The Standard Chartered Marathon 2016

This year Standard Chartered marathon was held this weekend here in Singapore. The starting point is in Orchard Road and culminated in Padang area fronting the National Gallery building.

This is a yearly event and one of the most participated marathon being organized here in Singapore. This year there were about 46,000 runners took part. The half and full marathons were flagged off simultaneously in Orchard Road and later joined by the 10K racers at Esplanade Drive.

Palawan Beach at Sentosa Island, Singapore

Among the attraction of Sentosa Island is the stretch of sheltered beach on its southern coast. Some parts were artificially built, reclaimed using sand from Indonesia and Malaysia to make it attractive for swimming recreation. The entire stretch is separated into three and named Tanjong beach, Palawan beach, and Siloso beach.

The Flower Dome at Gardens by the Bay Singapore

The Flower Dome is the twin cooled conservatory of the Cloud Forest. The main attraction at this cooled conservatory  is of course flowers and plants from Mediterranean regions, South Africa, California, Australia, and South America. It is also home to a collection of plants from deserts all over the world and showcases the adaptations of plants to arid environments.

Langkawi Trip: Experiencing SkyCab

Cable car is one mode of transportation that transport passengers to uplands and mostly for recreation purposes. Langkawi island in Malaysia has one.  The cable car here is not for the faint-hearted. Not only it has the longest cable, a total length of 2.2 km (1.4 mi), it holds a world record of the steepest incline at 42 degrees!

On Traveling Business Class

In all of my travels whether local or overseas, I always take economy class. My thinking is that it is same whether you are on an economy or in business class as you are riding the same plane.

The Cloud Forest at Gardens by the Bay, Singapore

One of the key attractions at the Gardens by the Bay is the Cloud Forest. It is one of the 2 cooled conservatories that confined a 35-meter man-made mountain and waterfalls. The Cloud Forest were contained flora of a moist climate region found at a height of 1,000m to 3,500m above the sea level.