Jumble Fun visits the Chinese Gardens


The Jumbles really like the Chinese and Japanese Gardens in Singapore. Beautifully designed and  maintained with luscious green foliage they present a green oasis in the middle of towering apartment and office blocks. They offer wonderful opportunities for photographers and artists but are also great for families.


The paths are wide making it easy work with a pram and there are lots of open spaces to play and picnic. 

Unfortunately the cafe has been closed for a long time now which is a real shame but snacks like crisps and ice creams and chilled cans and bottled drinks can be purchased at the main entrance and from the Turtle Museum.   There are adequate toilet facilities and plenty of seats to rest on.  The gardens I believe are currently being developed into the Jurong Lake Gardens so I expect a cafe and restaurant will be included in this plan. 


The pagodas offer great views and are fun to climb and if you are a turtle and terrapin fan then you will enjoy the Turtle Museum and garden. The Turtle garden and Museum are self funded and there  is a small entrance fee ($3 for seniors and children under six and €5 for everyone else). This goes towards the maintenance and support of the rescued turtles in the museum. 

The ‘Bridge of Double Beauty’ connects the Chinese Gardens to the Japanese Gardens but, as the entrance is free to both there is no pressure to ‘see’ everything on the same day and today we were happy to enjoy just the Chinese Gardens. 

The last time we visited it was the Chinese New Year when the gardens were beautifully decorated with lanterns. There is also a Mid-Autumn Festival (September/October) when the gardens resemble a fairyland and there are evening cultural performances. 

This short video is a snapshot of our trip today but, for a more detailed one designed as a pre-visit ‘taster’ for children, see the link at the end of this post.     ​​Today’s Visit.          (20.2.17)



image

Georgie visits the Chinese Gardens and Turtle Museum. (2016)

I hope you enjoy the video: 

 For children. The Jumbles visit the Chinese Gardens

Advertisements

Are you sitting comfortably … then I’ll begin

What are you doing today? Maybe you can write a little story like Maisie? You can use drawings to tell your story or ask a grown up to write it down for you.

Jumble Fun

Are you sitting comfortably?

Then Maisie Jumble will tell you the Jumble Story.

Children are encouraged to make up stories and record them just like Maisie has.

View original post

It’s nearly time for the Chinese New Year Celebrations

 

On the 8th of February it is the beginning of the biggest festival in the Chinese Calendar. Chinese New Year when a fifth of the world’s population will celebrate with food and firecrackers and parades and music and, of course the very special lion and dragon dances.

China Town is always s feast of colour, music, light, food and delicious smells but as it nears to Chinese New Year well, it nearly explodes!

Take a look at the video below and come back at the weekend to see the spectacular decorations.

 

What a lot of water!

Today I watched the waterfall in the Shoppes at Marina Bay Samds. Wow! It’s AMAZING!

It was only 10am and, since most shops don’t open till later, the mall was very quiet so I kept going up and down in one of the glass lifts watching the cascade. It was just the BEST fun ever!

The photos below are taken from the lift.

 

 

The SHOPPES At Msrina Bay Sands have this canal running right through them and you can take a ride in a little boat called a Sampan which is a Chinese wooden boat. The canal goes under little bridges and every coupe of hours there is a cascade of water from a huge rain oculus (below)

The noise is tremendous!

 

The rain oculus outside.


Now watch the video to experience the full effect!

 

 

Blog at WordPress.com.

Up ↑

%d bloggers like this: