Monday, 7 July 2014

#73 - Prince William and Kate Middleton Postcard

This postcard made and send from the Czech Republic. So, I'm confused this card from UK or from CZ. And thank you to Karla Muskova. Thank's for sending me this amazing postcard!

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge is the elder son of Charles, Prince of Wales, and his first wife Diana, Princess of Wales. His paternal grandparents are Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. He is second in line to succeed his grandmother, after his father.

Prince William married Catherine Middleton, on 29 April 2011 at Westminster Abbey. Hours prior to the event, Buckingham Palace announced that he would be created Duke of Cambridge, Earl of Strathearn, and Baron Carrickfergus. Their first child, Prince George of Cambridge, was born on 22 July 2013.

Middleton grew up in Chapel Row, a village near Newbury, Berkshire, England. She studied art history in Scotland at the University of St Andrews, where she met William in 2001. Their engagement was announced on 16 November 2010, and she attended many high-profile royal events before they married on 29 April 2011 at Westminster Abbey.

She has had a major impact upon British and American fashion which has been termed the "Kate Middleton effect", and in 2012 was selected as one of the "Most Influential People in the World" by Time magazine.On 22 July 2013, she gave birth to a boy, Prince George of Cambridge, who is now third in the line of succession to the British throne.

#72 SG-143321 Haw Par Villa, Singapore

Postcard : Haw Par Villa
Sent : 28 May 2014 (from KaiBoon in Singapore)
Received : 19 June 2014
Distance :  1,113 km (692 miles)
Travelling : 22 days

Haw Par Villa is a theme park located along Pasir Panjang Road, Singapore. The park contains over 1,000 statues and 150 giant dioramas depicting scenes from Chinese mythology, folklore, legends, history, and illustrations of various aspects of Confucianism.

Also known as The Tiger Balm Gardens, Haw Par Villa was built in 1937 by brothers Aw Boon Haw and Aw Boon Par, the bussinessmen behind the famous pain-relieving ointment, Tiger Balm. Haw Par Villa was intended as a public space where families could learn about traditional Chinese values. in Haw Par Villa, you can see dragonhead, sculpture, statues, and dioramas. You also can found makeshift stalls that used to sell snacks at the entrance of the gardens.

Here's some photos maybe you interest :