Cycling from Serangoon Park Connector to Punggol Promenade Riverside Walk

I’m pretty free today after an event ended surprising early. So crazily, I decided to cycle from my home in Sengkang to Serangoon Reservoir, under the hot afternoon sun at 1pm.

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Along the way, there are interesting things to see though 🙂

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Oh, Ang Mo Kio is just 6km away.

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Near Sungei Pinang foobridge, beside Buangkok East Drive to KPE.

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Buangkok East Drive towards KPE

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Then I pass under TPE

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I can see Lorong Halus Wetland in the distance

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The ‘famous’ bridge in Lorong Halus Wetland

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Sunrise bridge

After passing the Sunrise Bridge, I can see Serangoon East Dam in the distance

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Some nice looking resting point with good vantage point of the dam

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Before heading home, let me see how far I had cycled.

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Short trip to Lower Peirce Reservoir

I was early for an appointment, so decided to visit the Lower Peirce Reservoir Park.

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It was originally named Kallang River Reservoir.

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But changed to Lower Peirce Reservoir in 1922 to commemorate the services of Municipal Engineer, Robert Peirce.

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The view of the reservoir was very good this morning, without much breeze to disturb the tranquility of the water.

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Panoramic view of the reservoir

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Anyway, I love the peace here, especially on a weekday morning and will be back again.. one day.

 

Shell V-power Lego collection

When my wife told she see saw quite a few Lego F1 cars in Raffles city, I thought one of the ‘life size’ Lego F1 car I saw at a Shell petrol station was there. But when we reach Raffles city with our kids, I was staring at really small but cute F1 Lego cars. Till now, I still have no idea where the life size Lego car went.

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The one I saw at the petrol station was a much much bigger version of this, life size, I think.
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Buffet @ Seafood International Market & Restaurant

I love food photography and find Ă€ la carte buffet’s setting the best for this purpose. This time, my friend and I came to Seafood International Market & Restaurant at East Coast Park (former Big Splash) not just for food, but to really capture some food pixels.

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Despite its slogan, “if it swims, we have it”, not everything they had is on the buffet menu.

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Dessert and soup station

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Some wine to go along with our meal if we want, at extra cost of course :p

Without further ado, let the buffet begin!

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I love lobster!

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When we had enough, we went for the desserts.

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I think most probably I busted my annual cholesterol limit in one day and have to go simple for the rest of the year 🙂 Anyway, the food is really good and definitely be back again with my family, just for the food.

Visit to Masjid Sultan

This is my first time to visit a Mosque and at first I thought I can only take pictures from outside.

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This shot have to be taken from the road, a risk every photographer has to take in order to get this composition… crazy photographers.

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but happy to know visitors can actually go in to take pictures.

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Main prayer hall

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Corridor beside the main prayer hall

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Before leaving, I have some coconut juice to quench my thirst.

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The vendor was a very friendly guy, he even offered to take pictures for me chopping the coconuts in his place 🙂

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This is another black and white representation… just cant’ have enough of the great architecture.

 

Mid-Autumn Festival @ Gardens by the Bay 2014

After having a good time last year, we are back for more lanterns at the Gardens by the Bay. I felt the lanterns are just as nice, if not nicer than 2013. I don’t know if there are more this year, but definitely spread over a much larger area and after seeing them, I felt more exhausted 🙂

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Besides typical lanterns, there are winning entries of Creative Lantern-Making Competition on display and I particularly like this Spiderman and Giant Pandas.

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And the skybridge from Marina Bay Sands to the Garden by the Bay is also decorated.

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But of course, my favorites are still the lanterns.

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There are also some lanterns in the water, but they look nicer in reality than these pictures that I took.

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So bye bye lanterns, I’ll be back again in 2015. Keep up the good work!