Exploring Singapore

I had a nice weekend last week. Love had took a day off on Sunday so that he can accompany me for a day.

We woke to a great morning looking for cafes like we used to do. I love trying other cafes but as he did not try the one at Wheeler's Yard, I decided that we should go there. It was a short drive along PIE  and within 10 minutes, we exited the expressway. Wheeler's Yard is located among those heavy industries. One will never expect to find a hippie cafe in such ulu area.

We ordered our share: I had the usual, Big Breakfast and love had Egg Benedict. The Egg Benedict is served with salad but you are able to change the sides to fries without additional charges if you are not a vege person.

Our stomachs were working very hard after a full meal as Love and I were fighting to keep our bums up to catch our movie at the next hour. The movie theater at Baslestier Shaw Plaza is never full during weekends. It was not those Shaw Plaza that you experience at Orchard or Bugis, Shaw Balestier offers uneven flooring without carpet, flip-up metal chairs and perhaps a smaller leg space. All these doesn't matter if you would want to catch a movie without having to pay for booking fee and having a long queue to buy your food. As love is a Safra members, he is entitled to buy the tickets at $8 each. So overall, we catch a movie impromptu at Shaw Balestier. We chose to watch a comedy movie during the afternoon as we didn't want our minds to be absorbing anything that is too heavy. 

Pixel is a good choice.We played those games before, we understand how the games work and importantly, it is a comedy. We grew up with that games and watching this movie just made me feel nostalgic. 

Soon, evening drew near after we left the cinema. As we were dwelling on what to do on our next activities, I suddenly thought that we could take this opportunity to explore Singapore. 

I heard a lot on the last Kampong in Buangkok and lalang field in Punggol. As the weather was't too hot, we left for the former.

I set my google map to Lorong buangkok and soon the map leads us there... It is not far off the IMH actually. After a few turns, we managed to find our way there. It was a huge contrast when your stepped your foot there. At one side of the Kampong, you can high rise HDB flats, at the other side, one can see premium bungalows and exquisite terrace houses. 

Without further ado, let's start exploring!

It is not a big kampong so it's very easy to navigate. 

You do not see these kind of houses anywhere anymore.

At time, you can see residents inside chatting away, and young people (like us) walking around outside. It was really fun , like we were brought to the days where my parents grew up. 

City boy meets rural Singapore.

And mee too >.<

The olden days electricity could still be seen there.

One of the houses taken


If you would love to explore, you may google : Lorong Buangkok. Google Map will lead you there.

After exploring the old Singapore, Xiong drove us to Punngol Waterway: To see the lalang! If you are active in Facebook, you probably had seen wedding photoshoot taken at a lalang field locally. It gives us the very soft, romantic feel and felt that it must have been nice to walk among those lalang. 

If you hadn't taken any wedding photos before, you must not have known that behind each and every beautiful photos were our sweats, our unglam patterns and empty stomachs. 

Xiong parked at Tebing lane as I felt it was the nearest to the Lalang Field. There is a police station, Popeyes , some Hong Kong cafe and restaurants nearby. Walk past the restaurants and you will see a stair leading you to a park. Walk down the stairs and turn left. You will come to a red bridge. Cross the beach and just near to the entrance, you will see a man-made track which you that many people walked before. Walk in and you will see lalangs of height above me. You may also find other people around there taking photos.

Strolling with style

Saw those lalang taller than me?

Love and I

We stayed around there for about an hour before we left for dinner. It was difficult walking through those bushes as you might get cut from the branches. 

For dinner, Xiong drove to Marina Country Club. He recommended a bistro which has live band after 8pm. 

We were surprised to see one of the finalist Superstar, 陈彦桦 at the live band. As it was Sunday, the restaurant wasn't full. It was so empty that we were looking at each others in the eyes haha. 

One page of the menu for viewing.

The chicken wing is nice when you go with the sauce.

Luncheon Stick!

Even the Aligo Olio is nice!

And that's how we enjoyed our weekend ^^

600 Ponggol Seventeenth Ave 
Singapore 829734

Tel: 9661 2111

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