Ten Reasons why Changi is not just an airport but a destination 2

Ten Things to do in Changi Singapore was not just my maiden international haunt – it was also my first ever transit destination. Two decades ago it was Changi airport that greeted me when I landed in this island country enroute to Australia and it has been my favourite airport since. While most airports intimidate me, Changi has always been friendly and I have seamlessly moved among terminals enjoying the sights and sounds, shopping or dining around. My earliest memory of the airport was when I did a broadcast feature on it fifteen years ago and I was amazed to find […]

Changi, Singapore, Singapore Sling, Raffles

Christmas Wonderland Singapore

Postcards from Christmas Wonderland in Singapore 6

Christmas Wonderland Singapore Merry Christmas everyone.  It is the season to be jolly and I am in a Wonderland like Alice, lost in a world of my own at Christmas Wonderland Singapore It is colourful and vibrant in Singapore and I am soaking in the spirit of Yuletide at the Christmas Wonderland Carnival at Gardens of the Bay . Blended with the traditions of Europe, East meets West here as there is a magical atmosphere with carousels and travelling tents, light sculptures and toys. Actually Christmas came a week early for me as Santa sent me a ticket on Tiger […]

Deepavali Bonanza 11

Ive been in for a lot of surprises this year and another one greeted me today. I had been out the entire day and was rather tired when I finally got back home about a couple of hours ago. A parcel had landed in the afternoon for me and the cover mentioned it was from Singapore Tourism. When I opened it, I found a box of chocolates with a Deepavali greeting card waiting for me. A few months ago, STB had invited me to cover their Youth Olympic Games and now, they were kind enough to remember me and send […]

Singapore in three days 24

Its tough to touch, feel and see any country in a few days , especially if you are a traveller like me. But if you are visiting Singapore as a tourist or on business and you have anything between a few hours to three days in hand, you can still get to experience the country based on your interests. There are no must sees – it just depends on what you want to see . For instance, while we were at Changi airport on transit, we decided to go over to the orchid garden and then an airport official recommended a […]

A photofeature on the Youth Olympic Games, Singapore 23

My tryst with Singapore has always been filled with tourist attractions. But this time, I was lured to Singapore by a sporting event . Sitting in the stadium and listening to the cheers that reverberated through the stands, it was amazing to experience the energy out here. The opening ceremony of the Youth Olympic Games that saw more than 200 countries participating was just about to begin. My goodie bag was filled with trinkets that added to the light and sound of the event .The performances were vibrant and the stadium cheered as the athletes marched on. The Olympics anthem was […]