A Total TaiTai Tale

Tale of a Total TaiTai who was in Beijing & Beyond and is now in Singapore & Surroundings!

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Wednesday Wanderings and Wonderings.

Still life… Singapore style.

I will never be able to see a red plastic chair and not think of Singapore.

They are everywhere. Usually in a stack in the corner, never chained, because well Singapore. You take one, you seat and then you stack it back up when you are done.

The Little Red Chair on the Little Red Dot… forever linked in my mind.

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When it’s pouring rain and you are just 3 MRT stations away, you don’t think twice and go take THE picture.

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Wednesday Wanderings and Wonderings.

Sometimes setting yourself some limits force you to look at things in a different way; you need to readjust.

To support an idea I have, I needed to go shoot some frames at a set focal length and I also wanted clean lines so decided to shoot in Black & White too (you are not distracted by the colors and see shapes better). At several point during the photowalk, I got frustrated because either the photo I had in mind needed a wider focal length or would have looked better in colors…. But that was not the point of the exercice; I needed photos with those (self imposed) criteria, not the environment dictating the end photo.

There are limits on everything you do, anywhere you live… you either accept them or decide it doesn’t fit your criteria and change something.

NB: this moment does not really exist as presented. 😉

On a side note I’m rethink sharing ideas with friends and mentioning well it’ll probably just stay an idea… I’m only accountable to myself. Some friends take up the challenge of me being accountable and keep on pressing the matter 🙄. We’ll see.

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The official name is D’Leedon.

I call it Club Med…

Well, with 2 large swimming pools, 4 children and relaxation pools, 2 large jacuzzi, 2 clubhouses as well as indoor and outdoor fitness facilities. Then 4 tennis court, 1 basketball court, bbq pits and that’s not counting 2 screening rooms, 2 golf simulator rooms, 2 billard rooms, 2 game rooms, 2 karaoke rooms, 1 piano room. add that 2 party houses, 2 functions rooms and several BBQ pits. We even have a maze 😂

With 1715 units it’s one of the largest condominium in Singapore (only outshined at the end of 2019 by a development in Tampines which will have 2,203 apartments, when completed) however the 7 towers in D’Leedon occupy less than 30% of the site, with over 70% given to landscaping & facilities.

Finished in late 2014, the Seven skyscrapers with flower-shaped plans are dotted across this residential complex in Singapore, which was completed by Pritzker Architecture Prize recipient Dame Zaha Hadid*

I was walking home around sunset a couple days ago and I decided to go to the HDB nearby to grab some pictures from a high point of the place I have called home for 5+ years (longest I ever lived somewhere). Wasn’t disappointed with change of light and the outcome.

Sometimes the Wanderings and Wonderings are just under your nose.

* Zaha Hadid was a predominant architect in Beijing landscape and I photographed a few of her buildings

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Wednesday Wanderings and Wonderings.

This is Holland Village

There are no windmills (but quite a few cranes!)

It wasn’t named because of the country (well actually Holland is a geographical region of the country The Netherlands which has 12 regions in total with 2 “Hollands”; the North Holland & the South Holland —The things you learn just by reading this little blog 😂)

It was named after Hugh Holland who was an architect and amateur actor and was an early resident of the area.

We are 1 MRT stop away from HV or about 15 mn walk. “The neighborhood is a popular shopping and dining destination for younger Singaporeans and expatriates. […] NB Holland Road is known as Hue Hng in Hokkien which means “behind the flower garden” the flower garden being the Botanic Gardens”

I had an hour wait between appointments, I could have gone for a mani/pedi at the shopping center, instead I opted for HDB climb to see the area from above 😉

NB: Thinking of petitioning for my neighborhood being renamed “Suiter Hood”. Well if Holland could I don’t see with I couldn’t 🙄

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Wednesday Wanderings and Wonderings.

I went for a little walk today as I wanted to take a couple pictures from a place (ended up not liking any of them) then a move to another place to take another updated photo but it was not possible either (it was cordoned off) since I was within walking distance (well my own term walking distance not necessary other people walking distance 😉) I went to a third place and was not pleased with the situation or photo opportunity either.

You would think that with all those inconveniences I would have written this morning off but on the contrary I had lunch at a dumplings place which I never remember to go to unless I’m in the neighborhood, coffee with a view of the Marina Bay Sands hotel and a 4 kms walk around the city.

As I was heading to my MRT station I made a quick stop to take a picture of the Fountain of Wealth at Suntec City so I had a little something to share.

Suntec City was designed by Tsao & McKown Architects with emphasis on Chinese feng shui. The five buildings and the convention center are arranged so that they look like a left hand when viewed aerially. The Fountain of Wealth appears like a golden ring in the palm of the hand. As the fountain is made of bronze, it is believed that the balance of metal and water paves the way for success. Further, the specially selected Chinese name, 新达, means “new achievement”

The Fountain of Wealth is listed by the Guinness Book of Records in 1998 as the largest fountain in the world.

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Wednesday Wanderings and Wonderings.

One of my newly arrived friend asked me to take her on a little adventure in Singapore. She knows I love wandering around HDB so she suggested we did that.

I took her to the top of the 40-story newly built HDB then we went to the soon to be torn down Queenstown HBD & Tanglin Halt.

We crossed the green corridor and ended up in Wessex Estate. It’s full of Black and White bungalows (and is often home to artist). We finished at the Colbar which I finally found (I must have passed by a few time but its well tucked away.

Colbar, which is short for Colonial Bar, was first opened in 1953 by Mr Lim at Jalan Hang Jebat to serve as the unofficial canteen for members of the British Army.

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You Pay… I Do

Best tagline.

Wandering in neighborhood soon to be taken down

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Wednesday Wanderings and Wonderings

Wonder if it’s a legit Police Station 🤔

From time to time, at a corner of a street, away from the commonly used path you find pockets of old Singapore.

But they are disappearing fast.

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Wednesday Wanderings And Wonderings.

Sometimes in a search of something, you find something else.

A small birdsinging corner while searching for a special HDB number.

Keep exploring new places.

Keep finding new things.

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