Saturday, 23 May 2009


Home again after a fun time in Singapore.
Grab a coffee and have a look at some of my photos

It was wonderful to spend so long with my brother Greg and his wife Judy.
They live in a lovely condominium in Upper Changi Road East in a rooftop apartment.

My brother cooked a wonderful Steamboat dinner for us


Singapore Racing Club - night meeting

Max and I having drinks at an Irish Pub
called Muddy Waters on Orchard Road

Chandeliers at Shangri-lah

Max and I about to go upstairs
at Shangri-lah for High Tea
Gorgeous light fitting at Shangri-lah

Sunrise from my brothers rooftop
As you can see it is quite close to the airport

Saw this chair on the beach while
walking to the yacht club from Pasir Ris Park

Lunch at Pasir Ris park

Huge Birds Nest fern in tree at Pasir Ris Park

Brunch of Roti Pratia at Tampines Food Court

Sunset from my brothers rooftop garden

Max and I also went to Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia
for a couple of days
Menara Kuala Lumpur Tower
Mmmm.. yummy afternoon tea from Menara

View from Menara Kuala Lumpur Tower where we had
afternoon tea in the revolving retaurant

View from our hotel window - Petronas Towers

Great chandelier at Hotel Istana in Kuala Lumpur

Difficult living conditions in Kuala Lumpur
Petronas Towers

Great view from the Petronas Towers

Max and I at Petronas Towers

Chijmes used to be a convent but now houses
boutiques and bars/restaurants

Court yard at Raffles

Raffles - had drinks in the Long Bar and did some gift shopping

St Andrews Church opposite one of the many bus stops we waited at

View from the Singapore Flyer

Arab Street shops - great fabrics

Drinks with Judy my SIL at Blu Jaz - great for nightlife

Fabulous architecture

The swing bridge at Sentosa lead to the
Southern Most Point of Continental Asia
Great view from one of the Bars on Sentosa

Lots of construction going on in Singapore

Flamingos at Jurong Bird Park


Tara said...

Somehow i know this trip will inspire your art!

Katrina said...

Hi Alison, WOW what amazing photos and what an experience you have had. Loved hearing about your trip. Bet you are planning your next one haha.

Gail McCormack said...

Welcome back Alison


Thanks for the fabulous photos, I poured myself a Zero coke instead of a coffee and enjoyed the tour!!

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

Amazing photos Alison. You and Max managed to fit a lot in to your trip. Sounds like it was perfect.
Hugs ~ Kerryanne

LiLi M. said...

Whow what a trip! Where to start? Singapore looks and sounds lovely, the name Shangrila alone...and Kuala Lumpur looks like s a kind of exotic New York with a totally different background. I love that you took us with you on this journey, too bad I couldn't taste the Irish beers (well it is a tad early here to do so ;-)
Have a great weekend while still enjoying your trip!

Free Art Printables said...

What lovely pictures! THat looks fabulous! jen

KayEllen said...

What an incredible trip you had Alison!

Thank you for sharing with us:)

I think I will come back a few times to look at all those lovely photos!


Anonymous said...

I was so hoping you would share the picts from your trip! JUST STUNNING! It is lovely to see the world, even tough it is just from home for now :).
Welcome home, Alison!

Porchlight Interiors said...

Wow, looks like a great trip - beautiful photos! Tracey

CIELO said...

don't you love to travel... I know I do! ;) It looks you had a wonderful time....

thanks for stoping by the house in the roses...come back soon.



Sally said...

Great pictures. What a trip for inspiration. Lucky you!

Anonymous said...

Hi Alison,
WOW WOW WOW, your holiday looked just amazing! Your brothers place looks like it is in a beautiful area, what lovely sunrises & sunsets. Glad you both had a good time....whens the next one!

Katie said...

Hi Alison...Great photos...Glad you and your brother were able to spend so much time together...Thanks for your comment on my latest post...Take care, Katie

Unknown said...

What gorgeous photographs of a fabulous trip. Such a wonderful vacation.


Victoria - Florence and Mary said...

What an amazing trip

Victoria xx

The Wrought Iron Gate said...

Oh Alison your trip looks amazing. I have traveled extensively through Asia, but haven't been to either Kuala Lumpur or Singapore. Your photos make me want to book a flight right away.

Thanks for sharing your wonderful adventure.

Best Wishes,

Mrs. Cherry Heart said...

What an amazing vacation!
Lucky you!
Thank you for taking us with you.....


Gabriela said...

Hello Alison,

Glad you are back! This is such a fabulous trip! Love all these photos, thanks so much for sharing them with us.
The landscape and architecture are just amazing!

~ Gabriela ~

Karen Bosch said...

Wow, what a lovely trip!Beautiful pictures!

Susan @ Blackberry Creek said...

Love the photography. Thanks for sharing.

Susan Tuttle said...

I thoroughly enjoyed peeking into your amazing adventure!!!:)

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Wow, Alison, what an amazing trip! Beautiful pictures!! Thanks so much for sharing!

Angelic Accents

Pearl Maple said...

Fantastic photos from your trip, almost like taking a holiday ourselves when seeing all those lovely sites.

There are some amazing places to see in the world aren't there.

Cindy@Cutepinkstuff said...

Beautiful photos! It's as if I were there with you creating memories! I love virtual trips abroad! Thanks for stopping by to see my shabby chic ping pong table!

The Pink Poodle said...

dear alison...LOOKS FANTASTIC..

PLUs how awesome is ASIAN food as such..?? yummo!!

You are a wonderful photographer..(i think I may have to get a better camera!! that is my poor excuse)..

I would LUV to go to Raffles..

sounded awesome...a bit hard to come back to good old melbourne town with swine flu now rampant???

(not really...there is nothing like home in my book!! cough ..which i am actually doing today with a tad bit of a cold..)..

xx andrea

Unknown said...

What a wonderful array of photos Alison and what an adventure. Don't know about the height of those towers...SCARY!
Lovely to see you in the photos too.
Would you believe it but I have never been out of Australia or in a plane for that matter???!!! One day.....Europe I hope!
PS Lovely to have you back "visiting" me...

Rosemary said...

What a great trip Alison!!
Thanks for sharing it.
Very exotic!!

bluemuf said...

Alison, What a fantastic trip. Thank you for sharing all those wonderful pictures. It looks like an amazing place.

Hugs Karen

Cindy said... all looks amazing and nothing like I imagined.

yapping cat

carolyn peeler said...

looks like you had a fabulous holiday.
It was lovely to look through your photos.l

Monica said...

Wow that looks like a fabulous trip!
I am loving that swing bridge and the bars on Sentosa!
Lovely photos thanks for sharing your journey :)

Charmingdesigns said...

Wow, beautiful photos. I had to giggle when I saw that charming chair on the beach...loved it! Sounds like you had a fab. trip. Glad your safe back home. Laurie

MJ Ornaments said...

What amazing photos, thanks for sharing them Alison!
Take care,

Jeanne said...

What a wonderful trip this must have been to Singapore. How fortunate for you and Max to be able to go. Thanks so much for sharing all the photos with us. I almost feel like I was there myself!

Kathleen Grace said...

What a fabulous trip! Thanks for showing these beautiful pictures, I have never been overseas, it's great to get a glimpse of other countries from a real persons perspective and not just a guide book:>)

Decor To Adore said...

Wow! I have always wanted to go to Singapore and now I feel that I almost have. Thank you for sharing.

Raven's Rest Studio, Jennifer Conway said...

Oh, I just thouroughly enjoyed your photo's! The sunrise is gorgeous!

Deb said...

Hi Alison
Welcome Back...
What an amazing trip for you and Max. Your photos where wonderful.
Also Thank you for popping over to my blog it means alot.
Take Care.
Deb x

Unknown said...

Wonderful photos, Alison. I loved seeing through your lens. How neat. I would never have pictured it as such. It is just gorgeous. The sunsets as seen from your brothers balcony are such a treat. I can imagine enjoying a glas of wine and good company while seeing the sun set.

shabbyfufu said...

WOW Alison! I have not been over in I am now spending some time looking over your blog posts. This is amazing, what a fabulous tour of a part of the world that I would love to visit some day!

zakkalife said...

What wonderful pictures. Makes me want to take a vacation.

Sherry said...

You must have had an amazing time! How wonderful to get to travel.....but I'm sure you missed your children on Mother's Day. It must be really nice to be able to spend time with Max though!


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