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  • Posted On: August 6th 2017 at 3:51 pm | 2 Comments
    Categories: Articles, Korean related, Overseas, Personal life, Travel

    Okay, now that I have finished blogging about my Korea trip back in January 2016 (whoa, what a delay!). Here’s the list of blog posts for easy reference. :grin: 

    Seoul

    Busan


    Posted On: February 12th 2017 at 7:52 pm | 6 Comments
    Categories: Articles, Friendship, Overseas, Personal life, Pictures, Reviews, Travel, With my NEX

    I went to Legoland with Huang Yin and Lay Lian during my Week of Rest last December. I have never been to Legoland so that is quite a refreshing trip. I have never been to Johor Bahru either so that’s my first trip to Johor Bahru too. :smile: 

    I took quite a number of photos and uploaded tons of it on my Instagram. So I shall let the photos do the talking now. Hehe. :grin: 

    It’s Legoland!

    Finally went to Legoland in Malaysia after it has opened for quite some time…

    It’s the shipyard… in lego. Hahaha.

    Quite cool to see a camel made of lego blocks…

    Probably the worse chicken rice I ever had… And this costs around S$10… :(

    We went during the Christmas season and they have this Christmas tree made of lego. :shocked: 

    Christmas tree at Legoland.

    This somehow reminds me of Lee Kwang Soo… Hahaha.

    I got myself the gold and silver lego keychains and a ice mould for lego. Hehe.

    Wow, so many lego keychains!

    The lighthouse. I would love to get on top of it but seems like it is not allowed…

    “Let us fix the banner up…”

    Not exactly sure what is this…

    Fireman character in lego!

    Look at those children having fun with water!

    Roarrrrr.

    I actually went to check the souvenir shops and see if I can find any musical themed lego items. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find any. :sad: 

    Musical fountain, literally.

    They have this special section called the Mini World which displays the famous buildings around the Asia (or was it Southeast Asia? I already forgot it…) The one for Singapore is huge. But the one for Malaysia is massive. :shocked: 

    To be honest, I read about it and was quite excited to go there and take tons of photos at Mini World. Unfortunately, it is one of the last stations that we went at Legoland and we were running out of time since we have a 4ish pm bus to catch to go back to Singapore. So I had a mad rush to take as many photos as possible. But I think I missed out some exhibits though. Sigh. :sigh: 

    The old scenery of Singapore river, Merlion and Fullerton Hotel – in lego blocks.

    Another old scenery of Singapore…

    I love Canon. Haha, just kidding. I love my Sony NEX-5R camera more (i.e. Sony) than my Canon compact camera. Hehe.

    And now for the non-Singapore ones…

    Forgot what is this but it reminded me of the palaces I visited in Seoul…

    The famous Twin Towers from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    Forgot what is this…

    Bollywood dance with lego figurines, anyone? Hahaha.

    The Perdana Putra building made in lego blocks. It’s the Prime Minister office in Malaysia in case you didn’t know…

    Karaweik Hall from Myanmar.

    Taking flight!

    There are random figurines around Legoland when we move from 1 station to another station too…

    It’s parrots, in lego blocks!

    Anyone needs new swords?

    Oh, I also took 2 rides when I was at Legoland. Hehe.

    I don’t usually take rides but when I do, it is because it is not scary and I get to take nice photos.

    The Merlin’s Beard ride. I used to love that Disney storybook but I have forgotten what is the title…

    Of course there are other more exciting rides which I will never take…

    No, I didn’t take this ride and will never take.

    And lastly I saw this lovely wild flower (okay, probably it is not really wild) while on the way back to the bus stop for our bus back to Singapore…

     Finally the last photo from my Legoland trip. Hehe. I wish I have my macro lens to take this photo…


    Posted On: February 12th 2017 at 5:57 pm | Add a Comment?
    Categories: Articles, Friendship, Personal life, Pictures, Reviews, Travel, With my NEX

    I went Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum with Zhe Wei during my Week of Rest since both of us got free admissions as NUS staff (him) and student (me). I didn’t really upload much photos from the trip though since some are a bit not-so-nice for social media. I love those seashells though. Hehe.

    This seashell has a very unique name. It’s called Triton’s Trumpet. Somehow it reminds me of a trumpet in a way. Hahaha.

    Striped Helicostyla. What a nice set of seashells!

    Real dinosaur fossils even though I don’t know what dinosaur it is.

    Will I go there again? Definitely since it is free for me. Will I pay to go there again? Probably not. It’s a nice place for kids and intrigue them with the wonders of science and nature though. But I’m not a kid, hahaha.


    Posted On: January 22nd 2017 at 2:07 pm | Add a Comment?
    Categories: Articles, Friendship, Personal life, Pictures, Reviews, Travel, With my NEX

    I went to National Museum of Singapore with Yihang sometime last month. Well, school is about to start at that time and there’s free admission to National Museum of Singapore even though it’s part of Singapore Biennale Festival 2016. It’s my off day too so why not just drop by?

    National Museum of Singapore makes a really nice backdrop and there are a lot of couples going there to take their wedding photos. I went to Lynn’s wedding and she went there t take wedding photos too. Now I am thinking of going there to take photos of portraits with Gulabi and the rest of the Randumps clique (if they are interested). Oh yes. The Closet Lover also go to National Museum of Singapore to take photos for their blogshop too!

    Timeless beauty. A popular destination for wedding photos.

    I haven’t visit the museum for a long time (I think my last trip was during Singapore Night Festival 2016?) and they have this new art installation that wasn’t there when I last dropped by. Those pots and pans are real and kind of rusty too. Guess it contributes to the rustic feel of this art piece?

    That ball of pots and pans.

    They are currently having the “What Is Not Visible Is Not Invisible” exhibition – yes, it’s free admission for locals too! I will leave the photos do the talking for me then. :smile: 

    Cat steps?

    Rays are often associated with Sun but this exhibit shows how it can be associated with a star. But then again from a technical perspective, the Sun is a star too. Haze is created to produce this effect too.

    Since Yihang has never visit the permanent exhibitions, namely the history of Singapore, we decided to drop by. The exhibits do not change so it was quite boring for me. But I still managed to self-entertain myself and found this interesting (and old) exhibit on Singapore landscape shining on the white blocks.

    Singapore landscape as an exhibit…

    Some of you might know that the Glass Rotunda at the museum has been closed for quite some time. It’s finally reopened! We also went there and visited the “Glass Rotunda: Story Of The Forest And Singapore Very Old Tree” exhibitions. :grin: 

    The tree that I have walked past. I never knew that it has a history. Do you know that this angsana tree is estimated to be more than 60 years old? The former principal of School of the Arts, Rebecca Chew, had proposed to keep the tree to preserve some greenery for the school.

    A very old Rubber tree at Ang Mo Kio Park. People have been walking in circles around the tree (that explains the well-trod path in the grass) as a form of walking meditation, also known as Ba Gua.

    A very old mangosteen tree at Old Kallang Airport.

    Finally the visit to the list of exhibitions and we found this interesting exhibit that is not part of any of the exhibitions. It is like a standalone exhibit and is quite interesting too!

    The bird house in a floral environment. Touching the flower petals can cause some actions in the floral arrangement too. Touching the rocks can make some nature sounds too.

    The day trip to National Museum of Singapore ended and I went off to meet my online friend-cum-junior, Zhe Wei, to visit the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum because both of us got free admissions as NUS staff (him) and student (me). Haha. I will be blogging about it later. Do keep a lookout for it! :happy:  Click here for the blog post.

    Will I go back to National Museum of Singapore in future? Well, probably yes since there’s free admission. But I wouldn’t want to go back unless there are new exhibitions.


    Posted On: February 8th 2016 at 4:15 pm | Add a Comment?
    Categories: Articles, Overseas, Travel

    I have finally finished blogging about my trip to San Francisco. I’m listing the consolidated blog posts here for easy reference. :smile:

    San Francisco

    Palo Alto

    Mountain View

    Berkeley