How Safe is Singapore?

Singapore. A full moon just before New Year’s Eve (taken from my hotel balcony). Is it safe to walk around at night by yourself? Considering the country/city is one of the safest in the world, probably. Not only is there a mandatory death penalty for many drug...
A Loti Orchid?

A Loti Orchid?

Singapore. What to get for the person that has everything? Naming rights to your very own orchid. Pretty cool. However you just might have to wait 7 years. The time it takes an orchid to grow from seed to blossom.   With over 30,000 varieties of orchid, it is...
Sleeping with the Merlion

Sleeping with the Merlion

Half fish and half lion, a merlion. (That is a new one for me). This mythical creature was created by the Singapore Tourism Board in 1964. It represents a fish/mermaid to symbolize Singapore’s maritime industry and a lion which was spotted by a prince back in 11...
Singapore Supertrees

Singapore Supertrees

So we are back in Singapore gazing at what has to be one of the coolest trees I have ever seen. This is a solar powered super tree, one of 18 just recently opened to the public in June, 2012. They have been described as walking thru Alice in Wonderland. (with such a...