Friday, February 27, 2009

Jewelry

Thursday Challenge: Jewelry.


This is my 22k gold chain with pendant, it's a gift from my late mother in law, which I seldom wear. Since I don't have any daughter to pass it to, I'll probably pass it to my future daughter in law.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

That's my world - Clarke Quay, Singapore



Singapore’s Clarke Quay has made a long journey from its early 19th century beginnings, through its bustling days as Singapore’s harbour to its decline and dereliction, then its re-generation and gentrification.



Clarke Quay attracts a cosmopolitan crowd, from young and trendy to mature and sophisticated, who come to appreciate a lively shopping, and entertainment experience, that also boasts a Saturday flea market.


These colourful 'umbrellas' change colours every few minutes, it's recently added to provide shelter to visitors to the area, in case it rain. There's a lot of outdoor seating arrangments just outside of the restaurants there.


Clarke Quay is one of the best places in Singapore which to find a selection of places in which to dine, shop and be entertained. Restaurants serving European, Asia and Australian food abound, but the highest recommendations come for The Pump House, Peony Jade Restaurant, The Tapas Tree, Coriander Leaf, Madame Butterfly and The Quayside.


If there restaurants and pubs does not interest you, why not take a leisurely stroll along the river or take the bumboat ride along the river.


But if it's shopping your thing , there’s the Central , a big mall with everything under one roof including more restaurants , just next to the river. There’s also other smaller shops near the shophouses row.

For more views around the world, do visit That's My World.

Ruby Tuesday - red roses




Red red roses in a hotel lobby. For more RED, visit WORK OF THE POET.

EMPS #26: Hit me with your best shot!



For this week challenge, Carly of Ellipsis wanted to see one of the best photo taken, in our eyes. After going through my archives, I've decided on this photo of a dragonfly, which was taken just a few days before last Christmas during a group outdoor photo session with some friends at a park . The dragonfly didn't stay long and I managed to captured just a few shots before it flew off. I'm using a Canon S5, and this was shot without any additional lens. Just zoom and and a little crop off the side, that's all.

I love taking photos of nature, be it the beautiful beaches, stunning sunrise/sunset, awesome landscape, macros of flowers and insects, animals.......I want to be able to freeze the beautiful moments forever and I'm able to do that through photography.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Saturday, February 21, 2009

PhotoHunt #150 : WARM


A perfect place to be when the weather's warm.

Photo Friday : Morning Routine



Need to keep the place clean, a daily routine for this cleaner!

Friday, February 20, 2009

PINK


My favorite flower but not in my favorite colour, pink.
For more pink, do drop by Thursday Challenge.

PET

For Lensday challenge:

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Ruby tuesday- Red Channel



Visit Mary the Teach for more red.

EMPS: Bird

For this week, it's all about birds, real bird, fake bird, colourful birds, any kind of bird!
My choice is this black crow, quiet commonly found here in the neighbourhood.
For more birds, visit Carly.


A more colourful and much friendlier cockatoo.....I love the combination of the bright yellow and turquoise with just a little bit of white near it's face. Does this count for extra credit, Carly? :p

Monday, February 16, 2009

Macro Monday: the sunflower



Click on the picture for more clearer view. If you want to see more macros, do drop by Lisa's chaos.

Today's flowers #27





Hippeastrum hybrid or commonly known as Amaryillis.
More flowers can be seen HERE.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Photo Friday: PET



Prince, a beautiful old cat belonging to a cousin.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Thursday Challenge: CLOTHES


Colourful kebayas ( traditional Straits Chinese and Malay clothes), take your pick!
More clothes can be view HERE.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

That's my world: Singapore Flyer

The Singapore Flyer

Reaching 42 stories high, the Flyer comprises a 150 m (492 ft) diameter wheel, built over a three-story terminal building, giving it a total height of 165 m (541 ft). This exceeds theStar of Nanchangby 5 m (16 ft) and the London Eye by 30 m (98 ft). Each of the 28 air-conditioned capsules is capable of holding 28 passengers, and a complete rotation of the wheel takes approximately 30 minutes. Initially rotating in an counter-clockwise direction when viewed from Marina Centre, its direction was changed on under the advice of Feng shiu masters.

Located on the southeast tip of the Marina Centre reclaimed land, it offers broad views of the city centre and beyond to about 45 km (28 mi), including the Indonesian islands of Batam and Bintan , as well as Johore, Malaysia on a clear day.


Getting ready to move up.


At the base of the wheel is a large terminal building which houses shops, bars and resturants and includes the first real flight simulator, Flight Experience (www.flightexperience.com.sg) that is available to the public.

Singapore Flyer capsules are fitted with the latest cooling system, supported by a back-up air conditioning system and a solid roof. Passengers need not suffer from the heat when the capsule is 165 metres above the ground, for the capsules are fitted with UV protection to shield them from the blazing Singapore sun. The precision wind engineering also allows passengers to sit back, relax, and enjoy the spectacular skyline without worrying about any movements or vibrations.


Ergonomically designed, each capsule measures 4 metres by 7 metres and has an interior space of 28 square metres, comfortably accommodating a maximum of 28 passengers. The flyer also has elderly and wheelchair friendly synchronised double door entry/exit systems.


View from the capsule.
The floating stadium and the Esplanade.

The Marina Barrage.

The Intergrated resorts still under construction.

For more views around the world, see HERE.