Posts tagged Happenings
Posts tagged Happenings
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A couple of Saturdays ago, Sher and I checked out PasarBella, Singapore’s first concept market, and one of the city’s largest dining and lifestyle destinations!
Mother’s Day’s this Sunday! If your mom loves a good cheesecake, I have the perfect gift idea for you :)
In light of the 2013 Chingay Parade held just a while ago, I’m gonna share some interesting facts I recently learnt about parades in general :)
Working in an office located in the National Library sure has its perks :)
Just last week, the library launched an exhibition titled ‘Campaign City’, which is a showcase of old campaigns in Singapore. The twist? There is also a display of contemporary interpretations of these campaigns, in the form of posters by modern artists.
If you, like me, can’t wait for Christmas this year, do you know you can celebrate it as early as now at the Singapore Flyer? I’m talking about Singapore’s very first Christmas Village & Christmas Market!
I was there last Friday night with the team and friends, and this is a pic of the Village against our awesome Flyer.
Located at the carpark rooftop, the Christmas Village and Market is just the place to get some Christmas cheer right in tropical Singapore. Photo-taking enthusiasts will love that there are plenty of photo opportunities within the Christmas Village. Santa, his reindeer and sleigh, gorgeous pine trees, a cute loghouse, and a 8-metres tall Christmas tree are just some of the attractions there. The Christmas Market sells all sorts of Christmas items, and there are F&B kiosks there too if you want some post-dinner bites.
Be sure to check it out.
Everyone’s favourite Starbucks at Raffles City has reopened!
To celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee, Prince William and Kate Middleton visited Singapore as part of their Asian tour, and were brought to see Queenstown, one of Singapore’s oldest housing estates. The two pictures below show the scene before and after the royals arrived at Queenstown, and just look at the flurry of activity at our humble fitness station when Will and Kate arrived.
(Pic: Mak Mun San)
It is Bruce Springsteen! What a pleasant end to Obama’s speech at the Democratic National Convention last night, when they played Springsteen’s We Take Care of Our Own :)
Btw, here’s an entertaining take on O’s speech: http://watching-tv.ew.com/2012/09/06/barack-obama-democratic-convention-barack-obama/
Have a great weekend, all!
So Night Festival 2012 officially concluded yesterday :(
I’m glad I went back the second week though, to check out new activities and places I didn’t over the first weekend. These included a street party along Armenian Street and a new bookstore, Select Books.
So last night was Night Festival. Before checking out the festivities, we had dinner at Flutes at the Fort because we were attracted by its many positive reviews, and the restaurant was nestled nicely along Coleman Rd, just blocks away from the thick of the Night Festival action.
In a nutshell, Flutes serves decent food, is housed in an old, romanticised black-and-white colonial bungalow (really pretty), but on the whole, kinda overrated. For an extremely huge slab of beef, some scallops and two cocktails, the bill came up to about $200. And the food was just alright, nothing spectacular and really worth raving about.
After 2 hours (yeah, we had to wait sometime for our food too), we finally left Flutes and could explore Night Festival 2012! See pic below for the scene at 8QSam, sort of the sidekick of the Singapore Art Museum (SAM). Though I hate fishes, I thought the aquarium light installation was cool. From afar, it could really pass off as a real aquarium and folks who aren’t familiar with the area would be fooled, and then awed :)
This is a short post before I leave the house for Night Festival 2012!
Every year around this time, I look forward to the Night Festival because it’s an awesome opportunity to hang out late at City Hall/Bras Basah and marvel at street performances and light installations in Singapore’s cultural district, and at night :)
On my way to work on Friday morning (still basking in the nation’s celebratory/birthday mood), I decided to text my friends (randomly on Whatsapp) to ask them for their favourite place in Singapore and why. It was a pretty vague question for I didn’t specify if it was a place for food or to hang out, but most of them answered it anyhow :) Needless to say, I had an interesting commute reading all their responses, which made me love Singapore a bit more and understand my friends a little better too!
To kick start this post, I thought I should start with my response. My favourite place in Singapore is City Hall, because it is beautiful and nostalgic and forward-looking and inspiring all at once :)
Love at First Light is the theme song for Singapore’s 2012 National Day Parade. I was lucky to get tickets to a rehearsal two weeks before the actual parade (last Saturday to be precise), and watch the fireworks - always my favourite part of the show :)
Absolutely love Rowan Atkinson’s sequence in the London Olympics Opening! At 57, his hair is greyer but his humour and deadpan expressions still crack me up :)
After watching this, I went on an overnight Mr Bean marathon. Omg. Great laughs! My fave is ‘Hair by Mr Bean’, because my sister and I used to own this DVD and we played it ALL THE TIME when we were young. Love the scene where Mr Bean masqueraded as Prince Charles, which got him a bow from a customer at the salon and helped him escape! Haha. I’m sure many of us in Singapore grew up watching Mr Bean. It’s one of those shows you can play in clinics, telco hubs and hawker centers without worrying about audio because it’s physical comedy rather than language. Mr Bean is comfort humour. You can never NOT get him. Oh man, I really miss those times. Old times :)
Good luck to all our athletes in London!