The hot sticky air confronted us as we stepped out of the airport. The relief of the humid environment dissolved as we thawed from the 8 hour flight, and we set in for a hot 3 days.
YAYOI KUSAMA: Life is the Heart of a Rainbow
We purchased an e-ticket online before we left Australia – which would ordinarily help to avoid the ques, although our session starting at 10am meant to was fairly quiet at the National Gallery of Singapore.
We both loved Kusama’s exhibition, spending the first half of the day exploring her colourful take on the world.
The 5th floor of the National Gallery has views over Marina Bays Sands, an absolute must see! We even came back after dinner to finish the exhibition and see the view at night.
The way to Arab Street had stop overs at an art supply shop, a cat themed quirky shop (with real cat) and the ‘Tales of the Malay World’ exhibition at the National Library.
We also found a tailor to copy my much loved 1950’s vintage dress and had dessert for dinner!
At the beginning of day 2 we made our way over to the Art Science Museum at Marina Bay Sands via taxi.
Our favourite exhibition on display was the Future World: Where Art Meets Science. The exhibition explores the themes of nature, town, park and space by using digital and inactive technologies. The immersive art was vibrant and intense, I would recommend the exhibition.
We then wandered around Gardens by the Bay and saw the Cloud Forest Conservatory and the Flower Dome. Both were overwhelmingly beautiful and curated to create to unique environment.
And rushed back to the city for a dress fitting!
Singapore Zoo and the Great Escape
The highlight from Singapore Zoo was watching to Patas monkeys escape! A branch had fallen on the electric wire and shorted it out- one of the young Patas worked it out a swam across the water, out of their enclosure and up a tree- 2 other Patas followed. The zoo keepers must have had fun trying to get them back!
My other favourites where the Hamadryas Baboons and the White Tiger.
After the zoo and three days exploring we were pretty tired and made our way to the airport for as soon as check in opened- leaving lots of time for airport shopping at Changi!
one 13.5 hour flight + 1hr flight later, hello Edinburgh!