Greetings and salutations my excellent friends! It’s time for the last video from our Winter SEAsia trip (I know I’ve said this before, but this time I mean it). Today, I’m going to share with you part of our trip through Singapore!
Our adventure started off in Singapore’s Chinatown. It’s a really cool area and one that I really recommend. The old shop houses are totally cool and really capture the look and feel of the area. You’ll see these throughout many of the older areas in Asia, but none have really been as well as preserved as we have seen here.
The next area we walked past was Pagoda Street featuring the giant Gopuram of Sri Mariamman Temple (ornate entrance to Hindu Temple). It’s really cool to look at. Just a few hundred meters away is the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum.
Out of all the places we visited in Singapore, this was our favorite. We actually went there every single day. It is an AWESOME place to go. The temple is built in Tang Dynasty style and is four stories high. It is probably one of the best museums on Buddhism I have ever seen. The tooth relic room blew my mind.
These three places can all be reached within 400m of the Chinatown metro station.
Then we went to one of the many areas where “hawker food” is available. Hawker food is the same as street food, but called hawker food because of the British influence on Singapore. We then saw a short film about Singapore and traveled to the Garden By The Bay to take in the Super Tree Grove and domes.
All in all, it was a fantastic day.