Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Monday, June 25, 2012

Louis Vuitton

The LV shop on the platform at Marina Bay Sand, paradise for the luxury seekers....

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Fire Performer

A guy dressed up like a waiter by the river bank was performing with fire, wonder if he was a waiter from the nearby restaurant trying to attract customers to visit the restaurant....

Friday, June 22, 2012

Lotus Ponds at MBS

The lotus bring a sense of freshness to the otherwise sticky hot atmosphere...

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Colourful Benches

Somewhere near Sommerset Mrt station, saw these colourful benches in a small park...

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

River Boat

Once the boats on Singapore river were to bring in and out goods from and to the big ships out at the sea, now they are only to bring tourists for a tour on the river.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Old Builing New Look

In Singapore many old buildings are considered to be preserved, many are located at Chinatown or Little India. 

Friday, June 15, 2012

Boating in MBS

First time I saw this, I was just stupefied and then wondered 'why?'

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Chinese Temple

A chinese temple in some housing estate, standing lonely among all the high rise buildings.....

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Boat Quay

Boat Quay is a historical quay in Singapore which is situated upstream from the mouth of the Singapore River on its southern bank.
It was the busiest part of the old Port of Singapore, handling three quarters of all shipping business during the 1860s. Because the south of the river here resembles the belly of a carp, which according to Chinese belief is where wealth and prosperity lay, many shophouses were built, crowded into the area.
Though serving aquatic trade is no longer Boat Quay's primary role, the shophouses on it have been carefully conserved and now house various bars, pubs and restaurants. Therefore Boat Quay's social-economic role in the city has shifted away from that of trade and maritime commerce, and now leans towards more of a role accommodated for tourism and aesthetics for the commercial zone of which encloses the Singapore River. It is the soft front to the composolitian banking and financial sectors lying immediately behind it.
(Text taken from :  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boat_Quay )

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Clark Quay

Clarke Quay is a historical riverside quay in Singapore, located within the Singapore River Planning Area. The quay is situated upstream from the mouth of the Singapore River and Boat Quay.
Presently, five blocks of restored warehouses house various restaurants and nightclubs. There are also moored Chinese junks (tongkangs) that have been refurbished into floating pubs and restaurants. The Cannery is one of the anchor tenants of the place. There are over 5 different concepts in one block. Another anchor tenant, The Arena, will be home to Singapore's First Permanent Illusion Show (starting August 2008) starring J C Sum and 'Magic Babe' Ning. The G-MAX reverse bungee, the first in Singapore, is located at the entrance which opened in November 2003. Notable restaurants and nightclubs include Hooters and Indochine. River cruises and river taxis on the Singapore River can be accessed from Clarke Quay. One of its most popular attractions is its exciting host of CQ's signature events happening once every quarter. Clark Quay has become known as a hub of Singaporean nightclubs including Zirca, and up until 2008, the Ministry of Sound.
( Text taken from :  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clarke_Quay )

Friday, June 8, 2012


A piece of well decorated wall at Chinatown, very attractive piece of wall.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Indian Temple

This hindu temple is located in chinatown, in Singapore it is normal to have churches, chinese temples, hindu temples and muslim mosques close to each other, Singapore is a small country and furthermore, there isn't much conflict between the various religions, which is a good thing of course.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Henderson Bridge

Henderson Waves (亨德森波浪桥)) is a 274-metre (899 ft) long pedestrian bridge. At 36 metres (118 ft) above Henderson Road, it is the highest pedestrian bridge in Singapore. It connects Mount Faber Park and Telok Blangah Hill Park.
The bridge has a wave-form made up of seven undulating curved steel ribs that alternately rise over and under its deck. The curved ribs form alcoves that function as shelters with seats within. Slats of yellow balau wood, an all-weather timber found in Southeast Asia, are used in the decking. The wave-forms are lit with LED lamps at night from 7pm to 2am daily.

This was my second walk on the bridge, first time was in 2010, had a walk on the bridge in the afternoon, I have to say, during the evening or night time, the view from the bridge is much intriguing, much charming, but during the day time, one feels much relaxing and calm staying on the bridge.

Monday, June 4, 2012

An Indian Guy

Indians in Singapore form 9% of the country's citizens and permanent residents, making them Singapore's third largest ethnic group after Chinese and Malays. Among cities, Singapore has one of the largest overseas Indian populations.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

View From Chinatown Overhead Bridge

At Chinatown, there is this unique overhead bridge which has sort of chinese style pavilions and stone benches, plus tables with chinese chess board, surrounded by green plants. It is rather unqiue to stay around there to watch the on going traffic below.


Friday, June 1, 2012


A pub with a rainbow flag at chinatown, seems to have closed down now.....

Thursday, May 31, 2012

A view from Ghim Moh high flat

Flats in Singapore are getting higher and higher, once living on the 20th floor was considered high 'ground', now we have appartments at 40th plus floor, which makes me think, what happen if there is a power failure? 
Anyway; I am glad we are still living on the third floor....

A view from 42th floor, appartment of a friend.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Buildings at Tanjong Pagar

A giant housing/commercial building behind a series of renewed shop houses at Tanjong Pagar area, offering quite a contrast!


Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Small bird

Saw this little bird flying among the flower while having breakfast with my mom at Clementi.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Indians in Little India

There is this open space near to Mustafa, where a lot of indians sort of gather there, just sitting under the trees or playing cards at the coffee shop next to it.


Sunday, May 27, 2012

The Long Walk

Forest Walk 

Forest Walk (丛林小径)) is a 1.3-kilometre (0.81 mi) long walkway that cuts through about 50 metres (160 ft) through the secondary forest in Telok Blangah Hill Park and connects to Alexandra Arch. The raised walkway with heights ranging from 3 metres (9.8 ft) to 18 metres (59 ft) brushes the canopy of trees and offers a bird's-eye view of the forest. The Forest Walk also connects to the Labrador Nature & Coastal Walk (拉柏多自然与海岸径), also leading walkers to the Labrador Park MRT Station and Labrador Park.

(Text From :  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southern_Ridges )

Friday, May 25, 2012

Singapore river at night

新加坡河在夜幕时分,格外显得耀眼夺目,围绕著河边的各式高楼大厦,在夜里亮着点点各色的灯,各式店铺招牌霓虹闪烁,在河面反映成斑斓璀璨。河边的白色鱼尾狮更是被照耀得光芒四射。 在远处观望,宁静的四周,仿佛被这不甘寂寞的光彩,搞得喧闹起来。

In the night hours,Singapore river is especially dazzling, the different colors lights from high-rise buildings around the river,  flashing neon lights from all kinds of shop signs, project onto the river and turn into bright gorgeous twisting reflections, the white merlion on the riverside seems to be radiant surrounded by all these lights.Watching the scene from far, the quiet surrounding seems to be excited by these restless splendors.

Thursday, May 24, 2012


Sentosa is a popular island resort in Singapore, visited by some five million people a year. Attractions include a 2 km (1.2 mi) long sheltered beach, Fort Siloso, two golf courses, two five-star hotels, and the Resorts World Sentosa, featuring the theme park Universal Studios Singapore.

Once Sentosa  was a place to relax, we went there, took the ride on the monorail, went to beach, walked around the greens and usually finished with a meal at the food court near to the ferry terminal.

Now, going to Sentosa has becoming to expensive to be relax. 

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Bakkwa - Barbecued Pork

Bakkwa, also known as rougan, is a Chinese salty-sweet dried meat product similar to jerky, made in the form of flat thin sheets. Bakkwa is made with a meat preservation and preparation technique from China. The general method for production have remained virtually unchanged throughout the centuries, but the techniques have been improved. It is often made with beef, pork, or mutton, which are prepared with spices, sugar, salt, and soy sauce, while dried on racks at around 50°C to 60°C. However, nowadays, products with a softer texture, lighter color, and less sugar are preferred.
In Malaysia, Singapore, Riau Islands and the Philippines bakkwa or bagua is the most widely used name derived from the Hokkien Chinese dialect. Cantonese speakers use the term yuhk gōn', Anglicised version long yok, while in China and Taiwan the product is more commonly known as rougan. Commercially available versions are sometimes labeled as "barbecued pork," "dried pork," or "pork jerky." Bakkwa is particularly popular as a snack in East Asia and Southeast Asia. In Beidou, Taiwan, it is regarded as one of the three pork delicacies.

A friend in front of a bakkwa shop at Chinatown

 In Malaysia and Singapore, bakkwa has become a highly popular gift offered to visitors and acquaintances, as well as amongst corporate employees (some during the Chinese New Year). Bakkwa is becoming a favourite gift to hand out to friends and relatives during Chinese New Year. In Muslim-majority countries like Malaysia, halal chicken varieties of the snack may be used as a gift substitute. It may also be served in functions such as Chinese wedding banquets and religious ceremony dinners. While demand is particularly high during the festive seasons, it is also served throughout the year in various outlets as takeaway snacks or to be served together with main courses at home. The meat is commonly sold in red-coloured bags or packaging, an auspicious colour in Chinese culture.
(Text from :  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bakkwa )

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

PRC Performance

Recently, local singaporeans and so called 'foreign talents' from PRC are not in good term, the PRC are brought up be rather competitive and aggressive, their behaviours and self defense have created a 'hatred' from the locals. 
Few years back, saw this almost perfect performance by the PRC at Esplanade, not doubt the artists are hardworking and talented, but I think the extremely competitive selection and strict training contributed to the end result. As compared, Singapore has a more relax and peaceful way of living, once the PRC brought along the way they used to live into Singapore, it created conflict and chaos to the normally calm society of Singapore.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Look Through The Window Of The Bus

I love to sit on the seat right at the front of the double decker bus, it provides a magnificent view of the journey, plus I don't have to look at the heads of the people sitting in front of me which are usually proven to be not a beautiful view.

A view of Chinatown with rains scattered on the glass....

Sunday, May 20, 2012


Gelato, ice cream in Italy, everyone love it, almost.
It is almost a national food in Italy, especially in summer, one can't go through summer without eating at least a few gelato.
I was surprised to see this 'gelatissimo' (meaning very gelato) in front of Shawn House, not sure about how genuine the taste is.....but I did noticed that the price is much higher than having it in Italy, so didn't bother to taste it.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Raffles place

Raffles Place is a geographical location in Singapore, south of the mouth of the Singapore River. Located in the Downtown Core and the Central Area, it features some of the tallest buildings and landmarks of the country.
 (Text from : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raffles_Place)

Friday, May 18, 2012

Thursday, May 17, 2012

White swans

In the Botanical garden of Singapore there are three lakes, inside the lakes are some fishes, I saw some scarely big cat fishes, some turtles and beautiful swans.
Obviously, the swans are the main object for photographers.