Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Singapore Sports Hub - The New Stadium

This is the new stadium replacing the old stadium. The 35 hectare Sports Hub cost $1.3 billion to built with a 55,000 capacity.

The retractable roof provide comfort cooling for spectators, which when completed will be the largest free spanning structure in the world.

You can read more about the design and information from wikipedia.

Thought the seats in red and white looked so beautiful, the same colour as the red and white Singapore Flag.

The whole stadium has a dome shaped, it also has running tracks just outside the gate.

You can now catch the inside view of the National Stadium via the West End at Gate 1.


The West End is open from 10am to 7pm on the following dates

23 August (Saturday)

24 August (Sunday)

30 August (Saturday)

31 August (Sunday)

For more information on the Sports Hub, you can view it from the Sports Hub's official website.

If you are curious on how the old National Stadium looked like, you can view my old post.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Singapore Sports Hub/Kallang Wave Mall - Rock Climbing

Finally the Singapore Sports Hub was completed, so we decided to head to the new stadium to admire the beautiful building. Will post details about the building in another post. The complex costs $1.3 billion to build.

We took the MRT and alighted at the Stadium Station. The Stadium Station was named after the stadium in the vicinity. It was designed by WOHA Architects and was awarded with Design Of The Year of the President's Design Award 2010.

There's a mall beside the Sports Hub Building and was named Kallang Wave Mall. The wave (known as the Mexican wave in the anglosphere outside North America) is an example of metachronal rhythm achieved in a packed stadium when successive groups of spectators briefly stand, yell, and raise their arms. Immediately upon stretching to full height, the spectator returns to the usual seated position. In Singapore the wave is known as the Kallang Wave, and is widely seen as a symbol of Singaporean national identity. It is routinely performed at football matches involving the Singapore national football team or Singapore LIONSXII. The Kallang Wave is named after the location of the National Stadium in Kallang. Source: Wikipedia.

The National Stadium was demolished and the new Singapore Sports Hub replaced the old stadium.

Inside the mall, there's a lot of restaurants,food court, a hypermart, shops, etc.

But the one that caught most people's eyes must be the Rock Climbing Wall.

The kids were fantastic, they show no fear and able to climb with ease. You can check the rates from their website.

Short videos showing the climbers

Monday, August 11, 2014

Singapore Flower

Singapore will be turning 50 years old next year. So there's this project to get everyone to help make the singapore flowers from recycled bags for next year Chingay in celebrating Singapore turning 50.

Chingay is a National Event is also the largest street performance and float parade in Asia. From the main parade site to the heartlands, this street extravaganza epitomises the dynamism of Singapore's vibrant and multicultural society. The word Chingay is equivalent to the Mandarin zhuang yi (妆艺), which means "the art of costume and masquerade" in the Hokkien dialect.

You can read more from its official website.

To learn how to make the Singapore Flowers from recycled bags, you can view from the You Tube Video.

Yesterday, we were at my brother's house trying to make the flowers, look easy but is not easy at first try hahaha. Need lots of patience.

The flowers were all made by my eldest sister.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Singapore National Day

On 9th August 2014 will be Singapore 49th National Day. Singaporeans have started to hang the country flag with pride. But some are still hanging the flag the wrong way.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Westgate Shopping Mall Jurong - Westgate Wonderland (playground with a huge treehouse)

It is the June School Holiday in Singapore as well as the Great Singapore Sales. Besides busy shopping for the great sale, parents can bring the kids to the Westgate Wonderland (a playground with a huge treehouse) at Westgate Mall. The playground must be the best playground found in a shopping mall in Singapore.

The playground is located on Level 4 of the mall and admission is free.

Ten metres tall treehouse that comes with climbing robes and slides.

A large watering can with an active spray nozzle, a delight with the kids.

The blue bells flowers that respond to touch with musical sounds and lights.

Swings in shape of pumpkins.

When night falls, the playground comes alive with special lighting and sound effects.