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Saturday, May 31, 2008

International No Smoking Day

Today is the International No Smoking Day.

Spotted at Plaza Singapura, a guy wearing a poster telling people that smoking causes mouth diseases.



Yes, its Tarboro. You know what that means.

There's a QUIT Line by the Health Promotion Board.
Visit www.hpb.gov.sg for more info.

QUIT Line: 1800 438 2000

Friday, May 30, 2008

Crown Plaza Changi Airport

This is the new US$60 million (S$84 million) hotel that is opening in Changi Airport's Terminal 3.



Heard that it offers in-house guests an iPod loaded with a variety of music designed to soothe travellers that have just landed. The iPod can be slotted into the iPod docking station in every guest room.

Sounds cool huh...

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Sliding down over the reservoir...

Another photo where people are having an adventure at Bedok Reservoir Park.



May your day glide through easily till the weekend! ;-)

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Forest Adventure... at Bedok Reservoir Park

Children enjoying their time at the "Forest Adventure". A company that organizes tree top activities. Momo was scouting team building activities that her company mates can enjoy together.



Do you enjoy company team bonding activities? :-)
I hope some people absolutely love them and some avoid them like pest.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Bedok Reservoir Park

One of the icon of Bedok Reservoir Park. This vertical structure with its namesake wordings.



Bedok Resorvoir Park is 41.7 Ha and is popular with joggers.

Do you exercise regularly?

Monday, May 26, 2008

And the winners...

The trophies sitting there for its new owners at yesterday's Akira/Swift 55th Annual Track & Field Championships 2008.

Everyone's a winner in sports.



Our cousin said she lost to the first team by half a second. The results of the 1st and 2nd teams were so close. Well, getting bronze is still better than nothing. They will do better.



Congrats!

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Akira/Swift 55th Annual Track & Field Championships 2008

Was at the Akira/Swift 55th Annual Track & Field Championships 2008 at Bukit Gombak stadium this afternoon. We were there to watch our cousin run.

Were they running or where they doing 'flying martial arts'. This boy's running by floating in the air.



One of the many races. The boys getting ready to grab the baton and run.



I have not heard about the Swift Athletics Association until this week!

Swift Athletes Association was founded in 1947. It is the oldest athletic club in Singapore and one of the oldest in Asia. It is run by a group of former athletes who volunteer their time in organizing events and coaching athletes.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Meet-the-Artists from Imaginary Friends Studios

Was at Kinokuniya Books today and was given a free comic book. It happens to be a meet-the-artists session. This photo of the artist from Imaginary Friends Studios signing autographs.



Found out who they are from the Kinokuniya Website:

24th May 2008 (Saturday)
3.30pm – 4.30pm
Kinokuniya Singapore Main Store, Crossroads

Here’s a chance to meet the team of comic artists behind Imaginary #1 and find out more about upcoming comic releases Hercules, Caliber, Freedom Formula and Khrome in this exclusive session at Kinokuniya Singapore Main Store, Crossroads!

A collaboration between Singapore’s Imaginary Friends Studio and United States of America’s Radical Publishing, Imaginary #1 is a collection of sneak peeks into the four upcoming comic titles. Written by big names such as Steve Moore of British weekly sci-fi comic 2000AD and Steve Niles of the movie 30 Days of Night, these titles are not to be missed by comic lovers!

Look out for future developments on two of the titles Hercules and Caliber, which will be adapted onto the big screen with the latter produced by Johhny Depp and directed by John Woo.

Friday, May 23, 2008

Father of the Internet - Dr Vint Cerf from Google spoke at NUS today.

The "Father of the Internet" - Vinton G. Cerf (also Vice President & Chief Internet Evangelist, Google) gave a talk at the School of Computing, NUS today.

It was an interesting talk indeed. All who attended enjoyed the talk. I am most amazed by the part of the talk about interplanetary Web. (Where sensors on spacecraft, satellites and planets to transmit information to each other and back to Earth using a common set of protocols)



This photo, Vint waving to the overwhelming crowd at the end of the talk.

Which product from Google do you use the most?

Thursday, May 22, 2008

The Chinook does an emergency..

Spotted earlier today at the university's field. A Chinook waiting for the soldiers to come back in.



Not sure what happened, we are all wondering if it was a patient needing emergency airlift with the help of the army to the National University Hospital.

Have you helped someone who needed some sort of emergency before? What did you do?

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

The Departure Hall

A place where you see tears flow. The departure hall of Changi Airport Terminal 3.



When did you last send someone off? Our family we just sent our sis off. She's gone back to London.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Self Service Check In Counters

Self Service Check In Counters at the airport.



Offered a choice, do you prefer these machines or do you prefer the check-in counters with real humans?

Monday, May 19, 2008

NOL Building

Next to PSA Building is NOL Building. NOL stands for Neptune Oriental Lines, a global transportation company from Singapore, with core businesses involved in container transportation, terminal operation and supply chain management.



What was the last thing that was shipped to you from far away? A few days ago, my colleague had his notebook bag shipped from Australia. (It cost him quite a bit for the bag!)

Sunday, May 18, 2008

PSA Building

The PSA Building. A landmark along Alexandra Road for those who wants to get their bearings.

PSA stands for Port of Singapore Authority. It was corporatised on 1 October 1007 and it has since been called PSA Corporation Ltd. You can read more about PSA here.



Do you have a port in your city?

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Protected Tree

Saw this big old tree and beside it a small yellow sign stating it is protected.



Have you planted a tree before?

Friday, May 16, 2008

Pinnacle@Duxton

Pinnacle@Duxton the tallest public housing in Singapore.
Here's another photo update of it.



Wonder when is the completion date. I would love to live there. On the 50th floor! ;-)

Are you afraid of heights? Would it be scary if you look out your window from the 50th floor?

Thursday, May 15, 2008

ebay and paypal

Saw this today while walking to the train station after attending a talk.
It's the Singapore office of ebay and paypal.



Do you often use the services of either ebay or paypal?

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Food Centre

One of the many food centres in Singapore. This is the Tiong Bahru Food Centre, one of the more popular ones.



What was the most memorable food you ate this week?

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Donuts

Donuts bought by friends for the rest of us to try. They sure are delicious. More close ups of them here.



Donuts always have holes in the middle. OK some of the donuts above do not have holes or the holes have been covered.

Kinda reminds me that humans too have a void in their hearts. Especially those who have lost their loves ones to the cyclone in Myanmar and the earthquake in China.

What fills your heart?


Monday, May 12, 2008

You can't hide the light.

What woke me up this morning.



Dark clouds can't hide the rays of the sun.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Twist them while they are young

(I think they are) Young Bamboo plants twisted to form beautiful designs when the plant is still young.



Do you believe humans are also the same? We are who we are today because of our parent's nurturing us with lots of love.

Today, it's Mother's Day. Wishing a very Blessed & Happy Mother's Day to all mothers!
Thanks for not sparing the rod and spoiling us.


He who spares the rod hates his son,
but he who loves him is careful to discipline him. Proverbs 13:24

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Peanuts

Salted peanuts. A common starter at many Chinese Food restaurants in Singapore.



In Singapore, these peanuts also has a joke. When you say someone in paid peanuts, it might mean $600,000. LOL

Friday, May 09, 2008

Oh no.. How to get in the bus?

Spotted a few days ago at a bus stop.



The guy must be wondering with the crowd, how will I be able to get in the bus!
Have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, May 08, 2008

It's so hot! Saved by aircons....

The last two weeks it has been so hot!!! in Singapore that everyone is turning on their air-conditioners nearly 24x7!



This is what is on top of almost all offices in Singapore. It's what cools our offices.

What temperature do you set on your air-conditioning if you turn them on?

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

RGS Gate, the close up

Yesterday's photo was taken across the road. Today's photo is taken right in front of the gate.



This is the plaque that's on the most left in the photo above.



Do you remember which year your school was established?
My secondary school was established in 1919. That's a long way back..

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Remnants of Raffles Girl School at Singapore Management University

A few days ago, I met my sister and her colleague for dinner. Her colleague said, hey you should take a photo of this.

This is the only reminder that her school, Raffles Girl School ever existed in the city centre at Queens Street. The school gate.

There's a Raffles Girls Primary School and Raffles Girls' School (Secondary) which share a common history but is not affiliated to each other. Talk about confusion! haha




The site now houses the 3rd university in Singapore, the Singapore Management University.

Is the school that you went to when you were a little kid still around?

Monday, May 05, 2008

Peranakan Museum

Yesterday's post had the close up of the museum's entrance.



The museum was formerly the Tao Nan School building.
This photo taken in the evening last week.

Sunday, May 04, 2008

Newest museum in town, the Peranakan Musuem

The newest museum in town is called the Peranakan Musuem. It was opened last weekend. Lots of programs have been lined up for the next few weekends. Interesting programs have been lined up for the 3-4 May and 10-11 May weekend.



Want to find out what Peranakan means? Read about it at this Peranakan Association in Singapore website.

You can also find out more about this museum here.

You can also view the food places that I have eaten that serves Peranakan food.

Saturday, May 03, 2008

Donut Queue

A photo of the queue from yesterday's post. No, I did not queue up. Queuing is not my hobby, unlike many people in Singapore. hehe.



What was the last thing that made you queue for more than 15 minutes?

Friday, May 02, 2008

The Latest Donut Craze from Indonesia

This is the latest donut chain in Singapore that is causing donuts fans to go gaga over. J.Co Donuts. It has been attracting long long queues since it opened.



This is its first outlet in Singapore. I just found out from its website, www.jcodonuts.com that its from Indonesia. This branch opened in February is franchised by Breadtalk, a local bread company.

Are you a donut lover? What is your favorite flavor?

Thursday, May 01, 2008

Theme Day, May 2008: Numbers

Today's 1 May 2008. In Singapore, today's Labour Day, a public holiday. In other cities in the world, Daily Photo Bloggers have our Theme Day.

This month's theme is Numbers. Today's photo shows a Bus Stop Code which is a 5 digit number. Every bus stop in Singapore has a number. With this code you can check when your bus is coming! (yes, via a mobile phone with internet access or SMS)



Find out more about how other Daily Photo bloggers are interpreting this month's theme. Due to time differences, some photos might appear at a later time.

Click here to view thumbnails for all participants

or click on the name of your favourite cities.

Albuquerque (NM), USA by Helen, American Fork (UT), USA by Annie, Arradon, France by Alice, Aspen (CO), USA by IamMBB, Athens, Greece by Debbie, Auckland, New Zealand by Lachezar, Austin (TX), USA by LB, Avignon, France by Nathalie, Barrow-in-Furness, UK by Enitharmon, Barton (VT), USA by Andree, Belgrade, Serbia by Bibi, Bellefonte (PA), USA by Barb-n-PA, Bicheno, Australia by Greg, Bogor, Indonesia by Gagah, Boston (MA), USA by Sarah, Whit, & Leyre, Boston (MA), USA by Cluelessinboston, Bucharest, Romania by Malpraxis, Budapest, Hungary by agrajag, Buenos Aires, Argentina by Karine, Busan, Korea South by iamnbinb, Canterbury, UK by Rose, Chandler (AZ), USA by Melindaduff, Chateaubriant, France by Bergson, Cheltenham, UK by Marley, Chesapeake Daily Photo (VA), USA by ptowngirl, Chicago (IL), USA by Focused Light, Christchurch, New Zealand by Michelle, Clearwater (FL), USA by Smaridge01, Clearwater Beach (FL), USA by Smaridge01, Cleveland (OH), USA by iBlowfish, Cologne, Germany by April11, Concordia Sagittaria, Italy by Patrizia, Coral Gables (FL), USA by Jnstropic, Corsicana (TX), USA by Lake Lady, Dallas (TX), USA by turtle, Darmstadt, Germany by Elsch, Dunedin (FL), USA by Smaridge01, Durban, South Africa by CrazyCow, East Gwillimbury, Canada by Your EG Tour Guide, Evry, France by Olivier, Forks (WA), USA by Mary, Geneva (IL), USA by Kelly, Glasgow, Scotland by Jackie, Greenville (SC), USA by Denton, Gun Barrel City (TX), USA by Lake Lady, Hamilton, New Zealand by Sakiwi, Hampton (VA), USA by ptowngirl, Helsinki, Finland by Kaa, Hobart, Australia by Greg, Hong Kong, Hong Kong by Rachel A., Hyde, UK by Gerald, Inverness (IL), USA by Neva, Ioannina, Greece by Christos-Ioanna, Jackson (MS), USA by Halcyon, Jefferson City (MO), USA by Chinamom2005, Jogjakarta, Indonesia by Jogja Portrait, Joplin (MO), USA by Victoria, Katonah (NY), USA by Inkster1, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia by Edwin, Kyoto, Japan by Tadamine, Larchmont (NY), USA by Marie-Noyale, Las Vegas (NV), USA 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Saarbrücken, Germany by LadyDemeter, Saigon, Vietnam by Simon, Saint Paul (MN), USA by Kate, Salem (OR), USA by jill, Salt Lake City (UT), USA by Eric, Salt Lake City (UT), USA by atc, San Diego (CA), USA by Felicia, San Diego (CA), USA by Zentmrs, San Francisco (CA), USA by PFranson, San Francisco (CA), USA by Louis la Vache, Seattle (WA), USA by Chuck, Seattle (WA), USA by Kim, Selma (AL), USA by RamblingRound, Seoul, South Korea by Phil, Sesimbra, Portugal by Aldeia, Setúbal, Portugal by Maria Elisa, Sharon (CT), USA by Jenny, Singapore, Singapore by Keropok, Sofia, Bulgaria by Antonia, St Francis, South Africa by Sam, Stanwood (WA), USA by MaryBeth, Stavanger, Norway by Tanty, Stayton (OR), USA by Celine, Stockholm, Sweden by Stromsjo, Stouffville, Canada by Ken, Subang Jaya, Malaysia by JC, Suffolk (VA), USA by ptowngirl, Sunshine Coast, Australia by bitingmidge, Sydney, Australia by Julie, Székesfehérvár, Hungary by Teomo, Tacloban City, Philippines by agnesdv, Tel-Aviv, Israel 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