Nov 25, 2006

Unusual Buildings, Strange Architures

Wheelock Place

A favourite rendezvous for the fashionable and trendy, Wheelock Place is an architectural work of art

The Wilson Hall

This modernize building was built between 1971 and 1974. Its unique design gives the Wilson Hall a great sense of architecture, and a prominent landmark for the skyline. The building provides big laboratories, offices, and support space for over 1500 scientists. And it houses all kinds of strange experiments

Tokyo Sofitel

The traditional temples in Japan inspired the hotel's unique design. The Tokyo Sofitel has over 72 rooms, and 11 suites with 3 nonsmoking floors. There's also 5 meeting rooms that include super high-tech boardrooms

Robot Buidling

The great Bank of Asia is a famous building in Bangkok. It was built way back in 1985, and its robotic appearance is a symbol of banking in the modernize world.

Astra Haus

This strange building is an actual brewery in Hamburg, Germany. The floors can move up and down on its skinny column core. Unfortunately, they destroyed this unique building after a big refreshment corporation bought one of its more famous beer brands.

135 Degree Angle

This bizarre house doesn't have an official name, but it does have a 135 degree angle. So that's what we're going to call it. Unfortunately, the only info we have on this house is that China or Japan built it, and that it has a silly pink roof. And if you look real close, you'll notice that it's on a 135 degree damn angle.

Upside Down house

Take a journey into the unknown with a building called WonderWorks. It's central Florida’s only upside down attraction, and an amusement park for your mind. This odd building has over 100 wacky interactive displays for your entire family to experience. But make sure to free your mind before coming or it will explode.

Crooked House

The Crooked House, built in 2004, is an addition at a popular shopping center, and is a major tourist attraction in Sopot, Poland. We just wonder what happens when someone, who's under a controlled substance, sees this building for the first time in their life.

Dancing House

Here's a strange building that should get your attention when you walk pass it. The Dancing House is considered as one of the more real controversial and most talked about buildings in Prague.


The world's first luxury underwater hotel, Currently under construction in Dubai. It will include three elements: the land station, where guests will be welcomed, the connecting tunnel, which will transport people by train to the main area of the hotel, and the 220 suites within the submarine leisure complex.

Nov 11, 2006

Jurong West Sports & Recreation Centre

The Jurong West Sports & Recreation Centre, touted as Singapore's largest integrated sports complex, among others sports facilities, it consisted of an Aquatic centre with the longest water slide tower and two 8-lanes competition pool, 1 sheltered and 1 open. Then there are 12 badminton courts, 2 rooftop tennis courts, 2 dance studios, a state-of-the-art gym with a special "Ladies corner" and of course the stadium itself.

As I entered the entrance and descended the slope leading to the running track, I can't help but felt in awe of the magnificent stadium in its full glory. The feeling was like that of a small boy unwrapping presents on Christmas morning.

I promised more on-site pics, didn't i?

Nov 9, 2006

The wait is finally over...

The long wait is finally over! The Jurong West Sports & Recreation Centre will open on 10 Nov 06! My earlier entry will attest to this long awaited opening of the complex.

Wow! Singapore's newest and largest integrated sports complex is just a stone's throw away from my flat! Will file on-site pics when I go check it out this weekend.

By the way, the above 2 pics were taken with my new SE W810i with integrated 2 Megapixel phone camera. Sweet, aint' it?

Oct 8, 2006

We the Citizen (Hossan Leong in Parliament)

Sing along with Hossan! Lyrics here.

Oct 1, 2006

DeepaRaya in Mid-Autumn?

Night time Singapore is dazzling with bright lights as, for the first time, street light-ups of 3 major ethnic festivals, Deepavali, Hari Raya and Mid-Autumn festival, coincide in October.

In Chinatown, lanterns hang overhead in celebration of Mid-Autumn festival, or Mooncake festival which falls on 6 Oct.

Colorful, glittering lights in the shape of peacocks decorate the streets of Little India in preparation for Deepavali on 21 Oct.

Over at Kampong Glam and Geylang Serai, neon crescents and stars adorned the streets for the coming Hari Raya Adilfitri holiday on 24 Oct.

Normally, the Mid-Autumn festival falls in September with Deepavali being celebrated in either October or November. But thanks to a leap seventh month in the Chinese Lunar calender this year,the Mid-Autumn festival occurs one month later than usual.

The trio of festivities were completed with the coincidence that Hari Raya, which falls in a different month each year, happening in October this year.

Hindu and Muslim festival happening in "mid-autumn"? This could only happen in Singapore...

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Sep 10, 2006

USB Camping Lamp with FM Radio

Will there be enough juice to power this in the jungle?

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Aug 1, 2006

Keeping Track (and Field).....

The Jurong West Sports & Recreation centre. Can't wait for it to open, had been tracking its construction progress ever since the first piling was done.
This pic was taken on 30 July.

This pic was taken on 10 June.
The synthetic track was laid and the field cultivated.

This pic was taken on 19 Mar.

Jul 30, 2006

That's the headline that appears on the cover of today's Sunday Times Lifestyle section.
How apt it is for me to kick off my very first blog posting.
The article reported that there are an estimated 50 million blogs out there in cyberspace.
So maybe my blog could be the 50 millionth and 1???

So many people blog for so many reasons, so what reason am I starting my blog for?
Am I another one of those vain attention seekers?
Well, be it self-expression or self-indulgence, watch this space to find out.