Sunday, December 26, 2004

For Mystic


Beautiful orchids for mystic Posted by Hello


Dedicated to Mystic, co-contributor of this blog "Places". Hopefully she would like it? Posted by Hello

National Orchid Garden, Singapore

Finally, I have made my visit to the Botanic Gardens this afternoon. I visited the National Orchid Garden. I have not been there before today, so it is something new for me.

According to the write-up, there are over 1000 species and 2000 hybrids of orchids found in the Garden's collection.

I am no avid orchid lover, but I am happy to have spent a morning walking through the National Orchid Garden. It feels nice to be near nature. Furthermore, the sun this morning is just right for a stroll around the Garden.

White Fairy Posted by Hello

Vanda Miss Joaquim


Vanda Miss Joaquim was chosen to be the National Flower of Singapore in 1981. It is an exquisite orchid discovered by Miss Agnes Joaquim in her garden in 1893.  Posted by Hello


Glamour shot Posted by Hello

Tan Hoon Siang Mist House


This mist house is a host of rare orchids. Posted by Hello

Unusual Plants


Unusual plants from Central and South America housed in the Yuen-Peng McNiece Bromeliad Collection. Posted by Hello

Girl with a Shell


I quite like this sculpture. Rather innocent looking. Found in the Yuen Peng McNeice Bromeliad Collection, of the National Orchid Garden. Posted by Hello

Waterfall


Waterfall. National Orchid Garden, Singapore. Posted by Hello

Friday, December 03, 2004

In love with the Singapore River

I am in love with the Singapore River. I think I am. It has been a source of comfort to me most of the times when I travelled along this very river. Walking along it is feels as if I am walking around with the company of a good friend who is patient and understanding.

Tonight I shall post a few photos that I had taken along the Singapore River. May you find comfort in looking at them.

Merlion Park in the evening. Posted by Hello

Memorial


Memorial. For those who fought and died during the WWI. (If I have not gotten my facts wrong.) Posted by Hello

Esplanade


Another view of Esplanade. Taken when I was walking along the Esplanade Bridge. Posted by Hello

The River


Tranquil evening.  Posted by Hello