I had absolutely no information about this murals besides that it is located on Armenian Street. I don’t even remember seeing it before (turns out is only a year old) but it caught my attention while I was on my way to see another street artist, Yip Yew Chong exhibition at the Substation and right after taking this picture ;-). After some digging I found this:
RASA SAYANG by LabSixFive
The mural is named Rasa Sayang, which translates to ‘loving feeling’ in Malay. We drew inspiration from the history of the shophouse to portray the local Peranakan heritage and a glimpse into their lives in the past. (See the process here)
I’m not much of a faune and flora connoisseur but I was so intrigued by this tree in the Botanical Gardens during my last walk.
This is a Couroupina guianensis or Cannonball tree
And now Wikipedia to the rescue 😉
It is native to the tropical forests of Central and South America, and it is cultivated in many other tropical areas throughout the world because of its beautiful, fragrant flowers and large, interesting fruits. Fruits are brownish grey. There are medicinal uses for many parts of Couroupita guianensis, and the tree has cultural and religious significance in India.
I never pretended I had a green thumb… far from it.
This plant is still alive (kind of) after 9 months and it is an achievement in itself… but I’m almost certain that’s too much water. What do you think? 🤔
It’s the rain pour fault.
Crazy crazy thunderstorms today; the kind that makes you unplug your computer because you don’t want this to repeat, the kind that makes you tell your son to stay put for a little longer because you actually don’t want him to be in a taxi right now. That kind of crazy loud.
Come live in Singapore, it’s always summer they said 🙄😂
Yesterday we completed the challenge of crossing the island from East to West.
The Coast-to-Coast trail is not a pure East to West coast walk but more using the great Park Connector Network in Singapore; so It’s more urbanized (needs to be accessible to the wider public) but it was a nice challenge to undertake with friends.
With 40 km of trails, we decided to split it into 2 parts and it was a blessing. First of all, it’s starting to be very hot and we are not walking as fast as we have roads to cross for example.
So now, not along did I walk across the island from East to West but I have also walk from North to South last month and also Around The Island 4 years ago.
There’s no better to discover a place than walking it. You might not like everywhere but there’s a great chance you’ll discover little hidden gems.