Friday, August 31, 2012

Weekend Flowers # 62 - Roses


FMTSO: My town in Black and White

A few weeks ago a Chinese friend brought me to a monastery in Toa Payoh for a photo shoot, photographers are always welcome there as long as they don't disturb the abbots or the devotees there.

Lian Shan Shuang Lin Monastery is the oldest monastery here, an architecture masterpiece of the nineteenth century  representing a unique pageant of Singapore history. The building is gazetted as a National Monument, symbolizing it's historical and architectural value.

Built in accordance to the traditional Chinese courtyard layout, with unique blending of architectural styles from Fuzhou, Quanzhou and Zhangzhou provinces in China.

Brass bowl for holding the incense sticks, pretty isn't it.

I just love the brass door knocker!

The loyal guards.

Communicating with the God.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

ABC Wendnesday: Golden Thryallis

Galphimia Glauca  or commonly known as the Golden Thryallis or Gold Shower


Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Monday, August 27, 2012

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Round Robin Challenge: Inside out Outside in


What's a scooter doing inside a mall, right smack in the entrance to a restaurant?

With mobile internet connection, the computers are frequently seen outdoor.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Weekend Flowers # 61

FMTSO: Vacation Spots

" Where do you love to vacation?
Do you go on vacation to rest and relax...
or do you DO vacation and keep busy with activities?"

My favorite spot for vacation beside the many beach resorts that I've been to , is the Genting Highlands, in our neighbouring country, Malaysia.

Genting Highlands is an integrated resort development comprising hotels, casinos and a theme park in Pahang, perched on the peak of Gunung Ulu Kali at 1,800 meters high. Nestled near the border of Selangor within an hour's drive from Kuala Lumpur (about 35km), and around 5 hours from Singapore, Genting Resort presents a popular weekend getaway from the city heat, conveniently connected by the Karak Highway and major trunk roads, along with a cable car service from the satellite town of Gohtong Jaya.

Early morning view from Theme Park Hotel.

Such breathtaking view can never be found in my country, Singapore.

Journey up the hill by cable cars present  breathtaking views of the surrounding hills at a comfortable speed  that will get to the top in no time at all.

Buses from Kuala Lumpur and Singapore runs several times a day.

Genting Highlands has a cooling climate between 20°C to 25°C during the day and 15°C to 20°C during the night. Misty weather is a prevalent element and thunder storms are frequent towards the year end.
The colourful buildings is the well known First World Hotel.

The outdoor theme park that thrill the many visitors there but honestly speaking I love going there because of the cooling weather. When I travel I love to see as much as possible what the town offers with very minimal shopping. That I can do in my own country, as we're known as shopping heaven with countless shopping malls everywhere!