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Naval Base Singapore | The Long and Winding Road. Highlights of a heritage tour of Sembawang, “Sembawang Beyond the Slumber”, with a focus on the Sembawang that I was familiar with in the 1970s. This was conducted through the Sembawang Public Library on 27 March 2011. The two and a half hour tour included a visit to the last kampung mosque in Singapore, as well as to several other points of interest in Sembawang: The Sembawang of the 1970s was a place that I spent many a happy moment at. Back then, it was a place that, as with many of the coastal areas of Singapore, had the air of a sleepy part of Singapore where one could escape from the hustle and bustle of the urban world that I had in brought up in. The Mata Jetty at the end of Sembawang Road had then been the focal point of many of the seemingly long journeys to the northern most area of Singapore, dominated then (as it is now) by the huge shipyard around which life seemed in those northern part, to revolve around.

Mdm. Around the St. St. Another view of the bunker's entrance. Biba_0202jul06.pdf. The NS Song for Singapore. Sembawang Hot Spring - Guide, Directions and Photojournal. See full pictures from Sembawang Hot Springs as it was originally published on TheSmartLocal.com b2ap3_thumbnail_IMG_0911-Copy.JPG "A hot spring has been discovered on some property at the 12th mile at Chan Chu Kang belonging to Mr. Seah Eng Keong. The spring is in a piece of swampy ground, and the water is said to be boiling hot... " - Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser, 9th Dec 1908 Yup, you read that right. History of the Sembawang Hot Springs The Sembawang Hot Spring was found in 1909 by a Chinese merchant by the name of Seah Eng Keong, the son of Chinese pioneer Seah Liang Seah. A well was built along the spring, which became popular with the villagers, who frequently sought the waters for their supposed healing powers.

Soft drinks firm Fraser & Neave (F&N) acquired the site in 1922, and set up a bottling plant at nearby Semangat Ayer to tap the mineral water, which they labelled Seletaris. During its peak, up to 1,000 people visited the hot spring on weekends. Also Read. S: Singapore Parenting & Lifestyle Blog: 12 Places in Singapore to Bring your Children Before They Grow Up. While we want our children to grow up and see as much as the world as possible, some places are best experienced before adulthood.

In fact, some of these gems are right here in Singapore, waiting to be discovered! I guess I don't have to tell you that children learn best while being outdoors, especially if done together as a family. Bringing them out not only brings everybody together but also helps the little people learn and expand their horizons. More importantly though, it is really about the memories because these are the memories that last a lifetime when the kids have long grown up. So build up a memory bank you will all treasure for a lifetime with this round-up of 12 of the best places in Singapore to take your children before they grow up. 1.

Every Saturday mornings between 9am and 11am, ALL fire stations, except Jurong Island Fire Station, open their doors to the public. 2. 3. KidsSTOP, a 3,000-sqm, S$10 million children’s science centre, opens on 6 June 2014. 4. 6. 7. 8. 9. Apartment Interior Design Inspiration. VIDEO: Eating through Singapore in 24 hours. Singapore Cinema Price Guide 2014 for Golden Village, Shaw, Cathay & FilmGarde | mitsueki ♥ | Singapore Lifestyle Blogger - Food, Fashion, News & Utter Randomness. Just sharing this really useful chart that I found on Couponicious Singapore: The following chart is only comparing the 4 major players, ie. GV, Cathay, Shaw & Film Garde on the 2D movie ticket as EngWah is slated to open their brand new 10 digital halls at WE-Empress Square in Clementi sometime in mid 2014. Coming soon will the chart on 3D movie tickets and other premium movie experience such as GV’s Gold Class & Cathay’s Platinum Movie Suite. 1.

Golden Village DBS/POSB : $1 OFF for 2D movie. 2. NTUC card : $7.50. 3. UOB card : $8.00 – $10.50. Students get to go on special rates for some days in a week. Before 6 pm, the Golden village allows the senior citizens to buy a ticket only for $4.50 from Monday to Friday. Golden Village is probably the most pro-family cinema in Singapore. In Shaw Theatres, kids below the age of 6 could enjoy FREE movie tickets with each Adult ticket purchased, valid before 2 PM on weekdays. Credits: Couponicious Singapore Found this useful? 18 Best Singapore Restaurants with NO GST & NO Service Charge. The Best Non-GST Restaurants in Singapore You know that tiny script at the end of the menu that sneakily declares "Prices subject to GST and service tax.

" I don't know about you, but when I'm blinded by hunger I tend to miss it. And then when my bill arrives and I notice the additional costs, I die a little bit inside. In order for that to never ever happen again, here's a list of 18 Singapore restaurants that do not charge GST or Service tax! 1. Source: @biteclubsg To me, the only thing better than pizza is a huge pizza. Address: 56 Zion Road, Singapore 247781 | 6 Greenwood Avenue, Hillcrest Park, Singapore 289195 2. Source: @namnamnoodlebar Vietnamese food is not only incredibly tasty, the ingredients used are also really light.

Address: 252 North Bridge Road, Singapore 179103 3. Source: @monkiepoo Yup, this just in - French food no longer has to cost a fortune. Address: 10 Jalan Serene, Serene Centre #01-05, Singapore 258748 4. Source: The ART Address: 30 Cashew Road, Singapore 679697 5. 7. Hougang Food Guide - 10 Delicious Gems in the Heartlands. Hougang Food Trail If you think the heartlands are boring, think again. Just dig a little deeper and you'll find unexpected gems right in your backyard - or void deck to be precise. Discover hipster cafes before they're cool or go on hawker hunts for the best Bak Chor Mee and Lor Mee. Hougang has it all, so the next time your friends jio you to go cafe hopping around Tiong Bahru or Haji Lane, consider checking out a heartland like Hougang instead.

If you're still not convinced, here's a list of 10 delicious hangouts in Hougang, with options perfect for a family feast or quick bite before starting your day. - Around Simon Road - 1. Source: Soon Soon Teochew Porridge Hougang is famous for being a Teochew enclave. As a Teochew girl myself, Teochew Porridge is the epitome of comfort food, especially when it tastes just like my Ah Gong's cooking. Address: 13 Simon Road, Singapore 545897 2. Source: aprilyap Lola's has been garnering a lot of hype on Instagram, and for good reason. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Because We Once Wore Green | owlcove.sg. “It’s good that you’re going in.

Just give them your two years and then you don’t have to worry about it anymore.” The bus was somewhere along some road in Pasir Ris. The exact location didn’t matter, although it was going to be a road I would love and hate depending on which side of the road I was on. It was the first time in years I was sitting on a commercial bus with my grandmother who, now in her seventies, was not very fond of walking.

I struggled to recall the last time I was on the road with her. I wasn’t done counting all the silver strands on her head when the bus pulled into the terminal. Do you know how black holes work? “It’s not about what you leave behind, but what you will gain in the days ahead.” It has always been, and will always be, about what we leave behind. Enter an auditorium and a sea of confused faces. I wasn’t sure, but I imagined my parents were seated behind me, somewhere higher up in the auditorium. My grandmother, as usual, coaxed me to slow down.

11 Best Carrot Cake Dessert In Singapore – Moist, Delicious & Spiced. We are talking about the (ang moh) Carrot Cake here, the wholesome bake added with carrots and walnuts, topped with cream cheese frosting. It is voted as the favourite cake in the United Kingdom once, but I am sure of its popularity in Singapore, especially the good ones which are moist, delicious and beautifully spiced. Here are 11 Best Carrot Cake Desserts in Singapore. (The one extra is because I did not feel like leaving out anyone!) The Fabulous Baker Boy The Foothills, 70, River Valley Road #01-15 Singapore 179037 (Opp Liang Court), Tel: +65 66948336 Opening Hours: 11am – 10pm (Tues-Thurs), 11am – 11pm (Fri-Sat), 9am – 5pm (Sun) The Fabulous Baker Boy’s Carrot Cake came up tops in my list of The Best Carrot Cake in Singapore. The rest are pretty close. I tell you, it is the coconut flakes that made all that difference. The Bakery Chef Blk 161 Bukit Merah Central Singapore 150161, Tel: +65 6273 9211 Opening Hours: 10am-9pm (Fri- Mon), 10am – 7pm (Tues, Thurs) A tall carrot cake?

Singapore's Famous Five: Best Carrot Cake | ieatishootipost. Today we pay tribute to the humble carrot cake. This is a dish which has its roots in Southern China where it started off as rice cakes. When it arrived in Singapore, the rice cake was fried with sweet black sauce which is a popular condiment in South East Asia. Then someone gave it a twist by adding adding radishes (white carrot in Chinese) to the rice cake and frying it sans the black sauce. That is, in a nutshell, how we came to have two versions of the dish! Everyone has their own preferences. Some like it black, some like it white. Here I present five famous stalls which you can get some Carrot Cake satisfaction! Fu Ming Carrot Cake Redhill Food CentreBlk 85 Redhill LaneSingapore 15008512pm to 12am96410565, 64758653 Read the full review Lau Goh Teochew Chye Thow Kway Peter Goh’s father was one of the pioneers of the white carrot cake and in it’s heyday, he was the undisputed king of carrot cake.

Read the full review Bukit Merah View Carrot Cake Read the full review Chey Sua Carrot Cake. 50 Alternative Things to Do in Singapore - AsiaRooms.com Community. Ling Xin Sia recommends 50 alternative things to do in the Lion City. How well do you know Singapore? After seeing, eating and shopping your way through the Lion City as we suggested in our first published list of 50 things to do in Singapore, you probably think you know her quite well. What a misconception! To prove just how wrong you are, we at AsiaRooms.com came up with 50 more things that you can do on this delightful island. So put on your walking shoes and get ready to check off the items from this brand new list! But before you do, check out this spectacular video that we produced just for you – consider it a visual exercise to incite some inspiration. 1.

Tired of the mainstay photography haunts such as Chinatown, Little India and Tiong Bahru? Istana Woodneuk, a vacant royal mansion in Singapore, is the perfect photography subject. 2. In its heydays in the 1970s, the town centre was filled with people and activities. 3. Get fresh, locally-grown produce at the farmers’ markets. 4. 11 Singapore Boutique Hotels So Cool You'll Want to Stay Forever.

Staying at boutique hotels is the in-thing now and if you're a major klutz like me, you probably didn't know gorgeous boutique hotels actually exist righthere in Singapore. Heck, not too long ago, I didn't even know what boutique hotels were. To put it simply, boutique hotels typically have about under 50 rooms with trimmed down facilities with rooms that come in unique designs and gorgeous themes. The next time you travel, you may want skip the 5 star hotels and just try something different by staying at a boutique hotel.

With most boutique hotels priced in the $200+ range, your wallet is going to love you and so will your partner when you surprise him or her with a lovely staycation. 1. Whimsical - Space-themed room Whimsical - Typewriter-themed room - Source: theartistandhismodel The whimsical rooms at the 29-room Wanderlust Hotel are one of my favourites of this list, especially the space-themed ones. Price Range: From $186 per nightAddress: 2 Dickson Road, Singapore 209494 2. 3. 4. 5. The Complete Tiong Bahru Cafe Hopping and Food Guide. Tiong Bahru Cafe Guide Click on the map to Zoom. Alternatively, you could view the full google map here. If the images are not displaying below, view our Guide to Tiong Bahru and its full images as it was originally published on TheSmartLocal.com Like a hipster blackhole, Tiong Bahru has sucked up all the trendy cafes and people in Singapore and kept them there.

Now even tourists come by the busloads to check this place out. It was for this reason we sought to piece together a Guide to Tiong Bahru food and cafe to make it easy for people to discover the best of Tiong Bahru. Along Kim Tian Road Those coming here by MRT may want to start with Kim Tian Road, just a short walk from the MRT. 1. Coq & Balls specialises in imported beers and its more of a gastrobar than of a café, where you can chomp on tongue-in-cheek-named delights such as The Big Coq. Address: 6 Kim Tian Road Singapore 163006 Must-haves: Chuck Norris Specialty Cocktail ($21.00), The Big Coq ($16) 2. 3. Along Moh Guan Terrace 4. 12 most romantic places to bring your date in Singapore. The most romantic places in Singapore I know many people who whine about how boring Singapore is. From those who have not seen our "52 Things to do in Singapore" list (boo!!)

To couples who have been dating for years. It's always the same old places, same old food and same old activities year in year out. But now its time to mix things up! The point of this list is to feature 12 of the most romantic places in Singapore. This list may include a few cliché eye roll inducing places. 1. Price: Free Address: 8 Raffles Ave s039802 Yes, you actually can go up there! The Esplanade Roof Garden is a prime location for a laid-back evening with your date. The angles of the roof garden provide the fitting backdrop for those #instaperfect #photooftheday shots. 2. Price: $30++ Address: 1 Raffles Place s048616 1-Altitude, perched on the uppermost floors of One Raffles Place is the highest alfresco bar in the world. What I like best about it is the spectacular 360 view on a clear night. 3. 4. Showtimes: 5. In New Textbook, the Story of Singapore Begins 500 Years Earlier.

‘Indiana Jones who pieces together S’pore’s past’ – Interview with Assoc Prof John Miksic by The Straits Times | Indiana Jones who pieces together S’pore’s past. — Archaeologist has dug into island’s pre-colonial history for three decades, The Straits Times, Monday 11 November 2013. TEXTBOOKS here recount the leg-end of how Singapore’s founder, Sang Nila Utama, first landed on the island in 1299 because he was attracted by sand so white that it looked like a sheet of cloth.

This pristine white sand is no romantic embellishment. It has been found some 90cm under-neath the grassy expanse of to-day’s Padang – part of what was once an ancient city’s shoreline. The man who unearthed this discovery was born and raised on a farm in New York, grew up be-ing interested in Native Ameri-cans, then helped farmers in Ma-laysia, where he was fascinated by the temple ruins in Kedah. In the last three decades, he has been on a mission to piece together Singa-pore’s pre-colonial history. Meet 67-year-old Assistant Professor John N. “Digging is the first step in a process of about 10 steps. View the original article. An Interview with Dr. John Miksic (January 2014) | The NSC Archaeology Unit. By S. T. Foo (Posted 17 March 2014) Dr. John Miksic (Credit: S. T. Foo) Dr John N. [This interview was initially conducted for the International Institute for Asian Studies Newsletter and the editors have kindly let us repost the interview.]

Q: Were there moments in your life that made you realize, “this is what I want to be doing as a profession?” The second moment came on my first archaeological expedition to Hudson’s Bay, Canada, where I found my first artifact in a proper excavation: a flake from a stone tool. The third was when I was applying to PhD program. Q: Why have you decided to focus on Southeast Asia, and why ceramics in particular? I went back to the US after 4 years with no intention of returning to Southeast Asia, and began a program of study for a Master’s Degree in social work at Syracuse University. Q: Were there any stumbling blocks that made you question your decision to go into your profession? Q: You started out with teaching and conducting research in Indonesia.

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