Monday, March 31, 2008

Singapore Clarke Quay

Singapore Clarke QuaySingapore Clarke Quay is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Singapore. If you take a taxi to Clarke Quay from any location in Singapore, the taxi driver will send you to the right destination without any enquiry.

Singapore Clarke QuayClarke Quay is a historical riverside quay in Singapore. It is located nearby the mouth of Singapore River. It was a fishing village and later developed into bustling commercial centre. The buildings and warehouses along the river had been restored as restaurants, wine bars, entertainment spots and retail shops.

Singapore Clarke Quay
Singapore Clarke QuayTake a stroll within the Clarke Quay compound in the evening to find a restaurant that suitable for your taste. There are a lot of choices of food range from Chinese, Indian, Indonesia, Western and local cuisine. You can dine at the waterfront restaurants or the bumboat restaurants if you like the river view.
Singapore Clarke QuaySingapore Clarke QuaySingapore Clarke QuayAfter dinner take a bumboat ride to discover the scenic Singapore River. When the sun begin to set, you can enjoy yourself at the nightspots that are available at Clarke Quay. The night of Clarke Quay is forever young. You will be young too if you visit Clarke Quay when you are traveling in Singapore.

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Saturday, March 22, 2008

Singapore Chinatown

Singapore ChinatownSingapore Chinatown in Chinese is "Niu Che Shui" (牛车水). "Niu Che" means bullock cart and "Shui" is water. It is located opposite Singapore People's Park Complex. There is a flyover for pedestrians to get to Singapore Chinatown from Singapore People's Park Complex.

Singapore ChinatownYou can go to Singapore Chinatown by taking the North-East Line MRT. Alight at Chinatown Station (NE4) and exit at Pagoda Street exit.
Singapore ChinatownWhen you arrive at Singapore Chinatown, take a stroll along the streets to explore the unique shops and stalls. Check out the fascinating souvenirs and bring back your sweet memories. The commodities that are available in Singapore Chinatown ranging from handy crafts, handmade ornaments, electric and electronic goods, traditional and modern clothing, Chinese medicine to amazing antiques.

Singapore Chinatown Heritage CentreSingapore Chinatown Heritage Centre is located at 48 Pagoda Street Singapore 059207. It opens 7 days a week from 9 am to 8 pm. The admission fees are $10.00 (Singapore Currency) for adult and $6.00 for child. This is an extraordinary museum that exhibits the culture and tradition of early Chinese settlers in Singapore.

Singapore ChinatownThere are a lot of old buildings that still well preserved for archaeologists and architects to do research. Singapore government preserves these buildings as heritage for the witness of Singapore history.

Singapore ChinatownFor those who are tiring of travelling and need to relax can sit back and have drinks at the cafes or bars along the streets. After shopping with full satisfaction, you can proceed to Smith Street to enjoy Singapore delicacy.

Monday, March 10, 2008

South Korea Cherry Blossom

Cherry Blossom
Cherry BlossomThese two photos of cherry blossom (sakura) were taken by my son. He has been in Seoul, South Korea since 2005. He came back for his winter holidays in December last year.

These two photos were taken along a busy street in Seoul. According to my son, cherry blossom start flowering in March during spring. The spring temperature in Seoul is around 10 ° C to 20 ° C.

Feel free to visit
Yeuoido Spring Flower Festival--first attempt for more information regarding cherry blossom in Seoul.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Singapore People's Park Complex

Singapore People's Park Complex
Singapore People's Park Complex
Singapore People's Park Complex

We spent around 3 hours in Singapore Science Centre. After taking a few of photos outside Singapore Science Centre, we took a taxi and heading to Singapore City. We alighted in front of People's Park Complex.

I had been to People's Park Complex when I was working in Singapore for few months in 1973. People's Park Complex was a popular shopping centre as well as famous landmark in 1970's. With more giant skyscrapers and shopping malls rising up, People's Park Complex has lost its cutting edge.

People's Park Complex is located in Singapore Chinatown along Eu Tong Sen Street. The lower part of the building is for shopping outlets and the upper block for residential usage. There are variety of retail shops in People's Park Complex. Besides retail shops, there are many travel agencies in People's Park Complex.

Remember to bargain for the items that you wish to buy and bring back your sweet memories.