Month: July 2013

Different types of Durian

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

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

This is one of the most expensive varieties.

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

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

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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.

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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.

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By courtesy of sgforums.com

Esplanade – The biggest Durian in the world

How to choose Durian?

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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).

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

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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.

Sculptures outside Peranakan Museum

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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.

A single’s day

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single day 01A single moon

single day 02A single cloud

single day 03A single grass

single day 04A single drop of flower

single day 05A single bud

single day 06A single flower

single day 07A single sun

With all these to make up a simply joyful day.

My Article

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my sengkang article 01Lately, a local Chinese Press published my article in one of the Leisure section. This is a prose; it talked about the beauty side of Sengkang@Promenade that is a famous estate park in Singapore.

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!

pcn 10Wishing everyone, a warm rising sun on you!

Sculpture “The River Merchants”

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river merchants 02This sculpture signifies a Scotsman- Alexandra Laurie Johnston who was a prominent merchant, former ship’s owner/captain, Businessman, Magistrate, Justice of Peace in early years of Singapore.

river merchants 03The sculpture shows he was mediating between Chinese trader and Malay chief while Indian and Chinese coolies load sacks onto a bullock cart.

river merchants 04This is a common sight around the river in those days.

river merchants 01The sculpture locates between Singapore River and Maybank Towers where the heart of the river flow day and night.

Please drop by listen to their conversation, at the same time enjoy the breeze of the riverbank.

Reblog from National Geographic “The Birds of paradise”

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After 8 years and 18 expeditions to New Guinea and Australia,

Cornell Lab scientist Ed Scholes and National Geographic photojournalist Tim Laman succeeded in capturing images of all 39 species in the bird-of-paradise family for the first time ever.

Unique sculpture “Unielephant”

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unielephant 02The sculpture “Unielephant” was done by Artist, Philip Treacy; a world-renowned British milliner who made hat to stars and royalty.

unielephant 03This 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.

unielephant 04The art piece act as a reminder for the dwindling elephant population of Asia, as to raise fund for the conservation and well being of the region’s neglected jumbos.

unielephant 05The sculpture adopted by The Fullerton Heritage, under “Art in The City” programme. A unique elephant is waiting for you there.

Road to Percival.

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Arthur_Percivall 02Percival 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.

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By courtesy of http://www.wikipedia.org

Not many people knew there was a sad story hidden behind this road.

Arthur_Percivall 01There 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 Asean sculpture symposium

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asean sculpture 01ASEAN Sculpture Symposium, with the aim of promoting a sense of community among sculptors of member countries whose works of art will be visible symbols of regional cooperation. A collection of sculptures held at Fort Canning Park, this is first sculpture symposium in Singapore, but not the last.

asean sculpture 02“Augury” by Malaysia sculptor Mr. Anthony Lau.

asean sculpture 03“Balance” by Mr. Ng Eng Teng

asean sculpture 04“Concentration” by Mr. Vichai Sithiratn

asean sculpture 05“Unity” by Indonesia sculptor Mr. But Muchtar

asean sculpture 06“Fredesvinda” by Philippines sculptor Mr. Napoleon Veloso Abueva

asean sculpture 07“Together” by Brunei sculptor Mr. Osman Bin Mohammad