My railway track walking adventures part VIII

Sorry for the lacking of updates as I was busy with my project and studies then.

Level Crossing at Sungei Kadut Road!

Welcome back to my railway track walking adventures part VIII (8). This part of the journey will be from 4th level crossing located near Sungei Kadut level crossing to Kranji area.

 reached 4th level crossing at Sungei Kadut Road after a long walk from Ten Mile Junction to Stagmont Ring Road to here along the canal area. It was not an easy walk though.

One of the most dangerous roads I even crossed in my life here. As this place is an industrial area.

Part of the remains of the level crossing dumped at the side of the railway track.

Signalling office for KTM staff.

An area of serenity after crossing the road.

Oh, the hut was the staff’s office area to rest.

Message from KTM train staff who stationed at Sungei Kadut road crossing on the door written in Bahasa Melayu (Malay Language).

Abandoned buildings near the KTM railway tracks…

Beautiful view … Walking along the way.

Approaching next (the 5th) level crossing real soon….

1842 – Structure of the concrete tunnel.

761.5KM away from Butterworth, Penang, Malaysia.

5th level crossing- demolishing. What a pity.

5th level Crossing area at Kranji Road = marks the end of the KTM from Tanjong Pagar to Kranji adventures

As I had no time to explore further up to Kampong Fatimah (old swampy kampong area) before reaching the new Woodlands Train Checkpoint. My walking adventures from Tanjong Pagar to Kranji area ended here as the pathway had to be closed for the removal of tracks.

Summary of my walking adventures (chorus from Nickelback’s photograph):

Every memory of looking out the back door,
I had the photo album spread out on my bedroom floor.
It’s hard to say it, time to say it,
Goodbye, goodbye.
Every memory of walking out the front door,
I found the photo of the friend (the place) that I was looking for.
It’s hard to say it, time to say it,
Goodbye, goodbye.

Shall stop my part VIII(8) of my KTM railway track walking adventures here. 

However, this won’t be the end of the railway track walking adventures as there is still part of the KTM railway tracks left behind from the old Jurong line in Singapore. I even spotted 1 canal bridge near German Centre along Jurong east area at AYE while I was on the bus. There’s some construction near part of the old railway tracks. Some of the railways tracks may be gone for good for Singapore development while some will still remain as part of Singapore history.

I also took buses past Ngee Ann Poly area regularly as I reminded me that the old Jurong line used to pass by the area near the Corona florist shop towards Sunset way direction. I wish to explore those areas when I am free. 

However due to the recent developments in Singapore, we may not be able to see much of the Jurong Line left in Singapore. It will be hard to see the old railway tracks as some of the tracks were either removed or covered up by grasses.

Beside the old Jurong line, there are KTM railway tracks in Peninsula Malaysia (of course not for walking). You can consider to visit Ipoh and/or KL Sentral train station/(s) You can consider taking a train from 1 area in Malaysia to another area. Do take note of the train timings. I was glad that I managed to take KTM train from Malaysia to Tanjong Pagar, Singapore. I may want to take KTM train to explore and enjoy the scenery area the tracks.

For my other parts of KTM railway track walking adventures, feel free to read them:

1. My KTM railway tracks walking adventures in Singapore part I (Summary of my journey)

2. My KTM railway tracks walking adventures in Singapore part II (from Silat Avenue near Spooner Road Depot to Alexandra Hospital)

3. My KTM Railway track walking adventures in Singapore part III (from Alexandra Hospital to Buona Vista)

4. My KTM Railway track walking adventures in Singapore part IV (from Buona Vista to Bukit Timah Station)

5. My KTM Railway track walking adventures in Singapore part V (from Bukit Timah Station to the Iron Truss Bridge near the Rail Mall)

6. My KTM Railway track walking adventures in Singapore part VI (from the Iron Truss Bridge near the Rail Mall to the 2nd Crossing near Ten Mile Junction)

7. My KTM Railway tracking walking adventures in Singapore part VII (from the 2nd Crossing near Ten Mile Junction to 4th level crossing at Sungei Kadut)

Stay tune for more updates!

McDonalds Monopoly Grand ‘Chance Card’ Draw @ Clarke Quay

Thank you Omy.sg and McDonalds for the invite. 15 Dec 2011 was McDonald’s Monopoly inaugural Public Grand ‘Chance card’ draw event @ Clarke Quay Central Fountain. All the Chance card winners stood chances of winning the unclaimed prizes. All prizes must go.

This was the 1st time that Chance card was added as part of the new game label for the 3rd McDonald Monopoly game. The previous 2 versions did not include chance card label. The Chance card labal holder received $100 cash prize + stand a chance to win the unclaimed prizes.

There were more than 200 prizes to be given out. The unclaimed prizes include a Volkswagen Touran 1.4 TSI worth $64,200, a holiday for 4 to Atlanta, USA – worth $30,000 + $3000 cash prize, MacBook Air, Flowriding for 2 at Wave House Sentosa, dENIZEN TM vouchers and WE cinemas movie cards worth $100. 2 of the prizes – $80,000 cash prize and Holiday trip to Prague, Czech Republic had been won.

This event was hosted by Daniel Ong. He did a great job as the emcee of this event with his great sound effects.

Image from Janet (ony.sg)

Of course, Mr Monopoly was around too. Can you spot him in this pic? Haha.

$80,000 cash prize had been won by 32 year-old Mr Sankararama Subramaniam. He collected both Marina Bay and Sentosa Cove labels to claim this prize. So lucky of him. He planned to donate the winnings to the children in India who needed the money more.

Image from Janet (Omy.sg)

Mr Koh Yu Gee had won a trip for 2 to Prague, Czech Republic worth $30,000. He collected the red colored labels – Raffles Place, Shenton Way and Robinson Road to redeem this prize.

Image from Janet (omy.sg)

Of course, while waiting for the draw to start, I had some finger food & Fanta Soft drink to quench my thirst.

Fanta Soft drink - Nice!

Prizes to be given out for the Evening were (according to the sequences being given out):

– 1 X holiday for 4 persons to Atlanta (USA) +$3000 cash

– 88X $200 dENiZEN TM voucher

– 27 X Flowriding for 2 at Wave House Sentosa worth $840

– 9 X Prize bundle (each with 4x flow cards to Wave House Sentosa, $200 dENiZEN vouchers, 1x WE $100 movie card)

– 8X Macbook Air

– 1X Volkswagen Touran 1.4 TSI

– Up to 142X $100 WE Cinemas movie card 

Yes, all chance card label holders are winners. =)

Finally the draw started & the staff were asked to draw out the lucky numbers of the chance card label holders.

Number 111  – Mdm Ng Siew Lian won a trip of 4 to Atlanta (USA) + $3000 cash. She’s so lucky to be the 1st one to be picked and get a chance to visit  World of Coca-Cola there.

Image from Janet (omy.sg)

The numbers of the picked cards were being displayed on the screen. As more and more numbers were announced for dENiZEN vouchers, Flowriding at Wave House Sentosa, Bundle set and  macbook air, the chances of winning the big prize – Volkwagen Car were getting higher and higher.

The lucky holder of Number 035 – Ms Tan Wen Xin had won a Volkswagen Touran 1.4 TSI. Look at how happy she was to be the lucky winner of this car and she can use the car to drive.

Image from Janet (omy.sg)

The rest of the numbers which were not picked, the ticket holder will receive WE $100 movie card. Congrats to all the Chance Card winners once again for winning prizes from the event!

I am looking forward for more exciting McDonald’s Monopoly next year! =)

OneAsia Festival from 10-11 Dec 2011 at Suntec Hall 402 in Singapore

Image taken from One Asia Festival Facebook page

OneAsia Festival 2011 will be on 10-11 December, at Hall 402 in the Suntec Convention Centre from 10am to 8pm.

Free entry to the event. However, some of the seminars need to purchase ticket. There will be quite a lot of interesting activities and photo quest for people to take part it. For more details, please visit http://www.oneasiafest.com

Elephant Parade in Singapore

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Damaged Dumbo by Renato L. Barja Jr. (taken @ Marina Bay Sands area)

Have you seen so many fibreglass elephants around different parts of Singapore such as Orchard Road, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore Philatelic Museum, Singapore Zoo, Vivocity, Botanic Gardens and other places recently? They are part of Elephant Parade, showcasing in Singapore from 11 November 2011 till 12 January 2011.

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Don't Forget (name of the elephant) taken @ marina bay sands

So kawaii可愛い (cute可爱 ), right? I saw some elephant displays at Marina Bay Sands & Baby Emily at Singapore Philatelic Museum. Cant watch to see some more elephant displays in Orchard and other places.

8, 9, 10 and 11 January 2012 from 5 AM – 12 midnight, the elephants will be at Bukit Timah Core, Singapore Botanic Gardens (near the Botanic Gardens MRT Station) for display as well.

For more details on Elephant Parade, visit http://elephantparade.com/cities/singapore-2011

Note: Do not vandalism or ruin the elephants! Care for them. =)

Free admission to Peranakan Museum till 15 Dec 2011

Free Admission to Peranakan Museum (from http://www.peranakanmuseum.sg)

Check out more than 50 new displays of sarong kebayas with rare batik designs. Look out for sarongs with Little Red Ridding hood and Snow White!  Free admission for Women from 1 year old till 100 years old till 15 Dec 2011. Bagus (good) for me! =)

Men who are accompanying women will get 50% off from admission ticket. Visit http://www.peranakanmuseum.sg for more details. 

Marina Bay Countdown to 2012

Marina Bay Countdown Official Website

Visit http://www.marinabaycountdown.sg/ for more updates of the event to countdown to 2012!

I still could remembered that I penned down my new year wishes a few years ago at Toa Payoh Library and Bugis area on the white spherical balloons and then float on the waters in Marina Bay area.

Now we can pen down your new year wishes online & add different graphics & select font type!

Pen A Wish

Pen A wish Step 2

Pen A wish Step 2

Pen A Wish Step 3

Pen A Wish 3

Quite cool isn’t it? Pen down good wishes. =) And your sphere will be shown at the gallery. You can share your wishes with family and friends too. Enjoy.

Claypot Rice =)

So happy to buy claypot rice at Singapore Expo’s Asia Pacific Food expo event this weekend. Bought 1 claypot rice at $3.5o and could even bring the pot home. Guess what did I buy from there?

Salted Fish with Chicken. So happy as I had not eaten claypot rice for a long time. Good to try it and it tastes ok as it was steamed. Worth to buy.