please pardon my absence from the blogging scene as I have been really held up with so many assignments and projects for my part time studies. I will try to blog as often as I can but I can’t promise that I would be able to blog daily. Well, today I am going to introduce to you this place known as the Bottle Tree Park located at 81 Lorong Chencharu (Yishun).
As Baby and I have been thinking of visiting the local parks to see the latest eco-developments, and I wanted to do some Longkang Fishing, we decided to head down to Bottle Tree Park to take a look. When we arrived there, we were so amazed that such a place do exist in Singapore as the drive in to the park felt rather “Malaysia”.
When we reached, we saw the bottle trees (they were imported from Australia) and we were so amazed by its shape and size!
After taking a few photographs, we headed to the fishing area which were bustling with so many children and adults. Here, you can choose to do prawning, longkang fishing, or just fishing, and the rates are pretty standard across the board.
$5 per Fishing Rod (Quite a reasonable price. However, should the line break, you got to pay another $5 for a replacement. When trying this out, please be extra careful if you are bringing children along as I know of one incident where a child went blind because the person who cast the line accidentally hooked the eye of the child)
Being a child at heart and wanting to relieve my childhood memories (my mum brought me to Kids Kampong @ Pasir Ris Park to do longkang fishing before but it’s no longer around) of longkang fishing, I decided to go down to the pond and fish for some tetra fishes. It was an easy task for me as I more or less know the technique of catching the fish using the net provided. The cost of lonkang fishing is $10 (inclusive of the net which is to be returned after fishing, and a tank which you can keep and put the fishes that you have caught). The best part is, there’s no time limit.
For more information about the operation timing for fishing and the exact prices, you may click here <–
After the longkang fishing, Baby and I took a walk around the park and found out that there are a few restaurants (Japanese/Chinese/Seafood/Bar) which we might consider trying someday. There is even a paintball arena (Red Dynasty Paintball) and a circuit for RC car racing.
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For more information about the RC car racing circuit, you may click here. <–
Seriously, there’s so much things to do at Bottle Tree Park and they even have venues/function rooms available for ROM/Meetings/Conferences. If you ask me, Bottle Tree Park is definitely worth a visit and its really suitable for families to get together (plus there’s activities for children to keep them occupied). In fact, Baby and I are definitely going back there again to try some prawning. To find out more about Bottle Tree Park and what you can do there, you may click here. <–
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if you have noticed, we have been putting up many blog entries about significant events and you must be wondering whether we would be coming out with restaurant/food reviews anytime soon. Well, today, I am going to introduce you to this place known as Ice Cube Cafe @ Serangoon Gardens.
About Ice Cube Cafe
Ice Cube Cafe is a really cosy cafe that serves homemade ice-creams, finger snacks, and cakes. It is located around Serangoon Gardens and to be exact, its address is 11 Kensington Park Road. Should you need to place an order for ice-cream cakes/need them to host your event, their contact number is 62828126.
Our Experience at Ice Cube Cafe
Well, we have been visiting Ice Cube Cafe frequently and we really love their cosy ambience. Most of the time, we would order ice-creams and seriously, you ought to try them as they taste really good. Not just the ice-creams alone, but you should also try their waffles. The service provided by the service staff is above average as they would recommend to us their specialties upon placing our orders. (they really know their products well) Well, besides ice-creams, they do have fingers snacks and main courses on their menu as well. The price here is reasonable and its worth checking out this place.
What is So Unique about Ice Cube Cafe?
Seriously, the unique selling point about Ice Cube Cafe is its cosy ambience and really premium quality ice-cream. If you prefer an alternative to the usual Swensen’s, Haagen Daaz, and Ben & Jerry’s, you should really visit the one and only Ice Cube Cafe in Singapore. For such high quality ice-creams, the price is really reasonable and what’s more, you can customised and tailor made your own ice-creams. The in-store promotions is also quite worth it, especially for Students who are looking for a really cool place to chill. And if you’re looking for ice-cream cakes for a special occasion such as birthdays, you ought to try the ice-cream cakes that Ice Cube Cafe has to offer.
Here are 2 photos of the desserts that we ordered:
Waffle with Apple Cinnamon Ice-Cream served with Caramel Sauce, $9.90
Volcanic Eruption, $9.90
So do check out Ice Cube Cafe if you happen to be passing around Serangoon Gardens!
this blog entry is dedicated to Steve Jobs, a man whom have brought about a change in the world through his brilliant inventions and innovation.
Well, early this morning, Baby sent me a message through Whatsapp and told me that Steve Jobs had passed away because of cancer. When I received the news, I was saddened and quickly browse the Yahoo! website for news about Steve Jobs.
Honestly, I don’t know Steve Jobs personally. But he did made a significant difference in my life through his invention of the Ipod Nano, Iphone and Ipad. Because of Steve Job’s vision and futuristic thinking, he has revolutionised the world of computing and technology. He is a very good example of a history-maker and a world-shaker. Despite his battle with cancer, his undying enthusiasm and commitment towards his passion in making the world a better place through his inventions is something that we should remember Steve Jobs for. Although he was the CEO of Apple, Steve Jobs was never interested in getting rich for his personal gains; he was paid a salary of $1 as the CEO of Apple.
Just as Thomas Edison was the greatest inventor during Thomas Edison’s generation, Steve Jobs is probably the greatest inventor in our generation. His creative flair has led to many innovations and improvements made in mobile phones, mp3 players, tablets, and even laptops & desktops. If you have read up about Steve Job, you would have known that his success today was the result of overcoming many past failures and challenges. He was fired/sacked from Apple (although he was the founder of Apple) by the previous CEO before, and his childhood were by no means glorious. But yet despite his past, Steve Jobs has made Apple one of the biggest brand names in history.
The world has lost a brilliant inventor and innovator and without Steve Jobs around now, it feels as if a part of us is missing. We can’t say for sure how the future of Apple and its products will be, but whoever is going to lead Apple, I pray that he/she would have caught the anointing and impartation from Steve Jobs to make Apple an even better company coming out with products that will impact the world and improve how we interact with one another in our daily lives. (Just like how Elisha caught Elijah’s anointing)
Steve Jobs has indeed left a legacy and this legacy that he left behind will always be remembered for generations after generations. I hope that one day, I will get to meet him in person and thank him for his contributions to the world (in Heaven of course). He has been an inspiration to me and I will definitely remember him as someone who was ordinary but yet did many extraordinary things!
this post is long overdue but I am still going to put it up anyway.
So yes, as you can read from the heading, this entry is going to be about my first experience to the F1 race that was recently held in Singapore. This F1 experience would not have been possible if not for my Uncle who proudly sponsored the tickets for us to the F1 race.
Seriously, I have never been a fan of F1 nor have I actually keep myself occupied with the progress of the race. And honestly, even after attending the F1 for the first time this year, I doubt I would really keep up with the race.
What Was it Like Being There?
Well, if you’re ever attending the F1 next year, DO NOT drive/take the bus/or take the taxi. The road blocks are a pain in the ass and it resulted in massive jams all over the city. The best form of transport would be the MRT. So when I met up with Baby at the Raffles City Shopping Centre’s Starbucks, we went to the nearest entrance and presented our entrance tickets. Outside, the loud zooming sound coming from the race cars were really deafening. I don’t really understand how some people could put up with the loud sound for such a long time but Baby and I decided to purchase the ear-plugs and protect our ears for $2 (I think they odd to have ear-plugs included in the ticket price/have some sort of goodie bag)!
The food and beverage inside really cost a lot, so you are recommended to have your own meals outside before going in. Also, its really crowded at certain areas, so do take care of your own belongings. Prior to entering the race track, there would be a security checkpoint where you have to get your ticket scanned and have your bag checked. If you purchased a ticket that permits you to sit at the Grandstand, you don’t necessarily have to sit at the seat that you have been allocated to on your ticket (this is because most of the time, people rather walk about then stay put at a certain place).
After a long day of walking and experiencing the F1 race, I concluded that I probably might not attend the F1 again because of the many inconveniences. If I really want to, I would probably just watch it on the television. However, whether or not ticket sales for next year’s F1 would go up (because its the last year for Singapore to host the F1), I really don’t know. To me, I feel that the novelty idea of Singapore hosting the F1 has somehow dwindled and only true blue fans of the F1 would continue to support the F1.
For me the exciting part of the F1 was only hearing the zooming sound of the F1 racing cars (which gets pretty annoying after awhile), and watching the racing cars crash into something. Other than that, seeing racing cars zooming away is probably boring for 30++ laps!
Here are some photos of the event taken with the Iphone: