Wisteria Vines In Japan Make Us Feel Like We’ve Entered The World Of Avatar, But In Pink

Enchanting Wisteria Vines In Ashikaga Flower Park Make Us Wish We Could Fly To Japan Now

While we aren’t able to travel during the Covid-19 pandemic, we can still experience beauty through images.

Japan, especially, seems to abound with beautiful views, especially of floral-related scenery.

Take this gorgeous pink wisteria wonderland. The enchanting forest is home to hundreds of these vines, including a tree that is at least 144 years of age, according to reports.

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Wisteria tree in Japan is “most beautiful in the world”

Dating back to around 1870, Ashikaga Flower Park is home to the beautiful sight of what it calls the most beautiful great wisteria in the world.

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There, you can gaze upon hundreds of wisteria vines that cover close to 2,000 square metres of land.

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Best time to visit is from April to May

The best time to visit the park and witness this splendour is between mid-April and mid-May.

At the start of the blossoming season, visitors will see pale pink blooms, which will slowly transition to a darker lavender.

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The blooms later turn white, then yellow.

Most interestingly, depending on the time of day you visit, your experience will vary.

Changes in the lighting can create a totally different but equally whimsical feel to the sights.

Heavyweight structures

These vines can actually get extremely heavy due to their huge mass.

The entire structure of some vines is actually held up by steel supports so that visitors can delve into the magical wonderland without having to wade through thick vines.

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That’s why one of the wisteria trees, which is at least 144 years old, is supported by a frame as its branches have become very heavy.

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Looks like a tree, but isn’t a tree

Contrary to popular belief, while the wisteria looks like a tree, they are actually from the legume family — related to peas and peanuts.

Don’t be fooled by its resemblance to cotton candy either — all parts of this plant are toxic if ingested.

That’s fine though, because if you get to visit this park eventually, we’re sure you won’t be running around eating the pink vines.

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A fairytale location we can only experience through screens for now

Sadly, we can’t go to Japan just yet thanks to Covid-19, but when travel restrictions are lifted, we may be able to take advantage of the Japanese government’s proposed subsidy of foreign tourists’ expenses.

Meanwhile, you can still experience this Avatar-esque Shangri-la through these images.

If that’s still not enough for your wanderlust, you can try walking through the gardens virtually on Google Street View.

Featured image adapted from Zekkei Japan.

ActiveSG Sports Halls To Close On 28 Jun, After Users Breach Safe Distancing Rules

All ActiveSG Indoor Sports Halls To Close For A Day-Long “Timeout” On 28 Jun

News of a Covid-19 patient who had met a large group of people to socialise and play badminton with sent shockwaves across Singapore.

Now, Sport Singapore is taking emergency action in an attempt to address the issue — by closing all ActiveSG indoor sports halls.

The closure will only be for 1 day tomorrow (28 Jun) as a sort of “timeout”, reports The Straits Times (ST).

Positive Covid-19 case flouted safe distancing rules

Sport Singapore decided on the closure after a user of one of the ActiveSG sports halls tested positive for Covid-19 recently.

The patient had played badminton at Jurong East Indoor Sports Hall on Monday (22 Jun), along with several others.

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The exact headcount is unknown, but Channel NewsAsia (CNA) stated that they had in total booked up to 6 courts, and switched around despite the physical partitions.

As a result, all the people he crossed paths with are now under quarantine, and the sports hall has to close over the weekend for disinfection.

Closure of ActiveSG sports halls to ensure users understand rules

To take some time to review the incident and safe management measures, Sport Singapore will be closing all indoor sports halls for a day tomorrow (28 Jun).

This is to give staff and users time to fully understand the rules that govern the usage of the space, especially amidst the pandemic.

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For a full list of safety guidelines, you can visit ActiveSG’s website here.

After tomorrow, Sport Singapore intends to take stricter action on users who break the rules. Those who plan to gather in sports facilities for instance will face booking cancellations or rejections.

They also won’t be able to use ActiveSG facilities in the future.

Be responsible citizens

If not for the unfortunate case of the user, the closure of ActiveSG sports halls even for a day, probably wouldn’t have happened.

Whether it affects you or not, we should all take this opportunity to reflect on our own actions thus far.

The fight against the Covid-19 pandemic is a universal one, so let’s do our best together and be more responsible.

Featured image adapted from Foursquare.

NEA Sets 2-Month Window To Break Cement Around Graves, Will Replace With Grass

NEA Will Remove Cement Pathways Around Graves Themselves After 2-Month Notice

Just over a week ago on 29 Jul, the National Environment Agency (NEA) addressed the issue of cement pathways between graves, after visitors observed notices at Block N-1-13 plots at Choa Chu Kang Cemetery.

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Explaining that laying cement on pathways between graves is “unsafe”, NEA emphasised their stance against it.

Following the announcement, they’ve since told BERITAmediacorp that families or descendants of the deceased have 2 months to break the cement before NEA takes action.

Cement passageway uneven & collects stagnant water

According to NEA, they only released the notice recently after examining Block N-1-13 last month and finding 15% with cemented pathways.

Since the cement causes the ground to be uneven, they worry about the safety of visitors.

The pathway also collects water after heavy rain, unlike grass which absorbs it, potentially giving rise to mosquito breeding grounds.

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To prevent such risks, NEA is thus giving descendants and family members a 2-month period to engage a contractor to break the cement.

So those who received the notice on 24 Jul for instance will have till 24 Sep. If they don’t do so by the end of the window, NEA will proceed with the removal themselves.

They’ll then replace the cement with grass.

Over 70 descendants have agreed to the removal

As of Monday (3 Aug), 77 descendants have contacted NEA and the Islamic Religious Council of Singapore (MUIS) in agreement with the removal, reports BERITAmediacorp.

Those who wish to get in touch can call MUIS at 6238 4504 or NEA at 6793 7912.

Block N-1-13 houses graves that had been exhumed and reburied under Phase 6 of the Exhumation Programme.

Other graves which aren’t part of the programme are not affected by the notice.

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This Basket Café On Jeju Island Is A Jumbo Container In The Heart Of An Orange Orchard

This Basket Café On Jeju Island Is A Chic Container In A Mandarin Orange Paradise

Jeju Island conjures images of cliffs overlooking the ocean and memories of popular Korean dramas like Secret Garden and Boys Over Flowers.

Enjoying the beach isn’t the only thing you can do in this destination, because we’ve recently discovered that it’s a mandarin orange paradise too.

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Café the Container is a basket café that’s surrounded by a lush plantation of mandarin oranges. As its appearance suggests, you can pick mandarin oranges and store them in baskets.

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This largely unknown destination will put your past café experiences to shame, so here’s why you need to add it to your bucket list.

Orange container café on Jeju Island shaped like a basket

The café’s exterior accurately mimics the appearance of an orange basket.

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The humble establishment is surrounded by a lush green plantation of mandarin oranges. So, if you wanted to taste fresh tangerines, then this is the place to be.

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You might’ve loved cafes with sweet frappuccinos, but pretty soon you’ll be tempted to spend the afternoon grabbing oranges instead. 

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Feel free to wander on the fields then relish the simplicity of the island life.

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Comfortable interior

Guests can enter the café by entering a hidden door in the basket from the upper floor.

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The café’s interior features glass windows that let you enjoy the peaceful scenery and escape your busy life back home.

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Those who are tired of exploring the beach and various destinations in Jeju Island can take a break by lounging in these comfortable sofas.

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Guests can get a complete overview of the massive plantation and surrounding forests from the upper floor. If you reach the end of the path, then maybe you’ll find a gorgeous seaside view.

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You can even walk to the balcony and enjoy the cool breeze for hours on end.

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Fruit juice, tea, & coffee

The café offers coffee, tea and fruit juice that is priced around S$5.80 (5,000 won) to S$8.15 (7,000 won).

Their mandarin orange juice is topped with a slice of orange. We bet it’s freshly-picked from the fields, so we’re curious to discover the taste of this healthy drink for S$8.15 (7,000 won).

Meanwhile, coffee aficionados can start the day right with a strawberry latte from S$7 (6,000 won).

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For a truly unique experience, enjoy the refreshing drinks with your friends near thriving crops.

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Before you leave, make sure to pack some mandarin oranges. We rarely get the opportunity to enjoy freshly-picked produce.

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How to get there

Café the Container is a 4-hour bus ride from the Jeju International Airport. It is located along Hamwa-ro street.

You can check out their Facebook or Instagram to learn more details.

Address: 513, Hamwa-ro, Jocheon-eup, Jeju City
Opening Hours: 11am-7pm; closed Tuesdays-Wednesdays
Contact Number: +82 64-784-5130
Website: Café the Container

Café the Container is the ideal place to binge on oranges amid a calm scenery. This hidden basket cafe is something that you have to see for yourself.

Are you planning to make a visit? Let us know in the comments below.

Featured image from Naver and Instagram.

19 S’pore Mosques To Provide Small Prayer Spaces From 23-26 Mar For Workers Who Need Them

Select Mosques To Provide Prayer Spaces Before Official Reopening Following Covid-19 Closure

The closure of mosques island-wide following the discovery of Covid-19 cases at several of them dampened many Singaporeans’ spirits.

More inconvenient perhaps was the suspension of Friday prayers and the unavailability of prayer spaces for those who need them.

Understanding the public’s plight, the Islamic Religious Council of Singapore (MUIS) will be opening parts of 19 mosques as prayer spaces to workers in the different vicinities.

Starting tomorrow (23 Mar), workers can use these spaces within a set period of time and following certain guidelines.

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The facilities will be available until mosques officially reopen on Friday (27 Mar).

Strict guidelines for usage of prayer spaces in mosques

Workers such as taxi, private hire or delivery drivers and food delivery riders who don’t have an office space often visit mosques to perform their prayers.

Knowing that the closure affects them most, MUIS is implementing a temporary measure. They announced it in a Facebook post today (22 Mar).

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Besides designating a small area only, MUIS will put in place precautionary measures for the usage of the space.

All visitors will have to declare their travel history, provide contact details for tracing and take their temperature before entering.

A maximum of 20 people can be in the space at any one time, and they’ll have to keep a 1-metre distance all around themselves. There’ll be no congregational praying as the space is meant for individuals only.

Everyone will also have to bring their own prayer items such as prayer mats and garments for the ladies.

19 small prayer spaces around Singapore

The prayer spaces will be available in several areas around Singapore, for easy access.

The mosques in the following areas will open prayer spaces between 1.15pm and 6pm on 23 to 26 Mar:

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Workers from the office buildings or industrial areas in the East will surely be thankful. Likewise for those in the far West.

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Mosques in the North closer to residential areas will also provide prayer spaces.

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Though Masjid Al-Istiqamah was among the mosques visited by Covid-19 patients, the premises have undergone thorough disinfection and should be safe for use.

A welcome change leading to mosques reopening

While the regulated prayer spaces will be a different experience than usual, the move is still very much welcomed by many Muslims in Singapore.

Those who need a conducive space to pray in can now have options, while those who miss visiting the mosques can drop by if they have to.

With mosques set to reopen on Friday (27 Mar), we’ll have to see what other measures MUIS has in place and whether they will affect congregational prayers.

Featured image adapted from MUIS on Facebook and AF.Xpress on Twitter.

Gardens By The Bay Lights Up In Green To Celebrate S’pore’s Resilience After Surviving ‘Circuit Breaker’

Gardens By The Bay Supertrees Light Up In Green From 1-3 Jun

Just last month, popular sites across in Singapore such as the Gardens by the Bay (GBTB) lit up in blue to raise awareness for mental health.

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While that light display is now over, GBTB supertrees will glow in neon green from now till Wednesday (3 Jun) to celebrate the strength and determination Singapore has shown during these trying times.

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Gardens by the Bay supertrees light up to commemorate nation’s resilience

According to GBTB’s Facebook post, the supertrees will glow in neon-green until 3 Jun to “commemorate the resilience of our nation” as we exit ‘Circuit Breaker’.

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The display also coincides with Singapore’s exit from the 2-month ‘Circuit Breaker’.

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While GTBT’s previous light display transformed the attraction into a mythical set worthy of the Avatar cinematic masterpiece, their latest light show makes the supertrees look like they were grown in Green Lantern’s backyard — if he had one.

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Enjoy green supertrees from your home instead of going out

Even though the light display is no doubt alluring, please do not go out specially just to snap pictures of the glowing supertrees.

These remain trying times even though the ‘Circuit Breaker’ is behind us, and we should be doing everything we can to minimise the risk of transmission.

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Waterloo Street Temple Reopens On 27 Jul, Can Get Bobi From Guanyin Ma Again

Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple On Waterloo Street Reopens With Limited Hours From 27 Jul

Devotees of Guanyin Ma – the Goddess of Mercy – can look forward to seeking blessings at Waterloo Street again.

Starting 27 Jul, Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple announced that they will be reopening, albeit with limited hours and a soon-to-be implemented entry ticket system.

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If there are problems in life that weigh your heart down, you can seek bobi from the temple again next week. So, do pay attention to the new schedule of their opening hours.

Waterloo Street temple reopens on Mondays to Thursdays

For the first 2 weeks after reopening, the temple will reopen on Mondays to Thursdays only, from 7am-6.30pm, according to the notice below.

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This means you can plan your visits between 27-30 Jul, and 3-6 Aug.

Entry ticket system starts from 7 Aug

Starting 7 Aug, however, visits will be allowed via an entry ticket system for better crowd control and safe distancing.

On Friday, Saturday and Sunday, visiting hours are split into day and night sessions. You will have to notify the temple through designated email addresses depending on your planned time of visit.

  • Friday 7 Aug morning – 7aug2020AM@kwanim.org
  • Friday 7 Aug evening – 7aug2020PM@kwanim.org
  • Saturday 8 Aug morning – 8aug2020AM@kwanim.org
  • Saturday 8 Aug evening – 8aug2020PM@kwanim.org
  • Sunday 9 Aug morning – 9aug2020AM@kwanim.org
  • Sunday 9 Aug evening – 9aug2020PM@kwanim.org

How to email

Here’s a guide on drafting the email up:

  • Enter full name of visitor as per NRIC as email subject
  • You can leave the rest of the email blank
  • Only 1 name per email

Each session only allows a limited number of visitors, so not every applicant will be successful in getting an entry ticket.

As for the opening hours and entry requirements after 10 Aug, more details will be announced in due time.

Worshippers can seek good luck again

Having been closed since ‘Circuit Breaker’, the temple’s reopening will surely come as good news to many devotees seeking good luck during these challenging times.

After all, the Covid-19 crisis and partial lockdown period have caused immense stress to the lives of many.

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Hopefully, worshippers will be blessed with the good luck they have been wishing for since April. When you’re there, do continue to be socially responsible by keeping good hygiene and a safe distance from others.

Are you looking forward to the temple’s reopening? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below.

Featured image adapted from National University of Singapore.

Singapore’s Pulau Brani Will Be A Mini-Sentosa With Bayfront Houses, Swanky Offices & A Universal Studios-Like Resort

Pulau Brani Will Be Like A Mini-Sentosa With A New Resort & Attractions

Arguably one of the best things to come out of this year’s National Day Rally Speech, was exciting plans to redevelop Pulau Brani — a little island off the coast of Sentosa.

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If all goes well, Universal Studios Singapore (USS) won’t be the only attraction housed on this mini island near Sentosa island — at the southern tip of Singapore.

9,000 hectares of land will be dedicated to “new attractions similar to USS”, a spanking new resort, private & public waterfront houses, and green co-working spaces, reports TODAY.

Here are the other tantalising hints dropped by our government after the rally.

1. 2.5 times the size of Bishan

Currently, the island is occupied by a port terminal but plans to redevelop the area have been put into motion under the umbrella project name ‘Greater Southern Waterfront’.

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This extends over 30km worth of coastline, from Gardens by the Bay all the way to the coastal area in Pasir Panjang.

To put this land mass into context, 2,000ha of land is about 2.5 times the size of Bishan.

2. Ports to move house to Tuas

Port terminals at these 4 locations are set to move to Tuas as soon as 2027, in about 8 years:

  • Keppel
  • Tanjong Pagar
  • Pulau Brani
  • Pasir Panjang (By 2040)

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Once Brani terminal’s move is complete, the island’s space could be repurposed for entertainment, residential and commercial purposes.

3. Universal Studios Part II?

Buzzwords like ‘Universal Studios’ and ‘Downtown East’ have already been dropped in preparing Singaporeans for what is to come in the South.

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Minister Ng Chee Meng likened Pulau Brani’s impending transformation to Downtown East in Pasir Ris — complete with green corridors to link up the west and east coast of Singapore.

4. Green corridors connecting East & West Coast Park

Imagine a day when it’s possible to cycle through West Coast Park all the way to East Coast Park via Pulau Brani.

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Add to that the possibility of Sentosa and the real corridor in between, adding pitstops at Tanjong Pagar – a CBD district – all the way to the far north of Woodlands.

We’re definitely not saying no to more trees in our home districts, but the aim here seems to be to help Singapore to evolve from a garden city, into a city within a garden.

5. Sentosa to be revamped too

Long-time fans of Sentosa will also not be too disappointed by plans to rework the southern area. To create a “green heart” in the centre of Singapore, the resort will be “revitalised” with brand new heritage trails.

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Seeing that there are already 3 brand new gorgeous hotels for staycations, we’re sure there are only great things to come in the future of Sentosa.

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6. Breathing new life into 2 old power stations

In the early 2010s, university students recall chionging to bars and clubs at St James Power Station for a chill night out, or partying till late with friends.

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Despite ups and downs over the years, the ex-power station has stood the test of time and continues to be a hangout for youth.

As for the 2 old power stations housed within Pasir Panjang’s premises, their history dates back to the 1960s, as electricity hubs for the city.

The government hopes to re-purpose the units in a similar fashion, to breathe new life into the buildings — just like St James Power Station did.

7. A second Mapletree Business City

With Google’s big move to the Mapletree Business City near Labrador Park, many SMEs and start-ups have followed suit — Cisco, Unilever notwithstanding.

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Marrying co-working spaces with swanky residential units seems like the trend, especially since these office hubs will be stacked with the latest restaurants, concept gyms, and best malls Singapore has to offer.

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Greater Southern Waterfront might just be home to idyllic CBD penthouses, just minutes away from your office — one more thing to aspire towards saving for.

Comparing the size of this estate to “the size of 2 Punggols”, there should be enough units – both public and private – to go around.

Looks like it’s time to ditch the Bishan queue, and consider planning ahead for a Pasir Panjang BTO instead.

From a little fishing village, to a city of the future

City planning in Singapore has its roots firmly planted in Sir Stamford Raffles’ creating Kampung Glam, Chinatown, Little India to establish enclaves for the different races 200 years ago.

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Singapore has grown since those days, and is now a multicultural and ethnically diverse city with facilities catered to all races and religions.

Bayfront living on our little island, however, is still a prized commodity especially when we consider our humble beginnings as a port of call for seafaring migrants & traders.

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We’re glad that with the new updates, we’ll indeed be growing from strength to strength — creating new sanctuaries & homes for future generations of Singaporeans.

That’s why we sincerely hope that Pulau Brani – nicknamed the ‘Island of the Brave’ – will indeed be the next crowning jewel of the South in the near future.

Featured image adapted from Sentosa Development Corporation via The Straits Times.

S’pore Shipping Container Hotel Is Like A Luxury Tiny House In Quieter Spots Around The City

S’pore Shipping Container Hotel Is Great For A Chill Staycation At Unique Locations

The long Chinese New Year (CNY) weekend is coming up and you’re wondering how best to spend it.

Travelling to Malaysia may mean confronting the snaking causeway jam, but a staycation at a local hotel can be costly.

But what if you can escape the hustle and bustle of the city without leaving it, and at an affordable price?

Shipping Container Hotel may be the answer to all your prayers.

Shipping Container Hotel pops up at One-North

Nobody really goes to One-North, which is precisely why Shipping Container Hotel’s location is perfect for a quiet escape.

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Standing alone amidst other nondescript buildings, nobody would guess that the random container houses a luxurious tiny hotel inside.

Comfy interior makes for a cozy home away from home

One look at the outside and you probably won’t think much of it, but wait till you see the inside of the Shipping Container Hotel.

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If you think that’s a spacious bedroom in someone’s apartment, you’re wrong. The fluffy pillow and soft sheets are lying atop a foldout bed in a bedroom inside the hotel.

You can push the structure back up and convert it into a couch, which you can lounge on during the day.

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What an ingenious way to save space. There’s even a TV complete with Netflix, so you can Netflix and chill away your short staycay.

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Look at that WiFi router and Google Home speaker making the living space look so high tech. Already wishing this was your home? Wait, there’s more.

Indoor & outdoor spaces to spend quality time at

The sleeping and lounging areas aren’t the only spots that make the hotel homely.

You can have meals at the minimalist-inspired dining area, which looks like it came straight out of an IKEA catalogue.

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Since there’s no room service, you’ll have to settle your own laundry, but nobody’s complaining when there’s a state-of-the-art washing machine available.

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And since we’re on the topic of cleaning, yes, the bathroom is spotless, not like some portable toilet at an outdoor festival.

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Perfect place for a short getaway

Even if it’s for a quick escape from work and not a proper vacation, Shipping Container Hotel is the perfect spot for you.

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You can worry about work in a more relaxing setting like the outdoor deck above, or the serene indoor work space below:

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Each container hotel can house about 4 adults and cost between $140-$160/night, which you can book via the link here.

Founder Mr Seah Liang Chiang told Channel NewsAsia (CNA) that he plans to set up more of such hotels in various unique locations around Singapore in the future, so do keep a lookout.

For now, you can check out the first Shipping Container Hotels via the following details:

Address: Shipping Container Hotel, Block 77 & 81 Ayer Rajah Crescent, Singapore 139954
Nearest MRT station: one-north

Note that the hotel will only stay at any location for 2 to 3 years before moving elsewhere, so make sure to check before planning your stay.

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Changi Airport Posts Emo Farewell To T2, Bids Iconic McDonald’s & Sunflower Garden Goodbye

Post Reminisces About Solari Board, Orchid Garden & Sunflower Garden, T2 To Reopen In Nov 2021

It’s always bittersweet when a well-loved hangout closes down, especially one that you’ve visited many times while growing up.

It’s time to say goodbye to another national icon, as Changi Airport’s Terminal 2 (T2) closed for upgrading for 18 months on Friday (1 May).

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To make the separation even more emo, Changi Airport posted a series of photos and a video on Facebook to remind us of what we loved about T2.

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Goodbye for now, T2

For Singaporeans, Changi Airport isn’t just an airport, but an internationally acclaimed facility that we don’t just use for travelling.

Many of us remember studying in its comfy, spacious and air-conditioned public areas, hanging out in its many dining outlets and food courts, and shopping in its stores. Since Jewel Changi Airport opening, the airport has become even more of a hotspot for mall-worshipping Singaporeans.

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Thus, undoubtedly we would have many memories of T2, even if we didn’t actually fly out from there that often.

Knowing that it has a place in the hearts of Singaporeans, Changi Airport has produced an emo video bidding it goodbye for now.

30 years of memories

Can you believe that T2 has been around for 30 years?

That’s what Changi Airport said in its Facebook post on Thursday (30 Apr), the day before T2’s closure.

In its video, Changi Airport referenced the well-loved Solari boards, which were the last of their kind in Singapore.

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MS News reported in March that while one of the boards will be on display at the Heritage Conservation Centre as part of Singapore’s National Collection, the other will remain at Changi Airport as a display piece.

It’s unclear what will happen to the board displayed at Changi Airport as T2 is closed down.

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Dining options will be missed

Besides the Solari boards, Singaporeans will remember the iconic McDonald’s outlet, which closed down on 31 Jan after 16 glorious years.

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While McDonald’s was on the south side of the arrival hall, Swensen’s, which was on the north side of the arrival hall, was also a popular place for its famous ice cream and Western food.

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Among the many dining options in T2 was also a “secret” option for those on a budget: The Kopitiam food court that can be accessed via the carpark.

Technically a staff canteen, it was also patronised by members of the public who wanted an affordable yet no-less-delicious meal.

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Back to nature with Sunflower Garden & Orchid Garden

The builders of Changi Airport have always recognised that an airport in the Garden City can’t just be filled with concrete and glass — elements of nature also need to be present.

That’s perhaps why T2 had a famous Sunflower Garden on its rooftop. It was a place for travellers to get out from the air-con and bask in the daylight, while taking some Instagram-worthy photos and watching planes taking off.

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T2 carried on the floral theme in its Orchid Garden, which was at its transit area.

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The garden even hosted the Dendrobium Changi Airport, a royal purple and warm yellow hybrid that was specially created and named for the airport.

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Distinctive leaf-like roof design

T2’s departure hall was also a work of art — we’ll always associate it with its distinctive leaf-like roof design.

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T2 also had a cavernous viewing mall, where people could take part in the perhaps old-fashioned activity of watching the planes come and go.

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We’ll always remember you

As we look forward to what T2 will look like when it opens after upgrading in Nov 2021, we can’t help but look back with a tinge of nostalgia at what we remember about T2, and the good times we had there.

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As with all good things in Singapore, they all must come to an end though, as we march inexorably towards something new.

Changi Airport has been a bit quiet nowadays due to the Covid-19 pandemic, so it’s a good time for T2 to go for a facelift too. Let’s hope by the time the new T2 opens, Changi Airport will be back in the full swing of things once more.

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We will meet again.

Featured images adapted from Facebook.

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