Posts tagged museums
Posts tagged museums
Friday - I was at the Maritime Experiential Museum and S.E.A. Aquarium.
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.
Yesterday, a Saturday, I finally made my way to the Changi Chapel and Museum. The museum is dedicated to World War II and the Japanese Occupation in Singapore and Malaya.
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 :)
I don’t know about you but I’m a sucker for all things old and vintage. The more rustic a place, the more attracted I am to it. The older and wiser a person, the more I enjoy speaking with him. You get the drift :)
We were hanging out at Arab Street one day and amidst all the conserved architecture and Middle Eastern shops, Vipin Carpets caught my eye.
Remember the famous photograph of the maid carrying the NS boy’s bag? Or the picture of a desperately-smashed window in a malfunctioned MRT train? In light of these incidents and more, you have to agree the paparazzi culture is picking up in Singapore. Citizen journalism has never been so popular until recent times, thanks to social media tools like (I’m sure you’ve heard this a million times before…) Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Tumblr etc. Whenever something big happens, somebody on the street somewhere will snap a picture or capture a video and share it online. Soon, it won’t be long before Singapore gets a new trending topic.
For shutterbugs out there, we think you will enjoy Objectifs Gallery, an offbeat photography gallery and film school. You may even consider honing your skills there :)
For Avorylane’s maiden boutique collection and blog post, we wanted to revisit an era long gone but always fondly remembered by. If you guess childhood, you’re absolutely right! When else could we be so young and innocent, and not have a single care in the world? :)
We visited Children Little Museum one Saturday afternoon.