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Friday, 22 August 2014

miss b loves ..... Singapore, the final day (Part 3)

Our final day in Singapore began with a stroll around Little India. It's one of the most colourful and vibrant districts of the city and the air is filled with the aroma of exotic spices. 

It's a riot of colour too with local ladies wearing traditional saris ........ 

It was fascinating to watch the flower vendors making the traditional garlands from jasmine, marigolds and roses. Garlands are placed on the statues of deities as prayer offerings and they are used at weddings and other special occasions. 

More colour greeted us at one of the oldest surviving Chinese villas in Little India. Built in 1900 for the wife of Tan Teng Niah, a prominent Chinese businessman, who owned a successful confectionery business in the area...

We stopped for a while at the Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple, built in 1881 and dedicated to the Hindu goddess Kali, wife of Shiva. 

From a traditional neighbourhood ....to modern Singapore ....

Orchard Road, now a bustling shopping boulevard, takes its name from the nutmeg and pepper plantations that once lined the country road in the 1800s. It's now home to high end shops, department stores, restaurants and cinemas. Lush, green plants and trees line this 2.2 kilometre boulevard.

Sadly we didn't have time for serious shopping but popped into ION Orchard, one of Singapore's stylish malls...where we came across Kikki K an interesting stationery and gift shop ....

TWG Tea was established in Singapore to celebrate the island's history as a trading post for tea and spices and now has branches all over the world.(We first discovered it here in Dubai.) It took a while to choose loose tea to take home ....apparently there are 800 teas!

Final choice ....the exotic sounding
Geisha Blossom and Ocean Voyage!

We can always find time for coffee and a cake! PS Café (another Luxe Guide recommendation)is located in Palais Renaissance, a small upmarket shopping mall further along Orchard Road.

Chic black and white décor!

We were keen to try Singapore street food and decided to make our way to the Central Business District by MRT (Mass Rapid Transit) train to one of the hawker centres, Lau Pa Sat, a beautiful filigree cast-iron Victorian structure dating from 1894.

Inside we were spoilt for choice with so many stalls selling delicious, inexpensive food. 

We finally opted for a Singapore classic.... chicken rice served with a type of broth and delicious dipping sauces. Succulent, tender chicken ...... 

 ......and so our visit to Singapore came to an end but we had certainly packed so much into a few days. 

What shall we remember from this trip? A green, super clean, compact city which is so easy to navigate. Courteous, friendly people, contrasts, colour, cocktails ..... and of course the most beautiful orchids ....

If you missed Parts 1 and 2 you can read them here and here 


  1. Hi Miss B! This is how I imagine Singapore: colorful, friendly and with an amazing history to discover. Looking at and reading about Little India I soon remember as you fisrt defined the city, a mix of old and new, thats wierd to see the other more modern neighbourhood full of shops and high brands. The cafe you picked then is very chic and Id be interesting to try their street food, Im always very curious about foreign kitched. Thanks for the tour Miss B, is like I knew a bit of it as well :) Happy weekend! xo

  2. Another excellent post which I am bookmarking for future reference!! My son is back in Hong Kong after four days in Singapore. He said your posts were very helpful to him. Thank you! Have a beautiful weekend! xoxo

  3. Thank you Sandy. So pleased that your son found the posts useful.

  4. You have me longing for another trip - such gorgeous images!! Enjoy your weekend !!

  5. Loving all the color in the photos from your Singapore posts. And it certainly looks like there is no shortage of delicious food and treats to be had all around the country.

    Rowena @ rolala loves

  6. So much colour, it looks like an incredible cultural, vibrant place!

    Krissie x - http://pearlsofstyle.blogspot.com

  7. That colored building gets me every time. It's so cheerful. The Saris and the women's clothing is pretty also. I'm glad you had a nice visit in Singapore. Sounds like you had a wonderful time.


  8. Hi Miss B, This has been a fabulous tour of an amazing city. Love the colorful buildings and clothing. Your photos are beautiful. You are very talented with your camera. Thank you for sharing this 3 part tour. It was very enjoyable.

    Thank you also for stopping by and your kind comment.
    Have a great weekend.

  9. i love those colorful buildings and saris! looks like a super bright, fun place to be.

  10. Little India looks fabulous! Great posts on Singapore Miss B:) Hope you have a good long weekend!

  11. Wow again such amazing photos !!!


  12. The architecture is incredible and I adore all of these striking colours!! It's been really wonderful reading through your posts on Singapore - especially the delicious food photos!! :)

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  13. Oh miss b, I am loving little India! The colors they wear and the buildings are gorgeous. You had a fabulous time!

  14. Tes photos son superbes, je crois que j'ai très envie d'aller la bas !

  15. c'est tellement coloré, j'adore!


  16. Wonderful photos! I am in love with Singapore now, so, thanks for sharing your experience! Isn't that great the way we bloggers can see the world??

  17. oh wow it looks gorgeous! so vibrant xx britishmermaid.blogspot.co.uk

  18. Singapore looks wonderful. Lots of great pics here as well. Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog post.

    Lisa x

  19. I missed Little India during our trip to SG. Your post made up for that. Hawker stations,sigh, a hot laksa is something I suddenly craved for right now with the chicken rice, yum!

  20. Thank you for taking me on a walk around Singapore!

  21. What a lovely summary of your adventure. Wow Little India is certainly colourful; that villa is stunning - you wouldn't see that in Birmingham ha. I love that you always make time for a bite to eat - it always looks so delicious (and occasionally naughty). I've never bought orchids but they do look beautiful. Looking forward to reading about your next adventure Miss B

  22. Can't believe that this wonderful places are really in Singapore - it looks really like you wear in India :) Congratulations for the colourful pictures and the food you showed made me so hungry now ...

    xx from Germany/Bavaria, Rena


  23. These photos are absolutely stunning (I love all of the color!) Thank you for sharing with us, I enjoyed each an every one of them xo

  24. so jealous of your trip! looks like a beautiful place

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  25. Wow, I didn't know Singapore is so colorful and interesting! I am sure I would enjoy everything there - from the nice buildings, through the garlands from jasmine to the food! I hope that you had a great time!

  26. I absolutely love all of the colors! Reminds me of Puerto Rico a little bi (at least the colorful buildings.)

  27. Enough said miss b, I'm going back to Singapore as soon as I can on my next trip to Asia (fingers crossed). It would also be a time for reunion with old friends which I seem to always do now in my travels, as we're scattered all over the globe. Thank you for sharing your exotic trip to Singapore. Have a lovely weekend :)

  28. So many colourful photos here! Thx for showing us! xo Caroline

  29. Hola Miss B wonderful photos!! Thanks for sharing your beautiful photos!
    I like the architects colorful and flowers .
    And thanks for stop in my blog .
    Have a good day!

  30. What a fantastic trip! I am loving the architecture, the mix of old and new and those gorgeous colourful buildings! x

  31. So much colour and you can feel the atmosphere and culture from your wonderful photos

  32. This is such an enjoyable post. I loved reading about your travelling journey through Singapore. Now, I think i will put this place on my list! I adore colour!! xx/Madison
    Seasoned Versatility // Berlin Style

  33. We were mesmerised by all the colour in Singapore. It really does have so much to offer and I would love to return sometime! Thank you all for your comments. As always, much appreciated!

  34. Really fantastic post!!!
    Absolutely wonderful place to go.....
    Love different cultures and amazing colors around!:)))
    THANKYOU again for this wonderful trip with you,dear miss B.


  35. Great photos. I stayed in a lovely hostel in the Indian part of Singapore about 7 years ago. It was such a vibrant and colourful area. I loved it. X

  36. Λοωε αλλ τηεσε ψολορσ ον τηε ψλοτηεσ ανδ βθιλδινγσ!


  37. Love all these colours on the clothes and buildings!



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