing street Art I saw on my recent trip to Singapore. There are three districts that this is most popular, Chinatown, Little India, And Kampong Glam.
This one focuses on Little India I hope you enjoy it?
Little India Street Art Walk

27 Chander Road – Jasmine Flowers by Nadiah Alsagoff (Artwalk Little India 2018)
60 Kerbau Road – In the Clouds (Park 22 Hotel) by Speak Cyptic (Artwalk Little India 2019)
67 Kerbau Road – Buffaloes by Eunice Lim (right next to Little India MRT exit E), Artwalk Little 2017
33 Kerbau Road – Diff/Fusion by Zul Zero (Artwalk Little India 2019)
34 – 50 Buffalo Road – not sure who these were I think they were from Artwalk 2015/6
20 Clive Street – A Scent of Lights by Song (Artwalk 2019)
212 Serangoon Road (at Baboo Lane) – Bus 181 by Didier Jaba Mathieu
1 Hindoo Road – Little India
11 Hindoo Road – Rajinikanth by Zero
109 Rowell Road – Miami Man by El Mac
Plus many more...
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KAMPONG GLAM & HAJI LANE STREET ART 2020

I have just come back from a very recent trip to Singapore, for four days!
Whilst there visiting the Gardens by the Bay and other amazing places that have popped up since my last visit in 2013, I took the time this time to capture and have a through look at the street art that was then in it's infancy!

Kampong Glam is known as the heritage Arab/Muslim quarter in Singapore and one of my places to find street art in Singapore. It’s home to the beautiful Sultan Mosque and has quite an unusual mishmash of cloth merchants, Middle Eastern restaurants and hipster shops all rolled into one heritage district, and it’s also one of the few places in Singapore where you can find street art beyond your heritage murals. I’ve put together a Kampong Glam street art guide to help you uncover all the cool murals and street art in and around this funky neighbourhood

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Chinatown Murals: Heritage In Street Art 2020

I have just come back from a very recent trip to Singapore, for four days!
Whilst there visiting the Gardens by the Bay and other amazing places that have popped up since my last visit in 2013, I took the time this time to capture and have a through look at the street art that was then in it's infancy!

In this Video you will see the street art from the China town district, there will be one from Little India too! So subscribe and wait for your notification when it's out!

All the works have been commissioned by the Singapore cultural development agency made up of the three distinct cultures that make Singapore, Chinese, Indian and Malay.
Below i have given you a Chinatown walk list of streets where you will find some of these wonderful murals. But you don't have to follow them verbatim, and to be fair I didn't either!

Chinatown Walk 1
40 and 6 Everton Road – Barber and Amah by YC Yip.
8 Spottiswoode Park (at Everton Road) – Provision Shop and Soyabean Drinks cart by YC Yip
2 Blair Road (back of gallery located here) – Mardi by Alex Face
To get there: Outram Park is the closest MRT stop

Chinatown Walk 2
In the heart of Chinatown, cut through Pagoda Street connecting Smith and Temple Streets to see YC Yip’s Letter writer at 333 Smith Street adorning the Chinatown Complex Food Market building. This walk is 1.2KM.

83 Pagoda Street – Mid Autumn Moon cake and lantern festival by YC Yip
Mohamed Ali Lane (at North Bridge Road) – a series of 4 murals: Mamak Store, Paper Mask & Puppet Seller, Lion Dance Head Maker and The Window all by YC Yip
158 Telok Ayer Street – Thian Hock Keng Mural: An Immigrant’s Story by Yip Yew Chong (immense 40 metre piece depicting history of the Hokkien’s migration to Singapore)
Amoy Street Food Center (inside wall facing Muslim stalls) has a series of murals, includning the Samsui Woman

THERE WILL BE FREE MAP AVAILABLE TO DOWNLOAD HERE:  http://true-travels.com/chinatown-murals…n-street-art-map/ ‎

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