Thursday, January 28, 2010

Sentosa Beach of Singapore 2

The island was renamed “Sentosa” in 1972, which represents peace and tranquility in Malay language visited by five million visitors every year. Sentosa offers several attractions such as museums and other facilities to provide a variety of experiences, recreation and entertainment to visitors.

Some of the attractions are listed down here;

Tiger Sky Tower

The Tiger Sky Tower or Carlsberg Sky Tower is free-standing observation tower on Sentosa. It offers a panoramic view of Sentosa, and the Southern Islands. Those who love panoramic photography will enjoy the ride and will get excellent panoramic view of Singapore.

Butterfly Park and Insect Kingdom

It is a landscape garden with over 15,000 live butterflies, representing more than fifty species. The Insect Kingdom houses some 3,000 species of rare insects from around the world. Nature photography will take place here and especially those who love to take detail with macro lens will enjoy this garden.

Underwater World and Dolphin Lagoon

Underwater World is located on the western part of Sentosa. It has more than 2,500 marine and fresh-water animals of 250 species from different regions of the world.

Songs of the Sea

It is a show in the sea — boasting spectacular pyrotechnics displays, a live cast and an open-air viewing gallery which can comfortably accommodate 2,500 visitors.

Others attractions are Sentosa 4D Magix, Sentosa CineBlast, Fort Siloso,Musical Fountain and a lot more you can enjoy.

Sentosa Beach of Singapore

Sentosa beach is one of the tourist attractions in Singapore.It is famous for its gentle sea breeze, which provide a pleasant environment and its sunset which attract most of the amateur photographers. Probably having the largest shore among beaches in Singapore where visitors can play and enjoy the atmosphere.

No other place is better to take sunset photography in Singapore than Sentosa Beach.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Japanese Garden

Rock Garden is part of the Japanese Garden.

Japanese Garden, Singapore

Japanese Garden is built on an artificial island and located next to the Chinese Garden just cross over the bridge. Both are accessible by train, alight at Chinese Garden station, west of Singapore.

Unlike Chinese Garden, Japanese Garden design is more minimalist and abstract, with emphasis on simplicity and offer the sense of nature. It is based on the gardening techniques which prevailed from the Muromachi period (1392 – 1568) to the Momoyama period (1568 – 1615) in Japan.

Several arched bridges over lily-filled ponds and streams as well as traditional summer houses all add to the serene and tranquil surroundings of the garden.

The most attracting scene for photographers are those red colored arched bridges and some huge rocks there, which enhance the landscape of the garden.

Strongly recommend for Landscape and Nature Photography and try to visit there if you happen to be in Singapore.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Chinese Garden, Singapore

The 7-stories pagoda is situated on a small hill in the Chinese Garden, and the design follows the style of Ling Ku Temple Pagoda at Nanjing, China. It is cool and windy once you go up, and one can enjoy the surrounding scenery and probably the best site of Chines garden (for me).
Chinese Garden was built in 1975 and garden design was by a well-known architect from Taiwan, and the concept is based on Chinese gardening art. It is located next to Chinese Garden train Station.
The Garden provide a peaceful atmosphere to visitors who go there for either walk or jog or enjoy the landscaped grounds. It is famous for almost all amateur and professional photographers who love nature photography. Probably the most beautiful place for wedding photography by the bridges and pagodas. Not only that, family photography or picnic should also be considered since it is the most quiet, decent and beautiful place in Singapore.
  With maximum effort, years of planning and cultivation, Singapore has became well known as Garden City. There are are several gardens and parks and some of these include Singapore Botanic Garden, Chinese Garden, Japanese Garden, Forth Canning Park, East Coast Park, Bishan Park, Telok Blangah Park and Pulau Ubin Recreation Area.
One of the fundamental aspects of Garden City concept is the road side landscaping or greenery. As Singapore progress, there is a danger of losing landscapes and thus landscape maintenance and landscape design are becoming critical in building the Garden City.