Hong Kong's Second Retro-Themed Starbucks At Sai Yee Street In Mongkok, 另一家在旺角洗衣街, 以港式冰室角落复古风格为概念的星巴克, 找到了旧香港的印记
Every time when you hear about Starbucks Coffee, perhaps you will only think that it is just another franchise store which serve the same decoration everywhere globally. Although I could walk into any Starbucks in Singapore to get my coffee, I love checking out the more unique branches which can be found in other countries.
Last year, I shared with all of you the most unique Starbucks in the world, located on Duddell Street in Hong Kong (see link here). In May this year, I visited another concept retro-vintage concept Starbucks in Hong Kong located on Sai Yee Street, mirroring 1940’s Hong Kong style cafe opened on Duddell Street. Just like the Duddell Street Outlet, this is also a collaboration with G.O.D; the inspiration for the store concept is to celebrate the artistic spirit of Hong Kong especially movies which had helped Hong Kong become the Hollywood of the east.
继去年我初到游览过不一样的香港中环的都爹利街星巴克Starbucks后，今年我前进香港旺角的洗衣街 (Sai Yee Street)，探访这另一家带有浓厚香港风情的星巴克Starbucks！
洗衣街是香港尖旺区的一条着名道路，位于九龙旺角太子部分。去过香港的人都知道旺角是一个十分拥挤的地区，无论任何时刻都是人山人海，让我意外的是这里却开了间带有浓郁传统味道以复古电影风为主题的星巴克，就是这个原因又吸引了我今年香港的到访。加上又有城市杯的关系，我不免俗地每到一个城市就要买几个 “到此一遊” 的证据。
Stunning Mural Wall Art At East West Design Furniture Store In South Fremantle, Perth, Western Australia
I love the huge mural artwork on the EAST WEST DESIGN building in South Fremantle in my recent trip to Perth Western Australia. They have become some of the most talked about artworks in town, and for a good reason - they are spectacular.
If you spend any time at all in Fremantle then you might have noticed the exotic shop-fronts painted over the bland warehouse wall by the EAST WEST DESIGN furniture market. This shop is a little out of the way - I discovered it by accident when I was a little bit lost. But I was glad I stumpled upon it, because it's really cool! It's a home design store inside a big warehouse, and the whole thing is arranged like the biggest and best living room ever. The huge mural is the largest in Fremantle I believe and has got so many cute details that one can spend half an hour there discovering more quirky things.
My Photo Essay on "Art Jamming 周末假期体验即兴艺术创作" Published in Lianhe Zaobao 联合早报《缤纷》Dated 14 September 2015!
A great start to a happy week! My photo essay on "Art Jamming 周末假期体验即兴艺术创作" is published in today's Lianhe Zaobao 联合早报《缤纷》newspaper dated 14 September 2015!
Thrilled to see it being featured nationwide in print! Special thanks to Lianhe Zaobao, zbNOW/早报现在, you have made my day! 感谢、感恩!
When one speaks of Osaka, many people recall the huge Glico billboard and the giant crab sign with moving legs. These symbols of Osaka are located around the Dotonbori River in Namba district. Dotonbori is full of flashing neon flights and shoppers, and a Ferris wheel can also be found overhead, as though a theme park had suddenly appeared in the street.
One can surely be mesmerized by the masses of neon lights, labyrinthine of streets with multi colored shops including pachinkos, karaokes, drug stores, boutiques, souvenirs shops to restaurants that cater to all kinds of demand. The street is always full of noise, full of light, full of energy. Dotonbori is the heart and soul of Osaka, a street that never sleeps. Osaka is known as the food haven of Japan- especially here in Dotonbori, come and experience “Kuidaore”, literally meaning eat till you drop. From the takoyaki stands to the okonomiyaki restaurants, you can never get enough of the gastronomy galore here.
I totally agreed. When I arrived in Osaka, I was so overwhelmed with all the neon lights. At night, the whole city looks like it has been lined in neon. Even the supermarkets, rival the pachinko parlors with flashing displays and lights galore.
My photo essay on Vanishing Trades in Picturing Chinatown 《光影纪实: 牛车水旧事新说》is featured in it! Feeling so accomplished! Thanks so much to Singapore Heritage Soceity and the rest of Picturing Chinatown project mates! I feel so accomplished :)
For the full text, please visit http://picturingchinatown.com/work/jennifer-teo/
在草根书室《光影纪实：牛车水旧事新说》分享会 Picturing Chinatown Sharing Session At Grassroots Book Room On 6 September 2015
为了发掘和收集牛车水往日的回忆，新加坡传统文化学 Singapore Heritage Society 会主办了《光影纪实：牛车水旧事新说》活动。一组来自不同背景和年龄层的公众，三个月内在牛车水穿街走巷拍摄照片，通过聆听讲座和参观会馆等活动，酝酿出各自的摄影小品。现在他们每个人所创作的牛车水故事，已经在网络上发布 http://picturingchinatown.com。其中三位参与者：林伟智、张楷玲 （我本人）、张兴根的摄影小品，也正在草根书室展出。我们刚过的星期天在草根书室分享会上，述说如何以图片及文字描绘牛车水。
联合早报 Lianhe Zaobao Dated 3 September 2015 Article On《光影纪实：牛车水旧事新说》分享会 At 草根书室 Grassroots Book Room On 6 September 2015
这个星期日（9月6日），欢迎大家来聆听我 (张楷玲) 、林伟智和与张兴根，将分享我们如何通过摄影与文字，表达我们对牛车水的情怀与感想。我们通过参与《光影纪实：牛车水旧事新说》活动所完成的摄影小品与牛车水故事，正在草根书室展出。期待在星期天的分享会跟大家见面！
地点：草根书室（25, Bukit Pasoh Road）
Will you join the Picturing Chinatown 《光影纪实: 牛车水旧事新说 》participants this Sunday, 6 September 2015 at 3pm in Grassroots Book Room to hear our Chinatown stories? Me, together with Mr Chong Shin Kian and Mr Andrew Lin will talk about growing up in Upper Cross Street, vanishing trades and heritage street food all in the heart of Singapore Chinatown. See you there!