Though physically small, Singapore is an economic giant. It has been Southeast Asia’s most modern city for over a century, and by travelling there you expect to see skyscrapers, traffic jam and other downtown aspects ... but surpise! Singapore is a real model of a “green city” and with the Government’s help, they turned it from “Garden City” to a “City in a Garden”. The famous Gardens by the Bay with its Supertree Grove, is considered to be a national symbol that stands for the Safe & Green environment. And this is what you see all over Singapore, ultra contemporary architecture that is harmoniously combined with tropical greenery, nature reserves and lush. Our stay in Singapore, made me to truly realize the importance of nature and the environment that we create around it. Living in a green city is not a cliche, it is real and 100% possible!
It is the most popular island holiday destination in the Indonesian archipelago, being known for great surf, spiritual rituals, ancient temples, active volcanos and of course, exotic beaches. Even so, I think I had too big expectations from the Island of Gods, and the reality didn’t match with the paradise description. Indeed, there are thousands of temples, since almost every family owns one, there are those big and beautiful rice terraces that you see in the brochures, monkey forests and a big variety of activities like rafting, safari, elephant ride and so on … but nothing is that special that makes Bali a top exotic destination. I simply can’t compare it to Thailand or any other exotic trip that I’ve had, but this is only my opinion. Tripadvisor still recommends Bali as the destination of the year :) After all, this is the beauty of travelling, to experience and to compare!