Victoria Theatre and Concert Hall Singapore

A brief history of Victoria Theatre and Concert Hall:

In 1855, the foundation stone for Town Hall was laid and its construction was completed in 1862. Between 1902 and 1905, Victoria Memorial Hall was built in honour of the late Queen Victoria when Singapore was part of the British Colony. Continue reading “Victoria Theatre and Concert Hall Singapore”

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MacRitchie Reservoir Singapore

The surroundings of MacRitchie Reservoir were once rubber plantations that date back to the early 19th century when the British set foot on Singapore soil and established the rubber trade. There is about 1 sqkm of primary rainforest in Central Catchment Area, which lies in the central part of Singapore. Continue reading “MacRitchie Reservoir Singapore”

Christmas in the Tropics

Its Christmas time again and without fail, Orchard Road is decked in festive colours to usher in the Christmas.   Just like in most parts of Asia, and increasingly more in the West, the traces of religious context have been overshadowed by consumerism. However, one cannot deny the joy and festive spirit these lights bring to the city when the lights are switched on in late November, beckoning shoppers to shop to their hearts’ content. Continue reading “Christmas in the Tropics”

Pulau Ubin, Singapore

Pulau Ubin is Singapore’s few remaining nature jewels. Ever since Singapore was founded in the early 19th century, Pulau Ubin has been left mostly untouched except for about a few thousand islanders living on the small island off the north-eastern coastline of Singapore in the middle 20th century. A few villages dot the island only accessible from mainland through the jetty at Changi coast. Today, Pulau Ubin only has 100 villagers, and it is one of the last rural areas to be found in Singapore, accompanied by primary rainforests and swamps preserved from urban development. Continue reading “Pulau Ubin, Singapore”

Patriotism at Its Best

I managed to get tickets to Combined rehearsal 3 of this year’s National Day Parade which actually falls on August 9 thanks to my friend. It was a rather last minute thing and I didnt expect to watch this year’s parade. I did bid for tickets on preview day but I got none in the end. I just hope that by the time Singapore’s new Sports Hub is built I will be able to experience something new at a brand new stadium. Continue reading “Patriotism at Its Best”

Universal Studios After Hours

I had a great time with a few of my friends at Universal Studios Singapore last weekend. We did not buy the day pass but bought the After Hours tickets which cost only $5 each.  It was rather worth it because we got to catch fireworks and visit a theme park which you would not be able to go in usually unless you pay at least $67 for a daytime pass. Continue reading “Universal Studios After Hours”

Marina Bay Sands

Here’s a look at some of the pictures I took at Marina Bay Sands Shoppes, the shopping area of the whole Marina Bay Sands IR. This huge complex looks amazing, almost as large as an airport, or maybe even larger. The whole rows of luxury stores blows you away. There are also shops selling mid-range goods. The shopping centre is just a street across the world-famous Marina Bay Sands Hotel, a design which is never seen in any other country, and is now a unique icon of Singapore. Continue reading “Marina Bay Sands”

Celebrations Galore!

The Chinese New year week has been amazing! I got to visit the River Hongbao @ Marina Bay, bask in the festive spirit at Chinatown, watch the breathtaking Chingay Parade and CNY fireworks. I got my friends over to my house on two days, one on the fourth day of New Year and the other one was a barbeque party at my pool downstairs on the 12th. I got enough red packets to survive for a month. ( I am getting salary from the army now, so the amount of money I received from my relatives and friends isnt as important as it should have been when I was a little boy).   Continue reading “Celebrations Galore!”

We Meet Again @ Orchard

I made it a point to meet my bestest friends in primary school, Chen Yan and Yu Lei even though I wasnt feeling well. I have known Chen Yan for 13 years, since Pri 1, and I have known Yu Lei for 12 years since primary 2. I do not really get a lot of chances to meet Chen Yan as she is working and studying in Sydney right now, and most unfortunately, Yu Lei is also going to Sydney to further her studies. So yesterday’s meeting as a farewell gathering for Yu Lei as well as a meet up for the two girls to talk about the life in Sydney. I only went to Sydney once for holiday and I definitely do not have enough experience to tell Yu Lei whats ineteresting there. Continue reading “We Meet Again @ Orchard”