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Monday, December 20, 2010

The Navy

I saw the latest advert by the Singapore Navy and I thought I should take a photo of it!
Part of the advert was 3D!

Navy Advert

The rocket blasted off!
Somehow it makes a career with the Navy so cool!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Gingerbread House Shop

I was attending a wedding at Pan Pacific and saw this after the dinner!
It's a huge Gingerbread House!

he Atrium Deli Christmas Gingerbread House Shop

Everyone was posing together with the drummer boy.

he Atrium Deli Christmas Gingerbread House Shop

I could not resist not taking a photo of it, so here it is!

he Atrium Deli Christmas Gingerbread House Shop

I am sure you wan to see the cookies up close!
They are cookies, but not sure if they are edible after being used to make the house.

he Atrium Deli Christmas Gingerbread House Shop

Doesn't it look so so so delicious?

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Musical Instruments Lights

A few more days to Christmas and you can see tourist and locals shopping in Singapore.

The lady on the most left looks intrigued by the horn.
The two young girls love the horn too.

The two ladies on the right, are glad to be happy after shopping.
The lady on the right must be texting her latest buy to someone or maybe updating her facebook status.

Musical Instruments Lights

The baby sure looks happy sleeping while their parents and grandparents are happily taking photographs.

Musical Instruments Lights

Have you done your shopping yet?

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

The ION Orchard Christmas Tree

The ION Orchard Christmas Tree!
About a month or so ago, I posted the tree 'planting' in progress here.

ION Orchard Christmas Tree

Not sure when it was completed, but everyone seems to be excited about this tree.
Like in previous years,  you get to go inside the tree and get mesmerized by lights!

Probably the only tree along Orchard Road where you can walk inside.

ION Orchard Christmas Tree

You listen to Christmas carols being played inside and watch the lights blink inside!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Liat Tower Anti-flood Barrier

I finally got to see how the Liat Tower anti-flood barrier looks like!

Liat Tower Anti-flood barrier

It looks more like a covered drain!
It's not raining or flooding, so I don't get to see it in action.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Sesame Street at the Malls

It's the school holidays and all the different malls have activities of kids.
At one of the malls, Sesame Street has been 'built'!

Sesame Street

The guy in red and white above can be quite entertaining!

Sesame Street

It's not only these kids that enjoyed themselves. Their parents too!

Did you notice there's a girl in the crowd that seems to be wearing Snow White's costume? Looks like  it ya?

Friday, December 10, 2010

Legend of the Seas

I was onboard this cruise Legend of the Seas by Royal Caribbean for the whole week.
The ship docked at 7am this morning and I was one of the early ones to get off the ship.

Legend of the Seas

It's not that I can't wait to get off the cruise. I had to get back to office!

I am running out of leave and did not apply for leave. It's good that I had a good night sleep on the cruise and could get back to work on the same day!

Thursday, December 09, 2010

More recycled sculpture at Sentosa

I prefer yesterday's sculpture. It is easy to understand and admire. This one is a bit confusing.

Recycled Sculpture

I thought it looks like a rat with many tails. But it's not. It's suppose to represent Mother Earth. Hmmm….

Recycled Sculpture

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Recycled Sculptures at Sentosa

One of the many sculptures I saw when I was at Sentosa Island recently. Recycled materials have been used to create this! I think it is really nice!

Recycled Sculpture

More info about it in the next photo.

Recycled Sculpture

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

5 Person and 1 Dog

Every now and then you see interesting or funny signs around. Goods van have to display how many people it is licensed to carry in the vehicle and the maximum speed it can travel at.

5 pax 1 dog

Looks like our friend here have included a 1 Dog sign as well.

Monday, December 06, 2010

Jumping on to a cruise!

Guess where I am today? It's the 6th of December and I am going on a cruise!
It's all thanks to Royal Caribbean Asia and

Royal Caribbean and Cable Car on Top

Do you think it's possible for me to get into the boat by jumping off the cable car into the Royal Caribbean's  "Legend of the Seas" below.

If you want to find out what 9 other bloggers and I are doing on the cruise, then 'cruise on' to this URL:

Friday, December 03, 2010

Green Changi Airport

I have always admired the flowers and plants they have in Changi Airport to make the airport such a nice place to be at. I have also wondered how they water them!

Green Changi Airport

Aha! I finally saw how they do it! They have a big container of water on a trolley and a human waters them!

Green Changi Airport

Thursday, December 02, 2010

Christmas Mood on Singapore Airlines Flight

I was on a Singapore Airlines flight from Hong Kong to Singapore recently and noticed that they have put up Christmas decorations in the cabin!

Christmas Deco on SQ

On the LCD Screen on the plane, you can see the timing of the city it flies from and the city it is flying to. Do you know that current Singapore Time is not on the correct time zone?

Singapore is on Daylight Savings mode 24x7.

Christmas Deco on SQ

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Old School Coffee Shop

Folks nowadays prefer coffee from Starbucks, Coffee Bean and the likes.
I happened to walk past Amoy Street area and saw the old school coffee shop still around!

Old School Coffee Shop

I wonder if this shop has been there since the building was built. If you are a coffee drinker, which kind of coffee do you prefer? The old school coffee or the new trendy coffee?

Old School Coffee Shop

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Season's Greetings!

Time passes so quickly! It's almost Christmas time!

MBS Season's Greetings

I was at Marina Bay Sands and the place looks nice with all the glass and lights!
Wishing you a very good start to the month of December!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Steel Giraffes

These are the steel giraffes at the PSA Zoo.

PSA Cranes

Do you think they look like giraffes or do they look more like dinosaurs?
It seems these species of steel animal can be found in most countries!

We so need these to work. Singapore imports almost everything!

Friday, November 26, 2010

A view over the harbour....

Few days ago, I was on leave and I thought I would try to do some touristy thing. Since I was at HarbourFront Centre, I thought maybe I would take the Cable Car.

I was surprised when the sales person asked if I was local. I said yes, and she said, oh, for locals taking the touristy attractions, you can discounts!

Cable Car Singapore

They recently refurbished the whole system, the cable cars are newer and bigger!

Cable Car Singapore

This is the HarbourFront stop which I took the ride.
It was a fun ride. You do think you are on holiday. LOL

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Sometimes the Roof needs to be painted too...

For humans we need to shampoo our hair on our head.
For buildings, they need some painting over. People like me can look over their 'bald' spot. LOL

Painting the Roof

By the way, that's Seah Im Food Centre in Singapore. Lots of delicious food there!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Legal Loan, Illegal Notice?

I noticed that there's been a surge of these 'legal loans' notices popping up everywhere. I am wondering how legal can this 'legal loan' be?

Don't all money lenders needs to have a license from the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS)?
Even if they really are legal money lenders, putting up that sign on the divider on the road is illegal right?

Legal Loan Illegal Notice?

Anyone wants to call that number to find out?

If you are mean, try calling them say at 3AM or 4AM when you can't sleep. You will be counting money instead of counting sheep.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Reflections again....

I got to see the 'advertisement' side of this property development.
Sigh... why am I so attracted to this development? I think it's the curvy building!

Got to save money dole for the downpayment?

Reflections at Keppel Bay

When it's ready, I wonder how it will 'reflect'. Would be quite a sight.

I took this photo from the Royal Caribbean Cruise that was docked at HarbourFront.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Cyclist on the PIE

A friend offered to drive me home in his car today. We were on the PIE (Pan Island Expressway) and we noticed something. We saw a cyclist!

Cyclist on the PIE

It's not that Singapore has so few cyclist that when we noticed one, we got surprised!

We were surprised because this cyclist probably is a new resident in Singapore and does not know that cyclist and pedestrians are not allowed on expressways in Singapore.

Cyclist on the PIE

Dear cyclist in the photo, please don't be the black sheep and get on the expressway just because you want to get home quicker. There are alternative routes.

I have colleagues who cycle to and from work. They do not want people to think cyclist are irresponsible and law breakers. You get the hint.

For those who are interested in cycling, here's an interesting cycling blog in Singapore.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Confusing Signs...

I noticed these two signs near Harbourfront MRT.

Now, which sign should I follow?
Should I turn left or go straight?

Both have the same distance to the train station.
But have wheel chair access.

Anyway gets you there...

Perhaps it's for redundancy planning. If one sign falls off, there's still instructions to get people to the train station.

Thursday, November 18, 2010


What a long name for a condominium - Reflections at Keppel Bay.

I can only reflect / dream about it. It's something that I can't afford. I can't even afford the down payment for a unit there.

It's the curves of the buildings that makes it look so attractive.
It looks nicer if you are at sea and look at the buildings.

Reflections at Keppel Bay

If you own an unit there, when it's ready in the next few years, invite me over ok? ;-p

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Universal Studio Singapore Annual Pass - Fun Pass

Momo and I behaved like little kids for the last few months, we were faithfully collecting spare coins to put into each of our piggy bank. When it finally reached $318 each for our piggy bank, we broke it! We carried the heavy bag of coins to Universal Studios Singapore (USS) and told the lady at the ticket counter: "Please, can we have 2 Annual Pass, the Fun Pass version."

Did we really do that? No, we just took out our iPhone launched the calculator and enter $318 divided by $72 (weekend ticket) and we saw that we just needed to visit Universal Studios 4.4 times to make it worth it. Instead of a bagful of heavy coins, we gave the counter lady a plastic card to purchase 2 plastic cards today!

Universal Studios Singapore Fun Pass

We are both glad and a little dissapointed when we got the card. We are happy because we are proud owner of the Fun Pass annual pass.

Disappointed because there was no Universal Studios logo on the card! There was only a Resorts World Sentosa Singapore logo and words on the card.

Universal Studios Singapore Fun Pass

The only indication that it's the Universal Studios Singapore card is at the back of the card.
I have blanked out the original Name, Barcode and Photo from the card. Why? So that you can't print this page out and enter the resort as keropokman!

The Fun Pass version does not allow us 365 days access to USS. The other thousand over dollar "Superstar Pass" version does, but we don't think we can afford it. We don't think we will be entering there everyday!

Anyone out there is a fellow Annual Pass holder? ;-)

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Choose Lower Calorie Meals

Have you seen the poster below recently? The Singapore Health Promotion Board (HPB) is working with different partners to offer lower-calorie meals as part of the National Healthy Lifestyle Campaign (NHLC) 2010.

Is there a  reason they are doing it?

It's because 1 in every 10 persons in Singapore is OBESE! Obese means you are 'super overweight', or technically having BMI exceeding 25. If you notice there seems to be more plus size people around, you are right! Obesity rates in Singapore had risen from 6.9% in 2004 to 10.8% this year.

We all look for food that's appetizing and delicious to eat. If it's mediocre, why bother right? The F&B operators and HPB knows that. These partners did lots of research and taste testing before offering these lower-calorie meals.

I was skeptical that F&B folks say in the food court knows how to measure the calorie in the meals. So I asked the Health Promotion Board folks how do I know it's really less than 600 kCal? These F&B operators sends their recipe and ingredients to the HPB and HPB calculates for them.

Choose Lower-Calorie Meals

The poster above was taken at the Kopitiam Food Court at VivoCity a few days ago. If you want to know which food courts around are joint partners in this program, you can click here.  It's not only food courts that HPB had partnered. They have also partnered many reputable restaurants in Singapore. You can see the list of restaurants here.

Low Calorie Laksa from Laksania, Kopitiam Vivocity

I had a food tasting session organised by the HPB for a few bloggers recently. Surprise, surprise! These innovative folks tweaked their recipes and the food tasted good! It's not that they skimp on ingredients. They just opted for healthier ingredients. Watch out for the post the next few days in my food blog. Imagine, a low calorie laksa actually taste good!

For Facebook addicts:
You can 'like' the HPB page and get informed of how to keep yourself healthy. They also inform their fans about the different activities they have. 'Like' now!

For iPhone, Android phone addicts:
Many of us use smartphones and we download apps non stop. If you have tried to search for Apps that tells you how much calories food and drinks have, they are only application to 'western' food. I have been using CalorieCount for sometime. No Char Kuey Teow inside.

If you are looking for an App that has calories count of our local delicacies, HPB has created an app for us! HPB DietTracker is now available for free! If you are an iPhone user, click here to go to the Apple App Store. If you are using other phones, download the Java App here.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Measuring Eco Friendly Initiatives

I saw this few days ago at one of the new shopping mall in Singapore that declares it is very an Eco Friendly Mall.

At the open space outside, it has this monitor that displays that shows how much many kWh it has used from the Solar panels and cool breeze fans it has installed.

Eco Climate Environment

One screen shows the accumulative data since 1 Dec 2009.
The other, the day's readings.

Eco Climate Environment

This is not the only mall that has such readings displayed. I have seen another office complex that shows something similar too.

Recently I saw at a friend's HDB block the public lighting on the corridors. Their town councils have changed the lighting along the corridors to LED lights. It is very bright and saves energy. But the initial costs must be quite high.

How do you try to save energy usage at home or at work?

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Orchard MRT

I think structures that is made out of glass are really gorgeous and catches people's attention.
Err.... Maybe only mine. Some people are oblivious to their surroundings, don't you think so? ;-p

Have you thought about it? It looks so simple, yet each piece of glass has to be specially moulded so that it can be assembled nicely to look like this. Glass is really versatile eh? Look at the curves for each piece of it.

Orchard MRT

I think this is the most interesting entrance to any MRT stations in Singapore. (It's the entrance to the Orchard MRT Station)

Do you think it looks like an octopus head?

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

All the cone shape trees

It's only early November and the Christmas trees are all up everywhere! I was wondering how the Christmas Tree came about and read about it in Wikipedia. It does have a long history, some that I have not heard of!

We no longer have trees in our house as we can't find a reason to link it to Christmas. What has a tree got to do with the birth of Jesus Christ?

But one reason that I just read is that Martin Luther established it to use it as a symbol of the Tree of Life in the Garden of Eden. Hmm..

ION Orchard Christmas Tree

About this tree, it's still in the midst of being set up. It's like snow!
I noticed it is also aligned with the other 'cone' across the road. The glass cone from Wheelock Place!

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Singapore Pawn Shops

These are Singapore Pawnshops. Not the more liberal sex-related shop with similar sounding name.

Just like the other kind pxxx shops that are popular in more liberal western countries, in conservative Singapore, pawnshops are very popular. It seems to be more popular since the financial crisis hit a few years ago.

The traditional pawnshop in Singapore. This is situated in Clementi town centre.

Olden Pawn Shop

I noticed the new 'modern' type of pawn shops are popping out everywhere.
These new shops seems to want to 'challenge' the traditional shops by opening right next to existing shops!

These modern pawnshop use celebrity for their advertisements.

Modern Pawn Shop

If you watch the advertisements on TV, it sounds so 'wrong'! You can do a search on 'youtube maxicash' and watch them. They are telling young folks to pawn stuff so that they can get more stuff. Madness.

Monday, November 08, 2010

hey boy, that's not a real chocolate bar!

Saw this at Candylicious at Resorts World Sentosa.
This little boy must LOVE chocolates!

hey boy, that's not a real chocolate bar!

Candylicious is the biggest candy shop in Singapore.

Friday, November 05, 2010

Happy Deepavali

Wishing all Hindus a very Happy Deepavali!

deepaavali The Deepavali Light Up at Little India, Singapore.

Wednesday, November 03, 2010


It has been some time since I went to Clementi.  I realise the new HDB flats they have been building these few years are almost completed. This block has been painted and looks ready.

clementi town centre

I also noticed these trees now look trimmed and new leaves are growing. They finally cut off the top of the trees and let new leaves grow again. These trees had lots (and I really mean LOTS) of birds on them previously.

Anyone walking there is a potential target for the birds. They dropped "presents" on people walking in the area and cars parked there. LOL

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

View of the Bay

It's always nice to see this. I was at the Esplanade Theatres on the Bay and took a photo of the Financial district.

View of the Bay

On some flights to Singapore, the plane makes a big turn around before descending on Changi Airport. You can see this view too! You can recognise these buildings from the sky. Of course, it's not from this angle!