Friday, October 30, 2009

Nuffnang Tour of Singapore Part 2: Chinatown Heritage Centre

 Have your read these yet?:
  1. Nuffnang Asia-Pacific Blog Awards in Singapore's Pan Pacific Hotel
  2. Nuffnang Tour of Singapore Part 1: Mint Museum of Toys
Next stop, we find ourselves in Chinatown. We were heading to the Chinatown Heritage Centre. It is sort of like a museum where it tells a story about when the ancestors first came to Singapore and how they would struggle in life to make ends meet.

china to singapore comic

Ah, crap! From this post onwards I did not take any photos of the front entrance of the places we visited. Oh well. Anyways, the whole museum was filled with things you would find in the olden days. Everything looking very chinese. I'm sure you will be quite familiar with some of the items on display. Your grandparents might have some things lying around their house.

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The above was the first picture I had taken in the museum. I'm not sure what this picture is telling us. I didn't bother to read the description given so...yeah. Have you guys any idea?

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Then I came across this wall which was decorated with lots and lots of chinese food. This piece of art really interests me. Imagine something so simple can be made into something artistic.

egg display comic






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In the market

The props look really really real! It's not like those plasticky props your little siblings play 'masak-masak' with, it really does look real. I actually looked closely to see whether they were real ones or not.

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Dim sum

They also have this section on Dim Sum. The good old days, people will sit and have dim sum for breakfast. They still do now but not with these antiques.

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Something's cooking (this is super real!)

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Guess what this is ^^

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 Four walls makes a small room

Imagine that back then, they had to spend their days in this small room. There's not even space to walk but yet they have spent most of their life there.

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Back kitchen

They don't wask clothes this way anymore, do they? Haha! There's one more kitchen (upstairs I think), where thay had this audio system playing. There were two person talking, a man bathing and his mom nanging him to come out and keep an eye on the rice(was it rice?) that was cooking. The owners of the museum made it really realistic. I almost believed that there were right beside me talking!

One last picture for this entry...

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Kiss kiss~

After Chinatown Heritage Centre, we were of to the Maxwell Foodcourt for lunch. No pictures there, sorry.

Wait for my next post on the URA Museum!

4 comments:

HitoMi^^ said...

woooo, really real wo...no treatie??

LilJo said...

Didn't notice the kitchen and toilet part also... =.="

Stephen said...

they wash clothes on ur abs lah!!
HAHA that is if my washing machine is spoilt.

Dylan Phuah said...

HitoMi^^:
darn real ;] treatie apa?

LilJo:
aik?! then where you guys went explore? u guys were in there for sometime right?

Stephen:
haha~! my abs or my tulang?