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#EngKnowledge: 7 Facts of Buckingham Palace

In this instance, we are going to find out more about Buckingham Palace. We have compiled 7 interesting facts about Buckingham Palace just for you.

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BXEK9B Buckingham Palace, London, UK (source: dailymail.co.uk)
  1. John Sheffield, 3rd Earl of Mulgrave and Marquess of Normanby, was created by Duke of Buckingham in 1703. He built Buckingham House for himself as a grand London home.
  2. Buckingham Palace is a symbol of love from a king to his beloved queen. George III bought Buckingham House in 1761 for his wife Queen Charlotte to be used as a comfortable family home. And 14 of 15 children of George III were born here.
  3. John Nash (a super talented architect of England) was put by George IV to enlarge the palace into the imposing U-shaped building.
  4. Buckingham Palace has 775 rooms. These include 19 State rooms, 52 Royal and guest bedrooms, 188 staff bedrooms, 92 offices and 78 bathrooms.
  5. There are 1,514 doors and 760 windows in Buckingham Palace. All windows are cleaned every six weeks to keep them clean.
  6. On the site, King James I used to plant mulberries to rear silkworms. Unfortunately, the king chose the wrong kind of mulberry. So the silk production never took off in Britain.
  7. Buckingham Palace houses largest collections of clocks and watches in the world. In total, it is home for 350 exceptional clocks and watches.

 

Compiled and written by @wisznu at @EnglishTips4u on Thursday, January 28, 2016

 

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#EngPic: Indonesian Events in England

Hi fellas :) I hope you had a good Saturday so far :D

Did you know that outside of Indonesia there are Indonesian cultural events going on?

And in England, it is no exception :D Here are some #EngPic that admin would like to share how our culture are shown in the English land :)

First up, guess who was in Trafalgar Square :D This square is a very iconic landmark in London, England

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Year 2014 is the first time Indonesia get to share their culture in Trafalgar Square. Many countries have done the same, even yearly!

Trafalgar Square is dedicated to the Battle of Trafalgar hence Nelson’s column is in the middle as he led the battle.

Which you can see it standing behind the stage. From here you can also see Big Ben. “Hello Indonesia” is the name of the event.

Beside performances, there were Indonesian food and crafts being sold by Indonesian representatives from Indonesia and England.

Representatives & workshops all shared our uniqueness on unity and diversity. It was a colourful day in Trafalgar Square :)

I think the highlight would be the crowd “dangdutan” in the ending in front of the famous National Gallery :D

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There are so many photos that could be shared but I think @londonfriend has the best photos for our #EngPic -> http://ow.ly/yhBme :D

Besides in Trafalgar Square, Nottingham University’s Indonesian Student Society held their yearly “Indofest” on site

While “Hello Indonesia” was by the Indonesian Embassy and Governmental institutes, “Indofest” was held by Indonesian students in UK

It has food and crafts being sold, performances, Indonesian games, sports, Batik workshop, and photo exhibition #EngPic

Surprisingly, as the #EngPic shows, not only kids get to play “balap karung”, the adults too :D

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There were a lot of stands and people, you also can see the smoke of the satay grilling from here :)

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See if you can guess what’s on the right pocket of the bag? :D I really miss it now :( it was sold for £1!

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To be honest, these kind of events are bringing home closer to those who are far and it promotes Indonesia more and more :)

Just like what this #EngPic says :) Photo by @yantiyanto

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And on that note, who wouldn’t resist a tipat cantok and cendol drink with ketan XD Photo by @yantiyanto

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So that’s it for our #EngPic today :) I really hope you enjoyed the session :D

Compiled and written by @daedonghae at @EnglishTips4u on June 21, 2014

Photo sources: @daedonghae and @yantiyanto