Wednesday, September 24, 2014

River Taxi along Singapore River

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.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Changi Beach

Last weekend, spend a lazy day at Changi Point Beach.

There's a ferry terminal at Changi Point, where the boats will travel to Pulau Ubin (Singapore-dont need to have a passport to travel there) and to Pengerang, southern tip of Johor (Malaysia - need passport to travel there).

Wonder what these kids looking at, maybe some sea creatures.

Younger kids might like the playground at the beach.

Older folks prefer fishing.

I prefer to just laze around looking what's going around me, love the sea view, listening to the sounds of the waves and the occasional boats passing by.

Changi Beach is near Changi International Airport, that's explained the several planes flying nearby. I zoomed on the planes, could easily identify the name of the airlines.

Wild grasses

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Tiong Bahru Housing Estate and Market

Tiong Bahru is one of the oldest housing estate in Singapore and were gazetted by the Urban Redevelopment Authority for Conservation.

It has a very famous market with lots of food stalls selling very good food.

On the ground floor is the wet market selling vegetables, poultry, fruits, etc.

The cooked food stalls were on the second floor of the market.

It is not difficult to figure out the famous and good food stall, just look out for the queues during lunch and dinner time.

This used to be a famous coffee shop but has since closed for renovation. Doubt after renovation, they were the same owners.

The apartment blocks have very unique spiral staircases which makes them outstandng from the rest of the apartment blocks in other parts of Singapore.

The estate consists of about 30 apartment blocks with a total of over 900 units. The apartment blocks are made up of two to five-storey flats and the units are assorted three to five-room apartments.

Took these photos recently, the hanging of flags were due to the recent celebration of Singapore's birthday on 9th August. On normal days we dont hang the flags on our apartments, they can only be hung for one month from 9th August to celebrate the occasion.

Spotted a couple of hotels in the vicinity.

Found this nice bakery shop selling very tasty and good nonya kuehs.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Mid Autumn Lanterns 2014 at Garden By The Bay

Last weekend, headed to Gardens By The Bay to view the mid autumn lanterns. The last day for the viewing was on 14th September 2014.

The lanterns were decorated with theme of the chinese legends and also with some foreign countries landmarks.