Gardens by the Bay’s Flower Power

Over the past few months, Gardens by the Bay has put on some temporary displays at its Flower Dome that have been fun to photograph. First there was Lilytopia in June and then the Orchid Extravaganza that was part of the Singapore Garden Festival. Having missed the events earlier this year (tulips, cherry blossoms), I now make a point to check their website for upcoming features. I think it's time I bought their annual membership!

More photos from Lilytopia below (there...

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Otowa Yakitori – My Vote for Singapore’s Best Yakitori

Otowa Yakitori is possibly Singapore's best yakitori restaurant - it's an authentic, hole-in-the-wall place with no frills but an intense attention to the quality of its food. The chicken skin is grilled evenly crispy and the quail eggs melt-in-your mouth.

As a measure of its authenticity, Otowa serves a variety of raw chicken which is only possible because the restaurant gets its chicken delivered on the day that it's slaughtered. However, it's the cooked food that I like.

Located on...

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Andre – Still the Premier Restaurant in Singapore

Restaurant Andre remains on top of my list for fine-dining restaurants in Singapore. My one gripe is that dinner here is quite pricey so coming for lunch was much more palatable and no less satisfying. Frankly, its two Michelin stars were no surprise to me. I've always found that Chef Andre's cooking is pleasingly creative but easy to eat as well and that his standards are on par with that of many illustrious restaurants elsewhere.

Andre only serves a set menu and lunch consisted of a...

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Fancy Garden Gnomes? Singapore Garden Festival 2016 Pics

Garden by the Bay

The Singapore Garden Festival is biennial event that showcases floral and garden designs with global contributors competing for prizes. Lasting just one week, it was evident that participants took a lot of time to put together the exhibits, ranging from floral displays to the latest landscaping ideas to large fantasy gardens and back to plants displayed like bento boxes. There were giant twirling floral arrangements in the lake at the Gardens by the Bay and tons of garden gnomes in a...

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