Afloat

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Floating Baby

From afar, your eyes will play tricks on you creating an illusion of weightlessness. Marc Quinn’s large-scale infant sculpture titled “Planet”, is beautifully balanced on a languid arm of a sleeping infant. The bronze sculpture appears weightless but overwhelmingly big, yet depict an image of vulnerability.

Planet is located at The Meadow, Gardens by the Bay, Singapore

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Hong Kong: The Peak (Victoria Peak)

The Peak sign

Looking for a vantage point? The peak is the highest point on the island that offers a bird’s-eye view of Hong Kong. The quickest and popular option to reach the peak is by the Peak Tram, the 120-year-old funicular railway that departs from its terminus on Garden Road.

The Peak Tram

The Peak Tram is one of Hong Kong’s oldest forms of transportation.The 1.4 km funicular railway is pretty steep, with the sharpest incline at 45-degrees which will transport you to the peak within 7 minutes. The Peak Tram was the brainchild of a Scottish hotel owner Alexander Findlay Smith, whose Peak Hotel opened in 1880. Tickets can be purchase onsite. Avoid weekends and you may want to purchase the Madame Tussaud combo tickets to get the priority queue.

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Hong Kong: Ngong Ping 360 (Lantau Island)

Ngong Ping 360

Ngong Ping, located at the western part of Lantau Island is one of the highlights of my Hong Kong trip. Lantau Island is famous for its lush valleys, soaring mountains and spiritual enlightenment. I head out early to purchase the Standard and Crystal Cabin cable car round trip at Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car Terminal.

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In Memoriam of Mr Lee Kuan Yew

Memoriam of Lee Kuan Yew

“I am often accused of interfering in the private lives of citizens. Yes, if I did not, had I not done that, we wouldn’t be here today. And I say without the slightest remorse, that we wouldn’t be here, we would not have made economic progress, if we had not intervened on very personal matters—who your neighbor is, how you live, the noise you make, how you spit, or what language you use. We decide what is right. Never mind what the people think.” – Lee Kuan Yew

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Review: Village Hotel Bugis by Far East Hospitality, Singapore

Photo by Far East Hospitality

If you love the sight of old Singapore and its historical district, Village Hotel Bugis by Far East Hospitality is the perfect accommodation choice! This property is Situated near the Arab Street and Kampong Glam enclave, and a mere stone’s throw away from Bugis Village and Little India. The hotel has 393 rooms across 19 floors equipped with modern amenities. Most importantly,  Bugis MRT station is just a 5-minute walk away! The hotel lobby is located on level 2 and check-in was a breeze.

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