I recently visited Singapore Art Musem (SAM for short). As a student I got free entry though it usually costs SGD10 for adults. The museum is set in a beautiful colonial building built during the nineteenth century as a missionary … Continue reading →
It was expensive at MYR 40 per person but I love a view from above and couldn’t resist going in a revolving viewing tower for the first time, at Menara Taming Sari in Malacca. As you can see, it is … Continue reading →
This was my first Lunar New Year (or Chinese New Year) in Singapore, in fact my first in a Chinese-majority country. Despite the almost incessant rain I wanted to see how Singapore celebrates this festival.
We started at Uncle Ho’s River Hongbao at Marina Bay Float, where we saw enormous models of Chinese deities and other symbols. Then we moved on to Chinatown where stalls were set up along the side of the road selling all sorts of colourful decorations, food and flowers. The following day we visited Sentosa Flowers. Sculptures covered in flowers taught us some Chinese legends, with garden sections devoted to the four seasons and a giant sand snake sculpture on the beach.
Photo Gallery – please click on the images to view as a slideshow and read the captions.
A sign told us it would spew out fortune numbers at certain times, and we waited but there were no fortune numbers for us!
One of the many stalls in Chinatown.
Selling colourful decorations, but not selling much at this time due to the rain.
Singaporeans love having their photo taken!
One of the many Chinese legends told with flowers at Sentosa.
At Sentosa, to usher in the year of the water snake.