Pique*Nique

We went to Orchard Road on Sunday and it was SO SO SO crowded. There was even a big crowd at the entrance of an underpass and people need to line up to get in! It’s that crazy! !  It was about dinner time when we were at Takashimaya, so we went to the food court to look for food. Needless to say, there were lineups everywhere  and no free table at the food court at all. We decided to go somewhere for dinner, and we found this little cafe called PiqueNique on our way out. It has some interesting decorations – large tins of milk bottles were hanging on the walls. We were seated at the middle of a long table as this is the only available spot left, and there was a cute glass bottle on the table, with a paper tag in it. The letters ‘LTM’ were printed on the tag. I drew these sketches while waiting for my food – ‘big breakfast cheese burgers with fries’, which costs $12 before tax/service charge.

Pique*Nique
Pique*Nique

Bukit Timah Plaza

Bukit Timah Plaza is a pretty old shopping complex, but you can find all kinds of stores there. My friend took me there for Laksa last time. This time, it already passed lunch time when I arrived, and all the laksa and prawn noodles were sold out. I ordered a cup of ‘hot tea’, which is actually milk tea, so that I can sit down and sketch. While sketching, I overheard the ladies in front saying that this place has very nice Nonya desserts too.

Nonya at Bukit Timah Plaza
Nonya at Bukit Timah Plaza

Looking down from the dining area, you can see this stall that sells drinks and snacks called “Snack Gallery”.

Snack Gallery at Bukit Timah Plaza
Snack Gallery at Bukit Timah Plaza

On my way home, I found a small road that leads to the railway track behind the bus stop opposites Bukit Timah Plaza. No train is using the tracks now, as the train station has already moved to Woodlands on 1st July. Instead, a lot of people were taking photos on the railway track. The road Jalan Bingka lies next to the railway track. I found this area quite interesting, and stopped to do a sketch before the sky turns dark.

Jalan Bingka
Jalan Bingka

Faber-Castell Jumbo Magic Pens

I bought this for S$3.5 and quite like it. The colors are bright, and the best thing is you can make both thin and thick lines with it, by holding the pen at different angle.. The only problem is, like most other marker pens, the color will bleed through the paper easily, so you need a thicker paper to draw on.

12 Jumbo Magic Pen Marker
12 Jumbo Magic Pens Marker
Tiong Bahru drawing using Jumbo Magic Pens Marker
Tiong Bahru drawing using Jumbo Magic Pens Marker

Tiong Bahru Community Sketchwalk

It was a very hot day last sunday. Everyone’s out sketching already when I finally arrived at the White Canvas Gallery. It was so hot that I decided to stay inside the gallery and check out the exhibition first. There were so many lovely sketches. After cooling down, I went outside to look for other sketchers, and found Tia being surrounded by a bunch of people. I joined them and watched Tia starting on her second sketch. It was so inspiring to watch an artist work. I thought I was just gonna watch, but then decided to get my sketchbook out and start drawing too. I managed to finish two sketches. Colors were added at home later.

Guan Chuan Street
Block 76, Guan Chuan Street
Guan Chuan Street
Guan Chuan Street