Sunday, July 27, 2014

Underwater World Singapore - PhotoHunt

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Merlion Walk - a Gaudi inspired walkway

Friends from Indonesia are in town during this Hari Raya holidays. They are staying in a hotel in Sentosa, so we had breakfast with them before bringing the kids to Underwater World.

Stopped by Merlion Walk to pose for some photos. Made up of mosaic, this 120 metre long walkway with fountains at the sides are so pretty. The kids even enjoyed a splash or two in the cool water.

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Young children fascinated with the fishes and starfish at the touch pool.

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Getting wet at the touch pool. Putting our hands into the pool to touch a starfish and try to catch some fishes :D

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A diver hand feeding the fishes!


PhotoHunt theme : Wet /Modern architecture


Wishing all Muslim friends 
"Selamat Hari Raya"!


Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Kampong Glam Ramadan Bazaar 2014 - WW

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I brought my nephews and niece for a visit to Kampong Glam on Sunday afternoon. This area was once home to Singapore’s Malay royalty.

During Ramadan, the place comes alive with performances and street bazaars. Now is a good time to soak in the festivities.

Street stalls open from early afternoon until late into the night. They sell a wide variety of traditional food, fashion and handicrafts.The main attraction of the bazaars for us is the food. :D

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Food stalls at the street bazaar cater to Muslims breaking fast. Many locals and foreigners come here for the yummy traditional Muslim food. There are a few food stall owners who will set up a stall here only during the annual fasting month bazaar.
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Roti Boyan with Sambal Tumis

I discovered a new snack - Roti Boyan (Indonesian bread) S$3 each. It's mashed potato and egg wrapped in a pastry crust, pan fried to golden brown and dip in a sambal tumis ikan bilis sauce. Delicious!


Kampong Glam Ramadan Bazaar
Muscat Street in front of Sultan Mosque


Friday, July 18, 2014

Sheer Courage - PhotoHunt

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sandals of nails - worn by a devotee during Thaipusam

PhotoHunt theme : Sheer/Nails

In multiracial, multicultural Singapore, we celebrate a number of colourful festivals throughout the year. The two annual Hindu festivals that I love to watch are Thaipusam and Thimithi fire-walking ceremony.

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Brave the burning coals through sheer willpower and courage! 

Thousands of devotees and their supporters and tourists would swarm the brightly-lit Sri Mariamman temple to witness the Thimithi fire-walking which is a form of penance or thanksgiving in honour of the goddess Sri Mariamman.

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Two weeks before the fire-walking, devotees would go on a vegetarian diet and fast for 2 days. The male devotees walk quickly across a platform of burning coals and immerse their feet into a pool of milk before applying turmeric powder on their feet to cool them down.


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