Thursday, May 13, 2021

Island Hopping: St John > Lazarus > Kusu

🚆 Marina South Pier MRT
Thank God for the ❤️️ weather
Snacks & water are available at MSP.
Note that there are no stores in the islands!

Cheers to St John's Island
✅ Greenery & fresh air (don't forget mosquito repellent ğŸ˜‚)

 What do people do on this island? 
🏊 Swim ğŸŽ£ Fish ğŸ•️ Camp (permit required🚲 Cycling ğŸ¿️ Wildlife spotting
🏫 Marine Park Outreach & Education Centre 
🛌 Chalet Lodging

And we walked to the adjacent Lazarus Island
Finally, Kusu Island aka Tortoise Island 🐢🐢
What to see:
Chinese Temple / Wishing Well / Datok Kong shrine (closed for renovation)
Tortoise Sanctuary / Swimming / Beaches / Giant Tortoise Statues

Sunday, March 28, 2021

SkyVille @Dawson

HDB apartments with sky garden at sleepy Queenstown.

"Awarded a Platinum Greenmark rating - Singapore's highest and the first for public housing -  the project adopts robust passive design strategies including naturally lit and ventilated lobbies, staircases, access corridors. All apartments are naturally ventilated and due to the open, airy design, a substantial proportion of units have not installed air-conditioning. Photovoltaics on the roof power the common facilities. The design is fully precast and prefabricated, reducing waste and errors on site. The design creates variety through the re-arrangement of the modules, through colour, light and shade."

Read more about this project.

Level 47
Look up!

It's the Parthenon! Is there a Level 48...?


Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Shake Shack @Neil Road

"Formerly the Tiger Balm factory, evident with the rooftop pagoda-shaped like their trademark bottle, the iconic building sitting on 89 Neil Road was erected in 1924 in a beautifully intricate Neoclassical style."

I had Milkshake + Signature Cheese Burger

Cozy interior
Matching linen shirt

Feels like a fresh grafitti

Sunday, March 14, 2021

Tiong Bahru Market

"Despite the rapid pace of the modernisation that has taken place all around the rest of the Tiong Bahru estate, this building stands firm as one of the last bastions of the old Tiong Bahru, a reminder of a time when life was simpler and the neighbourhood just a little quieter."

📚 Know more about Tiong Bahru Market

Very curious about the spot where the man was standing...

The welcoming frog prince

Monday, February 22, 2021

Detective Chinatown 3 x Teddy Bear Collection

I chanced upon Cathay Cinehome and took part in this special lucky draw with a super worth it bundle purchase of Detective Chinatown 1 & 2. Both are entertaining films, I must say. Grateful to be picked as one of the 5 lucky winners too!

Collected my Chinatown Detective 3 Teddy Bear 😍 at Bkt Merah Industrial Park today!

Bukit Merah – one unique neighbourhood

Thursday, February 18, 2021

2021 Museum Roundtable: Eurasian Heritage Centre

"The Eurasian Heritage Gallery encapsulates the rich history and culture of the small but vibrant Eurasian community in Singapore who have contributed to nation-building since the 1800s. The blend of European and Asian led to an ever-evolving unique Eurasian culture. Some have even traced their family trees back fourteen generations to the 1600s!"

👉 Visit the official gallery website.

👇 Learn how to make the famous Portuguese Eurasian dish – Devil Curry:

Monday, February 15, 2021

2021 Museum Roundtable: Limited Edition Box Set!

The hunt ends beautifully with this limited edition boxset. Thank you, NHB!

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

2021 Museum Roundtable: Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall

"Originally known as Wan Qing Yuan, this villa was bought by Teo Eng Hock in 1905 as a retirement home for his mother’s twilight years. He later offered the villa to Dr. Sun for his revolutionary activities. It was in this villa that Dr. Sun planned three uprisings before the successful Wuchang Uprising of 1911."

👉 Find out more.
"The Memorial Hall also shares how the 1911 Revolution left its lasting imprint on Singapore, especially in the areas of education, print media and economic contributions.  This Singapore and Nanyang-centred focus is what sets the Memorial Hall apart from other museums and institutions dedicated to the legacy of Dr. Sun Yat Sen around the world."