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The Feeling of Flowers

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Perfumes are the feeling of flowers. – Heinrich Heine

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I am thinking to go for an outdoor trip this coming spring break. Then I remember my last visit to the Garden of Fragrance, Singapore. It was short and simple. Pure boredom for some people, but not me. Here are some Flowers who express their feeling freely. Read the rest of this entry »

7. Lloyd’s Inn

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After a long adventure in finding Singapore Zoo, I decided not to have another one in a short period of time. I realized that it would be better for me to gather with my pack (colleagues from m school) so that tomorrow I could go together with them for our Maths Conference.

 

I had to change my entire evening plan for this. I did not know where Llod’s Inn was. I had a map from streetdirectory.com but I was not sure about it any more, not after what I just experienced. I just crossed my fingers hoping this one would turn to be ok.

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December 15, 2012 at 7:49 PM

6. Mandai Rd.

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If you read my last post, you know that I got lost on my way to Singapore Zoo. Well, that was only half way through. After I rerouted myself to another direction that StreetDirectory showed me back on track to… nowhere.

directionThe problem on using internet direction was it did not specify more on the details of the route offered. And in my case, the blue right turn showing that it was the road i should take was actually a road that could only be used by zookeeper. Or as the sign said, for zoo personnel only. And I was guessing that only people on jeep would have the courage to pass that gravel road with big high trees on both sides, definitely not for a girl with shorts and Charles & Keith slipers. Doh!

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December 9, 2012 at 1:49 PM

5. Chinese Garden

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December 9, 2012 at 1:06 PM

4. Vivo City

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November 27, 2012 at 5:43 PM

3. Jurong Bird Park

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BirdieStill about my trip in Singapore…

Today, I visited The Jurong Bird Park. I had always wanted to visit this placesince secondary school.  One of my friends went there and I had this longing ever since. This very day, I had the time to make it happen. Directly after breakfast, I headed for Lavender MRT Station. It was only 200m away from my hotel. I counted it as my morning exercise. hehehehe….

The weather was nice and so did the people. It was a good day to meet some birds 😉

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November 24, 2012 at 11:07 PM

2. Tresor Tavern Hotel

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“There is some what an achievement when you get a nice budget hotel on your own effort.”-me

I arrived at this hotel late night and it was raining. I was so glad the front desk was swift and helpful. It took less than 15 minutes to get my room ready. After getting lost and rained, I was really happy for this. I also asked for international plug for my chargers. I forgot to bring it! Can you believe me?! And gladfully, he gave me one.

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November 24, 2012 at 9:34 PM

1. Singapore

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Singapore was so different in night view. I arrived around 9 PM singapore time. changi was still crowded. Arrival immigration terminal was packed with people with sleepy eyes. I looked at the residents and citizens line and then stared at “all passports” line and I could not help but envy. Life is so damn easy for them, especially when I remember that their passports are accepted in most part of the world without visa.

sigh.

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November 23, 2012 at 11:19 PM

MRT experience

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//on my very short period between piled works//

I am not really the perfect person to write about MRT Experience, since I only took it while my very short visit to Singapore last November.

Our first sight was right after we finished everything with the airport people. We headed down to the MRT subway station. But prior to it, I met another short version of MRT that linked terminal 1 to terminal 2 at the airport. I am not sure whether they called MRT. I think they named it shuttle train. But they looked like one. oh well, you’ll meet them when you visit Singapore.

So, at the lower level of Changi International Airport, there it was the MRT station. My friend, Leony, lent me her E-ZY Link card. I topped up the credit for S$10, and entered the gate to wait for the train. The gate operated similar to Transjakarta gate. You just need to tap the card to the card reader on the gate, then you can freely enter the waiting lobby. The waiting room is spacious and clean. The lighting is not very bright but enough to see people clearly. There’s announcement board showing us the minutes of the next train and when the train is going to approach the station.

The MRT was full with passengers. They are simply similar with AC Ekonomi train in Jakarta area. What made them a bit different was the fact that most of the subway station stood beneath malls. So when you go up out of the station, you will most likely end up inside malls around Singapore. Sometimes I think it is nice. I don’t have to walk to get into the mall. But some other time, it is frustrating. I don’t like malls THAT much, really.

So, I wasn’t that impressed by MRT. We can have this kinda mass mode of transportation in Jakarta. I am pretty sure, the number of people of the country impact a lot. So, it will surely took some time for our country to apply this kinda mode. But gradually, we can have this in our beloved country.

My role, as an educator in this program is creating a discipline young people, so they can follow the rules well. 😉 hehe..

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March 8, 2010 at 4:55 AM

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Last Birthday

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I am sure that you have no idea how geeky I am. What’s worse is I am geeky enough to know that I am one geeky person.

I spent my last birthday in Singapore, staying at my friend’s apartment. It was my first visit to Singapore, or to anywhere outside Indonesia.

The Handerson Wave


I love the last day most, simply because I was alone and I can be my self without worrying anything. My best friend who accompanied me there won’t be very happy reading this but, she not a reader, so I am safe!

Being alone for the first time in other people’s country is extremely exciting, very, if I may put it that way, even to an adrenaline freak like me. I am now a hundred percent sure that I am stupid, lack of organization, and introvert. Among exciting places around Singapore, the haven of shopaholic-they named themselves-I went to SBG. Yep, It was Singapore Botanical Garden, and I took pictures of trees, grass and wildlife. LOL. But seriously, by doing it, I felt more peace, rather than busily taking fake giant trees pictures along Orchard Rd.

Yet, I never had the opportunity to say thank you to God, who let me experience this kinda journey. So, here I am, saying thank you. By the way, the complete sets of photograph can be seen in my Facebook. And I am saying this because everyone cares enough to read my blog and bother himself enough to check my Facebook.

Orchard Road

Anyway, this runaway holiday is worth the money. You should try to have one too. Especially, if you are like me, a person who thinks that on birthdays, people turn to be hypocrite and pretend that they know me so much that they try everything they can to say simply three words: Happy Birthday, GBU. So, fake.

Enough talking negative things, now shall we say:
If we don’t treat ourselves right, then who will?
If we don’t appreciate our being, who will?
If we don’t take ourselves into holiday, who will?

Enjoy your every moment of your birthday!

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January 22, 2010 at 4:24 PM

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