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Saturday, March 31, 2007

Legacy of Love

Once a year in Singapore every year, the English Speaking Presbyterian Churches in Singapore meets all together. They meet for the Annual Easter Convention. Next week marks the start of Holy Week.

This is the photo of the brochure.



The Convention starts on Ash Wednesday and ends on Good Friday.
Wishing all a Blessed Easter.

Friday, March 30, 2007

Is he the one?

Deep in the forest, the light from the heavens shine down. There he was, someone walking amongst us.



I like the rays of the sun shining into the jungle. I took many of it, but putting all of them here will bore you guys :-)

Thursday, March 29, 2007

Do Not Feed The Monkeys

You see this sign at the way to Nature Reserve. Why? Because the monkey is naughty!



When I was taking his picture, the park ranger was shouting at the monkey, I guess the monkey was up to no good.



This picture is put here on request from Natalie from Sydney DP. She is one of the two DPs in Sydney.

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

The Bald Tree

Yesterday's view was on the right of the tree top walk. (It's a one way thingy)
Today's from the left, where you see a big bald tree.



I kinda like this tree :-)

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

The Singapore Jungle

It's really a jungle out there! It's a matured secondary forest. Not the infamous Singapore concrete jungle.

A view from the tree top walk.

Monday, March 26, 2007

HSBC Tree Top Walk

Cousin was here from UK and last Sat, we went to the HSBC Tree Top Walk.

Yes, tourist to Singapore who loves nature can enjoy lots of the nature spots in Singapore. It was a great morning of work out walking.



This is around the middle of the free standing suspension bridge. The length of the bridge is about 250m and the higest point to the forest floor is at 27 metres.

Saturday, March 24, 2007

High School Musical Collectors Card

These are how the collector cards look like. 5 cards per pack.



They cost $1 per pack. Well, you got lots of it to collect.

Friday, March 23, 2007

The in-thing collectors cards for kids: High School Musical

Have you heard of High School Musical by Disney? If not, you either do not interact with children or maybe you are too out of touch with kids. :-p

High School Musical is a very popular Disney series on television with children from even ages 4 to 5! They will be able to sing you the songs in the 'musical'.

It is actually quite interesting, I sat down watching it with little nieces. So, what are kids collecting now? Colletors cards from High School Musical.

The packs look like this. Inside them they contain cards. (tomorrow's post will show you the cards).



Do you collect cards like these when you were young? I think I did have them too!

Those outdated can find out more about HSM here: disneychannel.com/highschoolmusical

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Short-sighted? Do you know you can still be a fighter pilot??!!

Do you know that you can still be a pilot if you are short-sighted till 499 degrees?

This was someone that I discovered when I saw this billboard at the bus stop.



Colleague said that they will send you for lasik. Is it true?

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Computer Science is Totally Happening!

Do you it is true? Saw this big huge sign few days ago. Just happen that we saw the other side and we saw lots of words, graphs, algorithms etc, then I said. eeee so boring.

Then we walk one around, and saw this sign. We laughed out so loud. The sign is speaking to us!



But really, do you think Computer Science is happening? I think it is! Else who would have invented blogging software for all of us! (and the PCs / Macs, etc ...... )

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Tied up pretty red car

Every now and then, in front of hotels in Orchard Road, you see wedding cars like this.



Isn't this cute? Red Volks all tied up. :-)

Monday, March 19, 2007

High Rise all belongs to banks?

This is a picture of the Singapore CBD skyline. Come to think of it, it seems that the taller buildings, most of them belongs to banks.

I can spot Maybank, Bank of China, Standard Chartered, United Overseas Bank, JP Morgan, OCBC Bank. Can anyone spot more? I am not really a CBD person. :-P



The low rise in front, the green field is called "The Padang". The cricket club is just beside it. The cluster of white buildling with a click tower, that's Victoria Concert Hall and the Asian Civilisation Musuem. On the right, it's the City Hall, where the Biennale 2006 was held.

A river goes between the high rise and low rise. The cluster of low rise near the tallies are Clarke Quay.

Sunday, March 18, 2007

A duck that behaves like a bus and a boat.

Duck is usually food right? Or things you see swimming in ponds.

But this duck in Singapore is a gigantic monster that can move on land and sail in the sea too.



The Duck Tour sure is one popular tourist ride. I wish to take it too. haha.. I have not played tourist for some time now. Maybe it's time to play tourist in your own city again :-)

Saturday, March 17, 2007

How To Make People Like You in 90 seconds.

So busy today doing so many things, that I forgot to do my posting for today! Here's something I pull out from my archives. It just caught my eye.



It was a picture taken at some courses that I went for at my workplace. Oops, I have already forgotten what course it was. It must be some communications course that I went to. This book is one of the reference book. Nope, I did not read it :-)

Why? Because I am already well loved? hahaha... Maybe I should have read it.

Friday, March 16, 2007

Singapore Fashion Festival starts next week!

If you want to find out the latest fashion and design, catch the glamour festival that's coming next week to Singapore. The Singapore Fashsion Festival starts in 1 week's time, on Friday 23 March till 1 April 2007.

Other than catching the latest designs, you can also catch the stars who will be attending them.

Banners like this are hanging along Orchard Road. The main shopping road in Singapore.
It is also where the festival is going to be held.



Visit their website at: http://www.singaporefashionfestival.com.sg/


For Daily Photo bloggers visiting, Ming of NYC also had a series of the Fashion Festival in New York City. Catch his series here.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Titoudao - Cut Hair Knife

Ey, want to watch Hokkien Opera or not? Even if you no much much unlerstand hokkien, nell mind one. They ol got the big big screen there that show subtitles one.

The show is half half one lah. It's mostly in English or rather Singlish (like the above paragraph and this. haha). They intro stuff in Engrish, then hor, they start speaking bits of hokkien and 'chiu kwa' in hokkien too. Sitting down there in ler audience, also got ang moh lang leh. They also unlerstand I think, know why? coz see them laughing also mah. Actually hor, its damn funny. But then, also got many parts very the touching also.


But there are some 'cheem-ness' in the hokkien spoken. Even me, a hokkien can't help peeping at the subtitles.

Titoudao literally translated means Shaving Knife. But it's just a name of a male servant in the show. haha...

This is the Programme Book. Remember to buy one. $5 only. Thats Pam Oei in the cover.



Our tickets. Hey, if you want to get 20% like what we did, just pay with your DBS credit card :-)



OK. Now go book your tix now: www.sistic.com
It's a production by Toy Factory: www.toyfactory.com.sg
This post is here today because at the closing, they told us to recommend this show to everyone, your ah kong, ah ma, neighbour, anyone you know...

For fellow DPs, this is the show that Zannnie, Edwin and I attended. You all should have flown in to join us.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Singapore Mail boxes.

For most of Singapore residents, they live in highrise homes called HDB flats. HDB means Housing Development Board.

For HDB flats, mails arrives in mailboxes that looks like this one.




This reminds me of the postcards that I received from a few Daily Photo bloggers around the world. Have received postcards sent from: Edwin - Kuala Lumpur DP, Jing - Shanghai DP, Jazzy - Tuzla DP, Gerald - Hyde DP, Zannnie/Zsolt - Budapest DP.

You want to see some unique Singapore mailboxes for sending mails? Watch out for Theme Day on 1 April.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Ouch! Huge heels stepped on my foot!

It's been a long time since I went walking in Orchard Road. When I was there, I saw these huge heels!



The shopping mall, Centrepoint had a new wing, and I think this heel has been commissioned for the new opening.



Justin Lee, the heel maker.

Monday, March 12, 2007

Celebrating Kuala Lumpur DP's birthday in Singapore.

2 days ago, Ed from KLDP visited Singapore and met up with the 2 Singapore DP - Zannnie and Keropokman.

It was a terrific time of chatting and laughing. We met in the afternoon, keropokman was late! Anyway, it was fun meeting Zannnie for the first time in real person and Edwin for the 2nd time. Great people!

Anyway, here's a little piece of cake to celebrate KLDP's 1st birthday. Too bad the cafe ran out of candles. Nice slice of cake? It has a cute name, "oh oh lala" or something like that...



See those Mozart balls? They are from Vienna, nice little gifts from Zannnie when she visited Europe. (yes, she is still co-author of Budapest DP)



We split up around 5pm. Had dinner with other friends whom we are also meeting then met up again at the Drama Centre. (Well, I pop by IT Show, mentioned in yesterday's post)

We caught a show together at 8 pm. It's called Titoudao. Very interesting show, those in Singapore, quick quick, go catch it. Book your tix at Sistic now.

I think I am the last person to post about the meet. LOL.
Now, go visit Singapore DP by Zannnie and Kuala Lumpur DP after this.

Sunday, March 11, 2007

Rubbing Shoulders with Strangers at the IT Show.

Where is almost the whole population of Singapore heading to since Thursday? Everyone has descended on Suntec City, where the annual IT show is held.

It's a crazy sale of IT and Electronic products. Even if you have nothing to buy, joining the crowd is fun for some people.

If you miss it, today's the last day of the show. I bought more memory cards. 1 1.0GB Sandisk micro SD card ($26) and 1 2.0GB Sandisk ultra II MemoryStick Pro Duo ($89). It comes with a card reader, and 1 movie ticket as well! MicroSD is for my o2 Graphite mobile phone, and Memorystick to take more photos. haha...

It spreads 3 floors of Suntec City this year. This is at Level 6.



Also at Level 6, where most of the stuff on this floor are peripherals.



Just look at the people. Taking the escalator down, and glancing down, you already feel congested.



At level 4 where all the printers and cameras are. I am waiting to upgrade my camera, but the model I want is not out in the market yet. Patience....



What are you waiting for? Hurry down!

Saturday, March 10, 2007

Open House Day for NUS, NTU and SMU.

3 universities in Singapore are having their Open House today (& tomorrow). The National University of Singapore (NUS), Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and Singapore Management University (SMU) are all opening their doors to the public today!

Would be students would be flocking all over the 3 universities for exhibitions, talks, campus tours etc.

NUS, ranked 19th in the world!! has its Open Day website at : http://joinus.sg/openhouse/

NTU, which MBA is one of the best in the region has its Open Day website at : http://www.ntu.edu.sg/life@ntu/

SMU, who advertise very hard on various media all the time have their Open Day website at: http://www.smu.edu.sg/openhouse/



Free Shuttle Service, will be shuttling people all around campus. Even if you are walking around, you won't get lost with signages all over like this.



Wishing those who are visiting all 3 universities a fruitful time. Hope you get to the University of your choice.

Friday, March 09, 2007

Lose Less at Bugis Village

Well, the purpose of advertisements is to catch attention. This one sure caught mine.



This is taken at Bugis Village. Was on my way for lunch somewhere else, and the camera came out quick :-) Last day of the week. Wish you all a great weekend ahead!

Thursday, March 08, 2007

Oldest Musuem but with the youngest & innovative soul

More Museums! Haha.. If you like visiting musuems and such, try this one as well. The National Museum of Singapore.

You should visit their website and read about her history. Wow. This is really a great old dame. It went through an extensive renovation, and reopened in December last year.



Website: http://www.nationalmuseum.sg/

The quote in the title is as quoted at the website :-)

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

the DHL Balloon

Another attraction in Singapore is to take the helium balloon ride.
It's located next to Bugis Junction, a popular shopping center in Singapore.

You will be up 150 m in the sky (or around 40 storeys) enjoying a breath-taking 360 degree panoramic view of the city.



I have yet to take the ride, just happen to take a photo of this balloon from afar. The next time I take it, I shall post it here.

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

How many mops does it take to do the job?

I was walking around the CBD the other day, and saw this! It was in the back lanes and wow, so many mops being sunned.



What kind of mops do you use? I dun use mops like this anymore, I find that they do not clean the house well. We use Kao Magiclean mops, so easy to use :-)

Monday, March 05, 2007

Mint Museum Opening

MINT stands for Moment of Imagination and Nostalgia with Toys.
It officially opens today.

It's opened by an electrical engineer who loves his toys. His 30 year old collection is now housed in this 5 story building.



(which one?) it's the wavy glass facade building.
It's at 26 Seah Street.

I have an earlier post as well here.
If you are interested in museums all over Singapore, Singeo has it all mapped out here.

Sunday, March 04, 2007

The "Xiong Ti" torture

Have you been part of the 'xiong ti' or brothers gang for the groom?
Well, these were part of the torture tools, so that the groom gets his wife. haha..

Yup, someone in the guys team had to had make up put on, eye brows plucked and nails painted.
This is the evidence. haha...



Well, I could not take the process but the official hired photographer took them, while I was being tortured. LOL.... I am waiting to see those photos!

If you want to know what the groom had to do, he took some concoction that the 'jie mei' (sisters) prepared. It was a mixture of soy sauce, chilli sauce, tomato sauce, pepper, vinegar, and whatever else that I forgot.

Saturday, March 03, 2007

The Wedding Day

I assume everyone expects wedding photos today :-)
Here it is. The faces shown in these 2 photos are purposely smaller and not close up, because these people are shy and do not want to be known throughout the world. Even the bride and groom has only side profile. haha...

The empty lawn was transformed into this. Beautiful white chairs and handsome men and pretty ladies all taking a seat under the hot singapore sun.



The beautiful bride and the handsome groom. Charles & Elaine.

Friday, March 02, 2007

The Lawn at Raffles Hotel

One more day before 2 of my good friends get married. See this picture? It's the lawn at Raffles Hotel taken last week when we had a rehearsal for the wedding.

Tomorrow's the day. It will be transformed into a nice lawn wedding by the hotel.

The groom is inside the pavillion. The guy on the left is one of the MC.


The bride on the right side trying to calm the flower girl. The flower girls hiding behind her mummy.



Wishing the bridal couple a Blessed and Happy Wedding!
It also happens to be the groom's birthday! Happy Birthday too!

Thursday, March 01, 2007

Theme Day for March : Men at Work

It's theme day again for Daily Photo bloggers around the world. This photo shows the grass trimmers that faithfully keeps Garden City Singapore clean and green.

Without them, we wont have nicely trimmed gardens everywhere. They are totally covered! Most of them work totally covered as to protect themselves from the sun.





The following Daily Photo sites are participating in the 1st March theme, "Men at work", 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.

1 (Greenville SC (USA) ) -2 (Hyde (UK) ) -3 (Tenerife (Spain) ) -4 (Albuquerque, NM (USA) ) -5 (Stayton, OR (USA) ) -6 (Rotterdam (NL) ) -7 (Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) ) -8 (London (England) ) -9 (Richmond, VA (USA) ) -10 (Sydney -Sally (Australia) ) -11 (Newcastle upon Tyne (England) ) -12 (Constanta (Romania) ) -13 (Evry (France) ) -14 (Lubbock, TX (USA) ) -15 (Szentes (Hungary) ) -16 (Villigen (Switzerland) ) -17 (Mumbai (India) ) -18 (Tel Aviv (Israel) ) -19 (Twin Cities, MN [USA] ) -20 (Jakarta (Indonesia) ) -21 (Houston -Candice & Megan, TX (USA) ) -22 (Budapest (Hungary) ) -23 (Singapore - Zannnie (Singapore) ) -24 (Dubai (UAE) ) -25 (Singapore -Keropokman (Singapore) ) -26 (Madrid -Dsole (Spain) ) -27 (Mazatlan -Kate (Mexico) ) -28 (Nelson (New Zealand) ) -29 (Vantaa (Finland) ) -30 (Kyoto (Japan) ) -31 (Tokyo (Japan) ) -32 (Joplin, MO (USA) ) -33 (Auckland (New Zealand) ) -34 (Sequim, WA (USA) ) -35 (Menton (France) ) -36 (Minneapolis, MN (USA) ) -37 (Istanbul (Turkey) ) -38 (Sydney -Nathalie (Australia) ) -39 (Sharon, CT (USA) ) -40 (Seattle, WA (USA) ) -41 (Anderson, SC (USA) ) -42 (Monte Carlo, (Monaco) ) -43 (Milano, (Italy) ) -44 (Grenoble (France) ) -45 (Wailea, HI (USA) ) -46 (Guelph, ON (Canada) ) -47 (Melbourne - John (Australia) ) -48 (New York City (USA) [Ming_the_Merciless] ) -49 (Cebu (Philippines) ) -50 (Bandung (Indonesia) ) -51 (Antigua Guatemala (Central America) ) -52 (Hamburg (Germany) ) -53 (London -Jonemo (UK) ) -54 (Hong Kong ) -55 (Stavanger (Norway) ) -56 (Paris (France) ) -57 (Naples, Florida (USA) ) -58 (Saarbr├╝cken (Germany) ) -59 (Shanghai (China) ) -60 (Quito (Ecuador) ) -61 (Zurich (Switzerland) ) -62 (Joensuu ( Finland ) ) -63 (Aliso Viejo, CA (USA) ) -64 (Cheltenham (England) ) -65 (Brussels (Belgium)) -