Thursday, July 30, 2009

Skylines of the World...

When we talk about beautiful skylines, many will relate to Hong Kong's which shows a large selection of distinct sky-reaching towers, with beautiful night lighting and reflection or Chicago's who has some of the finest mid-century architecture and modern skyscrapers or New York City, who has one of the densest and most diverse skylines, with a huge collection of buildings and building styles.

But hey, wait a while and look at these...

The upcoming Marina Bay Sands Intergrated Resort, where the entire family can seek great one-stop amusement. It's impossible to be bored.

The Marina Bay Floating Platform where the annual National Day Parade was held.
Catch a birds-eye-view of our city atop the colossal Singapore Flyer to take in the breathtaking, panoramic views of the Marina Bay, our island and beyond.

The skyscrapers in the financial hub and Merlion Park.
Adjacent is One Fullerton, transformed from a former General Post Office building into now one of the finest 5-star hotel.

Singapore River...

And not forgetting the effort put into preservation:
left: The Art House at the Old Parliament
right: Asian Civilisations Museum
and many others...

So this is where I was born... Singapore

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Sengkang Riverside Park (1)

The residents of Sengkang would be delighted that they finally got not 1 but 3 parks. Located at Anchorvale Street in Sengkang housing estate, Riverside Park is divided into 3 areas, namely the Visitor Centre Plot, Mangrove Plot and Civic Centre Plot.

Visitor Centre Plot is located at the northern side of Anchorvale Street. Here, you can find
a) Sengkang Riverside carpark (presently parking is FOC);
b) The Visitor Centre building has a huge open space under its distinctive curved roof. This is shop space for future eateries and sitting space for outdoor performance with a pleasant park view.
c) Another feature is the pond filled with small fishes. It lies at the bottom of a slope from the Visitor Centre. There is a prominent 'no-fishing' sign beside this pond, but who cares...

Above: Look at this visitor centre building...

No fishing sign yet...

left: when the creepers cover this structure, it should provide good shade.
right: this small hill with a stepped slope is another unusual characteristic of this park.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Let's go fly kites

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Let's go Changi boardwalk...

Fancy for a quiet stroll amid lush greenery with the sound of waves lapping on the shore and the cool sea breeze blowing into your face, try the Changi Boardwalk. Spanning 2.6km along the coastline of Changi located at the eastern tip of Singapore, the Changi Boardwalk is divided into 6 segments but the path is contiguous from west to east.

above: map reference showing the various section of the boardwalk.

above: Changi Point Ferry Terminal, where visitors would board a bumboat to Pulau Ubin, Singapore's rural island paradise or Pengerang, a fishing town in JB.

above: a pavilion marks the entrance to the Changi Boardwalk located near Changi Point Ferry Terminal.

Entering into Creek Walk which lies on the southern bank of Sungei Changi. You can view the mouth of Sungei Changi from here

>>> this way to Beach Walk.

This is the 2nd largest stretch of the boardwalk. The Beach Walk faces the Serangoon harbour and Changi beach.
>>> this way to Sailing Point Walk.

above: Sailing point Walk, near the Changi Sailing Club (below) where you can enjoy views of the sailboats and the expanse of the sea.

above: Changi Sailing Club. No trepassing unless you want to be clawed.
>>> this way to Cliff Walk.
>>> you will see this rock formation along the Cliff Walk.

... Cliff Walk, a walk through lush greenery located just below the hilltop chalets. Viewing decks along this stretch at vanatge point where it is common to see wedding couple capturing their memorable moments...

>>> this way to Kelong Walk.

Fishing can be done at any part of the broadwalk, but you will see most people fish at the Kelong Walk, probably because this boardwalk is slightly extended seawards and they though there will be more fishes here.

above left: a make shift fishing boat
above right: Changi Beach Club

Finally, we have arrived at the Sunset Walk, to catch the beautiful view of the sunset over Changi Point.