Archive for the 'Singapore' Category

Fort Canning Hill, Singapore

Sunday, May 22nd, 2016

Fort Canning Park, an iconic hilltop landmark has witnessed many of Singapore’s historical milestones. The hill once sited the palaces of 14th century Malay Kings and served as the Headquarters of the Far East Command Centre and British Army Barracks. The decision to surrender Singapore to the Japanese on 15 February 1942 was also made on the hill, in the Underground Far East Command Centre, commonly known as Battle Box.
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Today, Fort Canning Park is a venue for celebrations. Its expansive, sprawling lawns play host to concerts, theatre productions and festivals such as Shakespeare in the Park, Ballet Under the Stars, Shakespeare in the Park and Films at the Fort, while weddings, parties and gatherings are a regular sight in the park’s venue spaces. Its ancient artefacts are a must-see for history buffs, and its lush greenery and expansive lawns offer a variety of arts, heritage and nature experiences. Whether you are drawn by the park’s ancient artefacts and rich heritage or simply its tranquillity, this hilltop park offers something for the whole family.

Fort Canning Park
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TOKYU HANDS, Orchard Central, Singapore

Tuesday, March 29th, 2016

Looking for ideas to make your life more comfortable and enjoyable? Look no further with TOKYU HANDS – your one-stop shop for high-quality and functional Japanese products ranging from living-ware and travel goods, to kawaii items, safe beauty products and more. Now with its extended “The Japan Difference!” line of merchandise in Orchard Central, Orchard Road, you’ll be able to enrich your life the Japanese way.

It’s a very expensive place to shop and many products are actually made in China, some are made in Indonesia, Taiwan or Korea.

The Japan Difference

Chopticks $11

Japanese bag
Only items placed right by a sign like this are made in Japan.

Tote Bag made in China $83

Clocks made in China

ceramic ricepot made in China

Our Bus Journey @ VivoCity

Sunday, March 27th, 2016

Our Bus Journey
Our Bus Journey is a bus carnival held by the Land Transport Authority (LTA) at VivoCity to celebrate a “milestone” in the public bus service, with the introduction of the new Government Contracting Model. With this new bus contracting model, the government will be able to respond more expeditiously to the needs of the commuters and any changes in ridership.

Visitors of the bus carnival are able to experience three phases of the bus service – the past, the present, and the future! Amongst the many exhibits and stationary bus models that visitors can hop onboard and take photos with, there are also several interactive installations to educate and entertain everyone.
Our Bus Journey

old photo
Bus system in Singapore used to be as bad as today’s Johor Bahru, Malaysia just north of the border.
old bus
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