The Best Ecotourism Ever!

Lets talk about what I liked the most about Singapore and Malaysia.

On my recent vacation to Singapore and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia  there were many wondrous, new things I saw. Some exotic, some beyond description. What struck me the most was, despite being cities and urban and  modern, a major chunk of the tourism was dedicated to the flora and fauna of the islands and bringing together nature and technology in a perfect harmony by using technology to make the experience comfortable for both visitors and the animals.

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A white peacock I caught posing at Underwater World.

These were truly wonderful and are what sets these places apart, which is what I feel the point of traveling to a place is.What’s special about it, what cannot be found anywhere else. What is uniquely its own and is what it boasts of. So, this post is an appreciation, a dedication and a review all rolled into one for the ecotourism at Singapore and Malaysia.

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Tulips at the Flower Dome Conservatory.

Some of these places were:-

  •  River Safari, Singapore.

A wonderfully executed collection of the river ecosystems of the world, of animals that thrive in and around rivers.

  • Night Safari, Singapore.

A greatly efficient safari that shows you the night time wildlife in rainforests. A great animal show called “Creatures Of The Wild” takes place here that should not be missed.

  • Underwater World, Sentosa Islands, Singapore.

A beautiful aquarium world, which takes you in the oceans around the islands and the beautiful aquatic life here. A fun “Seal and Dolphin Show” takes place here that is definitely a must-watch.

  • Jurong Bird Park

Probably one of the oldest bird parks, Jurong is a bird watcher’s heaven. Here you can be one with the many winged messengers that dot the skies and the ecosphere around the islands and other places. An exciting “High Flyers Show” with many exotic birds is one of the best things to attend here.

  • Gardens By The Bay ,Singapore

This complex includes three waterfront gardens, two beautiful cooled conservatories called the Flower Dome and the Cloud Forest, the Supertree grove with many other gardens is one of a kind and truly amazing. The various flower scents mingling, the scenic view of the whole city and the beautiful sea make it a wonderful place to be at, especially in the night.

  • Singapore Zoo

Singapore’s beautiful national zoo, which the aforementioned night safari is a part of. It boasts of many species of animals.

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Looking at all these animals and birds of various different kinds, coming in different shapes, sizes and forms coexisting together makes for a experience that teaches you two things.One,  how much the little things we do is threatening the very existence of this animal world and two, a lesson in unity. In the light of the many issues plaguing the world today, its a lesson we still have a long way to learn.

All pictures have been taken by me.

 

The Best Universal Studios Ever!

Lets talk about Universal Studios,Singapore and my day there,today.

I visited Singapore and Malaysia with my family this summer and can officially state how much I’m in love with these beautifully amazing places.The next few posts will be about my vacation and things I saw during the vacation that were unique and something I’d never seen before. This one,I dedicate to my favorite part of the vacation,the day we spent at Universal Studios,Sentosa Gateway,Singapore.

I’ve talked about my love for new experiences,adventure and movies before and Universal Studios,being the coming together of all three,was something I was anticipating going to with unmasked excitement.And,it ended up living up to the anticipation,expectations and was much more than I could have imagined.

Universal Studios is a theme adventure park in many places across the world that takes you to the world of movies, fantasy  and things beyond real life. Contrary to popular belief, Universal Studios is not only a place where children or teenagers can enjoy. Moreover, I felt like everyone, whatever age they may be will find something at Universal catering to their interests and enjoyment. We also found people from all parts of the world and of all ages there, enjoying themselves, only concreting this belief.

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The entrance :Hollywood.

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Here is my list of the top 10 rides and attractions that I feel everyone can enjoy and shouldn’t miss if they go to Universal Studios :-

  1. Transformers:The Ride at Sci-fi City.(This is the best.Repeat it,if you can afford to.)

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    The Transformers characters we met right ousdie the ride.
  2. Rapids Adventure at Jurassic Park.
  3. Puss In Boots Giant Journey at Far Far Away.DSC_0647

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    Welcome to Far Far Away.
  4. Waterworld,the water show at Waterworld.
  5. Revenge Of The Mummy at Ancient Egypt.(This is a high-speed indoor rollercoaster with many sudden drops,twists and turns.Just a disclaimer.)

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    Entrance to Ancient Egypt.
  6. Lights!Camera!Action! at New York.(Hosted by Steven Spielberg.)
  7. A Crate Adventure at Madagascar.
  8. Canopy Flyer at the Lost World.
  9. Battlestar Galactica:Human(This and the next are a pair of high-speed outdoor dueling rollercoasters with drops,turns that turn you upside down at many instances.Again,a disclaimer.)
  10. Battlestar Galactica:Cylon at Sci-Fi City.

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    The rollercoasters at war.

Apart from these,there are many live shows,character meet and greets and themed food services to avail from.The atmosphere at Universal Studies is electric and it feels like a completely different world where you forget all your worries and only enjoy yourself to the fullest.For me,the amount of fun I had at Universal is hard to put in words but the adrenaline rush,the sheer amount of joy and happiness you feel there,the constant ever helping smiles on the faces  of the ride operators and other staff and  just the amount of love I felt for the place are forever treasured and stowed away somewhere in my heart.

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The Live Show outside Mel’s Drive In.

 

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Far Far Away:An accurate representation of what I felt like at Universal Studios.

 

To make my adoration of the place obvious, in conclusion,I will say only two things. I felt so sad while leaving because it felt like stepping out of the best dream I’ve ever had. I also feel like my version of heaven is probably a Universal Studios. You get the idea.

All pictures have been clicked by me.