More donuts craze in Singapore. It seems that donuts is gaining a sudden popularity.
Other than the long queue at Raffles City basement, I saw another donut shop at Vivocity yesterday. We were on our way to have lunch celebrating a colleague's birthday.
So innovative! The picture caught my eye!
No, I did not queue up. Maybe I shall show the donuts picture another day.
(Sorry for the reflections of the glass)
Are you crazy about doughnuts? I wonder when Krispy Kreme will come to Singapore. The franchise fee is reportedly very high. Krispy Kreme is ok eaten straight out of the oven. But you get a sugar high!
OK. I can't spell. Is it doughnuts or donuts.
Thursday, May 31, 2007
More donuts craze in Singapore. It seems that donuts is gaining a sudden popularity.
Wednesday, May 30, 2007
This is the two other murals that is on the walls of the TAPAC buildings.
Hope you like them.
If you would like to know the process of the painting, you can view it at:
Mr Kamal Dollah and his guys did the great job!
Labels: Performance Arts Centre
Tuesday, May 29, 2007
This is the Telok Ayer Performing Arts Centre at 182 Cecil Street.
It was previously the Telok Ayer Primary School.
In 1985, the primary school was converted to be a performating arts centre. Also, known as TAPAC, it houses arts groups of different cultural traditions and art disciplines.
Visit http://kamaldollah.wordpress.com/2007/05/21/singapore-city-mural/ to read about the artists behind this wall.
Labels: Performance Arts Centre
Monday, May 28, 2007
Today and also tomorrow, I am attending an English class at the British Council. Yes I am attending English Class!!
The course is called "Say It Clearly". Speaking English since young, it's never been this diffucult until today! haha...
Being a Daily Photoblogger, I had my camera with me, and this was the view out the classroom.
Those are the ships that brings goods to Singapore daily.
Sunday, May 27, 2007
This 61 metres tall memorial is made out of four columns. They represent the four races (Chinese, Malay, Indian and other races), joined at the base signifying the unity of all races.
Every year on 15 February, a memorial service is held here to remember the victims of the war.
If you do a search, you will see that it is also known as "The Chopsticks" at the Civic District.
This monument is dedicated to all those who perished during the Japanese Occupation of Singapore between 15 February 1942 to 12 September 1945. The remains of the unidentified war victims are buried beneath the monument.
Labels: Memorial Park
Saturday, May 26, 2007
Sis, bro and I, we decided that we want to give mum a somewhat different birthday gift. What did we buy her?
Looking at this box, can you guess?
Some of you fruit fans might have immediately guess it!
Don't scroll down yet. Guess Guess...
You most probably scrolled down right?
It's an Apple Mac Mini with additional RAM, Apple Keyboard and the Mighty Mouse. Dad said the monitor at home is big enough and is quite new, so no new monitor.
Mum's actually quite hi-tech you know.... She had her own 'ISP branded' email address since 1997! That's 10 years ago, and quite an early adopter of broadband too.
Well, I think that's because Dad did not like typing on yahoo messenger, so he got broadband so he could talk (instead of typing) on yahoo messenger to his children overseas. haha...
Labels: Birthday Gift
Friday, May 25, 2007
This is something started in Singapore and has caught on in many countries. It is called Electronic Road Pricing. During peak hours, you pay if you want to use the roads.
This photo shows the rate for entering Orchard Road.
London in recent years also introduced something similar, and they called it Congestion Charge.
Labels: Uniquely Singapore
Thursday, May 24, 2007
Wednesday, May 23, 2007
This was funny. Saw it few days ago on a SBS Transit bus.
No SUGAR? Afraid that it will attract ants?
Oh yes, if you have sharp eyes, take a look at the EZ link reader on this bus, its the SBS Transit colour!
(psst.. it's a soft drink advert, you can guess which one it is... no not Anything or Whatever haha... )
Tuesday, May 22, 2007
This is Noah Ong. The little brother of Ethan Ong - Singapore's youngest busker.
(Hmmm I wonder if Noah has taken over the title)
Usually we see Ethan playing, but last Saturday afternoon, we saw it was a younger boy.
Ethan and his dad was at the side enjoying Noah playing Hillsongs on the drums.
I posted Ethan once last year, view it here if you want to recollect.
Monday, May 21, 2007
Sunday, May 20, 2007
It's a new drink that has just been introduced in Singapore.
It's for people who can't decide. It's called Anything.
You buy them, it has no indication of what's inside, it could be Cola, Cola with Lemon, Apple, Fizz Up, Cloudy Lemon, Root beer.
Anything's the fizzy drinks range.
It has a cousin called "Whatever". The same concept, but the drinks are non carbonated like Ice Lemon Tea, Peach Tea, Jasmine Green Tea, White Grape Tea, Apple Tea, Chrysanthemum Tea
This is a photo a day blog, if you want more photos, look at my Food Blog at: Singapura Daily Makan Photo. :-)
Saturday, May 19, 2007
It's worth the wait. The sale worth waiting for is here!
What's the best time for visiting Singapore? It's now. The Great Singapore Sale is here.
From 25 May - 22 July 2007. But for most shops that wants the first shopper's dollars, the sale is already on! (just like this picture, which is at Robinsons)
You can find out more about the Great Singapore Sale at: http://www.greatsingaporesale.com.sg/
Friday, May 18, 2007
Julian Beever the Pavement Picasso has gone to many cities. He's here in Singapore. His work is at Raffles City Shopping Centre, right outside Robinsons. I just took this picture 2.5 hours ago.
Cool yah.... It looks so real! It looks as if there's a highway below Raffles City!
Readers in Singapore, head down there to view the real thing for yourself!
You can find his website at: http://users.skynet.be/J.Beever/ or just google "Pavement Picasso".
That is what is signed on the pavement.
Thursday, May 17, 2007
The building you see here will be gone! It is undergoing demolition and soon it will be gone. Then it will come up again to be a luxury residential development of 43-floors.
Suddenly many buildings in the city centre is being converted to luxury residence. Is this also happening in your city?
Fellow DPs, today I got to meet up with Santy from Jakarta Daily Photo. It was nice to meet up with fellow DPs. She will then proceed to KL with meet up with Edwin from Kuala Lumpur Daily Photo tomorrow!
Today's pic was taken while waiting for Santy to appear!
Wednesday, May 16, 2007
Where East Meets West. That's what's being describe for Far East Square.
It is where old meets new. It's an interesting place to visit in Singapore. It has the oldest temple, and cutting edge firms.
There are also lots of restaurants with cuisine coming from France, Italy, Vietnam, Japan and the local flavours of Singapore.
Tuesday, May 15, 2007
In Chinese culture in Singapore and Malaysia, we celebrate a baby being one month old. In Hokkien dialect it's pronounce 'Muah Gurh'.
Colleagues and friend will usually buy them the baby (or rather the parents) a gift, or being practical people, we usually will give cash in red packets, which we call 'ang pow'.
Close family will usually give gold anklets or gold chains for the baby.
Usually, in Singapore, the parents will invite those who have given them angpow / gifts to a 'come visit the baby' gathering with food and 'show off' the baby.
After the occasion of 'ooo', 'ahhh', 'cute baby' etc... (and also having a meal) the host will give a gift to those who came. The gift usually will have a red egg. Which symbolize a happy prosperous birthday.
This is what I got recently from a colleague's baby's one month bash. It came in a nice cute baby character box, it also had a clear plastic cover over it.
There's always the red egg. This one has a fruit tart as well.
The other packet is glutinous rice pyramid. The red thing is the plastic is 'ang ku kueh' or red turtle cake.
Monday, May 14, 2007
Sunday, May 13, 2007
First, Happy Mother's Day to all mums viewing this site.
(especially my mummy who also visits)
There's a open roof bus tour in Singapore, and its called the Hippo Tour.
I have yet to ride on this bus thingy. But I have ride on those that tour Paris.
Do you realise that for tourist attraction in cities that you live in, most people have not tried it yet? Sis and I said we going to pretend to be tourist one of these weekend.
For Singapore residents, have you taken this ride before?
Saturday, May 12, 2007
Just half an hour ago, I finally got back home after a whole day out since morning.
What were we doing the last few hours? Taking photos, playing scrabble, solving sudoku puzzles.
This is Sudoku for those who do not know what they are.
They are getting so so popular. Even on public transport, you see pple solving them.
So, the secret to solving when you are stuck? Get an expert! We had a friend who is an expert!
For those who love sudoku, if someone in the bus or train solves it, and you get to see the puzzle, do you ever have the urge to tell the person the answer? I have to restrain myself. haha...
Labels: Board Games
Friday, May 11, 2007
Woooow... I was walking to lunch yesterday and saw this trailer's head got tilted up. Initially I thought the Steam Roller that flattens roads was too heavy. Then realise it was jacked up.
This picture taken with a camera phone, so not so clear lah...
Thursday, May 10, 2007
Wednesday, May 09, 2007
Tuesday, May 08, 2007
3 truckloads of carton boxes were ordered I heard for the moving. That's what the admin staff in charge said when we asked what they would be used for.
Move what? Moving a whole faculty from one side of the campus to the other. Seems like a giantic project. The School of Computing at the National University of Singapore's moving. Their main website also has a relocation microsite.
I guess it must be tough reversing a huge truck. Look how intense the driver is!
Monday, May 07, 2007
A picture of a cruise or maybe it's a ferry or boat on the waters between Vivo City and Sentosa Island.
Sentosa Island is one of the popular tourist spot in Singapore. Have you been there?
Visit www.sentosa.com.sg to find out more!
Other than Merlion Park near the Financial District, you can also find a huge merlion on Sentosa. Can you see it in the background?
Sunday, May 06, 2007
Yes, don't jump off the building, you are not spiderman. (yes... i just watched Spidey 3 few hours ago)
Instead, try this. It's called the G-Max Reverse Bungy. A extreme high adrenaline pumping thingy located at Clarke Quay.
For this picture, too bad there's no one on it yet. Else, you will see someone in a capsule being shot up high into the sky. The capsule is held together by the two slanting frame. It goes up 60 metres into the air with speeds up to 200km/h!
See the person here in the picture, maybe the guy is asking the girl to go try. haha...
Would you try it?
Update: Victor a visitor to this site has a picture of the capsule. Also a writeup of an indicident about Gmax that happened about 1 year ago.
Saturday, May 05, 2007
Friday, May 04, 2007
What's that? It's dark soy sauce, pepper and light soy sauce in tiny plastic bottles.
Many older folks like to have this for their breakfast. Actually young ones too!
Toasts with "kaya" and half boiled eggs.
This egg looks yummy? Usually it's poured into a saucer and mixed with dark or light soy sauce and pepper. I like mine plain. Just like in the picture below.
What's your favourite breakfast?
Thursday, May 03, 2007
Wednesday, May 02, 2007
Tuesday, May 01, 2007
Last night, The Esplanade's thorny roof grew and expanded. Not all thorns expanded, but only a few of it. But it was enough to cause a horror among the locals. They thought they were in Sydney! I was lucky enough to capture it! Look how some thorns grew and curled up that it looked so much like Sydney's Opera House!
During the night, there was thunder and lighting and it rained the whole night.
The next morning at dawn, it seemed the lighting had struck off those huge thorns! Phew! The Esplanade is back in Singapore.
OK. It's theme day, and we are suppose to display a picture from a city other than your own.
The following Daily Photo sites are participating in the 1st May theme, please use the links to below to visit them.
Due to time zone differences and other factors, the theme photo may not be displayed until later if you are viewing early in the day.
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