Station by Station: EW 33 Tuas Link

Hi everyone!

Usually I just take the mrt or lrt line to a few usual stations like City Hall, Orchard and the sort. But what if I actually checked each station out? We have a very good public transport system here and usually I just head to where I wanna go and that’s it.

How does it look like at other stations and what exactly is there? So yeah! You can watch my once a week series on it. Considering there’s more than 100 stations in Singapore, this might be a thing for a few years until I get to the END.

Maybe, we’ll see.

Stuff you don’t see in the video?

  1. I had to wait 10 minutes at Joo Koon for the next train heading to Tuas Link.
  2. There’s a distinctive sound on the tracks once you’re on that last stretch of track due to the curves. It’s really, really loud.
  3. The number of photographers who turned up near sunset and really, July seems the best month if you want to see the sun setting right in the middle of the valleys in Malaysia right across of us at Raffles Marina.

 

Ramadan Day 1

It’s the first day of Ramadan or rather the fasting month.

Mee soto

The first buka puasa at home was mee soto. And today is a slightly rainy day though it got sunnier near evening.

The same day last year, it was day 7 of our circuit breaker and I was doing fitness boxing over the nintendo switch.

It’s been at least a year since our circuit breaker in 2020 where we had to work from home and not go anywhere. Now, we can go out but masks are compulsory.

We have trace together tokens and apps to use and SafeEntry QR codes before entering a mall or any place really.

But then, in 2020. The stats was:

13 April 2020 stats

New cases: 233

Imported: 0

Local cases linked: 66

Pending contact tracing: 167 (16 SG citizens/PR, 10 work pass, 141 work permit)

Total cases: 2532

Hospitalized: 976 (31 in the ICU)

In community facilities: 988

Fatalities: 8

Total discharged: 560 (discharged on 13 April 2020: 32)

Now our stats are configured not to say the whole total but the current update since it is more useful to us after 1 year.

13 April 2021 stats:

0 cases in the community

14 imported cases, who had already been placed on Stay-Home Notice upon arrival in Singapore.

We’ve done okayish, don’t you think? Vaccines are being rolled out in stages and I’ll be able to book for mine when I can do so.

What do I miss out most is that I still can’t take short cuts. Like how there is that door on the upper levels of Nex shopping mall that leads straight to the overhead bridge.

Now I have to ‘manually’ go out to the first level of the overhead bridge to take it.

Oh, we have Singaporediscover vouchers too. In which we can spend $100 given by the government to stimulate our own local tourism. I plan to do mine with bungee jumping after Hari Raya. It expires in June and there are campaigns and news articles about how people aren’t spending theirs.

Well… People would spend them if they actually had time to book… But this post is about the current state of the now for future people to read on about so we’ll leave it as that.

 

It’s been at least 3 or 4 ‘free’ masks from the vending machine that we could collect from Temasek Foundation. Those had been really useful. I like the DET30 mask most, the design is pretty good compared to the rest but with each time we get a new mask, the design or features are improved.

It may be Ramadan but it isn’t as ‘quiet’ as last year though we still won’t have those big pasar malams. Shops are being online and you can tune in to sales on facebook.

Milo High Club

Welcome to the Milo High Club! It’s not an official club since we’re not sanctioned by Nestle or actual Milo but since I really like Milo a lot, I imagined why not make a casual “club” where I can proclaim the beauty of Milo chocolate malt drinks, food and snacks?

Each week or fortnightly, I will post about the various Milo products I consume or recipes by friends since everyone drinks their Milo differently or have their own special technique.

HOW CAN YOU JOIN THE MILO HIGH CLUB?

Milo High Club flyer form

You can RIGHT CLICK and open new tab HERE for a Milo High Club form/flyer and make your own membership club at the bottom.

Print your own membership card and laminate it.

We’re not going for full professional feels here. We’re going for nostalgic vintage ownself-make-ownself-do clubs.

If you have a recipe or just want to proclaim your favourite Milo drink/product or style of having it, feel free to use the hashtag #milohighclub on your social media.

And if you EVER see a milo truck, please use the #milohighclub to alert the vicinity and if it is for the public to drink.

The Milo Truck Milo is one of the best Milos ever.

Is it the feeling of ‘drinking free milo on sports day as a kid’ or is it really because Milo themselves have the secret ratio to make it taste good?

WHO KNOWS.

Probably only Milo.

But do alert us if it’s around in Singapore, out and about for us to queue up.

This blog post is brought to you by a hot made in Singapore Milo Gao Siew Dai.

It’s a “3 in 1” pack where I just pour hot water and stir. The interesting thing is that, with a less sugar version, it tastes a bit more ‘bitter’ chocolate intensity compared to the more ‘default’ version.

Who knows, with the formation of the Milo High Club, maybe we’ll have milo tasting posts and I do definitely want to do an experiment of how can we make the Milo truck Milo without a truck.

With that said. What’s YOUR favourite style of drinking Milo? Hot? Cold? On the rocks, etc? Tell us here or via #milohighclub

Are good Singaporeans good?

WARNING: THIS IS AN OPINION PIECE. OPINIONNNNNN. It is not gonna be an intellectual ‘factual’ oho I am so smerrt piece. It’s gonna be what I think of what just happened.

Microphone for a podium

Firstly omedetouu, omedetou (congrats!) for the first live stream of parliament in session for Singapore! The first live stream on 4 January 2021.

Technical wise, the camera angles were ok and at the beginning of it they did state they do not have a sign language interpreter however closed captioning would be available on the stream.

I was on the youtube version and somehow it didn’t appear to me, but no matter. Teething issues indeed since it’s the FIRST TIME EVAHH. Also there were very few seconds of black in the middle after 2 hours or so that I wonder if someone jostled a button or something but it was a mere 2 seconds of black and not a scary technical emergency.

I did notice the volume was peaking though but that will be so, so difficult on the technical crew side especially when every speaker speaks into the mic at a different distance and projects their voice at different volumes, not to forget the acrylic shield bounces the audio…

Which you know what, yeah. I was listening when the minister suddenly called upon the issue where Trace Together could be used for police investigations.

Hold it!

Hey, wait. Apakah? What was that? Cause firstly, I remembered the time when people had conspiracy theories about the Trace Together app and everything and it was reassured that we should use it because of this privacy statement.

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What Villainesses Taught Me

What Villainesses Taught Me

I had been reading a lot of isekai duchess/princess/villainess stories and with so many of them, you can pick your own flavour lead character.

In any case, once you start a villainess, it goes downhill from there as you continue to find other villainess stories to see what’s up with them.

Nonetheless, this is what I’ve learned from the ladies.

The fate is death

All these villainesses need to survive that point of time where they will be executed.

Yeah, no chill for these characters.

Yet, they are all given a ‘second’ chance due to time travel or knowledge of things that haven’t happened yet, will come to be.

None of them have given up yet trying to change their future and they are all just so freaking stubborn.

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White Rabbit Milk Tea

I got the White Rabbit Milk Tea at Cheers in Singapore. For those wondering how it tastes like, this is pretty much a reaction post.

White Rabbit Milk Tea CupIt’s a do it yourself kit with toppings included too.

White rabbit milk carton

I did get to try the white rabbit milk from a carton in December 2019 too and that one was pretty sweet to my tastes like condensed milk but ‘smoother’ consistency as typical milk.

Ingredients

But first the ingredients for the milk tea in the White Rabbit cup.

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Knife to meet you

Sign at Mandai Connection

It’s back to adventures and places with me but this time in a super socially distant manner in which I am inviting no one to come with me!

With that said, there are activities or places you can go on your own, don’t be scared. It can be fun to try out things by yourself.

This time, I’m making a knife out of rebar at Tombalek. Tombalek is at 7 Mandai Link #10-22 , Mandai Connection BLOCK B, Singapore 728653 at the time of this post. If you see that sign, you’re at the right location.

Block B directions to Tombalek

It’s at Block B so turn left all the way and walk to the lift. Once at the lift click the 10th storey and walk to your left, you will see a carpark to your right and to the left again finally you’ll see wooden pallets and tools.

Tombalek Workshop

Tada, you’ll find yourself at Tombalek. Also no, I didn’t get to ask if Tombalek was a pun on the wrong spelling of Terbalik. They have woodworking classes besides metalworking ones and some are skillsfuture claimable so check Tombalek out yourself.

Furniture by Tombalek

I was early so I got to around the workshop to see the finished items of what their classes have to offer.

Forge at Tombalek

What I was here for was a 1 day class at making a rebar knife. Rebar is a material that’s apparently ‘soft’ and easy for us beginners to learn with.

Goggles and a glove was provided for safety but you need to wear covered shoes since this is a workshop. Do dress appropriately.

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Day 28 of Circuit Breaker

Hello everyone, in Singapore it’s finally day 28 of the circuit breaker here. This post is really the shortest summary of what has happened lately.

For future people reading this, the circuit breaker is not really a lockdown but not really the same as Malaysia’s Movement Control Order.

We started ours on 7 April 2020 and it was first with the increase of work from home things, cinemas and entertainment places closed.

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Journaling Festival 2019! It’s back again

Journaling Festival poster

Remember I attended 2018’s journaling festival and got my own kaweco pen and pretty much enjoyed the atmosphere cause it was chill and had lots of fun stuff?

It’s back again this year!

Date: 4th July – 14th Jul 2019, 11:00 – 21:00 hrs daily
Venue: Great Hall, Millenia Walk, 9 Raffles Boulevard

Click their website link here to know more.

They’ll have a station to get your own custom kaweko pen (I really like it). Attend workshops.

MT Tape trials?!

Leuchturm notebooks with free embossing…

ALSO there’s an instagram contest where you can win $100 shopping voucher.

Yes, all the details on their website so go looksee.

I’m just making sure you all know since their event is just in a week and a half from the day of this post!