We arrived in Hiroshima on August 5th, one day before the 72nd anniversary of the first nuclear act of war. As we neared the ending of our trip we realized we had the opportunity to be in Hiroshima on the anniversary; while we had seen a few other locations with somber histories, this was our first chance to see a memorial ceremony. Continue reading “Hiroshima “
We spent our last day in Tokyo at the museum. We walked through Ueno park to get to the museum; it was an enjoyable walk. The park was being used by tourists as well as locals. It felt similar to Central Park, but smaller. Continue reading “Tokyo National Museum “
On our first day in Tokyo we went shopping! We had flown all night from Bali, and started the day with a meal of sushi at the airport! We stayed in another capsule hotel, which had a great aesthetic.
After a busy morning at the Gardens by the Bay, we next went to the ArtScience Museum. This museum is located in the lotus-shaped building on the marina. The unique shape of the building is suggestive of the innovative and unique exhibits inside. This museum explores the creative process around art, science, and technology with ever changing exhibits. We had been hoping to find an art museum that was modern with a different look on the world, and we certainly found that here. Continue reading “ArtScience Museum of Singapore”
We started our day on the OCBC Skyway in the Supertree Grove. The skyway and grove are a part of Gardens by the Bay, but we decided to divide it up into two days. We did this because the skyway can close in bad weather and we were set on seeing it, so we wanted to take advantage of the nice weather. Also, Singapore is very hot and even more humid; a full day of outdoor activities didn’t sound like fun.
We started our second day in Singapore in Little India. This part of town was not quite what we expected it to be. We were expecting a tourist location teeming with shops and restaurants. It was more of a local area with a few shops for everyday needs than tourist items.
We walked around and saw the outside of the Hindu Temple: Sri Veermakaliamman Temple. It was beautiful and reminded us of the Hindu Temple in Chennai, India. Continue reading “Singapore Day 2: Little India and Chinatown “
Shanghai has a lot of amazing sounding museums, and as everyone knows, we love a good museum. We choose two of the remain museums to spend a few hours in each. Our first choice was Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center.
We choose this museum because we were quite impressed with Shanghai as a city. It is well laid out, thoughtfully planned, and they are planning for more growth in the future. This museum displays the past, present and future of the city plan. We were quite impressed with the public transportation system in the city and how they plan to grow as this city of 24 million people continues to grow. Continue reading “More Museums, Old Street, and YuYuan Gardens in Shanghai “