Back to nature....FISHING
Singapore is surrounded by water.
Wherever you are in Singapore if u just drive in any direction for 10-40 mins you will hit a shoreline.
Fishing is one of a passtime which is getting more popular with the young.
Fishing at bedok jetty can be very exciting - from huge barramundis to the tiny sardines baitfish or herrings...
More info here http://fishforfood.blogspot.com
Website: http://www.fishios.blogspot.com Fishing for Barracuda in Bedok Jetty
Religions in Singapore
Most Singaporeans celebrate the major festivals associated with their respective religions. The variety of religions is a direct reflection of the diversity of races living there. The Chinese are predominantly followers of Buddhism, Taoism, Shenism, Christians, Catholics and some considered as 'free-thinkers' (Those who do not belong to any religion). Malays have the Muslims and Indians are Hindus. There is a sizeable number of Muslims and Sikhs in the Indian population. Religious tolerance is essential in Singapore. In fact, religions often cross racial boundaries and some even merge in unusual ways in this modern country. Younger Singaporeans tend to combine a little of the mysteries of the older generation with the realistic world that they know of today. Religion is still an integral part of the cosmopolitan Singapore. Many of its most interesting buildings are religious, be it old temples, modern churches, or exotic mosques.
Taoism, Confucianism, Buddhism, and ancestral worship are combined into a versatile mix in Chinese temples. Followers of the Tao (The Way) adhere to the teachings of the ancient Chinese legend, Lao Tzu. They are concerned with the balance of the Yin and Yang, which are opposite forces of heaven and earth, male and female. Feng Shui, literally translated as wind and water, also originated from Yin and Yang. Ancestral worship is common and the spirits of the dead, like the gods themselves, are appeased with offerings. Most Buddhists are of the Mahayana school although there are some from the Theravada school. In Singapore, the Buddhist faith is linked with Taoism and the practical doctrine of Confucianism.
Christian churches were actually established with the arrival of various missionaries after the coming of Sir Stamford Raffles. Together with Buddhism, Islam, and Hinduism, Christianity is considered one of the four main religions today. There is quite a large number of Christians on the island.
Singaporean Girls (SIA)
Singapore girls with the Singapore smile has been a trademark of Singapore Airlines.
If you have flown SIA, you cannot help noticing the consistent broad white flash of straight teeth with hot towels to welcome you on board as you finally found your seat in the cabin.
Apparently, many air hostesses are recruited from Malaysia and other countries. Yet the smile is made in Singapore.
It seems cheezy but it works. Wonder how many hours of training to learn to smile the SIA way until it becomes natural and beaming. Keep it up :)
It's Christmas Light-Ups Once Again! (Orchard Rd)
In Singapore, we celebrate Christmas...not with snow but with LIGHT-UPS...the Singapore style! Every year, Orchard Road, also known as Singapore's main shopping haven, will be lavishly decorated with light-ups...based on different themes. All the shopping centres along Orchard Road will be busy decorating and coming up with the best light-ups. The light-ups will usually start one month prior to Christmas. So the whole of November...Orchard Road will be the busiest place in Singapore...full of tourists and locals...posing and taking a snapshot with Christmas trees! My personal favourite of all the shopping centres' decorations will have to be TANGS. Every year I will be waiting anxiously to see what theme they will come up with and carry through their Christmas campaign...so do keep a look out if you intend to spend a sunny and glittery Christmas here, in Singapore.
Take an umbrella...
One extra suitcase for the shopping Very light clothes, cool stuff to go out, and an umbrella !!! Travel light ! I always carry a collection of miniature format...no big bottles... what else than a cool pocket size digital camera Camping....not really
Beach...oh yeah !
Outdoor Gear...well... Think tropical...