As of this Sunday, we have a new weekend activity. Big Z has taken to skateboarding and ever since we found out that East Coast has one of the world's ten best skate parks that's where we hung yesterday. She happily skated amongst an all boy crew, maybe that's the appeal. The boys were super friendly about giving her advice and she already wants to return next weekend.
Speaking of skateboarding, we came across the paintings and photographs of the very cool local street art artist: Trase One at the exhibition "Off the Wall." The show features a collaboration between 18 graffiti artists from France and Singapore and Trase One's skateboarding photos were definitely our fave.
Definitely wish I were about to sit down for turkey with friends and family, but unfortunately no Thanksgiving dinner again for us this year. Yet, I'm grateful for all of the new adventures we've had in the past year here in Singapore. Miss all of you and can't wait to see you very soon.
Most of my friends back home these days are talking about the cold weather settling in, shorter days, wearing sweaters and getting ready for ski season (although a little worried about the total lack of snow so far in Switzerland) but here none of that. It's eternally hot and humid, even with the rainy season in full swing, so instead of longing to sit by a fireplace thought I would share pictures of our
Loved the white-washed art deco architecture of the area, definitely has a little Miami vibe to it, and loved all the funky cafés and stores, especially my fave: Books Actually. http://www.booksactually.com/
Today, found out that Tiong Bahru Estate is actually one of oldest housing estates here in Singapore, built around 1930, hence the art deco and more to that...
"Tiong Bahru was once the choice place of living for the upper class and also the place where the rich and powerful kept their mistresses. As a result, the estate used to be known as Mei Ren Wuo, which means ‘a den of beauties' in Chinese. "
Twelve years ago, I came to Luang Prabang, Laos. Back then I had been on an extended backpacking holiday throughout South East Asia and of the many places I visited, Luang Prabang was my favorite.
I raved to hubby and Zoros about LP's beauty and vibe and to my relief LP is just as beautiful as I remember it to be. We enjoyed riding bicycles, visiting buddhist temples, taking boat rides along the Mekong, swimming in waterfalls and shopping at the night market. The fact that access to LP is complicated: no trains, hazardous roads and few flights I believe have helped LP to preserve its authenticity. My advice is should you be in the region definitely go see LP for yourself.