Sungei Road Thieves Market

Sungei Road Thieves Market

Sungei Road Thieves Market

Update: It has been announced that the last day of operation for Sungei Road Thieves’ Market will be on 10th July 2017.  Yet another Singapore heritage gone…

 

When was the last time you visited Sungei Road Thieves Market? Wait………….did you know that it actually exists (as of writing) and will soon no longer be in existence? Read More

waterway point entrance

Waterway Point Shopping Mall in Punggol

waterway point nice view

Waterway Point Shopping Mall located beside Punggol MRT station(Exit A) has finally opened. The long suffering “Punggolians” (nickname for Punggol residents) especially those who have waited for a bloody long time for a proper shopping mall in Punggol; finally have their prayers answered. The soft opening was on 18th January 2016 with shops being opened in a progressive manner up until the official opening in 2nd quarter of 2016.

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coney island park butterfly

Coney Island Park Singapore

punggol promenade fishing

On a sunny day in December (even though the monsoon season is raging), Lao Beng took bus no. 84 from the Punggol Bus Interchange to Punggol End en route to visit the much talked/hyped about Coney Island Park.

Coney Island Park is also called Pulau Serangoon is a 50 hectare island located north east of Singapore. It was opened in October 2015 and has seen many visitors since its inception.

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wet market chicken stall

The beautiful charm of Singapore’s wet markets

singapore wet markets

When was the last time you visited a wet market in Singapore? It does not count if you only visited the hawker centre to grab your daily hawker food.

Nowadays, there are many supermarkets located in shopping centres as well as in the heartlands. Singaporeans will usually do their grocery and foodstuff shopping after work at air-conditioned supermarkets. Read More

haw par villa entrance

Haw Par Villa Theme Park

haw par villa entrance

Almost every place of attraction in Singapore needs an entrance fee, entrance to Haw Par Villa however, is free. It had been more than twenty odd years since Lao Beng last visited Haw Par Villa when I was just in primary school. I still remember I was haunted by the sights that greeted me and had nightmares for a couple of days.

Back then, I will have this creepy feeling of being watched in Haw Par Villa. It is as though the eyes of the statues followed me wherever I went…..

So, on a quiet weekday during the 7th Lunar month (Hungry Ghost Festival), I finally decided to revisit Haw Par Villa again. Unlike last time when it was arduous to travel to Haw Par Villa, it is so much more convenient now as the Haw Par Villa MRT Station (CC25) is just beside it.

The strange coincidence is that on the same day I visited Haw Par Villa, Singapore Tourism Board broke the news that they had appointed Journeys, a travel company to operate and manage Haw Par Villa but admission will still be free.

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