Monday, 25 January 2010

Chinese New Year at Chinatown


Chinese New Year is coming.

Flowers, Fruits, God of Fortune, Ba Gua, Sweets everywhere.
Here are some of the pics.



♥ Flowers..Cherry Blossom (?) I dunno what flower is this. :D
Am not a flower expert, but i love the colors. It's just simply beautiful ♥




♥ Sweettttsssss...Jellyyy....What else? It's just simply sweets and delicious ♥



♥ and in the midst of the crowd, still he is working to fix people's shoe ♥

Come to Chinatown this Chinese New Year and enjoy the festive by yourself


enjoy ♥,
sophia

Friday, 22 January 2010

Singapore Civil Defence Force Heritage Gallery






Singapore Civil Defence Force Building.

I love to go to Museum.
One of the free museum available in singapore is SCDF Museum.

Tour Details

Guided Gallery Tour


Admission to the Guided Gallery Tour is free. The operating dates / hours are from Tuesdays to Sundays between 10am to 5pm.

In view of space constraints in the gallery and for the safety of visitors, the guided tour is available for a maximum group size of 40 people at any one time.

A one-hour guided tour is available for group visits. For walk-in visitors, audio-guides are available in English, Mandarin, Malay and Japanese. All tours must be booked at least two weeks in advance.



Tower Tour


Admission to the Tower Tour is free. The operating dates / hours are on Tuesdays and Fridays from 7pm to 8pm.

The Tower Tour is organised for a group visit of a maximum of 20 people.

Visitors will get the rare chance to ascend the 30-metre tower at the Central Fire Station and to experience the watch duty fireman performing fire surveillance duties from the tower top during the 1900s.

For safety reasons, we do not allow children lower than 1.2 meters to accompany the adults during the tower tour. We also do not encourage visitors with height phobia and heart related ailments to join the tour. For ladies, we encourage them to come in proper dress to enable them to ascend and descend the spiral staircase and cat ladders.
(source: http://www.scdf.gov.sg/General/About_Us/CD_Heritage_Gallery/tour_details.html)

Let's peek what inside!




In front of SCDF Gate *Night*


Old Cart


Illustration of Residents


water bucket (?)



old wagon


hose

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Phone


Old Scenery


another old cart


Singapore Fire Brigade


Old Lantern

Oya, they also have kids corner. you should go and enjoy the kids corner by yourself. hehehe


enjoy ♥,
sophia

Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Small Thought Big Ideas



I was accompany my friend to go to The Art House.
There we saw this small exhibition in the first floor.













Photo courtesy of: http://littlethoughts.org/photogallery/

I haven't managed to upload the photos.
But you can see it here. It's the photo from the organiser.

Oya, what i love the best from this exhibition is "Sunrise 'Cock-Cock-Kay' ".
A rooster crows when sunrise comes. It's very cute and adorable. :) i ♥ it much

Anyway, it's not too late if you want to come and see the exhibition.

Date: 20th to 29th November 2009
Time: 11am - 8pm daily
Venue: The Art House
1 Old Parliament Lane, Singapore 179429




So, What are you waiting for? it's FREE. ^-^

enjoy ♥,
sophia

Friday, 7 August 2009

Pasir Ris


Pasir Ris is a bit far from the town. However, it is a nice and beautiful place for cycling or skating or just walking around. I love the beautiful trees they have there. The place is not that big *compare to east coast* hehe..but it is more peaceful and quiet.

Enjoy our trip there. Firstly we wanted to do cycling, but we changed our mind. We were skating! while no one is an expert. hoho... however, still we did enjoy our trip there....

Signage inside Pasir Ris

Me and my friends. Being a Skater. *amateur one*

Pasir Ris Tree and Bench. Together.

taking picture together.

another shoot.

the trees. with leaves.

♥ the trees there.

the leaves.

enjoy skating or cycling or just enjoy the fresh air. ♥


enjoy ♥,

sophia

Sunday, 5 July 2009

Telok Ayer Green


Commemorating the Malay, Indian and Chinese communities that settled in this area, Telok Ayer Green is a quaint little park filled with sculptures of the street’s former inhabitants as well as various signboards detailing its history. *the copywriting are taken from here*

For me, myself, i found this Telok Ayer Green when I was lost on my way back to the office. That time, i don't have any camera with me yet. So, this time round, i took some pictures of it.



Boon Tat St. the corner site.



Telok Ayer Green.
*i think it's the entrance (?)*



sculpture with a sitting pavilliun area



ys taking picture with the sculpture



a small pool inside Telok Ayer Green.



dawet seller sculpture. haha.
nope. it's not a "dawet". dunno what they're selling.
note: dawet is one of the local and traditional beverage from Java, Indonesia.

According to Wikipedia,

Cendol [pronounced 'chen-doll'] or es cendol is a traditional dessert originating from Java Indonesia, but is also popular in Malaysia[1], Singapore, and Southern Thailand (where it is called lorkchorng singapore ลอดข่องสิงคโปร์). The dessert's basic ingredients consist of shaved ice, coconut milk, starch noodles with green food coloring (usually sourced from the pandan leaf), and palm sugar. Red beans, glutinous rice, grass jelly, and creamed corn are optional additions. Cendol has become a quintessential part of cuisine among the multi-racial population in Southeast Asia and is often sold by vendors at roadsides, hawker centres and food courts.

Cendol vendors are also a common sight in Indonesian cities. In the Javanese language, cendol refers to the jelly-like part of the beverage, while the combination of cendol, palm sugar and coconut milk is called dawet.

Another information for dawet? you can click it here.



another shot.



with me. haha v(^o^)v



sampan. a small boat.



signage.


how to get there?
Get there by taking the MRT to Raffles Place (exit G), then walk down Philip and Telok Ayer Streets for a history lesson in Singapore’s earliest settlers.

For another destination around the chinatown (and else), you might go to this website.


enjoy ♥,
sophia

Saturday, 4 July 2009

WUNDERKAMMER or Cabinet of Curiosities



Ok. It's NEW.

FRESH from the oven. *not really. i have to admit it anyway* haha..
but at least, the pictures just taken on last thursday, 2 July 2009.
I was joining my friends who had their "chinatown walking tour" on their own.

found a nice concept of a book store ♥. think that it might be a sister company with Books Actually.
anyway, we apparently notice that there is an exhibition there.

so, here we go.


The window in front of the bookstore.
You can find the name of the bookstore below.



the Poster WUNDERKAMMER; or Cabinet of Curiosities
27.06.2009 - 17.07.2009
PolyMath & Crust
86 Club Street



on the way to the exhibition.
there are some old vintage stuffs.
i still remember the pencil sharpener
i used it back then. and it's only cost about IDR 100.
(not even 5cent SGD)



go upstairs. i always ♥ window.



a peek from the window



starring upstairs. see the papers installation. ^-^



really. i dun really know nor like it.
but somehow, i love how they display the 'weird' things here.



the cupboards. full of things i dun even know what they are.



see. am not lying.
is it consider as a blood? or else?



upside-down-birddie *?*



zoooooommmm in...hahaha



i think they are granule ? are they?
haha...sorry that i pay no attention to the details.
we are really in a hurry that time.
please visit the exhibition if you would like to know the details. :P
it's still on until 17 july 2009.


hmm..i think it's a lovely display.



spices? haha....
just go to the exhibition.
and you will find out, what i have seen before.



paper installation.
see. there is a hand out from the cage.



mm...i really dun like the things.
skeleton? preserved animal?
haha..you named it lah...it's like a flying lizard??
really not sure about it as well.



fungus??



insects...i dun like insects as well T-T



really. dun want to see the details.
even the display is interesting for me.
but i dun want to see so much details on it.



look lovely, isn't it?
haha...it looks like berries with the whipped cream.
once again. dun ask me what was that. i have no idea as well.



hmm....thank you for not asking me this time. :D



hmm another display.



and here is the zoom in version ^^



before we left the exhibition - once again looking for the cupboard.


gold stones neatly displayed on the wall.



ok. time to go home.



inside-out.
*waving*


i find it kind of weird..hahaha...
and someone wrote in the guest book.. "you can find these at chinese medicine hall"
hahaha...

anyway, i luv the ambience at the bookstore. *the exhibition held inside a bookstore. the 3rd level*

POLYMATH & CRUST
86 Club Street, Singapore


enjoy ♥,
sophia

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