It’s been a blessing to have 2023 feel more like we’re entering a post-pandemic chapter and I’m here for it! Plans are being made, schedules are being filled and life is moving along.
With things moving along and more plans being made again, I find that time is flying by! My to do lists are long and I’m always trying to play catch up and do all the things and make all the appointments and tick off the to dos. I mean, I thought the year just started two days ago and suddenly, it’s May! How, what, where. Next thing you know, I’ll be on a plane to Hong Kong for my long awaited trip. :)
Having this long weekend is very welcomed and I wanted to focus on having a restful weekend. Work has been busy and if there’s one thing I’ve learned after several jobs, it’s that trying to find rest in the middle of it all is very important. :)
In the theme of rest, I wanted to share about the Gallop Extension at the Singapore Botanic Gardens, which is such a lovely place to visit in Singapore. So many of my friends and colleagues travel so frequently and extensively and while I think it’s a wonderful privilege and a joy to have the ability to travel and experience different countries and cultures, I have no qualms about sharing that I haven’t left Singapore in six years! Life keeps me busy! Plus, Singapore is a beautiful city that has many wonderful places and experiences to offer, I never take it for granted that I get to to call it home. :)
Last year, I visited the Gallop Extension in Botanic Gardens and I’ve added it to my list of favourite places in Singapore. :) The two black and white houses, Gallop House No. 7 (Inverturret) and Gallop House No. 5 (Atbara) have been conserved and turned into public spaces with a botanical art gallery, a Forest Discovery Centre and there’s even a cafe nearby, meant for the public to enjoy for free and the whole area is just peaceful and relaxing.
I went on a very sunny day and there were people taking pictures and filming tiktoks, enjoying picnics, wandering around exploring like me and just generally having a good time. Here are my snapshots and I hope they inspire you to visit (or re-visit!) our Botanic Gardens again. :)
Gallop Extension, Singapore Botanic Gardens
Admission: Open to public, free admission.
(Details on various opening times found in website link below)
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