Oh such fun. Being away during a super long weekend. You might not know it, but the lunar new year falls every year between the gregorian calendar months of January or February. And after giving out red packets (of money) and eating all the
peanuts equivalent to a year’s normal consumption what is one to do?
In the past we used to stay in the little red dot and visit even more relatives and friends (and eat more peanuts). But today with the constant contact we already have every now and then, plus social media it seems we’ve run out of conversations when we meet face to face! So this is the second year that we’ve determined to move away from the familiar faces and to a place where we are not so familiar with.
But where can one go in these months of the year? For a quick jaunt that is.
Obviously China and much of northeast Asia (except Japan) is closed. Tokyo would be wonderful to be for a few days… or it might be places such as Australia. Our surrounding archipelago of islands sounds like fun too. Or it could be the land of smiles. Where’s that you ask? You must have not been watching any of the infomercials promoting Thailand huh?
So here we are lounging by the pool of the Conrad Bangkok, writing and sending this post before we head off for another culinary orgasm in the Asian city of Angels (yeah here’s looking at you Lala land).
Think of this as a post card that says “wish you were here”… (NOT!)
Do you enjoy visiting Bangkok? Because we do. What are your favourite things to when you visit a city besides eating?
Ladies and Gentlemen, we are pleased to inform you that we are starting up a new series of posts. It has been almost 2 years in the making and it is still not complete. A little like making a very expensive movie. Because this series involves many ‘actors’ with a script that is constantly changing. Afterall the world is dynamic right? So you can expect the posts to also change in shape and form as it continues…
Introducing : Singapore’s MRT stations. Ok so not focusing on the stations, since they’ve been the source of quite some angst and negative news in recent
years months. But much more about the neighbourhoods around them.
Each week or more accurately every 6 days (since we post every alternate day), a photo essay post will be shared on an MRT station and its surroundings. Now our little red dot might not have as many subway lines (we call them MRT lines) as some of the larger metropolises of the world, but we do have five of them at present (with more to come).
Starting from the oldest line (the North-South line), each station will be accorded its own post along with a small amount of commentary. Sorry can’t stop
talking writing. As we said earlier in the post, the script will be dynamic since it is not possible to control the weather, the festivities or who will be around the stations when we captured those snapshots in time.
You can say it was both hard work and pleasure as Mel (and occasionally Suan) explore each of these stations and their environs over the weekends when we were in town. Or sometimes during the week too when a longer lunch hour afforded it. Look forward to be surprised by what you can see from around these stations. Because we were too.
The first post begins next week. Don’t you think “traveling” in your own backyard is something to consider?