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experiments with a tilt n shift

Published October 8th, 2013

these are just some experiments to see the output of a tse-canon lens for a future project in street photos . if you have some learning and ideas about these lenses please let me know. i am open, curious and trying out a few things to see how I can improve and use these lenses creatively

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deepavali 2012 magic with padma's jewels and ad...

Published November 22nd, 2012

Adriana is a good friend of mine. she is from Venezuela. she loves things Indian and is a desi girl in her previous birth, I think. I took these photos to help Padma, another friend who runs a jewellery business. I used these pictures in FB and other social media and helped market the jewels. Padma tells me that her business improved many times and she gets requests and orders from round the world. Now many girls want to do Bollywood make-up, dancing and dress up as Indian brides. Even my business is up, many people have asked me for makeover and transformation photography and they are neither Venezuelan or Indian.

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Thirunangai - ( tamil: holymaiden) - festival o...

Published October 6th, 2012

Colorful sarees. Lots of dancing. They are people too. Loads of jewelry. Tons of flowers. Offering to the goddess. Singapore.

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Pretty Models suffer too when the weather gets ...

Published September 22nd, 2012

Anyone who has shot outdoors in equatorial Singapore will know - it is impossible to get peaceful and cool and get those shots that spike in that look - you can feel the heat and the tension and the moods and many other problems arise, including mosquitoes and melting make up; very easy to say I will Photoshop it and adjust but I hate that. Somehow other than basic adjustments like contrast and cropping and overall white balance I hate the deep touch ups.

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Lembu Road - Li'l Bangla - Singapore - Carrom, ...

Published September 5th, 2012

Carrom, Paan, Food, Bangla Life style, Healing, Mullahs, Monks, Peace and Friends - all within 200m radius - What a colourful place this is

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cantonese opera - chinese tradition - performan...

Published August 27th, 2012

all of us need to rethink the way we all handle technology and also our relationship with art and tradition and culture - after hearing my teacher today in class I am convinced that the way for us to revive tradition or support art or keep something alive is to do the same for others in the field - e. g. ... when a traditional music show is going on and if you have time enjoy it and even try to learn something about it, if there a chance to support a local group or a student or an artiste do it; if someone wants to learn an instrument or music - give a donation, even learning to appreciate art is a great start... in many small ways all of us can plant the seeds for heritage and tradition to thrive - following the rules and respecting tradition and culture in small ways is a good enough place to start....I feel upbeat!!!

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OM-D Olympus EM-5 is a great camera

Published August 21st, 2012

OM-D Olympus EM-5 is a great camera - small in size and with big features and top quality images. The set up and the buttons do take a while getting used to and there are many small little snafus that blow up and make it hard to change things last minute at the time of shooting but overall the results are outstanding. I used one set from the Camera Rental BIZ and had a go at it for a few days. Is it a DSLR killer - probably for the short trips and for the journalistic web based stuff - yes - and there is still room in your gear for the DSLR but who knows how long..... but as the adage goes - it is not the camera, it is not the lens, it is not the object, it is not the subject - it is the moment Carpe Diem !!

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tanjong pagar rail station - #hermes ~ trainsfo...

Published August 13th, 2012

as a part of the hermes gift of time exhibition there are some retailers who have put up some stalls and transformed the rail sation into a live gallery and here are some pictures from there...

hermes at the platform 1 and two ~ italian typewriter chic, apple pie and rotary telephone with a blue flask and burnt orange toy like tables and yes the leather patch cat wanting to befriend the bird - have a steel and perspective look with ballast and kopi.....and wondering why there is no room for the snake caduceus on the staff!!

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Hermes and Horses in this time or another time

Published August 7th, 2012

Sometimes fashion brands are ultra cool and sometimes they are trying too hard to impress. I was invited to this exhibition called Gift of Time and it was in the old Tanjong Pagar Railway station, Singapore, in the open hall area. ( that is indeed a coup!!). The exhibition is a set of artworks that require some explanation - and some one to tell you what it is all about and in inside a few tents, thankfully air conditioned.

The theme of horses, dinner, birds, time and leather, quality and chic fashion are blended in well but if you step back a bit it is forced and makes you question what the real intent is all about. For me to buy hermes?..another time may be.... I do like the hermes ties and the fragrances and that's about it...the rest of the stuff is way too overpriced and not worth it at all.....

The first exhibit of the anti clock wise rotating light and shadow was interesting, but after that it got boring where there was all these exhibits asking one to reconsider time - and ...

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My flower shows - looking for beauty and I want...

Published August 1st, 2012

Every year there is the Singapore Flower and Garden show held in a convention Hall in Singapore. People come from all over the world. Nearly 100's of flower merchants and organisations exhibit their prized possessions. There are landscaped gardens, contests, lucky draws and what have you. It lasts 4 days and it is a pleasure to see many interesting flowers and the show that people put on. I go there and shoot some orchids and other interesting flowers and also look at some new orchid hybrids and growing techniques. But this story photo is not about all that - it is about the way people prune themselves and their loved ones and try to capture the beauty and record them in their cameras or create some physical or digital memory. Beauty elicitis recording and keeping. We don't want to lose it. We stare or we shoot or do both and finally we snap

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making a difference to the lives of 25 unschool...

Published May 31st, 2012

Conceived, designed and managed by students in the IB Diploma program at The British International School, Sekolah Bisa! is a life enhancing institution for 25 shanty-dwelling primary age Indonesian children who formerly did not enjoy access to school.

Mission.Provide an education for shanty dwelling Indonesian boys and girls, daily, in fulfillment of key UNICEF Declaration of the Rights of The Child articles.

Sekolah BISA is a new school concept wholly created by CAS students of IB schools in Jakarta: The British International School, Jakarta (BIS); Bandung International School (BIS); BINUS and Sinar Mas World Academy. The 'Microschool', Sekolah Bisa, is supported by The Body Shop Indonesia, and opened April 8th 2011.

We are well on our way to making a difference to the lives of 25 unschooled Indonesian children.

Our Main objective: To provide an education and a chance to those who were told from the beginning that they wouldn't get one. Our goal is to alter the originally set cou ...

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Semporna Sabah - Boys n Girls will do anything ...

Published April 24th, 2012

This gateway to beautiful islands is located in the Tawau Division, in the East Coast of Sabah. It is known as an illustrious scuba diving and snorkeling spot. Semporna town is mainly populated by the Bajau Laut ethnic community, otherwise known as the Sea Gypsies—many of whom live in sprawling stilt villages above the water or inside the traditional Lepa boats. The Regatta Lepa traditional boat race is held here annually in April. Semporna was also the finishing line of the Eco-challenge: Borneo, which was held in 2000. Off the coast is the Tun Sakaran Marine Park, also known as Semporna Islands Park which was gazetted by Sabah Parks in 2004.

http://www.sabahtourism.com/en/destination/district/18-semporna/

During the late 18th and 19th centuries, Great Britain established colonies and protectorates in the area of current Malaysia; these were occupied by Japan from 1942 to 1945. In 1948, the British-ruled territories on the Malay Peninsula formed the Federation of Malaya, which becam ...

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red door streaming lights - will I get affected...

Published April 8th, 2012

i could not write anything meaningful on this gate, or go fly kite or the Squid but here is the info from the respective web pages....

Red door as I called it - this was a lighting installation from an artist from China - and it was amazing - probably the most creative and photographed - The Gate - Introduction -Li Hui graduated from the China Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing in 2003. He currently lives and works in Beijing. As a conceptual artist, he works in diverse media, including transparent neon-lit acrylic sculptures and laser beams.

Concept - Whether a path to another realm, another level of spirituality or simply another beginning, a gate is a symbol of many things. In Li’s work, The Gate becomes a powerful image of passage and enlightenment. Hundreds of small beams of low intensity laser light frame the entryway and radiate straight past the viewer, splashing red into eternity.

5QU1D -Introduction

An engineering graduate from Temasek Polytechnic, Ryf Zaini’s interest ...

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the tube light stick men were happy once

Published April 5th, 2012

the ilighting marina bay singapore had a great audio video lighting artwork - i call it the tube light men and they sang and danced and made many people happy - it was a set of tubelights set against the stunning MBS skyline and it was damn difficult to photograph. I tried my best - the tube light I am!! ia also tried to create some human interest and architecture combined pictures. the marina bay sands area had so many wedding photographers and their pretty brides in red ...and I thought that would be an interesting combination, lights of the marina , skyline and someone getting a wedding photo taken - and yes yes yes...and yes it is

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merlion and mermaid legs in the marina in singa...

Published March 13th, 2012

Singapore is a small place and everything happens all at once - Now the craze for snappers and shooters is the ilights show - lighting installations that have been set up around the marina - i think this is the second year - some installations are stunning but sadly the afternoon rain everyday kills the event and all you see are umbrellas - more here - i Light Marina Bay, Asia's first and only sustainable light art festival was first held from 15 October to 7 November in 2010. Presented by the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) and organised by Smart Light Singapore (SLS), the event celebrated Marina Bay's nightscape through the showcase of 25 dynamic and innovative light art installations along the 3.5km waterfront promenade.

The installations made use of energy-efficient lighting and created awareness for energy-saving lighting technology for the urban environment. The "Switch Off, Turn Up" campaign kicked off a programme supported by Marina Bay stakeholders to Switch Off non esse ...

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Etiquette - 2012 - "Connecting Girls, Inspirin...

Published March 9th, 2012

Etiquette - 2012

Sugar, spice and all things nice: What little girls are made of?

In conjunction with International Women's Day 2012, AWARE and Etiquette come together to present Sugar & Spice, a reading of poetry and prose by 7 established and emerging women writers.

Our first event for 2012, Sugar & Spice is inspired by Eve Ensler's TEDTalk "Embrace Your Inner Girl", in line with the international theme for IWD2012 "Connecting Girls, Inspiring Futures", and investigates ideas of girlhood, with writers reading original pieces as well as pieces written by women they admire.

Curated by Zarina Muhammad and Tania De Rozario, the line-up includes writers such as Ovidia Yu, Dana Lam, Nurul H and Shubigi Rao. Also on the menu is a video by Zarina Muhammad and Lisa Li, documenting interviews of women above 50, addressing issues central to their childhoods.

I celebrated International Women's Day 2012 with them yesterday the 8th of March, at The Pigeonhole, which graciously lent us i ...

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bamboo is a grass tube that bears love

Published March 5th, 2012

Bamboo is a grass tube that bears love. Bears eats, shoots and leaves. Love bears more with grass tube. Bamboo inspires. Green or Yellow. In our out. Whole or part. You know what I mean.

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Thaipusam 2012 - Religious Festival - Singapore

Published February 12th, 2012

Thaipusam (Tamil: தைப்பூசம், Taippūcam is a Hindu festival celebrated mostly by the Tamil community on the full moon in the Tamil month of Thai (January/February). It is celebrated not only in countries where the Tamil community constitutes a majority, many part of Southern India but also in countries where Tamil communities are smaller, such as Australia, Mauritius, Singapore and Malaysia.

The word Thaipusam is derived from the month name Thai and Pusam, which refers to a star that is at its highest point during the festival. The festival commemorates the occasion when Parvati gave Murugan a vel "spear" so he could vanquish the evil demon Soorapadam. There is a misconception among people that Thaipusam marks Murugan's birthday; however, it is believed that Vaikhasi Vishakam, which falls in the Vaikhasi month (May/June), is Murugan's birthday.

Skanda (joint in Sanskrit?) (or Murugan) was created during one of the battles between the Asuras (or to be more specific Soorapadman) and t ...

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Dying Trades - Pakshi Josium - Parrot Bird tell...

Published December 30th, 2011

Parrot astrology or Parrot fortune-telling (Tamil: கிளி ஜோசியம்) is a type of astrology popular among the Tamils of Tamil Nadu, India and Singapore. It involves using green parakeets which are trained to pick up Tarot like fortune cards -The parakeets are trained specifically for this. A parrot astrologer/fortune teller typically sits beneath a tree or by the side of the road where people congregate in numbers. He has a cage which contains one or two trained parrots. The tarot like cards are either spread out or stacked in front of him.

They are 27 ( not sure!) in number representing the Indian cosmic system. ( well why is that?) Each card contains the image of a Hindu deity and some cards contain images of Buddha or Virgin Mary with Infant Jesus.

When a patron sits before the fortune teller, the later opens the cage and lets the parrot out. He instructs the parrot to pick a card for the patron. The parrot walks over to the cards picks one from the stack or the spread with its beak ...

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The beautiful tombstones - Singapore Armenian C...

Published December 29th, 2011

http://armeniansinasia.org/

http://armeniansinasia.files.wordpress.com/2011/05/2011-03-26-175th-anniversary-armenians-in-singapore-rev.pdf

The History

The Armenian Apostolic Church of St. Gregory the Illuminator is the first Christian church built in Singapore in 1835. Designed by Irish architect, George D. Coleman, it is considered as one of his masterpieces.

As the number of Armenian families was growing in the early 1830s due to business prospects in Southeast Asia, a place of worship was deemed necessary. In 1833, the land was acquired from the government of the time. Majority of the funds needed for construction was raised by Singapore Armenians, as well as, Armenians of Calcutta and Java.

On 26 March 1836, the church was consecrated and dedicated to St. Gregory the Illuminator, a patron saint and the first official head of the Armenian Apostolic Church. In 1973, the building was gazetted as a national monument by the National Preservation Board.

Famous among them were t ...

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Standard Chartered Marathon 2011 Singapore - Ev...

Published December 14th, 2011

http://www.marathonsingapore.com/Race_Information/Winner_s_Results.htm

It is not about the results or the timing or the sponsors - It is about the fun and spirit that was around the Padang area on that day. I heard nearly 65k+ people participated in this years event and races. And nearly 20K for the half marathon? Is this true?

There were many special event booths and the usual balloon man and superman and spider-man running the race and even small races for children. It was really a family and fun atmosphere. And I did hear some rumblings and complaints about the route and poor organisation and huge crowds for the half marathon; some route snafus at sentosa...

prizes moneys - http://www.marathonsingapore.com/Race_Information/Prize_Money.htm

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Thomson Jazz at the MBS - light show included

Published November 26th, 2011

Thomson Swing Band is the second of the three big bands at the Thomson Jazz Club. The members of the band are a varied bunch, being of all ages and coming from different parts of the world. What brings them together is their love for playing jazz. Their obvious delight in performing has won them a reputation for being a very entertaining band.

This joy in playing jazz has resulted in their being asked to play at many venues in Singapore - from the Botanical Gardens to the Ritz. Harry's Pub on Boat Quay regularly swings to the music of Thomson Swing and in 2001, they were particularly honoured to be part of the first Singapore Jazz Festival and now they are playing every Sat at the MBS...

http://www.thomsonjazz.com/index.htm

Here are Thomson Swing Band's musicians:

Saxophones: Jeffery Loek & Jerry Murad (Joint Lead Alto),

Cole Yee (Band Ldr and Tenor), Daniel Chia (Tenor),

Jerry Hutapea (Vocals and Baritone)

Trumpets: Frankin Brampy (Lead), Lit Woon Wah Desmond,

Othman B Mohd Noor, ...

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Thomson Jazz at the MBS - light show included

Published November 26th, 2011

Thomson Swing Band is the second of the three big bands at the Thomson Jazz Club. The members of the band are a varied bunch, being of all ages and coming from different parts of the world. What brings them together is their love for playing jazz. Their obvious delight in performing has won them a reputation for being a very entertaining band.

This joy in playing jazz has resulted in their being asked to play at many venues in Singapore - from the Botanical Gardens to the Ritz. Harry's Pub on Boat Quay regularly swings to the music of Thomson Swing and in 2001, they were particularly honoured to be part of the first Singapore Jazz Festival and now they are playing every Sat at the MBS

Here are Thomson Swing Band's musicians:

Saxophones: Jeffery Loek & Jerry Murad (Joint Lead Alto),

Cole Yee (Band Ldr and Tenor), Daniel Chia (Tenor),

Jerry Hutapea (Vocals and Baritone)

Trumpets: Frankin Brampy (Lead), Lit Woon Wah Desmond,

Othman B Mohd Noor, George Schlub

Trombones: Jacqueline Chi ...

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Yes Orchids for Miss Blandish

Published November 18th, 2011

WOC - World Orchid Conference

Some 75 stunning displays, comprising thousands of orchids from traditional breeds to exotic contemporary hybrids, have left a deep impression on many who have walked into this alluring landscape. Those who are keen to learn more about orchids will be thrilled by the educational displays here which include rare orchid albums, stamps, pollination videos and information panels. To top off the experience, the MarketPlace within the Show has been a big hit with the visitors with 80 booths selling unique orchid plants and orchid-related products from more than 17 countries.

Singapore: It has a striking magenta pattern, and large white petals with a golden forked lip, and it's named Doritaenopsis Sir Elton John.The orchid was named after the singer-songwriter

The Orchidaceae, commonly referred to as the orchid family, is a morphologically diverse and widespread family of monocots in the order Asparagales. Regardless, the number of orchid species equals more th ...

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Uncles Playing Chinese Chess - Singapore Chinatown

Published November 13th, 2011

source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xiangqi

Xiangqi (Chinese: 象棋; pinyin: Xiàngqí) is a two-player Chinese board game in the same family as Western chess, chaturanga, shogi, Indian chess and janggi. The present-day form of Xiangqi originated in China and is therefore commonly called Chinese chess in English. Xiangqi is one of the most popular board games in China. Besides China and areas with significant ethnic Chinese communities,

The game represents a battle between two armies, with the object of capturing the enemy's "general" piece. Distinctive features of Xiangqi include the unique movement of the pao ("cannon") piece, a rule prohibiting the generals (similar to chess kings) from facing each other directly, and the river and palace board features, which restrict the movement of some pieces.

Its Chinese name can be treated as meaning "Image Game" or "Elephant Game":

The pieces are flat circular disks, each with a Chinese character on, sometimes engraved into the surface. The bl ...

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Singapore Deepavali Street Market - Little Indi...

Published October 26th, 2011

Sometimes people spell Deepavali as DIWALI - The name "Diwali" is a contraction of "Deepavali" (Sanskrit: दीपावली Dīpāvalī), which translates into "row of lamps".[5] Diwali involves the lighting of small clay lamps (diyas or dīpas) in Sanskrit: दीप) filled with oil to signify the triumph of good over evil. During Diwali, all the celebrants wear new clothes and share sweets and snacks with family members and friends.

During Deepavali, the streets of Little India are artfully decorated and lit up in bright festive colours, transforming it with an explosion of vibrant, colourful arches and lights. Festive bazaars and numerous cultural activities such as the Indian Heritage and Craft Exhibition, Street Parade The festive stalls are decorated with wares such as fragrant flowers, garlands used during prayers, traditional oil lamps and beautiful Saris with intricate brocade patterns and glittering gems. Colourful Indian outfits, intricate costume jewellery and traditional arts and craft are ...

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Singapore Deepavali STREET Market - Lights in L...

Published October 26th, 2011

Sometimes people spell Deepavali as DIWALI - The name "Diwali" is a contraction of "Deepavali" (Sanskrit: दीपावली Dīpāvalī), which translates into "row of lamps".[5] Diwali involves the lighting of small clay lamps (diyas or dīpas) in Sanskrit: दीप) filled with oil to signify the triumph of good over evil. During Diwali, all the celebrants wear new clothes and share sweets and snacks with family members and friends.

During Deepavali, the streets of Little India are artfully decorated and lit up in bright festive colours, transforming it with an explosion of vibrant, colourful arches and lights. Festive bazaars and numerous cultural activities such as the Indian Heritage and Craft Exhibition, Street Parade The festive stalls are decorated with wares such as fragrant flowers, garlands used during prayers, traditional oil lamps and beautiful Saris with intricate brocade patterns and glittering gems. Colourful Indian outfits, intricate costume jewellery and traditional arts and craft are ...

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Ball Crystal Man WILLY - Singapore - Flexible F...

Published September 20th, 2011

Clark Quay - Located along the iconic Singapore River, Clarke Quay sits on a historical commercial site dating back to the 19th Century. Today, Clarke Quay has been boldly restored and refurbished into five beautiful waterfront godowns under a climate controlled canopy lit by coloured lighting, creating a modern and cosmopolitan ambience amidst the tradition and history.

Some info about the famous Japanese Crystal ball man - This guy was hanging out in Yoyogi park in Harajuku, Tokyo, on a Sunday afternoon. He has clearly practiced a lot! I loved the music he played during his performance. My friends and I were completely mesmerized. He has a very expressive face too, with a charming smile... it really sells the show in the end. Made me feel like a little kid.

UPDATE: This video has been up for nearly a year now and I have some information that some of my viewers will appreciate. First, the juggler's name is Okotanpe - and yes he's amazing - one of my favorite memories of Japan! Secon ...

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Getai (song stage) Dance Shows - Singapore Stre...

Published August 25th, 2011

Singapore -

About Ge-tai - From Wikipedia

A getai (literally song stage) (Simplified Chinese: 歌台), is a usually boisterous live stage performance held during the Ghost Festival commonly held in Singapore & Malaysia, in contrast to the generally solemn mood of the festival.

However the performance is also routinely played at other Chinese festivals. The stage setup is usually composed of temporary structures and situated in the suburbs of the city in any empty field or even in carparking spaces or housing estate.

In the past, performances were usually of Chinese operas or puppet shows. The performances are meant to be for the spirits but also for people during the seventh month. With the decline of Chinese opera and traditional puppet shows, the performances evolved to become what is known today as Getai.

Younger people in Singapore may relate to Getai as kitsch, while older people enjoy dancing and singing along to familiar songs, often in Hokkien.

Traditional singers such as L ...

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Just Fortress Hill, OIL st, - Hong Kong - North...

Published August 16th, 2011

The meaning of Hong Kong is “Fragrant Harbour”. ....You ask Fragrant what.. I Say....Money is definitely something you can smell everywhere in Hong Kong.....

Hong Kong has been a Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) since 1st July 1997. Under the Sino-British Joint Declaration between the governments of the United Kingdom and the PRC which transferred sovereignty to the PRC, Hong Kong enjoys a high degree of autonomy under Basic Law for a period of 50 years other than in areas of defence and foreign affairs. Hong Kong is a modern, vibrant and cosmopolitan city and one of the most important international finance and business centres in the world, being a “gateway” between Mainland China and the rest of the world.

The meaning of Hong Kong is “Fragrant Harbour”. ....What the harbour is now smelling of - you have to be there to experience it - money is definitive something you can smell everywhere in Hong Kong

Past of North Point : When the Communist Pa ...

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Kampong Glam - Arab Street - Singapore

Published August 15th, 2011

The area's name is derived from two Malay words, Kampong, meaning "village" or "settlement", and Glam (or Gelam) referring to a variety of eucalyptus (Melaleuca leucadendra) or paperbark tree, which used to grow abundantly in the area. Its naturally peeling bark was used by boat builders in the village to caulk boats, while its leaves provided cajuput oil (from Malay: minyak kayu puteh, or white wood oil) which could be used to treat muscular aches and pains, as well as respiratory problems.

In the early twentieth century, commercial activities in Kampong Glam expanded as new shophouses and residential buildings were built. A multi-ethnic community soon developed there, comprising not only Malays and Arabs but also the Chinese and Indians.

Later, due to an expansion of commercial activities and an increase in immigrant settlers in Kampong Glam, the Arabs moved to areas like Joo Chiat, Tanglin and Bukit Tunggal (the stretch of Dunearn Road near the junction of Balmoral Road and Chance ...

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Indian Weddings are like Henna Tattoos - True b...

Published August 6th, 2011

...Modern Hinduism is largely based on the puja form of the worship of devas as enshrined in the Puranas, a Hindu wedding ceremony at its core is essentially a Vedic yajna (a fire-sacrifice), in which the Aryan deities are invoked in the Indo-Aryan style.

It has a deep origin in the ancient ceremony of cementing the bonds of friendship/alliance (even among people of the same sex or people of different species in mythological contexts), although today, it only survives in the context of weddings.

The primary witness of a Hindu marriage is the fire-deity (or the Sacred Fire) Agni, and by law and tradition, no Hindu marriage is deemed complete unless in the presence of the Sacred Fire, seven encirclements have been made around it by the bride and the groom together.

Gribhnami te saubhagatvaya hastam mayapatya jardastirayathasah|

Bhagoaryyamma savita purandhiramahyam tvadurgaharpatya devah||

That is – “Oh dear! On this auspicious occasion of our life, I take your hand in mine in th ...

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Etiquette...

Published August 5th, 2011

Make sure to see these events in Singapore if you can. Go this weekend - 6/7 Aug.

If not at least be playful and send this message to many people.

Get in touch with them. Immensely popular stuff. Movies, Art. Literary.

www.etiquette.sg

The whole Etiquette event explores many things that are typically y NOT what you want to discuss or think !! - down and dirty - yes yes - explore and be disturbed for a while -

ETIQUETTE .sg is an annual event in its second installment, is a multidisciplinary showcase of art, writing and film created by and about women.

Addressing gender as a subject of discourse, it uses art as a tool to create spaces within which critical and creative conversations can take place. Featuring an all-female crew of over 30 artists, writers, filmmakers and curators, this year’s event gets down and dirty with pertinent women’s issues that people would rather not discuss at the dinner-table.

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Poetry in Stone ~ Borobudur magelang java islan...

Published July 21st, 2011

I go to BOROBUDUR every year. Mainly to shoot pictures and do some meditation and retreat to a simple life. It is very refreshing.

Re travelling or location information you need please let me know. I can help

Borobudur was likely founded as a religious site in the 8th century at the peak of the Sailendra dynasty. The construction is thought to have taken a period of 75 years and completed in about 825 AD. It is in Central Java one of the islands in the Indonesian archipelago

The confusion between Hindu and Buddhist dynasties and rulers in Java during this period is a little baffling for visitors. Many Hindu and Buddhist monuments were constructed in the central Java region at this time. For example Borobudur and the nearby Hindu Prambanan temple compound were more or less contemporaneous.

This, together with many records of royal marriages between Hindu and Buddhist nobles, has led academics to believe that there was little serious conflict concerning religion in central Java at ...

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railway lines are not parallel

Published July 21st, 2011

the ktm railway line inside singapore city is now being ripped out. the station at tanjong pagar was the first to go, a few weeks ago - all train services to Malaysia start from from a terminal up NORTH in the woodlands area. the tracks that used to cut across the city from the deep south to the north, splitting through the city like a vine, sometimes through he rain forests in bukit timah, is slowly being torn out. These days there are many people specially young ones walking around in the tracks and taking pictures for posterity and getting nostalgic. Sadly, when the trains and the tracks were there no one wanted to use them even cared for it much, but once the government announced that it will ripped open, millions of people got predictably sentimental and rushed to shoot pictures....now, there are even pre wedding photography on the tracks gives a new meaning to tracking the wedding vows - Now when we we know we dont have that anymore we want to preserve it and keep it; such is th ...

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