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Friday, February 01, 2008

February Theme: When People Think of My City (Singapore) ...

It's the 1st of the month again! That means it is Theme Day for the Daily Photo bloggers round the world. This month's theme is: When People Think Of My City ....

What comes to your mind when you think of Singapore?

This collage is made up of certain pictures that is unique to Singapore.

Left: The Communications Tower at Changi Airport, home to Singapore Airlines.

Top Right: Merlion, one of the icons used to represent Singapore, widely used in tourism brochures. In the background, one of the most iconic Arts Theatre in Singapore. Hidden behind the merlion, the tallest hotel in Singapore.

Centre: The Singapore Flyer, opening this month! A ride on it gives you a bird's eye view of Singapore and also neighbouring countries!

Bottom Left: Food! Chilli Crabs is one of the food creation that originates from Singapore. This is not the chilli version, but the famous "Crab Bee Hoon" also very popular here. Foodies will love Singapore for the round the clock eating!

Bottom Right: Students in this region and also round the world, covet a place at the National University of Singapore (NUS). You find the finest brains teaching, researching, working and studying here. Not only a brainiac place, but also a place of sports excellence and an arts hub!

Other than those mentioned above, when Singapore is mentioned, what comes to your mind? Do you know it's also one of the busiest financial centre in the world?

Want to find out what people think of their cities? Join my friends from around the world who are participating in this Theme Day. Due to different time-zones, some photos might appear at a later time.

Portland (OR), USA - Menton, France - Monte Carlo, Monaco - Memphis (Tennessee), USA - Manila, Philippines - San Diego (CA), USA - Anderson (SC), USA - New York City (NY), USA - San Diego (CA), USA - Mexico City, Mexico - San Francisco (CA), USA - Mumbai (Maharashtra), India - Mainz, Germany - Weston (FL), USA - Minneapolis (MN), USA - Turin, Italy - Las Vegas (NV), USA - Hobart (Tasmania), Australia - Bicheno, Australia - Durban, South Africa - Joplin (MO), USA - Nashville (TN), USA - Stockholm, Sweden - Kyoto, Japan - Tokyo, Japan - Brussels, Belgium - Chicago (IL), USA - Montpellier, France - Seattle (WA), USA - Mazatlan, Mexico - Saint Paul (MN), USA - Sharon (CT), USA - Sesimbra, Portugal - Toulouse, France - Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina - Susanville (CA), USA - Maple Ridge (BC), Canada - Saint Louis (MO), USA - Prague, Czech Republic - Helsinki, Finland - Pilisvörösvár, Hungary - Lisbon, Portugal - Mexico (DF), Mexico - Trujillo, Peru - Dunedin (FL), USA - Albuquerque (NM), USA - Port Angeles (WA), USA - Cottage Grove (MN), USA - Saint-Petersburg, Russian Federation - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - London, UK - Baziège, France - Jefferson City (MO), USA - Greenville (SC), USA - Selma (AL), USA - Mumbai, India - Naples (FL), USA - Norwich (Norfolk), UK - Silver Spring (MD), USA - Setúbal, Portugal - Stayton (OR), USA - Bellefonte (PA), USA - Sofia, Bulgaria - Arradon, France - Montego Bay, Jamaica - Athens, Greece - Austin (TX), USA - Singapore, Singapore - West Sacramento (CA), USA - Jackson (MS), USA - Wassenaar (ZH), Netherlands - Budapest, Hungary - Rotterdam, Netherlands - St Malo, France - Chandler (AZ), USA - Melbourne, Australia - Port Vila, Vanuatu - Cleveland (OH), USA - Nottingham, UK - Kansas City (MO), USA - The Hague, Netherlands - Crystal Lake (IL), USA - Wrocław, Poland - Chateaubriant, France - Cheltenham, UK - Moscow, Russia - Monrovia (CA), USA - Saigon, Vietnam - Toruń, Poland - Grenoble, France - Lisbon, Portugal - New Orleans (LA), USA - Sydney, Australia - Boston (MA), USA - American Fork (UT), USA - Boston (MA), USA - Montréal (QC), Canada - Wichita (KS), USA - Radonvilliers, France - Buenos Aires, Argentina - Christchurch, New Zealand - Rabaul, Papua New Guinea - Wailea (HI), USA - Aliso Viejo (CA), USA - St Francis, South Africa - Port Elizabeth, South Africa - Seattle (WA), USA - Pasadena (CA), USA - Vienna, Austria - Orlando (FL), USA - Torun, Poland - Delta (CO), USA - Santa Fe (NM), USA - Minneapolis (MN), USA - Haninge, Sweden - Paris, France - Stavanger, Norway - Niamey, Niger - Le Guilvinec, France - Bogor, Indonesia - Saarbrücken, Germany - Auckland, New Zealand - Wellington, New Zealand - Budapest, Hungary - Juneau (AK), USA - Bucaramanga (Santander), Colombia - Glasgow, Scotland - Chicago (IL), USA - Jakarta, Indonesia - Adelaide (SA), Australia - Sydney, Australia - Riga, Latvia - Subang Jaya (Selangor), Malaysia - Terrell (TX), USA - Terrell (TX), USA

Have a wonderful February!


Sally said...

Kero - I have "visited" Singapore many times, and the thing I am most familiar with is ...the transit area at Changi airport. Duty free shops, the transit hotel, the rooftop pool...the world's best airport, home to the world's best (and my favourite!) airline. I will be renewing my acquaintance again later ther this year.

Well, actually, I have ventured beyond the confines of the airport a couple of times, and some of the other highlights are Raffles, the fantastic metro, the cricket pitch, the Merlion, and....the signposted "long grass areas" on the road ... to the airport.

Fénix - Bostonscapes said...

What a great post! I'd love to ride the Singapore Flyer. Can't wait to see the wonderful photos you'll take from it.

What else comes to mind... Development, prosperity, success...

A wonderful February to you too, Keropokman.

edwin s said...

Well, I didn't expect you to post a picture of Karen Tan and HMV. You know that's what I think of. :)

But I can't wait for the Eye to open on March 1.

Ann (MobayDP) said...

Great post! I think the one thing I associate with Singapore is the Communications Tower.

I hope I'll be able to see it in person one day as well as ride on that Singapore Flyer! :)

The D in D & T said...

For me, Singapore always brings to mind shopping and the yummiest food! Plus, I always fly Singapore Airlines - the best! Great choice of photos.

Anonymous said...

for me is Orchard Road (shop till I can walk no more!) and Clarke Quay! heheh... but Merilion as well.

nice collage, kepo! :)

Olivier said...

superbe montage et tu n'as pas oublie le principal : la nourriture ;o)

Superb collage and you do not forget the most important: food; o)

R&R said...

Nice collage!

Ham said...

Since you ask, since you showed them to us I associate Singapore with kerpok, although I've never tasted one

Jilly said...

For me Singapore means Raffles (by that I mean the original Raffles, not the hotel as it is now). Jurong Bird Park which I adore. Changi airport, one of the truly great airports of the world. Orchard road. And all those amazing places where you can eat communally and choose from dozens of little stalls. Oh and the Satay Club...after all that, I miss Singapore! And the cricket club. And Little India, and and and...oh the bullet train - Singapore is just wonderful!

Your choices are more modern - except the food, which sounds wonderful!

Bob Crowe said...

it is a pleasure for me to see such a well-made collection of pictures from a beautiful city I have never visited. Someday...

The web site of our local newspaper did a little feature on my blog today and yours gets a mention and a link! Check out

Those crabs really seem to have gotten the attention of the journalist.

Anonymous said...

Haha... nice to see that.

From my experience, when speaking to most foreigners about Singapore, the first thing most people talk about is Singapore Airlines. Everything else depends on individual experience, but the rest do come up at times.

Actually I am quite proud of that, because at least we are very well known for some thing. It is very much better than people whom ask me is Singapore next to China.

Good captures! Nice collection. Have a great weekend.

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kuanyin333 said...

The Raffles buffet! OMG! The best in the world I'd say. Lovely collage which captures your great city!

Unknown said...

the tower I havent seen it possible to go up there?

Lori said...

I'd love to visit Singapore some day. Thanks for this beautiful look at some of the highlights. Those chili crabs look delicious!

Annie said...

What a colorful city! My husband would go nuts for that crab and I want to try the ferris wheel.

~tanty~ said...

O yes, I think of Merlion when I think of Singapore.
Happy theme day for you too :)

Susan said...

Wondeful collection of photos! Happy Theme Day!

Southern Heart said...

This is a great collage of photos! You have a beautiful city...and yummy-looking food, too!

Anonymous said...

What an interesting range of photos. Other than what i see on tv and in history books i only know what i see from your blog so thank you for enriching my knowledge :-)

Jim Klenke said...

Great selections, but I didnt know anything about Sinapore before I visted your site. It looks wonderful.

Rob said...

Interesting photo collage dipicting Singapore. When I think of Singapore, I think of a big city on the ocean and food. Fabulous food. Always about the food for me I guess. :)

brian stout said...

wonderful photos. i've never been to singapore, but would love to visit there someday...

Neva said...

What great photos!!!!nicely done!

Joy said...

Yep,those are the things I think of. But I don't really need to think of them, because I have been there and I have photos of those too :D

A very imposing building. I love the angle at which you took it. Fantastic shot!

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Unknown said...

the last time I visited Sydney was also in Kingsford! I did not get out of the airport. :-) Was in transit to Brisbane.

Will update when the Flyer is up!

Send my greetings to Karen!

Maybe you will. Singapore's tiny, but there's lots of things to do!

The D in D & T,
Haha.. I only flew Singapore Airlines once, the rest of the time, I am a fan of the Kangaroo logo airline. haha

Coming again to shop? hehe..

You want to visit Singapore? I can treat you to all the food. ;-)


If you email me your address in private, I will ask my bro to post some to you. :-)

Missing Singapore, when you visit again, buzz me! We shall go out for food!

I am so honoured to be mentioned in the newspaper! Truly, I am.

Have a nice weekend too!

I realise most people all think of food in Singapore. haha

hmmm i dun think we can go up there. it's the traffic controller. they talk to the planes only. haha

Ming was here before, the next time he visits, tag along! psst, ask him to pay for your tix as well. haha

American Fork,
Crab lovers too? Join the rest of my family. I only eat crab when there's ample of time. I call it busy over nothing. haha..

next time you visit Indonesia, drop by ya.

zentmrs, Southern Heart,
Happy Theme Day to you too!

Greg, Jim,
You're most welcome.

Dusty Lens,
Visit my food blog. haha.. it has food i eat in Singapore!

if you visit, buzz me ok?


are you coming back again soon? ;-)

Kunal Bhatia said...

i'd have to choose the merlion, and as you mentioned, its because of the tourism brochures... what a wonderful city
- Mindless Mumbai

Kate said...

Forgive me! I didn't get around much on Theme Day, but I want to remedy that now with a visit. I enjoy your commentary. I think of a too-short visit to your city on my way to Thailand, the Raffles Hotel, Singapore Sling, and best of all, the marvelous food. Also the scary announcements about punishments for infractions before landing at the airport!

Rodney Dolorin said...

Great shots! The crab looks good!!


Susan said...

I dont know Singapore, but when I think of itt I think of a bustling city with the crowds of tourists.
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