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War Memorial Park


war memorial park 01This Civilian War Memorial is located in War Memorial Park, the open space between City Hall MRT and One Raffles Link.

war memorial park 02The Memorial is dedicated to all those who perished during 2nd World War, Japanese Occupation of Singapore from 1942 to 1945.

war memorial park 03The four vertical of 70 meters high pillars, symbolic the share experience of the Chinese, Malays, Indians and other races.

war memorial park 04The remains of unknown victims are interred beneath the monument.

war memorial park 05Today is the National Day of Singapore, we shall let this Memorial to act as a reminder, to cherish and treasure every blossom in this peaceful century.

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Anniversary Song


birthday agoe 02We dance in the waltz of flowers

Gliding in the rain

The leafs, the buds, the trees

Thanks to all the lovely faces

Thanks to all bloggers regardless race

Do remember to add grain on earth

This is the song for each and everyone

No candles, no roses, no ballroom chandeliers

This is the song for the earth

This is the song

For the 1 year old of addgrainonearth

birthday agoe 03We dance in the cottage of woods

Greet by the rain

The stones, the paths and the sculptures

Thanks to all the lovely faces

Thanks to all bloggers regardless race

Do remember to add grain on earth

This is the song for each and everyone

No candies, no popcorns, no champagnes

This is the song for the earth

This is the song

For the 1 year old of addgrainonearth

birthday agoe 04We dance in the melody of culture

Swinging in the rain

The hills, the gardens and the past

Thanks to all the lovely faces

Thanks to all bloggers regardless race

Do remember to add grain on earth

This is the song for each and everyone

More dancers, more singers, more dreamers

This is the song for the earth

This is the song

For the 1 year old of addgrainonearth


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Singapore River by local poet, Lee Tzu Pheng


singapore riverThe operation was massive;

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

her history.

 

We have become

so health-conscious

the heart

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


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Different types of Durian


Here are different types of Durian shown above and some recommended below.

By courtesy of beconfused.com

By courtesy of beconfused.com

D24 – Bittersweet in taste, with small seed and flesh in dark yellow color.

This is one of the most expensive varieties.

By courtesy of www.ebay.com

By courtesy of http://www.ebay.com

XO – It has bitter taste and XO aftertaste. This is one of the most expensive among all.

By courtesy of blog.udn.com)

By courtesy of blog.udn.com)

Hong Xia- (meaning red prawn) the flesh in the color of cooked prawn, thin and orangey, strong aroma.

By courtesy of fatoo.com

By courtesy of fatoo.com

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.

By courtesy of www.mysabah.com

By courtesy of http://www.mysabah.com

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.

By courtesy of sgforums.com

By courtesy of sgforums.com

Esplanade – The biggest Durian in the world


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How to choose Durian?


By courtesy of evespiration.com

By courtesy of evespiration.com

Is Durian’s Season now, some tips you may like to follow while choosing a king of fruit!

First, pick up a durian by using a towel cloth or a glove and give a gentle shake. If the sound is dull and subtle, this is just right. If it is knocking sound, the fruit is not ripe enough. It there is no sound; the fruit may be too ripe and taste bitterness (to some, bitterness is the best taste among).

Second, durian should smell little fragrant. Too pungent may indicates the fruit is too ripe.

Third, some seller allows open up the shell slightly to examine the flesh. It should feel soft and tender not watery and hard.

Fourth, buy back home and test personally.


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Sculptures outside Peranakan Museum


penarakan museum 01There 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.

penarakan museum 02A grandfather and granddaughter’s sculpture located outside the main building.

penarakan museum 03Granddaughter was happily pointing something in the sky that made her cheering up.

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