SIN Trotting!

1 Feb 2011 – Bye bye Jan & Curly Locks!

Bjørn besides a name also translates to bear in Norwegian! So should title this SIN Trotting with a Bear in the Lion City. For those who might not be aware, SIN is also known as the Lion City. Started yesterday with a quick hair cut@Parkway for S$10 where they will even vacuum you head when the cut is over… bye bye curly locks 🙂

Marina Bay Sands, Merlion Park and transactions by SIN River.

Raffles Landing Site by SIN River, Cavenagh Bridge with the contrast of the old Supreme Court (green dome) and the new Supreme Court (spaceship looking building) in the background, Esplanade Bridge and Clifford Pier/Fullerton Bay Hotel.

Fullerton Hotel****opened 2001. This majestic colonial building built in 1928, was the former General Post Office which also housed the Exchange, Singapore Club (now Singapore Town Club), the Marine Department, and the Import and Export Department (later the Ministry of Trade and Industry) and the Chamber of Commerce.

Singapore Botanic Gardens/SBG established in 1859, National Orchid Gardens and SIN national flower the Vanda Miss Joaquim in bloom. According to Bjørn, his father being a botanist enthusiast will be happy to know that he made an effort to visit!

SBG: By the Tanglin Gate, Bandstand, A Curtain of Roots.

Another Lo Hei/撈起 thanks to Les & Ivy in the company of porpor, Jo & Sue

A practical botanist will distinguish at the first glance the plant of the different quarters of the globe and yet will be at a loss to tell by what marks he detects them – Carolus Linnaeu