Thursday, May 28, 2009

These hamsters are so cute

They are so cute!... Looks like he was caught with his hand in the cookie jar. These hamsters were found at Taman Jurong, where a bowling center can be found there. This pet store is just beside the bowling center. While I am walking towards the MacDonald, this particular hamster (the one standing out) was looking at me. So took a picture of this hamster. It's so cute.... After my taking a photo of this hamster with flash, it hides itself away. Maybe they are afraid of the flashes from the camera. Thats it for now, I will be posting more photos when I have the time to take more.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Fun @ Pulau Ubin

A short introduction to this Island (Pulau Ubin). This Island is known to be the last kampung (village) in Singapore. Take a stroll down this Island, have a feel of how simple life can be in the 60's. Little have been done to this Island, so as to maintain the simple and relaxing life of a kampung. Do constantly remind yourself to keep the place clean and tidy, after all we are the user of the nature and we do not want it to be destroyed. Ok Now, Welcome to Pulau Ubin! Reached there around 8am, the morning air in Pulau Ubin is wonderful; feel the freshness of the air as you breathe in. Did some warm-up shots as we arrived at the pier. (Below) A morning view of Pulau Ubin. (Near Jetty) (Below) This is the warm-up shot. Then we paid 12 bucks to rent a bicycle, and then cycled to Chek Jawa. From the jetty to Chek Jawa, travelled by bicycle, the journey is around a 30 minutes ride. Given that time, I did stop by a lot of places to take photos. A short introduction to this place; Chek Jawa is among the last few places with natural rocky shore. In order to maintain the survival of Chek Jawa, there is a limitation to the number of people who can be at the place at the same time. (Below) This signage can be found at Chek Jawa. Many a times in life, we are faced with many directions, in the end you still need to choose a path to follow. (Below) What does this looks like ? For me, the first expression on this plant is the scrub that is used to clean baby's milk bottle. (Below) English: Life is just like this path of road, many a times it will not be as smooth as what we think. To reach the destination of our goal we have to go through many obstacles. (Below) Some photos taken at another perspective. (Below) A trail left on the road by trucks (Below) Taken this photo while on the way back to the jetty. This is a quarry but i forgetten what is the name of this quarry. It is located near Chek Jawa, on your way back to Jetty from Chek Jawa you will definitely cycle past this quarry. Very spectacular view of this quarry. (Below) A junkyard found near the jetty. Around 1pm in the afternoon, the scorching sun is too hot for us to explore to the west part of Pulau Ubin. We decided to take the craft back to Changi Jetty, and plan for a next trip to explore the unexplored.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Singapore Polytechnic Outing

This outing is proudly organized by Singapore Polytechnic for all academic and non-academic staff. The first campus wide event that I attended with my department (Continuing Education and Training). The private bus ferry us to Southern Ridges, a park owned and managed by N-Park. The Southern Ridges comprise a 9-kilometre chain of green, open spaces spanning the rolling hills of Mount Faber Park, Telok Blangah Hill Park and Kent Ridge Park before ending at West Coast Park. Southern Ridges is linked with the two prominent connections - Henderson Waves and Alexandra Arch, stand proudly along the Ridges today. Below is some photos I've taken while strolling from Southern Ridges, then Henderson Wave and finally end at Mount Faber Park. Above: Hope the Merlion will stand strong, don't get strike by the lightning. Above: Typical HDB in Singapore. To be honest, we might think 'Oh come on, HDB again' but when foreigners see this their reaction was 'WoW!'. As happened that a foreigners was beside me taking a photo of this view too, i overheard what they said. Above: A power cabling structure ? I'm not sure what is that 2 standing structure. Above: Some Perspective view. Above: Some Perspective view. Above: Some Perspective view.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Free coffee and croissant on us!

Simply click on here to print the brochure and present this at Aroma, at the entrance of Olive Tree Restaurant to enjoy this special offer. This offer is brought to you by InterContinental Singapore.

I Like It I Blog It, North Cacades

North Cacades, originally uploaded by Rachit Khare.

First impression on this is 'WOW'! and then followed by another 'WOW!!'.

This photo is impressive and brings out the peacefulness of the place.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Singapore Flyer

The World's largest observation wheel. Standing at a stunning 165m from the ground, the Flyer offers you breathtaking, panoramic views of the Marina Bay, our island city and beyond. There's also a wide range of shops, restaurants, activities and facilities. Many organizers often organize events at this location. More information of Singapore Flyer can be found here For many who still don't know, there is a fast food restaurant 'Popeye Chicken and Biscuits'. If you are a fried chicken lover, you can try it. Remember to order the mashed potato and the biscuit. The world largest observation wheel Between the 2 pillar of Flyer. Shooting from the side Shooting from the bottom Shooting from bottom but nearer. The Flyer Cabin. The capacity of each cabin is approximately 20 person. You may book in advance for 2, with you and your love ones, to enjoy the a romantic dinning inside the cabin. A RedBull event at Singapore Flyer.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Afternoon Storm HDR

afternoon storm HDR 3732_3_4, originally uploaded by Bill Lang.

Wonderful photo, nice treatment of HDR.

Love it at first glance!

Will I be able to do such a nice processing ?

Thursday, May 14, 2009

I Like It I Blog It, Averon

Averon, originally uploaded by seritiku.

AWESOME photo! Extremely nice composition and lightning.

nice milky effect of the flowing water, when do we have a chance to take such photo in Singapore ????

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

I Like It I Blog It, Palma fiorita

Palma fiorita, originally uploaded by bormanus_sv.

I am going to start doing something call "I Like It I Blog It" on my blog. It will be based on photos I find it interesting on the web. Not necessary to be my own work.

I like this picture composition and the color of the background. But somehow i find the flash a little too harsh.

Feel free to comment :)

macro of a leaf

Photo 1 Photo 2 Photo 3 macro of leafs, some comments ?

I am using a closeup filters +8 with my 75-300 USM lens with flash turned on and attached with a DIY flash diffuser. To archive a handholdable shutter speed, flash MUST be turned on at low lightning condition.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

D'Kranji Farm Resort, Singapore's Very First Argi-tainment Farm

D'Kranji Resort is located at the West side of Singapore. Singapore's very first Argi-tainment farm located in Lim Chu Kang Area. You can free yourself from the city hustle and relax yourself thoroughly. The resort price range is from S$230 onwards for Standard Rooms and S$330 onwards for Triple Sharing Rooms. Breakfast will be provided. There are suites rooms for bookings, those who do not wish to be limited by the room space the suites rooms is for you. If you need more information you can call them at 68629717 or visit their website at D'Kranji Farm Resort, 10 Neo Tiew Lane 2. so where you want to go ?

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Coca Cola Zero a.k.a Coke Zero

Testing something with my camera, so took a coke zero can and place it near my window with the support of the clothe hanger. AND ACCIDENT HAPPENED.... The can slipped through the window grill, and you should know what happened :)

Monday, May 4, 2009

Weekend trip to Batam Center

A very sudden trip to Batam Center with my friend. Both of us were chatting on MSN, we were so bored tt it was a long wkend n we got nowhere to go, therefore we suggested alot of places but all was kinda bored n then Batam suddenly came into my mind so i suggested to my friend, he agreed as well! Then started calling all our friends to ask whether they want to join, but no one pickup our calls! Maybe it is still early. Nevertheless my friend and I still decided to go on our own. As it was a Public Holiday for Singapore on Friday, all schedule for the fast craft is fully booked, we only managed to book 2 tickets at 1650hrs. The travel time from Harbour Front to Batam Center was about 1hr 30 mins. We reach there at about 1800hrs, and started our 1 day 1 night trip @ Batam. Check in at Golden Mutiara Hotel, the price of the hotel is very affordable. 1 night stay at the hotel at only 215,500 (Equivalent to SGD30). Don't expect to find facilities like gym or tennis court in this hotel. You get what you paid for. At the waiting area before the departure hall. At the Duty Free Store. Super cheap Vodka on sales, too bad both of us don't really drink, so we never buy. A view from my hotel room window, it seems like it's going to rain soon. While waiting for our return ferry, went over to a shopping mall just opposite Batam Center. Look at the poor condition of their road.But they drive with patient unlike Singapore! All rush as if infront have million dollars. Front view of the shopping mall KFC for our lunch Followed by A&W. Because we cannot find it in Singapore, we will just eat till we are DEAD! And back to Singapore............