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From Bencoolen To Orchard Road By Foot

The third day in Singapore was spent relaxing in the hotel room. No early morning calls, no appointments... just a restful sleep at our own pace and time. When it was time for our lunch, we went to the food court again and tried out their different type of food.  We spent the whole day in the hotel room... I remember we spent some hours logging in to Air Asia's promotion tickets but ended up buying not-cheap tickets....

When it was almost evening, we prepared ourselves to go for dinner... from Ibis Hotel, we have to walk quite a distance to Holiday Inn for our dinner.....
Feeling refreshed after a day's rest in the hotel...
The view from our hotel.. 
and our walking journey began to start....
we passed by this beautiful building...
and it was actually School Of Art in Singapore...
Dance is Music Made Visible,.... true?
We also passed by Cathay...  looks like an antique building, right?
Since we are here, we might as well go in and have a look, right?
Before we do, let's take a picture first.....
More or less, it is sort of a "breather" for me...
The walk from Bencoolen to Orchard Road is not near...
Nevertheless, we prefer to walk than taking MRT....
Half hour walk is a norm for us now.. hahahaa...
That is our plan... to get some exercise before our buffet dinner! 


  1. Singapore is beautiful! So this particular building not occupied?

  2. Oh. There is still a Cathay building there? yeah. Look old and antique. Still screen movies? Wonder how it look inside? Old or modernized?

  3. Not far leh. Aiyor...Cathay now looks like thatkah?

  4. Opps!!..last time we have a cinema named Cathay in Kuching but now demolised already. Andy has those trade marks like yours, hehehe!!! mother like son.

  5. This school of art thingy looks interesting, never heard about it before, wonder what else's inside? :D

  6. This was what Cathay looked like in 1973 -
    right behind me & my friend in the last pic:

  7. Aiyor, Irene!!!!! Kuching's Cathay still there lah - the Oriental Park beside it got burnt recently - best kolo mee in Kuching but now they've restored the place and resumed business:

  8. good execise when going show buffet

  9. Claire, I can see the weather is good for a walk. I don't mind doing that too since it can burn up some calories.

  10. I love the buildings and houses in Singapore! How I wish I could migrate there.

  11. ginny: it has become a mall besides the cineplex..

    rose: they turned into a mall and also the cinema become a cineplex.. I think! :)

  12. stp: hey, you should come Ipoh and see... much worse.. last time Cathay used to be for the privileged..

    irene: yes, many are being demolished in Malaysia.. pity..

  13. Ken: not so sure what's inside the school of arts... academy..

    stp: wahhhhh... you also took a picture around there... cannot see too clearly but I think they are maintaining the building.. they should.. old buildings are much more solid those days!

  14. kathy: will show.. but not so much on the food.. malu la!

    ling: yes, it was around 5.30 or so.. and the sun has set.. nice to walk..

    TM: hey, next time you can migrate anywhere since your wife will be a Harvard PHD next time! :)

  15. looks like you have been walking a lot in SG huh?? good lah, can see more of the places and also increase your quota for food intake later mah, haha!! correct or not?? :p

  16. sk, correct, korek...

  17. Oppss!...wrong info. STP, I thought Cathay is no more there after the fire. You know better than me, hehehe!!...

  18. Walk, can least can see the surrounding, hehe...

  19. Salute you that you can walk that long. I complained and complained the first time we were in spore and had to walk so far. The second time around, we took the MRT everywhere.. haha.

  20. Great walk Beingcoolend to Orchard Road.

  21. Great walk Beingcoolend to Orchard Road.

  22. irene: dont play play with Arthur, he is a teacher... he can remember the facts.. :)

    sharon: yes.. now still can walk.. hahaha...

  23. merryn: prefer to walk cos MRT also need to walk up and down...

    bananaz: usual you are the creative one...

  24. Haha, a walk once a while is definitely ok for everyone~

  25. The building is very nice ah. I like that sort of exterior outlook. How's it inside? Well maintained? Btw, I love the idea of you guys walking instead of taking the MRT...30 minutes of walk is definitely a good habit! :) Easier to do that in Singapore than in KL due to security reason though...

  26. great to have a relaxing holiday. More visits to sg for you. That's wonderful!

  27. Good to walk instead of taking MRT. 30 mins walk still doable. At least it is during the evening, not so hot. The Cathay building looks very antique.

  28. Last week walking is crazy. Weather was so hot, 10 minutes walking and already sweating bullets. You walked for half hour? Wahh..


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