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”

Where Are We Headed?

Singapore’s future is uncertain. 5 years ago, I was still very confident if someone were to ask me what I feel about Singapore’s progress as a society and country as a whole. Definitely on the right track. Our future is bright. Today, if you ask the same question, I would stop and think. Let me write my thoughts out before giving you an answer. Continue reading “Where Are We Headed?”

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”

National Museum Of Singapore

With a rich history dating back to its inception in 1887, the National Museum of Singapore is Singapore’s oldest museum with a progressive mind. Designed to be the people’s museum, the National Museum is a custodian of the 11 National Treasures, and its Singapore History and Living Galleries adopt cutting-edge and varied ways of presenting history and culture to redefine conventional museum experience. Continue reading “National Museum Of Singapore”

Why F1 should stay in Singapore

The rich and glamorous came. Tourists filled the streets. Parties and clubs were full-house during the weekends. Fireworks lit the night sky. The glittering skyscrapers beckoned a big welcome to the well-heeled. Avalon opened at one of the floating crystals at Marina Bay Sands. 80 000 spectators. More than half of them come from far away lands. Singaporeans joined in the fun and watched their city and the street circuit beamed live on television across the globe, watched by 320 million with viewership losing only to world cup and olympic games. It was and still is the best advertising platform for Singapore to showcase itself to the world. Why ponder whether to continue hosting F1? Continue reading “Why F1 should stay in Singapore”

A Message of Love

 

Tomorrow marks the 46th year of independence Singapore achieved from Malaysia in 1965. One cannot deny the overwhelming achievements this country has made over these 46 years. The people worked hard to have better lives, and against all odds, managed to bring a country from its knees to become an economic miracle we see today. These may sound cheesy to many Singaporeans, who have been reading such sentences since young in their Social Studies textbooks, praising the government’s efforts to bring prosperity and progress to a Third-world country. Indeed, we have come a long way, and today lets give our country an early birthday present, by declaring our loyalty to the country. Continue reading “A Message of Love”