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Singapore 44th National Day 9th August 2009新加坡第44届国庆日2009年8月9日

Singapore 44th National Day 9th August 2009

Singapore 44th National Day 9th August 2009

On 9th August 2009, we celebrated Singapore 44th National Day. I didn’t manage to get any tickets (through e-balloting via NDP website) for the National Day Parade (NDP) and hence will have to watch the live telecast on TV. But I can still show you the decorations that the country put up during this period of celebration. The above photo is taken from my apartment window.

Singapore 44th National Day 9th August 2009

Apartment block 406 in Ang Mo Kio – Nice display of Singapore national flag. In fact, all of the flags are displayed and not a single one is missing. Well done!

Singapore 44th National Day 9th August 2009

At Teck Ghee Community Centre.

Singapore 44th National Day 9th August 2009

Several flags placed together to form number “44”, which symbolize 44 years of independence. Thumbs up for the effort but the design……errmm

Singapore 44th National Day 9th August 2009

Decorations at Bishan Community Centre. There is even a stage setup nearby for the upcoming celebrations!

Singapore 44th National Day 9th August 2009

Flags displayed at the outside of HDB Bishan Branch Office.

Singapore 44th National Day 9th August 2009

Flag are displayed almost everywhere to lift the spirits of celebrating Singapore 44th National Day. This photo is taken at Bishan Bus Interchange.

Singapore 44th National Day 9th August 2009

Schools (including private institutions) also join in the decorations and celebration too! Queen Margaret University (QMU) Asia at Ah Hood Road (off Balestier road).

Singapore 44th National Day 9th August 2009

Previously, I understand that Singapore national flag can only be displayed by individuals during the month of August but recently the regulations was relaxed. You can now display the flag during the National Day celebrations period (1 July— 30 September).

Singapore 44th National Day 9th August 2009

Singapore national flag can also be displayed on vehicles (both private and commercial) during the National Day celebrations period.

Singapore 44th National Day 9th August 2009

At VivoCity, overlooking the upcoming Resort Worlds at Sentosa, where a large Singapore national flag in sight.

Singapore 44th National Day 9th August 2009

Shopping is a Singapore favorite national past time so many shops and outlets also do offer various discounts during National Day period, which more of them are 44%, in conjunction with Singapore 44th year of independence.

Singapore 44th National Day 9th August 2009

Celebrating the Singapore Spirit!

Singapore 44th National Day 9th August 2009

This large flag was sighted in the 24hr Coffee Club in Orchard Fountain Corner (in Orchard Road).

Singapore 44th National Day 9th August 2009

Night view from my apartment window (which the decoration lights are switched on).

Next, the new NDP 2009 (National Day Parade) theme song is “What Do You See” by local rock band, Electrico.

Actual day performance by Electrico at NDP 2009 at Marina Bay.

Lastly, will leave you to enjoy the NDP 2009 fireworks! Happy 44th Birthday, Singapore!

Singapore 44th National Day 9th August 2009

Singapore 44th National Day 9th August 2009

在2009年8月9日,我们庆祝新加坡第44届国庆。我没得到任何门票(通过新加坡国庆日网站电子投票),因此不得不通过直播电视节目观看新加坡国庆庆典。你仍然可以看看国家为了这庆典的布置。以上照片是从我家窗口拍的。

Singapore 44th National Day 9th August 2009

宏茂桥大牌406-挂满了新加坡国旗。事实上,所有的旗帜都挂出来,没有漏掉任何一个单位。做得好!

Singapore 44th National Day 9th August 2009

在德义社区中心。

Singapore 44th National Day 9th August 2009

几个国旗摆放在一起组成44号,象征着44年来的独立。 认同他们的努力,只不过设计呢。。。。。

Singapore 44th National Day 9th August 2009

碧山社区中心的装饰。甚至还为了庆祝活动安装了舞台!

Singapore 44th National Day 9th August 2009

建屋局璧山分行外面的国旗。

Singapore 44th National Day 9th August 2009

几乎到处都看得到国旗显示庆祝新加坡第44届国庆的兴奋。这张照片是碧山转换站拍的。

Singapore 44th National Day 9th August 2009

学校(包括私人院校)也加入了装饰和庆祝活动呢!玛格丽特女王大学( QMU )亚洲在 Ah Hood Road(马里士他路附近)。

Singapore 44th National Day 9th August 2009

学校(包括私人院校)也加入了装饰和庆祝活动呢!玛格丽特女王大学( QMU )亚洲在 Ah Hood Road(马里士他路附近)。

Singapore 44th National Day 9th August 2009

新加坡国旗 也能在国庆期间挂在车上(包括私人和商业)。

Singapore 44th National Day 9th August 2009

怡丰城,看着即将开幕的圣淘沙名胜世界挂着大型的新加坡国旗。

Singapore 44th National Day 9th August 2009

购物是新加坡人喜爱的消遣活动,许多商店在国庆期间提供不同的折扣,大多数是44 % ,配合新加坡44年的独立。

Singapore 44th National Day 9th August 2009

庆祝新加坡精神!

Singapore 44th National Day 9th August 2009

这个大国旗是在乌节喷泉的一个24小时咖啡屋发现的(在乌节路) 。

Singapore 44th National Day 9th August 2009

从我家窗口望的夜景(装饰灯开启)。

其次,今年的国庆庆典歌是由本地的摇滚乐队Electrico唱的, 曲名是“What Do You See”。

这是Electrico在国庆庆典滨海湾表演的片段。

最后,让你慢慢欣赏2009年国庆庆典的烟花!新加坡,44岁生日快乐!

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A Week in Singapore在新加坡的一周

A Week in Singapore

A Week in Singapore

Believe to be a Saturday morning, after cleaning my Canon EOS 400D camera (called Digital Rebel XTi in North America and EOS Kiss Digital X in Japan) , then took a photo of my balcony light which looks like a bird nest. No bird nest soup yet… LOL!

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Bunch of kids fighting (errm…taekwondo lessons) at the multi-purpose hall below my block. Shot take from my apartment window. 🙂

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Nissin U.F.O. Instant noodles bought from Japan trip in May 2009.

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Nissin U.F.O. Instant noodles – The flavoring and garnishes sachets are labeled with numbers. 1 & 2 goes into the pocket next to the noodles and then the hot water goes in.

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Then you put sachet number 3 in and stir well! Itadakimasu (いただきます)!!

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Robot model that was also from Japan trip in May 2009.

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I bought the robot model as I remembered playing with it during my childhood days. Just trying to revive the good old memories…….

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Instructions are in Japanese but it’s not a problem as you just need to follow the numbering indicated. I was able to complete it when I was a kid (can’t remember how old). The small white package is a chewing gum which I find does not have taste after 10 chews. LOL!

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Tools used during the construction of the model robot – scissors, art knife and letter opener. Errm, letter opener?

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The completed robot model. Hehe!

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The robot model gets it’s position on my desk – sandwiched in-between my speakers and external hard drive.

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Going for a dinner at Yoyogi Japanese Restaurant. This is our first time eating here as we found out that the restaurant is not imposing any corkage charges for all the bottles (wine, champagne, sake, etc) that you bring along. 😛

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Winson, always on the phone talking to girls….. Wahahaha!

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Santen Mori – Salmon, tuna and whitefish S$35.00. In my opinion, very fresh!

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Tori Karaage S$12.00.

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Ebi Tempura S$20.00.

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Yakitori S$5.00. The 2 bottles of white wine that we bought along is Michel Nellion Chassagne Montrachet 1999. Superb!

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Unagi Oshi Sushi S$15.00. We had other items as well but didn’t managed to take photo for all of it.

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Headed off to Canelé Pâtisserie Chocolaterie for desserts – Triple Chocolate Cheese Cake S$8.00.

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Canelé Pâtisserie Chocolaterie – Jupiter S$7.00.

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Occasionally, Winson will bring wine left over from his company wine tasting session over to my house, where we do another round of tasting. Then, we will buy and keep the ones that suits both our palates. Roll call from left to right – 2006 Chateau Magdelaine, 2006 Chateau Certan de May Pomerol, 2006 Chateau La Grave A Pomerol, 2006 Chateau Latour A Pomerol, 2006 L’Hospitalet de Gazin Pomerol and 2005 Chateau Puy-Blanquet.

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This was what we paired with the wine – Chicken Chop S$5.00. ^^;

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Chicken Cutlet S$5.00. Both the Chicken Chop and Chicken Cutlet also comes with a garlic bread (not shown in the photos).

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I was recommended by my Canadian colleague to watch this show – Shinjuku Incident. Word directly quoted from him – “it’s damn good”. 😛

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Watching Shinjuku Incident on my 42 inch Panasonic plasma TV. I also find that it’s a good show as it portray a different perspective of Jackie Chan’s acting.

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While watching the show, I also munched on Ika Poppo (whole squid) which I bought during my recent Japan trip in May 2009. The middle of the squid is filled with creamy cheese. Seems like I bought a lot of stuffs during the trip…..Ha ha!

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Apple Strudel from my buddy Patrick’s pastry shop (D’pastry at Ubi Ave). Not too sure on the price as he gave a few to us as gifts. It’s yummy – crispy and fillings not too sweet!

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Attended Licia’s 1st year old birthday party – really adore her innocent look above. He he! Daddy Frank and Mummy Vivi looks happy too! The lovely “Hello Kitty” birthday cake is also Patrick’s creation (D’pastry at Ubi Ave) in which the main cake is surrounded by multiple “Hello Kitty” cupcakes.

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My partner’s birthday is also on the same day as Licia’s and this mango cake was given to us by Patrick and Cynthia (D’pastry at Ubi Ave). Thanks Patrick and Cynthia!

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Taking a walk at Takashimaya Singapore – a toy sale which receives good responses from shoppers.

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Tea Time Special Promotion (within a specified time) – A coffee of your choice (free flow) and cake set at S$8.00.

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Jasmine Pearl Milk Tea (Bubble Tea) S$1.60.

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Was clearing out some stuffs that I brought over from my mum’s house. Silverhawks toys from my younger days. 😛

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Silverhawks – Quicksilver, Copper Kid and Flashback.

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Also had this – Vampire Venom Touring Cycle/Turbo Jet from animated series M.A.S.K. (Mobile Armored Strike Kommand).

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Vampire – From a tough touring cycle, it converts to turbo jet with flip up stabilizers and dual raked wings.

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Also from M.A.S.K. – Buzzard Venom Formula Race Car/Land-Air Squad.

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Buzzard – From a Formula Race Car, it changes to Land-Air Squad. Wee!!!A Week in Singapore

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相信是星期六早上,在清洗了我的Canon EOS 400D相机后 (也在北美市場称为Digital Rebel XTi或日本市場EOS Kiss Digital X),接着拍了我阳台上的吊灯像个鸟巢。可是还没有燕窝汤…LOL!

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一群孩子在打架(errm … 上跆拳道课)就在我家楼下的多用途礼堂。照片是从我家窗口拍的。:)

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日清U.F.O.方便面,今年五月到日本之行时买的。

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日清 U.F.O.方便面-调味料都标有号码。 一号和二号加入面旁边的袋子在加热水。

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然后再加入三号搅拌好!

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机器人模型,也是从今年五月的日本之行买的。

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我买了机器人模型因为我记得小时候曾经玩过。只是想恢复昔日的回忆 。。。。。

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指示都是日本字,但不是一个问题,因为你只需要按照编号指示。我小时候就能够完成了(不记得是多久以前的事了) 。白色的小包装是口香糖,咀嚼十次后就没味道了。LOL!

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制作模型使用的工具- 剪刀,美术刀和开信刀。Errm,开信刀?

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完成的机器人模型。 哈哈!

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在我桌上找到了个位置放机器人模型 – 夹在我的喇叭和外部硬盘。

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到代代木日本餐馆吃晚餐。这是我们第一次在这里用餐因为我们发现这里不附加任何开瓶费(葡萄酒,香槟酒,酒等)。:P

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Winson, 永远都在和女孩通话。。。。 哈哈哈哈!

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腾森-鲑鱼, 金枪鱼和怀特菲S$35.00 . 我觉得很新鲜!

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炸鸡肉S$12.00

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天妇罗 S$20.00

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串烧S$5.00。 我们带了两瓶白酒是Michel Nellion Chassagne Montrachet 1999。 好喝!

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鳗鱼寿司 S$15.00. 我们有吃其他食物但是没把每样拍下来。

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接着我们到Canelé Pâtisserie Chocolaterie 吃甜点- 巧克力芝士蛋糕S$8.00

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Canelé Pâtisserie Chocolaterie-木星S$7.00

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有时,Winson会把他公司品酒会留下的酒带到我家来一起品尝。 然后,我们会买下室和我们口味的酒收藏。 从左到右-2006 Chateau Magdelaine, 2006 Chateau Certan de May Pomerol, 2006 Chateau La Grave A Pomerol, 2006 Chateau Latour A Pomerol, 2006 L’Hospitalet de Gazin Pomerol and 2005 Chateau Puy-Blanquet.

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这是我们拿来配酒的食物- Chicken Chop S$5.00. ^^;

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Chicken Cutlet S$5.00。 两样都附加大蒜面包(照片里没有).

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我的加拿大同事介绍我看这个戏-新宿事件。 他说真该死的好看!

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在我家的42英寸Panasonic Plasma电视看新宿事件。 我也觉得是一部好戏- 因为它呈现成龙不同的角度。

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在看戏时,我正享受鱿鱼是(在五月的日本之行买的)。鱿鱼的中间是奶油和奶酪。好像我在那次旅行买了很多东西… ..哈哈!

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Apple Strudel 我朋友Patrick的甜点店提供的(D’pastry at Ubi Ave). 不清楚价钱因为他送了几个给我们。真美味-脆但不会太甜!

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出席Licia的1岁生日派对-真喜欢她脸上的无辜表情。 哈哈! 爸爸Frank和妈妈Vivi 也很开心!可爱的“凯蒂猫”生日蛋糕也是Patrick 的创作(D’pastry at Ubi Ave)。其中主要的蛋糕被许多“凯蒂猫”cupcakes 包围着。

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我太太的生日刚好和Licia是同一天,这芒果蛋糕是Patrick 和Cynthia送给我们的(D’pastry at Ubi Ave)。 谢谢你!

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高岛屋走走-玩具销售得到良好的反应。

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下午茶特别优惠(在规定时间内)- 一杯咖啡(free flow)和蛋糕套餐S$8.00

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珍珠奶茶(泡沫红茶S$1.60.

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刚打扫旧我从妈妈家里拿过来的东西。银鹰侠队 – 小时候的玩具。 😛

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银鹰侠队-老奎,銅孩兒和時光倒流。

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也有这个-蜘蛛黨(V.E.N.O.M.) Vampire 飞航由动画系列神龙特攻队

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蜘蛛黨(V.E.N.O.M.) Vampire 从一个艰难的旅游周期, 它转换为喷射飞航弹出翅膀。

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也是神龙特攻队– Buzzard 蜘蛛黨(V.E.N.O.M.) 方程式赛车/土地航空队。

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Buzzard-从一级方程式赛车,它改变土地航空队。

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HortPark – The Gardening HubHortPark – 园艺中心

HortPark - The Gardening Hub

HortPark - The Gardening Hub

On a bright sunny Saturday morning, we decided to take a walk at HortPark located at 33 Hyderabad Road (Singapore). Admission is free.


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HortPark - The Gardening Hub

HortPark is a 23 hectare park that caters to the showcasing and sharing of gardening related information so as to nurture gardening culture in Singapore. HortPark also play host to GardenTech 2009 – a garden fair.

HortPark - The Gardening Hub

A themed garden which feature a children’s playground.

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Showcase of hydroponics.

HortPark - The Gardening Hub

Another themed garden – our resting place to escape the hot sun.

HortPark - The Gardening Hub

A futuristic spider-web play structure. Student come to HortPark for excursion and to learn about gardening and nature (in general).

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An ornament crafted from flower pots.

HortPark - The Gardening Hub

For you to rest and get your sun tan? Pretty women will spring out of nowhere and offer to apply sun tanning lotion? ^^;

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A signage that shows the map of HortPark. Beyond here will take you to Kent Ridge Park.

HortPark - The Gardening Hub

We decided to turn back and cover Kent Ridge Park the next round. 😛

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Close-up shot of flowers.

HortPark - The Gardening Hub

Six glasshouses are located here as research station for Gardens by the Bay.

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A showcase of vertical garden.

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A couple taking self-portrait of themselves. Isn’t this a nice place for picnic?

HortPark - The Gardening Hub

Visitors viewing the different species of butterflies in Butterfly Garden which was opened in May 2009.

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Spotted a millipede nearby the Butterfly Garden.

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Asian Pots Garden – ideas and concepts on how you can make use of pots as decoration in your garden.

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Herb and Spice Garden.

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How nice it will be to sip coffee and do some reading (minus the heat). 😛

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Bamboo Labyrinth. Be careful of any ninjas or assassins! 😛

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HortMart – a shop located inside of HortPark that sells gardening and landscaping items.

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Rows of plants for sale to beautify your home or office.

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A wide selection of pot for your plants or flowers growing.

HortPark - The Gardening Hub

I would like to buy some green back to beautify my balcony but drop the idea for now as I might not have time to take care of it.

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Small greenies for your desk decoration?

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Cactus in different shapes and color.

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Beautiful orchids.

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Another pot of beautiful orchid.

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Huge selection of flowering plants. Choose what you like.

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Mosquito Plants on sale at S$4.90. Suppose to keep mosquitoes away or to lure them? LOL!

HortPark - The Gardening Hub

Adam’s Cafe (located next to HortMart) for drinks and food. Yes, it’s a very hot day!

HortPark - The Gardening Hub

A restaurant serving modern Thai cuisine.

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Vertical garden – seems like it’s getting popular here in Singapore.

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HortCentre – also serves as the visitor centre.

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At the entrance of HortCentre.

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Walking out from HortCentre.

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Many carps can be found here but most of them are small.

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A view of HortCentre.

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On the way to the carpark.

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Workers left their wares around and left for lunch. Also, beyond the entrance of HortPark, there is a connecting bridge to Telok Blangah Hill Park.

HortPark - The Gardening Hub

At the carpark to get our car. Parking charges applies.

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A minibus belonging to HortPark. For more information on HortPark, you may visit want to National Parks Board, Singapore – HortPark.HortPark - The Gardening Hub

HortPark - The Gardening Hub

在明朗的星期六上午,我们决定到HortPark位于33号Hyderabad Road 海得拉巴道 (新加坡). 入场免费。


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HortPark是个二十三公顷公园迎合展示和分享园艺相关信息,以便在新加坡培育园林文化。HortPark还为“花园技术2009年-花园展”作为主办地区。

HortPark - The Gardening Hub

一个拥有主题花园的儿童游乐场。

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水栽法的展示。

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另一个主题花园-我们躲避炎热的太阳的休息地方。

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蜘蛛网的前卫结构。学生来HortPark游览和了解园艺和一般植物的生态。

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一个花盆的工艺饰品。

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让你休息和晒太阳的地方?有美女会突然跳出来帮你擦防晒油吗?^^;

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指示牌显示HortPark的地图。 还能走到肯特岗公园

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我们决定回头下次才到肯特岗公园。:P

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近距离的鲜花镜头。

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这里有6个温室作为滨海湾花园的研究站。

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垂直花园展示。

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一对夫妇在自拍。这是一个野餐的好地方?

HortPark - The Gardening Hub

蝴蝶园是在2009年5月开业让游客观赏不同品种的蝴蝶。

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在蝴蝶园附近发现了一条马陆(千足虫)。

HortPark - The Gardening Hub

亚洲花盆花园–让你了解如何利用盆装饰的思想和概念来布置花园。

HortPark - The Gardening Hub

药草和香料园。

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能在这里喝咖啡阅读该多好啊(除了天气)。:P

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竹林。小心忍者或刺客出现! 😛

HortPark - The Gardening Hub

HortMart-这家商店专门出售园艺和美化环境产品。

HortPark - The Gardening Hub

很多植物让你美化办公室或家里。

HortPark - The Gardening Hub

有多种植物和种花的盆栽选择。

HortPark - The Gardening Hub

我想买些美化我的阳台,可是担心可能没时间照顾它所以暂时不买了。

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一些小盆栽装饰你的办公桌?

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不同的形状和颜色的仙人掌

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美丽的兰花。

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另一盆美丽的兰花。

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另一盆美丽的兰花。

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蚊子植物出售S$4.90。是想蚊子远离或吸引它们呢?LOL!

HortPark - The Gardening Hub

Adam’s Café (在HortMart旁边)提供食物和饮料。今天天气真热!

HortPark - The Gardening Hub

提供现代泰国料理的餐厅。

HortPark - The Gardening Hub

垂直花园-似乎在新加坡越来越流行了。

HortPark - The Gardening Hub

HortCentre-也是访客中心。

HortPark - The Gardening Hub

在HortCentre的入口处。

HortPark - The Gardening Hub

从HortCentre走出来。

HortPark - The Gardening Hub

在这里可以找到许多鲤鱼,大多数都很小。

HortPark - The Gardening Hub

HortCentre的景色。

HortPark - The Gardening Hub

去停车场的路上。

HortPark - The Gardening Hub

工人放下工具吃午饭去。另外,越过HortPark入口就是到直落布兰雅山公园的连接桥梁。

HortPark - The Gardening Hub

在停车场准备取车。停车需付费的。

HortPark - The Gardening Hub

一辆属于HortPark的面包车。 更多详情,你可以游览国家公园局,新加坡- HortPark