Monday, June 30, 2008

A trip to Mount Faber (Final part)-View from the park

Tourists from China are having a good time taking photos from this little park on the beautiful view from here.

This is the huge cruise ship which had just left the cruise centre at Harbour Front. The cruise centre will be relocated to a newer and bigger cruise centre at Marina South in a few years time.

Good view of the housing apartments where majority of Singaporeans own their own apartments. Our Housing Development Board just won 2008 United Nations Public Service Award. The United Nations (UN) has conferred the 2008 United Nations Public Service Award for "Improving transparency, accountability and responsiveness in the Public Service" to HDB for its Home Ownership Programme. Source: from here
We are a very tiny country so our houses are built upwards.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

A trip to Mount Faber (Part 4-Park)

Still on top of Mount Faber. And at this little park, we could learn about the directions from where we were standing, where our neighbouring countries were.

There are more but I was so tired so I only managed to snap these few countries directions.

Friday, June 27, 2008

Skywatch - Satellite tower at Mount Faber

Still on top of Mount Faber, I saw two very tall Satellite Tower. I guess they would looked good on Sky Watch Friday.

Plenty of greenery on top of Mount Faber.

Thanks to Tom for hosting Sky Watch. For other sky watchers, you can go to Tom's website.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

A trip to Mount Faber-Part 4 (Park)

Still at the top of Mount Faber. Just about 10 minutes walk from the Mount Faber Cable Car Station, there was a small park that was so lovely. It was much cooler over here with huge trees which gives us shade from the hot sun.

This is the Singapore Icon - the Merlion on top of Mount Faber. There are about four Merlions as far as I know in Singapore. The others are the famous Merlion and its baby at Fullerton and the huge Merlion on Sentosa.

Plenty of flowers and greenery as we walked to this little park.

Vanda Miss Joaquim - our Singapore flower

Bee at work

Look out for more photos at this park which would be of interest to you.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

A trip up to Mount Faber- Part 3 (Jewel Box)

The Jewel Box right at the top of Mount Faber where the cable car station is. There are a few restaurants and bars located here.

This is the roof top of Jewel Box but best time to visit was in the morning or night cause it could be very hot on the roof top in the afternoon. But you could visit some of the air conditioned restaurants located on the lower floor where you could dine or have a drink and a good view of Singapore.

Some cable cars used as deco. for the roof top pub.

You could follow what this family did, hide in the shelter from the hot sun and bring their own drinks and food. The rooftop pub is not open during the daytime except for the restaurants which are open for lunch and dinner.

Guess why this cable car is different from the other top two cable cars in the above photo. Clue: The difference has nothing to do with the fine display of dining sets. Answer: This cable is different from the above two because it was made of Lego Bricks.

More information on dining and wine at Jewel Box, Mount Faber in here.

Monday, June 23, 2008

A trip up Mount Faber - Part 2 (City View)

Looking from the other side of Mount Faber, I could now see the city view instead of the sea view.

These are the housing apartments of the heartlanders of Telok Blangah, they are at least 30 years of age but the apartments in here are worth more than in some other estates because of their location. The apartments over here have a backing of Mount Faber and a sea view (good fengshui). In Feng Shui, a backing of a mountain/hill meant protection and water meant wealth.

Looking further away, we could see the skyline of the city. It looked cramp but in between these buildings there are plenty of greenery otherwise we wont be called a garden city. :)

More photos of Mount Faber coming up in later post.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

A trip up Mount Faber - Part 1(Sea View)

Mount Faber is not a mountain but rather is a hill measuring only 105 metres in height. It is a place where you could dine or just relax or take a stroll. Sorry there wont be any shopping malls up there. One can have a panaromic view of Singapore up above Mount Faber.
(The above photo had the view of the busy shipping port.)

There are many ways of going up Mount Faber. One way is driving up or taking a cab. A cheaper way is to take the public bus no. 409 at Harbour Front Bus Terminal for only $1 (one way trip). However the bus is only available during weekend. Or you could take the cable car from Harbour Front to Mount Faber and if you bought the return trip ticket, you could use it to go to Sentosa too or vice versa. For more information on the cable car, you could visit website. It is wiser to buy the return trip ticket instead of a one way ticket (it is just a difference of $1).

(The above photo shows the Harbour Front Cable Car Station, the cruise centre and Sentosa. The cruise centre will be relocated to Marina South in later years. Lots of construction on Sentosa.)

Another way is taking the stairs (opposite harbour front) to climb up to Mount Faber but it could be tiring. The latest trend was taking the bus 409 to Mount Faber and then walk down the hill via Henderson Waves Bridge (Singapore highest pedestrian bridge). You can see the photo of the beautiful bridge in here.

(The above photo shows some condominium and further away you might be able to see Indonesia on a fine day.)

More information and photos of Mount Faber could be seen in their official website.

I have more photos of Mount Faber in later post.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Sky watch-Cable Cars To Mount Faber

Yes, Yes, I am so much better now. Thanks to all my fellow bloggers for your concern and well wishes. So come with me today for a top of the world feeling at Mount Faber. :) Mount Faber is not a mountain despite the "mount". It is only a hill about 105 metres in high. Singapore is generally a very flat piece of land and no mountains except for some hills.

This is the cable car station at Harbour Front. You could take the cable car to Sentosa or to Mount Faber.

A closer look at the cable cars from where I was standing.

This is the Mount Faber station where the cable car is heading.

I am standing at the top of Mount Faber, which had a very good bird eye view of south of Singapore and Sentosa. I will post more photos of Mount Faber in later post.

Thanks to Tom for hosting Sky Watch. For other sky watchers, you can go to Tom's website.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Nature in Singapore

Hi my fellow bloggers,

My blog are mostly photos of the city and its surroundings. I am not one who would walked right into the seabed to take photos of sea creatures,

I leave that to the young bloggers to share these amazing photos of nature in Singapore.

Please visit this lovely blog on nature of Singapore.

Monday, June 16, 2008

I am sick

I guessed all the fun merry making at K box and the K-box's too cold air conditioning made me . Will be out of action for a while. It is just a bad flu.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

K Box - Karaoke

Today is Father's Day. Here wishing all dads around the world a very Happy Father's Day. Well my siblings and myself and our families celebrate father's day at K box singing karaoke. The teenagers suggested this outing to celebrate father's day for our husbands and my brother (their dads).

But I guess the teenagers (my nieces and sons are hogging the microphone instead of The next time only the adults will go K box, not fair we only sing a few songs...hahaha.

The karaoke package comes with meals. I have more photos of the food at K box, you can view them in my food blog. For more information on the prices, you can view their website.

This is all the mess we left after all the singing and eating and drinking.

We then had a sumptuous seafood dinner at a local restaurant. We enjoyed outselves so much and we looked forward to the next gathering.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Skywatch-The Singapore Flyer

This is not the wheels of a bicycle. If you looked closely at the top right corner, you could see the capsule of The Singapore Flyer. Yes, it is part of The Singapore Flyer, those metal frames that hold all those tiny capsules. (Tiny from the ground view). The capsules are air conditioned.

You could learn more about the Singapore Flyer from my previous post.

Closer look at the capsules.

Thanks to Tom for hosting Sky Watch. For other sky watchers, you can go to Tom's website.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Street Scene-Business Financial District

This is a street scene taken on a lazy weekend afternoon. You would see more vehicles during the morning and evening weekday rush hours. In the background are tall buildings in the Raffles Place and Business Financial District.

The news that just came in, you might like to read:

Singapore has come out tops in Asia for having the highest quality of living, according to an annual survey by consulting firm Mercer.

The study was based on a number of factors including the political and social environment, medical and health considerations, public services and transportation, and housing.

Globally, Singapore is ranked 32, after climbing two spots from last year.

In Asia, Tokyo, Yokohama, Kobe and Osaka are ranked just behind Singapore.

Monday, June 9, 2008

The Singapore Flyer

This is the Singapore Flyer is a giant observation wheel equivalent to the London Eye.

The Flyer comprises a 150 m (492 ft) diameter wheel, built over a three-story terminal building, giving it a total height of 165 m (541 ft). This exceeds The Star of Nanchang by 5 m (16 ft) and the London Eye by 30 m (98 ft). Each of the 28 air-conditioned capsules are capable of holding 28 passengers each, and a complete rotation of the wheel takes approximately 30 minutes. For more information you can view from source:Wikipedia.

I have yet gone for the ride in the flyer, will post more photos when I actually go for the ride. :)

For more information, you can view them at the website:

Saturday, June 7, 2008

City Hall

City Hall was built from 1926 to 1929 and was known as Municipal Building. The building was built on the two house built by G.D. Coleman in the 1830s. To read up more on the history of city hall, you can view here .
The spacious front steps form one of Singapore's most historic public spaces: here, in 1945, Admiral Lord Louis Mountbatten, accepted the Japanese Surrender from General Itagaki, formally ending the Japanese Occupation of Singapore; here, in 1951, Singapore was proclaimed a city by Royal Charter granted by King George VI; here in 1959, the proclamation of self-government in Singapore was made by then prime minister Lee Kuan Yew; and here, Mr. Lee declared Singapore an independent republic in 1965. For more information, you can view the source from here.