Haw Par Villa – Singapore

1 Jun

there is a special theme park in Singapore.. the Haw Par Villa..

the park was initially built by two brothers (Haw and Par) in 1937..

Haw means tiger..

Par means leopard..

there are a lot of creative statues inside the park..

the Sumo wrestlers..

do you know what are the boxes on the table..?

there are the Tiger Balm products.. 🙂

the park was formerly known as the Tiger Balm Garden.. Haw and Par brothers were actually came from the family who created the Tiger Balm.. 🙂

the owls..

the fighting bulls..

the deer..

farmers at works..

Kuan Yin, the Goddess of Mercy.. and Gautama Buddha..

the Confucius..

the Laughing Buddha..

the Fu Lu Shou (Gods representing blessings, prosperity and longevity)..

the fight between Sun Wu Kun (Monkey King) and Ne Zha..

history of the “Three Kingdoms” ( 三 国 演 义 )..

Jiang Zi Ya, a character in the fairy tale “Feng Shen Bang” (Saga of the Immortal) ( 封 神 榜 )..

huge crab..

but before eating crab, please think twice..

and, before eating clam, please think thrice..

the mermaids..

street performers in the olden days..

one of the attractive sites in the park is the Hell’s Museum..

after this, viewer discretion is advised..

the entrance of hell..

facing judgement after death..

punishment for bad bad peoples after death..

stabbing..

pulling out internal organs..

burning on heat pole..

smashing..

are you scared?

moral of the story is.. please do good, do good and do good when still alive.. 🙂

this is the visiting hours.. and entrance is free.. 🙂

the park is just located next to the Haw Par Vila MRT Station.. 🙂

okay, don’t say i bojio ya.. :p

Sibu The Swan City

25 Feb

Sibu is the third largest division in Sarawak, after Kuching and Miri.. it is named after the rambutan fruit, known as “buah sibau” in the Iban language..

Sibu division has three districts, namely Sibu, Kanowit and Selangau.. and the Sibu town is the capital of Sibu district..

the swan statue at Rajang Riverside Esplanade.. swan is the icon of Sibu town.. symbolises peace and prosperity, as well as the great development of Sibu town..

the Sibu Gateway.. one of the landmarks in the town..

the open stage at the gateway..

another large swan statue at Ling’s Swan Garden..

it is surrounded by twelve statues of Chinese zodiac animals..

the dragon..

the piggy..

the monkey..

i have passed over my job to Rooster.. okay.. bye..” :p

the fountain in the garden..

the smaller swan statues in Ling’s Swan Garden..

the tallest building in Sarawak,Wisma Sanyan..

night view of Wisma Sanyan.. with the moon..

the Sibu Town Square, just in front of Wisma Sanyan.. the largest town square in the country..

the swan couple..

the horses with globe..

the Rajang Port Authority..

the building looks like a ship from certain angle..

the Chuang Corridor, next to the town square..

street view in the evening..

shops in the town..

the town is located nearby the Sungai Rajang.. the longest river in the country..

the Sibu Wharf Terminal..

the cargo ships..

evening view at the wharf terminal..

the beautiful Sungai Rajang..

the Chung Hua primary school in town..

the school with the Wisma Sanyan at the back..

the Chung Hua kindergarten..

the Sibu Central Market.. the dry and wet markets are located on the ground floor, whereas the food stalls are on the top floor..

Urban Transformation Centre (UTC) is just next to the market..

at the centre of the town..

street view at Jalan Market..

there are hair salons, boutiques, footwear stores, grocery shops, restaurants and many more..

the building of Chinese Chamber of Commerce..

the walk path nearby..

the dolphins’ mascot..

the Star Cineplex.. which has been now closed down..

the Rex Cinema.. which is now a boutique..

the Palace Teatre.. which is now a hypermarket..

the multi-storey parking building..

the post office..

the post boxes along the wall of post office..

the fire station..

the Masland Methodist Church..

the Hoover Square, just next to the church.. it was built in conjunction with the celebration of the church’s 100th anniversary (1905-2005) and to commemorate the contributions of Rev and Mrs James Mathews Hoover in the growth of the Methodist Mission as well as in the livelihood of the people of Sibu..

the Tua Pek Kong Temple..

pagoda of the Tua Pek Kong Temple..

Masjid An-Nur..

the Sacred Heart Catholic Church..

word peace..

a Chinese temple nearby Bukit Assek..

the Lau King Howe Hospital Memorial Museum.. the hospital had served the people of Sibu for nearly 60 years (1936 ~ 1994)..

the museum showcases the medical instruments used in the hospital previously..

the night market is situated in the centre of the town..

the stalls offer variety of foods, clothes, footwear, household goods and many more..

wall art.. opposite the central market..

waiting for bus..  🙂

another wall art inside the central market..

UNIMAS teaching centre..

the current Sibu General Hospital.. started operations in 1994..

the Sibu Cultural Heritage Museum.. it was previously the administration building of Sibu Municipal Council..

there are a lot of nice foods in Sibu as well.. 🙂

the famous Kampua Mee..

this is Ding Bian Hu (known as bubur kuali in Malay language).. it is a rice flour-porridge cooked on the surface of a heated wok..

this is the Kompia.. the characteristic of Kompia is, there is a hole in the center of the bread.. it was originally invented by a Ming Dynasty Military General Qi Jiguang for his soldiers so the bread could be strung together and carried along during the war..

nowadays, there are few different types of Kompia serving..

the wet Kompia with stewed pork..

the dry Kompia.. the bread is crispy..

with minced pork..

the Kompia stall in the Sibu Central Market..

most of the restaurants in Sibu use paper box for tapao (take away) instead of polystyrene box..

the barbecue chicken and pork rice..

economy dinner.. white rice, roasted pork and fried Bidin (local vegetable, a type of fern) with free soup for RM 10.00 only.. at Sibu Central Market..  🙂

the dry Bak Kut Teh.. taste nice.. at Q-Bar, Jalan Sanyan..

steamboat and BBQ..

at top level of Sibu UTC..

the Nasi Ayam Penyet..  the sambal (local chili sauce) is really nice..

the stall opens in the evening only.. inside this restaurant.. 🙂

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