Lunch at Pelican

I had a belated birthday celebration for my wife at the Pelican. The food was great but the peaceful and quiet time together was even better:)

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Roasted pumpkin, japanese pumpkin salad with feta cheese

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Crumbled bleu cobb, tomato, bacon, avocado, chopped egg

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Baked salmon fillet, glazed peas and cucumber

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Pelican burger, chopped steak, smoked ketchup, fries

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Sweet potato cake, served with sweet potato cream

And after sending her back to office, I found some time to take advantage of the blue skies.

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Lunch at The Line

I heard several good recommendations about The Line Restaurant at Shangri-La Hotel but never had a chance to try it till today.

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First the seafood and cold dishes

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Next, the meat.

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The Indian section, my favorite.

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Then the Laska

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Finally, the desserts

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Overall experience, food is food, spread is great but come at a cost.

Bus Carnival Rolls into Town @ Vivocity

I brought my family down today to take a look at the new buses.

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I personally prefer the bus with both the staircase and exit at the rear, this will definitely encouraged passengers to go right to the back to free up room for people to board the bus.

DSC03080_uploadThere are really usb charging ports at every window seat.

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There are many displays of old buses, including this that I’ve never taken before.

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As well as this one which I do remember taking before when I was young. Its hot inside and when it rains, it’ll get more stuffy as well because all the windows have to be closed.

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DSC03099_uploadThere are many miniature displays like these but unfortuantely, none are for sale. I son particularly liked the double decker bus from Toys”R”Us, but these were no longer in production.

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While older folks like me can link up with the history, there are things for children as well.

Huayi-Chinese Festival of Arts, 2016

Another must go event for my family during Chinese New Year period is the Huayi- Chinese Festival of Arts held annually at the Esplanade.

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Due to the late afternoon rain, the opening event, Lion Dance by Wen Yang Sports Assocation, was held indoors instead but the crowd support was still very good.

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After some quick dinner, we were treated to nice a music event, Festive Strings, put up by StringWerkz at the concourse.

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Immediately following this, the finale of the day is the traditional delights performed by various artists.

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There are two drum segments, the first is good but the second was interesting due to its performing members, ranging from very young to very old. And as if timed to make it more interesting, the 9pm nightly fireworks kicked off from the floating platform during the performance.

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Coming next are dance performances.

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And a huge bunch of very cute children put up a good show to the laughter of the audience.

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Then was another dance segment.

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And the finale was actually the theme character of most performances this year, the Monkey King.

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