Monday, January 26, 2009

pasir ris park

we went, had fun on the beach, enjoyed the sea breeze, pat the horses, had a joyful bicycle ride...pasir ris is the real place for family bonding.

but first, let's find a place to park your vehicle...if you wish to visit the gallop cafe & bar, you can drive and have your vehicle parked at car park c. it is also few minutes walk to the mangrove boardwalk. and if you walk straight up you can enthrall yourself with the harmony and serenity that the coconut trees have created along the sandy beach. but if you wish to go straight to the beach or playground for a picnic, i would advise that you get a parking spot at car park d or e.

and talking about picnic, do not bring any light disposable cutlery because the wind can really blow them away easily. but if you have to, please remember to hold on to them. and i do encourage you to bring along some warm jackets for your younglings because the place is windy and quite cold.
my two wonderful visits to the park were equally enjoyable and i'm glad that my family shares the same view.

one thing that i really love about the whole place is its difference from the other beaches here in singapore. despite the sunny afternoon, every area in the park stays cool with the help of the never-ending blowing wind and the canopy of shady trees. and even the sea water could make you shiver under the afternoon sun. if the other beaches make you all sweaty, pasir ris park will make you wish you had a jacket with you.

and turning to the playground, i suddenly wish my children have not outgrown the rides. it really looked fun with all the children and their parents laughing and playing. i saw few families having a picnic within the area watching their kids running around trying on the rides. but one thing that that can make the fun place more complete is a children paddling pool.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

eating curry at wishart road

i'm not quite sure if you heard of lakshmi vilas restaurant located at wishart road. it's a great place for a fan to indian cuisine (like myself) who prefers to enjoy a quite meal in a secluded area and out-of-the-way to busy traffic and buzzing people.

the thing that i admire about indian food is the non-compromise-spice. the spices contribute a fragrance so strong that it stays lingering on our hand (do forget about the fork and spoon) for hours after our meal. try to cup your hand over your nose after eating and you will know what i mean.

ok...before i start drooling while typing this, here are some pictures to guide you ~

above: turning around morse road, the restaurant is behind this telok ayer chinese methodist church building

above: lakshmi vilas restaurant
there are car park lots across the eatery (behind the church)

above: a simple layout

Singapore : Wishart Road
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Thursday, January 8, 2009

travelling to the east

i used to hear whining from our locals about the limited interesting places here in singapore. but when asked about their visit to this or that place, some would fumble and hesitate to admit their ignorance, while others would bluntly admitted that they 'never heard of the place' or 'not sure where it is'. thus, i assume it's our own different interests that made certain places unpopular. and if we gave such places the chance, we will allow ourselves to see the bigger picture of our small island.

but our friends from the east have so much to brag about. pasir ris alone has lots to offer for fun or relaxing family recreations. we can find beach, resorts, chalets, camp-sites, eateries and nightlife sites. i believe downtown east , chalet and wild wild wet are already famous among us. but only few may know about the mangrove boardwalk built in pasir ris beach park, bringing nature lovers closer to its inhabitants. for those who love to preserve nature through camera lens, don't forget to bring along the tripod, because the whole place serves a beautiful backdrop for a beautiful outdoor family photo. other attractions in the park include beach, bicycle and skate rides, kayaking, children playground, pony rides and the rest is up to our own creativity.

we can find out more about pasir ris park and its map HERE

Sunday, January 4, 2009

bringing service to you

it's really cool to blog about my nissan . i will try to post some pictures from time to time of interesting places in singapore and pick-up/drop-off points for certain locations, eg. airport.