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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Fullerton Santa Bear

The Fullerton Santa Bear Tree!

Christmas Tree Fullerton

This tree can be found at the Lobby of The Fullerton Hotel Singapore.

Each bear retails for $22 nett each and $10 from the sale of their bears goes to the Singapore General Hospital Needy Patients Fund.



Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Painting the walls....

We have always pass this art / graffiti / mural / whatever you call it.
I finally decided to take a photo of it few weeks ago.

Painting the wall

It really catches your eye doesn't it?
It's also almost life size, look at the real human walking pass near the tree.

Painting the wall

To make it even more interesting, there's a fake window with people watching too!
This is at OCBC at Sixth Avenue.


sdf

Monday, December 02, 2013

Making Noise for Fun

We were bored and decided to play with sound waves. This is quite fun, reminding us of Physics and also Music lessons!

This is at Biopolis.

Parabolic Dish

Clap clap clap!
Listen to the sound resonate....

Parabolic Dish

Put your hand out and the sound stops.
Like magic!

Parabolic Dish

Have you played with it?

Friday, November 29, 2013

Cooking Class Demo @ Prima Food

What do people in Singapore do when they are bored?
They join the local community club (CC) activities. It's really cheap, good and quite fun!

Cooking Class @ Prima

Depending on how active the local community club is, they organize all sorts of trips to various place.
Our family sometimes join the CC that's not near us for activities. Our local CC is quite boring, they organise mostly cooking and health related activities.

Recently, we joined the Jurong Spring CC for their activities. We pay a nominal fee and that's it! Like anywhere in Singapore, if you use the correct card (for this case the Passion Card) you get discount!

We took a long bus ride from Jurong to the 'factory area' at Senoko. Thank goodness for smartphones, we had Instagram and Facebook to entertain us.

When we got there, we were surprised that they have such a nice demo kitchen!

Cooking Class @ Prima

The demonstrator demonstrated 3 dishes for us and after each demo, another hidden kitchen behind brings out the same food that we saw.

Yum yum for our tum tum. We had interesting dishes made from Prima premix. Dry Laksa, Laksa Fried Rice and Tom Yam Chicken.

Yes, it was almost an all ladies group! Old ladies in Singapore, don't 'look them no up'! Everyone carry smartphones and they were snapping photos and videos!

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Black Swans at the Singapore Botanic Gardens

With Singapore getting more crowded, there's a secret hideout at the Singapore Botanic Gardens. If you are boring people like us, just sit down with a book (or iPad) and enjoy the sounds of these swans making noise.

Black Swans at the Singapore Botanical Gardens

If you are really boring like us, you can sit till the sky turns duck, err I mean dark.

Black Swans at the Singapore Botanical Gardens

However boring you can be, don't stay too late. There are mozzies around and no, there won't be golden eggs laid by these black swans even if you wait 20 years.


I lied. It's not as quiet as you think it is.
There are less boring people who will be around the gardens playing frisbee etc.
It's a nice place really.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Crane Dance

After hearing about it for the longest time, we were there at the right place and right time to watch the Crane Dance.

It's quite interesting to watch two monstrous piece of metal with the help of software and engineering, become so graceful as it 'dances'. It's two cranes courting each other.

Crane Dance

Great use of lights, water and fireworks at the end!
I mentioned correct time, because it does not show daily.

Refer here for the show timing.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Swimming at Night under the Singapore Skies

It was not me swimming, but I was at the new swimming pool of Parkroyal on Beach Road.
Two persons were swimming though.

The Pool at Parkroyal on Beach Road

A nice view isn't it? The other famous swimming pool at MBS is right behind, but that's always full of people. This one is all for yourself.
 

Monday, September 16, 2013

Magic Training

Saw two pieces of clothes hanging along the walls of the corridor.

Magic?

One's a blanket.
The other telling you there's magic training.

Hmmmmm

Friday, August 23, 2013

World's Largest Stack of Durian

At Resorts World Sentosa, the world's largest stack of durians was unveiled on 23 August 2013.
Many species of Durians were available. The most popular being Mao Shan Wang.

World's Largest Stack of Durian

It's a durian buffet where durian lovers pay a fee and eat as much durian that you can swallow.
It has become a yearly affair and it looks like it will get bigger and better.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Sunrise

Sunrise on a Saturday morning.
If you notice a black object, that's a plane!

SingaporeSunrise

This sunrise was captured near Changi Airport. You are able to see about 1 plane landing at Changi Airport almost every few minutes during the morning peak hour!

Monday, June 10, 2013

Singapore Sports Hub

The Singapore Sports Hub under construction.

Singapore SportsHub Construction

This should be the new 55,000 capacity National Stadium?

The 2015 SEA Games will be held here on 5 - 16 June.
Can't wait for both the Sports Hub and the Games to be ready!


Sunday, April 28, 2013

Bifurcate Totems, Gardens by the Bay

Totems inside the Domes at Gardens by The Bay.

Bifurcate Totems, Gardens by the Bay

Do you find totems scary?
I think when I was growing up, watching too much cartoons made me feel scared about it.

Bifurcate Totems, Gardens by the Bay

I wondered, what gave the craftsman ideas on how to carve them?
I guess it's a huge study.

Maybe I will read it up when I am free some day! Probably when I retire.

Bifurcate Totems, Gardens by the Bay

If you are like me, wondering what Bifurcate means, wikipedia says this:
Bifurcation means the splitting of a main body into two parts.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Cow's Udders Lookalike

Seen at the restaurant at W Hotel Sentosa - Skirt.

Udders

If you look up when you dine there, you will see this nice woodwork hanging.
Was told like everything in the restaurant, it's 'cow'-themed!

Those are 'udders'.
Nice isn't it?

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Colonial Horse, Gardens by the Bay

Stop horsing around.

Colonial Horse, Gardens by the Bay

It might just be a trojan horse, do you think so?

Colonial Horse, Gardens by the Bay

No sculptor's name. The stone feel is very nice though.
Seen at Gardens by the Bay.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Artificial Rock #71

If you have taken the 'skybridge' from Marina Bay Sands to Gardens by the Bay, you would have seen this rock sculpture.

It's called 'Artificial Rock'. Yes, we all know it's an artificial rock. Makes it sound so cool doesn't it?

Artificial Rock, MBS

This is Artificial Rock No 71.
The sculptor, Zhan Wang has a series of it and the series is call Artificial JiaShanshi.

Artificial Rock, MBS

Zhan Wang's works are all around. It might be in a city that you live in too.

Zhan Wang was at the Singapore Tyler Print Institute before too. View his work here:
http://www.stpi.com.sg/artist_zhanwang.php

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Big Biscuit Boxes

Long ago, in our grandparent's era, they store their treasures in Biscuit Tins.
I can't remember if my grandparents have them though. I was too young perhaps.

One set of grandparents store things in banks and safe deposit boxes.
The other set store them in antique chairs that grandma said were made by granddad and it had built in secret compartments!

Biscuit Tin

The Singapore Public Libraries are now having an interesting exhibition.
They are collecting memories of people living in Singapore. Go take a look if you are here.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Zam Zam, since 1908.

Since 1908....

Zam Zam

One of the rare food places in Singapore that survives such a long time!
Still loved by many and will continue to do so.


Tuesday, April 16, 2013

tAPY

Sometimes you just see things that are very cute.
Tapir sculptures, or inspired by the Malayan Tapir.

tAPY

tAPY

Aren't you glad that there are now more and more interesting sculptures in Singapore now?
It's not a city of concrete jungle only.

tAPY

This information board for you to read more about it.

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Sunrise

Sunrise - 3 April 2013

Earlier this morning when I woke up. Wishing you a beautiful and glorious day!

You can't really tell from a photo whether it's sunrise or sunset can't you?

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Blessed Easter

Blessed Easter!



The Son had risen. A Blessed Easter to all.

The



Easter Sunrise as seen on the way to church on an early Sunday morning.

To all Christians, a very Blessed Easter.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Ships on the Sea...

Sunrise as seen over the seas of Singapore, 26 March 2013.

Sunrise earlier over the sea near @fansofchangi airport.

Huge ships look so small from high above.

Goods form all around the world arriving in Singapore, and things from Singapore going around the world too I suppose.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Chips Aux Crevettes

Keropokman's Singapore City Photo travels to the city that started Paris Daily Photo and discovered himself.

Guess what? I spotted Keropok in Paris! They call Keropok "Chips Aux Crevettes" in French.

For those speaking French and always wondered what's Keropok?
Now I know in French, it is Chips Aux Crevettes.

LOL!

Thursday, February 28, 2013

PLANET - the floating white baby

Everyone has been taking photo of this floating white baby in Singapore.
I asked a friend where she took it from and she said the gardens.

Though there are many gardens in Singapore, there's now only 1 Garden that everyone knows, probably the world world knows about it too.

Planet

If you are at Gardens by the Bay, you can see this sculpture titled: PLANET.

Planet

A white painted bronze, stainless steel sculpture of a baby boy.
Sculptor is Marc Quinn.

If you can't see what's on the 2nd photo, here it is:

Beautifully balanced on a languid arm of a sleeping boy child, this six ton, 383cm by 353 cm by 926 cm bronze cast sculpture floats like a heavenly body above a verdant earth. Renowned sculptor Marc Quinn (b. 1964) created this work in a depiction of his infant son, Lucas. Quinn deploys an assortment of materials and techniques to explore nature under human influence in themes that include the changing human body and the dual meanings of human life, between spiritual and physical, surface and depth, cerebral and sexual. This piece is the second of three editions, and is gifted for permanent display in the Gardens by the Bay.

A friend from the other part of the world says she has seen this in Monte Carlo. Have you seen the 3rd one in your part of the world?

Monday, February 25, 2013

Supertrees....

Another view of the SuperTrees during the weekend....

SuperTrees

The Supertrees are not growing bigger or taller, but the real plants around are.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Resting. Peace.

He's tired.
He's resting on the bench.
He does look like a sculpture doesn't he?

He does look kind of peaceful doesn't he?

Resting.. No they are not sculptures

The other guy also was peaceful.

Mr Monk draped in his saffron robe has peace in his heart and he had a peaceful face too when he walked past me.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Beautiful Sunset

Sunset at Sentosa Cove....

Sunset at Sentosa

Guess which is mine?
None! LOL!


Monday, February 18, 2013

Botero By The Pool @ St Regis Singapore

Singapore has become quite artsy these few years, if you look around, it really has!

BotegoByTheStRegisPool

Do you know that the St Regis Singapore hotel is like a Art Museum by itself?
By the pool you can see this and a few other Fernando Botero sculptures.

If you dine at their restaurants, you can see art work of Singapore artists too. I was wondering and I asked! ;-)

I heard the rooms are the same too. You can sleep in the room that has quite an expensive art piece!
From what I heard, it's not for sale though. (Not that I can afford it.)

Friday, February 15, 2013

On a cold morning in Singapore...

Twas a misty morning.
Not haze though.

It was mist that was hovering over Bukit Timah.

Bukit Timah Hill

It has been like this these few weeks.
Weather's changing!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

A big gold sweet!

Would you like some sweets?

Sweets

It's a huge one as well!
Yup, another sculpture you can find in Singapore. Guess where?

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Red Boxes Hanging....

Red Boxes hanging....

Chinatown

Everyone says the yellow snake is nicer.
This is nice too if you stop and admire it.

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

The Pretty Photo on the Singapore Visitors Centre Booth

I took this photo quite some time ago. I noticed it only after I saw something similar that the artist did for a Peranakan Restaurant in Joo Chiat. His work was in the toilet in the restaurant! The most beautiful toilet ever!

Singapore Visitors Centre

It's multiple photos of the same streets overlapping each other and the effect is quite good.

Singapore Visitors Centre

I notice the photos are mostly of shop houses in Singapore.

Singapore Visitors Centre

Go to his website if you want to know more about his works and his work.

It makes me want to do something similar for my living room.
Photos of something that I can overlap and make it into a long photo. What shall I take?

Sunday, February 03, 2013

Boats and Yacht at Sentosa Cove

It's a view that we don't see everyday.
You might think it's not even in Singapore.

Reminds me of the marinas I see in Australia.

Boats and Yacht at Sentosa Cove

But if you are a resident of the exclusive Sentosa Cove, you can take a boat out and enjoy a beautiful sunset ride out to sea!


Saturday, February 02, 2013

Where Do You Want To Go?

Where do you want to go?
It's a very touristy sign, every country has something like this, but it's a fun thing.
Everyone loves taking photographs of it!

WhereDoYouWantToGo

Monte Carlo sounds like an interesting place to go.

WhereDoYouWantToGo

Where on earth is St Barts?

Friday, February 01, 2013

W Lights.

Just thought these lights are beautiful.

W lights

Don't you think so?

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Filming during a Cooking Show.

I never knew exactly how Food TV works until I participated in a full scale production of a cooking show late last year. Looking through the photos, it was tedious. Here's one photo.

Bosch

This was the dish I prepared and plated (Sous Vide Bresse Chicken will Corn done multiple ways - Sauteed Sweet Corn and Pop Corn Dark Muscovado served with Barley Risotto) and the cameraman was taking video from all angles of the dish.

If you want to watch how the cooking was like, head on to the Bosch Dream Kitchen Competition at: http://boschdreamkitchen.com/cookOff.html