Monday, April 14, 2014

Universal Studios Singapore

We have been to Universal Studios Singapore numerous times and I love all the rides there! Can't say I'm childish! Haha.

We went for Extreme Swing GX 5 at Clarke Quay, felt great as always, since this was not our first time, we enjoyed the experience even more! We were also anticipating to play the G-MAX Reverse Bungy that we had experienced before and I love the free falling feeling, but it was closed for maintenance until end of this year. Next time then.

Had delicious chilli crabs at No Signboard Seafood Restaurant! Our sister's favourite!!!

Walking on the Sentosa Boardwalk to Sentosa.  All the fun rides awaiting!

The moment we entered Universal Studios, we were greeted by cute Mascots!

We love mascots too!

Unleashing our child nature and have fun!

I love USS!

Go for the rides!!! Sesame Street ride. Not scary, good for kids! haha

Transformers ride, we love this!!!

This 3D ride is very action packed!!! Just relax and enjoyed the ride!!!

Cupcake-go-round in Transformer style!!!

Revenge of the Mummy ride is our favourite!!!

We were quite disappointed for not being able to experience the roller-coaster Battlestar Galactica ride, because it was closed indefinitely, due to a technical problem!

Anyway, we continued to play any available rides!!!

Watching awesome performance at Water World!

Photos with Madagascar's mascots!


Far far away castle!

Enjoyed every moment there!

Got wet with Jurassic Park Rapids Adventure ride!

Continued with Canopy Flyer ride!

Grab a roasted turkey leg before leaving USS!

Tired and hungry, we settled our wonderful dinner at Shashlik restaurant!!! Splendid day!!!

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Singapore Biennale 2013

I managed to visit the Singapore Biennale 2013 before the event ends on 16 February! When I first knew about the event, I was so excited for a visit, but I kept procrastinating, because I didn't have the time for it! In the end, the event was fantastic, I'm so glad I experienced it!

If the World Changed, the title of the 4th Singapore Biennale, is an invitation to artists to respond to and reconsider the worlds we live in, and the worlds we want to live in.

The event was held at several locations in Singapore, but most of the works were displayed at the Singapore Art Museum. A warm welcome by a set of sculptures "We Never Fell" displayed at the entrance of the museum.

The first installation caught my attention was this wooden boat filled with a thousand glass bottles inscribed with messages. It was a surprise to know that these messages are from male prison inmates in Singapore. I tried to read each and every message while admiring the calligraphy!

Stillness of Reflection, collages on the walls of the SAM, convey the complexities of photographic dimension and distance. "The work alludes to a rapidly changing world, where perceptions are continuously shifting, whether the focus is on a lone pixel, a single shot or a tapestry of images viewed from vary distances."

Road to Nirvana, "The strategic use of photo luminescent string illuminated a pathway for passers-by both in the day and at night, while the hypnotic tinkling of bells induces a heightened awareness of one's environment and visual space, conjuring a sense of meditation of self-reflexivity."

Artworks by Marisa Darasavath. "Darasavath's practice for the past decade, centres on her fascination with the female gender and form. In this series of works, she accords the female form an unwavering focus that is otherwise absent in patriarchal Lao society."

"The Sick Classroom is an artist's replica of a real classroom in the village of Thuye'dan, Myanma."

We Live, "this work was envisioned as an act of mediation, whereby the artist collaborated with workshop participants to assemble large-scale fish skeletons on the dried-up riverbank".

Longing, "inviting visitors to enter a small, empty room and attempt the spirit level balancing act"

The grass is always greener on the inside.

Hello stranger!

Between Worlds, installation with leather puppets in glass bottles.

Fruits of Life, the two scenarios here are reconstructions of landscapes that the artist has observed. He puts it up to the public to choose the reality they prefer and reflect on the price they are willing to pay for it.

Cosmology of Life, "these miniature, talisman-like sculptures were intuitively carved and shaped by Kanwa to express his worldview of nature, spirituality and the macro and micro cosmos."

Specula, "is Latin for 'mirror'. Specula functions as a ritualistic space where temporal planes coincide to create a liminal space of duality and otherness".

Several untitled artworks that the museum allow visitors to name.

This is one of my favourite installation, Peace Can Be Realised Even Without Order, referencing the transcendental experiences of primitive dance and indigenous festival in Japan. " In this interactive, animated diorama, the cut-out figures interact with one another and also react to the viewer's presence."

El Fin del Mundo (The End of the World), is a two-screen video installation, which is the first part of the larger News from Nowhere project by Moon and Jeon, is a paean to the possibilities of aesthetics beyond the end of art."

Mixed media installation from Philippines.

My Longhouse Story.

The 5 Principle No-s and Belief in God.

Exhibition continues at SAM at 8Q.

More video installations and photography.

Even though I haven't visited the rest of the locations of the Biennale but I'm glad I had seen most of the exhibition!

Sunday, February 02, 2014

Singapore River Hong Bao 2014

Couldn't believe we went to River Hong Bao this year, but we did, together with our couple friends!

That day was so scorching hot but the crowd was super packed as usual!

We were hungry, so we explored all the food stalls! I love the BBQ corner!

We walked to the platform around 6 pm to see the lantern display, the sun was less scorching, but still hot!

Playing some games and taking photos together! It was a fun day!

P/s: I'm so sleepy, but I want to blog this fast, enjoy the photos and Happy Lunar New Year!!!