Bear family (not to be confused with Bear Studios) visited the Mint Museum of Toys yesterday. It was a pretty cool place other than being a photography nightmare. Entrance fee was at a discounted $7.50, we got to tour the … Continue reading →
What planned originally as a trip to the Southern Ridges had us ending up at Science Center. They were having a dinosaur exhibition which turned out to be disappointedly smallish. It’s been a while and they’ve had several new areas dedicated to viruses, nano technology and climate change. An area, which we found very interesting, is dedicated to IT and interactive media with lots of stations with interactive stations employing computer vision and artificial intelligence. I’m gonna try to upload some of the videos later.
Mom got the Singapore Flyer vouchers at a cheaper rate so we drove down to take a flight yesterday. It’s located at a corner of the Marina Square area, a tiny 2 lane road which proved to be a problem when cars start to congest the place while queuing for the car park, effectively reducing the road to a single lane way.
There’re actually several shops around the complex with a landscaped rain forest walk on the ground level, which we didn’t have time to explore.
You’d be disappointed if you expect the ride to be super exciting. If you didn’t prepare to take photos, it might be down-right boring. Each flight takes approximately 30 minutes, it’s very slow and stable, you can hardly feel the capsule moving except for the periodic slow-down it has to make for people to board and alight.
The capsule’s exterior was actually dirty with water stains because it finally decided to rain a few days back. The stains with the reflections off the glass didn’t work for photography. We went in the late afternoon so the sun was setting behind the cityscape, making it hard to take in the sight of our concrete jungle. The sea-facing side of the scenery was actually rather splendid. You could see all the way to the horizon.
Some people are often clueless when I mention my family goes to Tiong Bahru for curry rice. So here’s a picture of the poster outside the shop. Some pictures of clouds from the multistory carpark. I miss cloud watching.