On Tuesday, after Bob's morning work meetings, I was invited to join the group for a delicious lunch at the "True Blue" Peranakan restaurant. Peranakan is a term used to define the descendants of Chinese immigrants who migrated to and inter-married with the Malaysia and Indonesian people during the 15th-17th centuries. Following lunch we toured the Peranakan Museum nearby. I was impressed with the detailed embroidery and bead-work tapestries, and would love to have some of their colorful ceramic dishes.
Our group tour continued to Singapore's Gardens by the Bay where we explored the Flower Dome and the Cloud Forest. The cool-dry vegetation of the Flower Dome exhibit includes a 1,000 year-old twisted Olive Tree, several Boab or "bottle trees" with their large trunks. and one of my favorites, the Baobab tree from the beloved story of The Little Prince.
The Cloud Forest showcases the world's tallest indoor waterfall which tumbles from a 35-meter high mountain covered in tropical foliage. Two walkways in the cloud circle the mountain allowing for aerial views of the plants.
This brings our wonderful Bangkok/Siem Reap/Singapore trip to an end. It was time to get back to Korea to welcome my brother and his wife to Seoul for another week of touring and fun!