Orchard and Orchids

I did not get around to writing this post yesterday evening as we were absolutely shattered after walking somewhere in the vicinity of 15 to 20km.

We set off in the morning to take a stroll along Orchard Road and see what all of the fuss is about shopping on Orchard Road.  As I had suspected I was not impressed but definitely not disappointed as it pretty well met my expectations.  However, we did not leave completely empty-handed as we each bought a new umbrella as well as 2 pairs of socks for me – all from Uniqlo.

As we left the retail madness of Orchard Road we walked past a tailoring business where the smooth-talking tailor wanted to make long trousers for GMan.  He was wearing shorts for a reason – it was 33 degrees and we are on holidays!  We had to do a bit of fast talking to shake off this persistent salesman but he did volunteer the information that we were ‘not far’ from the Botanic Gardens.

Since the gardens were on our list of places to go we decided that yesterday was a good day to do it.  We took in about 1/3 of the total area of the gardens but the highlight was definitely the National Orchid Garden for which there is a small admission cost.  There was no doubt of its worth.

Here is a selection of what we saw at the gardens.

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016 098 059To finish off a full day we headed out in the evening to see the Sound & Light Show at Gardens by the Bay.

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