Thursday, December 31, 2009

Friday My Town Shoot Out: Under Construction.

This week's theme is chosen by Gordon.

Singapore is such a little country yet you'll be able to find something under constructions, whether it's a small project or a mega one like the Marina Bay Sands.

Marina Bay Sands Resort and Casino

The Marina Bay Sands will be Singapore's second  casino after Resorts World at Sentose ( still under construction) , being developed by one of the world's biggest gaming companies, Las Vegas Sands at Marina South in central Singapore.  Completion of the Integrated Resort is expected for early 2010.
Las Vegas Sands has committed to invest  S$3.85 billion in the project, not including the fixed $1.2 billion cost of the 6,000,000 square feet (560,000 m2) site itself.  The total cost of the development is placed at S$8.0 billion. In addition to the casino, other key components of the plan are three hotel towers with 2,600 rooms and suites, a 200,000-square-foot (19,000 m2) arts and sciences museum and a convention centre with 1,200,000 square feet (111,000 m2) of space, capable of accommodating over 52,000 people. The resort, inspired by card decks, was designed by Moshe Safdie. The company has promised to create 10,400 jobs for the project, 75 percent of them reserved for Singaporeans.

Marina Bay Sands 26.1.09

Marina Bay Sands will feature three 55 storey hotel towers which were topped out in July 2009. The three towers will be connected with a 1 hectare sky terrace on the roof.
In front of the three towers will be a Theatre Block, a Convention and Exhibition Facilities Block, as well as the Casino Block, which will have up to 1 000 gaming tables and 1 400 slot machines. The Art-Science Museum will be constructed next to the three blocks and will have the shape of a lotus. Its roof will be retractable, providing a waterfall through the roof of collected rainwater when closed in the day and treating audiences to laser shows when opened at night. The Art-Science Museum will be ready by early-2010.


I can never do this right, still need practice! You need to turn and twist till.....

it became a big cube.

like this.

These 2 little girls were in the middle of construction their castles by the beach.

Thursday Challenge- Red and white rose

"FREE-FOR-ALL" (A special two week theme. Any favorite photo you have taken.)

More photos can be found HERE.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

ABC Wednesday: X

X is for Xiphidium Caeruleum.


This Xiphidium  Caeruleum has white flowers followed by orange fruits.
The genus name "Xiphidium" means "Gladiolus-like". The species name "caeruleum" comes from the Latine for "blue".

The vigorous attractive foliage plants grows to 1 Meter  in height with softly arching fans of deep green leaves and attractive white flower held high above the foliage for all to  to see. It has a glorious clumping effect and best grown in part of full shade.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

EMPS # 70 - The best of 2009

It's so tough choosing just a few of my favorite photos......but here's sharing with you some of them.

This photo of the dragon fly was taken just last month at the nearby park. 

My one and only niece,Lily, being surrounded by fishes in shallow water in Phuket, Thailand.

I could just stay here with either a good book or the laptop. Of course the camera too will not be forgotten. Taken in June in Patong Beach, Phuket.

One early morning in Desaru, Johore Bahru, about 2 hours drive away from Singapore.

 Playing with fire-crackers.

My most favorite flower, ever!

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Ruby Tuesday


Monday, December 28, 2009

Macro Monday: Butterfly


Today's Flowers # 72

These are the Quisqualis Indica or commonly known as the Rangoon Creeper or Drunken Sailor. It look a lot like the Jasmine flower except for the  colored petals.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Christmas Lights

"LIGHT" (Candle, Reflected, Shiny, Colourful, City Lights,...)

Here's wishing all of you a Happy And A Blessed Christmas.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

ABC Wednesday: W

W is for Wedelia Trilobata or commonly known as the Creeping Daisy.

Wedelia trilobata is native to the northern part of South America and the West Indies. It is a creeping evergreen perennial that roots at the leaf nodes and spreads widely. The leaves are ovate and usually 3 lobed. The flower is a yellow daisy-like flower that is approximately 1 inch across. The plant makes an excellent groundcover as well as a great hanging basket.

Grows best in moist, well-drained, fertile soil, but does fine in poor soil as well. Quite adaptable in tropical climates.

The plant has use in traditional medicine: crushed leaves are used as a poultice; tea is given to alleviate symptoms of colds and flu; and it is used in combination with other herbs to clear the placenta after birth.

Farm animals have aborted fetuses after grazing on Wedelia.

With Christmas just round the corner, I would like to wish all my visitors a Happy and Blessed Christmas , enjoy the festivities with the family!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Ruby Tuesday: Red statue

While the Mrs busy shopping at Prada store, I'll just catch up on my reading , while minding the kid at the same time.
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Monday, December 21, 2009

Saturday, December 19, 2009

PhotoHunt # 192- FAST

A fast-jumping fish , not an easy thing to capture ! Just don't know where they will be jumping out, and they are quiet small.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Friday My Town Shoot Out : My town dressed for Christmas

To feel the Christmasy feeling, one just need to hit the malls, most of them are beautifully decorated as early as in November. These photos are taken along the major shopping belt here in Singapore call the Orchard Road. Every year, the whole street will be brightly decorated  till the the beginning of the new year.
The lights stretched from Orchard Road to New Bridge Road, the road will be congested nightly with traffic slowly passing through and the pedestrian walkway packed with people gawking.


Inside the Takashimaya Shopping Centre.

Every mall there have different theme.

The latest shopping mall  opened recently, the Ion.

The simple decoration at AMK Hub, the mall nearest to my home.

Do visit HERE to see the beautiful Christmas decorations around the world.