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Thursday, September 30, 2010

Mustafa Centre

Do you know I have never stepped into "Mustafa Centre"? I finally did a few nights ago.

mustafa centre - opens 24 hours

But I did not stay long. I was too tired and they are huge! They sell almost everything! I shall come back another day (or night), probably on the night that I can't sleep? They are open 24 hours!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Large Purple Lantern at ION Orchard

It's past the Mid Autumn Festival, but I only noticed this large purple lantern at ION Orchard.
I guess I have not been in town that often. ;-)

Purple Large Lantern


It reminds me of Mrs Pots in Beauty and the Beast! LOL

Purple Large Lantern

If you noticed the little board on the first photo, this is the story.
Enjoy. (sorry, you got to squint to read it)

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Myth Fortuna

From a far, you might think it's some lady doing Pilates or something.

Myth Fortuna


Walking near to it, you realise it's a sculpture that's part of the Grand Prix season in Singapore.

Monitored by security surveillance. Hmmm.
Someone would want to steal it? Or turn the white sculpture into some technicolor creation?


Myth Fortuna


I tried to perform the similar post and my hands got really shaky after that.
So I can't take a clear shot of the description.

Myth Fortuna


Enjoy. I love sculptures!

Monday, September 27, 2010

2010 Formula 1 Singtel Singapore Grand Prix

The 2010 Formula 1 Singtel Singapore Grand Prix is over....

Congrats Fernando Alonso and the Ferrari Team!

Those surfing in from outside Singapore, did you turn on your TV and watch the race? Do you like the night lights in Singapore? ;-)

2010 Formula 1 Singtel Singapore Grand Prix

That's how my ticket looks like.
(There is a joke behind this, only a few friends will know. haha...)

See you next year!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Singapore GP Recycle Challenge

I am sure you will be able to get the more professional photos of all the F1 cars. I will leave those to the professionals.  I am posting something similar, they can't move as fast. In fact, they can't move at all!

It's the Singapore GP Recycle Challenge 2010!
This can be seen at the Singapore Flyer.

Singapore GP Recycle Challenge


I am showing 2 of the cars here.
This is the Red Bull Racing Junior.

Red Bull Racing Junior


This is the SPontaneous by Singapore Polytechnic.

SPontaneous

If you want to see the whole display, you can take a look at it here:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/keropok/sets/72157624921220315/


Anyone of you going to the F1?

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Knightsbridge in Singapore

When one mention Knightsbridge, you might think of Harrods in London.
Well, there's also a Knightsbridge in Orchard Road Singapore now. After almost a year of refurbishment, it's almost ready.

Knightsbridge Singapore

The gym that's situated here has already opened. Heard it's more expensive than the rest too.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Snowskin Mooncakes - Happy Mid Autumn Festival

Wishing all readers a very Happy Mid Autumn Festival!
May your day and rest of the remaining week be as colourful and sweet as these Snowskin Mooncakes.

Snowskin Mooncakes

If you like to soak up the atmosphere and enjoy the colour Mid Autumn Lanterns at Clarke Quay, view it on my Flickr Account here. Enjoy!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Car Park Space for Disabled and Pregnant Mums

I saw this car park space at the NTUC Income at Bras Basah and saw that the disabled parking space can be used by pregnant mums too!

What a brilliant idea isn't it? This reserved space is usually empty.

Car Park Space for Disabled and Pregnant Mums


Oh by the way, what you see is a "parking space" and not a "parking lot".
I recently 'learned' the correct term.

Many people in Singapore will say they are looking for a parking lot in the car park.

A Parking Lot (American term) = Car Park (British term)
Wikipedia has a good explanation on the first paragraph, read it here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parking_lot

We know how to use the term 'lot' when we say we want to buy that lot of vegetables or buy a lot of shares. We used it as a 'collection' of something. But when it comes to parking lot, we don't. We use it as a single space. (Yes, blame it on our teachers!)

Maybe it's not our fault or our teacher's fault, it's the people who make the sign in some car park's fault. Do you notice some car parks has an electronic sign that says "Lots Available" at the entrance of the car park. They are trying to say they have "375 car parks" inside their building. Wow.....


Monday, September 20, 2010

Mid Autumn Festival 2010 at Clarke Quay

If you are free, head down to Clarke Quay to see the beautiful Zodiac Lanterns.
They are beautiful.

Mid Autumn Festival 2010 at Clarke Quay  - Rabbit

There are 12 characters in the Chinese Zodiac, but I seem to have missed one when I was taking them.

If you are able to read Chinese, here's some descriptions about the Rabbit Character.

Mid Autumn Festival 2010 at Clarke Quay  - Rabbit

Friday, September 17, 2010

Woody Woodpecker @ Universal Studios Singapore

Ooo.. I used to watch Woody Woodpecker when I was a little kid.
Tonight I got see him at Universal Studios Singapore!

Woody Woodpecker @ Universal Studios Singapore

I used to think hmmm what can I see inside.
After 1 visit, I think I would want to go in again! I missed out so many other things inside!

I wonder if getting an Annual Pass is considered insane. :-p

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Mid-Autumn Festival

It's nearing the Mid-Autumn Festival again. Chinatown has been decked with Lanterns all around.
Hope down to Chinatown if you want to see how it looks.

Mid-Autumn Festival 2010


I just realised there is actually a lot of activities that is going on for the Mid-Autumn Festivals.
- Chinatown Lantern Festival Street Light Up
- Street Bazaar
- Nightly Stage Shows
- Mass Lantern Procession
- Festivities by the River
- Lanterns installations and more

Visit http://www.yoursingapore.com/ for more details.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Floating Platform now a field, where has the cauldron gone to?

A view from the Singapore Flyer last weekend. The Marina Bay Floating Platform that was used for the Opening and Closing ceremony of the Youth Olympic Game is now a field again.

I watched a show that says that the floating platform was certified to be a ship or something like that, but can't find the information anywhere online. I wonder if anyone has info on that.

Floating Platform

Just wondering, is anyone as curious as I am? Did they preserve the Olympic Cauldron?
Is it moved somewhere to be preserved?
Or it's dismantled and recycled?

Monday, September 13, 2010

MRT trains need to sleep, but they sleep really early....

It's night time as you can see. It was around 11 PM.
Most trains have returned 'home' to their 'beds' to rest till the next morning.
Trains sleep early in Singapore.

MRT depot


I wonder when will Singapore get almost 24 hours of train service. We were told the tracks needs maintenance. Probably when the new lines open next year, they could try operate 24 hours but during say the 2 to 5 am hours, the system only runs 75% of the lines.

Commuters can still get around by going the 'long route'. They can traveling a longer route by circling around the lines or transferring between lines. Eg Buona Vista to Outram Park on the Green Line can be close for maintenance. Commuters can take the Yellow Line to get to the same destination. Those planners can think of the timing of closure right?

It's just like how the Underground in London always have closures of certain lines, but commuters still can get around by transferring around.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri

Wishing all my Muslim friends and readers:
Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri. Maaf Zahir dan Batin.

Selamat Hari Raya

The Hari Raya lights at Geylang Serai.

In Singapore, for the major religious or / and ethnic group holidays, there are light ups. They are very popular and attract people to the area to join the festivities.

Selamat Hari Raya

The photos are not very clear as I was in a moving vehicle.

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

F1 is next...

Events after events. There are so many things happening in Singapore.
No wonder the statistics says tourist have been arriving in droves this year.

Just right after the Youth Olympic Games, it's the Singapore F1 - 2010 Formula 1 Night Race.

F1 is coming next...

The seats and the lighting is being set up. This photo was taken two days ago.
Anyone wants to sponsor a ticket in for me? LOL

Monday, September 06, 2010

My Birthday Cake!

Today's my birthday! This happens to be one of my birthday cakes for the year 2010.

Mango Mousse with Mango Jelly topped with fresh Mango

The "Mango Mousse with Mango Jelly topped with Fresh Mango" is one of the yummiest cake you can get. Thanks Momo!

You can see from the photo, where you can get it.

Friday, September 03, 2010

Remember to tap in and tap out

In the beginning there was only 1 sign. The sign (on the left) that said:
Remember to tap in and tap out. Maximum fare will be charged if you forget to tap out on exit.

Pay Correct Fares

Then they discovered that passengers were too obedient!
They were tapping in and tapping out as asked, because the sign says maximum fares will be charged. But at the wrong timing.

Then they came out with a big NOTICE.


Thursday, September 02, 2010

Just before the YOG

Looking at my memory card photos, I saw this photo and I now know what this was!

Before the YOG started, I took a river cruise and took some photos.
I did not know what this was for then.

It was the Olympic Flame Cauldron where the Olympic Flame was burning during the games.

YOG

You know, today the whole floating platform has been transformed?
Any hint of the YOG it's now only in the memories of those who attended it.

Time flies doesn't it?

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

need role models, not critics

Need Role Models.
Not Critics.

need role models, not critics

Hopes this message gets to everyone.