Found a nice place in Chinatown,most would only visit Smith Street and Pagoda Street in Chinatown. This is China Square Central, diagonally opposite Pagoda Street. I was there on one Saturday noon, am surprised to find it like a ghost town, so quiet and empty. It was only popular during weekday lunch time with the office people cause it was near the financial district.
It was a waste that this place was ignored. There's many nice restaurants, histories and the murals on the walls are cute and make good photography background. This place is also known as Samsui Village cause the Samsui women made their home in this area. You can read the history of them from infopedia.
Actually the quiet ambience made a good place to get together with friends and families at one of the many restaurants.
Lots of statues at China Square Centre telling the early history of Singapore.
I waste no time in taking photos of the many murals in this area.
As I walked along, I saw this little door leading to some place, I thought it was a temple but there's a hotel inside here.
Map of how to go to China Square Central, the nearest MRT Station must be Chinatown MRT Station and Telok Ayer MRT Station. Source of Map from the free Singapore Map found in most hotels, tourism board, airport, etc.
My best friend and I had a blast of time at Trick Eye Museum at Resort World Sentosa. Although we are in our fifites but we really are very young at heart hahaha.
The ticket was S$25 for adult, S$20 for senior 60 and above and children between 4 to 12.
It was important to know which angle to stand to get the best of your photos. Most of the time, there's marking on the floor to indicate where to stand to capture the best moment of the trick.
If unsure of how to pose to get the trick, there's always the poster(like the top and below photo) at the side of each exhibit to teach you the correct pose.
Not necessary to rotate our camera, we can always rotate via the computer when we load the photo to get the trick position.
Most important not to have photo bombers, like the little girls at the side spoiling the whole photo of their friend in the middle.
Difficult to get this pose, we are too old to bend backwards on the statue, our back really aching hahaha. So did not attempt this trick.
Love this pose, all we had to do is to rotate our photo.
Photo teaching us how to pose as if we were climbing the side of the wall.
Pop over to the official website of Trick Eye Museum for more information.
I was in Raffles Place vicinity and chanced upon this River Taxi. Instead of taking the taxi on the road from Raffles Place to Central Mall, we decided to take the river taxi. It was a great experience, I knew of this service but kinda of forgot about it till I saw the Kiosk.
It was only S$3 regardless of where you alight. Payment could be in cash or by our EZ Link Card (which we used to take the MRT and/or bus). If the kiosk is empty, it could only mean the staff was away on toilet break, etc, just wait for her to return.
The river taxi dont seem popular so the boat only comes when the staff use the walkie talkie to get the driver to cruise over to our stop, we dont have to wait for a long time cause the boat was nearby.
Was so much fun, there's only two of us in the boat, kinda like we have our own private boat hahaha.
Central Mall was only 3 stops away, the ride was too short, the next time I would like to go to the end of the route to enjoy the nice cruise.
Short video on the beautiful scenery taken from the boat.
You can visit the official website of Singapore River Cruise for more details of the river taxi and their other cruises.
Lunch at Man Ting Xiang Cha Xuan 满庭香茶轩
Used to dine at this cozy restaurant in Hougang Green. Man Ting xian Cha
Xuan was at Hougang Green for many years (maybe more than 10 years - I
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Enjoyed blogging and shopping and travelling and taking photos of the places that I visited.
Enjoying travelling free and easy if possible cause it gives us the freedom to choose where we want to visit and skip those that not suitable for me, as I not in very sporty or too strenous journey as hubby and me are in our fifties. Not young anymore but really very young at heart lol.