Categories
Life in Singapore

A Week in Singapore 2

A Week in Singapore 2

A Week in Singapore 2

This week post was rather late as I was really caught up with work. This is my take-away lunch where I normally consume on my work desk – mixed vegetables rice that consist of 2 vegetables and 1 meat (chicken) S$2.80.

A Week in Singapore 2

Also whenever I have some spare time, I will try to listen to some music on my home theater system. Currently listening to Enigma: A Posteriori and Rua: Whisper. Nice!

A Week in Singapore 2

From Orchard Central, this is a shot of The CentrePoint which I believe the facade was newly renovated. If I am wrong, that means I haven’t been wandering around Orchard Road for some time already. Haha!

A Week in Singapore 2

From the same location that I took the shot of The CentrePoint, you can see the long flight of escalator (up going only). Also another group of folks setting up their DSLR camera and tripod nearby, possibly also trying to capture The CentrePoint too!

A Week in Singapore 2

Took the lift up to the 8th floor, love the ambiance which greeted my eyes. 🙂

A Week in Singapore 2

Trying to find a restaurant for dinner, Nolboo Hangari Galbi is a Korean restaurant which I believe is very popular in Korea (due to the articles that was shown from Korean newspapers). The queue was pretty long so we decided to skip it and scan through others.

A Week in Singapore 2

Ootoya is also fully packed and tons of people waiting for their turn. This is the first Ootoya opening in Singapore and I very much wanted to try it as I didn’t get to eat it during my trip to Japan during May 09. Sigh…will have to come again on another day. Next time will try to check whether I can make reservations!

A Week in Singapore 2

At the ground floor of Orchard Central, I noticed that the facade lighting of The CentrePoint do change colour. Recently, there are many malls (Orchard Central, ION Orchard, Illuma, etc) with various lighting effects at their facade. Is it the trend now?

A Week in Singapore 2

One of my favorite food! Prawn Dumpling Kway Teow cooked by my mother-in-law. She used to own a stall selling Wonton noodle and Prawn dumpling noodle in Redhill Market and was popular too! But she retired already so only we get to eat it now. Ha ha!

A Week in Singapore 2

Went to SHH Tyres (Toh Guan Road) to change my car tyres which is overused and long overdue to change. I thought I could still exploit it a little more until I drifted during a turn while in a carpark. It was raining so the car and floor was wet. Haha! Decided to go for Hankook after reading some test reports and recommendations.

A Week in Singapore 2

Car up on the jack and the old shoes are removed. Service was pretty fast as they had a few mechanics around.

A Week in Singapore 2

The tyres which was going to be fitted on my car – 205/55ZR16 Hankook Ventus V12 Evo. 4pcs at S$572 (after 20% discount).

A Week in Singapore 2

My Mazda 3 with the new shoes (Hankook Ventus V12 Evo) on. I was advised to run-in for 500km before I try any high speed sprint or wild cornering. 😛

A Week in Singapore 2

Going to Sim Lim Square (SLS) again to check out some stuffs. I seem to be going to SLS pretty often, right? I can imagine that if I were to stay in Tokyo (Japan), maybe I’ll make Akihabara my home? Wahaha!

A Week in Singapore 2

At some of the traffic crossing, you might be able to see red-light cameras around. The camera will take a photo of your car’s bum (with the license plate number) if you beat the red light. By the way, you will need to be captured by the 2 cameras in order to get yourself 12 demerits points and a traffic summon. 😛

A Week in Singapore 2

ERP – “Electronic Road Pricing” or in local context “Every Road Pay”. Wahaha! This ERP gantry is situated at various areas around Singapore to curb congestion and whenever a vehicle pass through it during a stipulated timing, you will have to pay for it. E.g. the above shows that if a private car pass through from 2pm to 530pm, there will be S$1 charge. At different timings, the rates differ too!

A Week in Singapore 2

H-TWO-O Isotonic drink to quench my thirst on a hot sunny day. Bought the drink at a shop in Sim Lim Square for S$1.50.

A Week in Singapore 2

Orient Photo at level 6 of Sim Lim Square to check out some camera stuffs. How is Kata bags?

A Week in Singapore 2

Sim Lim Square interior. I always have something to buy when I come here but have to exercise self-control. Ha ha!

A Week in Singapore 2

Passing by OG Albert and noticed a really huge crowd. Being a busy body, I just gotten check it out – it was actually an uncle and auntie performing a duet. Haha!

A Week in Singapore 2

Ice cream zone? At least 3 portable stalls around here (at OG Albert).

A Week in Singapore 2

Other makeshift stalls selling various stuffs are available too. Seems to be a crowded area too!

A Week in Singapore 2

Passing by Fu Lu Shou Complex.

A Week in Singapore 2

Came across a local singer Chen Wei Lian performing some of his songs inside Bugis Street. Oh yeah, I was surround by many teens. Ha ha!

A Week in Singapore 2

Bugis Street. I should probably cover it solely on a single blog post as there are many items to show. Will do it when I do come by this area again.

A Week in Singapore 2

Bee Cheng Hiang – Selling Bak Kwa (barbeque meat) and other food products.

A Week in Singapore 2

Snack time at Takopachi – 3 Octupus ball for S$2.30.

A Week in Singapore 2

A beauty and wellness event going on at Bugis Junction (fountain area) – My TLB (My The Luxury Booklet).

A Week in Singapore 2

An interview with 2 SYT. 🙂

A Week in Singapore 2

Makeup artist Andy Lee doing his magic on a model. 🙂

A Week in Singapore 2

After the make-up, the model posed for a photo shoot. Kawaii?

A Week in Singapore 2

East Coast Lagoon Food Village – one of my favorite food haunt. There are many good food here and is extremely popular with locals as well. Be prepared to wait for available tables if you happen to reach during the peak dinner timing.

A Week in Singapore 2

East Coast Lagoon Food Village – It’s already quite packed at 6.30pm on a Saturday. Better get a table fast before I have to wait. Hehe!

A Week in Singapore 2

Heading off to queue at Lagoon Leng Kee Beef Kway Teow stall. Look at the long queue! It may take a while but is well worth it!

A Week in Singapore 2

This is what I get after 15min of queuing patiently. Lagoon Leng Kee Beef Kway Teow at S$4. Fantastic! My mouth was salivating as I was typing this post. Slurp!!!

Categories
Japan

A Day in Tokyo在东京的一天

A Day in Tokyo

A Day in Tokyo

15th May 2009 – Using the 2-Day Tokyo Metro Open Ticket that we purchased earlier, we took the subway from Ueno Station to Nishi-Shinjuku station (duration about 34 mins) and walk over to Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building.

A Day in Tokyo

Facade of Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building.

A Day in Tokyo

Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building was once the tallest building in Tokyo. The banner at both sides of the building is “Tokyo 2016 Bid Emblem” – candidate city for the Games of the XXXI Olympiad and Paralympic Games in 2016. Sincerely hope that Tokyo can clinch it!

A Day in Tokyo

After some security checks, we took the express elevator to the 45th floor observatory. There are 2 observatory – the north and south, both offers different view of Tokyo. Admission is free. Notice that there are a fair bit of students visiting as well.

A Day in Tokyo

City view from the north observatory deck. High rise buildings are everywhere.

A Day in Tokyo

Shinjuku Park Tower.

A Day in Tokyo

Is the green patch Shinjuku Gyoen or Shinjuku Central Park? Let me know if you have the answer.

A Day in Tokyo

On a clear day, you will be able to see the silhouette of majestic Mount Fuji. Look closely at the photo but don’t blame me if you can’t see. 🙂

A Day in Tokyo

A nearby location map. Next destination is Shinjuku Station.

A Day in Tokyo

Mode Gakuen Cocoon Tower. I like the way the building is shaped like a cocoon and it’s also unique and futuristic looking.

A Day in Tokyo

Entrance of JR Shinjuku East. Shopping time for my my partner!

A Day in Tokyo

Takashimaya Times Square. More loots coming from my partner and I am the carrier. Ha ha!

A Day in Tokyo

Shinjuku Uniqlo Megastore in that was newly open on 24 April 2009. Can be located on the west side of Shinjuku station.

A Day in Tokyo

5 levels of apparels for you choose until your wallet is bleed dry! 😛

A Day in Tokyo

After 3 hours of following my partner around, she finally gives in to her tiredness and wants to break for lunch. Haha!

A Day in Tokyo

Settled for Tenya – a fast food chain that specialize in tempura.

A Day in Tokyo

Tenya’s Tendon Set (rice and soba).

A Day in Tokyo

Tenya’s Tendon Set. Total is Â¥1510 for both set.

A Day in Tokyo

Tenya’s tempura – freshly fried yet not too oily!

A Day in Tokyo

Suntory C.C Lemon drink ¥150. Focus on the wrong object! LOL!

A Day in Tokyo

Next shopping area is Shibuya. At the metro subway platform waiting for the train from Shinjuku to Shibuya.

A Day in Tokyo

Folks catching a short nap after lunch?

A Day in Tokyo

Shibuya 109 – a shopping paradise for ladies. Well, the men can follow and enjoy the numerous sights too! ^^;

A Day in Tokyo

The crowd outside the Shibuya 109. We were sitting nearby to rest our tired legs.

A Day in Tokyo

Back to shopping again. Shop till you don’t have money!

A Day in Tokyo

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts in Japan. It was having at least 20 odd people in long queue before our turn but the service was pretty fast and we got ours in about 5-10 mins.

A Day in Tokyo

The free sugar-glazed doughnut that you get while queuing. Absolutely appreciate the kind gesture!

A Day in Tokyo

Mango flavored doughnut ¥180.

A Day in Tokyo

Chocolate coated doughnut ¥180.

A Day in Tokyo

Ootoya and Tenkaippin Ramen – both are great value food chains that are popular with locals. Please do try them when you are in Japan.

A Day in Tokyo

At Starbucks (above HMV) resting our legs and having a Starbucks Ice Café Mocha ¥430 while watching people goes by at the famous Shibuya hachiko junction.

A Day in Tokyo

Shibuya hachiko junction is the world’s busiest pedestrian street crossing!

A Day in Tokyo

Look at the amount of people crossing this street junction in the afternoon. I understand it’s get more crowded in the evening or after office hours.

A Day in Tokyo

Getting a drink to quench our thirst after spending another 3 hour shopping – Suntory Vitamin Water Â¥147.

A Day in Tokyo

Roppongi Hills Mori Tower for further shopping.

A Day in Tokyo

Water fountains at the entrance of Mori Tower.

A Day in Tokyo

Tokyo Tower taken from Roppongi Hills Mori Tower. Sun is setting soon.

A Day in Tokyo

Tokyo Tower zoom shot.

A Day in Tokyo

Different views of Roppongi Hills Mori Tower.

A Day in Tokyo

A Day in Tokyo

TV Asahi Corporation building in Roppongi.

A Day in Tokyo

Mori Art Muesum and Tokyo City View (Observation deck).

A Day in Tokyo

A Day in Tokyo

Nicely lit structure. I believe that we came up the escalator from the metro subway Roppongi station.

A Day in Tokyo

Having dinner at Tenkaippin Ramen in Roppongi.

A Day in Tokyo

Tenkaippin ramen menu.

A Day in Tokyo

Chinese noodles with thick gravy ¥730.

A Day in Tokyo

Spotted Hard Rock Cafe Tokyo on our way out from Tenkaippin Ramen. Went back to hotel after a full day of shopping…..my partner is exhausted. Ha ha!A Day in Tokyo

A Day in Tokyo

五月十五日- 用了我们较早先购买的两天东京地铁车票, 从上野駅搭到西新宿駅(路程大概三到四分钟)再步行到東京都庁舎。

A Day in Tokyo

东京都政府大厦的正门。

A Day in Tokyo

東京都庁舎曾经是东京最高的建筑。建筑两旁的旗帜写着“东京迈向2016”- 第31届奥林匹克运动会的候选城市。正希望东京被选上!

A Day in Tokyo

经过安全检查, 我们乘搭快捷电梯到45楼的观景台。有两个观景台 – 分别是北方和南方,两个提供东京不同的面貌。而且入场免费。注意到有很多学生来参观。

A Day in Tokyo

从北方观景台的城市景。

A Day in Tokyo

新宿公园大厦。

A Day in Tokyo

不知道禄色的是新宿御苑还是新宿中央公园。如果你知道请告诉我。

A Day in Tokyo

如果天气晴朗,你能够看到富士山的轮廓。仔细看看照片,如果看不到可别怪我。:)

A Day in Tokyo

附近的一个位地图。下一个目的地是新宿站。

A Day in Tokyo

Mode Gakuen Cocoon Tower。我喜欢的建筑的形状像个茧独特又有未来感。

A Day in Tokyo

JR新宿东面入口处。我太太的购物时间!

A Day in Tokyo

高島屋时代广场。 更多购物收获而我是专门拿东西的随从。哈哈!

A Day in Tokyo

新宿UNIQLO大型商场开幕于24 April 2009。位于新宿站西面。

A Day in Tokyo

五层楼的服装任你选择,小心钱包流血至干。:P

A Day in Tokyo

五层楼的服装任你选择,小心钱包流血至干。

A Day in Tokyo

决定吃天井 – 专门卖天妇罗的快餐店。

A Day in Tokyo

天井的 Tendon Set (饭和荞麦面)。

A Day in Tokyo

天井的 Tendon Set。 两个套餐共1510日元。

A Day in Tokyo

天井的天妇罗 – 新鲜但油腻!

A Day in Tokyo

三得利 C.C. 柠檬饮料150日元。重点放在错的地方。

A Day in Tokyo

下一个逛街地点是渋谷区。在地铁平台等待火车从新宿到渋谷。

A Day in Tokyo

午餐后睡个午觉?

A Day in Tokyo

渋谷区 109 – 女士的购物天堂。 男士也可以跟着到处看看! ^^;

A Day in Tokyo

渋谷区 109外面的人群。我们脚累了在附近座座。

A Day in Tokyo

又到逛街时间。逛到没钱!

A Day in Tokyo

在日本的Krispy Kreme甜甜圈。 有二十多个人在排队才轮到我们不过他们的服务挺快的不到十分钟就到我们了。

A Day in Tokyo

排队时会分免费的甜甜圈。太感动了!

A Day in Tokyo

芒果口味的甜甜圈180日元。

A Day in Tokyo

涂上巧克力的甜甜圈180日元。

A Day in Tokyo

大户屋和天下一品 – 两个都是当地人喜欢价廉物美的连锁店。如果你到日本一定要尝试。

A Day in Tokyo

在星巴克(HMV 楼上)歇腿和享受星巴克的咖啡冰摩卡430日元看着人群过著名的渋谷交叉站。

A Day in Tokyo

渋谷交叉站是世界最繁忙的行人道!

A Day in Tokyo

在下午看着人们穿越交叉站。在晚上或办公时间后更拥挤。

A Day in Tokyo

又走了3小时后,买瓶饮料解渴-三得利维他命水147日元。

A Day in Tokyo

再到六本木森大廈逛街。

A Day in Tokyo

在森大廈入口处的喷水池。

A Day in Tokyo

在六本木森大廈拍的东京铁塔。太阳快下山了。

A Day in Tokyo

东京铁塔伸缩镜头。

A Day in Tokyo

六本木森大廈的不同景色。

A Day in Tokyo

A Day in Tokyo

在六本木的朝日电视台。

A Day in Tokyo

森美术馆和东京城市景观(观望台)。

A Day in Tokyo

A Day in Tokyo

非常亮的建筑。相信我们是从六本木地铁站的自动扶梯上来的。

A Day in Tokyo

在六本木的天下一品吃晚餐。

A Day in Tokyo

天下一品的拉面菜单。

A Day in Tokyo

厚肉汁的中国面条730日元.

A Day in Tokyo

途径天下一品时看到Hard Rock Cafe Tokyo.经过了一天的购物我们回到酒店...我太太精疲力尽.哈哈!