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Thursday, May 31, 2007

More Donuts craze: Doughnalisa at Vivo City

More donuts craze in Singapore. It seems that donuts is gaining a sudden popularity.

Other than the long queue at Raffles City basement, I saw another donut shop at Vivocity yesterday. We were on our way to have lunch celebrating a colleague's birthday.

So innovative! The picture caught my eye!

No, I did not queue up. Maybe I shall show the donuts picture another day.

(Sorry for the reflections of the glass)

Are you crazy about doughnuts? I wonder when Krispy Kreme will come to Singapore. The franchise fee is reportedly very high. Krispy Kreme is ok eaten straight out of the oven. But you get a sugar high!

OK. I can't spell. Is it doughnuts or donuts.

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Part Two of TAPAC Mural

This is the two other murals that is on the walls of the TAPAC buildings.

Hope you like them.

If you would like to know the process of the painting, you can view it at:
Mr Kamal Dollah and his guys did the great job!

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

What a beautiful Mural on the wall along Cecil Street.

This is the Telok Ayer Performing Arts Centre at 182 Cecil Street.
It was previously the Telok Ayer Primary School.

In 1985, the primary school was converted to be a performating arts centre. Also, known as TAPAC, it houses arts groups of different cultural traditions and art disciplines.

Visit to read about the artists behind this wall.

Monday, May 28, 2007

Ships at Sea....

Today and also tomorrow, I am attending an English class at the British Council. Yes I am attending English Class!!

The course is called "Say It Clearly". Speaking English since young, it's never been this diffucult until today! haha...

Being a Daily Photoblogger, I had my camera with me, and this was the view out the classroom.
Those are the ships that brings goods to Singapore daily.

Sunday, May 27, 2007

The Biggest Pair of Singapore Chopsticks

This 61 metres tall memorial is made out of four columns. They represent the four races (Chinese, Malay, Indian and other races), joined at the base signifying the unity of all races.

Every year on 15 February, a memorial service is held here to remember the victims of the war.

If you do a search, you will see that it is also known as "The Chopsticks" at the Civic District.

This monument is dedicated to all those who perished during the Japanese Occupation of Singapore between 15 February 1942 to 12 September 1945. The remains of the unidentified war victims are buried beneath the monument.

Saturday, May 26, 2007

Geek's gift to dearest mummy... What would you give?

Sis, bro and I, we decided that we want to give mum a somewhat different birthday gift. What did we buy her?

Looking at this box, can you guess?

Some of you fruit fans might have immediately guess it!
Don't scroll down yet. Guess Guess...




You most probably scrolled down right?
It's an Apple Mac Mini with additional RAM, Apple Keyboard and the Mighty Mouse. Dad said the monitor at home is big enough and is quite new, so no new monitor.

Mum's actually quite hi-tech you know.... She had her own 'ISP branded' email address since 1997! That's 10 years ago, and quite an early adopter of broadband too.

Well, I think that's because Dad did not like typing on yahoo messenger, so he got broadband so he could talk (instead of typing) on yahoo messenger to his children overseas. haha...

Friday, May 25, 2007

ERP - Electronic Road Pricing

This is something started in Singapore and has caught on in many countries. It is called Electronic Road Pricing. During peak hours, you pay if you want to use the roads.

This photo shows the rate for entering Orchard Road.

London in recent years also introduced something similar, and they called it Congestion Charge.

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Esplanade + Singapore Flyer = Flying Durian. :-p

Presenting the flying durian!

This shot is of the Esplanade rooftop and the yet to be completed Singapore Flyer.

OK. I was trying to do something like Big Ben and the London Eye. :-p

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

No Eating, No Smoking, No Durian.... but NO SUGAR?? on the bus?

This was funny. Saw it few days ago on a SBS Transit bus.
No SUGAR? Afraid that it will attract ants?

Oh yes, if you have sharp eyes, take a look at the EZ link reader on this bus, its the SBS Transit colour!

(psst.. it's a soft drink advert, you can guess which one it is... no not Anything or Whatever haha... )

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Noah Ong performs the drums on Orchard Road (He's Ethan's younger brother)

This is Noah Ong. The little brother of Ethan Ong - Singapore's youngest busker.
(Hmmm I wonder if Noah has taken over the title)

Usually we see Ethan playing, but last Saturday afternoon, we saw it was a younger boy.

Ethan and his dad was at the side enjoying Noah playing Hillsongs on the drums.

I posted Ethan once last year, view it here if you want to recollect.

Monday, May 21, 2007

I looked up and saw it! Colours!

Do you look up once in a while?

I did and saw this. Wonderful colours!

This is at Millenia Walk, where the shops are of the more upper class. Sis said walking here is like in Melbourne, Australia. Very Collins or Bourke Street.

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Can't Decide What To Drink? - Just order Anything?

It's a new drink that has just been introduced in Singapore.

It's for people who can't decide. It's called Anything.
You buy them, it has no indication of what's inside, it could be Cola, Cola with Lemon, Apple, Fizz Up, Cloudy Lemon, Root beer.

Anything's the fizzy drinks range.

It has a cousin called "Whatever". The same concept, but the drinks are non carbonated like Ice Lemon Tea, Peach Tea, Jasmine Green Tea, White Grape Tea, Apple Tea, Chrysanthemum Tea

This is a photo a day blog, if you want more photos, look at my Food Blog at: Singapura Daily Makan Photo. :-)

Saturday, May 19, 2007

What have you been waiting for?

It's worth the wait. The sale worth waiting for is here!

What's the best time for visiting Singapore? It's now. The Great Singapore Sale is here.
From 25 May - 22 July 2007. But for most shops that wants the first shopper's dollars, the sale is already on! (just like this picture, which is at Robinsons)

You can find out more about the Great Singapore Sale at:

Friday, May 18, 2007

Pavement Picasso in Singapore! - Highway under Raffles City!

Julian Beever the Pavement Picasso has gone to many cities. He's here in Singapore. His work is at Raffles City Shopping Centre, right outside Robinsons. I just took this picture 2.5 hours ago.

Cool yah.... It looks so real! It looks as if there's a highway below Raffles City!
Readers in Singapore, head down there to view the real thing for yourself!

You can find his website at: or just google "Pavement Picasso".
That is what is signed on the pavement.

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Scotts No More....

The building you see here will be gone! It is undergoing demolition and soon it will be gone. Then it will come up again to be a luxury residential development of 43-floors.

Suddenly many buildings in the city centre is being converted to luxury residence. Is this also happening in your city?

Fellow DPs, today I got to meet up with Santy from Jakarta Daily Photo. It was nice to meet up with fellow DPs. She will then proceed to KL with meet up with Edwin from Kuala Lumpur Daily Photo tomorrow!

Today's pic was taken while waiting for Santy to appear!

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

East meets West or West meets East, whatever....

Where East Meets West. That's what's being describe for Far East Square.

It is where old meets new. It's an interesting place to visit in Singapore. It has the oldest temple, and cutting edge firms.

There are also lots of restaurants with cuisine coming from France, Italy, Vietnam, Japan and the local flavours of Singapore.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Muah Gurh - Baby's One Month Old

In Chinese culture in Singapore and Malaysia, we celebrate a baby being one month old. In Hokkien dialect it's pronounce 'Muah Gurh'.

Colleagues and friend will usually buy them the baby (or rather the parents) a gift, or being practical people, we usually will give cash in red packets, which we call 'ang pow'.

Close family will usually give gold anklets or gold chains for the baby.

Usually, in Singapore, the parents will invite those who have given them angpow / gifts to a 'come visit the baby' gathering with food and 'show off' the baby.

After the occasion of 'ooo', 'ahhh', 'cute baby' etc... (and also having a meal) the host will give a gift to those who came. The gift usually will have a red egg. Which symbolize a happy prosperous birthday.

This is what I got recently from a colleague's baby's one month bash. It came in a nice cute baby character box, it also had a clear plastic cover over it.

There's always the red egg. This one has a fruit tart as well.
The other packet is glutinous rice pyramid. The red thing is the plastic is 'ang ku kueh' or red turtle cake.

Monday, May 14, 2007

Shine @ Work

A decorated bus stop along Orchard Road. Pretty elaborate isn't it?

This is a National Workplace Safety and Health Campaign.

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Hippo Tours - Animals on the loose?

First, Happy Mother's Day to all mums viewing this site.
(especially my mummy who also visits)

There's a open roof bus tour in Singapore, and its called the Hippo Tour.

I have yet to ride on this bus thingy. But I have ride on those that tour Paris.

Do you realise that for tourist attraction in cities that you live in, most people have not tried it yet? Sis and I said we going to pretend to be tourist one of these weekend.

For Singapore residents, have you taken this ride before?

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Secrets to solving sudoku revealed...

Just half an hour ago, I finally got back home after a whole day out since morning.

What were we doing the last few hours? Taking photos, playing scrabble, solving sudoku puzzles.
This is Sudoku for those who do not know what they are.

They are getting so so popular. Even on public transport, you see pple solving them.

So, the secret to solving when you are stuck? Get an expert! We had a friend who is an expert!

For those who love sudoku, if someone in the bus or train solves it, and you get to see the puzzle, do you ever have the urge to tell the person the answer? I have to restrain myself. haha...

Friday, May 11, 2007

The big trailer that got tilted upwards

Woooow... I was walking to lunch yesterday and saw this trailer's head got tilted up. Initially I thought the Steam Roller that flattens roads was too heavy. Then realise it was jacked up.

This picture taken with a camera phone, so not so clear lah...

Thursday, May 10, 2007

One Way Only, Please Do Not Turn Back...

Can anyone in Singapore or have been to Singapore guess where this is taken?

One Way Only... Please Do Not Turn Back....
There's a good reason too. But.. if you want to try it again, you got to go one big round again...

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

No, it's not Paris, it's Singapore.

You might think that it's Seine River in Paris, where if you take a river cruise, you go below so many bridges.

This is actually Singapore River. This is the Coleman Bridge, just near the MICA Building with super colourful windows.

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Ordered a thousands of cartons boxes for moving...

3 truckloads of carton boxes were ordered I heard for the moving. That's what the admin staff in charge said when we asked what they would be used for.

Move what? Moving a whole faculty from one side of the campus to the other. Seems like a giantic project. The School of Computing at the National University of Singapore's moving. Their main website also has a relocation microsite.

I guess it must be tough reversing a huge truck. Look how intense the driver is!

Monday, May 07, 2007

The 2nd merlion's in the background...

A picture of a cruise or maybe it's a ferry or boat on the waters between Vivo City and Sentosa Island.

Sentosa Island is one of the popular tourist spot in Singapore. Have you been there?
Visit to find out more!

Other than Merlion Park near the Financial District, you can also find a huge merlion on Sentosa. Can you see it in the background?

Sunday, May 06, 2007

Wait! Don't jump off the building!

Yes, don't jump off the building, you are not spiderman. (yes... i just watched Spidey 3 few hours ago)

Instead, try this. It's called the G-Max Reverse Bungy. A extreme high adrenaline pumping thingy located at Clarke Quay.

For this picture, too bad there's no one on it yet. Else, you will see someone in a capsule being shot up high into the sky. The capsule is held together by the two slanting frame. It goes up 60 metres into the air with speeds up to 200km/h!

See the person here in the picture, maybe the guy is asking the girl to go try. haha...

Would you try it?

Update: Victor a visitor to this site has a picture of the capsule. Also a writeup of an indicident about Gmax that happened about 1 year ago.

Saturday, May 05, 2007

Solar powered Signs

This is an example of signboards that are solar powered in Singapore.
Not all the signboards are like this. Most are printed on reflective materials.

If only solar power will be cheap enough to power air-conditioning units in our home!

Friday, May 04, 2007

Typical Singapore Breakfast

What's that? It's dark soy sauce, pepper and light soy sauce in tiny plastic bottles.

Many older folks like to have this for their breakfast. Actually young ones too!
Toasts with "kaya" and half boiled eggs.

This egg looks yummy? Usually it's poured into a saucer and mixed with dark or light soy sauce and pepper. I like mine plain. Just like in the picture below.

What's your favourite breakfast?

Thursday, May 03, 2007

Holy Weeds.

It seems that the weeds need to be cleared off the church tower.

Anyone knows where this is? :-)

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Big Bath Tub sighted at East Coast Park

Did someone just dumped a big tub on the East Coast Park?

It's actually an art piece brought to you by the National Park :-)

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

The Esplande Roof got struck by lightning!

Last night, The Esplanade's thorny roof grew and expanded. Not all thorns expanded, but only a few of it. But it was enough to cause a horror among the locals. They thought they were in Sydney! I was lucky enough to capture it! Look how some thorns grew and curled up that it looked so much like Sydney's Opera House!

During the night, there was thunder and lighting and it rained the whole night.
The next morning at dawn, it seemed the lighting had struck off those huge thorns! Phew! The Esplanade is back in Singapore.

OK. It's theme day, and we are suppose to display a picture from a city other than your own.
The following Daily Photo sites are participating in the 1st May theme, please use the links to below to visit them.

Due to time zone differences and other factors, the theme photo may not be displayed until later if you are viewing early in the day.

Monte Carlo, Monaco - Rome, Italy - Singapore, by Keropokman - Tenerife, Spain - Rotterdam, Netherlands - London, UK - Montréal (QC), Canada - Melbourne, Australia by John - Naples (FL), USA - Bastia, France - Hong Kong, China - Mazatlan, Mexico - Buenos Aeres, Argentina - Manila, Philippines - Arradon, France - Madison (WI), USA - Evry, France - Seoul, Korea - Shanghai, China - Bucaramanga (Santander), Colombia - Sequim (WA), USA - Singapore, by Zannnie / Ming - Budapest, Hungary - Baziège, France - Hamburg, Germany - Toruń, Poland - Nelson, New Zealand - Madison (WI), USA - Vantaa, Finland - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - Mainz, Germany - Dubai, UAE - Saint Paul (MN), USA - Cork, Ireland - Stockholm, Sweden - Menton, France - Tel Aviv, Israel - Albuquerque (NM), USA - Kitakami, Japan - Stayton (OR), USA - Szentes, Hungary - Stavanger, Norway - Grenoble, France - Villigen, Switzerland - Paris, France - Hyde, UK - Moscow, Russia - Joplin (MO), USA - Jakarta, Indonesia - Greenville (SC), USA - Cape Town, South Africa - Asheville (NC), USA - Seattle (WA), USA - Kyoto, Japan - Tokyo, Japan - Madrid, Spain - Auckland, New Zealand - Oulu, Finland - Lubbock (TX), USA -
Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina - Baton Rouge (LA), USA - Sydney, Australia by Sally - Maple Ridge (BC), Canada - Vancouver, Canada - Seattle (WA), USA - Selma (AL), USA - Chandler (AZ), USA - Sharon (CT), USA - Manila, Philippines - Lyon, France - New York City (NY), USA by Ming - Los Angeles (CA), USA - Brookville (OH), USA - Hayle, UK - Wailea (HI), USA - Saarbrücken, Germany - San Diego (CA), USA