Wednesday, 1 May 2019

[Tongyeong] - Samdo Sugun Tongjeyeong Naval Station (삼도수군통제영)

Our last two stops with Mr Lee, our Kisa-nim before he drove us to ferry terminal.

Samdo Sugun Tongjeyeong Naval Station (삼도수군통제영).

This historical site is deeply related with Admiral Yi Sun Sin. It's the headquarters where Korean Navy was trained during Imjin War.

It's located near to Traditional crafts exhibition hall (전통공예품전시판매장)
with beautiful two-story Hanok style buildings.

 In fact, we didn't even go in... we just snapped these few photos in less than 5 minutes.

 Sebyeonggwan Hall - view from Dongpirang Mural Village.

It's well known as one of the widest buildings of the Joseon Dynasty Period along with Gyeonghoeru Pavilion in Gyeongbokgung Palace and Jinnamgwan Hall in Yeosu-si.
 Sebyeonggwan Hall symbolizes the ending of the war, 
the washing away  and cleaning up of the weapons of war.

Sebyeonggwan Hall is placed at the foot of Yeohwangsan Mountain and overlooks Tongyeong. Right next to the hall are the remains of the naval base Tongjeyeong, which includes Unjudang (also called Jeseungdang, a military education center for the Joseon Navy) among others.

Sebyeonggwan Hall, National Treasure No.305
Add: 27, Sebyeong-ro, Tongyeong-si, Gyeongsangnam-do
경상남도 통영시 세병로 27 (문화동)

 Chungnyeolsa Shrine with Hongsalmun (Red Pole Sacred Gate)

The Chungnyeolsa Shrine was built in 1606 to commemorate Yi Sun-sin’s achievements. Successive Naval Commander-in-Chiefs would perform a rite twice a year in the spring and fall. 

This shrine also possesses the monument of Yi and twenty nine gravestones of later naval commanders. It is also known as a depository of the eight presents to Yi from the Wanli Emperor of the Ming Dynasty (National Treasure No. 440). The shrine was designated as Historical Site No. 236 in 1973. 

 Then Mr Lee brought us to this ES Club Tongyeong Resort.

 Not in our itenerary, but he wanted us to see the 
specatacular sea scenery from this resort.

  And you can see many small, medium and big islands popping from the sea.

Would have loved to dip in this Infinity pool and enjoy the serene landscape.

And maybe to grill some seafood for dinner at night?

 Red Camelia flowers were blooming prettily...

Jangsado Island... can't wait to see you soon!

 ES Club Resort (통영이에스리조트)
Add: 628-113 Cheokpo-gil, Sanyang-eup, Tongyeong-si, Gyeongsangnam-do.

Lux Jewel Changi Airport in Lil’ Red Dot Singapore

Changi Airport is the pride of Singapore has been crowned as the best airport in the world for 6 consecutive years from 2013 to 2018.

Jewel, the newest pride of Singapore was previously parking area at Terminal 1. Today, it transformed to the luxurious 10-storey glass dome with the tallest indoor waterfall Vortex surrounded by beautiful lush greenery, Yotelair, Cinema, Retail stores, Restaurants, Cafes and more.

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Rain Vortex & Sky Trains inside the dome and Changi Control Tower 
at the background.

Being a part of Changi Airport and connected to T1, T2 & T3, Jewel offers convenient airport facilities for passengers to catch their flights.

Early & Fast Check-in Counters.

Why not drop the heavy lugage here and explore Jewel...

My first impression when strolling inside the Jewel was I'm at two places at one time: The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands and Gardens by the Bay. Here are the reasons...

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Majectic Waterfall and lush vertical vegetation.

Gardens by the bay especially at Cloud Forest because of the misty Cloud Forest Waterfall looks quite similar to Forest Valley in Jewel. For your info, 40m high Rain Vortex with gorgeous light show when the sky turns dark is now crowned as the tallest indoor waterfall in the world, after 30m tall misty Cloud Forest Waterfall at Gardens by the bay stepped down to the second place.

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Pokemon merchandise store, Nike with full product showcase, Duplex Muji store 
and second largest Uniqlo store in Singapore @Jewel Changi.

The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands is a shopping mall which also has a smaller Rain Vortex. However, The Shoppes housing mostly Luxury Brands, while Jewel has more pocket-friendly shops. For me, most of the time it's just window shopping at The Shoppes, while here I can shop without feeling quilty.

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I highly recommend The Canopy Park as it is a theraupatic place 
to relax before boarding confined planes.

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Delightful meals of either delectable local food or 
unique cuisines are ready to pamper your stomach.

For those passengers with time-constraint, please check the queueing time until the food is served. This is to make sure that you don't miss your flight as it might takes up to 2 hours especially those popular restaurants or stores with insane queues.

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Do expect long queues and waiting time for popular shop and restaurants.

We spent about one hour waiting at Hong Kong's Michelin-starred Kam's Roast Restaurant and another 45 minutes to get 3 cups of Bubble tea.

Ok, do visit Jewel if you're in Singapore and snap photos with new iconic Rain Vortex and share your experiences with us.

For now, I just imagine me with smiling face holding a passport with ticket to San-Jose, walking to Early Check-in Counter to drop my luggage and ready to attend Connect Live with Local Guides around the world~!^^