Sunday, June 22, 2008

Pay Fong 95 Anniversary Exhibition 01

Pay Fong Secondary School
Malacca Pay Fong Secondary School launched an exhibition for 2 days in conjunction with its 95 anniversary. The exhibition was held in the school compound on 14 and 15 of June.
Pay Fong Secondary School is the only Chinese secondary school in Malacca. It's a private Chinese school without any subsidy from Malaysia Government. It was founded in 1913.
Pay Fong Secondary SchoolPay Fong Secondary School
Stepped into Pay Fong Secondary School compound, I was amazed by the talent of the students. The exhibits were so creative and innovative. They had done a good job.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Singapore South East Asia Hotel

Singapore South East Asia HotelMy wife and I went to Singapore during midyear school holidays. We stayed in South East Asia Hotel which is situated at 190 Waterloo Street.

The location of South East Asia Hotel is very ideal. It's in the city centre of Singapore. Getting to South East Asia Hotel is really convenient. You can get to South East Asia Hotel by bus, taxi and MRT. The Bugis MRT Station is a few minutes of walking distance from South East Asia Hotel.

The famous Bugis Street Market and Bugis Junction are nearby South East Asia Hotel. Both places are crowded with tourists from all over the world seven days per week.

Singapore South East Asia HotelThere is a Guan Yin (Goddess Of Mercy) Temple beside South East Asia Hotel. It's the most popular temple in Singapore. Many believers of Guan Yin visit the temple to worship Guan Yin everyday. There are many stalls that sell joss sticks, flowers and fruits for worshipping along Waterloo Street.

For a great selection of places to stay with discount prices visit Singapore Hotels for more information.

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Giant Statue Of Qu Yuan In Singapore

Qu YuanIn conjunction with the celebration of the Duan Wu (Dumpling) Festival, the giant statue of Qu Yuan was set up at Waterloo Street, Singapore.

The building behind the giant statue of Qu Yuan is Rochor Centre. The height of this giant statue is about 2 levels of a building.

Qu YuanQu Yuan (340BC--278BC) was a Chinese patriotic poet from the State of Chu during Zhan Guo (Warring States 403BC--221BC) period.

Qu Yuan was a loyal minister of the State of Chu. Under the influence of his political rival, he was exiled twice by the king of Chu. He was desperate when his homeland was conquered by General Bai Qi of the State of Chin.

He jumped into the Mi Luo river to protest against the corruption of his country. In order to keep fish away from Qu Yuan's body, villagers threw zong zi (dumplings) into river for fish to eat.

Today (fifth day of the fifth month of the Chinese lunar calendar), Chinese all over the world celebrate Duan Wu (Dumpling) Festival to commemorate Qu Yuan.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Singapore Dumpling Festival 2008

South East Asia HotelMy wife and I went to Singapore last week. We stayed in South East Asia Hotel for this trip. South East Asia Hotel is located at 190 Waterloo Street.

Singapore Dumpling Festival 2008Waterloo Street is flocked with tourists day and night. It's coincident that at this particular time the community around Waterloo Street is celebrating Dumpling Festival. The Dumpling Festival celebration is from 29 May to 8 June.

Waterloo Street is brightly lighted at night. There are stalls selling dumplings along both sides of Waterloo Street nearby South East Asia Hotel.
Singapore Dumpling Festival 2008 I couldn't resist the tasty dumpling, so I bought two dumplings and shared with my wife. We enjoyed eating the dumplings with lipton tea in the hotel room.