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Postby JR8 » Mon, 24 Dec 2012 1:30 am

@ SMS:

Right. This was Eden Square aka ‘Marines Statue Square’. The National theatre is the white building ahead/right. On which steps certainly 2 monks self-immolated in protest at the regime and war (ref: . The Marines Statue, which was torn down during the fall, was on the pedestrianised island directly in front of this theatre).

The Continental is [go to visually] 1) middle of the shot in the distance, 2) immediately to the left (north) 3) hence just out of sight. The correspondent's bar/cafe was directly opposite the Continental on the near-side of this side-street (Dong Khoi) at that point. I was told long ago that at that time they styled it ‘The Continental Shelf’... hehehe...


* A classic novel to get a feel for that hotel/bar/square at that time c. mid-50s between the French and Americans, is The Quiet American by Graham Greene. My fav author (honestly), and certainly in my top-10 novels of all time. Alongside Our Man in Havana, and The Honorary Consul by the same author.

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Postby JR8 » Fri, 28 Dec 2012 7:21 am

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... wards.html

Some really nice photos in the above link.

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Postby JR8 » Sat, 29 Dec 2012 9:29 pm

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Hehehe... can you figure this out? :twisted: :cool:

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Postby zzm9980 » Sun, 30 Dec 2012 11:22 am

Bungee jumping?

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Postby zzm9980 » Sun, 30 Dec 2012 11:24 am

Breakfast the past few days:

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Postby JR8 » Sun, 30 Dec 2012 1:37 pm

zzm9980 wrote:Bungee jumping?


Yah, IIRC that was bungee-jumping over the Thames in London. Next to the eponymous Battersea power station (cultural side references to Pink Floyd etc].

Got to be one of the more valuable derelict plots in the world that one...


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Postby JR8 » Sun, 30 Dec 2012 2:27 pm

Hey Z, you make everything look so high=class ah? :)

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Postby curiousgeorge » Sun, 30 Dec 2012 3:04 pm

JR8 wrote:
zzm9980 wrote:Bungee jumping?




Got to be one of the more valuable derelict plots in the world that one...




Now owned my the Malaysians including Sime Derby...wonder if they will turn it into a BMW dealership ;)

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Postby zzm9980 » Sun, 30 Dec 2012 6:31 pm

JR8 wrote:
zzm9980 wrote:Bungee jumping?


Yah, IIRC that was bungee-jumping over the Thames in London. Next to the eponymous Battersea power station (cultural side references to Pink Floyd etc].

Got to be one of the more valuable derelict plots in the world that one...


Edit: typo


My friend just moved into a flat new right next to this place. Quite nice looking, but makes the average Singapore flat look palatial in size and a bargain in price.

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Postby zzm9980 » Sun, 30 Dec 2012 6:34 pm

JR8 wrote:Hey Z, you make everything look so high=class ah? :)


For what that Eggs Benedict cost, it is pretty damn high class! Could have bought 15-20 of those Roti Prata for the same price.

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Postby JR8 » Sun, 30 Dec 2012 9:38 pm

zzm9980 wrote:My friend just moved into a flat new right next to this place. Quite nice looking, but makes the average Singapore flat look palatial in size and a bargain in price.


Chelsea Bridge Wharf?

Not my kinda location of choice, but hey there you go. Jeffrey Archer lived or used to live in that building.

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Postby JR8 » Sun, 30 Dec 2012 11:55 pm

curiousgeorge wrote:
JR8 wrote:
zzm9980 wrote:Bungee jumping?

Got to be one of the more valuable derelict plots in the world that one...


Now owned my the Malaysians including Sime Derby...wonder if they will turn it into a BMW dealership ;)


Wisma Battersea and food-court lah :lol:

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Postby JR8 » Mon, 31 Dec 2012 12:12 am

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Lobster eggs benedict done home-style [i.e. at home hehe].

[This is why all da laydeez have a passion for da maestro JR8 yah. You a master in the kitchen, you're sure gonna be a wizard in the bedroom, am I right? hehehe :roll: ]

p.s. from a technical viewpoint that's a quite seriously complex dish for one cook, on one stove, to dish up right. Four 'temperamental' elements that have to be brought together successfully, and at the same time.


- and on a halogen hob which totally freakin sucks for any even half-arsed cook.

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Postby JR8 » Mon, 31 Dec 2012 12:28 am

This was when Lidl's went momentarily nuts and had a lobster for 5 euro promo.

Nice ones too, cold water, Canadian or New England...

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Postby zzm9980 » Mon, 31 Dec 2012 11:26 am

Looks pretty good. Both the photo and the food!

Not sure which building he is in, I'll have to ask. I just remember on Google map it was directly west of that power station, south of the bridge, and east of the park. Looked like some new development.


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