Saturday, March 31, 2018

Gardens by the Bay

A great afternoon spent inside dodging the torrential rain, which raised the humidity.
 The Flower Dome is celebrating the cherry blossoms of Japan.

 I loved the traditionally dressed dolls. All were in miniature.
 Surrounded by Azaleas.

 Winnie chatting to Eeyore, enjoying the English garden.

The Dome waterfall.

 This huge pottery orchid was very impressive.
 The plants and ferns are flourishing in this huge enclosed hot house.
 Walking along the aerial walks is amazing.
I enjoyed our visit again.

Leggo plants.

Sculptured base tree root.
 We didn't stay for the lighting of the gardens, enjoyed dinner at the Esplanade hawker's booths, a plate of mixed satay's and a beer to cool down......

 ....then watched the sun set listening to another free orchestral concert.
They finished their concert with the theme of Beauty and the beast.

Sultan Area

Caught the underground at City Hall to Burgis to visit the Sultans Mosque.
Forgot that Friday is prayer day so were unable to do a tour.
Singapore is lniked by tunnels and shops which are so much cooler to walk through than on the streets.
Saw this zentangle on one of the shops.
Sultan Mosque, the base of the dome is made from glass bottles donated during the mosque's reconstruction.
Beautiful tile work.

The streets surrounding have the feel of Morocco with lanterns hanging from the shops and restaurants.

I take photos of John with large bottles of wine, he seems to get me beside icecreams.
We have had a couple of cups at different times, to try and cool down.

Masjid Malabar Mosque
Wall of beautiful handmade bricks depicting the heritage of Malay.
Tells the story of Singapore's place in the Malay world.
Display of paper cut outs.
Handmade silk shawls.

Around the corner is the Textile Centre, a small shopping centre of haberdashery stores.
Boxes of coloured tape measures,
 Wall of boxes of zippers.
I bought  couple of skeins of multi coloured embroidery thread that I hadn't seen at home.