With all these to make up a simply joyful day.
This is the second articles published after 20 years of my “rest and relax” period.
I hope that this is not the last piece of my story.
But for sure, when ever I saw, I heard, I touched, I always think about what I write, is going to share with the whole world!
How exciting it is!
So for that, on this ordinary day, I would like to make this opportunity to thank all my followers and blogger friends.
Through my sincere heart, thank you very much!
Please drop by listen to their conversation, at the same time enjoy the breeze of the riverbank.
The sculpture “Unielephant” was done by Artist, Philip Treacy; a world-renowned British milliner who made hat to stars and royalty.
This is one of the art exhibition programme initiated by “Art in The City” under The Fullerton Heritage. The objective of the programme is to promote local art and culture as well as refusing art within the city.
Percival road was named after Lieutenant-General Arthur Ernest Percival.
During the Second World War, Percival was the General Officer Commanding (GOC) Malaya; he marched down from this road by surrender himself, as representing British Empire to the Imperial Japanese Amy.
Hence, Singapore occupied by Japanese soldiers for 3 years and 8 months.
Not many people knew there was a sad story hidden behind this road.
There is no road sign bring you to Percival road. You can Google it, it bring you where to go but just an ordinary road behind National Museum of Singapore, Fort Canning Park.
Where cicada is calling, where shadow of the forest lying on your shoulder silently.
The Buddha said, “ There are two persons to whom one can never adequately express one’s gratitude. They are our mother and father.” Our parents have made great sacrifices and took great pain to nurture us.
The Buddha said we should repay the kindness of our parents in 5 ways:
1) By supporting them (just us they have supported us)
2) By doing their duties
3) By protecting the family property
4) By preserve the family honour
5) By dedicating the merits virtuous deeds to our deceased parents
Due to the fast growing speed, Albizia tree (Falcataria moluccana) has never been the roadside tree in Singapore. The trees were first grown in Singapore Botanic Gardens in 1870 and later shifted to waste ground where it start proliferate.
Albizia is a can grow from sapling to a tree in 35 feet (10.7m) tall, within 13 months. The huge number of seeds in pods can multiply in the wild.
Although, the tree is beautiful and widely spread like a green canopy. But the branches may prone to fall over the stormy rain, and cast a danger to the road users. Since then, Albizia tree has been out under Tree Conservation Area (TCA) due to it reality and practicality.