may 2011 – she wouldn’t approve of me putting up her picture here, but, oh well…
4 may 2011 – i was still waiting for my employment pass in Singapore to be approved. therefore, I had some time to tour the city before my life revolves around my work…
hallway of singapore art museum (sam)
mirror placed at the top & bottom of circular bookshelves to create an illusion of never-ending books
an installation of mirrors & bulbs representing something which i am unable to recall
tunic made up of squirrels’ skin, to convey a message which i am unable to remember… at all.
a piece by a Malaysian artist
wings, made from slippers of ex-convicts of changi prison
close-up of said slippers. note the convict’s number
“flying angels” by an indonesian artist
a piece to represent the disparity between the poor & the rich
violence vs innocence
an abrupt end.
2 may 2011 – the thought of visiting a museum may bore some (or most?) people. but not me. i enjoy discovering the history of a place, though at the end of the day, i may not necessarily remember the facts i learnt *sheepish*
view of the national museum of singapore from across the street.
the construction of the dome of this building is said to have driven a chinese contractor to madness.
interesting spiral staircase within the building.
there was an exhibition of the history of black dresses going on when I was there. the dress with a guitar at the rear is designed by Karl Lagerfeld in 1983.
bottles of carbonated drinks of old
herbs & spices
put your nose near the funnel-shaped metal piece, pull the ring, and you will get a whiff of the corresponding herbs/spices.
containers for takeaways. a far cry from our styrofoam packs now.
john little’s of old
e-guide round the museum
blast from the past
set aside one whole day for a detailed visit with a relaxing break at their in-house cafe.
may 2011 – dinner treat by a diving buddy, bee huat. he suggested Mad For Garlic at Suntec City.
it was pretty empty on a weekday but great ambience. friendly waitresses too.
i had pasta with garlic (what else?). i love garlic so this is a perfect dish for me.
bee huat ordered the pizza to share, saying i look like someone who can really eat. i think he secretly ordered this more for himself.
great dining place for a quiet evening to catch up.
25 april 2011 – elaine, a friend from my hometown, came for a visit a while back. she suggested to have our dinner at singapore food trail, near the flyer.
the famous hokkien mee
ice ball… shaved ice with red bean filling, drenched in syrup.
the whole place has a 60’s feel to it. great photo opportunity!
worth a visit…