Friday, January 25, 2008
Old-fashioned Singapore - Photo Hunt
I'm having foreign visitors in town and they wanted to see old-fashioned Singapore. I brought them to Chinatown for dinner and to have a feel of our Chinese New Year mood. There are lots of old-fashioned buildings in Chinatown.
There was a puppet show. I enjoyed watching roadside puppet shows when I was 6. It was the only interesting entertainment for us village kids then, our families couldn't even afford black and white TVs then. I rarely see such traditional puppet shows these days.
These were the sweets we offered to our guests who visited during Chinese New Year 30 years ago. Candied lotus root, chestnut, winter melon, lotus seed, persimmon..... etc. Nowadays, kids prefer expensive chocolates and fancy candies.