Two photographs that I took prior to the opening were among 20 that were selected for a roving exhibition.Share your personal memories on the Singapore Memory Portal - an initiative by the National Library Board (NLB) as part of the Singapore Memory Project (SMP).That, stood at the corner of Orchard and Scotts Road through the 1960s to the 1980s.What made the building special was the branch of The Chartered Bank that was housed on its ground floor, a branch that my mother frequented and one at which I obtained my favourite piggy bank that was modelled after the Disney cartoon character Donald Duck.Information relating to the walk and some of what we saw or were transported to can be found in the post “One Hundred Steps to Heaven”.I took an enjoyable walk back in time with several participants in a heritage trail at the Toa Payoh Library, to a Toa Payoh that was taking its first steps as the first planned satellite town.
Courtesy of the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB), I had the opportunity to have a 4 day adventure in Hong Kong with 9 other bloggers.Blarney Castle is a medieval stronghold in Blarney, near Cork, Ireland. It is currently a partial ruin with some accessible rooms and the battlements.There are many legends as to the origin of the stone, but some say that it was the Lia Fáil—a magical stone upon which Irish kings were crowned.The area the two, the Jalan Bahar and Thow Kwang kilns, are in is slated for development as a Clean Tech Park, and the future for these kilns now looks bleak. The a short independently-made documentary tells the story of Singapore's oldest Chinese cemetery on the cusp of major change.Filmed during what is the last Qing Ming (grave sweeping) festival for some families whose ancestors are buried there, we hear their thoughts and memories about what the place and the customs they practise mean to them (a Film by Su-Mae Khoo & Brian Mc Dairmant of Two Chiefs). Bay South Garden of the massive Gardens by the Bay was officially opened by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on .