Tuesday, October 25, 2011

My World Tuesday - Butterfly Garden at Terminal 3 Changi Airport Singapore

Sorry for the long absence, I just came back from my holiday in Taiwan. Was really great and fun travelling. We did not join any travel agencies, booked our promotional air ticket with Singapore Airline to Taipei and booked our hotel online. Very easy.

We get to go via Terminal 3 Changi Airport to board our SQ plane. This is the first time I took a plane from terminal 3.

Terminal 3 is really huge and the best part was the butterfly garden. Hubby went for his meal and I just took off like an excited little girl to view the butterflies hahaha.

There are two levels and you can access to the garden from either level.

There are so many butterflies and plants and flowers. Great for photography but mind your steps and dont step on any butterflies that might rest on the ground.

Some videos showing the numerous butterflies flying around.

Butterfly sucking some nectar from the flowers.

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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Sculpture Trail along Singapore River - Fishing at Singapore RIver

Fishing at Singapore River
Chern Lian Shan

A boy, wearing a tank top and jeans, is stting cross-legged on a stone platform, gazing down into the river below. Beside him, his old dog is curled up asleep.

During the olden days, fishing is very common sight. The sculpture shows the boy fishing but my photo did not turn up good showing him holding something in his hand.

Location of this sculpture is by Singapore River at The Riverwalk

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Monday, October 3, 2011

Sculptures Trail along Singapore River - A Great Emporium

This sculpture depicts two merchants negotiating the prices for an array of goods, assisted by two coolies (labourers) holding up a traditional Chinese weighing scale known as the daching. This sculpture illustrates the typical scene along the Singapore River during its heyday as a bustling trading port.

The founder of modern Singapore, Sir Stamford Raffles, intended Singapore to become a "great commercial emporium.

Location of this sculpture is near the Asian Civilisations Musuem and beside the "From Chettiars to Financiers" sculpture that I mentioned in earlier post.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Sculptures Trail along Singapore River-From Chettiars to Financiers

This sculpture comprises a Chettiar (Indian moneylender), an employee of a Chinese clearing house and a modern day female Simex (Singapore Stock Exchange) trader. It shows the transformation of Singapore’s financial sector from traditional money lending in the early days to the sophisticated banking services provided by financial institutions today.

The location of the sculpture is along the Singapore River and behind Asian Civilisations Museum.

Friday, September 30, 2011

Sculptures Trail along Singapore River - Cavenagh Bridge and Kucinta

Cavenagh Bridge, named after Sir Lieutenant General William Orfeur Cavenagh, the last Governor of the Straits Settlements (1859 - 1867) under British India control. It was built in 1868 and is today the oldest bridge across the Singapore River. It was the last major work of the Indian convicts based in Singapore. Now it serves as a foot-bridge for pedestrian traffic only. You can read more from source.

A very old signboard during the olden days of Singapore where cattle and horses roam around the streets. But nowadays horses are found in the zoo, turf club and polo club only.

Proof of how old this bridge is.

Located at the side of the bridge are these cat sculptures. Known as Singapura or kucinta. Kucinta (Kuchinta) a hybrid of two Malay words: Kuching (cat) and cinta (love).
The Singapura Cat a.k.a. Kucinta (Kuchinta) is regarded as Singapore's Tourism Board's mascot, although claims of it having originated from Singapore remain questionable. Read more from source to find out the real origins of the cats.

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