Historically, it is not one, but 7 cities from different eras. As I call it my hometown now, I have covered the various attractions over the years. These images were shot while doing slow-travel (!) through my hometown. - Instagram Roundup - Classic Delhi - Travelure ©
This garden isn’t for VIPs. In fact, it is the centrepiece of Singapore's famed orchid diplomacy. The flora here is named after visiting dignitaries of the world. Alongside Margaret Thatcher, Lady Diana and Emperor Akihito, orchids named after Ricky Martin, Jackie Chan and our very own Shah Rukh Khan cohabit here.
Want to experience Singapore's traditional culture by dining with a Singaporean family? Do grab the opportunity, as it would also give a boost to a local's determined attempt to provide its youth with a glimpse of the city-state’s rapidly vanishing lifestyle.
Somewhere along this journey, the authorities became mindful of its impact. The urbanisation and resultant cosmopolitanism were gobbling up the local culture. This otherwise green equatorial island was increasingly greying. And the local flora and fauna were going extinct. This brought about their decision to retain and nurture the Pulau Ubin Island as a cultural oasis for the city-state. Little wonder it is considered the last kampung (village) of Singapore.
With Delhi NCR's air getting more noxious by the minute, people prefer heading out for the long weekends. This poses a dilemma of choosing a destination. With Mussoories, Shimlas and McLeodgunjes crawling with Delhiites a la Chandni Chowk, the choices surely shrink. In such dire times, I am glad to have found an unexplored heritage gem during this year's World Heritage Week. All thanks to a FAM trip organised by SoulMedia! Read on and enjoy - 'Garli – Pure Air. Pure Art. Pure Heritage.' Hopefully, you'd also personally discover it soon enough!