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Monday, April 30, 2007

Simply Park lah... Car got wheel clamped!

What happens if you park in an unauthorised place?



You get wheel clamped! Took this picture while we were having lunch. We were walking to the bus stop when we saw this... Should we pity the owner or not?

Sunday, April 29, 2007

New Breed of Hip and Flat Cows.

These cows invaded Singapore the last time, and cause a mad cow frenzy disease. Everyone was wondereing what it was.



This time it is back again, celebrating its anniversary!

Do you know they actually have names? The one in front is Marilyn. The one behind is Michael. Can you see the similarity with the stars they are named after? :-)

Saturday, April 28, 2007

STOP!




Stop sign to reminds us to:
- Stop at the traffic junction.
- Stop working, it's the weekend!
- Stop being nasty to others.
- Stop eating too much and go exercise.


What do you have to stop doing?

This sounds like a confessional now. Don't be shy, confess!

Friday, April 27, 2007

East Coast Seafood Centre

This was where I was last Sunday, enjoying my dinner here at East Coast Seafood Centre, whem cousins from the UK visited.

It's somewhere where you can taste one of Singapore's unique dishes. This is one of the many places where you get to eat the famous Singapore dish - Chilli Crabs and also Pepper Crabs.



Food of the crabs etc at the Food Blog :-)

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Singapore Flyer - Full Circle

The circle was completed recently. Anyone wants to go take a ride with me?



Click here to list the previous pictures.

By the way, today is World Intellectual Property (IP) Day. Do you know what IP is all about?

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Big M, delicious milk!

Big M! I love their chocolate milk!

A lady distributing Big M balloons on Orchard Road during a promotional event.



In Singapore, we get the ones in bottles, which are UHT Milk. I remember while staying in Melbourne during my undergraduate years, I remember always getting them for breakfast at uni! It's the fresh milk version, in the milk carton packs. Simply love it....

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

What can't Singaporean women resist? They are all after it!

Two deadliest combinations! All women will stop and dig dig and dig through all of it!



The scene at Takashimaya. Just look at how enthusiastic they are!



Shoes and Bags Sale!

Monday, April 23, 2007

Early Detection Saves Lives, Saves Breast

The Pink Charity Bazaar 2007 at The Civic Plaza, Ngee Ann City.
It was held 2 days ago, and if you wish to find out more about what this foundation does, log on to: http://www.bcf.org.sg


They were having a Charity Bazaar last Saturday.



These are participants in a mass line dancing activity.

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Gulp! Look! - Results of eating too much Twisties!

Free twisties at Orchard Road. These man dressed up as Twisties packs were giving out packs of Twisties yesterday.

How sporting of them to pose for me! This is Mr Twisties - BBQ Curry



And this is Mr Chickenator!



Kids, see what happens if you eat too much twisties? You become twisties man!
See, the second person even turns green in his face!

Saturday, April 21, 2007

DHL Balloon Again...

I don't know why, but I feel like having a view from above. Anyone wants to take a ride?



Sleepy weekend. Have a wonderful weekend.

Friday, April 20, 2007

Wanna enter? Then PAY!

In Singapore, the authorities control the flow of cars into certain areas by charging people when they want to enter.

The system is call ERP - Electronic Road Pricing.



This is a picture of the gantry, taken a few hours ago, when I walk past it.
No, human walking past do not get charged. haha...

Anyone in Singapore can guess where this gantry is? :-)

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Where can you find a street full of Satay?

This is just outside Lao Pa Sat, where a street called Boon Tat St gets transformed into this night ly eating place on the street itself. (Provided it does not rain!)

A few days ago, the Satay you see if from this Stall. But this is not the only stall selling Satay.



Look! All these stalls here sells the same thing! Lots of choices!
Many people have their personal favourite. For me, they are all quite ok, except for one or two, that I don't agree with their method of making satay! How can satay be made from mince! ka-pui! haha.. I shall not name which stall here.



I have a friend who has been bugging me of Satay, hmmm maybe this post is dedicated to him? haha....

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Singapore - No Plastic Bags Day - Every 1st Wednesday of the Month

Today, 18 April 2007, Wednesday is the inaugural Bring Your Own Bag Day (BOYBD). Singapore shoppers are encouraged to bring their own shopping bags.

Subsequently, every 1st Wednesday of the Month will be a designated BOYBD.

Today, actually it was just 10 mins ago, I just came back from buying groceries. This is my usual shopping bag. Its a reusable bag that I have been reusing for years. Actually, it has been reused from another country. Australian visitors might find this familiar :-) This bag is around 3 years old.



Looks like it might be working. For people who bought a few items, when the cashier asked if they wanted bags, they declined it :-) But others insist of having their bags. Well, can't be helped, how are they going to carry their stuff home?

Do you use enviro bags like the ones above?

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Any Mahler Fan?

Do you know who is Gustav Mahler? Do you like his compositions?
Read more about him at wikipedia

This colleague of mine is a real Mahler fan. He travels round the world to attend concerts that plays Mahler, and he has even gone for Mahler's master classes!



This is a picture of his current books about Mahler he is reading, all on his table.
(nope, not listening to Mahler as I am composing this post, I am listening to Gershwin)

Hmm. on the side line, anyone knows what's Ismail Ax? It seems that the whole world is googling to find out what it means!

Monday, April 16, 2007

Dipped in Silver Paint!

These buskers are seen usually on weekends on Orchard Road.
I happened to walk by and snap a pic of it.



The bird on their hand actually flip their wings!

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Are you going to watch Spiderman?

Are you going to watch Spiderman 3?

It will be opening on 1 May 2007, yes, those in Asia Pacific will be watching them first on 1 May. Those in UK, US, Canada will only get to see it on 4 May.




This is a Spiderman 3 poster on a hotel billboard in the middle of Orchard Road.

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Honorary Doctor of Laws

Two days ago, the Sultan of Johor, the most southern state of Malaysia, received an Honorary Doctor of Laws from the National University of Singapore.

This is in recognition of his steadfast leadership of Johor and for his valuable contributions to relations between Singapore and Johor.



In this photo, the President of Singapore, President SR Nathan, who is also the Chancellor of NUS is presenting the degree scroll to His Majesty, Sultan Iskandar Ibni Almarhum Sultan Ismail. The Sultan and Sovereign Ruler of the State and Territories of Johor Darul Ta'zim.

There was a big screen above them, so I took the big screen photo instead! It is much bigger and you can see the face. Yes, this DP got an invite and as a DP, attended it with a camera of course!

Friday, April 13, 2007

Satay - The meaning of the word...

In Software Engineering, there's this thing called Reusability, so as not to unnecessarily recreate again. Hehe.. Today's photo is the same. I am reusing what I posted for my food blog yesterday :-)

If you visit Singapore, "Lao Pa Sat" is somewhere you should go to try out the many kinds of food Singapore has to offer.

During the night, one street next to this food place is closed and converted into an open air sitting area, and hawkers will sell Satay on this street.

Satay are marinated skewered meat, barbequed over charcoal fire. I tell you, it's really delicious. (one of my favourite food too!)

Friends and I ordered this and we ordered 60 sticks of it.



From hear-say, the word Satay originated because the local chinese settlers saw the local malays prepare this dish long long ago. But they did not know how to call it. But as there are always 3 pieces of meat skewered, they call it 'sa tay', which in the hokkien dialect means three pieces. So there you go... That's one version of how people think the name originated.

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Finally, made contact with outer space using homemade communication device!

I saw this about 1 week ago, this guy had his car all wired up! And he was in the car chatting away. It reminds me of the movie Twister, where they wired up their vehicle and chase after hurricanes.

Look at the various kinds of gadgets sticking out everywhere!



This second pic is to show you, the super long telescopic antennae that is attached to the car!



Anyone out there have the same hobby? :-P

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

"See Harm"

Just wondering...

Do you all eat this in your part of the world?

These are cockles, here in Singapore we all it "See Harm" in one of the local dialect.



Pretty bloody eh? It's an almost "must have" ingredients in many local dishes, like "Laksa" and "Char Kuey Teow". This picture is one plate where we had "Steamboat".

Huh? Steamboat? No, not those that floats on water. I remember when I was living in Australia long ago, when we mentioned steamboat, the locals never relate it to food! haha...

Here is my steamboat dinner a few nites ago, posted in my other blog.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

No removal of rocks!

Hmmm have people been taking away rocks? (those in 2 day's ago pics)
Hey, they are huge right?



Or is it the popular, NO doing this and that signs that you can find all over Singapore :-) haha...

Monday, April 09, 2007

The Black and White Houses

These houses are commonly known as the "Black and White Houses". These are the colonial era houses that are owned by the government.

A single more close up shot.


The cluster of them.



These might not be here for long. Where this photo is taken, heard that they have been asked to move out. This area will soon be the Aero Hub in Singapore. Where all the aeronautical companies will be located.

Sunday, April 08, 2007

Enjoying the sea breeze....

These people are just watching nothing I guess. They are watching other people fishing with rods, or the single person yesterday with the nets.




How interesting that some people actually brought their tents there!
When we were leaving, we saw a family coming with their picnic table and lots of food!

Saturday, April 07, 2007

Did he catch anything?

This was taken at the Lower Seletar Reservoir Dam.

There are lots of people bring tents and sitting and enjoying the sea breeze. Never knew such an interesting place existed in Singapore until yesterday.



This part of the water is the sea. The other side of the road is the dam. We saw a man casting out his nets to catch something. Wonder if he caught anything? Hmmm...

Friday, April 06, 2007

Good Friday

Today's Good Friday. A Day to remember Jesus Christ's death on the cross.



This morning at Singapore Expo, there was a Good Friday service by the English Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church in Singapore. This is one of the song presentation by the choir. I took a shot of the song book of one choir member at a rehearsal last night.

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Maundy Thursday

Today, a day just before Good Friday is also known as Maundy Thursday in the Christian Calendar. It is the day before Easter that commemorates the Last Supper of Jesus Christ with the Disciples.

Services in churches today serve the Holy Communion. Christians partake Communion today in remembrance of the first Communion.



This picture is to show the stain glass artwork of the Cross, to go with today's description of Maundy Thursday.

The light from the outside just shines in and the whole room is brightened with the various colours. I was quite in awe when I visited this church when the lights came in. This stain glass work belongs to one church in the west of Singapore in Queestown.

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

So Camera Shy.....

Is he camera shy? He is hiding his head in the hole.



It's Holy Week, and he is fixing things related to holes?
Yes, I am corny... derr...

Anyway, if you ever wondered what the services in Churches are like, attend one of the many services in most churches this week.

The guy is actually fixing up something at The Centrepoint, one of the latest mall to be refurbished on Orchard Road.

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Empty Cat Walk at Paragon.....

I have been to the wrong place at the wrong time.

This is at Paragon, no one's there now... The show's officially over at The Tent at Orchard Road. Was too busy to go and take photos...



Leaving you with this empty walkway....

Monday, April 02, 2007

Tangs Window Display

It's the Fashion Week in Singapore, I am too busy to go around taking photos, but here's a picture of the Display Window of the famous Tangs Store in Orchard Rd.



Laundry in public? Luckily it's not washing dirty laundry in public. :-p

Sunday, April 01, 2007

Theme Day: Post Boxes of the World

Singapore Post has a contest that lets people paint the local post boxes. It's a post box makeover.
I happen to catch these girls in action a few weeks ago, when they were suppose to be paiting them during their allocated timing.

What a coincidence with the Daily Photo Theme Day!

Guess what, the voting for your favourite post box starts tomorrow! If you are interested to see more of the quirky post box in Singapore, visit http://www.stamp.sg/




If you have enough of Singapore public Mail Box, visit others around the world!
The following Daily Photo sites are also participating in the 1st April Theme Day.

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 (London (UK) ) -2 (Grenoble (France) ) -3 (Rotterdam (Netherlands) ) -4 (Greenville SC (USA) ) -5 (Hyde (UK) ) -6 (Villigen (Switzerland) ) -7 (Albuquerque NM (USA) ) -8 (Mazatlan (Mexico) ) -9 (Montréal (Canada) ) -10 (Stayton OR (USA) ) -11 (Shanghai (China) -Jing ) -12 (Arradon (France) ) -13 (Sequim WA (USA) ) -14 (Newcastle upon Tyne (England) ) -15 (Seattle WA (USA) -Kim ) -16 (Bastia (Corse) ) -17 (Minneapolis MN (USA) ) -18 (Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) ) -19 (Joplin MO (USA) ) -20 (Sharon, CT (USA) ) -21 (Cottage Grove MN [USA] ) -22 (Houston, TX (USA) -Candice & Megan ) -23 (Singapore - by Keropokman. ) -24 (Guelph, ON (Canada) ) -25 (Menton (France) ) -26 (onte Carlo, Monaco ) -27 (aples, FL (USA) ) -28 (Kyoto (Japan) ) -29 (Tokyo (Japan) ) -30 (Aliso Viejo, CA (USA) ) -31 (Cape Town (South Africa) ) -32 (Jakarta (Indonesia) ) -33 (Kitakami (Japan) ) -34 (Tel Aviv (Israel) ) -35 (Vantaa(Finland) ) -36 (Guadalajara (Mexico) ) -37 (Auckland (New Zealand) ) -38 (Nelson (New Zealand) ) -39 (Tuzla (B&H) ) -40 (Brussels (Belgium) ) -41 (Anderson, SC (USA) ) -42 (Lubbock, TX (USA) ) -43 (John, Melbourne, (Australia) ) -44 (Stavanger (Norway) ) -45 (Tenerife (Spain) ) -46 (Stockholm (Sweden) ) -47 (Boston, MA (USA) ) -48 (Not Strictly Seattle, Susan ) -49 (New York City, (USA), Ming the Merciless ) -50 (Paris [Eric], (France) ) -51 (Ampang (Selangor) ) -52 (Sydney (Nathalie) Australia ) -53 (ailea , HI (USA) ) -54 (Manila (Philippines) ) -55 (Sydney (Sally) Australia ) -56 (Cork (Ireland) ) -57 (Saarbrücken (Germany) ) -58 (Saint Paul MN (USA) by Carol ) -59 (San Diego, CA (USA) ) -60 (Mexico [POLY], (Mexico) ) -61 (Budapest (Hungary) ) -62 (Singapore (Singapore by Zannnie) ) -63 (Madrid [Dsole] (Spain) ) -64 (Nottingham (England)) - 65 Bandung (Indonesia)