Sunday, April 30, 2023

Singapore-Goa-Banglore Footpaths

Escalators SIM Square, Singapore

Red Fowl
Red Fowl Hatching along footpath, Singapore

Footpath Singapore
Street Singapore

Street Mapusa, Goa
Footpath, Goa

Pavers, Goa

Saligao Laneway

Goa Hotel Driveway

Goa Footpath and open gutter/drain

Paved Laneway with concrete covered drains

Covered Drains Singapore

covered footpath Singapore

Red Fowl (national bird of Singapore) Homes Art Work

The Buddha gained enlightenment under a Peepal Tree.This one on Footpath Bangalore.

Singapore-Goa-Banglore Laneways

We admired the Hotel 81 Rocher Art Deco building and spiral staircase, only to learn on a tour of NUS Baba Heritage House, that these were constructed in return for giving up land for laneways.

The buildings once extended over the land which was resumed to build laneways for the "night soil collectors"

The deep long houses were cut in half by the laneways and in the case of the NUS Baba house, the part of the property for servants was  sold off.

The laneway has become a wonderful oasis free of cars which fill the front yards of the heritage homes.

Rear of NUS Baba
NUS Baba house

Hotel 81 Rocher

Singapore-Goa-Banglore "Landbridge"

A landbridge is proposed to connect the Rozelle Bay Light Rail Station in Annandale to the Rozelle Railyards over City West Link.

Singapore has a "landbridge" which connects the Gardens on the Bay in Singapore to Marina Bay Sands


Singapore-Goa-Banglore Local Brew

 And we thought it was something unique to the Inner West (Sydney). Goa Brewing Company is a startup, based in Sangolda, Goa, India (between Mapusa and Porvorim). Their stable includes the "People's Lager" brewed from Rice.

But there is still demand for Feni, a spirit brewed from the Cashew Apple. The Cashew was introduced to Goa by the Portuguese and the nuts are the main crop.

In Bangalore, on a walk with Vijay Thiruvady, we learned that the Cashew tree is possibly the most successful tree to store water and transpire. "In the field, differences in rates of gas exchange between irrigated and unirrigated cashew trees only become apparent three or four months after the end of the rains, the stomata playing an important role in maintaining a favourable leaf water status in dry conditions" - THE WATER RELATIONS AND IRRIGATION REQUIREMENTS OF CASHEW (ANACARDIUM OCCIDENTALE L.): A REVIEW Published online by Cambridge University Press:  17 June 2013

When ripe the Cashew Apple falls to the ground, where it is harvested from. The nuts are a lucrative crop, but in Goa so is the fruit. It is sold in the markets but also used to make Feni.


Dietitions exhibition at RPA

Exhibition about Dietitions at Royal Prince Alfred hospital by their museum. "RPA Museum Founded in 1933, th...