Friday, October 21, 2022

Fullerton Hotel Floral Decoration for Deepavali

Was at the Fullerton Hotel for a buffet lunch, spotted this beautiful floral decoration at the hotel in time for Deepavali next week. At first sight, I though the floral was surrounded by little lamp oil but was actually LED light.

After lunch, walked around Singapore River, it was so beautiful especially after the rain.

 Realise time passes so fast, these 3 years, did not do any travelling and my passport expiring soon. Hopefully, I can resume travelling next year. 

At the time of writting, I am still covid free but most of my family members had covid but mild symptoms and recover well and fast.

Now there urge for us to vaccinate the new bivalent vaccine. I am so scare of vaccination, already vaccinated 3 doses and my last booster was so painful and was sick for 2 days. 

Hope the covid virus will disappear soon. 

Monday, July 18, 2022

Capita Springs - New 51-storey skyscraper in CBD has S'pore's tallest observatory deck & rooftop farm

The latest attraction in Singapore must be Capital Spring new 51 storey skycraper.  It is Singapore tallest observatory deck and rooftop farm and open to the public.

Please check the opening hours in the website before heading down and sometimes the observatory will be closed for maintenance or private event.

Mondays - Fridays Level 17 - 20: 8:30am - 10:30am 2:30pm - 6:00pm The time slot of 10:30am - 2:30pm is strictly for CapitaSpring tenants, Citadines guests and restaurant patrons only
There's a queue to enter but the queue is a moving queue , takes us only about 10 minutes to reach the lift.

Head up to the 51st floor first to the observatory deck and rooftop garden.

Great place to view the whole of Singapore.
The roof top garden is fantastic with lots of vegetables growing.

Spotted Daikon Radish

View of MBS from the observatory deck

After visiting Level 51, head to Level 17 to Level 20. It spans four levels of greenery for social and activity spaces.

After visiting the observatory deck on Level 51 and green Oasis on Level 17 to 20, take the lift back to the ground level and head to the Hawker centre via escalator to Level 2 and 3. The hawker centre, which was previously known as the Golden Shoe Hawker Centre located at the Golden Shoe Carpark (where Capita Spring is located now).


Friday, December 24, 2021

Labrador Park Walking Tour Part 3 - Bukit Chermin Boardwalk (view of Sentosa) and Keppel Marina

Our next destination on our Labrador Walking Tour is Bukit Chermin Boardwalk. We can view Sentosa from here and many beautiful apartments too. 

The Bukit Chermin Baordwalk leads to Keppel Marina where lots of boats anchor. One can go for boat rides in here.
Spotted a beautiful condominium - that's the Reflection of Keppel Bay. Very expensive apartment in the millions.

View of all the beautiful housing bring us to the ned of our Labrador Walk which takes about three hours or more. Enjoyed the walking trip even more especially we cant travel now.
View of Keppel Marina


Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Labrador Park Walking Tour Part 2 - Labrador Nature Reserve

Part Two of our walk in Labrador Park was the Labrador Nature Reserve. Here we spend more time walking and lots of climbing too. We interested in few interesting old ruins (circled in photo).
Just follow the signboard to Dragon Teeth Gate. 

On the way, we spotted a lots of wild chicken.

Long Ya Men (simplified Chinese龙牙门traditional Chinese龍牙門pinyinlóngyáménMalayBatu Berlayar) or Dragon's Teeth Gate, is the name Chinese explorer Wang Dayuan recorded for Batu Belayar, a craggy granite outcrop that formerly stood at the gateway to Keppel Harbour in Singapore. In his description, “The strait runs between the two hills of the Danmaxi (Temasek) natives which looked like dragon’s teeth.” From there, the name Long Ya Men or Dragon Teeth’s Gate was born.    For more information, please read from source  

Located on an outcrop at the southernmost end of Labrador Park, the iconic seven-metre tall structure at Tanjong Berlayer served as a navigational beacon for boats and ships approaching Keppel Harbour in the mid-20th century. Ships entering the harbor used the red Berlayer Beacon as a visual marker to navigate themselves towards the harbour. 

For more information, please view from source.  

Labrador Park machine gun post, facing the sea in anticipating the enemies coming to attack from the sea.

The remaining structures of the gun casemates and the underground bunkers of the old Fort .

Spotted lots of fungus growing in the reserve

Lots of walking in Labrador Park. Rememebr to bring insect repellant but we were not bitten at all, thanks to nice cooling weather that day.

Ended our walk of the Nature Reserve at this hotel. So we walked back to our next destination for the Bukit Chermin Boardwalk. 

Our walking route - 
1. Berlayer Creek (Board Walk)
2. Labrador Nature Reserve
3. Bukit Chermin Boardwalk (view of Sentosa)
4.Keppel Marina