Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Sony Cybershot HX100V - my photos

This post is not about any particular place in Singapore. When you click on the photo below, the slideshow will bring you through photos that I have taken with my new camera, the Sony Cybershot HX100V.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Sentosa walk

A lion guards our city and keeps us strong. Our largest Merlion statue on Sentosa is an icon on Sentosa island where the casino and the Integrated Resorts (IR) are located. If you do not wish to gamble or to shop, Sentosa is a great place to walk around in especially when the weather is nice and cool. Click on the photo for the slideshow.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Bright Hill Pujue Ch'an Monastry

Bright Hill Pujue Ch'an Monastery 光明山普觉禅寺 is the largest Buddhist Temple in Singapore. It is a spiritual place and one feels at peace and at ease amongst the beautiful architecture and the greenery surrounding it. 

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Vivocity - killing time

Vivocity lives up to its name. It is always bustling, vibrant and filled to the brim with shoppers both local and tourists. But, amid the activities that the healthy and able, be they young or old, engage in at Vivocity daily, we cannot escape the fact that some of us do experience something that the usual crowd are spared. I was waiting for my friend outside the Daiso Store on the 3rd floor when I noticed that this old man was also waiting for his family to finish their shopping. I waited for about 15 minutes and when I left with my friend he was still waiting.

While waiting for my friend I killed time by taking photos, a simple pleasure I am truly thankful for.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Punggol New Town and the end point of Punggol Road

This morning, we had to drive to Punggol town in the north-eastern part of Singapore to attend to something and with some time to spend we decided to explore Old Punggol Road to relive memories of times when we would drive to the end of the road to have seafood. We found a park that was supposed to have been completed in the first quarter of the year but till now is still inaccessible to the public. Part of the promenade was ready and the other part within the park was out of bounds. Anyway old Punggol Road still has much of the greenery and nature of before and I hope that these will be protected from property developers till eternity. Click on the photo for my slideshow.

Friday, August 12, 2011

On Tuesday which was our National Day, we went to admire some of the historical buildings around the National Museum and Singapore Art Museum (SAM). 

This was formerly Tao Nan School. Now it is the Peranakan Museum.

Beautiful arches of the Stamford House corridor where we walked through to get across to the Singapore Management University towards SAM.

Part of the Singapore Management University.
Stone tables and benches from years ago.
Buildings on the premises of the Cathedral of the Good Shepherd.

Across from the cathedral is the SMU.

Statue of Pope John Paul II to commemorate partly the visit of the Pope in 2006.

The chapel at Chijmes that is now a function hall that one can hire for weddings and receptions.

The Cathedral of the Good Shepherd from the Singapore Art Museum.
The Singapore Art Museum, formerly St Joseph's Institution, a boy's school.

The Jacob Ballas Building, photographed from the side of the SAM. Jewish architecture.

Waterloo street. One of a few interesting buildings.

The Singapore Calligraphic Centre.
A calligraphic piece displayed at an exhibition in the Calligraphy centre. 
An interesting clock at the Calligraphy Centre.
The twelve animals of the Chinese horoscope are represented here.

Looking out from the front of the Calligraphy Centre.
The National Museum.

School of the Arts (SOTA).
This building should never be demolished.
Going Home.
Bonus: Some of the works of Liu Kang at the SAM.

The ever-delightful works of Wu Guan Zhong.