Another trip to the Lower Peirce Reservoir

The last time I went to Lower Peirce Reservoir was in 2014 and it was too cloudy then. I decided to make another trip today when a good weather coincide with a free day for me.

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Similar scenes to those taken two years ago but I prefer the sky now.

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I didn’t have time to explore the trails last time, so I make up for it today.

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I didn’t have much luck spotting wildlife or insects and have to make do with these.

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I would have missed a group of wild boar if not for a father-daughter pair and fortunately grab a shot before they ran away into the bushes.

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Mid-autumn @ Gardens by the Bay

As usual, its a yearly routine that I bring my family to see the lanterns at Gardens by the Bay during the Mid-Autumn festival. But before we saw the lanterns, we chanced upon some light show exhibit.

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After the short distraction that trigger some unhappiness with my boy, we head for the lanterns :p

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Unfortunately its too crowed (as expected) during the long weekend and we had to cut short our trip and head back.

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Another visit to the River Safari

Thanks for my wife’s corporate pass, we’ve made countless visits to the River Safari, but somehow, there are always surprises, especially from the animals.

The Mississippi Paddlefish is the first to welcome us with its signature wide-open -mouth swim.

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Next I saw the Giant Freshwater Stingray in a flying saucer pose ūüôā

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And before we head off to see the Giant Pandas again, the ndian Gharial is quite active today.

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The best of all though, is the Giant Pandas. I’ve never seen two of them active today and even till now, I still can’t tell¬†Kai Kai and Jia Jia apart.

(amended) But thanks to a comment left on my blog, I now know that the one with a pink nose is Kai Kai and black is Jia Jia.

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We can’t take the Amazon River boat ride because my younger one is too short and hence we went for the River Safari cruise instead. Perhaps as a blessing in disguise, we discovered it another way to see the zoo from the 15 minutes boat ride at the Upper Seletar Reservoir.

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Equipment:

1. Sony Nex5R with Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar T E 16-70mm f/4 ZA OSS lens

2. Snapseed

Exploring the Far East Organization Children’s Garden

I brought my family to explore the¬†Far East Organization Children’s Garden. It is still quite a short walk from the visitor centre, as one can’t literally bash through the ‘trees’.

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The first thing that greeted us when we got there is the water playground, the Water Play. It is too windy and chilling and hence to the disappointment of my young children, they don’t get to play with the water. At least not today.

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Anyway, their disappointment is short-lived, the dry playgrounds are fun as well, especially the Rainforest Tree Houses.

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We’ll definitely be back for more. When the weather turn warmer, the children can get wet as well ūüôā

Xmas Celebrations 2012

No, this is not a food blog. Though most of my posts so far resolved around food. Photography has been my interest since 3 years ago and only did I recently started this blog. I had an investment blog several years ago but found really no time to research and maintain it.

Anyway, for most Singaporeans, depending on race & religions, the festive mood and obviously festive food, is everywhere from Deepavali onwards to Chinese New Year.

For me, the ‘festive season of feasting & indulgence’ begins with Christmas with a simple gathering at home with Christmas party pack from Neo Gardens. I¬†deliberately¬†under cater, as I don’t want to turn this period into a season of food wasting but still turn out there’s still leftovers.

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Cajun roasted whole chicken

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Spaghetti aglio olio

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Buttered vegetable

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Thai style prawn

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Deep fried dory fillet with wasabi mayonnaise dip

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Chipolata sausage with onion gravy

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Chicken ham platter with pineapple glaze

Lastly with a log cake as desert

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Log cake chocolate fudge