Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Christmas 2014 on Pedestrian Night in Orchard road, Singapore

Last Saturday night was pedestrian night, the third closure of part of Orchard Road for the pedestrian night. The theme for the 3rd pedestrian night was Christmas on a great street. You can read more about the six month event on Pedestrian night from official website.

Was great that part of Orchard Road was closed, easier to take photos of the christmas decoration along the street, but my photography skills was terrible lol.

Even our Merlion was out on Orchard Road celebrating christmas.

This is a rather new mascot, little durian star. the mascot for Singapore at the World Expo in Shanghai in 2010.

Christmas tree infront of Heeren.

Christmas tree infront of Paragon

Christmas tree at Ion Orchard

Difficult to take good photos of christmas decoratiion at Ion Orchard, too many people.

Short Video of event going on during Pedestrian Night at Orchard Road, featuring local singers Jack and Rai.

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Sunday, December 7, 2014

Seletar Mall

There's a new shopping mall called Seletar Mall in one of the furthest corner of Singapore on the east side. For those not familar (especially tourists), you can take the MRT train (NEL Line (purple colour)) to Sengkang MRT Station and dont exit the station on arrival, take the escalator to the LRT platform (top level in the station) and take the LRT train to Fernvale Station (SW5) on the west loop (dont take the East loop). The mall is just next to Fernvale LRT Station.

The duration of the driveless train is quite frequent so dont worry about rushing to board the LRT Train.

Inside the mall, almost the same as any malls around Singapore with lots of restaurants, food court, eateries, etc but as the mall is new, the queue to eat in the restaurants are pretty long.

Spotted a huge christmas tree in the mall, is beautiful, was made out of recycled bottles.

We did not want to queue to eat in the mall, so we exit the mall and headed to fernvale point (neighbourhood shops/coffeeshop) just next to the mall.

It is not air conditioned but the outdoor seating had lots of fans so is quite comfy to eat here and the food is good too with reasonable prices.

I dont stay around here so is nice to walk around the neighbourhood. Interesting to spot a cobbler having some business repairing shoes. This is a dying trade, not many street cobbler can be found around Singapore anymore. I know there's still some at People Park Complex.

Sengkang is a pretty young town, with lots of new flats. These flats are known as HDB flats (not private condominium), although they are subsidized and known as public housing, they are really not cheap and are in the six figure sum in S$. Standard of living in Singapore has really risen a lot.

Friday, December 5, 2014

Changi Airport Jewel

This is going to be a new project for Changi Airport. It is known as the jewel of Changi Airport.

Read more about it from Changi Airport Website.

Look out for it. It has only started construction and will be ready in end 2018.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Changi Airport Terminal 3 - Playtime for kids

Changi Airport seems like a huge shopping mall instead of an airport.  Kids having fun with kiddies rides and playground for the youngs and very youngs.  There's a fee to play in here. For free playground, there's one nearby but I did not take photo of it.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Mickey and Minnie Mouse Christmas Decoration at Changi Airport Terminal 2

At Changi Airport Terminal 2, the christmas decoration were that of two giant Mickey and Minnie Mouse Christmas Decoration. Very beautiful indeed.