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Monday, August 31, 2009

the singapore parking aunty.

This is what the locals call, the "Parking Aunty".

No, they are not valet who park the cars for you.

parking aunty

'Aunties' like this lady in Singapore have super sharp vision and they glance at the dashboards of cars to make sure motorist displays parking coupons. :-)

Saturday, August 29, 2009

along the backlanes....

People stick notices on the walls, and cleaners keep taking it out.
This is how it is in Singapore.

along the back lanes...

Let's see who is faster.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Now, what flavour do you want for your mooncakes?

Our boss bought a box of mooncakes for us and it's kinda like mini mooncakes.

Now what flavour do you want?

Wow, just look at the flavours that there is in 1 box of mooncakes!

Mooncake lovers, do you fancy flavours like this? :-)

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Integrated Resort at Sentosa

They 'grow up' so fast don't they?

Integrated Resort at Sentosa

That's the other Integrated Resort at Sentosa in Singapore.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Singapore Idol

I caught a movie at Cathay last week and saw that the entrance is 'tagged' with Singapore Idol.
I just realise there's going to be a Meet the Top 24 Up Close and Personal here at The Cathay this Saturday at 2pm.

I am not a Singapore Idol fan. ;-p


But sometimes we do 'entertain' ourselves with the good and bad singing on TV.
By the way, do you know you can watch Singapore Idol on Mobtv for free?

Click here to view it. But it says available in Singapore and for users with a Singapore NRIC. I wonder those overseas will be able to view it. Hmm...

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Shaking hands with a crab

Few nights ago, Momo, Sis and I had dinner with few food blogger friends.

We ate many things but one of the funny shots we took was this. The crab's claw is so big, we can actually pretend to 'shake hands' with it. LOL

Shaking hands with a crab

If you are going to ask, YES it was delicious!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Road digging...

This has been what I have been seeing the last few days.

Everytime the bus I take passes this area, it jams up. The two lane road becomes one.

road digging...

With the typical 'kiasu' (scared to lose) driving of people in Singapore, it gets worse! Sigh... Need to bear a few more days...

Are you a 'kiasu' driver? ;-p

Saturday, August 22, 2009


I saw the monorail that's links mainland Singapore to the resort island. I realised I have not taken it before!


I should take some time off work and be a local tourist! I have not been to the Bird Park, Zoo, etc since I was a little kid!

Do you all visit the touristy places in your own city?

Friday, August 21, 2009

wheelock place

Discovered last week or so that the crossing to ION / Orchard MRT Station from the road from Wheelock Place is now closed. (ya, i am a bit slow)

The cross the road, you have to go underground now. Which is via basement 2 of Wheelock Place.

wheelock place

What caught my eye is that this poster about 100 chocolate flavours by a chocolate shop. Yummm... But I did not go in. Resisted temptation. LOL...

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Kite Flying Festival

I was at VivoCity (a shopping mall in Singapore) and I saw this poster.
Kite Flying Days.

Kite Flying Festival

I zoomed in so that you can read what's on the poster.
It's interesting right? Kite Masters from Japan will be here too.

What made me smile was the sentence that said it's a rain or shine event.
Ain't it dangerous to fly a kite in the rain? Won't the lighting strike the kite and you get roasted?

Kite Flying Festival

Saw lots of kids, (err, actually it's more like parents) making tiny kites.

Kite Flying Festival

Have you all made kites when you were young? I did. But they did not fly too high. hehe....

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Is a coke can strong enough to be a wheel replacement?

I saw this today and had to take a photo of it!

Looks like the table tennis table's wheel is missing and someone used an empty coke can as a wheel replacement. LOL!

Coke Can as a wheel replacement?

Looks like it's not a good replacement.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Flower Tree @ VivoCity

I last posted this in 2006. One thing about nice about this tree is that it is still flowering!

But the tree seems to have been moved to a different location. :-)

Flower Tree VivoCity

It's called Flower Tree and it's 6 metre talls and it's an artwork by Korean Artist Choi Jeong-Hwa.

Monday, August 17, 2009

a man on a recumbent bicycle

I was on a bus and saw someone riding a bicycle very differently!

I whipped out my camera and quickly took two shots.

"Recumbent Bicycle"

Looks cool eh?

"Recumbent Bicycle"

I wonder if it's easy to balance the bicycle sitting this way.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

tangs / marriott hotel @ orchard rd

From where I stood yesterday to take the ION photo, I turned to the side.
Ah... something that has been around for a long time.

tangs / marriott @ orchard road

It still looks good though.
Maybe just that occupancy for hotels is low now, not many lights are on.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Photo of ION again..

I saw so many people with tripods taking photo of this building few nights ago.
So I did the same. ;-)

ion orchard

The more you look at it, I think the more you grow to like it.
We must be like insects, draw to the lights!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

It's the season of free milo again

It's the time of the year. Uni starts and there's bazaar almost everywhere.
With the bazaar around, there's always the Free Milo Truck.

It's the season of free milo again

On such a hot sunny day, a cup of ice cold milo brings smiles to everyone's face.
(Oh, the milo cups are getting smaller by the year!)

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Fruitful tree

Spotted a very fruitful nangka (jackfruit) tree.
Looks like people are just interested in the low lying fruits. They only wrap them up so that there's no insect infestation.

A very fruitful Nangka (Jackfruit) tree

Anyone out there like Nangka too?
I like them chilled.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

University Term Starts

For students who are studying at NUS, the school term starts today.

Which also means, for those working in NUS, NUH, Science Parks, it's too crowded to get lunch in NUS as the students are back. haha...

University Term Starts

This photo was taken around last week where students were on an orientation session.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Orchard Road MRT Entrance

The alien shell like thing looks nice eh?

Humans are all attracted to it and are going into it. Why?

Aliens have made the call and all these humans have been hypnotized and marching into the alien spaceship. LOL

Orchard Mrt Entrance

It's the entrance to the Orchard MRT Station.
I think it looks very nice ;-)

Saturday, August 08, 2009

Free Bus Ride and Free Magnum Ice cream

Saw this on Orchard Road today.

This is a real person by the way, not some statue. He's posing for me to take his photo.

Free Ice Cream and Free Ride

He's working to promote Magnum ice cream and there's a free bus ride as well.
We took the offer for free bus ride, but they ran out of ice cream ;-(

Friday, August 07, 2009

Small Little Flags

Lots of flags big and small are everywhere!

Small Little Flags

It's the National Day weekend!
It's a long weekend too!

Thursday, August 06, 2009

Piling around the traffic lights.

The Circle Line is being constructed and roads have to be diverted.

Despite all the work around it, the traffic lights pole stands tall and proud.
It still has the power to stop vehicles.

traffic light

If you have cable TV at home, you should tune in tonight to Discovery Channel at 10 pm. It's showing a series call "Underground Singapore". It's about the Circle Line which the mess on this photo is about.

When completed it will be the world's longest driverless railway system. (33.3 kms)
The schedule on Discovery's website says it will repeat the same show tomorrow at 1 pm and 9 August on 6 pm.

(if you are wondering, it's not sponsored post. :-) I like watching Discovery Channel, and also Asian Food Channel. hehe)

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Don't Rush Me...

That's a Toyota Rush.

dont rush me

Which has stickers on it telling people "Don't Rush Me". LOL...

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Bicycle Parking Sign

Saw this sign the other day.
It's the first time I have seen a bicycle beside the big P.

bicycle parking

Can you ride a bicycle? ;-p

Monday, August 03, 2009

Bukit Timah Cultural Festival

Passed by the 'really noisy' or you can say 'extreme excited atmosphere' at the Bukit Timah Community Club. They were having their Cultural Festival Finale.

Bukit Timah Cultural Festival

It looks fun. It sounds fun too.

Saturday, August 01, 2009

DP Theme Day: Night - Star Cruise..

Sometimes you can only admire from a far...
Wondering how it is to be in a cruise. Heard that people just eat non stop on a cruise. Is it true?

star cruise from afar...

I have never been on a cruise. Have u?

Today's the 1st of the month again. The City Daily Photo blogger's Theme for this month is "Night". The above is my contribution. Hey, there's even a 'star' in the night.

Click here to view thumbnails for all participants