Thursday, March 24, 2016

Places: Commonwealth and Holland Village heritage tour

A new heritage tour which takes participants to parts of Commonwealth and Holland Village was launched on 20 March 2016. Find out more about an experience of this tour here: Places: Commonwealth and Holland Village heritage tour

Commonwealth + Holland Village Tour

Every third Sunday of the month

8.30 a.m. - 12.30 p.m.

Holland Village MRT Station (Meeting Point)

To register


Or call Queenstown Community Centre at Tel: 64741681

Monday, March 14, 2016

Places: OH! Potong Pasir

In a neighbourhood where almost everyone knows everyone who is a resident, have you ever wondered what the experience would be for a stranger to join an art walkabout of the neighbourhood? Here's a glimpse of an art walkabout during the OH! Potong Pasir event. I observed that residents could easily tell that I am a stranger to the estate. Or was I too self-consciously?

Whatever it is, check this out:

Places: OH! Potong Pasir

OH! Potong Pasir

12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27 March 2016

2 p.m. - 10 p.m.

(Last tour leaves at 8 p.m.)

Each tour is about 2.5 hours in duration.


S$25 per person 

S$45 (For the "Director's Cut tour on Saturdays)

Meeting place: Potong Pasir Community Club.

Tip: Please wear comfortable shoes and appropriate clothing. Bring along a bottle of water. It will come in handy on a hot day especially.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Read: The Five Rules for Successful Stock Investing

Title: The Five Rules for Successful Stock Investing
Author: Pat Dorsey'
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, New Jersey

A comprehensive guide on the subject matter. This book outlines the five rules for successful stock investing. These are:
1) Do your homework
2) Find Economic Moats
3) Have a Margin of Safety
4) Hold for the Long Haul
5) Know when to sell

This book discusses the five rules with clarity and with depth. This is a book that I would find a good read and a good addition to one's library.

Monday, March 07, 2016

Lincoln's Landing at Swampscott

Breakfast is the meal of the day that I consider important enough that I will make sure I will take. I could miss lunch and dinner but not breakfast. When I was visiting Nahant over one of the weekends in June 2016, I learnt about a place in the neighbourhood that served delicious breakfast. The omelettes from Lincoln's Landing are noteworthy to consider.

Here's sharing a few photos of my visits to Lincoln's Landing at Swampscott for anyone who is interested to look for a place for breakfast in the area. I like the cosy and homely interior decor at Lincoln's Landing. I felt I was enjoying breakfast in the comfort of my own neighbourhood even though I was actually miles away from home. 

I would say that based on the limited period of a few days when I was staying near Swampscott area, I easily vote Lincoln's Landing as the best place for breakfast for anyone staying near the Swampscott area! I had breakfast from Lincoln's Landing only once during my short stay in the neighbourhood yet my positive impression of the food there remains in my memory. 

Omelette with Veggie and Mozarella.
The tasty potatoes complimented the omelette.

The food from Lincoln's Landing is delicious.Even though I had breakfast earlier the day, I was happy to have my second serving of breakfast for the day at Lincoln's Landing. Lincoln's Landing opens at 7 a.m. each day. 

This is a place we could also consider to get take-away lunches from. On one of the mornings, I got a turkey sandwich from Lincoln's Landing for myself for lunch!

Lincoln's Landing
156 Humphrey Street
MA 01907
Tel: +1 781 593 5565