I woke up early the next morning and was surprised to find that most of the shops were still closed.
We ended up having breakfast at a fast food restaurant. (We didn’t know the hawker stalls in Albert Center were nearby and were already open.)
We checked out the National Library.
Here’s the entrance to the Children’s Section.
After that, the Bras Basah Complex.
It’s like a nostalgia trip. As in “oh my god remember Childcraft?”
Next, the Singapore Art Museum. Entrance is S$10 each.
This is my favorite installation: “Raising Spirits and Restoring Souls” by Zulkifle Mahmod, Singapore’s national anthem “distilled to its percussive beat” through speakers placed around the room. I love the use of pipes in this installation. The sound produced by pipes in an old house is the kind of sound you can deny (“don’t worry, it’s just the pipes”).
A note on Progress.
Another great installation, “Every Point of View” by Matthew Ngui.
Stand at a certain point and the message will reveal itself.
Laksa once again once more for lunch.
This is a shot of the National Library at night. It’s huge! And pretty. #butipasila
After shopping for pasalubong, we stopped at a Doner Kebab stall at Bugis Village for dinner, S$10 for three kebabs. Yum.