Lunch at Starz Restaurant, Resort World Sentosa

There’s a slew of SG50 dining promotions at Resort World Sentosa. I had a go at Starz and am happy with the selection, the pictures speak for themselves.

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Nice lamps from the ceiling

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Salad as starters ­čÖé

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Main courses

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Fruits and desserts

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SG50 decoration cake.. Happy 50th Birthday Singapore!

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And just before I left, saw the sculpture outside Hard Rock Hotel.

Taken with Sony Alpha a5100 with Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar T E 16-70mm f/4 ZA OSS lens

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Views from the cable car(s)

I recently ‘upgraded’ my personal faber licence to a family one. I actually waited for my to expire before getting a family one for $120. It is very worth it (just compare this to the single trip tickets) and my kids love the ride very much. There is now two lines, the Mount Faber line (connects Mount Faber to Imbiah Lookout) and Sentosa line (Merlion to Siloso Beach).

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View from the traditional Mount Faber line.

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West Coast Highway- The road I took everyday to drive my kids to their childcare before I head for work… finally, they get to take the cable car again (and many times more) after asking for so long.

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Software stitched for the panoramic view of Harbourfront and Sentosa, with Pulau Brani Container Terminal in the background. Obviously the stitch was imperfect but I’m just too lazy to do it manually.

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Hard Rock Hotel

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Siloso Beach

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Enjoying the sunset on the way back to Imbiah Lookout

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And the sunset on the way back to Harbourfront

Taken with Sony Alpha a5100 with Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar T E 16-70mm f/4 ZA OSS lens

S.E.A. Aquarium – Jelly focus

Back to┬áS.E.A. Aquarium again. The first two trips was meant as a recce to find out what are available and where they are located. This time, I’m back to focus on the jelly fishes. I’m aware of the poor lighting, so this time, I brought my fast lens with me, the 50mm F/2.0 macro lens.

Before heading to see the jelly fishes, I decided to have some fun with my fisheye lens, probably my favorite now.

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Shipwreck at the Strait of Karimata & Java Sea zone

Now back to the jelly fishes. I always like watching jelly fishes swimming around the water. They never failed to mesmerize me.

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Jelly fishes at the Ocean Journey zone

After trying for a quite sometime. I continue to find shooting jelly fish (or any moving creatures at SEA Aquarium) a big challenge. The poor lighting limits the shutter speed and getting a sharp focus very very difficult. In the end, I had to do manual focus for one location and wait for a jelly fish to swim to that location to get a good shot. Thus even if I can get a well focused shot, the composition sucks.

After having enough shots at jelly fishes ( I can still see swimming jelly fishes even if I close my eyes), I head for the exit. Taking a few shots here and there but none came out well enough for my liking. One that turns out satisfactory, just satisfactory (far from being called a keeper in photographer’s┬ájargon) was the shot of a Lionfish.

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Lionfish at South China Sea zone

And one shot of the sharks right at the exit turn out ok, though the clipped fin ruined┬áthe composition. I’ll concentrate on these one day.

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S.E.A. Aquarium Overview Video

Went down to S.E.A Aquarium again. This time my primary aim was to do a overview video to introduce the Aquarium. Hence I only took with me my compact camera, Sony HX9V.

The following video is a compilation of a series of short clips I took with HX9V, put together with Windows Movie Maker and free background music from http://www.jewelbeat.com.