Monday, March 31, 2008

Cavenagh Bridge

This bridge built in 1869 was originally known as the Edinburgh Bridge to commemorate the visit of the Duke of Edinburgh.

The bridge was renamed in honour of Colonel Cavenagh, the last India-appointed Governor of Singapore. It was originally planed as a drawbridge. However, it was found upon completion to be suitable only as a fixed structure. It is now a pedestrain bridge.

It used to be accessible to people, rickshaws and ox carts but it was overloaded with the flourishing trade of Singapore and now the bridge is only accessible to pedestrians.

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Space Korea 2008

I saw the happiness in the faces of the Korean when this astronaut mascot appeared in the shopping street. I too gave this astronaut a congratulation hug. Well done Korean. May the next space astronaut come from Singapore.

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Back from Holiday

Hi all, Sorry for taking a long rest from blogging. I took a vacation to South Korea for a holiday and I enjoyed the beautiful scenery and the cold weather. I thought it was already springtime in Korea but the weather seems to be winter. At times it dropped to 2 degrees celsius during the day and night it was freezing cold. Good thing I had my winter jacket and some warm clothings. I hope to sort out the holiday photos and post them in my travel blog and food blog. I might be slow in posting photos in this blog, so please visit my other blogs for the holiday photos.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Taking A Long Rest From Blogging

Thanks to all who visited my blog and leaving so many nice comments. It is ok if you dont visit daily and I dont visit daily too. I guess most of us are too busy with careers, family, school, etc

I will be taking a long rest from blogging. Please visit again in April for more photos. See you all and wish everyone have a nice time blogging. :)

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Kucinta Sculpture

I did not take a good photo(not the perfect angle) of these cat sculptures cause it started to rain and I was trying to protect my camera, so this is the only photo of the cats. There are about 15 such cat sculptures along Singapore River, sadly some are stolen.

These cats are known as the Singapura Cat or Kucinta. To know how the name come about or the origins of the cat you need to read this story.

Saturday, March 8, 2008

The River Merchants

These sculptures are done by by Dr Aw Tee Hong.

The sitting sculpture is one of Singapore's earliest merchants, Mr Alexander Laurie Johnston, interacting with the local merchants.

The sculpture of these coolies(workers) loading goods onto a bullock cart, a common sight during the earlier days of Singapore.

Behind this sculpture is the Maybank which is sponsoring these sculptures. The Maybank Tower site is the original site of Mr Johnston's godown - Alexander Laurie Johnston & Co.

A common sight of teachers bringing students out on a live history lesson. A lesson out of the classroom. I think it is great.

Note: There are about 30 sculptures along the Singapore River, I hope to find them all but some are quite small and the river is quite long.

Friday, March 7, 2008

First Generation Sculpture

The above photo of the sculpture is titled "First Generation".

The sculpture was done by Chong Fah Cheong

The bronze sculpture shows five boys jumping into the river for a swim just like the people who stay near the river did in the past.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Bank Promotion

The mannequins on the scaffoldings are part of a bank's promotion. The bank is promoting its commercial international centre. That was why the mannequins were dressed in international costumes.

At first glance, I thought there were workers doing some painting or renovation near the

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Scary Cloud

The weather seems to be changing everyday. Been raining heavily end of last year and we finally see nice weather in February and now it is raining heavily again.

This scary dark cloud was taken last week at around 7 pm. It was going to rain but the sky looked so gloomy and dark and scary and when it finally rain it was scary with the sound of the strong wind especially so when I stay in a highrise apartment.

Monday, March 3, 2008

Plane partially hidden in sky

Recently, we had this air show in Singapore in the east of Singapore. So there were many planes flying above us.

I managed to snap and zoom on this huge plane flying above me.
I did not realised I captured this photoshot of the plane hidden partially in my photo till I looked through the photos in my computer. I think it is cute. The front part of the plane was hidden in the clouds.

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Final Posting on Cocktail Stirrers

This will be my final posting on my hobby, collection of cocktail stirrers. I dont collect them anymore, they are collected during my teenage time.

This stirrer is from New Zealand, I cant remember who gave me this. I like the design of it.

These are from Mandarin Hotel. It looked like a mandarin hat worn by an ancient scholar.

I liked this stirrer from West End Club Disco at Goodwood Hotel. I remembered after the disco, we went for supper above the disco and we had sumptous taiwanese porridge. Nice fond memories. My ex-disco friends, if you are reading this, do you still remember?
That's all folks, on my collection of cocktail stirrers, hope you all find them interesting and enjoyable.