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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Flyer, Supertrees and the Flower Dome

Too bad it was a gloomy day, it was raining and I was out.

We were crossing the DragonFly Bridge that links Gardens by the Bay to Marina Bay Sands and saw this. The Singapore Flyer, 3 of the many Supertrees and the Flower Dome.

Flyer, Supertrees, Flower Dome

Probably the most interesting place that I saw over the weekend was the Flower Dome.
My brother told me that the Flower Dome and the one next to it have the world's longest span single length braces.

I think there should be some National Geographic or Discovery Channel show about how it was built probably? Can't wait to watch it if there is one.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Supertrees at Gardens by the Bay

Was at the last day of the preview of Gardens by the Bay and it was awesome!

Yes, there were insane crowds. Did not know that there are so many nature lovers in Singapore. Everyone's going to the Gardens!

SuperTrees

These are the SuperTrees at Gardens by the Bay.
They are 25-50 metres tall, which is like 9-16 storeys tall.

Beautiful isn't it?
Google / Yahoo / Bing around the net to find out more about them.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

GovCampSG - The Power of Social Media in Government 2.0

Have you heard of BarCamp?

It's like a conference that is not really what a traditional conference is. It's a conference that participants provide the content, asking questions and everyone providing possible solutions or maybe more fodder for thought. Technology being the enabler.

GovCamp is BarCamp with a focus on how Government and Citizens can work together to improve our lives with technology as the enabler. GovCamp Singapore to be held on 18 Nov 2011 is where the people in Singapore will discuss what is "Government 2.0"


More information provided by the organisers of GovCampSG:

The event will see citizens; government officers, businesses, bloggers and online communities come together in a dialogue on "the future of Government". Grass-root events like this one, are crucial in our growth as a nation.

Why?

Conversations taking place online today, show that Singaporeans today expect a higher degree of engagement from the government than ever before. They also expect to play active roles as citizens - in developing policies and citizen services. GovCamp Singapore brings citizens, corporations and the government together in open dialogue on how to make Singapore a better country, and a better place to live in.

The upcoming GovCampSG bears the theme "Connecting People, Data and Ideas." We will focus on two key subjects: Engagement and Open Data - how governments should engage citizens through social media; and how data should be made available and harnessed for the greater good of the country.

Sponsored and organised by Microsoft Singapore with the support of IDA Singapore and NUS, the following people have been invited to participate as well.
  • Jane Fountain (Keynote Speaker), Professor of Political Science and Public Policy, Director, National Center for Digital Government, Director, Science, Technology, and Society Initiative. University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • James Kang (Keynote Speaker), Assistant Chief Executive Government Chief Information Office Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore
  • Rodrigo Becerra Mizuno, Managing Director of the Government Industry in Worldwide Public Sector for Microsoft
  • Prof Ashish Lall, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore
  • Prof Pallab Saha, The Institute of Systems Science, National University of Singapore
  • Local bloggers who are deeply passionate about Gov 2.0 issues will also play an active role in hosting conversations.
  • Ms Grace Fu, Senior Minister-of-State for Information, Communications and the Arts will be Guest of Honour at the Event.

It's a FREE event and here are the details.

Date: Friday, 18th November 2011
Time: 3pm to 10pm (Breakout sessions start at 6pm)
Venue: The Rock Auditorium, Level 3, Suntec City (near Tower 4)
RSVP: http://on.fb.me/govcampsg
Twitter: http://twitter.com/govcampsg

I will be there, will you? See you there!
This is the 2nd GovCampSG for the year. The first was held in NUS earlier this year.

Friday, November 04, 2011

Future Memory Pavillion @ National Museum of Singapore

I was at the National Museum of Singapore 2 weeks ago and took this photo.
How unique it is to have cubes of ice blocks out in the sun and letting them melt!

Future Memory Pavillion

It's only after reading what it is all about then you realise the significance of it.

Do you know that long long ago, before there were refrigeration and ice making machines, Singapore imported ice blocks from countries with cold climate?

Future Memory Pavillion

Click on to http://futurememory.sg/ to read more about this Future Memory project.
It's quite interesting!


Thursday, November 03, 2011

Church of Our Lady of Lourdes

What attracted me take the photo is the number on the wall.
1888!

I was in a moving vehicle when I took this, so the photo is not very nice.
Just discovered that this church has a Tamil congregation.

Church of Our Lady of Lourdes

Took a sneak peak of the interiors on wiki and found out this cathedral is where many TV shows film weddings! It has such a nice interior.


The church website: http://www.lourdes.sg/
Wiki Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Church_of_Our_Lady_of_Lourdes

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Free movies, all day, all night...

Guess where you can get free movie screenings all day and all night?

I just discovered that you can if you are flying out of Changi Airport Terminal 3!
(Terminal 2 also has a movie theatre that is showing Star Movies)

Some might say it's not technically free, because it's included in the Airport Tax of SGD21.

Free movies, all day, all night at Changi Airport Terminal 3

Something I discovered too was that there's a clock like the one you see on the photo above inside the theatre. It's to remind you of your flight time! LOL


Free movies, all day, all night at Changi Airport Terminal 3

It's not very big inside, but looks comfy enough.
Lots and lots of leg room because you can bring in your luggage with you!

Curious to know what's being shown? This link will 'show' you.

Are you a movie addict? I think I only watch movies on airplanes!
This year I think I have only been to the real theatre once or two times only.

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Theme Day: Fences

It's Nov 1. Another new month, another new theme for CityDailyPhoto Bloggers.
The theme this month: Fence.

Haw Par Villa

This is one of the unique fences you can get in Singapore.
The fence of Haw Par Villa.

Haw Par Villa

It's probably one of the places where you have to pay to go to 'hell'.
(There's a hell exhibit that you need to pay to get in. The rest of this place is free. It's quite a nice walk inside!)

With the opening of the Circle Line, this place is now very accessible!
If you want to read more about Haw Par Villa, click on to Wikipedia!

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