On my rest day this week, I brought Baby Jayne to Chinatown to run some errands. I always loved vintage and old buildings, and think that it's good to inculcate such love in my girls from a young age. =D
There is a charm in vintage old buildings. The intrinsic details in the architecture and stone carvings that can be seen everywhere in Chinatown always make good subjects for photography. Joey was not with us that day as she followed her grandma to Malaysia for a day trip, so we had Baby Jayne all to ourselves. Or rather it's the other way round. :) I've been thinking of doing a Jayne Day, and this was a good prelude.
Many of the things we saw on our walk around Chinatown intrigued my girl as we seldom get to see such stuffs in our own neighbourhood. Heritage is a huge part of our lives, and ought to continue that way in the future generations.
We had lunch at this coffee shop that serves one of the best BBQ & roasted pork in Singapore. Lots of lean and crispy parts. Yum Yum!
I had roasted duck and pork that day. Satisfied my craving!
Hubby loved their noodles as they were springy and very chewy..
After lunch, we headed to check out the lanterns that were starting to be on sale at Chinatown. Mid-Autumn Festival is coming soon! =D And if you ask me, I still prefer traditional lanterns like these compared to the plastic ones that play annoying techno music. =P Compared to the very traditional paper ones, I thought these are easier to handle for the kids. At least I won't get paranoid about it catching fire.
Baby Jayne made her choice - She wanted a butterfly! And we bought Rabbit for Joey. :)
Then we headed to buy mooncakes from 大中国 pastry shop. My MIL likes the traditional mooncakes from that shop. :) On our way there, we passed by an area packed with senior citizens in many clusters playing Chinese chess and sharing beers & peanuts. Nice to have a gathering place for them to pass their time. This must be the central heartbeat of Chinatown. :)
Oh, don't you love the colourful lanterns everywhere? Sure brightened up the whole street!
The Mid-autumn festival mood is in the air everywhere with the sale of mooncakes, lanterns and 'piglets'. Such a happy feel. :)
And the whole stretch of main road in Chinatown is adorned with strings of the colourful lanterns. Love!