Wednesday, January 28, 2009

My World: ChinaTown Singapore.

ChinaTown Singapore, during the pre-Chinese New Year celebrations. It's a must place to visit to get all the necessary items needed for the lunar new year. Even though I'm not a chinese, this is a must place to visit for me during this time, for some photography shot.

Singapore's Chinatown is an ethnic neighbourhood featuring distinctly Chinese cultural and historical elements. Chinatown is located within the larger district of Outram and easily accessible by public transport .

As the largest ethnic group in Singapore is Chinese, composing appoximately 75% pf the population , Chinatown is considerably less of an enclave than it once was. However, the district does retain significant historical and cultural significance. Large sections of it have been declared national heritage sites officially designated for conversation by the Urban Redevelopment Authority .

Chinatown can be divided into four main districts - Kreta Ayer, Telok Ayer, Tanjong Pagar and Bukit Pasoh - each with its own distinctive flavour. The heart of activity is in the Trengganu/Smith Streets area.
It can be easily accessible by public transport with a train station right in the middle of the chinatown.

Not all parts of Chinatown are Chinese though. The Al Abrar Mosque along Telok Ayer Street, and the Jamae Mosque and Sri Mariamman Temple along South Bridge Road lay witness to the harmonious racial and religious atmosphere in Singapore.

More of the world can be found HERE.

EMPS #22: Rocks or Stones

Rocky beach in Sentosa Island, Singapore.
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Macro Monday:

For more Macros, do drop by at Lisa's site.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Today's flowers #24

Macroday challenge: Measuring Device

A close up of a bernier caliper.

Photo Sunday: INSIDE

Inside of a MRT train, it's almost empty because it's at the end of the line, and passengers are waiting for the driver to head back to the other direction. There's 2 driver compartments at both end of the carriages, all the driver need to do is walk toward the other end and restart it's journey back. Two stops later and the train will be packed with passengers.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Saturday, January 24, 2009

PhotoHunt: Chipped

Photo Friday : ICONIC

The Merlion, the symbol of our country, Singapore.

Thursday Challenge - Experimental

"EXPERIMENTAL" (Interesting Photographic Effects, Failed/Strange Photos, Blurry, Overexposed,...)

Trying out panning shot.......need more practice!

Round Robin - Not of this season

The challenge this week is to post a photo of something one wouldn't see, or which would be very difficult to find during winter. Here's my take.....

You can still be wearing a bikini, have a swim and enjoy the sun , if you're right here in my tropical island called Singapore!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

That's my world .

East Coast Beach, Singapore

The east coast of Singapore is a strip of reclaimed land that stretches all the way from Fort Road to Changi Airport. Today it has become one of Singapore 's most popular recreational spots. Every weekend, thousands of Singaporeans head to East Coast Park to cycle, rollerblade, have picnics or do water sports. Others go there for seafood or do have a relaxing drink by the beach.
Relaxing by the beach is my cup of tea, I rather sit there and watch the them having fun, with my loyal camera as company.

There's a cable ski there too if anyone's interested, for a small fees of course.East Coast Park is littered with barbeque pits and is a popular place for gatherings. Also, you can rent a chalet there or just put up your own tent near the beach.

Macro Red

For this week, Mary the Teach suggested participants do a macro red . Here's my choice, macro of a hibiscus flower which thrive in our hot climate. It belonged to my neighbor and I regularly goes there to take photos of whatever flowers that happen to bloom. We're staying in high rise apartment and her plants are actually on the common corridor we all shared. This is not the only neighbour I went to for photo taking, there's quiet a number of lower-floor neighbors have pots of plant along their corridors too since I do not have anything except the pathetic water based money plants, which are quiet east to grow .

Monday, January 19, 2009