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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.

Monkey Business and a few others :D

Posted in Blogroll, Places, Singapore, Tourism on Friday, September 25, 2009 by Colin Quek

Brought my camera to the Singapore Zoo recently with the GF. It’s been almost 20 years since I visited the zoo. Some of the old favorites like Ah Meng are no longer around. But the tropical feel of the place remained, bringing back sweet memories. Especially of the time when as a kid with his first camera, I shot 3 rolls of 24 exposures on all the animals that fancied me. The father hit the roof when the film processing bill came of course 🙂

I’ve decided to shoot the animals in their interesting pose instead of the usual “animal portraits”. So here goes…

RocksI have no idea what these 2 were doing, looks like sleeping to me 🙂

LookingUpI can’t recall the name of this little fella, but he has this habit of
looking into the sky the whole time…looking out for eagles?

Of course not all the animals were so energectic throughout the day, so were practically tired out… or so I think?

Prone Either this guy is busy worshipping the “sun god” or he’s just lazing around having a nice tan

Bored

There were of course less enthusiatic characters around,
but I have to give this guy credit, he has a family of 5 to take care of!

Not to neglect details, I’ve spotted a few interesting feet, here are some of them:

Claws

This belongs to a Fruit Bat, one of the largest bats in the world

 

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This is the paw of a White Tiger, as shown below having a nice cool “fish spa” in the pond

 

Tiger

And he stayed this way for more than 30 minutes!

We decided to visit the usual ostriches and one of them was particularly friendly, it actually posed for the camera!

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There were a few less glamorous shots, but they are animals and sometimes they do the cutest of things. Before I sign off for the night, the parting shot 🙂

Bye

Sunset – Changi Broadwalk

Posted in Changi, Singapore, Sunset on Sunday, May 11, 2008 by Colin Quek

Sunset, a scene that repeats itself once every day, for countless eons…

Yet it continues to awe it’s viewers, even the most seasoned of ‘Sunset Chasers’.

To the un-initiated, the mere mention of ‘sunset’ brings about a warmth fuzzy feeling, and invokes visions of the beautiful orange tinted sky.

To the ‘Sunset Chaser’, the sunset itself continues to romance them…

Even the fauna is spellbound by the beauty of the end of day’s masterpiece.

Though it got dark pretty soon, the sight was so perfectly captured in my mind…