Sunday, December 26, 2004
According to the write-up, there are over 1000 species and 2000 hybrids of orchids found in the Garden's collection.
I am no avid orchid lover, but I am happy to have spent a morning walking through the National Orchid Garden. It feels nice to be near nature. Furthermore, the sun this morning is just right for a stroll around the Garden.
Friday, December 03, 2004
Tonight I shall post a few photos that I had taken along the Singapore River. May you find comfort in looking at them.
Sunday, November 28, 2004
I have put up a number of posts related to my trip to Penang in early November 2004. For your convenience, here is an attempt to provide a slight ease in navigating through these various posts. Click on the links below and you shall be directed to some of the related pages:
Sunday, November 14, 2004
Hawker stalls at Gurney Drive.
Penang is famous for its food and the hawker centre beside the waterfront at Gurney Drive is a food haven that one should check out. The place comes alive from evening time till wee hours, if I have gotten it correctly.
These hawkers operate their business on mobile kitchens. Look harder, they prepare their food on vans.
According to this website (http://www.tourismpenang.gov.my/section.cfm?id=36), here are some of the food at Gurney Drive that one should check out:
Cendol, See Kor Th'ng, Sotong Bakar, Laksa, Lobak, Nyonya Dishes, Char Koay Teow, Curry Mee, Hokkien Mee, Wan Tan Mee, Mee Goreng and Mee Rebus, Pasembur
Gurney Drive in the evening.
One of the bus stops to take the free bus shuttle service.
I did not have a chance to take this transport service when I was Penang. It is partly because I had preferred to travel on foot for short distances, so I end up walking when I was travelling around Georgetown. Furthermore, the hotel that I stayed in was quite close to several major heritage attractions that I had wanted to go to, so I could easily travel on foot.
Anyway, for the benefit of those who wanted to use this service, here are some more information:
The service runs at regular 12-minute intervals from 7:00am to 7:00pm on Mondays to Fridays and 7:00am to 2:00pm on Saturdays. There is no service on Sundays and public holidays.
The bus service starts at the Jetty, Weld Quay and passes by Komtar, Penang Road, before returning to its point of origin.
Please click on the link below for the bus routes and pick up points:
Thursday, November 11, 2004
This is the most famous among the cannons at Fort Cornwallis. This cannon was presented to the Sultan of Johore by the Dutch. However, it was later given to Acheh, and installed at Kuala Selangor. Finally this cannon was seized by the British and installed at the Fort Cornwallis in 1871.
The lengendary Seri Rambai cannon is believed to have special power to grant fertility to barren women who place flowers on its barrel.