MRT Cross Island Line CRL

24 Sep 2022 – Four-In-One Rail And Bus Depot 

Wed: CrossIslandLine/CRL is SIN 8th MRT line and the longest fully underground line at more than 50km. It will be constructed in three phases and is expected to start next year. Some stations are expected to be opened by 2032 – will definitely not live to see the completion of this line!

EastCoastIntegratedDepot will contain three train depots and one bus depot within a single site of 36ha. SIN largest train and bus depot (four-in-one rail and bus depot) to open in 2025, structural works 75% complete, hopefully will live to see this one!

Quite impressive&glad to see how far we are with public transport systems here, especially being a frequent&regular user of it.

Thu: welcome Bill back to SIN – guilding around the JooChiat area, the vicinity surrounding this area was declared SIN 1st Heritage Town in 2011. It is chosen, in part, because of strong efforts to promote its Peranakan culture.

Tkx to Calvin for driving, always nice to be able to show ppl who appreciates the company, food, history, etc. Apologies but only able to do a short tour today – throat, voice, etc still not fully healed. The renewed interest in the heritage here brought a new wave of redevelopment in the late 2000s. Trendy art galleries, design studios, upmarket retail outlets, boutique hotels&eateries emerged, while a number of shophouses were restored and new condominiums built.

Fri: if you spend as much time as I do@SGH, you might have noticed 3beautiful sculptures(Trees of Learning, Knowledge & Life)in the courtyards by Bro JosephMcNally(1923-2002), founder of StPatrick’sArtCentre, now known as LASALLE-College of the Arts in SIN. Good to know that abdominal, pelvis scans+colonoscopy all cleared&normal.

ReachingOut designed by the NayangAcademy of FineArts is located in the middle of this greenery across from Kopitiam, and when not too hot+an available bench, it is quite serene to have a cuppa here.

Caring by Jasper is appropriate in these surroundings with a refreshing water feature by it, even some of the thrash-bins are tastefully covered.

FarrerPkMedicalCentre to pick up meds and nice to bump into Michael where we were reminiscing about when we first met! – Patricia&Albert’s wedding(Dec1998) where Alex was the cute pageboy then!

Sat: Chuck&friends who are on the PEI/Canada, plx be safe from HurricaneFiona. Memories from our 2005ATthru’Hike when we had the backlash of HurricaneKatrina and hiked 3days&nights in the rains.

2200hrs: appreciations&tkx for updates from Chuck – Yesterday morning we made the decision to move off the island prior to Fiona’s landfall. We took a walk on the beach near Stanhope and headed to New Brunswick to ride out the storm and decide if a return to the island post-Fiona is possible.

Sun25Sep: Storm Fiona: Nearly all of Prince Edward Island without power after powerful winds, heavy rain.

10 of my favourite poems and today’s choice – The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

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