Drying Eco-Lake @ Botanic Gardens

I was inspired by a picture of the drying Eco-Lake on the Straits Times and decided to go down for some pictures. Since I just retired my aging Sony Cybershot HX9V with its latest successor, Sony Cybershot HX50v (a much upgraded version with 30x optical zoom), I might as well use this opportunity to test out the new camera. It is not actually ‘new’ because I got a used copy from Bhphotovideo.com. Given the quick technology refresh rate, I no longer buy new gadgets. Patience always yield steep discounts.

When I got there, the sight really stunned me. The prolonged dry spell really hit water bodies such as Eco-Lake quite badly.

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A panoramic shot (stitched in-cam using its automatic function)

Other than the much reduced lake, there was little sign (at least to my eyes) the flora and fauna are much affected… yet.

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Anyway, hope the dry spell end soon. Rain rain.. please come back 🙂

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Singapore Airshow 2014

I went to the Singapore Airshow 2014 on Friday, the last of its trade days. I believe it was much more crowded today than the previous days.

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Nonetheless, I swung into action within one hour from leaving Expo.

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There are obviously many many planes, but actually lacks variety.

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Private jets

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Boeing jet the Dreamliner, Boeing 787 

This year, I really don’t find the planes interesting. But the gigantic posters caught my eye.

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There were many students today, and perhaps the only day they could attend.

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And perhaps only they are sporting enough to make such coordinated jump shot possible.

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And finally, the main event I’m waiting for, the flying display, especially by the RSAF Black Knights.

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CNY lunch at Miao Yi

Went with my colleagues for a Chinese New Year lunch at Miao Yi, a Chinese vegetarian restaurant. Due to the festive season, there are special dishes as well.

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Huat ah!

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Mock suckling pig

Other than these, we ordered simple dishes as well.

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Compared to Indian vegetarian, Chinese vegetarian is really meant for those who can tame their mouths, but not their mind. 戒口不戒心。