The MacDonald House was built in 1949 by the architectural firm Palmer and Turner. It is now the only one building left with red- brick exterior in Orchard road. In 1965, two Indonesia saboteurs placed a bomb on the mezzanine floor, three persons was killed and 33 injured.
The impact of the bomb shattered all windows within 300 feets and damages car outside the building. It was due to Indonesia Confrontation, in support of President Sukamo, opposition to the merger of Singapore, Malaya, Sabah and Sarawak. The 2 Indonesia terrorists were convicted to murder and hanged eventually.
The building is designed in Neo-Georgian style. Built in reinforced concrete and clad in red brickwork with rigid language. The white painted frame casement windows allow it to stand out from the modern cityscape of the Orchard road. The 1st floor was lay by creamy natural marble stones, the size of the tiles and refine details made the building more conspicuous.
Obviously, this buiding is different from fast restaurant Mcdonald, this is The Macdo
So here I am.
Today, I left home at 5.50am in the morning, reached LRT (Light Rail Transit) by 6am. And took a public bus 27 and change to another bus 37 to reach Changi Industrial Park. Finally, I touched the ground of World Courier at 7.15 am, by then dawn was standing by my side.
I picked 2 parcels for delivery; one must be delivered at Chinatown by 9am, the other one by 9.45 at Orchard WHEELOCK PLACE.
Times is precious, I have to speed up to reach the destination before the specific time required by World Courier, so that I have enough time to roll over for the next delivery.
It was 7.30 am, I took a bus back where I came from and transferred to MRT (Mass Rapid Transports). The time traveling took me about 1 hour plus.
Gladly, I reached the 1st destination at 8.45. I got a stamped for acknowledgement and heading the next job.
This is my “Rush Hour”, quite fun and interesting, that is one of the reasons I had many pictures always ready on hand!
designed to give new life
to the old lady.
We have clearned out
Her arteries, removed
detritus and slit,
created a by-pass
for the old blood.
Now you can hardly tell
We have become
can sometimes be troublesome.
Lee Tzu Pheng (Dr) (b. 13 May 1946, Singapore -) is considered one of Singapore’s most distinguished poets. A retired university lecturer, she is an award-winning poet who has published in anthologies and journals internationally. All her three volumes of poetry, Prospect of a Drowning (1980), Against the Next Wave (1988) and The Brink of an Amen (1991), have won the National Book Development Council of Singapore (NBDCS) Award – From http://infopedia.nl.sg/articles/SIP_447_2005-01-25.html
Here are different types of Durian shown above and some recommended below.
D24 – Bittersweet in taste, with small seed and flesh in dark yellow color.
This is one of the most expensive varieties.
XO – It has bitter taste and XO aftertaste. This is one of the most expensive among all.
Hong Xia- (meaning red prawn) the flesh in the color of cooked prawn, thin and orangey, strong aroma.
Mao Shan Wang- (meaning mountain cat king) the flesh that is firm on the outside, creamy on the inside. Having the most satisfying of all durians types, having said that, this is considered the best among all.
Red, Orange meat- one of the rare varieties, fruits are very small and can be held by one palm. Both are considered as Wild Durians.
Esplanade – The biggest Durian in the world
There are two lovely sculptures located outside Peranakan Museum. Peranakan Museum is the first of its kind museum specialize in Peranakan culture. You will see a cat sculpture lying on the front court yard floor, before stepping in the building.