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Friday, October 31, 2008

Payphone from long ago...

Walking around lunch at Alexandra Village and found a phone from long ago.

This phone is still working! Colleagues and I wonder how old they are, and concluded that it must have been 20 years old. Hmmm

Thursday, October 30, 2008

TouchScreen on Taxis..

I happened to board a cab that has more new stuff to entertain.

They now have touch screen panels on the headrest and you can entertain yourself while taking a cab.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Safe Apron, Best Airport

Was walking into the airport terminal at Changi and I saw this. Safe Apron Best Terminal.

I was thinking of a different kind of apron! I just found out what an apron in an airport means. haha...

If you are wondering.. find your answer here.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

13 pax

Look at this photo, and you won't think much. But if I am not wrong, only in Singapore that you can see 13 pax round sign on it.

In most countries I know, people are ferried around in buses. That's true for neighbouring Malaysia. But in Singapore, they pack them all at the back of the truck. I think this should be banned!

Monday, October 27, 2008

A part of the Singapore river-High Street Plaza

This is part of the Singapore River taken from the angle of Clark Quay area, near Read Bridge.

The blueish building that stands tall is High Street Plaza.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Play like the children!

Whenever there is a sprinkler with water sprouting out, you will find children playing with the water. And it's alway a sight that puts a smile on my face :-)

You can see this kiddo, checking out the place.

Here's another one, where the kid went right ahead to play!

Hope the weekend will have fun like the kids playing :-)

Friday, October 24, 2008

How many flyovers in Singapore?

With the increasing congestion of traffic in Singapore, its no wonder there are countless flyovers in Singapore!

This shows 1 of the many that you are find in Singapore. This was taken on a off peak time, hence no cars. Quite a rare sight.

If you noticed at the bottom left corner, it shows you the speed limits of the flyover. This one is 70km/h - which during off-peak hours, its actually quite slow ;) I cant remember if there are other flyovers that have higher limits.

Anyone out there, living in Singapore knows how many flyovers we have?

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Clarke Quay along Singapore River

This is an area where lots of tourists will visit for its restaurants and night life. For locals, its a place to meet friends to catch up. You can see the row of colourful shophouses, which has been repainted to give it a fresh and modern look.

This is taken together with part of the Singapore River.

Here's more information on what resturants are available:

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

The Merchants of Singapore

Around Clark quay area, you will see a total of 9 stone sculptures, representing a family of merchants. This is to celebrate the lives of hard working people who with faith and dedication helped create a solid economy in Singapore.

Here's 2 of them.

This was realised by Michele Righetti under the commission of Far East Organization.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

A beautiful bird - Peacock

Saw this at the airport and thought that it was a rather creative way of representing a peacock. Those are all beautiful flowers.

I am told that the peacock is the national bird of India. In a few days time, some people in Singapore will celebrate Deepavali - which is regarded as one of the most important festival of the Hindu calendar.

I nearly miss seeing this, but caught my eye when i saw the flowers! ;-)

Monday, October 20, 2008

Tangs Founder's Day

For those who are visiting Singapore today, Tangs, one of the big shopping centres will be closed. Its to commemorate their founder, Mr C.K. Tang. He is indeed, a home-grown retailer of Singapore.

Its quite meaningful for the management of this shopping centre to do this. For more on the history of the Tang family and Mr C.K Tang:詩家董/

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Changi Airport Control Tower

A trip to the airport, we will always never miss the airport control tower that stands tall on the eastern part of Singapore island.

Some fast facts about the Changi Airport

On a side note...
Here's a hearty congratulations to Keropokman's sister on her marriage! And wishing them a blessed life together :)

Friday, October 17, 2008

Off for a holiday...

I am off to London for my sis wedding. Momo will take over from tomorrow....
Terminal 1's under renovation too.

Flight was delayed. Two flights on the list, both London flights delayed.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Building the of a metropolis...

Heard from a colleague who heard from another ex-colleague that this building is to be officially opened these few days. Oh, we love to hear things from others!

What you see is only Part I. More to come... Build on tractors.. do your work! haha...
The tractor's working on the underground train I think.. :-)

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Pink Ribbon

We saw a big crowd. Curiosity kicked in and we walk to the crowd.

We saw a group of ladies all in pink.
We saw a group of people all looking at the pink ladies.
Out came the camera and took 1 photo. LOL

We found out, they are from the Pink Ribbon Movement.
Read more at:

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Dancing in the middle of the road

It sure was eye-catching.

We were waiting for the 'green man' to come on at the traffic lights. When the lights turn green, these few people walked to the middle of the road and started dancing, with music from the 'stereo'.

It caught many people's eye. Then at the side, a few people gave out brochures to those who looked curious. It was a marketing gimmick. haha..

Monday, October 13, 2008

The photographers..

The photo I posted on Saturday was taken with just a simple camera. These guys are the professional ones. They all have gigantic cameras.

Have a great start to this week!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

New Paper New Face 2008

Was at Takashimaya Shopping Centre and I saw this.

It was the New Paper New Face 2008 Finals.
Well, who won? Read it here. ;-)

Friday, October 10, 2008



A mobile kiosk at the Esplanade Theatres. Opens mostly at night.

I like the squarish round design of this kiosk.

Thursday, October 09, 2008


The Central.

It's an office and shopping mall, built directly above a train station. (Clarke Quay Station)
It looks like a huge mirror doesn't it?

I come here only for food, particularly Japanese Food :-P
One of my favourite here's Santouka.

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Singapore River View

More views along the Singapore River. We were on a cruise boat. ;-)

Taking a river cruise does give you a different perspective.
The buildings behind look so imposing!

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Along the Singapore River..

More views along the Singapore River.

"Three layers" that you can see here.
Layer 1 - Al fresco dining along the river bank.
Layer 2 - Shop houses from the early days, still preserved.
Layer 3 - Modern skyscrapers behind, soaring to the sky.

Monday, October 06, 2008

Duck Tour

Another tourist attraction in Singapore. A 'beast' that can travel on the roads and also on water. Caught this few weeks ago just before the F1 race with all the barricades around.

I have been wanting to try this ride. Still looking for the weekend that I am free. :-)

Saturday, October 04, 2008

The First Generation

This sculpture of kids jumping into the Singapore River is known as "First Generation". I think most people who have visited Singapore and have walked along the Singapore River near the Fullerton Hotel has taken a shot of this.

Look! someone's posing with the children ;-)

The sculpture is by Chong Fah Cheong. Want to find out more about his works? Visit:

Friday, October 03, 2008

Lim Bo Seng Memorial

A memorial also at the Esplanade not too far from to the fountain posted yesterday.

Who is Lim Bo Seng? Read it here at wikipedia.

If you wanna strain your eyes, try this.

Not Botero's creation, but these rounded works looks a bit Botero?

I just found this link that's quite interesting for those who wants to read about Lim Bo Seng by his family.

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Tan Kim Seng Fountain

This fountain that was built to commemorate Tan Kim Seng's contribution towards Singapore's first public waterworks.

One of the old plaques that has some description.

The National Heritage Board's version.

I think it's easiest to read from Wikipedia. That saves typing in all the description. :-)

Tan Kim Seng also has a road named after him, Kim Seng Road, which is where a popular shopping mall, Great World City is located.

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

October Theme Day - Lines (of the Singapore Flyer)

It's the first day of October. Which also means it is Theme Day for the Daily Photo Blogger folks.

The theme for October is Lines.
Here's lines from the Singapore Flyer.

Oh, just before you board it, the 'lines' or barcodes from your ticket has to be scanned first.

Happy Theme Day.

Click here to view thumbnails for all participants

You can also visit these cities who are participating in the Theme Day. Due to time differences, some post might not appear as yet.

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