Sunday, January 23, 2011

A walk and a bus ride - Selegie Road, Stamford Road and Holland Road

Wandering into a huge building that was the CIMB Bank of Malaysia along Selegie Road for the first time, I was impressed by the spaciousness and the decor.

Chinese New Year decorations.
A gigantic mirror above us.

Heliconia painting of  Heliconia flowers in the lobby of a service apartment.
The side of the service apartment.

Elias Building 1930. I always like to photograph this building.
Row of old shophouses adjacent to the Peranakan Museum. See how one young man waited for the traffic lights to change.

Part of the Singapore Management University (SMU) buildings.
I had to wait a while for these shots because I did not want cars in the foreground.

Three young men in interesting outfits.
The only outdoor escalator I know of in Singapore leading to Fort Canning Park right next to the National Museum.

The SMU study/eating area.

The National Museum of Singapore.
Bus ride near Dhoby Ghaut.

Building where the young hang out.
Trees and buildings along Orchard Boulevard.

Seen from the smudgy window pane of the bus.

Tanglin Mall.

My shopping bag.
Going towards Sixth Avenue along Holland Road.

Turning into Sixth Avenue.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Sunday Drive

Sunday is the best day of the week and a drive to parts of Singapore where there are no tourists and shoppers to have a meal is a good way to spend a few hours before heading home to rest.

Singapore may be a city but we are not concrete jungle. We still have lots of greenery and plots of land like this.
Driving towards Serangoon Road that runs through Little India.

Entrance to an MRT station.

Serangoon Road.
Indian Temple
There are no sharp corners, just pleasant facades at the end of each row of shop houses.

I am glad that this once-dilapidated facade has been given a face-lift.

Lavender street building (1930)
A building belonging to a Chinese Temple. There is a statue of Buddha under a canopy on the roof.
Jalan Batu hawker centre and surroundings. It was the first time I visited this area and it was quite a discovery to find a part of Singapore that is spacious and relaxed.

A specie of pineapple grown for decorative purpose and also for luck.

The Kallang river and in the distance, the Marina Bay Sands Hotel.

Old shop houses preserved for their unique architecture.