Saturday, March 7, 2009

Pink Saturday

My pink contribution today will be old photos from my chinese new year 2009 photos.

This is a rickshaw on display in Tiong Bahru Shopping Mall earlier this year. We dont see these rickshaws in Singapore anymore cause they were replaced by better mode of transport. In old Singapore, rickshaw is one of the popular mode of transport. The rickshaw were imported from Shanghai, China during the 1880s.

Rickshaw had to be pulled by a man and running from place to place and the rickshaw puller must be very strong cause sometimes there were be two passengers in the back. Rickshaw was so popular that a station was built for them called Jinricksha Station. You can see a photo of the station which is no longer a rickshaw station that I posted here.

These cute mascots were part of the Chinese New Year's decoration in Parkway Shopping Mall to welcome the year of the Ox. I thought they looked like my piggy bank...lol. I like the pink ox. I used to made a paper mache piggy bank of a pink pig and I think I might make one again. :)
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24 comments:

the donG said...

those are the cutest piggy ive seen. hehehe... cute and big.

Susan said...

Love the pink pigs...glad they displayed them after the festivities! Happy Pink Saturday

Susan

alicesg said...

Ooops they are not pigs they are Oxes for the Year of the Ox but I agreed that they do look like pigs. :)

CC said...

Well, they may be oses..but they are the cutest things ever. I would love to have one of my own..but in a smaller size. :)
Happy Pink Saturday my friend..hope it's a lovely one.

Anya said...

Very beautiful blog site you have :)))
The oxes are sooooooooo cute :))

Greetz from Anya & Kareltje (@^.@)
from The Netherlands

Lara said...

beautiful! great idea to post more of these photos: it's an event that worths be presented!

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

I love the story of the rickshaws, so interesting. Lovely picture .
The oxes are cute also.
Molly

Old Wom Tigley said...

Hi Alice...
Like others have said those Pigs are a joy to see and I cannot stop smiling when looking at them.

I wish to thank you Alice for your constant support over at Wiggers World ... It as always been a pleasure to see your name in my comments. I thank you so much for the time you spend commenting and visiting.

Your friend
Tom

alicesg said...

Thank you all for the visit and your nice comments. :)

HiHo said...

Happy Pink Saturday, I got off to a late start,I didn't know so many pink ladies blog early.Happy new year.

Gabriela said...

Happy Pink Saturday!

How fun!


~ Gabriela ~

Terri said...

I have a strange urge to crawl up into the nose of the pink pig...

Happy Pink Saturday!!!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Oh, I love these! So colorful and fun and pretty!

Happy Pink Saturday...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Alice.

Now, this is the first time I've ever seen a pink ox. It is adorable.

Amy said...

Look at that pink nosed pig! Too cute!

Jennifer said...

I love those! I agree they look like Pigs! Lol Thank You for sharing them !
Happy Pink Saturday!
Jennifer

Mimi said...

Pink Saturday is so much fun for me and especially fun when sites like yours participate. Thanks so much for sharing with me today! I ♥ your blog!

napaboaniya said...

Hahahha~ I took shots of these piggies when I was at Parkway too :P

p/s: Do you live in the east as well?

alicesg said...

Elaine, nah I dont live in the east but am nearer to the east than west. I do go all over Singapore from Parkway to Causeway Point to IMM, Jurong Point or Tiong Bahru...lol. But I prefer the east really and Parkway is one of my favourite shopping mall for the past twenty years. :)

napaboaniya said...

I've lived in the east ever since I'm born. Parkway has also been the mall I've frequent the most :P

I remember the top floor used to be an amusement park, now it's a food court :P

A great place to live in, the east! :)

alicesg said...

Elaine, that's so cool to be living in the east. Yes, the top floor used to be an amusement park belonging to Ken Air but Ken Air had gone bankrupt, so sad. Used to bring my kids there when they are young and Parkway is a nice place for the family, that is why till now they are still surviving and blooming.:)

Honeycombmama said...

Love the pigs! Gina jo

MyThoughtsMyVoice said...

Cute cow mascots. Good thing they are pink so you get to share them with us :-)

Susie Jefferson said...

What a lovely pink pig! Total Pinkness!

Happy Pink Saturday