Chinese Lunar New Year 2007 Celebrations

Chinese Lunar New Year 2007 For this Lunar New Year, it was not so much action packed like before, hope they are not signs of getting older for me. On the eve itself, I was with my colleagues watching the fireworks in our office building. After that, went back in the wee hours of the morning, rested for a while before sending my parents off to the airport. They were travelling to Tibet for a holiday and they had lots of fun with some awesome photographs. Returning home, I “concussed” for a few hours before waking up and starting to …

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10th February 2007 ~ 7th National Scout Craft and Pioneering Competition

Gan Eng Seng Dragon Scout Group, celebrating its 85th Anniversary this year in 2007, participated in the above competition organised by the Singapore Scout Association. The compeition venue was at Bishan Park 2, a huge open field, ideal for a competition of such a massive scale. Many cadet scouts, boy scouts and ventures participated in this event and there were lots of fun and enjoyment, not forgetting the sweat and tears. The boys arrived earlier the night before, unloaded and guard the equipment. In the early morning on 10th February, the competition began ! I only went in the late …

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Reflections on my Shanghai Holiday

It had been a few weeks since I came back from my Shanghai trip. This holiday was a very much needed personal holiday, no words can describe how much I needed it. Neither would the reasons behind it be written down here. Travelling to China and witnessing its growth, it dawned upon me how much we can learn from travelling to different countries. The culture, the natural and man-made environment, people, local cuisine and lifestyle. Taking many photographs of the place I visited, gave me many great memories and friendships. The photos I took at the heritage listed/protected Zhou Zhuang …

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Shanghai Holiday Day 5 ~ 3rd February 2007

It’s time to return home ……. Woke up in the morning, started packing up my luggage after my shower, squeezing in gifts from friends in China, food and fruits into my luggage. Had my hearty big breakfast and walked around, taking photos of my surroundings, taking down memories of my 5 wonderful days of adventure. I also took photographs of my cousin and her colleagues in Shanghai, giving them something to remember when I would print out the photographs for them when my cousin returns to Shanghai for another business trip with the photos. However, before I went to the …

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Shanghai Holiday Day 4 ~ 2nd February 2007

Shanghai Old Town ~ Temple of the Town Gods Today was not a day of many planned different visits. It was more of a relaxing day without much rushing around. In the morning, I was strolling my way around the office and factory area, playing with the dog in the compound, enjoying the sights of the housing and way of life nearby the office. In the afternoon, after lunch with the office folks (great cooking by Auntie). We went to Shanghai to look at this area called the Old Town, whereby the Temple of the Town Gods is located. Before …

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Shanghai Holiday Day 3 ~ 1st February 2007 Night

Jin Mao Tower – Pudong District The Pudong and Puxi Districts in the heart of Shanghai, along with the Bund, displayed the might and beauty of Shanghai. These areas are a must for every traveller to visit and feel the beauty, culture, history and development of Shanghai. We had dinner in one of the Shanghai suburbs, a food court in a shopping centre. Initially, I wasn’t too keen on the idea as I had enough of food courts in sunny Singapore. However, it wasn’t too bad after all, instead of paying at the food stalls, you had to purchase a …

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Shanghai Holiday Day 3 ~ 1st February 2007 Afternoon

Zhu Jia Jiao Canal Town After visiting Sheshan, we went to another canal town, known as Zhu Jiao Jiao, in the province of Shanghai. The canal town is similar to Zhou Zhuang Ancient Town in Jiangsu Province. Zhu Jiao Jiao is one of the tourist attraction in the outskirts of Shanghai district that is not that well publicised. In a way, it can work both directions, not too many tourists overcrowding a historical heritage area while the tourists (domestic and international) revenue coming in would be beneficial to boost the town holistically and cultural and historical preservation. While I was …

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Shanghai Holiday Day 3 ~ 1st February 2007 Morning

SheShan It’s been 3 days in Shanghai, had great fun exploring and understanding different cultures, experiences and food. After another lovely morning breakfast by Auntie, I embarked on another sightseeing tour around the outskirt districts of Shanghai. In the morning, I was brought to this area known as SheShan, 30km southwest of Shanghai. This district does have a holiday designated area but we did not stop by and take a look. Instead, we went up the West Hill, drove up to a high plateau and disembarked. The views from the West Hill was awesome, even though it was a little …

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