Thye Eng Ngiam & Swee Lan Lee
Singapore & Boston
18 August 2006
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I had heard and read a lot about Thye Eng and Swee Lan before I met them at their apartment in De Waterkant at 14h00 and becoming acquainted was a very easy experience for us all even though their daughter was not in Cape Town as yet. (She flew in top Cape Town that evening) Once we had done this we moved on to Zorina's for a typical Cape Malay lunch.
Thye Eng and Swan Lee outside of Zorinas
We travelled up to Signal Hill where we had an aerial perspective of Cape Town
We stopped in at the Mount Nelson Hotel
Crossing the road at the St.Georges Street Cathedral in the city
We completed a trip through Cape Town passing through Adderley Street , the Grand Parade and eventually District 6. Thereafter we picked up takeout foods from Soho restaurant and I bade the Ngiam's farewell so as to have a much needed good nights sleep.
Cape Peninsula Tour
On the day Thye Eng and Swee Lan's daughter joined us on our journey through the Cape Peninsula.
At the Kalk Bay Harbour
Thye Eng cuts a lone figure amongst all the boats in the Kalk Bay harbour
We had a great fish lunch at Kalkies
Photography outside of the penguin colony at Boulders Beach penguin colony
On the way down the boardwalk at the penguin colony
At the penguin colony
Daughter and mother at Cape Point
The Ngiam's with the Cape of Good Hope in the background
At Cape Point in front of the old Cape Point lighthouse
Caught unawares outside of the Cape Point giftshop
We traveled back to Cape Town via Ou Kaapse Weg and arrived in Sea Point just in time to see a beautiful sunset
Sunset photographs taken from the landing in front of my apartment in Sea Point
It was an absolute pleasure to travel with these wonderful friends as they brought so much fun to our time together. On occasions they just sat back and took in all that was going on around them in such a way that they really enjoyed the fabulous beauty that was surrounding them at all times. All in all this was a fun-filled, very enjoyable journey around Cape Town and the Cape Peninsula for which I simply have to say
YOU THANK YOU to all the Ngiam's
for being my guests"
Received 20 August 2006
My dear Selwyn,
We just arrived in Durban and checked into 10 Woodland Road, the B&B we booked. James and Ursula, are very friendly host and hostess. James just set up my internet broadband connection. I cannot wait to email you my thanks and appreciation for being such a good and generous friend to make our Cape Town trip such a wonderful experience. The sunset scene, private viewing, is unforgettable. One of those experiences I will cherish for life. I will certainly try to adopt your Cape Town lifestyle. One life, one day at a time and enjoy.
Our warmest regards.
PS Swee lan sends her regards. Same sentiment.