Tulipmania 2015

Posted by on Jan 17, 2016 in Experiences, Flower, Green, Nature, Singapore, stock photos, Tulipmania | 0 comments

Here’s a really late post I’d like to share…

I’ve always wanted to see fields of tulips in real life.  Not having the resources to leave the country and go abroad to see it at the time, I went to Gardens By The Bay last May 2015 to check out Tulipmania 2015 inside the Flower Dome.  It was the third consecutive year that they did it in Singapore and the theme was fairy tales.

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Red Riding Hood

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Because of the crowd, I wasn’t able to take pictures of the other fairy tale displays, instead, I concentrated on taking close-up shots of the tulips and hyacinths to better see and appreciate their beauty.

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International Coastal Clean-Up, Singapore 2011

Posted by on Oct 26, 2011 in Singapore, WWS | 4 comments

Every year, Waterways Watch Society participates in International Coastal Clean-up Singapore (ICCS). Since I joined the volunteer group three years ago, I make it a point that I’m one of the participants from WWS.

This year, we went again to Gay Beach to do the beach clean-up. It was a sunny Saturday morning and some of the members who joined were first timers.

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Our boats were hoisted from Marina Reservoir to Marina Bay.

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We made our way to Gay Beach and the sight that welcomed us…

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Litter were everywhere, from plastic bottles to styrofoam pieces to used tarpaulin. name it and you just might find it there. We tried our best to clear the shore for almost 2 hours but we ran out of trash bags. We can only do so much. We were not able to bring back all the trash collected.

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We have to leave the rest of the collected trash behind and ask NEA to help someone collect them.

Every ICCS is memorable for me. I get to reflect while picking-up litter. Not every Singaporean knows that part of their first world country is as dirty as this shore. I’m not Singaporean, I’m Filipino but I don’t think twice in helping this country. I now live and work here. And this is part of mother earth which everyone should be taking care of.

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Practice the 3 Rs: Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle.


Watery Wednesday

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International Coastal Clean-Up, Singapore 2011

Posted by on Oct 26, 2011 in beach, Singapore, WWS | 0 comments

Every year, Waterways Watch Society participates in International Coastal Clean-up Singapore (ICCS). Since I joined the volunteer group three years ago, I make it a point that I’m one of the participants from WWS.

This year, we went again to Gay Beach to do the beach clean-up. It was a sunny Saturday morning and some of the members who joined were first timers.

20111026-215942.jpg

Our boats were hoisted from Marina Reservoir to Marina Bay.

20111026-220125.jpg

20111026-220859.jpg

We made our way to Gay Beach and the sight that welcomed us…

20111026-220958.jpg

Litter were everywhere, from plastic bottles to styrofoam pieces to used tarpaulin. name it and you just might find it there. We tried our best to clear the shore for almost 2 hours but we ran out of trash bags. We can only do so much. We were not able to bring back all the trash collected.

20111026-221504.jpg

20111026-221532.jpg

We have to leave the rest of the collected trash behind and ask NEA to help someone collect them.

Every ICCS is memorable for me. I get to reflect while picking-up litter. Not every Singaporean knows that part of their first world country is as dirty as this shore. I’m not Singaporean, I’m Filipino but I don’t think twice in helping this country. I now live and work here. And this is part of mother earth which everyone should be taking care of.

20111026-222352.jpg

Practice the 3 Rs: Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle.


Watery Wednesday

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Singapore Flyer

Posted by on Apr 18, 2009 in My World, Postcard Perfect, Singapore | 11 comments


(Sorry, the chinese characters won’t show correctly)

Reaching 42 stories high, it is currently the largest Ferris wheel in the world, with 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).

Located on the southeast tip of the Marina Centre reclaimed land, it comprises a 150 m (492 ft) diameter wheel, built over a three-story terminal building which houses shops, bars and restaurants, and offers broad views of the city centre and beyond to about 45 km (28 mi), including the Indonesian islands of Batam and Bintan, as well as Johor, Malaysia.

The final capsule was installed on 2 October 2007, the wheel started rotating on February 11, 2008 and it officially opened to the public on March 1, 2008.Tickets for rides on the first 3 nights were sold out for S$ 8,888 Singapore dollars (US$6,271)(£3,150.83GBP), an auspicious number in Chinese culture. The grand opening for the Flyer was held on 15 April 2008.

Each of the 28 air-conditioned capsules is capable of holding 28 passengers, and a complete rotation of the wheel takes approximately 30 minutes. Initially rotating in an counter-clockwise direction when viewed from Marina Centre, its direction was changed on 4 August 2008 under the advice of Feng shui masters.

Have a nice week everyone!

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