We stuffed ourselves with delicious food and dessert at the international buffet spread at Carlton Hotel's Café Vic last night. It's our excuse to carbo-load for the half marathon next weekend. After the heavy dinner, we took a walk around the city which was ablazed with glittering lights and a kaleidoscope of colours from the Christmas Light-up. The old and new buildings were bathed in warm orange lights.
Designed in Neo-Palladian and Renaissance style, it consists of two rectangular parallel blocks, with a dome at the front of the building. It's a sight to behold in the night!
Singapore's newest university, the Singapore Management University, is located in the heart of our historic area in the Bras Basah Park district. The new state-of-the-art 4.5 hectare campus makes a striking impression in the city.
Another view of the SMU. Looking at the beautiful campus makes me want to study again!
It's impossible to miss this huge ball sculpture outside the imposing Singapore Art Museum (SAM). Housed in a restored 19th-century old St Joseph's Institution (SJI) building , the museum owns the largest public collection of over 7,500 20th century Singapore and Southeast Asian artworks in the world.
Wesley Methodist Church is the oldest Methodist church with an English-speaking congregation in Singapore. The architecture of the Church features a broad triangular top borne by noble pillars. It is 'toned down, Gothic Revival' with red bricks, Gothic tracery mullion details in white stone or stucco with impressive wooden cross beams.
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Now in its 22nd year, the Christmas Light-Up is a glittering tradition. The theme this year is “A Fairytale Christmas”. The streets in the city are transformed into a bewitching Crystal Forest decked with chandeliers, magic harps, glittering jewels, dazzling lights in red, gold and white, and even a magical carousel.