Monthly Archives: July 2012

Harry Potter: The Exhibition

Uh huh, you got that right. Today’s entry is all about the Harry Potter exhibition!!!
So for the hardcore Harry Potter fans out there, you’re in for a treat this summer while you visit Singapore!

The exhibition is located ideally at the ArtScience Museum right next to Marina Bay Sands, and accessible via Bayfront MRT station. At just $30 (including Sistic booking fee), you get an upclose and personal look on all the props and costumes and magical creatures behind the scenes!

Check these photos out:

The casts’ robes, wands, quill and parchments, 4 poster beds and moreeeee!

And not to mention: Mr Weasley’s old Ford from Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets.

Here’s Kreacher!!!

and wait! We’re not done yet! While you’re there, remember to bring some extra cash as merchandises such as the wands, tshirts, mugs and scarf are for sale!! (Winnie wants the Gryffindor scarf hahahaha)

(Photo credits to Warner Bros, Marina Bay Sands, ArtScience Museum)
Thank you for the amazing photos to beautify our wordpress πŸ™‚

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Singapore Food Festival

Seafood – Tales of Temasek

That’s right, that’s this year Singapore Food Festival’s theme! If you guys are still unaware, the Singapore Food Festival is an annual event that showcases Singapore’s diverse food offerings inspired by culture and heritage! And guess what – it’s this month! The month of July. YIPEE!

We recommend you to go to Marina Promenade and enjoy the SINGAPORE FOOD FESTIVAL VILLAGE!

With up to 50 stalls featuring local and international seafood favourites, make sure you indulge yourself in the famous Chilli Crab, Rojak with prawn paste, Sambal stingay and many more.

The Singapore Food Festival Village is located at:
Waterfront Promenade @ Marina Bay
(Bayfront MRT Station Exit A / Raffles Place MRT Station Exit I)

And check out the Singapore’s Signature Seafood dishes right here:
http://singaporefoodfestival.com.sg/2012/page/10

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Guests who Stayed with us.

Everyone, put your hands together for Yutaka-San!

That’s a huge Peacock Bass isn’t it?

An ultimate fishing-fan, Yutaka traveled around just so he could catch fishes of different type and size and at different countries. Amazing isn’t it?

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Gardens By The Bay

Singapore’s latest tourist attraction – Gardens By the Bay opened its doors late June this year.

Home to more than 250,000 rare plants and flowers, the Gardens By the Bay is located right in the middle of town. In less than a 5-min walk from Marina Bay, you can enjoy 3 waterfront gardens – Bay South, Bay East and Bay Central, for the price of 1.

Within these 3 waterfront gardens, be sure to check out the highlights such as the Flower Dome, Supertree Grove, Dragonfly and Kingfisher Lakes and even more! Here are some photos (courtesy of GBTB) of what the gardens host:

1. Flower Dome

2. Supertree Groves

3. Dragonfly & Kingfisher Lake

4. Cloud Forest

Enticing enough? So what are you waiting for? Head down to Marina Bay – Gardens By The Bay to enjoy a day surrounded by these beautiful scenery!

The garden is located at:
18 Marina Gardens Drive
Singapore 018953

And in conjunction with the opening of this garden, the Singapore Post issued a set of Gardens by the Bay postage stamps! Pretty aren’t they? πŸ™‚

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Unveiling the Mystery

What catches their eyes when guests first step into a hostel?

It’s not our Apple computers nor the touch-screen PCs. Neither is it the awesome Pearl River Beer selling at $5 each.
For Bunc, it’s our “A Piece of Singapore in Every Jar”.

These jars are placed on the shelves right next the breakfast counter and a lot of guests have been asking us – Just what on earth are they??

Most of them are old-school toys that kids play in the 60s to 80s when toys/games such as gameboy or barbie dolls aren’t available. Other items include household items that are used or produced by the Indians living in Singapore previously. Items include: Cigarette Cases / Lamps etc. (Afterall, we’re located at Little India right? :P)

Here’s a little introduction to some of our favourites among them all. πŸ™‚

1. Five Stones
You may not be familiar with the name “five stones” but it is also known as Knucklebones or Jacks. It is played with five small triangular cloth bags filled with seeds, rice or sand. The goal is to score as many points as possible. A point is scored when a player completes the eight steps in throwing and catching ‘five’ stones. 2 or more players can play this game.

2. Chapteh
Chapteh is patois for shuttlecock. Colourful feathers are attached to a rubber or plastic base. The idea of the game is to keep the shuttlecock airborne for as long as possible by kicking it. The winner is the player who manages the most number of kicks.

3. Marbles
Marbles is a street game people have been playing since before there were streets. Marbles involves rolling or throwing your marble to either try and hit a target marble or to hit the other players’ marbles.

4. Donkey Cards
This card game is similar to OLD MAID which most of you will be familiar with. Similar to Old Maid, Donkey is a shedding card game and is played with a 52-card deck.

So the next time you stay with us, ask our friendly staff more or have a game or two! πŸ™‚

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