2016 AUG Singapore Airlines Light Up The Night Carnival, F1 Pit Building, Singapore

20 August 2016 Saturday

200816 (Sat)

 

Event: 2016 Singapore Airlines Light Up The Night Carnival
Date: 20 August 2016 Saturday
Time: 12 pm – 9 pm | 1200 – 2100 hours
Venue: F1 Pit Building
Admission: Free

]1[ Merchandise and selling of F1 tickets area.

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]2[ Ferrari track cars display.

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]3[ McLaren P1.

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]4[ SIA 1:20 A380 plane model.

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]5[ Singapore GP race simulator at the Rev Up Singapore! Roving truck.

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]6[ Koenigsegg Agera S leading the super car convoy.

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]7[ Koenigsegg Agera S leading the super car convoy.

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]8[ Ferrari.

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]9[ SIA stewardess showcasing the SIA aircraft seat display.

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]10[  SIA stewardess showcasing the SIA aircraft seat display.

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More photos in Flickristan.

]2016 AUG[ Singapore Airlines Light Up The Night Carnival, F1 Pit Building, Singapore

]2015 AUG[ Singapore Airlines Light Up The Night Carnival, F1 Pit Building, Singapore

2016 AUG 15th Harajuku Fashion Walk, Singapore

13 August 2016 Saturday

130816 (Sat)

The 15th Harajuku Fashion Walk Singapore (HFWSG).

It was very hot and sunny weather with clear blue skies.

Quite a good crowd of participants for the HFWSG.

The first group photo was at the Merlion Park, then we walked until the Raffles landing site, brief stops at the Central Fire station and Peranakan Museum.

Some photo taking at the main stop at the National Museum of Singapore before the long walk to ION Orchard.

The HFWSG ended at around 1900 hours.

After the walk, oganiser of the HFWSG Noriaki Tsuchiya said that for the 16th Harajuku Fashion Walk Singapore in October, HFWSG will also participate in the SJ50 Matsuri in Singapore organised by the Japan Embassy.

A total of 25 HFWSG participants will be able to showcase their fashion on stage at the SJ50 Matsuri in Singapore.

Cheers.

Event: 2016 15th Harajuku Fashion Walk Singapore
Date: 13 August 2016 Saturday
Time: 4 pm – 7 pm | 1600 – 1900 hours
Venue: Merlion Park to ION Orchard
Admission: Free

]1[ Blue skies and sunny weather at the Marina Bay Sands.

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]2[ Harajuku Fashion Walk Singapore group photo at the Merlion Park.

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]3[ Harajuku Fashion Walk Singapore group photo at the Raffles landing site.

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]4[ Photo taken in front of the Central Fire Station.

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]5[ Photo taken in front of the Central Fire Station.

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]6[ Photo taken at the gates of the Armenian Church Singapore.

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]7[ Passed by the Funan Digitalife Mall that will be redeveloped and open in the year 2019.

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]8[ Organiser of the Harajuku Fashion Walk Singapore, Noriaki Tsuchiya.

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]9[ The moon over Swissotel.

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]10[ Photo taken at the National Museum of Singapore.

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]11[ Photo taken at the gate of the old National Library.

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]12[ Photo taken at the gate of the old National Library.

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]13[ Photo taken at the National Museum of Singapore.

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]14[ Harajuku Fashion Walk Singapore group photo in front of the National Museum of Singapore.

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]15[ Harajuku Fashion Walk Singapore group photo in front of the ION Orchard.

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]16[ A song dedication, see you at the next event.

More photos in Flickristan.

]2016 AUG[ 15th Harajuku Fashion Walk, Singapore

]2016 APR[ 13th Harajuku Fashion Walk, Singapore

2016 AUG National Day Parade, Singapore Sports Hub, Singapore

9 August 2016 Tuesday

090816 (Tue)

The first National Day Parade at the Singapore Sports Hub.

However, it is raising a lot of eyebrows as this is the second highest cost for the National Day Parade (NDP) to date at $39.4 million dollars, the highest being the 2015 NDP, Golden Jubilee SG50, which cost $40.5 million dollars.

Event: 2016 National Day Parade
Date: 9 August 2016 Tuesday
Time: 6 pm – 8.30 pm | 1800 – 2030 hours
Venue: Singapore Sports Hub
Admission: Free tickets by balloting

]1[ One of the four NDP hosts, Jean Danker.

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]2[ The singers on stage, singing the popular NDP songs.

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]3[ Marching band and the Military police performance.

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]4[ The colours party marching into the Singapore Sports Hub.

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]5[ The supporting contingents marching into the Singapore Sports Hub.

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]6[ President Dr Tony Tan and Chief of Defence Force Lieutenant-General Perry Lim.

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]7[ The supporting contingents going up to the spectators for the “Onward March”.

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]8[

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]13[

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]14[

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]15[ The future Singapore in the year 2065, SG100.

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]16[ 2016 National Day Parade indoor fireworks.

More photos in Flickristan.

]2016 AUG[ National Day Parade, National Stadium, Sports Hub, Singapore

2016 National Day Parade Souvenir Booklet, Singapore

2016 AUG NUS Rag and Flag Day, NUS UTown, Singapore

6 August 2016 Saturday

060816 (Sat)

Currently, there is a backlash with the 2016 NUS Freshmen Orientation until it made it’s way into the international media.

However, there is still a strong support for the NUS Flag and Rag Day.

This is the first time for me to come down for the NUS Flag and Rag Day as I am still putting the Sony RX10 Mark 3 bridge camera through it’s paces.

I was quite surprised to see that the Rag Day was a well polished dancing and choreography event.

It started to get very hot at around 1100 hours and I had to redeploy to a shaded area that was not good for photography.

Really pity the crowd and performers as the heat was very unbearable at midday as there were no shades around the stage area.

Just imagine how difficult it was for the performers to perform during midday in heavy garments and still dancing.

The performances only stopped at around 1330 hours and I was feeling the effect of the heat and decided to go back home and not wait for the award ceremony.

On a side note, this is the first time for me to see the chillies and garlic charm to ward off the rain.

Cheers.

Event: 2016 NUSSU Rag and Flag
Date: 6 August 2016 Saturday
Time: 8 am – 3 pm | 0800 – 1500 hours
Venue: Town Green, NUS UTown
Admission: Free

]1[ Cheerleading team NUS Alpha Verve starting the 2016 NUS Rag and Flag day.

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]2[ 2016 NUS Rag and Flag Day – Faculty of Law.

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]3[ 2016 NUS Rag and Flag Day – Faculty of Law.

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]4[ 2016 NUS Rag and Flag Day – Faculty of Law.

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]5[ 2016 NUS Rag and Flag Day – Faculty of Medicine.

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]6[ 2016 NUS NUS Rag and Flag Day – Faculty of Medicine.

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]7[ 2016 NUS Rag and Flag Day – Faculty of Medicine.

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]8[ 2016 NUS Rag and Flag Day – Faculty of Engineering.

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]9[ The crowd at the Town Green, NUS UTown, catching the Rag Day performances.

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]10[ Rag Day team supporters.

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]11[ 2016 NUS Rag and Flag Day – Raffles Hall.

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]12[ 2016 NUS Rag and Flag Day -School of Design & Environment.

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]13[ Dried chillies and garlic bulbs to ward off the rain strewn near a few of the trees.

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]14[ Lady drummer.

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]15[ 2016 NUS Rag and Flag Day – Faculty of Dentistry.

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]16[ 2016 NUS Rag and Flag Day – Faculty of Dentistry.

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]17[ 2016 NUS Rag and Flag Day – School of Computing.

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]18[ 2016 NUS Rag and Flag Day – School of Computing.

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]19[ 2016 NUS Orientation Rag and Flag – Faculty of Science.

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]20[ 2016 NUS Orientation Rag and Flag – Faculty of Science.

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]21[ Really enjoyed the Faculty of Law Rag Day performance.

]22[ A song dedication, see you at the next event.

More photos in Flickristan.

]2016 AUG[ NUSSU Rag and Flag, Town Green, NUS UTown, Singapore

Youtube videos of the 2016 NUS Rag and Flag Day.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNWJX4eCAjavP3q5ZHdt6eQ

2016 – 2026 High Speed Rail Project, Singapore to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

19 July 2016 Tuesday

190716 (Tue)

I have been waiting for the High Speed Rail (HSR) project from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, for many years and today the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) is finally signed by both Prime Ministers, Singapore PM Lee Hsien Long and Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak.

Hopefully, we will get to see the exact location of the future Jurong East Integrated Transportation Hub soon from LTA.

I am also looking forward to see the model of the HSR train station at Jurong East and Kuala Lumpur.

I will try to document the construction from the beginning until the end on the Singapore side, a 35 km per year project.

However, I am not sure whether WordPress, Flickr or even myself will be around in 2026.

Timeline

190716 (Tue) – Signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between both Prime Ministers, Singapore PM Lee Hsien Long and Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak.

2016 – Bilateral Agreement

2018 – 2025 Construction of the KLSG HSR

2023 – International and Domestic operator tender

2024 – 2026 Testing and commisioning

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=370319

 

2016 JULY Testing the Sony RX10 Mark 3, Marina Barrage, Singapore

19 July 2016 Wedneday

180716 (Tues)

Testing and evaluating the recently launched Sony RX10 Mark 3 bridge camera at the Marina Barrage.

I wanted a lighter camera and with a good working lens range.

Paid $2050 for the Sony RX10 Mark 3.

]1[ Marina Barrage pumping room.

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]2[ Signpost at the Marina Barrage water playground.

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]3[ Marina Bay Sands and Gardens By the Bay view from the Marina Barrage.

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]4[ Sony RX10 Mark 3 zooming in at 600 mm.

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]5[ Portrait photo.

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]6[ A lady jogging at the Marina Barrage.

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]7[ Sparrow on a tree.

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]8[ Mynah on the ground.

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]9[ RSAF Fokker F50 MPA.

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]10[ Fugro-TSM – Southern Ocean.

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]11[ Fountain at the Marina Barrage.

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]12[ Newly installed shelters.

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]13[ Tripping hazard pavement and it gets muddy when it rains.

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]14[ Newly installed elevator.

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]15[ No shelter from the bus stop to the Marina Barrage.

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]16[ Sony RX10 Mark 3 zooming in at 600mm.

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More photos in Flickristan.

]2016 JULY[ Marina Barrage with the Sony RX10 Mark 3, Singapore

2016 National Day Parade Souvenir Booklet, Singapore

10 July 2016 Sunday

100716 (Sun)

I received a request to use my photo of the old National Stadium taken during one of the 2010 National  Education, National Day Parade for the 2016 National Day Parade Souvenir Booklet.

Initially, I was hesitant about giving the photo.

Only saw the end product a few days ago and I had no idea that the Sports Hub outline was superimposed onto the old National Stadium.

Unfortunately, for the  2016 National Day Parade (NDP), most of us could only catch the Chinook and Apache flypast and the fireworks from the outside.

In the end I decided that the better option was to just stay at home then to come out to catch the 2016 National Education NDP.

See you at the 2020 National Day Parade.

Go big or go home.

]1[ 2016 National Day Parade souvenir booklet.

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]2[ Photo credit at the back of the souvenir booklet.

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]5[ Original photo of the old National Stadium taken in the year 2010.

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]6[ A song dedication, see you at the next event.

]2010 JULY[ National stadium, Singapore



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