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Friday, August 31, 2007

Comex: the place with the most IT gadgets and people per square foot in Spore!

These few days, most of people in Singapore will descend to Suntec City Exhibition Centre to gawk at the newest IT stuff and most probably be very tempted to buy them too!

I was interested in something, but I did not buy it in the end.



This would most probably be the place where you get both the most humans and IT gadgets per square foot in Singapore! This picture is taken of people looking at the Sony booth, one of the biggest there, with people playing a game.

Comex is on from 30 Aug - 2 Sept. There's 780 vendors occupying four levels there, spanning a massive 300,000 sq ft of floor space. It was also reported in the newspaper that more than $8m spent on Day 1!


People overseas, do you all have such big scale IT show?


Hmmm I am still thinking about the thing that I saw but I did not buy. Should I buy it? haha... Can you guess what it is? hehe....

Thursday, August 30, 2007

South East Asian Ice Dessert

Yesterday you saw what the locals love at get at only 50 cents.

This is the other version that is more satisfying! Ice Kachang.
Ice Shavings with lots of different toppings. Red Beans, Sweet Corn Cream and many other hidden gems under.



Have you tried this?

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Western Ice Cream

Today I shall show you the Western Style of Ice Cream. This is what we get at McDonalds, the 60 cents cone. (used to be 50 cents until recently)



This cone looks like Elvis hair ya?
Tomorrow's post will be South East Asian version of ice dessert.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Blood Moon Eclipse

These few days there's lots of interesting stuff in the sky eh? First the icebow, and today the eclipse.

Discovery Channel was providing a live webcast of the Blood Moon Eclipse. Did you all catch the eclipse? Well, it was raining and pouring, just a gloomy day in Singapore, so you can't see anything when you are in Singapore, but thanks to Discovery, it was streamed live over the internet.



I was watching it on my PC at work. How silly of me, not to take the photo when the moon was covered. It was only when it's over then I realise I should have taken a photo of it!

Anyway, more photos etc will be provided by Discovery at http://www.discoverychannelasia.com/eclipse/

Friends from Australia, did you all catch it? I was watching it from the feed from the Queensland and Tasmania observatory.

Monday, August 27, 2007

Fountain at Raffles City Shopping Centre

This was taken yesterday. Hmmm This water feature has been there for so so long, we treat it that it has got to be there and never took any photos of it.

Then realise that people that look like tourist are taking photo of it. OK, why not I take one as well? So here it is. haha.




Are you one of those that will stand and look at the water come out with different combinations, and stand there for like over 10 minutes till the whole thing is over? I am one of those! haha..

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Roads are clean thanks to them...

Everyone says Singapore is clean and green.
Why? We have to thank them for cleaning up after us.



We should thank them.

Saturday, August 25, 2007

The King Has Arrived in NUS

This photo was taken a few weeks back. Another fast food company has invaded the NUS grounds. Saw the banners in front of Computer Centre.



Now, there are two fast good places (McD and BK) at campus. If you are wondering, the prices are a tiny bit cheaper on campus than the ones outside. No, I have not tried it yet. One day... one day...

Are you a fast food fan?

Friday, August 24, 2007

Reserved - CRISP

What do you think it is? Potato chips that's reserved?
No, it's a reserved carpark lot for CRISP.



CRISP stands for Centre for Remote Imaging Sensing & Processing.
They own the satellite dish, and they take very clear photos from the sky. Something like Google Earth.

Hmmm do you have Google Earth installed on your machine?

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Huh? Have you heard or seen the IceBow phenomenon on Thursday?

On Thursday afternoon, was having lunch and colleague said, LOOK UP!
Wow, what's that? Quick quick, take photo, take photo.

Wondering what this is? I think many people in Singapore saw it. Many blogged about it too. Here's my 2 pictures too.

The sun was just too bright, I was just pointing my camera up and just snapping blindly.



Was taken between the new Arts Canteen and the School of Computing building.



This is called an Icebow. They are similar to rainbows but they are formed by diffraction through ice crystals instead of raindrops. You can do an online search for more if you wish to know more.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Take a peep at the inside of a vending machine....

I saw this, the inside of a vending machine and thought, oh.. how ugly it is inside. Compared to the cold refreshing plastic cover that wraps up the ugly steel inside, what a difference.



Colleague said, humans are the same. All messed up and bloody inside. Hmmm..

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Greenies in the greyish stuff.

Many of you from overseas might not seen this. This is a local delicacy. A Teochew food. (Teochew is a clan).

I think its something that needs an acquired taste.



It's called Ku Chai Kueh. "Ku Chai" is garlic chives. Kueh can be tranlasted as Cake, or Tapas in Spanish.

So you can call this it's Asian Chives Tapas. Try it next time you come to Singapore.

Monday, August 20, 2007

Art @ Esplande

Some modern art works at the Esplanade.



Another place to appreciate arts in Singapore - The Esplande.
Can you figure out what is it?

Sunday, August 19, 2007

The King and I @ The Esplanade Theatres

This afternoon, our family went to catch a musical at The Esplanade Theatres. We watched Rodgers & Hammerstein's "The King and I", a musical masterpiece.







It was good. Reminds us of the VCR versions that we used to watch when we were little kids.

If you have time, you should catch it. The season ends next Sunday, 26 August 2007. Best if you book using a UOB Credit card, you can get 15% like we did ;-)

Do you like going for Musicals?



View the location of Esplanade here on Earth@Sg

Saturday, August 18, 2007

The Law School becomes the IT School

On what used to be the Law Library is now the School of Computing at the National University of Singapore.



This is the frontage of the main building that houses the School. They recently moved from the other side of campus beside Science, to this new location beside Business and Arts & Social Sciences. Rumours says that it is to bring together the nerdy and geeky IT pple nearer to the more
artsy and pretentious Arts and Business students. LOL

Lots of changes and excitement in the school. New location and heard there's a new Dean too.

Are you from an IT School? If yes, where from?



Click here to view the location at Earth@Sg

Friday, August 17, 2007

Singapore Flyer Photo Update....

Today on the way to lunch in colleague's car, I snap this photo.



Wonder why one capsule is wrapped up in black. Hmmm....



The capsules for the flyer is slowly filling up the big wheel.

From the photo, you can see that it's a wet wet day with dull grey skies here in Singapore. How's the weather where you are?

Thursday, August 16, 2007

How many tennis courts can you see?

Where can you find tennis courts in Singapore? Many places, but this is one of the places where I know that there are the most tennis courts all at one place. Not sure if there are others in Singapore with this many courts.



I know of another place, but it's in Melbourne at the National Tennis Centre.
Do you play tennis? or other sports?

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Oops. the lady just fell flat..

What happened that the lady fell flat? Actually its up to you to think of an answer.



Anyway, this is an the publicity for the NUS Centre For The Arts.
There are actually quite a few arts events that is free and everyone is welcome to watch it.
Just pop by http://www.nus.edu.sg/cfa to view the Events Listing. It's the start of the term, and the ExxonMobil Campus Concerts starts again.

Are you an artsy person?

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Are you a double identity person like this leaf?

Saw this plant on Sunday afternoon, took a photo of it, because it has been a long time since I saw a plant like this one.

Errr... I don't know the name, if some of you know, let me know!



Reminds me, are you a double identity person like this leaf here? haha...
Some people say I am. I am known online as Keropokman, but in real life, that's definitely not my name. LOL....

Monday, August 13, 2007

The Hungry Crowd at the New Arts Canteen, NUS

This is the lunch time crowd as the first day opening of the newly renovated Arts Canteen in the National University of Singapore. It finally opened today.

It was mad! We had to queue half an hour or so for the food, while colleagues had to wait for seats.




This is a follow up post to what I posted about this canteen in November 2006.

Are you mad enough to queue for food at times?

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Fountain of Wealth

This fountain was accorded the status of "World's Largest Fountain" in the 1998 edition of the Guinness Book of Records.

I was having lunch there today and saw people supposedly trying to gain some 'qi' from the fountain.



Have you visited this fountain before? By the way it's supported by four 13.8 metres high bronze legs.

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Oranges the way my sis likes it..

Once in a while, I try to be kind to my sis. She likes oranges cut up without skin and bite sizes.



Do you like your oranges cut up like this and serve to you?

Friday, August 10, 2007

The Flyer and the Flag

Continuation from yesterday's picture. Another picture that Momo's friend took.

In the middle of the water, is the world's largest floating platform where the National Day Parade performance was held.



You can see the colour of red on the left. Those are Singaporeans in the spectator stand, all dressing up in the Singapore colour.

Of course, the Singapore Flyer in the background.

Thursday, August 09, 2007

Happy 42th Birthday Singapore

Today is Singapore's National Day.

The celebrations are held at the Marina Bay and this is the fly past with the Chinook helicopters and a very big Singapore Flag. Together with the Chinooks are Apache attack helicopters as escorts. They fly at around 90-100 km/h so that the flag won't fold when its moving too slowly or tear when its moving too fast.

The flag weights 63 kg and is around 500 square metres big. (Think something a bit bigger than a basketball court)


Thanks also to Momo's friend who provided this photo today.

Happy Birthday Singapore.

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Flags all over...... The nation's celebrating...

Tomorrow, 9th August is Singapore's National Day.

If you happen to visit Singapore, you can see many public housing with the national flag hung all over. This is one building with the flags.



If you would like to find out more about the Singapore National Day, visit http://www.ndp.org.sg

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

The Keropok - Singapore Daily Photo is 1 year old. Thanks for your visit and comments.

It's so incredibly fast. This site has posted up 365 pictures, and that means it is 1 year old. If you look back, the first post was on Aug 1, but there was a break and not daily. :-)




This photo is where the pictures get processed daily and get posted up. This mac has done well!

Need to thank Momo too, who fills in where the Keropokman is not out of the country at times.

Hope you have enjoyed the last 365 pictures as I have enjoyed going around taking and posting them up. Thank you all for your lovely comments, it always melts my heart reading them.

Monday, August 06, 2007

The Ikea Sale

Sis and I were at Ikea last nite and I took this shot.
We bought some things for our home. Yes, things are on sale, but not the things that we wanted to get. arrghh..

Oh ya, the Ikea sales end 12 August.



Do you have an Ikea near your home?

Sunday, August 05, 2007

Music on Orchard

Just happen to see this in front of Paragon, a shopping mall at Orchard Rd this afternoon.
No players, I must have missed it.



Do you play any musical instruments?

Saturday, August 04, 2007

Dinner with Kaa from Vantaa Daily Photo

Last nite, I had the privilege to meet up with Kaa and her husband from Vantaa Daily Photo.

It was very interesting to meet up with DP from all over the world. When any of you DP are visiting Singapore, buzz me! We can meet for dinner too.

We had a good time chatting and knowing more about Vantaa.

These are 2 shots of the Thai Food we ate at a restaurant called BaliThai at Suntec City. More pictures at the Food Blog.

The Pineapple Rice that we ate.



The Phad Thai we ordered too.



It was a bit last minute so Chris from another Singapore DP could not make it. We did not have time to get Andrew from the other Singapore DP too.

Friday, August 03, 2007

Anderson Bridge - it has been around since 1910

This is one of the old bridge that has been around since 1910.
It's called the Anderson Bridge and has been built to replace the overloaded Cavenagh Bridge.

80 over years later, Esplanade Bridge was built to ease congestion at Anderson Bridge.



It's pretty isn't it? You can read more about it at Wikipedia.

Thursday, August 02, 2007

Box Fortress / Castle at the NUS Field.

It's the time of the year where students at the NUS are busy settling what modules to read. While some are stressed over the modules selection, others are having great fun.

A group of students built a Box Fortress or is it Box Castle in the central fields of NUS.



A wider angle view to see that it was a huge huge space that they occupied.



Anyone knows how the games goes? It looks fun isn't it?

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Daily Photo Theme Day - Typical Breakfast

The Daily Photo Theme Day for 1 August is "Typical Breakfast".

I have actually posted a typical Singapore Breakfast photo before in May. Click here to peep at it

Here's another typical breakfast many people eat here in Singapore. It's called "Chwee Kuey" or "Water Cakes". It is made from rice flour and water and steam in tiny containers. When its firm, it is removed from the tiny containers and served with "chai por" or "diced preserved radish".



There are many people who eats it with lots of chilli too.
If you visit Singapore, you must try it! It's really really cheap too! Around $1 for 4 pieces.

Singapore residents, which is your favourite Chwee Kuey stall? I like all the various "Bedok Chwee Kueh" stalls. I love it with lots and lots of chai por!!!

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These fellow Daily Photo Sites around the whole are also participating in the Theme Day. See how the theme "Typical Breakfast" is being interpreted.
Due to different time-zones, some photos might appear at a later time.

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