Thye Eng Ngiam & Swee Lan Lee

and daughter.

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.


Day 2

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

" THANK 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.
thye eng
PS Swee lan sends her regards. Same sentiment.