Gardens by the Bay: Colours of Spring

Here are some spring colours to brighten up this gloomy, rainy day. Gloomy, it certainly is, as the world witnessed how Brazil got trounced by the Germans this morning. I couldn’t even bear to watch past the first 30 minutes. Get well soon, Neymar!

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Gardens by the Bay: Succulents and Cacti

Stepping inside the Flower Dome for the first time can be a daunting experience, with so many things to see at every turn. We found ourselves strangely drawn to the Succulent Garden, despite the absence of bright, flamboyant colours. I imagine these feisty, tenacious plants taking root in vast deserts, embracing the harsh weather. They are almost inspirational in their existence.

Patisserie G

Patisserie G is a tiny cafe that promises huge satisfaction. We love their attention to detail – thoughtful placement of iced water, pretty wooden saucers and wonderfully textured cakes. We especially enjoyed the small hot chocolate and G spot (yes, that’s the name of a cake).

Patisserie G
9 Raffles Boulevard, #01-40 Millenia Walk, S(039596)
Open Mon-Thu: 8am-9pm, Fri: 8am-10pm, Sat: 11am-10pm, Sun: 11am-9pm

Art Stage Singapore 2012.

Had a full 5-hr walkathon at the second edition of Art Stage Singapore held at Marina Bay Sands. The exhibition was massive, showcasing over 100 galleries with works from renowned artists such as Chen Wenling, Wang Qingsong, Richard Dupont, etc.

The art fair served as a convergence point for curators, collectors and art aficionados alike, and since I couldn’t afford any of the works on sale, I settled for some takeaway pictures instead.

『程又青,如果我看過妳看過的世界,走過妳走過的路,是不是就能更靠近妳一點?』—— 李大仁,《我可能不會愛你》

Looks familiar? That’s the same installation which appeared on one of my favorite Chinese drama serials of all-time.

A creepily realistic sculpture of a man lying on the floor. Was that close to nudging him to see if he’s real.

Here’s the 大悲咒 burnt onto paper using incense sticks and looking extremely fragile.

Vulgarity illustrated albeit elegantly, though I have no idea what this phrase means.

These remind me of Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows which was such awesome hilarity.

Though the main exhibition at Marina Bay Sands may be over, several fringe events are still ongoing at various venues around the island. Find out more here.