Monday, May 26, 2008

Back from KL

On last friday early morning around 0200hrs, we drove up across the Causeway into Malaysia, before heading up, ate a hearty supper before driving up the North South Highway to Kuala Lumpur.

Had a very good drive up there, I drove Jack's powerful and steady Honda Civic FD2 up the highway in the night, love driving very late in the night. Upon reaching KL, Patrick and I went to MINES Convention Centre for the Millionaire Mindset Intensive Seminar while Jack went out on his own to find the hotel and attend to his matters.

It was a hectic 3 days of seminar and not a lot of time to go out and explore KL, haven't been there for many years. Anyway, still managed to get some shots of Bukit Bintang where we stayed in Hotel Allson Genesis.

Jack (left), Patrick (right)

Finally, before I took the coach on sunday night (as the other 2 guys were staying for 1 more night), drove around KL for sightseeing, took the photos of the twin towers before heading home on the midnight coach ride.

Do drop by my flickr site and take a look at my small collection of photos !

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Road Trip Up to KL


Going to travel up to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, a road trip, hope to catch up with old friends, visit KL since many years ago.

Do check out why I am going up North in this post !

Have a nice weekend !

Monday, May 19, 2008

Southern Ridges Discovery 2 - Henderson Wave Bridge


Following up from my previous post on the Southern Ridges Discovery, I walked over from the Alexandra Arch Bridge, into Forest Walk and reached Telok Blangah Hill Park. From this point, you could either start on the Hilltop Walk of Telok Blangah Hill Park or you could walk along the road with the signboards leading you to the Henderson Wave Bridge.

It was pretty crowded that day, saw many people of all ages, families, photographers, pets, cyclists, in the Southern Ridges parks. Hopefully, this would lead to more Singaporeans being more active in the outdoors and enjoy the greenery that we still preserved and appreciate that Singapore is not just a concrete jungle.

Upon reaching the Henderson Wave Bridge entrance, I was awed by the new icon of Singapore ! It was really beautiful and very well designed ! There were many people on the bridge, enjoying themselves. As I walked along the bridge, I was able to view many different sceneries of Southern Singapore, our heartlands, our sea and our central business district.

I slowly walked up and down, taking photos, saw many different photographers, around the evening time, when the sun was about to set, the sky was lighted up and many of us were at the Mount Faber Park side, taking photos of the sunset.

Singapore is a small country, however, we have our gardens, parks and beautiful sceneries that make us unique and special. Let's all get into our outdoor gear, go out and enjoy trekking the bridges of the Southern Ridges Park and outdoors.

Do drop by my Flickr photo site for more photos of the Southern Ridges Discovery !

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Southern Ridges Discovery - Forest Walk and Alexandra Arch Bridge

The landscape and terrain of Singapore is not just a country of flat land surrounded by the sea. She had its fair share of different hills and geographical terrains that offers Singaporeans and tourists an area of trekking and exploration.

In the Southern sector of Singapore, there were a few hills and ridges beside each other and they were separated by roads cutting through them. Recently, after extensive planning and action by URA Singapore, the Southern Ridges of Singapore were finally connected by bridges !

The Southern Ridges connects Mount Faber Park, Telok Blangah Hill Park and Kent Ridge Park, with 2 new iconic and prominent bridges spanning our Singapore skyline, namely Alexandra Arch Bridge and Henderson Wave Bridge.

Further information on "Discovering the Southern Ridges" can be found here and a copy of the Southern Ridges Map can be found here. I decided to explore a segment of the Southern Ridges today, and decided my start point to be Alexandra Arch Bridge. Once alighting from the bus service 51, I started taking my camera out and snapping photos!

It was something that I looked foward to and began walking up the elevated trail into Forest Walk, an area of secondary forest of Telok Blangah Hill. Nice and beautiful sceneries with lots of greenery, great to be back with nature and enjoying the fresh air, tranquility and peacefulness. Although, it was pretty active with lots of people trekking up and down the trail......

Although I couldn't really see any wildlife, there were many different plants, leaves and flowers for us to learn something about nature out there along the trail. The route would be a very interesting and challenging for runners, narrow paths on certain sectors facing big crowds. Overall, it was really fun, tomorrow I would write up on my next segment of the Southern Ridges Discovery - Henderson Wave Bridge.

Do keep a lookout and meanwhile, do drop by my Flickr photos collection of the Southern Ridges Discovery !

A Small Window View

Looking through a small window view, do you know what is happening ?

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Helping Fellow Global Citizens

In my personal blog, I wrote a post on "When Mother Nature Strikes".

With so many news reporting on the 2 natural disasters happening in Asia within the space of 2 weeks, it doesn't feel good at all to see the situations in China and Myanmar. People from different parts of the world, had came foward to raise funds for the people affected, with countries instructing specialist search and rescue teams on standby to assist China when a official request is made.

We can all do something, to help our global citizens, contributions, raising more awareness, prayers and love for all. Conversing with a fellow blogger, iWalk, U2?, who had roots in the Chengdu, where she grew up in, wrote about the impacts of the earthquake. I tried my best to encourage her in this tough period, with many fellow bloggers dropping in and encouraging her too. Our thoughts and prayers will always be with her and the people affected by the disasters.

It's also a strong signal by Mother Nature, reminding us to take care of our fragile ecosystem.

Monday, May 12, 2008

A Dog & A Cat

My friendly family dog , a Japanese Spitz, very sweet and loving, people love to give her a pat ...

While I was on my way to my auntie's home, I saw a cute cat ........ with a very lazy pose .......

Well, this cat gave me some fierce look ...... check it out on my flickr .......

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Portfolio for My 1st AD Wedding Photography


I was given the honour and opportunity by Wen Liang and Portia to be their Official AD Wedding Photographer and it was my 1st official project. My thoughts, feelings and write-up was collected in this posting.

Today, I was given the permission by Wen Liang to select photos from my AD photoshoot and place it in my Flickr site for display.

Do drop by my Flickr Portfolio and take a look !

Thanks for viewing and support !

Sunday, May 04, 2008

Crossing 5000 views for my Flickr photo site

I had taken many photos over the years and I had been uploading my selected photo works up into my Flickr Photo site and my 1st photo was uploaded on 4th August 2007.

Today, I checked and saw my Flickr photo views crossing the 5000 views count, I won't say it is a big number to pop the champagne, however, it was really good to know more photographers from all over the world.

Do pop over my Flicker Photo Site and I have a photo dedicated to my 5000 views mark !

Happy photo taking ! Take more photos !