27 December 2013

50 Years of Television

Held in National Museum of Singapore, 50 Years of Television exhibits the arrival and development of the television, the way it has shaped entertainment and lifestyle habits through the social and cultural changes in Singapore from 1963 to today.
How to get there?
Address: National Museum of Singapore, 93 Stamford Road Singapore 178897
Tel: +65 6332 3659 / 6332 5642

Website: http://www.nationalmuseum.sg

By Car -

  • Along Stamford Road, turn left to Fort Canning Road and shortly, turn left into the carpark (Limited parking lots)
  • Hourly parking rates:
    • 7am to 6pm (S$2.50 per hour or part thereof)
    • 6pm to 3 am (S$4.00 per entry)
    • 3am to 7am (S$4.00 per hour or part thereof)
  • Alternatively, park at YMCA, Park Mall, Singapore Management University (SMU) or Fort Canning Park.

By Public Transport -
  • Alight at Bus Stop No. 04121 (SMU) - Bus No. 7, 14, 14E, 16, 36, 77, 106, 111, 124, 128, 131, 147, 162, 162M, 166, 167, 171, 174, 174E, 175, 190, 700, 700A, 850E, 857, 951E, 971E, NR7
  • Alight at Bus Stop No. 07509 (SMU) - Bus No. 64,65, 139, NR6

Nearest MRT Station: Dhoby Ghaut

Opening hours
From 23 Nov 2013 to 19 Jan 2014 (10am to 6pm)

Admission charges
Free Admission to following exhibitions:
  • 50 Years of Television
  • A Changed World: Singapore Art 1950s to 1970s
Admission charges apply to Singapore Biennale.
Very unique TV set
Samfoo, shoes and umbrella from the Mandarin drama series, "The Awakening 雾锁南洋".
Latest 9pm Mandarin drama series, "The Journey: A Voyage 唐山到南洋".
Special effects make-up
Pierre Png's (方展发) Script
A Changed World: Singapore Art 1950s to 1970s
This old Ice Kachang Machine is priced at S$630.
Singapore Living Galleries
Perfume bottle and Dressing table mirror from early 20th century
Peranakan Chinese family
Kamcheng (Lidded vessel)
Studio Camera
Wedding certificate from Shanghai
Family passport issued by Consul-General of China in Singapore
Olden days when people used Tiffin caririers
Street hawkers used to cook Char Kway Teow using the cast-iron wok and serve the food using the opeh (palm) leaf plates/packets tied with twine.

 Different types of moulds for making mooncakes, ang ku kueh, puen kueh, kueh belanda, etc.
 Jubilee Theatre

24 December 2013

The Rotisserie (Chicken and Gourmet Salads)

Chanced upon The Rotisserie and dined for lunch and dinner. Surprisingly, the food is good and prices are reasonable. No GST and Service Charge!

How to get there?
Address: 35 Rochester Drive, Rochester Mall @ Buona Vista #01-06/07 Singapore 138639
Tel: 6570 1448

By Car -
  • Along North Buona Vista Road, turn left into Rochester Park and turn left to park at the open carpark
  • Alternatively, park at the Rochester Mall

By Public Transport - 
  • Alight at Bus Stop No. 18141 (Aft Anglo-Chinese JC) - Bus No. 74, 91, 92, 95, 191, 196, 198, 200

Nearest MRT Station: Buona Vista

Opening hours
Daily from 7am to 10pm

Roasted Chicken Penne Pasta
Fish & Chips
Quarter Chicken
 Soup, Salad, Panini

Banana Shake
San Miguel Beer & Snapple Diet Peach Tea
Other Outlets
China Square Food Centre
51 Telok Ayer Street #01-01 China Square Food Centre Singapore 048441
Tel: 6224 5486
Opens from 7.30am to 10.30pm (Mon to Fri), 8.30am to 10.30pm (Sat)
Closed on Sun & PH

MBLM Tower 3
12 Marina Boulevard Marina Bay Link Mall, Tower 3 #02-06 Singapore 018982
Tel: 6604 6885
Opens from 7am to 10pm (Mon to Fri)
Closed on Sat, Sun & PH

63 Chulia Street #01-01 OCBC Centre East Singapore 049514
Tel: 6533 3448
Opens from 7am to 10pm (Mon to Fri), 8am to 10pm (Sat)
Closed on Sun & PH