Saturday, July 9, 2011

Saturday with myself - Part 3, Chijmes

From Bugis Junction I headed in the direction of Chijmes (pronounced as Chimes) that used to be the premises of the CHIJ (Convent of the Holy Infant Jesus) Town Convent. It is now a tourist attraction because it is no more a school but a place where you can find fine-dining restaurants and where the chapel is now commercialised for events such as weddings and receptions. The buildings have been preserved very well and it was a joy to walk through them. Click on the photo for the slideshow.

4 comments:

alicesg said...

Wow that's a long walk there. I was walking along the tracks today hahaha. From Rail Mall to Rail Mall lol. Met my friend there, she started at 8.15 am from Kranji and end at Tanjong Pagar at 4 plus pm, I cant walk like her, she is nursing a sore ankle now.

Mable said...

This is not the end, I still have part 4 and part 5, look out for them - Peranakan museum and Teochew opera at the Flyer.

Leone said...

shall look foward to your blog post on the Opera .... am sure it will be interesting!

nice blog posts, thanks for sharing.

Mable said...

Thanks Leone, I will try not to take too long to post the rest of my Saturday outing. Part 4 will be up soon and the Opera will be in Part 5 :-)