Seletar Reservoir

Upper Seletar Reservoir In The Mist

I drove past Upper Seletar Reservoir one evening. The rain had just stopped. A thin mist hovered over the water. It’s a scene I’ve only seen in movies.

Singapore Botanic Gardens and the Heart of Orchid Hybridization

Singapore Botanic Gardens is the heart of orchid hybridization work in Singapore. Whenever I visit the Singapore Botanic Gardens, I look forward to seeing the orchids on display at the National Orchid Garden. There are so many varieties of shapes and colours. The Gardens is…

Am I a patriotic Singaporean?

National Day is drawing near. The local radio stations saw it fit to start a ritual of broadcasting the “famous” National Day songs, like a countdown to the actual day. This morning, over the radio, I found out that the most popular National Day song,…

G Hotel Standard Room

Photos of G Hotel Singapore

Part of my weekend activity is to visit interesting places in Singapore, and the beautiful old architecture littered around China town and older parts of Singapore has always caught my attention. Some old shop houses are converted into boutique hotels – one of them is…

Stockholm Syndrome in Singapore :)

Just finished reading a very interesting article titled “Stockholm Syndrome and Hostage Mentality” which describes the bonding that occurs between a hostage and his or her hostage-taker as a survival mechanism. The author George Kohlrieser highlighted several cases of real-life hostage situations whereby the hostages…

Boutique Hotel, Singapore – the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

When it comes to Boutique hotel, Singapore has it all! And if you are looking for last minute hotels, Singapore offers many more choices. Read on! What’s so “Boutique” about the hotel? Boutique hotels are typically unique properties operated by individuals or companies with a…

Singapore Postal Codes – revealing the meaning behind the codes

What’s in a number? You may ask. Well, the Singapore postal codes – a 6–digit string of numeral is the backbone of efficient postal delivery by the Singapore Post. For those of you wondering, Singapore postal codes started off life as humble 2 digits. Over…

Wontons and Pork Dumplings

Elsie and I cooked up a small storm of wontons and pork dumplings over the weekend. I met her at Square 2 after work on Friday for dinner and some shopping. We went up to the MMMM! store on the 4th floor. This place sells…

How is the Singapore Weather?

Maybe the “how’s the Singapore weather” question should be re-phrased to… how HOT is it in Singapore? Some have said there are only 3 seasons in Singapore, hot, hotter and hottest! It’s not an overstatement to say that it is summer all year round here….

Singapore Flag

Singapore flag, Flag of Singapore

The Singapore flag consists of two equal horizontal sections, red above white. In the upper left section is a white crescent moon and 5 white stars forming a circle. I used to stare up at the flag of Singapore flapping on a flag pole for…

Old Train Station in Seoul

Homeless in Seoul

Homeless in Seoul is a thoughtful post written by my sister after she visited Seoul. I was in Seoul early this year and was a little disappointed. Not that the city was not a vibrant fun place. But I was looking for something with a…

Cycling At Changi Park Connector

Elsie joined this meetup group online known as the Singapore Adventurous & Nature-Lovers and they organize outdoor activities like hiking, biking, camping etc. They organized this cycling for beginners session meeting at Changi Village on Sunday. The plan was to rent a bike and ride…

Singapore East Coast Park – Getting There

Getting to East Coast park The park is accessible via public transport in the form of bus services, available on East Coast Park Service Road. Underpasses also link the park to the nearby Marine Parade housing estate and the Bayshore condominium. 1. Take SBS Transit…

Singapore East Coast: park or beach?

Let’s get the fact straight, Singapore East Coast is more a park than a beach hangout – so don’t expect to see bikini-clad girls playing beach volleyball or semi-naked bodies baking in the sun.  🙂 Nope, sorry, none of that. If you are looking for…