Thursday, February 27, 2014

Balestier Heritage Trail - Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall - Part 2

Inside the villa is the museum which features a new storyline and new galleries that introduce key community leaders in the early 20th century; highlights Nanyang as a base for the Revolution; and explores the impact and influences of the 1911 Chinese Revolution on the Singapore Chinese community.

Some activity game in the museum.

How to get there: Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall's Address 12 Tai Gin Road S(327874) Tel: (+65) 6256 7377 Opening Hours Tuesdays to Sundays 10:00 am to 5:00 pm Closed on Mondays Admission Free admission for Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents (please present ID for verification). For more information you can view the information from here.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Balestier Heritage Trail - Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall - Part 1

Another famous attraction in Balestier is the Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall.

Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall (SYSNMH), a heritage institution under the National Heritage Board, traces Dr. Sun's revolutionary activities in the Southeast Asian region and highlights the impact of the 1911 Chinese Revolution on Singapore as well as Singapore's contributions to the Revolution. You can find out more about the memorial hall from its official website.

Description of the building found on the plaque near the statue.

The fruit that Dr. Sun Yat Sen loves is the chiku or ren xin guo. It is known as other names as in this list.

There was a two-metre tall bronze wall mural which spans 60 metres which depicts scenes of Singapore as a fishing village in the 1840s and the Sook Ching Massacre in 1942.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Balestier Heritage Trail- Zhongshan Park

It was nice taking a stroll in Balestier, one can discover past history of Singapore. You can read my old posts on my past visits to Balestier.

You can find more information from the plaque infront of the Zhongshan park.

As part of the overall master plan to integrate the adjacent Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall within the project, an area covering 4,624sqm has been dedicated as a public park, called “Zhongshan park”, in honour of Dr Sun Yat Sen (the founding father of the Republic of China). source

There are hotels, restaurants, etc beside the park. Was surprised to find the park so beautiful.

Family enjoy day out at the park.

Next post on Sun Yat Sen Memorial Hall.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Taking a stroll in Ang Mo Kio Heartland

Last weekend, hubby and me went to Ang Mo Kio Heartland for dinner and took a stroll in the estate. Saw the estate well decorated for Chinese New Year too.

Being the year of the horse, saw a pair of horses in the middle of the heartland.

Well loved God of Fortune.

Friday, February 7, 2014

Chinese New Year 2014 - River Hong Bao Performance

Some short videos of the performance at the River Hong Bao 2014. Enjoyed the performance very much even though it was crowded.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Chinese New Year 2014 - River Hong Bao Part

There were so many people like the chinese proverb people mountain people sea 人山人海 meaning "huge crowds of people" .

Admission is free and the last day for the exhibits is this Saturday 8th February 2014.

Favourite among the crowds must be the God of Fortune.

This year the God of Fortune seems to have a huge pot belly, guess lots of luck this year from God of Fortune hahaha.

Lots of lanterns on display but trying to get a good photo of the lanterns proved difficult, too many people blocking the view of the lanterns.