Sunday, March 16, 2014
After an absense of rain for about two months, heavy downpour in most part of Singapore, really a welcome relief. The grasses are all turning yellow from lack of water and most ponds were drying up. If the rain do not comes, I guess we need to have water rationing.
Thursday, March 6, 2014
At last, I visited The Singapore Flyer even though The Singapore Flyer has been operating for many years lol. The adult ticket for The Singapore Flyer was $33 but we got a 15% discount cause we had a passion card with us. There's many other discounts promotions. You can check it out at the The Singapore Flyer's official website. Each capsule can take 28 people but as it was not crowded that day, there's only 5 people in our capsule. The Singapore Flyer is the World's Largest Giant Observation Wheel with a height of 165 m. We were at the highest point of The Singapore Flyer, very great experience, could see the people clearly in the next capsule. View of the uncompleted future Singapore Sports Hub which will be open middle of this year. It looked very impressive from the website. We could also view the two domes at Gardens By the Bay. Fantatic view of Marina Bay from The Singapore Flyer. Using camera's zoom feature, I could see people at the roof top of Marina Bay Sands Hotel. Short video of the view of Marina Bay from The Singapore Flyer. View of Marina Bay Financial Centre from The Singapore Flyer
Sunday, March 2, 2014
The Chinatown Food Street is finally back in business and reopened on Saturday, Feb 22, 2014. Last Friday, my friend and I went there for some tea break after visiting the Singapore Food Trail and Singapore Flyer. The 100-metre street, located at Smith Street, has undergone a $5 million facelift which includes a high-ceiling glass shelter and a built-in cooling system. Glad that there's a roof so that we can still dine there on a rainy day but seems like the rain is absent for so many weeks in Singapore. Hope the rain will visit us soon. There are 24 street hawker shops, six shophouse restaurants and several street kiosks on the food street which will open from 11am to 11pm daily. There'a statue of the Samsui Woman at the top of the road sign infront of the food street. Majority of the samsui woman lived in Chinatown during the early days. They were a great contribution to the building of Singapore. You can read the history of them from infopedia. There's still some minor construction works going at the street. The first stall we hit must be the drinks stall, we were so hot and thirsty after a whole morning outing lol. I did not even remember to take photo of the food we ate lol. There were still many stalls but too tired to go round taking each stall. You can view the map of Smith Street from here.