Night Swimming at Public Swimming Pool

Singapore has good swimming complexes by region.

All pools are open-air, and the entrance fee is low.

$2.20 on weekdays and $3.30 on weekends for adults at most of public pools.

 

I used to swim during night at Toa Payoh swimming complex.

As shown in the picture, public pools have 50m olympic-size pool.

It feels really great when I swim in the night, breathing with night air coupled with star gazing or when it rains so that I can swim in the raindrops.

Ban Mian

Ban Mian

Originated from Hakka Chinese.

In the clear broth, there is a widely kneaded noodle made of eggs which is similar to Korean Kal-guksu.

Put vegetables, minced meat, eggs in the soup and decorate with salty anchovies, that’s it.

Sometimes shrimp or mushrooms are included.

 

The photo was taken at a restaurant on the 5th floor of City Plaza near Paya Lebar MRT station.

It is one of the best Ban Mian restaurant in Singapore.

Murtabak

Murtabak

Pajeon? or Pancake? from Middle East, which can be easily seen at Indian restaurants in Singapore.

Mutton, eggs and onions in the pancake, somewhat delicious if served with curry dipping sauce.

The picture was taken at an Indian stall inside Kopitiam in Yew Tee MRT station.

Teddy Bear at Midnight

The other day, when I was still living in Bishan, I was trudging toward my house during the night.

As I entered the apartment complex and was about to step into the lift, I saw some shapes like a human in front of me as it hung on the railing.

‘Why was a little child hanging over there in the middle of the night?’, I was thinking and slowly approached it.

 

Then was the white teddy bear hanging like this?!

My head stopped working for nearly three seconds, and I tried to sort it out.

 

The teddy bear would not crawl up by himself, please.

Someone must have put it up to surprise naive neighbours like me.

The white bear was staring at me and so was I.

A Rainy Day in City Hall

As I walked through the City Hall, it started raining in the afternoon.

I felt a bit strange to see its raining in this season in Singapore.

 

Singapore, where there is a lot of ongoing property development, seems to have nothing to do with the global economic recession.

City Hall, the center of Singapore, cannot escape from it as well.

 

The highest hotel in Singapore, Swissotel The Stamford.

It was standing up in the gray sky.

 

St. Andrew’s Cathedral, that used to show off her pretty white dress.

The construction was also still underway besides.

 

The white cathedral and the gloomy sky made a strange harmony.

More and more raindrops began to thicken.

Han’s Bak Kut Teh, ECP

East Coast Lagoon Food Village, a huge food court located in East Coast Park

There are many famous shops inside, and today let’s visit Han’s Bak Kut Teh.

 

As the name tells, Bak Kut Teh is their main menu and has a good taste.

But, a number of Bak Kut Teh masters, including the Founder Bak Kut Teh, are competing against each other in Singapore.

Unfortunately, it is hard to find out what’s so special about them as compared to other competitors.

 

However, there was a hidden menu for this house, that is the Pig’s trotter seen in the picture.

Unlike the Korean counterpart, the trotter comes out in full and boasts a unique fragrance with various spices.

Use chopsticks to pick up the collagen-packed pork skin with the lean meat at the appropriate ratio between these two parts, dip it in the special sauce, we are falling into illusion that our skin is getting better.

Buddha Tooth Relic Temple, Chinatown

Buddha Tooth Relic Temple in Chinatown.

 

It was named after the fact that the temple keep the teeth of the Buddha.

Many temples in Asian countries claimed that they all have Buddha’s teeth, but who knows the truth?

Once getting inside, you can feel that the temple is building wealth with the brilliantly decorated gold decorations.