Tuesday, January 13, 2015

My World Tuesday - Big Box Mall at Jurong East

Took this photo of Big Box Mall from the food court of opposite building (JEMS Shopping Mall). Jurong East Residents were spoilt with four big shopping malls (J Cube,JEMS,Westgate and Big Box) in the heartland.

The mall was linked to JEMS shopping mall via a bridge for easy access.

The new megastore in Jurong East features lifestyle products and services from groceries to furniture. It is a eight storey building with three storey of retail space with lots of space. Inside the mall, the ceiling were not done fancifully and kept very bare, making the whole place look very spacious. The best thing of this mall is that they have lots of seats (and yes, swinging seats) for tired shoppers.

Like this place a lot cause there were many cute decorations for the home and they were not expensive.

They dont have any restaurants in this mall but few food courts that sold food at reasonable prices.

At the basement, they have a hypermart with huge shelves with cartons of groceries, wow really tired me just shopping in this mall.

They even have counters selling food street like sausages, fried chicken wings, fish balls, etc.

Will visit this mall again cause even though there were a lot of shoppers, I dont find myself caught in human traffic with the vast space in here.

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Friday, January 9, 2015

Skywatch Friday - Ng Teng Fong Hospital

At first glance, I thought the building is another condominium project but on closer look, I realised it was a hospital. It really looked very beautiful and nothing like a hospital, love how the balcony curved.

The hospital was named after a rich tycoon, the late Mr. Ng Teng Fong cause his family donated a huge amount to the hospital.

Below a video of the hospital which was linked to some shopping malls and linked to the Jurong East MRT Station.

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Tuesday, January 6, 2015

My World Tuesday - Singapore River Taxi

This is the second time I am taking the Singapore River Taxi. The first time I took was only a short boat ride via Route 1 (see my earlier post).

This time, I took the Singapore River Taxi from Bayfront at Marina Bay Sands to Kim Seng. I need to change boats cause there's no direct service from Bayfront to Kim Seng. So I need to take the Route 2 and change at Clifford Pier and continue with Route 1.

My ticket cost me $7 for two routes ($4 for route 2 and $3 for route 1).

Payment for the River Taxi is exclusively by EZ Link Card (the smart card that we used for paying for fares on MRT trains and buses.) The EZ link card card can be purchased from MRT Stations and transit link office in most bus interchanges.

If pay in cash, the fare will be more than double the fare if using EZ link card if I am not wrong.

Can only use one EZ link Card per person per ticket and cannot be shared, so everyone need individual EZ link card to purchase individual ticket, and there's no top up facilities at these Singapore River Taxi's Kiosk, so best top up your EZ link card at MRT Stations or Bus Interchanges first before proceeding to purchase the Singapore River Taxi's tickets.

From the photo above, we took the river taxi from Bayfront Station (Route 2 in red) and travelled to Clifford Pier Station(about less than 10 mins ride) - $4 and changed boat at this station and proceed from Clifford Pier Station to Kim Seng Station (Route 1 in purple) - $3(about 20 to 30 mins), so total fare is $7 per person and there's 4 of us so total fare is $28 if we would to take the normal road taxi will definitely cost less than $20 but we wanted to have the boat experience and love the sea breeze while in the boat and the scenery along the river is superb.

If you do not want to take both Route 2 and Route 1, can take the Route 1, the longer route (see circled in above photo)and the fare is only $3.

The below photo is Clifford Pier (built in 1933, Clifford Pier used to be a landing point for immigrants and other sea passengers.) Can read more about Clifford Pier from Wikipedia.

As the river taxi cruised, can view the Singapore Tourism Mascot, The Merlion.

Nice scenery and cool breeze, as we cruised along the Singapore River, really fun, a must try for tourist and Singaporean. Really, most Singaporeans did not know about this service (from the feedback I got from my relatives and friends hahaha), now after seeing my photos, my friends are all going to try the Singapore River Taxi based on my recommendations.

This Colourful bridge is known as The Alkaff Bridge, was painted in January 2004 in vibrant colours by Filipino artist Pacita Abad (1946–2004) and a team of rope specialists. The artist and her crew of helpers used 55 different colours and more than 900 litres of industrial-strength paint to transform the bridge into Singapore's first "Bridge of Art".

Finally we arrived our destination at Kim Seng, there's one last station after Kim Seng called Jiak Kim where Great World City Shopping Mall is, I think we alight one station too early hahaha.

A short video of the river taxi.

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Saturday, January 3, 2015

Pink Saturday - Candies

Christmas may be over but the christmas decorations were still up at some mall. Saw these beautiful candies decorations at Suntec City Shopping Mall.

The christmas tree looked like a game board I saw in a games show on TV. I think it was "The Price is Right".

It was part of a christmas promotion where shoppers spending more than $50 get three chances to drop a ball from the top of the tree to fall into the sock at the bottom. They get to win a prize.

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Friday, January 2, 2015

Skywatch Friday - Happy New Year 2015

My first post for 2015, wishing everyone a very Happy New Year. May there be peace on earth and no more disasters.

Many penned their wishes for the new year on the huge balloons and the huge balloons were floated in Marina.

This year being the 50th anniversary of Singapore, the red ballons were shaped in the number 50.

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