Seletar Reservoir

Upper Seletar Reservoir In The Mist

In 2006, I wrote about driving past Upper Seletar Reservoir one evening after work. 2017 Update: Someone actually filmed this part of the journey.   Original Post I drove past Upper Seletar Reservoir one evening after work. See an introduction at the NParks website. The rain had just stopped. I looked…

Singapore Botanic Gardens and Orchid Hybridization

  Orchid hybridization mixes and matches different orchid breeds to create new beautiful blossoms. I am very proud that Singapore Botanic Gardens is a pioneer and is one of the top centres for orchid research and hybridisation. I personally think that naming and presenting a new orchid hybrid to important…

Private Condo Pool

Singapore Property Market New Launches – Boutique Condo Developers’ Gimmicks

I noticed a slew of new Singapore property launches recently – the Central Suites @ geylang lor 25 and Centra Studios @lor 25a, Belle Calista, [email protected], Viva [email protected] Pasir Panjang (launching soon)and the list goes on. I dug in more and noticed a few trends. FIRST, the developers are pushing…

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, in a recent vote, is…

Eventful evening at Choa Chu Kang Park Connector – collision between cyclist and rollerblader

It’s started off as a leisure evening stroll along pangsua park connector (in Choa Chu Kang vicinity) on a Sat evening. I was making my way back home when the accident occurred. Actually I didnt notice the accident as I was too preoccupied with listening to the music on my…

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 G-hotel. A contemporary looking boutique…

Looking for last minute hotels? Singapore offer some of the Best Deals

Here are some Tips on how to find last minute hotels in Singapore and more. First Stop: Hotel Review Sites Finding the best deal for a hotel is not that difficult but it does take up a bit of your time to research. But for those last minute vacations, you…

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 not only bonded with their…

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 small collection. It is 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 the years, it has evolved…

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. And it is not just…

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 most of my school days…