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Sunday, June 21, 2009

Gillman Village, Alexandra

A Brazilian restaurant called Brazil Churrasco (a meat buffet where different types of meat are brought to your table) is a cool hideaway in this green pocket called Gillman Village that has a sleepy colonial charm. Official address: 5 Lock Road, Gillman Village.
An Indonesian teak chair left to the elements on a rooftop. Below, in the building next to it, is an Indonesian teak furniture shop. The old world teak furniture are reasonably priced alternatives to modern furniture and quite popular with both locals and expatriates.
An old steel footbridge leading to Gillman Village, a little enclave of greenery in central Singapore.
Gateway to Villa Frangipani, a bar and restaurant that recreates a Balinese setting and ambience.
This building (currently a food court) in Gillman Village is a colonial legacy and was also a former army barracks of Singapore's armed forces. In 1942, allied soldiers fought off a Japanese division on this site.
Final glance at Villa Frangipani's lush garden setting. This was where where I took pictures of flowers in yesterday's post.

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10 comments:

  1. Excellent shots, thanks for the tour.

    Have a great week
    Guy
    Regina In Pictures

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  2. What a delightful tour! Marvelous shots! Love all the information, always makes the pictures of your world even more interesting!

    Have a great week!

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  3. funny but last month during our wedding anniversay, hubs and i ate at a churrascaria here in sf, didn't really know it was a meat buffet and they bring meat in skewers to your table. tab was $49.99 per person, a big OUCH on the pocket :), but the food was good.

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  4. What a neat place. That chair captured my imagination.

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  5. That was a lovely series of photos on Gillman village...My World is always an adventure to see all the different places.

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  6. Thank you for sharing this charming corner of Singapore I had not come across before.

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  7. so lovely...wish i could have taken a meal in such a lovely setting. thanks for sharing this with us.
    have a great day.

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  8. That buffet looks really good !!

    Great tour and wonderful photos.. :-)

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Great to see you ~Irene