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This is why we love living where we do.

Posted by
spots (Singapore, Singapore) on 10 July 2009 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

Well, one reason. Certainly not the only reason.

Here are 10 others:
1. We can (and do) jog to City Hall, Sentosa, and Boat Quay!
2. We can stroll to Chinatown for "festive" and "chee-na" atmosphere.
3. There's always a new bakery or cafe opening up nearby--most recently, Icon Bakery which sells organic baked goods; and The Hidden Host, a caterer turned restaurant, whose premises (mysteriously) are patronised by lots and lots of ang-mos. No locals in sight! We shall be the first ha!
4. 5 mins by car to library, 5 mins by car to Tiong Baru Park, 5 mins by car to Vivo/Sentosa, 5 mins by car to Botanics, 5 mins by car to Delta Swimming Complex! What more can a kid need in life? Oh ya, 3 playgrounds within walking distance.
5. The wholesale wine shop that opened up nearby. I don't drink, but Husband does. And moreover, they sell truffle oil on discount! Fwah!
6. Ice Cream Heaven within walking distance.
7. The beautiful old trees that line the road leading to our house. I really do love them. And one, recently, has been designated a Heritage Tree. :)
8. So what if our HDB flat is old? What is up with this obsession with new property? It may be old, but it's big. We've gone from 2 adults, to 2 adults+2 kids+1 helper and it still doesn't feel too crowded!
9. The friendly neighbours who seem to have lived here forever. Some have proudly told me they have been here 11 years, 20 years.
10. The train station--the kids love just watching the trains go!

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Jianlong from Singapore

Just be careful of mozzies - the train depot is notorious for that!

10 Jul 2009 5:52am

HubbaHubba from Helsinki, Finland

Wow... what a nice pix. makes me miss home!!!! : ... some more reasons to love our place: 1) near to AYE & CTE, 2) two NTUCs nearby (JBM and TP), 3) two train lines (NEL and SMRT), 4) a perfect 10km running route up and down Mt Faber!!!!

10 Jul 2009 6:02am

joyk from Singapore

i've also a few more reasons on my side of the block of flats too...
1) 4 badminton courts above multi-storey carpark
2) multi-storey carpark, enough car park space for friends when they visit or if they stay over
3) shelter to bus-stops, don't need to carry dripping umbrella into bus
4) little playground with exercise area which isn't as good as a gym, but still a can-do exercise area
5) lifts to every floor
6) nice backpackers "hotel" at the top floor of one of the blocks just in case can't house our overseas friends
7) near sgh so can do visitations or blood donations at blood center
8) quite a SEA community with lots of different languages with so many gospel opportunities
9) lots of cute dogs being walked around by their owners
10) can pull luggage from multi-storey carpark to flat without having to lift it or attempt to conquer any kerb =)

12 Jul 2009 11:09am

FUJIFILM FinePix F40fd
1/110 second
ISO 400
8 mm