Hola! Let’s back to some Singapore treats. So previously, I mentioned about going to the very cool looking toy museum and now I am bringing you guys to go to Chinatown. Actually we skipped a stop in the itinerary and that is “taking photos at Raffles Hotel”. I was not so interested in that so that didn’t really bother me.
I’ve been to Chinatown for like 3 times before this, all the times were eating dinner at the food stalls area, but for this time, I was going there a tourist, touring to the Chinatown Heritage Centre. Frankly, I was not interested in this place and it’s not a guided tour.
We were on our own at there. The 3 levels building showcase the history of Chinese immigrant in Singapore. I was wondering I am a Chinese and why am I looking around. Actually, I know quite some of stories and histories from my text book, so that place didn’t really fancy me a lot. Though, it’s a good experience touring there.
There’s like story about how the live of Chinese immigrants were, where they lived, what they did in the olden days. Boring a bit and we were out after spending a very short while in the Chinese Heritage Centre.
Saw a very cool looking temple. Japanese style. Likes!
Time flies and it’s almost lunch time. We took a walk to Maxwell Food Court for lunch and had the longest queue for the famous chicken rice. The queue was really long, and it took like 45 mintues. I guess I would never try that again although it’s good.
Skipping the food as I won’t be talking at here, the next stop was the Singapore City Gallery at URA (Urban Redevelopment Authority).
Alvin and I were actually late because we took the longest queue for the chicken rice and finished late. Everyone was already there at the gallery.
It’s all about the Singapore City, the planning, the building, the places, how well the government plan for the country and etc etc. Guess you know what is it already. The first part of the gallery features a video presentation and interaction where Mr Phua Chu Kang will talk about Singapore, ask a question and we will have to vote for the answer via the buttons. It’s quite funny sometimes when other people vote for some stupid answer and looking Mr Phua Chu Kang talking silly on the screen.
But the video presentation was long and we’ve decided to jump.
Phua Chu Kang’s boot!
Guess that’s all because these 2 places were not very interesting. No choice, because Singapore wanted us to see it and I didn’t about it, at least I know, “Oh, that’s Singapore. Cool.”
Next stop: Merlion Park!