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First Dates

Posted in Life, Places with tags , , , on Sunday, July 3, 2011 by Colin Quek

First official date after wedding. Thought it would be nice to end the week with a round or two of beers. First stop though is Coffee Club to fill the stomachs.

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Here’s my Sandwich Royale. With fresh shrimps and vegs. Very filling and tasty.
I must add that the sandwich is quite a mouthful as well.

Then it’s over to Brewerkz for some nice beers.

It’s still my favorite hunt for the choices of beers.
We ordered a taster set e.g. 90ml glasses of 4 types of beer to choose.

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Couldn’t recall what were the types of beer we ordered, but the “Xtra IPA” beer caught my attention for it’s maltiness. I dare say it will go very very well with some medium rare steak!

You must give the taster set a try the next time you are there. The 90ml glasses also meant that the casual beer drinker enjoys the tasting too.

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In all, it was a great experience. Guess all the more since the girl seated beside me all this while is my wife 🙂

Melbourne – Great Ocean Road – The 12 Apostles

Posted in Blogroll, Places, Tourism with tags , , , , , on Sunday, July 4, 2010 by Colin Quek

It was a tough first half of 2010, but I’m glad I’ve made it to the mid point. Work was kinda hellish but hey, that’s life. Ups and downs. So a vacation is in order. And after much discussions and planning, I decided to take a trip to Melbourne, Australia and visit the famed 12 Apostles, and the Great Ocean Road tour.

And not to forget the much welcomed change in weather. The weather is definitely colder (to my delight), and the people very warm and friendly. Alright on to the Great Ocean Road tour.

That’s me and the wife-to-be. Should say a great thanks to Janshim for introducing us to one another.

Yes, I took the helicopter ride, to get a different view of the coastline

It’s amazing what the strong Antarctic waves can do!

Look at that formation! It’s totally cut off from the main land

And yes! Check out the clear water, it’s green because of the algae that we can see underneath.

Of course there is more to the 12 Apostles. But we had to hurry on to the next place before it gets dark, and it gets dark pretty quickly.

More to come…

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.