As promised, this is part two of insta-worthy places in Singapore.
You can check out Part 1 HERE
In this post, I’m gonna share with you my next few insta-worthy places in Singapore.
The last time I actually visited the Chinese Garden was more than 10 years ago. I have no recollection of how the place looks like.
The Chinese Garden is a 13.5 hectare garden that was built in 1975 by the renowned Taiwanese architect Professor Yuen-chen Yu.
Within the gardens, you will find ponds, streams, a Chinese Pagoda, Bonsai trees and statues of Chinese heroes which make the Chinese Gardens the ideal place for you to enjoy some serenity.
The Stone Boat, Pagodas, Pavilions, Bonsai Garden, the Live Turtle, bridges, Tea House, Stone Lions and Tortoise Museum are some of the artistic masterpieces that stand out in the garden. The bridges at the Chinese Garden represent good luck!
The Chinese Garden is also the perfect place to visit during the Chinese New Year and the Mid-Autumn Festival. Come and enjoy art and culture entertainment from live Kungfu and acrobatic shows. It is also common to find couples shooting wedding photos within the gardens as they capture their special day in this beautiful location.
The Chinese Garden is so big with almost 6000 sq. meters of beautiful space, that we got lost and couldn’t find our way to the exit.
From funky murals to quirky cafes and bars to cool boutiques, Haji Lane is definitely on my list on insta-worthy places in Singapore.
Known as Singapore’s original indie neighbourhood, Haji Lane is a popular spot for not only tourists, but locals as well!
After exploring the area, you can enjoy a meal or coffee at one of the many popular cafes like I am Cafe and Selfie Coffee.
Masjid Sultan Mosque
Masjid Sultan Mosque is located in Kampong Glam area, which is located in Arab Street. It was built in the early 1800s, when Sultan Hussain Shah, Ruler of Temasek (the former name of Singapore) proposed to build a mosque. These days it’s considered the “national mosque” of Singapore.
The original Masjid Sultan Mosque was demolished after about a century to make way for the current building, which was completed in 1932.
The last on my list of insta-worthy places in Singapore is Petain Road. The row of houses is known for its eclectic style. The name “Petain” is quite controversial as it was named after Henri-Philippe Pétain, a decorated World War 1 French general who led France to victory against Germany in 1918. However, he worked with the Nazis and adopted repressive measures against the Jews when he became Chief of State. He was later convicted for treason and sentenced to life imprisonment.
There was a campaign by the French community to change the name of the road as they did not want to honour a disgraced French general, but it was not successful as many people were already used to the name.
Hope you guys enjoyed this post and if you’re ever in Singapore, do go visit these places!
Till next time…..