Monday, November 30, 2009

Resort World/Universal Studio Singapore (Under Construction)

I hope these videos can keep you company while I am away on vaccation. :)

Below photo taken from Vivo City. The uncompleted Resort World viewed from Vivo City.
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Took the following videos from the monorail train.
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These short videos are the still uncompleted Resort World and Universal Studio Singapore. They will be open next year and I am looking foward to it.
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I took these videos when I visited Sentosa last week. I have more photos of Sentosa but will post only after I come back from my vaccation.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Going for a holiday


A much needed break. I am going for a very short trip out of Singapore.
Guess where I am going? Will tell you the answer when I return.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Boat Prize

This luxury sport boat is so beautiful but I could only see it and wont be able to win it...lol. I dont always win any big prizes except for consolation prizes...hahaha. The most expensive prize I won was a $200+ handbag by a female magazine.

The boat is a prize organized by American Express. You can view more information from their website.


Friday, November 27, 2009

Wedding Dinner - Yummy

The wedding was followed by a dinner in the night.

Wedding cake

VIP Table where the bridal couple sit with their parents and relatives.

Oh I love these beautiful flowers

The gift box was used to collect ang pows (wedding gifts of money in red packets) given by family, relatives and friends.

A very chinese wedding dinner with the suckling pig as the main attraction.
The pig is about to be naked...lol

We ate the skin with the mini pancakes and the meat were used to cook another dish.
These are the remainder of the roast pig being cooked with other ingredients and we ate it by wrapping them in the cabbage leaves.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Wedding

Been so busy with nephew's wedding. It was such a joyful and happy day and we are so happy that he finally got married...lol.

This is the chinese custom where the bridegroom need to have his hair combed by his mother and his dad has to read the phrase of good lucks. The mirror and comb are the accessories for the ritual and the ruler is to bless him with many children.

The phrase is

The first combing : from beginning till the end

The second combing : harmony from now till old age

The third combing : sons and grandsons all over the place

The fourth combing : good wealth and a long-lasting marriage.
Eating of Glutinous rice balls or "tang yuan" for good luck.
Then there will be a tea ceremony where the wedding couple would serve tea to the elders and in return they get gifts of money or gold.

Wedding gift to bride...........sorry cannot show you inside contents of the box cause it does not belongs to me...lol

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Hort Park 14 (Final Posting) - Passion Fruit


This is so beautiful. This is the flower of the passion fruit. It looked like a plastic flower.


Sunday, November 22, 2009

Hort Park 13 - Water Lily


Saw these beautiful water lilies in the lake in Hort Park. They make good photographic subjects.

Too bad the lotus flowers have not bloom yet.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Pink Saturday - Hort Park 12 - Cute Flowers

I saw so many tiny flowers growing on the ground in Hort Park but not sure of their names.

They are so tiny and so cute and pretty.

For more pinky participants, please visit Beverly of How Sweet The Sound.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Skywatch Friday - Hort Park 11 - Wild Plants

Skywatch today is still at Hort Park. I took this photo of the plant by squatting down and looking up....lol.







For other sky watchers, please hop over to Skywatch blog.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Hort Park 10 - Cactus for Sale

These are beautiful. Cactus flowers are really very eye catching.

They looked so cute when they are so small but they can grow to very huge plants.




Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Hort Park 9 - Plants for Sale

These flowers are so beautiful and they dont cost much.

I love the purple flowers and sad to say I did not purchased them cause I know they would die on reaching home cause I was going somewhere else after this Hort Park's trip.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

My World Tuesday - Hort Park 8 - Plant Plus

This is a lovely place to get all your gardening stuff and plants.
Oh I love this photo of the pitcher plant. My little niece took some photos of it too and I began my science lessons with her by telling her all about the pitcher plant...lol.

All these pitcher plants are for sale.


More plants for sale.

Bonsai Plants



Please visit "That's my World" for other parts of the world.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Hort Park 7 - Hydroponics

There is a small hydroponic garden in Singapore Hort Park. It is popular with kids.

Hydroponics is a method of growing plants using mineral nutrient solutions, in water, without soil.






Sunday, November 15, 2009

Hort Park 6 - Butterfly Garden

It is so rush for little niece and me, the butterfly garden was close to closing time. And we are lucky to be allowed in as the last guests...lol. So quickly, we snap snap snap......

Just managed to get a few snapshots of the cocoons.....

and little niece spotted the huge butterfly above me and I zoom on it and we were then have to hurry out of the garden...sigh.....