Posts Tagged ‘Singapore’

Daily Travel Photo – Singapore Flyer

Singapore Flyer

Exposure : 1/10 sec at f/4.0 and ISO 6400. Shot with a Canon 650D and EF 24-105L 

The Singapore Flyer is an observation wheel which offers sweeping panoramas of the island nation.  Standing at 165 metres, it has 28 air-conditioned capsules, each able to accommodate 28 passengers, and incorporates a three-storey terminal building. It is the second tallest ferris wheel in the world.

Pet Expo Singapore 2014

The Pet Expo Singapore 2014 was a pet lovers dream. Canines, felines, and birds were all present and accounted for and as a photographer reminded me again how tough pet photography actually is. Check out the complete gallery at www.sidpicky.com/Other/Photosets/Pet-Expo-Singapore-2014

You have an option to buy a digital print of these photos for as little as US$2. You also have an option to print this out onto a T-Shirt. I’ll donate all the proceeds to Three Legs Good, an organization in Singapore whose mission is to give injured and disabled dogs a second chance at life, and to raise awareness of the joys of adopting a mongrel and encouraging others to consider adopting rather than buying a pet. Read more about them at http://threelegsgood.org/

Here are some example photos. To see the complete gallery and make a donation, click here

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Sharing a moment

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I am called Ollie. And you?

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Whatcha looking at?

Head on down to www.sidpicky.com/Other/Photosets/Pet-Expo-Singapore-2014 and do your bit to help rehabilitate disabled dogs.

Bukit Timah Nature Reserve Photos

The Bukit Timah Nature Reserve is one of the natural icons of Singapore. Its laden with a rich history and is a tranquil spot to spend the weekends hiking or mountain biking. Here are some photos from the trail taken on February 16, 2014.

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The nature reserve is spread over 163 hectares which includes Singapore’s highest hill at 163m

Bukit Timah Nature Reserve Photos

This is the first reserve that was set up for nature conservation in 1883 and is about 15 mins away from downtown Singapore.

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 The path to the summit is Steep. It’s intense enough to demand a basic level of fitness.

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They are not kidding around when they say ‘STEEP’. All wakers be prepared to sweat it out climbing up to the summit

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En route, you do see funnily ‘scary’ signs

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I wonder if this was one of the branches that fell on someone. Pretty hard to survive this, I think

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An hour later, we finally reach the Summit at 163.63 metres.

Bukit Timah Nature Reserve Photos

The Bukit Timah summit is Singapore’s highest natural point. There is something really satisfying scaling any summit and this one was no exception.

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 A customary selfie at the Summit. Half way there.

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 You can spend hours reading about the different species of trees that are found in the reserve. It has one of the most richest and diverse ecological systems in Singapore

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 Time for the descent which was tougher than it looks

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Are we there yet? Are we there yet?

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Some more funnily ‘scary’ signs

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 Some sweeping vistas that are serene and breath taking. This one is of the Singapore quarry.

2014-02-16 09.33.02We are at the home stretch, I still cant get over how serene and calm this place is.

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 You know you’ve reached civilization when you see a sign that says ‘HORN PLEASE’.

The entire trek took us 2 hours and we climbed an equivalent of ’56 floors’. Not bad for a Sunday morning workout eh? Leave a comment if you want to know more or see more photos about the Bukit Timah Nature Reserve. Have a great weekend!

Buddha tooth relic temple Singapore

Buddha tooth relic temple in Singapore

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An ‘alternate’ view of the famous Buddha tooth relic temple in Singapore. This temple is one of the most beautiful temples in all of Singapore but presenting this from this angle captures the beauty in a distinct way as well. Hope you are having a good weekend.

Exposure: 1/160 sec at f/4.5 and ISO 100.

Pink Flamingoes at the Jurong Bird Park, Singapore

Pink Flamingoes at the Jurong Bird Park

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One of the stars of the Jurong Bird Park in Singapore are the Pink Flamingoes. They stand on one leg, are always grooming and look absolutely fantastic. If you are travelling through Singapore, I would highly recommend checking out the Jurong Bird Park for amazing photo opportunities

 Exposure: 1/500 sec at f/5.6 and ISO 400

Travel Photo of the day – Pinnacle at Duxton Sky Garden

Pinnacle at Duxton Sky Garden

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As you know, I am a big fan of Singapore city skyline views. The Pinnacle@Duxton is a 2.5-hectare residential complex located in Singapore and is one of the oldest public housing units in the country. In addition to being located in the absolute heart of the city, the apartment complex features the world’s two longest sky gardens of 500 metres (1,600 ft) each, on the 26th and 50th floors. The Pinnacle at Duxton Sky Garden has one of the most breathtaking views that Singapore has to offer.  If you know someone living in this apartment complex, be extra nice to them because residents can take guests up there for free. And boy, it brings back the real meaning of ‘The best things in life are free’

Exposure: 1/30 sec at f/5.0 and ISO 4000