Today was Family Outing Day, so we visited Singapore's Chinese and Japanese Gardens. They are constructed in a traditional style, but are quite new (supposedly founded in 1975, but have been expanded or revamped considerably since then; many of the trees are obviously young).
The best thing about the gardens was the on-site Live Turtle and Tortoise Museum. A labor of love and a monument to one man's obsession, a Singaporean local started collecting turtles in part as a father-daughter project. The number of his pets grew and grew until he had over 1,000. He refuses to sell or part with any of them; instead he decided to open a museum.
|So many turtles|
|I love feeding them|
|Little R is very interested in the turtles|
|Little R wanted to climb in the turtle enclosure for a closer look|
|Bridge connecting Chinese and Japanese gardens|
|R admiring her astrological sign (they have one for each year)|
|Playing fetch with Daddy: she is obsessed|
|Now she's playing fetch with the Coke can|
|R likes the lotuses|
|Taking a nap after a picnic|
|Flying a kite (very popular here)|