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The Singapore Flyer

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The Singapore Flyer has become an iconic landmark along the Marina Promenade ever since it started twirling  in 2008. If I remembered correctly, it was sometime during the Chinese New Year holidays.

It has been four years since it opened its doors to tourists and locals a like and I am finally making my first trip in the Singapore Flyer in 2012.

The Singapore Flyer took about 2 and a half years to complete is the tallest Ferris wheel in the world at the point of this post ( 28 July 2012). I must have my disclaimers in place right? Since it is always so plausible that there will be another taller and bigger Ferris Wheel appearing in some parts of the world.

Passenger capsules are installed on the external circumference of the Flyer and they are fully air conditioned. There were a total of 28 capsules.

Queuing up to board the capsules.

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The capusule has full glass walls which allows passengers to have a 360 degree view of the landscape and benches are available in the middle of the capsule for passengers to rest in the 30 minutes or so journey.

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The capsules are rotated slowly as the main frame of the Ferris wheel makes its revolution.

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At the highest point of the Singapore Flyer.

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We went there at about 6 plus and by the time it was on its way down the other side, it was starting to get dark and we could catch a glimpse of the illuminated city.

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As the capsules are in some motion, albeit very slow, I did get a bit of a headache as I have motion sickness problems.

The Singapore Flyer is a good way to slowly see the city and the sea beyond the Marina Promenade area.

But some people think that the ride was a little too long and can’t wait to get out

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But if you don’t really have the time nor the patience to sit through the 30 mins ride, you can always consider heading to the top of Marina Bay Sands to enjoy the view at your own time and target.

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High Tea @ Straits Cafe, Rendezvous Hotel

Weekend high-teas is a popular activity that many Singaporeans love to indulge in.

And without any advance reservations, you are unlikely to get a table in the more popular restaurants.

One lazy weekend, both me and Beebops woke up rather late, he said that since we are already kind of over our lunch time, why not just head out for High Tea instead.

After many phone calls later, we managed to get a table at Rendezvous Hotel’s Straits Cafe for our high tea.

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There was quite a sizeable spread of food items ranging from salads to seafood to sashimi.

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There were a couple of sections where you can make your own Popiah.

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And try not to be too over-zealous with your fillings else it would end up being quite a mouthful like mine. : -p

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There is also a counter which you can order Laksa and the chef would prepare it for you.

As you can see below it was awarded the award like 10years ago, but trust me it is still one of the better buffet laksa that I have tried.

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The laksa gravy has just the right quantity of coconut milk and the light consistency so that you don’t get sick of the gravy half way through your bowl.

All I can say the only thing missing is the cockles!

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Order a cup of tea when you are almost done with the spread.

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How can we not have the durian puree desserts when the glass sticker is “screaming” right next to us.

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Delicious! So much that I took 3 despite a very full stomach.

It isn’t overly sweet and it manages to retain that bittersweet taste that durians naturally possess.

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The high-tea spread honestly isn’t very big but I must say that whatever they had there was of quality and tasted good.

If my memory serves me well, it costs about $25 per person after a credit card discount. At that price, it left us feeling very satisfied and very full.

Rendezvous Grand Hotel – Straits Cafe
+65- 6335 ­1771 / 7
High Tea: 3:00pm to 5:30pm (Saturdays, Sundays & Public Holidays only)
9 Bras Basah Road, Singapore 189559

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Happy Lunar New Year to all!

For all those that know me. I do believe alot in feng shui and some other superstitous things that only our elders believe. For forecast of the year of the Ox for pigs do not seem to be very good neither would it be a very bad year ahead.

Went to sentosa with beebops to see their spring flowers display.

I’ve never been to one before though it has been held on a yearly basis since 2005. I’ve only seen pictures of the flowers. The sea of colours amidst the greenery in sentosa.

Compared to what i see in the pictures, this year’s display is really disappointing in the sense of the number of different species of flowers and the display designs.

We completed the whole trail so quickly, due to the lack of beautiful display to let us stand in awe for a good 5 mins, that we got a little hungry and wanted some “BRAIN” food.

The two nicer displays were the Rainbow and the Valentine’s Heart.


Okie scooting off to meet the “mumsie and the sissy”….

Once again…
HUAT AH!!!

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finally went to fly our kites.. it was bought 2 years ago and for the first time we are flying it.
it hard to find an open space in singapore that the gahment has not attempted to try to “improve, upgrade, extend” and what’s not in singapore.

So in some corner of singapore beebops suggested this close to untouched land where blockages were minimal.

My kite was such a breeze to fly! so perfectly design to catch the air below it’s wing span to let it glide effortlessly in the skies.

Kites are like relationships. Held to someone else by a thin thread.
The kite flyer has to learn to give enough slack to the kite when it tugs hard from that gust of wind. Too much tension in the thread would only lead the kite to break away from all the control that you have been giving it. Too much slack and the kite might end up in a tangled mess.

It’s all about giving and taking in the right quantities.

Rest assure my dear friends that there is nothing wrong with my r/ship.
Just one of my rare moments of epiphany. Treasure it! muahahaha…

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i was at hundred acre woods

when i was in love with pooh from my secondary days till university.

after i started working it died down…

but when i saw pooh at taka on afternoon, i could feel all the efferversence in me!
embarrassingly, the three of us went up to take a picture with the pooh and friends and the pictures turned out very beautiful and vibrant!

I felt like a kid again when i stood next to gloomy eeyore. so excited i could keep jumping on the spot.

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We’re going to the Zoo Zoo Zoo….

how about you? when was the last time you went to the zoo?

The last time i went was probably in Secondary School. That would be a decade ago..

Zoo trips are always filled with lots of laughter and excitement and of cos lots of breath holdings cos animals being animals do smell..

Finally i was back at the zoo, but it felt different.

In the sense that the feeling that the zoo gave is not really the same.. it became very profit driven, everywhere you walked there would be staff asking if you want to take picture with this animal or fee animals at a minimal donations of $5 or $10…

But i guess the zoo cannot just be depending on donations and at the same time sustain itself as a world class zoo.

i know how lame…. but the white tigers are behind me..

Kiss from a Rose by Seal


This seal is very well trained! he gets fed a fish for every picture that he poses for and boy does he smell fishy from an arm’s length. luckily he kissed my cap else i would have acne outbreak on my cheeks if he touched me with his whiskered mouth.. *bleahz*

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