Something to share in every single week throughout the year of 2013

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Week 29 – Sri Shivan Temple

Sri Shivan Temple is located at 24 Geylang East Ave 2, Singapore, just 5 minutes of walk from the Paya lebar MRT station.

This is a Hindu temple dedicated to the God Shiva. It is said that the temple was originally located in Potong Pasir from where it was moved three more times before finally coming to the present Geylang location.

I found this temple beautiful as its outer pastel was paint in nude color, different from other colorful Hindu temple I’ve seen before. I didn’t visit the interior as I heard people chanting inside the temple when I was standing in front of the temple. I was afraid to disturb devotees in case they were worshiping.

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From this picture, you can see that the Sri Shivan Temple is just next to the Foo Hai Chan Monastery.

Week 28 – Foo Hai Chan Monastery

This is a Buddhist monastery located at 87 Geylang East Ave 2, Singapore. If you are traveling by train, from Joo Koon towards Paya Lebar direction, you will see the monastery on your left.

The monastery was founded in 1935 and rebuilt in 1961 in the traditional grandiose style of Southern Chinese temples. Later in 1999, the monastery needed to be reconstructed. It was then expanded and reconstructed in the Tang dynasty style with a touch of zen.

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This is the entrance of the monastery.

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A very beautiful kuan Yin statue inside the hall.

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Interesting sky light besides the monastery.

Week 27 – Sky On 57

That morning I took my boyfriend to Sky On 57, at Marina Bay Sands, to have our Valentine’s Day breakfast. :D Although the buffet price was a bit expensive but the scenery from the restaurant was worth the price. There were two options to choose. Sitting inside with comfy sofa and air-conditioner or sitting outside baring with the strong heat from the sun. The staff suggested us to sit inside, but I preferred to sit outside. After sitting outside for a couple of minutes, I saw my boyfriend’s face starting to turn a bit red. Then, about ten minutes later, I noticed his first drop of sweat on his head! Hee Hee! That was really hot (for him)! But he said he didn’t mind.

Anyway, trust me, even thou it is extremely hot, but sitting outside the view is much better, as you can look at the view of the city and at the same time having your breakfast, and that experience you won’t have it inside. :D :D :D

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Week 26 – IKEA

I found a place to stop and shop during the trip in Singapore. :D
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Look at them! Aren’t they funny? :D :D :D

Week 25 – Amitabha Buddhist Society Building

This is the Amitabha Buddhist Society Building located at 2 Lorong 35 Geylang, Singapore. It was officially found by Rev. Chin Kung in 1997. It is opened to everyone and all ages who are interested in Buddhism. There is a library on the ground floor, a shop which sells vegetarian dry food on the upper floors, meditation hall, etc. Also, there is a lunch hall which provides free meals to every visitors. The meals are free, so, to be respectful, it would be nice not to waste food.

You will find a donation box in the library. If you like it, you can make your donation, supporting them to print more dharma books for free distribution, free meals offering and others.

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Week 24 – Church Of Our Lady of Lourdes

This Catholic church is located at 50 Ophir Road, Singapore. Built between 1886 and 1888 by Father Joachim Alexander Marie Meneuvrier and named after the Church of our Lady of Lourdes located in Lourdes, France.
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Week 23 – St. Peter & Paul Church

The final visit of the day is the St. Peter & Paul Church. I can’t believe that I had been visiting so many sites in one single day. I have to admit that I was a bit greedy as I wanted to visit as many as I can during my trip.

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