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Old 30th June 2010, 18:20   #46
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Is this supposed to be an infringement of the posting rules?
Anyway the references were really only descriptive, not laudatory IMHO.
Fully.

We are having fun with all those amazing pics, Who's playing spoilsport here

Riju, its like a nice session of story telling. I am enjoying every bit of it. Keep them coming.

BTW, How could you not spot a single Vintage / Classic car there.
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A few random pictures I shot before I decided to put my DSLR away for the day. Was getting difficult for me to lug this thingy around with my wifes shopping bags.

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That's the Singapore Flyer in the distance.

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China Town

As the name suggests , another place for window shopping. From what I saw they sell pretty decent quality stuff when compared to Malaysia.
Some wonderful architecture seen here, wished I had carried my SLR. Apparently was a mistake dumping it at home. Never the less I caught a few shots on the P&S.

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The green and yellow building in the distance is the oldest HDB in Singapore.

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The oldest temple of Singapore is in China Town and its called Sri Mariamman Temple.

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The Sri Mariamman Temple was founded in 1827 by Naraina Pillai, eight years after the British East India Company established a trading settlement in Singapore.
Pillai was a government clerk from Penang who arrived in Singapore with Stamford Raffles on his second visit to the island in May 1819. He went on to set up the island's first construction company. He also entered the textile trade. Pillai rapidly established himself in business and was identified as a leader of the Indian community.
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Marina bay in the evening.

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Post lunch we headed straight to Dhoby Ghaut and took a bus to reach Esplanade. We had booked our Flyer tickets online and hence got a discount of 6 $'s per person.
Its a good 30 mins ride in the flyer and usually the queue's are quite in the evenings and weekend. Make sure you get there early.

That's the best I could get of the Flyer.

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The capsule , not the best thing for photographers. They have these small Blue LED lights in the cabin which truly is a pain if you want to take pictures of the skyline. Reflections all over the glass of the capsule.

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Orchard Street

I don't think this place needs an explanation,you have the money go splurge.

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I will wind up the Singapore part with this post. Looks like I have covered most places. Dint make sense for me to create 2 more posts to only add pictures.

We go to Malaysia next.

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Old 2nd July 2010, 11:19   #48
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Thats news and why would they do that Ajith ?

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Something cool to put on your wall, or go to a party with. Talking about that, my Godson in the UK is moving back home for the holidays and needs to vacate the hostel room. He nicked a traffic bollard and cannot be seen taking it out - idiot!
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Superb traveloque. 5 Stars to this one. Makes me wanna jump on an airplane and go right away.

Been to Europe and USA on business visits but missed the APAC region. Will plan for it in the near future.
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Wow. Look at the amazing transformation Singapore has had in 5 years. The Singapore flyer wasn't there. No, even the plans for that weren't there I guess. The 3 towers with the swimming pool (?) on top in Marina bay wasn't there. But there were plans to improve the skyline at that time. The f1 track wasn't there.
5 years is all it took Singapore to move to the next league! 5 years, price of Dal shoots from 35 bucks to a 110 per kilo in India!
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Awesome pics there, rjstyles. Some pictures look magical and even like a film studio setting (little india for example)!

Brings back nice memories of my visits to Singapore in 2006. I used stay at the York Hotel, bang next to Orchard Road. Being on business trips, I was free to use taxis for moving about but soon discovered the pleasure of using MRT, and became so used to it in a matter of days. Even the buses are run by SMRT and you can use the same card in buses. What fun it was just roaming around in the weekends.

Little India was all right, but I used to dislike the visiting desis' obsession with the place. I mean, I have seen guys who prefer to stay near Little India even on short trips so that they get Indian food and a more comfortable environment. I liked Little India, but prefered to spend more time in other areas and try out all the variety of foods from the hawkers and the zillion food courts. And I had some Singaporeans (of Chinese and Malay ethnicity) and an American for company. I had great fun eating stuff. Things like cooking live prawns in boiling soup kept on the lunch table and devouring them rightaway, trying out creatures hitherto unheard of (by me) - like the Canadian Geoduck for instance, which looked more like a portable vaccum cleaner when alive in the tank - though it reappeared on our table in a kind of semi-cooked fashion minutes later.

Thanks again riju for bringing back the memories. Singapore zoo and the Botanical Gardens are missing, hope you have them coming. I simply loved the botanical gardens, especially the area where they had the natural rainsofrests growing, and remember an awesome tree (around 47 metres tall) called Jelawai that looked so tall that I was left staring up at it with my mouth agape for quite some time.

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Why sir.. ok if its a rule then I am not saying anything. Else what is the harm in talking about some of the jolly good things you see and experience in life. Drinking and driving is bad and a strict no-no, but I guess no one's suggesting that here.
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Why sir.. ok if its a rule then I am not saying anything. Else what is the harm in talking about some of the jolly good things you see and experience in life. Drinking and driving is bad and a strict no-no, but I guess no one's suggesting that here.
It was a request from my side, in accordance to the rules laid down by T-BHP.
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My request is not to rub anyone the wrong way, but just a suggestion.
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Riju; beautiful shots, very.

Yet to read the travelogue though ( will do so soon)
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Riju; beautiful shots, very.

You sound like Yoda !
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Nice snaps Riju, waiting for Malaysia
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Riju, Just LOVED the night shots you have shared -esp the city scapes. Though there's quite a few text-book shots in here, I keep going back to those.

Did you do any PP on these ?

Oh yes, these pics make me feel like taking a holiday there
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Something cool to put on your wall, or go to a party with. Talking about that, my Godson in the UK is moving back home for the holidays and needs to vacate the hostel room. He nicked a traffic bollard and cannot be seen taking it out - idiot!
hahaha I know of someone who did the same in the US. He had a tough time disposing it.

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Superb traveloque. 5 Stars to this one. Makes me wanna jump on an airplane and go right away.
Been to Europe and USA on business visits but missed the APAC region. Will plan for it in the near future.
Thanks adi' .

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Wow. Look at the amazing transformation Singapore has had in 5 years. The Singapore flyer wasn't there. No, even the plans for that weren't there I guess. The 3 towers with the swimming pool (?) on top in Marina bay wasn't there. But there were plans to improve the skyline at that time. The f1 track wasn't there.
5 years is all it took Singapore to move to the next league! 5 years, price of Dal shoots from 35 bucks to a 110 per kilo in India!
Nothing stays the same , at-least there .

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Awesome pics there, rjstyles. Some pictures look magical and even like a film studio setting (little india for example)!
Thanks pjay_in, I simply used my camera to capture what I saw there and put it up here.

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Thanks again riju for bringing back the memories. Singapore zoo and the Botanical Gardens are missing, hope you have them coming. I simply loved the botanical gardens, especially the area where they had the natural rainsofrests growing, and remember an awesome tree (around 47 metres tall) called Jelawai that looked so tall that I was left staring up at it with my mouth agape for quite some time.
Wifey went there , I wasn't interested in the botanical gardens though.Dint want to make it a real long post ,by adding more pictures. Takes the charm away from the travelogue. I apparently have close to 700+ images and picked a few of them to post here.

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It was a request from my side, in accordance to the rules laid down by T-BHP.
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My request is not to rub anyone the wrong way, but just a suggestion.
If the Mods deem mention of B word is against rules, they'd edit the post anyway!
Ok folks take it easy on yourselves. Please feel free to report post in case you find it necessary. It was only a descriptive post made and nothing beyond that . One obviously cannot go to Clarke Quay and ask for Lime soda .

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Riju; beautiful shots, very.
Yet to read the travelogue though ( will do so soon)
jk thanks. Been having a long day eh ?

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Nice snaps Riju, waiting for Malaysia
Thanks jacs will be up soon.

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Riju, Just LOVED the night shots you have shared -esp the city scapes. Though there's quite a few text-book shots in here, I keep going back to those.

Did you do any PP on these ?

Oh yes, these pics make me feel like taking a holiday there
parwath yeah developed them in CS, most were RAW except for a few from the P&S.
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Ah, brings back some good memories of the recent past Your photography is awesome.

P.S : Don't know how many people felt the same out here, but I enjoyed Malaysia much more than Singapore.
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P.S : Don't know how many people felt the same out here, but I enjoyed Malaysia much more than Singapore.
+1 to that. Barring the cleanliness level (which is very stark when you move from Singapore), I loved Malaysia more.
Especially, Johor Bharu, Kota Tinggi, KL and surrounding areas. I missed out on Melaka (malacca).
Many trips I took I skipped the oft repeated circuit and Malaysia proved to be real fun!
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Riju,

Saw this now at full length- good photos. So this trip will be remembered for more reasons than one, eh ?!
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