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Sunday, August 31, 2008

Renault F1 R28 showcar

Spotted at the Marriott Hotel earlier tonight.

The Renault F1 R28 showcar, it is identical to the ones used by Renault's F1 drivers.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

the making of the grandstand

The Singapore Grand Prix starts in around 29 days.

The Marina Bay district now looks like a giant cage. Friends who are working in the area are all wondering how they are getting to work. Every where's starting to be fenced up to prevent people who did not pay for the tickets no view of the race.

The only way to view it is to buy a ticket. The best seats is at the grandstand. These are photos taken yesterday of the grandstand being built.

A closer view of the grandstand. On the ceiling is the greatest invention ever. The air-conditioning units. ;-)

You can read more about the Singapore Grand Prix at

Friday, August 29, 2008

IT pilgrimage...

A few times a year, people in Singapore will faithfully do the IT pilgrimage.

Some things are cheap, some things are not. Some hate the crowds, others love the atmosphere. For the religious, this is one of the many shows in the year that you gotta go.

Comex 2008 is now on till Sunday.
At Suntec City Exhibition Centre, Levels 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6!
12 noon to 9 pm.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Mid Autumn Festival

Seen on the riverside at Clarke Quay. Part of the mid-autumn festival displays.

Momo was on the way to The Central to have dinner with a friend who got the iPhone. LOL...

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Dedicated to all the children of Singapore

A children's garden at the Singapore Botanic Gardens.

From their website at it says that Jacob Ballas Children's Garden is Asia's first children's garden. Dedicated to all children of Singapore, it is designed to provide unique discovery and learning experiences in a garden setting.

Just happen to pass by, one of these days, I will go in and visit :-)

Monday, August 25, 2008

Singapore Environment Council

Just a simple looking building. But people working inside are greenies.
The board in the middle says Singapore Environment Council.

Want to be green, but do not know how? Surf over to

Sunday, August 24, 2008

The Big Bubble Ride or Zorbing

Other than bubbles in yesterday's event, there was 'zorbing' as well.

It's suppose to be extreme sports, but this is a super kids friendly version. (someone rolls the ball gently by the side, while kids are inside)

Saturday, August 23, 2008

playing with bubbles....

Was at a 'Family Day' event. Kids, both young and young at heart enjoying playing with bubbles.

Can you see the big bubble? There were bigger ones, but my camera did not capture them ;-)

Friday, August 22, 2008

Wow, the road signs are actually cleaned!

I never knew that road name signs were cleaned until today!

I learn something new everyday. I now know why the road name signs always look so clean and new. ;-)

Thursday, August 21, 2008

No Park

No park. We know that there's no park here. ;-)

We also know it meant to say No Parking. ;-) LOL..

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Reflection at Bukit Chandu

Momo took this a while ago, while she and a group of friends were trekking at the Southern Ridges.

It's a WWII site. You can read more about it at the National Archives website.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Building of a gambling den

They have a nice name for it. It's called an Integrated Resort.
But it's essentially a big gambling den right?

View of the Sentosa IR being built, from the Cable Car ride.
It's suppose to keep the economy going. Do you think so?

Monday, August 18, 2008

Sentosa Station

Sentosa Station built in 1974 (older than me!) as seen when you ride a cable car into the resort island.

Momo rode on this few weeks ago.

Residents in Singapore: When was the last time you were there? :-)

Visitors to Singapore: It's very popular tourist destination, you can find out what's on at

Sunday, August 17, 2008

The Crowd Beside the Merlion

Yesterday's photo had people who chose the picnic way to enjoy the fireworks.
These people here enjoy crowding with the Merlion :-)

Just look at how packed it is!

Saturday, August 16, 2008

National Day Picnic

Taken exactly one week ago. Many people were seated at a grass patch beside Marina Square, waiting to admire the fireworks display later in the night.

But everyone evacuated half an hour later when rain started to pour. Despite that, the show went on ;-)

Friday, August 15, 2008

Sun light.

What I saw this morning when I walked out of the house to work.

The clouds can't hide the sun ray's.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Heli-Evac Exercise

Earlier today we heard a loud noise from the helicopter. This time we knew what's happening.

It was helicopter evacuation exercise. The participating agencies include: Singapore Armed Forces (SAF), Singapore Police Force (SPF), National University of Singapore (NUS) and National University Hospital (NUH).

It was fun watching. The Superpuma landed, they are getting the patient out.

But wait, the cameraman has to take a nice shot of it first.

The cameraman now stood still to see the 'patient' being wheeled away.

Another personnel gets out and joins the rest.

After a few minutes, time to go back. Cameraman and another person runs back to the Superpuma.

The door shuts and it's ready for take off.

A lift off!

A turning...

There it goes... Bye!

More photos that usual today :-)

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Take an allergy test and get paid for it as well?

Saw this poster at one of the bus stops at NUS.
What I saw was "no pain or blood involved". Hmmmmm

Think its some research group collecting samples.
Click to find out more. It seems anyone can participate. You do not need to be from the NUS Community.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Fire Escape Stairs...

I saw this stairways in one of the buildings in the CBD and thought it's rare to see this nowadays. Most fire escape stairs are hidden inside the building but this one's outside and it looks nice. ;-)

Have a wonderful week ahead!

Monday, August 11, 2008

Arts & Heritage District

I did not know that Singapore had an "Arts & Heritage District", until I saw this banner.

Anyone interested in Henri Matisse should visit the Tyler Print Institute soon.

If you are like me and wonder what constitute the Arts & Heritage District, here it is:

The Arts & Heritage District is demarcated by the following roads: *

1. Armenian Street (Two sides of the road)
2. Hill Street (Two sides of road)
3. Part of Bencoolen Street (between Bras Basah Road and Middle Road, two sides of road)
4. Part of Middle Road (between Selegie Road and North Bridge Road, two sides of road)
5. Part of North Bridge Road (between Bras Basah Road and Middle Road, two sides of road)
6. Part of Prinsep Street (between Bras Basah Road and Middle Road, two sides of road)
7. Part of Queen Street (between Middle Road and Armenian Street, two sides of road)
8. Part of Selegie Road (between Bras Basah Road and Middle Road, two sides of road)
9. Part of Victoria Street (between Middle Road and Stamford Road, two sides of road)
10. Part of Waterloo Street (between Bras Basah Road and Middle Road, two sides of road)
11. Stamford Road

Or download their brochure (Page 2) that's easier to understand. Note the brochure is outdated though.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

View of NDP from our hotel room

This was yesterday's view from the hotel room of the NDP.
We could see the stage, but humans are a bit too small. LOL... The sound was clear though.

Unzoom and this is what we saw. Plus the bay and the merlion. (not seen in this photo)

But we did see lots of fireworks live.
I can't really take fireworks photo.

Our other friend took nicer ones. I video the rest instead on my little point and click.

For scenes we could not really see, there's always the TV broadcast that provided the zoom ;-)

Saturday, August 09, 2008

Singapore's National Day Parade Entry....

Today's Singapore National Day. Those who are been fortunate enough to get an entry ticket gets to watch the National Day Parade 2008 live.

Here's the entry point to the venue. It's all in the Singapore colours. It's a sea of red!

No, I do not have an entry ticket. A friend booked a room with a view of the National Day Parade stage and we all chipped in to watch it in the comfort of an air-con room. Can't wait for the fireworks to start later..

Happy National Day to Singapore.

Friday, August 08, 2008

NUSSU Rag & Flag Day 2008

Today is the NUSSU Rag & Flag Day 2008.

An annual event by the Student Union of Singapore's largest and most prestigious university. (National University of Singapore Student Union)

An event considered to be frivolous by some, but it did manage to raise $441,839.07 for 19 selected social service programmes supported by Community Chest last year. They deserve a big thumbs up.


The floats I heard are all made from recycled materials.

Thursday, August 07, 2008

The Starhub HD Set-Top Box

One more day to go, and preparation started last week. What preparation did I hear you asked? Watching the Olympics on High Definition on TV.

Many household, including ours, got the High Definition Set-Top Box from our cable TV company so that we could watch High Definition broadcast of the Beijing Olympics on the Free-to-air channel HD5. Plus we get 6 dedicated Olympic channels on cable TV too. Hmmm TV addicts rejoice!

(Sounds weird? Oxymoron? Cable TV Set-top box for free-to-air TV? Yes! It's the cheapest way too. )

We are ready. HD Ready. 8 PM tomorrow!
Yes, Singapore and Malaysia have the same timezone as Beijing, China ;-)

For those in Singapore, the HD5 schedule's here.

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Displays on the streets...

No, today's photo is not at the museum. It's on the streets. On the walls of a new upcoming shopping mall. You can view this and other art works at ION Orchard.

You have the ecstasy feeling when you buy a new gadget? What was your latest gadget you bought?

Monday, August 04, 2008

Visit the museums for free till 15 Aug...

One thing about visiting UK is that museums are free! So, lots of visitors never fail to visit the museums there.

Will that be possible in Singapore? Oh yes, from 1 - 15 August 2008. The museums are free if you enter after 3 pm. (why not the whole day I wonder...)

Momo, sis and I went to the museum on the 25th of last month. We saw many things that we have not seen since we were little kids. Some of it looks familiar, others, we were not even born yet!

From the bottles above, we only remember the Yeo's soya bean and Kickapoo Joy Juice.
(my bro recently told me, Kickapoo is actually not Asian like many of us grew up to know!)

These museums are free to visit till 15 Aug. (after 3pm)
Asian Civilisations Museum, Memories At Old Ford Factory, National Archives of Singapore, National Museum of Singapore, Peranakan Museum, Reflections at Bukit Chandu, Singapore Art Museum and Singapore Philatelic Museum.

Sunday, August 03, 2008

Tin' Tee House

Was walking around this area when I saw this. Hmmm. The oldest, and a rare, single-storey shophouse in Singapore.

Yes, it's now a Brewery that sells their own beer.

Saturday, August 02, 2008

NUS Fights Climate Change

An advertisement to bring awareness as seen on the University's Shuttle Bus.

You can read about it at:

Friday, August 01, 2008

Theme Day - "Metal" : The Made in Singapore Iron.

Today's Theme Day again. The Daily Photo bloggers round the world who are participating in the theme day will publish something related to "metal". It's open to interpretation and some might come with with Rock Music, etc.

Well, thinking of something related to this country I am staying in now, I chose the "Iron". It's a type of metal, and it is also a household product.

The Philips Iron I believe is a product of the Philips Innovation Campus in Singapore. The global production of irons are based in Singapore. This is the model that I am using. Are you using a Philips Iron? Check if it's made in Singapore.

Join the rest of my fellow Daily Photo bloggers around the world. Check out how they interpret the theme. Photos might display at different time of the day depending on their time zone.

Click here to view thumbnails for all participants (opens a new screen/tab)

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