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Double Helix Bridge

Posted in Blogroll, Parks, Places, Singapore, Tourism on Friday, April 30, 2010 by Colin Quek

On the weekend of April 2010 24, Singapore unveiled yet another world’s first. This time, it’s an architectural masterpiece. A design inspired by the double helix structure of the human DNA.

Check out the curves on this baby!

Visitors flocked to the world’s first Double Helix Bridge, affectionately known as “The Helix” locally.

Covering the 280m from Marina Square / Suntec to yet another masterpiece of a building – Marina Bay Sands, the Helix drew an even larger crowd towards the evening.

As night falls, and the colored lights came on, the entire bridge sprung to life with a myriad of colors!

Against a starry night, the Helix looks almost like a space tunnel

And the colors shifted, space bridge powering up for hyper-travel?

The entire bridge looks like an art gallery, displaying canvases of light

If you have not visited it, do so soon.

Thailand – King Rama 9 Park & Golden Mountain

Posted in Blogroll, Parks, Places, thailand, Tourism on Thursday, April 17, 2008 by Colin Quek

King Rama 9 or King Rama IX Park. Simply beautiful! Although it was a hot sunny day, and I had a deep tan at the end of the walk. Quoted below:

Located in the vicinity of Bangkok, this 200-acre park on Si Nakharin Road commemorates His Majesty King Rama IX’s 60th birthday in 1987.

In the large compound visitors can park and take a long walk in the area which comprises botanical gardens, and a building displaying the works and life of King Rama IX.

A lake with clean water is in the middle of the area, also the landscape is beautifully decorated with many kinds of flowers. Refreshment booths are provided at many spots, and a restaurant by the lake offers good foods and nice breeze when sitting outdoor
Most photo’s with my good friend Yaya.

source: http://users.telenet.be/robert_t/thailand/rama/rama.htm

A few shots I took in the park.


the park is full of beautiful flora


took this as the rafters got very close to me


at the start of the walk, if you were to take the left route
be totally spellbound by this magnificent struture


if you look carefully, there is another dragon-fly behind the current one
the abundance of flora also attracts large amounts of the insects that feed on them

up next… the Golden Mount…I took a 20 minutes boat ride to visit one of the most famous Buddhist structure in South East Asia. King Rama III. However construction had to be abandoned due to the soft ground around the structure.

a sign board pointing the directions for tourists and locals alike

bells such as this dotted the temple grounds

side of the temple wall, look at the deep blue sky!

King Rama IV continued the construction, with him laying the foundation stone of the renovation. It was during that time that he named it the Golden Mount. King Rama V continued construction and completed it.