Monday, March 21, 2016

CHIJMES : A Cool Place to Chill Out

One of the interesting places in Singapore is the CHIJMES. The first time I saw this place, I supposed it was a place for prayer. But to my surprise, it was a place for dining and entertainment. 

The most notable spot in the compound is the CHIJMES Hall which has an early Gothic style architecture. It used to be a chapel of the convent which once occupied the place.

The facade and portal leading to CHIJMES Hall

On entering the compound, one will be awed by the architectural design of the hallways.      
    
The distinctive architecture of the hallway 

Walking further, variety of restaurants can be seen. Some of these offer alfresco dining. 

Alfresco dining place at CHIJMES

The yard inside CHIJMES

One of the finer gardens inside the place

Dining experience at CHIJMES is not just about foods but also about relationships that matter. It is best experienced in an ambiance characteristic of CHIJMES!   

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Where to Watch Classical Concerts in Singapore?

If you appreciate classical music or if you just want to immerse yourself in a relaxing atmosphere, then watching a classical concert at Victoria Concert Hall is for you.

Victoria Concert Hall was recently opened after a period of renovation. I would say, the edifice has become a more stately and elegant concert venue.  

It is home to Singapore Symphony Orchestra and it has many performances on schedule. These performances are by world renowned musicians.   

Me at the entrance of the newly renovated
Victoria Concert Hall

The Victoria Concert Hall is home to
Singapore Symphony Orchestra. 

Historical marker at the concert hall

The bust of Sir Cecil Clementi Smith, the namesake
of Clementi MRT Station 

The newly refurbished stage at the concert hall 

The Victoria Concert Hall truly resonates with the sound of music. It is indeed a wonderland of audible perceptions.

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Marina Bay Sands Skypark Observation Deck

This post might seem a duplication of my post on Singapore Flyer as the objects in the pictures are similar. But that is not the case in real experience.

Both edifices provide a good vista of Singapore city and beyond. But Singapore Flyer provides a good vista while in motion whereas the Skypark Observation Deck is stationary.     

On the other hand, the Skypark Observation Deck is at a much higher altitude than the highest point of Singapore Flyer that the horizon provided by Skypark Observation Deck is much farther. 

There are also less obstruction when taking pictures at Skypark Observation Deck that the picture you take have the quality of an aerial shoot. 

Here are what you can see during a visit at the Marina Bay Sands Skypark Observation Deck. 

A scale model of the MBS displayed at the
entrance to the Skypark

View of Gardens by the Bay from Observation Deck

Singapore Strait, a busy maritime lane 

Aerial view of Kallang

View of Marina Bay with the ArtScience Museum
and the Float

Singapore skyline including its historic district 

Singapore Business District Skyscrapers


Souvenir shop at Skypark Observation Deck
and on top is Ce La Vie

You can also take a photo for souvenir at the Skypark Entrance. This is the picture we have chosen for our souvenir.   

A souvenir picture taken at the Skypark Entrance.