Sunday, December 01, 2013
Saturday, November 30, 2013
It was another huge turn out at this morning's sketchwalk at Punggol Waterway. It was a very hot day but it did not damper our spirit. We found shaded area under the bridge and I was sketching next to the river bank which was very cool and breezy.
Punggol Waterway was part of the concept plan under Punggol 21 Plus. Before Punggol 21 Plus, there was Punggol 21 which was put on hold due to the financial crisis in the 90s. A central feature of Punggol 21 Plus was the Waterway connecting two reservoirs namely Serangoon Reservoir on one side and Punggol Reservoir on the other side. Punggol Waterway was also called "Venice of Punggol" by some people. By 2015, besides residences, Punggol will have a new commerical hub and a town plaza around Punggol MRT station. Punggol will be as big as Ang Mo Kio when it matures.
Thursday, November 28, 2013
At 9:30AM, we will meet at the entrance of the park marked with the red X. To get there, you take a train to Punggol MRT station and take an LRT to Damai Station one stop away. The Waterway Park will be 5mins away. Alternatively, you can walk from Punggol MRT Station which is about 10-15min walk. From the last time I was there, there is a coffeeshop below a block of flats at Damai Station. You can have your breakfast there.
At 9:30AM, we will do a quick brief and you can enter the park and either choose to move in the left of right direction. And then make a roundabout on the other side of the river to come back. Every part has different features so have fun exploring. I've been there once and found it to be a very nice park. It's also long. I didn't manage to cover everything. Certainly worth going there. If you cycle, perhaps you might want to bring your bike.
At 12.30PM, we will meet back at the meeting point for show and tell. If it rains, we will find shelter nearby.
Punggol doesn't have too many food options. For lunch, you could eat at the coffeeshop near Damai Stn, or pack your own sandwiches. I heard that if you take the LRT to Rivera stn (3 stops away), there are cafes and eateries there (eg. Popeyes).
It will be easy to find us if you are late. Just look for people with sketchbooks anywhere and everywhere along the Waterway. Call me at 91070735 if you are absolutely and totally lost. But please try not to call me as I will be busy drawing. Thanks.
More information on directions are found in this blog: http://hasayang.wordpress.com/how-to-go-to-punggol-waterway-punggol-promenade-punggol-beach/
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Saturday, November 23, 2013
Monday, November 18, 2013
Sunday, November 17, 2013
Everyone in my family was out to do something on a Saturday evening. I was home alone and I decided to explore Changi Airport food court to sketch people. The food court on basement 2 of Terminal 3 was very crowded indeed. Some people were staring at me while I sketched. May be they were curious, may be they were not happy that I occupied a seat when there was hardly any empty seat in the food court. They were waiting for me to leave perhaps? But I still had soup and rice left on the table. Can you see them on my sketch?
Saturday, November 16, 2013
Saturday, November 09, 2013
Saturday, November 02, 2013
On 1 Nov 2013, I took on a new role at my workplace. I moved out of School of Design and becoming the first Artist-in-Residence at Temasek Polytechnic under the office of Centre for TransCultural Studies. On the first day of my new role, it was also the Community Day 2013. On this day, I attended a few activities related to arts and culture and this sketch was done during one of the activities - the Japanese Tea Ceremony.
Friday, November 01, 2013
I had to get new supplies for my medication on high cholesterol, I had only 3 pills left. After getting my pills, I went to eat my favourite porridge at this coffee shop opposite the clinic. There were so many older folks around me, Marine Parade as an old town, is aging too.
Saturday, October 26, 2013
I like to sketch when I am having meals. The food courts in Singapore are always crowded and they are the best place to sketch people and having fun to break down complex scenes into simple shapes. Here is a sketch at Katong 112 again.
Thursday, October 24, 2013
The sketchwalk location with the highest votes this month is Labrador Park. We will meet at 930AM outside the park exit of Labrador Park MRT station (See location HERE). Tia will be the organiser this time, so look out for her or a large number of sketchers there. If we are not there, head into the park to find us.
At 930AM sharp, we will walk into Labrador park and you can spread out wherever you like. Explore the different parts of the park. There is also the broadwalk (see map, outlined in pink) that will lead you to keppel bay where you can draw sailboats. If it rains, there are shelters around the park.
At 12.30PM sharp, please be at the show+tell point (see marked spot on map) where we will gather, look at the sketches for the day and take pictures. From there you are free to go for lunch. You could walk along the broadwalk to Vivo City or to ARC (mainly fastfood) near Labrador MRT station.
Don't miss out the Giveaway Contest for the Labrador Park Sketchwalk sponsored by Parka.
Thursday, October 17, 2013
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
We wanted to have a new experience so having lunch at Hide Yamamot was not a bad idea. The Japanese restaurant was named after its celebrity chef and owner who is Japanese born but Italian and French trained. The restaurant at Marina Bay Sands is his fifth restaurant to date but the first and only one in Singapore. We sat at the room with this beautiful Japanese lady chef working on the state of the art 'smokeless' charcoal grills. It was a visual feast to watch her handling the chicken, fish and lamb while having our meal prepared by her too.
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Monday, October 14, 2013
Tuesday was the public holiday here so I took a day off from office on Monday to have a 'staycation' at Marina Bay Sands Hotel with family members. We checked into the hotel on Sunday but the room was not ready at 3pm. So we went to shop and had tea at Beanstro where I did a quick sketch.