singapore is celebrating the 52nd birthday on 9th-aug.
as a yearly event, there will be national day parade on the actual day. however, before the actual day, there will be several rehersals. the first few sessions, the primary five students and families are invited to the preview, while the last two rehersals will be opened to public. allocation of tickets are by ballot. registration for the balloting opens in june and every singaporean and permanent residents are entitle to register.
what’s happening during the ndp? there will be several uniform groups marching by, performance by schools and organizations. but for most of the people, especially those who didn’t get the ticket to watch the performance, we are waiting for the fireworks.
i went to watch the fireworks last week and captured some of it.
will be there again this week, at different location, for the fireworks, and i hope i can capture more beautiful pictures.
in conjunction with the official opening of singapore chinese cultural centre (sccc), a special exhibition has been held on level 2 of the building.
tanjong chek jewa, or chek jewa (which we usually call), is a 100-hectare wetlands located on the the south-eastern of pulau ubin, an island located at the north-eartnere coast of main island of singapore.
the wetlands are unique as there are several ecosystems observed in one area – sandy beach, rocky beach, seagrass lagoon, coral rubble, mangroves, and coastal forest.
it was a great experience for me as it was the first time to visit chek jewa, after several trips to pulau ubin.
to go to pulau ubin, we took a short bumboat ride from the terminal at changi village. the fare is $3 per pax, one way. and the bumboat can only take about 8 – 10 pax each time.
the view from the bumboat is amazing. beautiful skyline of the east. real relax.
exhibition name : bolak-balik
artist : mella jaarsma (indonesia)
bolak-balik means “back and forth” or “contradictory” in bahasa indonesia.
in the new series of work, the artist examines how indonesians’ diverse sartorial choices are controlled and altered by the rulers who reigned over different periods and across different states. she questions definitions of what constitutes public, private and common space, and how we can protect social space, equality and the freedom to maintain diverse cultural identities and traditional practices, when local wisdom, ancestral roots and rich mythologies are fading away and disappearing with modernity.
parkview square is an office building located in bugis, along north bridge road, just opposite raffles hospital. it is also known as “gotham city of singapore”, due to its art deco architectural style that resembles the fictional gotham city from the batman series.
the building has been there for years (since 2002 to be exact), and i used to be very curious about this building, but i never bother to go there to explore the place. until later when i went there for tea in a bar at the lobby. i can’t remember the name of the place but what impressed me was how the wine has been retrieved.
ilight marina bay 2017 is the fifth edition of asia’s leading sustainable light art festival. since 2010, this is a showcase of light art installations created by artists not only from singapore, but also from artists around the world.
the art installations are designed with energy-saving lighting or environmentally-friendly materials to remind everyone to adopt sustainable habits in everyday lives.
this year, besides the 20 stunning light art installations, there will be a feature of three new themed festival hubs. one visit to this event is surely not enough, hence the event is held from 3 – 26 march.
final day in bangkok was really easy.
as my flight was in the late afternoon, i decided to go just around the hotel area for a walk. i checked out the room at 10ish in the morning, and then slowly walked and wander around.
i booked a car via grab and it cost me about 400 baht. the driver came on time and of cos i reached the airport on time. after checked-in to the immigration, i did my gst claim and proceed to burger king to have the must try pork burger again.