Showing posts with label P.Interesting Street Sights. Show all posts
Showing posts with label P.Interesting Street Sights. Show all posts

Monday, September 08, 2008

That is Life!

This scene was taken at Suntec City last Saturday.
It brought fond memories of my some of my childhood days.
When one is a child, the days seem to pass slowly and many of the times, life can seem so enjoyable.
But entering adulthood, we see the need to earn a living, entering the common rat race, be embroiled in office politics, seeing the less fairer nature of man and experience aging, some pain here and there.
That is Life!

Saturday, August 09, 2008

ERP: Every Road Pays?

This ERP (Electronic Road Pricing) gantry next to Fu Lu Shou Shopping Complex was one of the many put up in the most recent installation of such gantries across the island.

Sunday, August 03, 2008

Aesthetics lies in the beholder

Blue Pyramid (from rooftop of a building)
Flying Saucer (Changi Airport Terminal 3)
As the two above pictures have exemplified, looking things from different angles in life, one can see different meanings and beauty inherent even in a most ordinary thing.

Friday, June 06, 2008

Misleading Traffic Lights

The location of the two traffic lights at this traffic crossing in front of Blk 11, Jalan Eunos, makes crossing by pedestrians dangerous.

Shown in the picture are the 'red mans' of the two traffic lights. The 'red man' and 'green man' of these two traffic lights are not synchronised.

The dangerous situation is when the 'green man' of the traffic light behind lights up while the traffic light in front still indicates 'red man', because at the orientation of the traffic light can easily mislead pedestrian that this 'green man' is indicated on the first traffic light when it is not; accidents might then result.

Sunday, March 30, 2008

The 8th Wonder of the World in Singapore

The world has 7 ‘wonders of the world’; many Singaporeans have been thinking whether Singapore can have a possible candidate for the 8th wonder of the world?

A slew of suggestions have been thrown up in the previous years, these ranged from the iconic landmarks of Singapore: the Changi Airport, the Zoo, the Botanic Gardens to the newly built key architectural beauties like the Esplanade, the Singapore Flyer and the soon-to-be-built structure of the IRs (Integrated Resorts).

I would like to propose a 8th wonder of the World for Singapore. This 8th wonder has not been deliberately built; it is formed naturally by Singaporeans for Singaporeans.

And this 8th wonder of the world as proposed by me is nonetheless found underground, in the exit linking City Hall MRT Station to Connaught Drive!

People who pass by this underground at any time of the day, be it weekdays, weekends, in the night or day would be amazed at this naturally-formed 8th wonder of the world in Singapore.

There, right in this place, one can find different interesting groups of people, from skaters honing their skating skills, to those sleeping on the cool tiled floors (including the homeless), to people practising their slew of magical skills and acrobats, to students reading and studying for exams, to couples displaying their fair bit of intimacy, and the show list goes on, with different actors coming to the stage everyday though there are some regulars. Life is like a stage, as the saying goes…. here in this underground linkway is the life of the different spectra of Singapore being encapsulated, and naturally formed over time, without the intervention of the authorities and without displeasing the authorities with this ‘accidental use’………………

Who says Singaporeans are not creative, a small underground portion of a linkway has been transformed into a microism of the Singapore society gradually without the deliberate allocation of facilities and amenities. This natural metamorphosis of a space into an activity centre to be used, to be decided how to use by Singaproeans, may be the most accurate way or rather a frame of outlook to look at Singapore. This is the reason why I think the 8th wonder for Singapore should be this underground portion of the city linkway.

Some other strong reasons why I believe this venue to be so unique are the facts that:

a) Singaporeans are known to be busy, but in this venue, one can find people other than the homeless sleeping comfortably with even just a cardboard used as a mattress.

b) It is an indeed extraordinary phenomenon to see people sleeping amidst the loud noise made by skaters honing their skating skills near to them!

Monday, January 21, 2008

Train Disruption

Mayhem today which turns out to be a Monday.

A service vehicle broke down around 545 am today between Tampines and Simei MRT Station and as a result the railway transport was disrupted from Pasir Ris MRT Station to Tanah Merah MRT Station for more than 7 hours!

The many shuttle buses provided for the passengers caught unprepared for the breakdown did not do much to pacify them.

Ironically, today's breakdown occured just days after Transport Minister Raymond Lim presented the land transport revamp plan in Parliament.

Friday, December 07, 2007

Urban Legend 2

What are noticeboards for?

For this one, it serves as a rubbish bin!

But I find it disbelieving that this notice board is used as a rubbish bin for it is extremely difficult to slot these papers in.

Or rather, how does one put all these refuse in? for this noticeboard looks locked.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Dengue Claim 8 Lives this year

Dengue claims the 8th life this year amidst the backdrop of a declining dengue infection trend.
The victims are mostly the aged.
Dengue spares no one but Singaporean seem complacent and think they will not be infected with the disease.

DHL Balloon

This DHL Balloon has now become a common sight for Singaporeans.

Sited in Bugis, it plays host to Singaporeans and tourists who take its flight up 150 m into the air and enjoy the breathtaking view.

The whole journey takes 10 min up, down and stationary. And no, the balloon will not fly away as Singapore is so small, one blow and it will fly to Malaysia or Indonesia.

The price of the balloon journey is $23 per adult, and $13 for children.

The DHL balloon will have to move in December 2007 when its lease is up. The balloon may have to shift to a new location then or be deflated.........and like the Crazy Horse Show, kiss Singapore goodbye.

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Merlion performing a David Copperfield Stunt

Singaporeans see the Merlion many times that it is taken for granted.
How about not seeing the Merlion as it gets wrapped up for a bath?

Giant Balloon

Fancy a ride up this hot air balloon?

Farm city

Singapore is not only a garden city, but a farm city where animals like cows coexist peacefully with traffic and residents in towns !

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