11 Mar 2021 – Not All Who Wander Are Lost
Mon: Happy International Women’s Day and a good week to all. I am a daughter, grand-daughter, sister, mother, grandmother – I am human and a woman ♀
New discovery, Cô Chung – good Vietnamese food@PlazaSIN. The ambiance with a small aquarium+fresh beautiful flowers give a nice touch here.
PhoBeefSoup/Phở Bò and FreshSpringRolls/Gỏi Cuốn were tasty. WaterFernCake/Bánh Bèo, first time tasting these steamed rice cakes with crushed shrimp, scallion oil, sweet fish sauce and they were excellent. Lemongrass drink was how I would make it for myself, not too sweet – a very satisfactory meal + efficient service, highly recommended and will return.
Decided for an evening stroll to see where the mood will lead – from OrchardRd heading towards BrasBasahRd to find that the RendezvousHotel is newly painted to blue with a painted white top added which I do not recall seeing when the building was in white.
Lovely contrast of the NationalMuseum from SMU (former sports ground for SJI&CHIJ). It has been a long while with this barricades in front of the former SJI, now SAM, but what are they doing now??
Walking thru’ SMU beautiful campus makes me feel like going back to school – like the idea for this section of the building with books, this is new and befitting.
Have been wanting to take a shot like this for many years. Every time I pass by LeeKongChian School of Business/SMU on the bus I keep telling myself that I want a shot of this when the lights are on! Finally, tkx to Clement it is done – such a good nephew who has the patience to accompany me on these night walks to make sure that I do not fall over!
Have not been to this section, The School of Law since it was completed. Did not even know that ArmenianSt has turned into a pedestrian street and the FirstBotanicGarden here.
After 30+yrs, The Substation will vacate ArmenianStreet premises in end-Jul…
Anyone in my era who had private piano lessons with MrsWong will remember this older white building (now beautifully renovated) on YokeYewSt and across from it was
Edited with these 2 downloaded pix Mon5Apr2021: the AmericanEmbassy then from 1960s; and now this new building SembcorpDevelopment&Indrustries has replaced it. Such a pity, personally my preference is for the older building.
Once the SIN PhilatelicMuseum, soon to be a ChildrenMuseum. Good to know&see that MasonsTable is still around on ColemanSt, do not even remember when I was last there!
Continued on ColemanSt, passing by some of these cameras in the shops! If I had to carry those, I think I will be put off with taking pix!! Last pix for the night of SwissotelThe Stamford&StAndrew’sCathedra before turning onto StAndrew’sRd heading to FullertonHotel for a break before getting on the bus.