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Friday, February 26, 2010

Night Out @ Bras Basah . Bugis

Fancy trishaws....

Night Out @ Bras Basah - Bugis

Plain old trishaw...

Night Out @ Bras Basah - Bugis

DJs Jianwen & Kemin from RADIO1003

Night Out @ Bras Basah - Bugis

What's this all about?

It's a Night Out @ Bras Basah & Bugis. 
They are bringing us on a Trishaw Night Tour in the Bras Basah - Bugis area.

Here's a short video of some of the video clips I took with my camera. (not video cam, so it's not so clear...)

The full story here if you are interested. It's a pictoral journey of the sights of the Bras Basah / Bugis area from a trishaw.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

The lake beside Singapore Discovery Centre

I was at the Singapore Discovery Centre this morning and saw this. It's so peaceful!

Singapore Discovery Centre Lake

It's an artificial lake by the way. :-) That's what I read from Wiki.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Old Army Barracks near Kranji

I was in a car driven by a friend and we passed by these old army barracks near Kranji.
Not sure which area this is, but a quick online search seems to show that this site is near where the Kranji Landing Site.

old barracks near Kranji

Do you know what's the Kranji Landing Site? Do an online search! ;-p

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Special Singapore Number Plates

Took a photo of this recently at the Airshow 2000.

You don't get to see such number plates in Singapore often. It's a special prefix number.
"AIRSHOW 108" - Nice number plate ya?

Special Number Plates Singapore

If you are wondering how the Singapore Number plate works and a bit of its history, you can read about it here.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Lion Dance Performance

The Lion Dance Performance at the company's lunch.

The four guys handling the lion costume are super fit! It's acrobatics with a lion costume on!

Lion Dance

Look at how effortlessly the guy at the bottom can carry the guy resting on his head!

Lion Dance

If you want to read more about Lion Dance, head over to wikipedia ;-)

Friday, February 19, 2010

The Lion Head

We were off to a company lunch. They had invited the Lion Dance troupe to perform.
Here's the lion head resting before the performance.

Head of the Lion from the Lion Dance

It looks quite pretty eh?

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Orchard Road from the top!

I was on top of one of the new buildings on Orchard Road and had a different view of Orchard Road.

See the row of trees in the middle of the photo? That's Orchard Road!
It's so green!

Orchard Road from the top

Don't you think the trees look like broccoli? ;-P

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Tiong Bahru Post Office

There was a time a few years ago, I wanted to move into these pre-war buildings.
I don't know why, but there is this old world charm to it.

Tiong Bahru Post Office

One of the blocks has this old post office. The PO Boxes that I posted yesterday is partially hidden.
It's at the circular stairways.

Tiong Bahru Post Office

Do you know that they sell almost everything inside post offices now?
I was amazed at that they are selling now.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

PO Boxes

These are PO Boxes at the Tiong Bahru post office.
I wonder how old these Post Office boxes are.

PO Boxes

I walked into this post office and it was like walking back into time!
I was posting some books to my sis in UK. (postage was more expensive than the books!)

Monday, February 15, 2010

Happy Lunar New Year

Wishing all a very Happy Lunar New Year.

A favourite past time of people living in Singapore, eating!
This is the tossing of Yusheng,  a popular salad dish that's enjoyed very much in Singapore.

Tossing Yusheng

With each toss, a phrase is uttered that brings forth blessings.

Friday, February 12, 2010


I took a stroll at Chinatown a few days before Chinese New Year.
Not very busy at all. Maybe it's a weekday and it was mid afternoon and it was so so hot!


Guess where is everyone? Queueing for Bak Kwa - BBQ Meat. LOL..

Thursday, February 11, 2010

It's opening! It's opening! Universal Studios Singapore is opening!

They announced it! You can get sneak peaks of what's behind this building from 14-21 February, 5 pm - 9 pm.

Admission is $10 which is rebated via the same value dining voucher.

Universal Studios at night

Everyone can queue for tickets from Friday, 11:18 am. (hmm is that an auspicious time?)
By then the ticket counter lights will all be on!

Universal Studios Ticket Counters

No rides and shows yet though. That has to wait till March.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Universal Studios Singapore

I was there last week at Universal Studios Singapore.  But it's not opened yet! I could only see this!

Could only take this photo, just like many other people who were there. (probably hotel guests?)

Universal Studios Singapore

The soundtracks of Universal Studio productions could be heard over the speakers. ;-)

Wait for the news! I think they would open it by the Lunar New Year?
Let's see....

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

The LCG Bak Kwa Queue....

This was taken yesterday, almost a week to go before the Lunar New Year.
The queue is so so long!

The famous LCG Bak Kwa queue

There's a lady holding this sign informing that the BBQ Sliced Pork is sold out, that's not stopping people from queuing for stuff. (taken with my iPhone)

I asked this lady in blue, what time should I be here if I want to get the sliced pork? She and another lady who was there said, start queuing at 6 am, and you will get a chance to get it.

It's sold out and people are still queueing! (for other stuff)

Are you a huge Bak Kwa fan?
Between the "Sliced" and "Minced" Bak Kwa, which is your favourite?

Monday, February 08, 2010

Singapore Airshow 2010

Momo and I went to the Singapore Airshow 2010 over the weekend.
('someone' tried to be smart and did not want to put on sun block and she's now as red as a lobster!).

Too many photos to post, but here's just two of it. I will load the rest into Flickr soon. (if you are interested)

Even before we got there, we can see the flags proudly flying away...

Can you spot the flag of your country?

We realise that when there's a queue, it's always because the kids wants to get in a plane or something. (We wonder if it's the kid that wants to get in, or the parents who 'wants' the kid to get in. haha)

Everyone wants to climb in!

Anyone of you went there as well?

Friday, February 05, 2010

That huge Lantern at VivoCity

The Chinese (and also Vietnamese, Koreans etc) are celebrating the Lunar New Year next week!
Decorations for the Lunar New Year has been up for some time.

I only notice this yesterday. A huge Chinese Lantern!

Huge Chinese Lantern @ VivoCity

If you are wondering how tall it is, look at the person in the photo to have a rough estimation.

Thursday, February 04, 2010

View of Resorts World Sentosa

This was taken today, 4 Feb 2010.

Anytime now, they are going to announce the opening of the Casino (which I am not interested at all) and Universal Studios (I can't wait for this to open!)

View of Resorts World Sentosa from VivoCity

It looks nice eh? The buildings you see are the hotels that has opened at RWS.

I regret I did not have enough time to visit Universal Studios at Hollywood, Los Angeles. We just drove past and was running out of time and did not go in. Sigh...

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Somerset Skate Park

Saw this from the roof top of the new (not so new) mall, Orchard Central.
If you happen to be in that building, you should go to the top most floor!

This is the Somerset Skate Park from all the way up there...

Somerset Skate Park

But I don't have zoom lens, so this zoom in photo is a bit blur. (it looks as if it's taken using a lousy camera phone. hehe)

This is something I would never do!

Somerset Skate Park

Aren't they afraid of falling? ;-p

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Old Books...

I guess everyone is doing 'spring cleaning' now in preparation for the Lunar New Year. It's time to give away things that you might need anymore.

This is a pile of old books that a more 'senior' colleague gave to two other colleagues who had young kids. (all below 5 years old)

The few of us were shocked when we heard these are the books she read to her little ones when they were young.  The senior colleague will just read it as bed time stories?!?! (to kids that young??)

You know something? I have not read a single book in this pile!

old books

Oh.. btw, the colleague who read to her kid when she was young, it's a 50-50 success rate. The eldest daughter went into the 'gifted programme' in school. The younger one is just doing ok.

Question of the day: Have you started your spring cleaning?

Monday, February 01, 2010

Theme Day for Feb 2009: Wood. (this is not wood)

Time flies! It's the first day of the month again. For February, the theme for City Daily Photo bloggers to post is "Wood". It would be interesting to see what people will be posting. I can imagine Tiger Woods, trees, gardens, etc. being posted by most people. I thought I will do something really different.

This is bamboo. It is NOT wood. It actually belongs to the 'grass' family and not 'trees'. Most people would think it is a tree and thus it is wood :-) I thought it was wood too previously. Visit wiki to read more if you want. :-)

Say hi to Mr Prawn. He just has a hot hot bath and it getting out of his 'bath tub'.

Little prawn in bamboo

Mr Prawn will start visiting the City Daily Photo blogs soon!

If you want to join him in this visitation, here's the link to it:
Click here to view thumbnails for all participants