Thursday, August 20, 2015
A set of commemorative currency notes to celebrate SG50 - consists of one piece S$50 and five pieces of S$10. We can change at the bank for these new notes at face value. The notes’ designs drew inspiration from significant milestones and achievements in Singapore's history, the multiracialism that defines Singapore as a nation and the values and aspirations that underpin Singapore's progress. For example, the S$50 note highlights Singapore's history, transformation and future. It shows the late Mr Lee Kuan Yew shouting 'Merdeka!' - the rallying cry of Singapore's independence struggle. See source from here. The set is beautiful. Love that it comes with the red box and folder. I managed to change 2 sets by queueing for only 30 minutes. Some banks saw longer queues. We can change only 5 sets by the first only the first two sets comes with boxes and folders.
Monday, August 10, 2015
Wow I had a field day video all the planes passing by my window after they had performed their stunts for the Singapore National Day 2015. I counted about 15 of them but a total of 50 aircrafts were used for the performance including one Singapore Airlines Plane. There were even helicopters, Apache, Chinook, etc but these did not fly past my window. I video them in short intervals but edited them to join them in one video. For the real performance you can view the official videos below from You Tube. The performance were great and I am really proud.
Sunday, August 9, 2015
It so happening right now, all preparing for the big party in an hour or so. Mobile Column getting ready for the big march to the venue. So proud of today and very happy. Hoping the weather will be kind. Very long row of mobile column, had to split the video otherwise the video will be too long. For more details on the mobile column, please view NDP.ORG
Happy 50th Birthday Singapore, in a few hours, the big party will be held at Padang, Cityhall. As this is the Jubilee Celebration we had extra holiday in addition to the national day (9th August 2015, falls on Sunday so public holiday replaced on Monday), the extra holiday was on 7th August 2015. So we made a visit to the padang on 7th August, before the actual party started today. So happy to be able to stroll to the padang and met with these delightful lighted props to be used on national day. These props are very uniquely Singaporean. Singa the Courtesy Lion , mascot for courtesy campaign. Teamy Bee for the National Productivity Movement. Water Wally for the Save Water Campaign I think this is the national flower - Vanda Miss Joaquim Blur like sotong - is Singlish (Singapore slang) - sotong means squid as squid squirts ink in water to make it blur but actually means clueless Lah - another Singlish Slang - comes after each sentence eg. OK lah Changi Airport Control Tower Singapore Public Housing Flat (apartment) and it does not comes cheap even though it is public, at least 6 figures sum in Singapore Dollars Singapore Signature Dish - Chilli Crab - invented by Singaporean Housewife (Read story from source . Ice Kachang - Local dessert- was originally ice ball but evolved to ice kachang. I remember during my primary school in the 60s it costs only 10 cents for ice ball and i share with my friend so we need foot only 5 cents each and the ice vendor will use a mini saw to saw the ice ball into half (inside the ice ball are some red beans ingredients. Fond memories :) King of fruits - Durian The beautiful stage for tonight celebration.
Saturday, August 8, 2015
Last night was at One Fullerton viewing a very beautiful lightshow by The Fullerton Hotel Singapore in celebrating Singapore 50th birthday. Was lucky to get a good spot to video the beautiful show. Nightly from 1 to 9 August 2015 at 8.00pm, 9.00pm and 10.00pm Additional screening on Saturdays and Sundays at 11.00pm More information from The Fullertonbay Hotel.