21 Aug 2015 – SIN First And Only
Tue: saw Lawrence off at T2 and did some promotional shopping for MoonCakes at BeeChangHiang. The carry-on size bag finally broke down and got a new one that is quite visible 🙂 Always enjoy being in the world’s best airport.
Wed: great with catch up with Gel for a cuppa and good to see that she is better and bought a place of her own. Thx Calvin for dinner at KretaAyerFood Centre****Chinatown complex. Been awhile since I ate fishhead, and the cheeks are my favourtie parts!
Thu: tkx to Yoshie for arranging this exciting preview tour at SIN first and only Musical Box Museum to be opened officially in Sep/Oct.
Appreciations to our gracious host and the founder Mr Naoto ORUI for showing his collection. He has moved his collection from Minamichita Music Box Museum/Japan to SIN this year.
The smallest and most expensive in his collection, a Swiss made app 200yrs old which he exchanged a château in France for this! Absolutely delightful sounds.
One that nearly went on the Titanic and fortunately it did not. And another with an interesting Jude-box style, probably the first Jude-box! The history and stories related to some of these boxes are fascinating – one with a ring stuck in it and another which was covered with dirt and only after cleaning could one see the semi-precious stones.You will have to go and see it for yourself to enjoy them.
An amazing collection under the roof of the old ChongHock Girls’ School, one of the earliest Hokkien girls’ school in SIN, now a heritage site with the 150+yrs original tiles on the floor and the side of the wall.
This old heritage building commands a fantastic skyline of the ThianHockKeng Temple from the upper floors and here is when you can find great contrasts of the old and new – and where East Meets West!
Our gracious host extended his hospitality with lunch where there was enough food to feed an army at JuChunYuan****Located at FarEast Plaza and have not been there for eons. The last time there was quite a fun unforgettable dinner mystery and it was under different management and name then.
Fri: and peace be with y’all for a wonderful weekend.