If you asked around the locals about this pedestrian tunnel, they will concur with a smile of contentment. This is a well-known pedestrian tunnel connecting Queen Elizabeth Walk (Esplanade Park) to Empress Place. Apart from crossing over on the Fullerton Road that leads to Anderson Bridge, this is a leisure way to enjoy the beauty of the Singapore River. In the past, it’s a park where families spent their weekend on. Couples holding hands, dress up like super stars in their bell-bottom pants meet up in the park. Gone were those days, where happy couples, groups of youngsters, families with kids gathered around on weekend in this memorable park of pride. It leaves good memories in most children in the 60s/70s.
On top of the tunnel is Anderson Bridge, a famous local landmark visited by countless.
The concrete parapet wall remains the same standing under the rain and sun unlike the landscape of Esplanade Park that has changed tremendously.
It is quite amazing to see those trees still standing green and lavish while those who once saw them were long gone…
This is my tunnel of memories, where is yours?
My Friend, there is a nation who feels proud of you. Your unyielding nature makes you look even emaciated. But lanky is not your name. You are not afraid of the cold winter, but you are the first to bloom in spring. The first gentlemen standing on the land dancing fearlessly with spring and a smiling gentleman, I called.
My Friend, you do not mind lying next to the grave, and you do not mind associating with strangers soaking up in holy bath. But you mind only if fall brings you the beauty of grief or sorrows. With your haughty attitude in autumn, I do not ask for much. As maple leaves died out all over the floor just for your tender face.
My Friend, your elegant, free and easy attitude whirling in the wind, bring a pause to my reminiscent for others. But you are so modest, you do not forbid birds and landscape rivals with you on a manuscript and you give way to a painter’s inspiration.
My Friend, you are infamous. You uphold the title of a National Flower and people sing so well of your elegant glory. What else do you lack of? Your distinctiveness, wholesome and noble sentiments put you high up to the zenith. Infact, with your independent personality, praises are to you only a title, but a pursuit in the eyes of others.
A glance at the Stadium MRT Station.
Stadium MRT Station, an underground Mass Rapid Transit station on the Circle Line in Singapore. The station serves the Kallang area and it’s located within the Kallang & Mountbatten vicinity. It was opened on 17 April 2010 and earned The 2010 Singapore President’s Design Award, Design of the Year by reputable firm, WOHA Architects.
▼It was captured at an angle perceived with distorted effects.
In my opinion, the interior of Stadium looks like a ship, cladded with gray tiles, side windows and a central skylight allowing light penetration. It also provides an oceanic view with vibrant turqoise colors as you slide from the top of the escalators to the basement platform.
Impresses every commuters like a stream of blue water flowing to the river ground▼
Hungry Ghost Festival is a traditional Chinese festival, which is also call a Mong Lang Festival or Ghost Month. The Chinese believe that during the Seventh Lunar Month, the Gates of Hell are opened and spirits are let out to roam the earth for 30 days foraging for food. Believers will arrange worship ceremony to pray and appease the spirits in return to get their blessings.
Another saying is derived from a Buddhist tale. Moggallana a disciple of Sakyamuni Buddha had supernatural powers and his mother during his lifetime did a lot of bad things. She became hungry ghosts after her death. Moggallana used his supernatural ability to offer food to his beloved mother, but whenever the food touches her mouth it turned into ashes. He was heartbroken and seek help from Sakyamuni Buddha. The Buddha told him to draw on the power of the monks, and on this very day of 15th of the Seventh Month to place five types of grains into a pot so as to appease his mother. Moggallana act in accordance to the Buddha’s instruction and his mother was finally rescued.
From then on, the form of worship passed from generation to generation, and it evolve into diversity. Getai (a live stage performance) is one of the ritual evolution of the festival and is popular both in Singapore and Malaysia. The performances and ceremonies are usually jointly organised by number of unions or/and small organisations. There will be a makeshift canopy of a small stage, looking for some well-known presenters and entertainers, with their boisterous singing and dancing, match with the world’s best music, the very civilians entertaining. The performance are meant to be for the spirits but also for people during the Seventh Month. Chairs lined up in the audience’s front rows are usually empty and reserved for the spirits. This form of entertainment has become a must have in the Seventh Month festivals.
The performance are meant to be for the spirits but also for people during the Seventh Month. Chairs lined up in the audience’s front rows are usually empty and reserved for the spirits.