Friday, May 29, 2015

Singapore National Museum - Leading Ladies - women making a Difference

At one section of the National Museum was a new exhibtion started last month till 21st June 2015. Women Making a Difference pays tribute to the women who were at the forefront of community service, specifically from the mid-19th century onwards.

Highlights of the exhibitions must be these cheongsums, the designs and embroidery looked so beautiful and attractive.

For more details of the exhibtion, can view from the official website of Singapore National Museum.

Monday, May 25, 2015

In Memoriam - Lee Kuan Yew Exhibition at Singapore National Museum

Was at the Singapore National Museum to view the exhibition of Memorial to Lee Kuan Yew.

This memorial exhibition will be on till end of June and after that the exhibits will be placed in another permanent place in the museum.

This Rolex Oyster Perpetual Watch 1953 was presented to Lee Kuan Yew by the Singapore Union of Postal and Telecommunictions Workers when he had successfully represented the union in an arbitration over a wage dispute. Eventually, nearly 1,000 clerks received 28 months' back pay.

Lee Kuan Yew sending a telegram back home to his family informing them he was arriving Singapore and the battleship was really meant to have steam boat (a kind of hot pot) dinner.

This glass master plate was used for printing leaflets for Lee Kuan Yew's campaign during the 1955 General Elections.

Poster of Singapore's First Legislative Assembly, 1955

Leaflets for Legislative Assembly By Elections

Rosewood Rostrum, 1970s used by Mr Lee Kuan Yew for delivering the National Day Rally Speech at the National Theatre.

This red box was used by Mr Lee Kuan Yew while he was in political office. It contained his work - papers, speech drafts, letters, readings,notes and cassette tapes with his recorded instructions. He used it everyday till the last time on 4th February 2015 the day before he was hospitalised.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Moon, Venus and Jupiter?

Was looking at the sky, was wondering why the stars were so bright but not twinkling. Realised one of the star could be Venus. Did some googling and realised tonight is the chance to see Venus and Jupiter in their brightest. I am convinced the brightest star is Venus but not sure about Jupiter or is it a star.

Managed to hold my camera steadily and zoom 20 times to view Venus, wow I managed to capture it on camera.

Friday, May 1, 2015

Skywatch Friday - Cloud that looked like a whale

Night is falling and there's lots of dark clouds but one of them caught my eye. I thought it looked like a huge whale in the blue sea. Do you see same as me?

For other sky watchers, please hop over to Skywatch Blog