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  • Come Down to Chinatown with the Kodak EB 100

    written by bao_wei on 2012-01-13 #places
    Come Down to Chinatown with the Kodak EB 100

    Chinatown is a well-known place for Chinese people, be it in Singapore, the US, etc. Today I am going to introduce the Chinatown in Singapore to you guys. Chinatown is an ethnic neighbourhood where strong Chinese cultural elements can be found and it is located within the larger district of Outram and here we call it as Niu Che Shui (牛车水) which means bull-cart water. It was called as such because back in the 19th century, water supply there were carried around by bull cart.

  • Come Down to Chinatown with Tooth Relic Temple

    written by bao_wei on 2012-02-06 #places
    Come Down to Chinatown with Tooth Relic Temple

    Chinatown is a place filled with Chinese culture, Chinese people, food, buildings etc. It is an important and favourite place for Chinese people who have been living overseas especially in western countries. It is where they find Chinese cuisine which they miss, streets with Chinese-inspired decorations (red lanterns, small God altars and many more) and most importantly, people of the same race. I would like to introduce a place in Chinatown (Singapore) and it is a must-see location. It is the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple which was built in 2007 and located in Temple Street.

  • Dragon Playing in the Playground

    written by bao_wei on 2012-01-17 #places
    Dragon Playing in the Playground

    Getting yourselves on the swing, running around with your friends playing catch (a game wherein someone ends up being tagged as "it" and chases the other players around), sinking your feet into the grains of sand and playing on the seesaw. Does this remind you guys of somewhere? Yes, it is an old kind of playground with a sandpit base. Today, I will introduce you guys to a unique playground with the design of a dragon which is located in Toa Payoh.

  • Waterloo Street Temple

    written by bao_wei on 2012-01-23 #places
    Waterloo Street Temple

    There is a very well known Kuan Yin (观音) Bodhisattva, the Goddess of Mercy's temple in Singapore and it is located in Waterloo Street. The name of the temple is Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple. It was built in 1884 and reconstructed in 1895. It is one of the oldest temples in Singapore. It was then reconstructed again in 1982 so as to increase their capacity for worshipers as there is an ever increasing number of worshipers over the years. Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple is also involved in health and educational organization through charity work.

  • Oldies Over at Toa Payoh

    written by bao_wei on 2012-01-19 #places
    Oldies Over at Toa Payoh

    If we talk about old public housing in Singapore, that would be Toa Payoh. Toa Payoh (大巴窑), located in the Central Region, is one of the oldest districts in Singapore. It had the first few satellite public housing estates of Singapore built there. The name itself is Hokkien and it means "big swamp" as there was a swampy area that preceded the later development of the market garden of Chinese people there.

  • Queenstown Has Old Buildings

    written by bao_wei on 2012-01-18 #places
    Queenstown Has Old Buildings

    Interested in old housing estates? I can introduce you guys to a place where you can find old housing estates. It is Queenstown! Queenstown, which is named after Queen Elizabeth II who had her coronation in 1952; is a housing estate during the early days of Singapore, even before Toa Payoh and Ang Mo Kio. It is located at the central-western end of Singapore and is only five to eight kilometres from the city.

  • My Favourite Patch of Greenary with the Soldiers

    written by bao_wei on 2012-01-25 #places
    My Favourite Patch of Greenary with the Soldiers

    "Greenery", the first thing that came across my mind is a big open field. Whenever I get to see a big patch of green field on a sunny day, a smile will be seen on my face! My favourite patch of greenery would be Kranji War Memorial which is a place with a historical background.