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Supertree Grove garden rhapsody

While in Singapore, one of the most magnificent shows to catch is the Garden Rhapsody of Supertree Grove at the South Bay of Gardens By The Bay. The 12-minute light performance is shown nightly at 7.45pm and 8.45pm. Until March 28, an additional show is available at 9.30pm, but only on Fridays, Saturdays, eve of Public ... continue reading »

Park Avenue Rochester Hotel Singapore

Located just a short stroll from the Buona Vista MRT, and adjacent to the Rochester Mall is Park Avenue Rochester, a business class hotel. It is one of four hotel properties under the Park Avenue brand. All Park Avenue hotels are located just next to MRT stations. However, it is not easy to spot this particular ... continue reading »

Boutique Hotel Re Singapore

Perched on Pearl's Hill is Hotel Re!, Singapore's most striking boutique hotel of its class. You'd be surprised to know that the hotel was converted from Pearl's Hill Primary School. This must be also the reason why it has a standalone ballroom, Re!Joice. I must say, though, that Hotel Re!'s retro theme is not for everyone. ... continue reading »

Concubine Lane Lorong Panglima

Lorong Panglima (Panglima Lane), or better known locally as Concubine Lane (or Yi Lai Hong in Cantonese), is a narrow, uneven path, in Old Town Ipoh, believed to have been established in 1908. The shop houses here, which were mainly occupied by kept women of tin tycoons in the old days, hence its nickname, are now ... continue reading »

Ipoh Bicycle Rental

Jan 19, 2015 Author: Emily | Filed under: Photos - Panasonic DMC-FZ150, Travel
Ipoh Heritage Bicycle Rental

Much as I love Ipoh and am doing my part to promote it, there is no denying that Ipoh is not a convenient city to visit without a car. Public transport is grossly unreliable - taxis are not budget-friendly and buses run on their own secret route. One could rent a car while in Ipoh, but ... continue reading »

Kwong Fook Ngam

Located in Kampung Kepayang, on the left side of the road just after the Sungai Raya bridge coming from Ipoh, is Kwong Fook Ngam. It is officially registered as Kwong Fook Ngan Buddhist Chinese Temple. This century-old Buddhist cave temple was established in 1884. Like the many other cave temples in the outskirts of Ipoh, this ... continue reading »

Da Seng Ngan Temple, Ipoh

Jan 11, 2015 Author: Emily | Filed under: Landmarks, Photos - Panasonic DMC-FZ150, Travel
Da Seng Ngan

A 28ft tall statue of Amitabha Buddha was unveiled on 8th December, 2014, at the Da Seng Ngan Temple in Ipoh. It is believed to be the second tallest Buddha statue in Ipoh, after the almost 38ft tall Sakyamuni Buddha golden statue at the Enlightened Heart Tibetan Buddhist Temple. The statue, carved from granite stone by ... continue reading »

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