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     Volume 2 Issue 35 | September 09, 2007|


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Singapore - The city of dreams

N.S Antara

It was one of the best experiences of my life. Together with my husband I went to the beautiful city of Singapore few weeks back. After my Honors' final examinations, I got break and decided to go there. In fact, it was my first journey abroad. It was a tour of one week and I really enjoyed every hour of it.

We were at Orchard Road and that time there was 'Sale' in the shops. Naturally, lots of people rushed there to buy things they needed at discount rates. We divided our entire tour into phases so that we could go to many popular tourist places like exciting Night Safari, Bird Park, China town Heritage Centre, and Asian Civilization Museum. There were sufficient bus services, taxies, and Modern Mass Rapid Transit rail (MRT) which ensure hassle-free and extremely affordable journey. We went for Nigh Safari and Bird Park by this special bus service. Singapore's Night Safari is the first wild life park specially built for night visits. Unlike an ordinary Zoo the Night Safari is a unique night adventure in its own right. As the sun sets, a different world slowly comes to life. At the Night Safari it was exciting experience to see the rhinoceros, hear the laughter of a pack of striped hyenas or watch giraffes glide serenely across the plain in the still of the night.

On the second day we went to Chinatown Heritage Centre, where we saw the life of the ethnic Chinese in early Singapore. In those days everyone lived in rented cubicles of shop houses, which were often overcrowded and disease stricken. The Asian Civilization Museum is another focus on the heritage of Asian Cultures. It was a nice day and we wandered from one place to another. But it was nice to know that in Singapore eight in ten people have their own cell phones.

We went on a cruise over the Singapore River. It is said that if someone is strolling along the river and stumbles over something, that might be because they suddenly find themselves looking at some life like and life size bronze sculptures. Hence it is tagged as the 'people of the river'. These symbolize the life styles of early inhabitants along the river.

In Singapore there are lots of worshiping places. Abdul Gafur Mosque, Hajjah Fatimah Mosque and many such places allow people to pray.

The days flew by and it was time to come back to Bangladesh. I came back but carried home with me plenty of beautiful memories.

(Student of Jahangirnagar University)


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