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    Singapore: Changi Airport Orchid Gardens

    There goes the Tutubi again in another company-sponsored trip to Singapore to attend a business conference and again found himself in the modern and green gateway to the Lion City: Changi Airport.

    The first time the Tutubi has been to this amazing green space in fascinating Changi Airport of Singapore was when the Tutubi was en route to Mumbai.

    Now again disembarked the Tutubi, flapped his transparent wings, in the gateway to Surprising Singapore.

    What differentiates this airport terminal from all the others I've seen is their vibrant, colorful and soothing to the weary eyes of travellers orchid and fern gardens.

    The fernwood garden...err...fern gully...err fern forest in low light
    Acrostichum: The same kind of ferns that abound in the Sierra Madre; loved them cooked with coconut milk or the delectable fern (pako) salad at Kinabuhayan cafe (Apologies for the obvious use of flash since it's really dark and I don't dabble in Photoshop to tweak my pictures)

    The orchid garden offers a serene spot amidst one of the busiest airports in the world

    One of the orchids, up close and personal

    singapore changi airport

    A relaxing spot with a lagoon full of colorful kois (japanese carp) in a tranquil corner of this regional hub

    Changi Airport offers free Internet access kiosks, free wi-fi (wireless Internet for those with notebooks), endless shopping opportunities particularly electronics (had my 30GB Ipod video bought here as well as my first digital camera: the Canon Ixus IIs), convenient conveyors, efficient customs and immigration counters and lots of those voluptuous flight attendants of Singapore Airlines.

    Official website of Changi Airport here

    Coming up: Surprising Singapore Series :)

    Tags: 新加坡, >シンガポール, 싱가포르, Singapour, Singapur


    posted by GingGoy @ 11:30 PM,


    At Jul 4, 2007, 6:38:00 PM, Blogger Pepe said...

    Wow i been there already before, magandang place sya....! I still have the videos and photos of the place, parang mini-city sa loob ng airport ha-ha....! Anyways, tungkol dun sa tanong mo about hawaiian toads.... I thinks it's the unique sound they produce during rainy seasons that got them their name.... Parang yung rapid drum beats on bamboo poles ba na gamit sa " tahitian dancing ", kaya hawaiian toads ang tawag sa kanila....! Their colors has nothing to do with the pineapples too ha-ha....! =)

    At Jul 4, 2007, 6:48:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Wow, I love the orchids! It's beautiful!


    At Jul 5, 2007, 12:20:00 AM, Blogger sadako said...

    hello tutubi! (i like the name. astig) I tagged you in my "Not again..." post :)

    At Jul 5, 2007, 3:54:00 AM, Blogger Wil said...

    Can't forget about the voluptuous Singapore airline stewardesses, of course. hehehe

    anyway, what an interesting way to design an airport. Looks very relaxing. With free internet, too. On a side note, they're a strict gov't though, I hear.

    At Jul 5, 2007, 5:53:00 AM, Blogger carlotta1924 said...

    waw ang ganda naman nung orchids.

    masarap ba kumain ng ferns?

    At Jul 5, 2007, 12:25:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    luv the blue/purple orchids! you got the name for that?

    thanks for visiting my blog, tutubi. I'll keep visiting your site from now on.


    At Jul 5, 2007, 1:39:00 PM, Blogger Mari said...

    Wow, you have a good collection of orchids here...a collector's dream. And very good photography, as well.

    Will link you up right now.

    At Jul 5, 2007, 3:16:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    singapore airport is my place of transit (also bangkok) in the past 10 years, that i have almost memorized all its nooks and corners. how i love changi airport--so convenient, you could even take a train to go downtown. my favorite nook? SQ first class lounge!

    when i have time, i even go to the airport (from hotel) early just to catch those free city tours. i always envy singapore--compare the sad state of our airport.

    At Jul 6, 2007, 11:21:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    "There goes the Tutubi again in another company-sponsored trip to Singapore..."

    You are sooo lucky, Tutubi!:)

    At Jul 6, 2007, 8:06:00 PM, Blogger pieterbie said...

    wow this is pretty refreshing for an airport.
    Thanks for linking to me, I'll return you the favour!

    At Jul 7, 2007, 12:39:00 AM, Blogger -= dave =- said...

    Nothing beats greenery for relaxation. Yup we have giant ferns in our mountains. I saw some in Mt. Isarog in Bicol. Hm, so ferns are edible, I wonder how they tastes. But there's no surprise that they can tolerate saline soil conditions. Being the early kind of plant, even one of the first land organisms, they must have started growing near the sea.

    Anyway, where's the pic of the voluptuous flight attendant?

    At Jul 7, 2007, 3:52:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Man, man, man. Nothing beats a free trip. Hehe. Great photos, nakakainggit. Hehe.

    At Jul 9, 2007, 2:44:00 AM, Blogger Alternati said...

    Great pics of a great place. Haven't been to Singapore myself. So near yet so far.

    Nothing beats an overseas company trip. hehe... Hope you had loads of fun in spite of work. :)

    At Jul 9, 2007, 12:48:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Wow! Never been to Singapore...but I hope someday I will!

    Thanks for dropping by my blog!


    At Jul 9, 2007, 11:52:00 PM, Blogger Abaniko said...

    I think we went there for the same reason. Hehe. Magkapitbahay pa pala tayo ah. :)

    At Nov 8, 2007, 2:58:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Thanks for great content.I'm very nice and I like.[^_^]
    Nice site you got here !
    Be sure to check out my blog about Orchid Care Tips

    At May 11, 2010, 6:32:00 PM, Anonymous Hussain said...

    Wow. Never been to Singapore. Hoping to be there early next month.

    At Jun 29, 2010, 5:11:00 PM, Anonymous Hussain said...

    Just got back from Singapore. I was there just for 03 days with my wife and 8 yr old son. Beautiful place, people so kind and sweet specially the lady at the Nandos/near Bugis station. she so helpful guided us how to go to Sentosa and givin us the what color train to take and to transfer. love to go there again

    At Apr 12, 2011, 9:01:00 PM, Anonymous anonymous said...

    hi im planning to go singapore this weekend,my authenticated letter n me embassy singapore meron pb ibang ask un immigration dito rather than that.thank u


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