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ION Orchard Walkabout

ION Orchard Walkabout

ION Orchard Walkabout

Not long ago, I took a walk at ION Orchard, a new-concept styled shopping mall that opened in the prime shopping district of Singapore, Orchard Road. First stop to satisfy my salivating mouth is Gindaco Tsukiji (築地銀章魚燒), the renowned Takoyaki from Tokyo, Japan. Gindaco Tsukiji is located at basement 4 and there seems to have an indefinite queue due to the popularity.

ION Orchard Walkabout

After 10mins of waiting, I got my Takoyaki (6 pcs) at S$4.80 and quickly hurried off to a corner to devour it! 😛

ION Orchard Walkabout

Walking around the basement area of ION Orchard. Majority of the shops are already opened for business. Believe the official opening launch of ION Orchard is somewhere in Oct 2009.

ION Orchard Walkabout

Nippon-Ya (Japanese Food Boutique) at #B4-13 sells food stuffs imported from Japan, majority are largely sweets (mochi, cookie, cake, chocolate, etc) !

ION Orchard Walkabout

Burger King at ION Orchard – a new concept restaurant brought in by Burger King Corporation themselves. Did not give it a try as I have only recently tried Burger King Whopper Bar.

ION Orchard Walkabout

Are you a donut lover? Cos Dunkin’ Donuts is back in Singapore!

ION Orchard Walkabout

Headed outside of ION Orchard to see the fantastic architecture. It was a hot and humid day but perfect for photo taking! Look at the reflections made by the sun on the glass, does it look like some big diamond? 😛

ION Orchard Walkabout

Teleport station to ION galaxy? Hehe, nope! This goes down to the Orchard MRT Station and basement of ION Orchard.

ION Orchard Walkabout

ION Orchard – taken from a further distance to capture the canopy.

ION Orchard Walkabout

At the entrance to ION Orchard. Giorgio Armani, one of the numerous notable luxury brand tenants in ION Orchard.

ION Orchard Walkabout

Flagship stores of Cartier and Dior at the entrance facade.

ION Orchard Walkabout

The roof canopy of ION Orchard. Overlooking Singapore Marriott Hotel on the right side.

ION Orchard Walkabout

Taken from Wheelock Place (opposite/across the road).

ION Orchard Walkabout

Since we were already nearby at Isetan Orchard, decided to head off to the basement to grab some coffee at McCafe. But when I got off the escalator, this counter in front of McCafe stole my attention! They are selling German beer and we decided to give it a go. 🙂

ION Orchard Walkabout

I understand that the beer counter was part of the German Fair organized by Isetan Orchard. Decided to go for wheat aleValentins Weißbier (Weissbier) 500ml for S$10. Hmm, seems to me that it was a tad too expensive as I remembered seeing it going for S$7+ in supermarkets.

ION Orchard Walkabout

After the beer and a rest, back to strolling at ION Orchard again. Heading down directly to basement to check out food restaurants for our dinner.

ION Orchard Walkabout

Animated displays at the side of the escalators.

ION Orchard Walkabout

EpiCentre @ ION Orchard – a premium reseller of Apple products. Still drawing the crowds!

ION Orchard Walkabout

Our dinner will be at Aoba Hokkaido Ramen – a top ramen from Asahikawa, Hokkaido. Barriers are setup to facilitate the long queues.

ION Orchard Walkabout

The interior of Aoba Hokkaido Ramen – not too huge with sitting capacity around 30 – 40 persons.

ION Orchard Walkabout

Shio Scallop Ramen S$12.80++.

ION Orchard Walkabout

Pumpkin Croquette S$5.80++.

ION Orchard Walkabout

Shoyu Tontoro Ramen S$16.80++. We also each had a Green Tea at S$1.90++. Total for the meal was S$41.53 (including 7% GST, 10% service charge and after 10% discount using Citibank credit card).

ION Orchard Walkabout

After dinner, next up, will be to take photos of the lighted-up ION Orchard. Taken from Wheelock Place.

ION Orchard Walkabout

ION Orchard taken from Isetan Orchard.

ION Orchard Walkabout

The tall building behind ION Orchard is The Orchard Residences.

ION Orchard Walkabout

Sky is getting darker. Another shot taken from Wheelock Place.

ION Orchard Walkabout

Night view of the front facade of ION Orchard.

ION Orchard Walkabout

Night shot of the canopy at ION Orchard.

ION Orchard Walkabout

All the luxury brands are also lighted up, bringing out their individual style and classiness.

ION Orchard Walkabout

The behind of the egg-like structure that leads down to Orchard MRT and basement of ION Orchard.

ION Orchard Walkabout

Black and white themed Dior.

ION Orchard Walkabout

Louis Vuittion at ION Orchard.

ION Orchard Walkabout

Colurful Prada at ION Orchard. The photos captured here is only a partial representation of what you can explore/shop at ION Orchard as I didn’t finish walking the whole of it. I will be back again! If you are coming to Singapore, please do visit ION Orchard and share with me your experience as well!


Leaving you with the video of ION Orchard night scene.

Photos on this blog post are taken on Panasonic DMC-LX3K 10.1MP Digital Camera.

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Burger King® Whopper™ Bar Singapore

Burger King® Whopper™ Bar Singapore

Burger King® Whopper™ Bar Singapore

Burger King recently opened the first Whopper Bar in Singapore on 17 September 2009. The Whopper Bar restaurant is located at Blk 3B, River Valley Road, #01-06, Clarke Quay (beside The Arena Live) and operates daily from 12pm to 3am. Being the first Whopper Bar in Asia Pacific and the third in the world (after Orlando and Munich), I just have to check it out and my schedule allows so on a Thursday evening.

Burger King® Whopper™ Bar Singapore

Burger King‘s new Whopper Bar offers Whoppers, Double Whoppers and other specialty burgers with 22 different toppings to choose from. Also, the most important point to note is that they do serve beer in the restaurant. With every value meal, you just need to top-up another S$2 for a Tiger Beer or S$3 for a Heineken 330ml.

Burger King® Whopper™ Bar Singapore

A pretty different approach to the regular fast-food styled Burger King restaurants in Singapore, the Whopper Bar comes decorated as a trendy and contemporary bar-like look and feel. It’s probably a 2 storey restaurant as I do see stairs going up but at that time, the stairway was blocked by some chairs.

Burger King® Whopper™ Bar Singapore

Waiting at the side to collect my orders. The whole bar is basically covered with flames design, probably promoting and strengthening it’s flame-grilled specialty.

Burger King® Whopper™ Bar Singapore

A signage beside the collection point.

Burger King® Whopper™ Bar Singapore

Our orders – 1 Luscious Tendergrill (Chicken) S$6.95 and 1 Value Meal (Double Mushroom Swiss, Large Onion Rings, Heineken 330ml) S$11.95. Total is S$18.90.

Burger King® Whopper™ Bar Singapore

The Luscious Tendergrill (Chicken) S$6.95.

Burger King® Whopper™ Bar Singapore

My Double Mushroom Swiss with Heineken 330ml. First time having beer while eating BK burgers. Interesting experience!

Burger King® Whopper™ Bar Singapore

The Whopper Bar restaurant is also Wi-Fi and iPods enabled. Ambiance is pretty good as well! I will definitely come back again and blog from here in the future! 🙂

Burger King® Whopper™ Bar Singapore

The view of the ordering counter from where I was seated. The crowd is pretty bare, probably because it’s a weekday evening and also might be due to the fact that not much peeps are aware of this new concept Burger King restaurant that was recently opened in Clarke Quay.

Burger King® Whopper™ Bar Singapore

While leaving the Whopper Bar after we had our meal, I noticed a flaming BK signage together with phase “Man Discovered Fire for a Reason”.

Burger King® Whopper™ Bar Singapore

We left Whopper Bar and went to take a walk around Clarke Quay, looking out for places to continue with some drinks. After 10mins of wandering around, we decided against it as we still need to work the next day. So we left after I took a photo of the Riverside Point (from Clarke Quay), one of my favourite food and drinks hunt as well.

Photos on this blog post are taken on Panasonic DMC-LX3K 10.1MP Digital Camera.

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Lantern Festival at Chinese Garden

Lantern Festival at Chinese Garden

Lantern Festival at Chinese Garden

We recently celebrated Mid-Autumn Festival (also known as Mooncake Festival) on the 15th day of the eighth month in the Chinese calendar. This year it falls on a Saturaday (3rd October 2009) so we decided to take a stroll at Lantern festival which was held at Chinese Garden. It was already drizzling when we were having our dinner but we still took our chances and made our way to Chinese Garden, hoping that the rain would stop. Nah it didn’t stop and we had to go around with a brolly. Moveover, the car park space was limited but I was lucky enough to get a parking lot after going 2 rounds in the carpark.

Lantern Festival at Chinese Garden

Going to walk over the “Pai Hung Chiao” (White Rainbow Bridge) at the entrance. My partner was holding the umbrella and sheltering me (or should I say my camera) while I am taking photos. Some folks came without a brolly and had to bear with the light rain.

Lantern Festival at Chinese Garden

Side view shot of the white rainbow bridge (13-Arch Bridge) that we crossed earlier. I like the way the lanterns are reflected in the water.

Lantern Festival at Chinese Garden

A Chinese Tower which greeted us after 5mins of walk. Nope, I didn’t go up. 😛

Lantern Festival at Chinese Garden

Regardless of the light rain, the children are still having fun playing with their lanterns and sparklers.

Lantern Festival at Chinese Garden

Children’s Day (1st Oct 2009 in Singapore) and Lantern Festival Celebrations – a tempoary stage was setup to entertain the attendees but I didn’t stay long enough to find out what’s going on.

Lantern Festival at Chinese Garden

A view of the lake. Notice the smoke on the right side – those are from the sparklers that the children play with.

Lantern Festival at Chinese Garden

A famous traditional feature of Chinese architecture – Stone Boat structure.

Lantern Festival at Chinese Garden

Yes! The rain finally stopped. It’s a nice and cooling stroll while admiring the different colored lanterns.

Lantern Festival at Chinese Garden

The “Ru Yun Ta” (7-storey pagoda). No, I didn’t go up as well. 😛

Lantern Festival at Chinese Garden

Folks lighting up candles – seems like it’s a large birthday cake to me. Wahaha!

Lantern Festival at Chinese Garden

Let’s make a wish before we blow out the candles. 😛

Lantern Festival at Chinese Garden

More of the colorful lanterns around Chinese Garden. We were not able to get a glimpse of the full moon due to the cloudy sky. 🙁

Lantern Festival at Chinese Garden

Taking a close-up shot of the red lanterns at the White Rainbow Bridge.

Lantern Festival at Chinese Garden

Walking across the White Rainbow Bridge again to get back to carpark. Popular spot for photo taking!

Lantern Festival at Chinese Garden

More people are coming than those that are leaving. I supposed that is because the rain have stopped, more folks and their family members are just starting to came out to play with lanterns. I also think that there was more to see at Chinese Garden during previous year, like “Hello Kitty” lantern exhibition and etc, but still I am glad that I made a visit to Chinese Garden this year as it’s was more then 10 years ago since I last visited! 😛

Photos on this blog post are taken on Panasonic DMC-LX3K 10.1MP Digital Camera.

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Web Wednesday Singapore 19.0

Web Wednesday Singapore 19.0

Web Wednesday Singapore 19.0

On 1st Oct (Thurs) 2009, together with Sambit, I attended Web Wednesday Singapore 19.0 at HomeClub. Web Wednesday Singapore is usually held on Wednesday but it was moved to Thursday for this month only as they are expecting a very distinguished guest (Randall Rothenberg) speaking with us in Singapore. Above: Ken Mandel (Chairman of IAB Singapore) giving a introduction. Ken is the vice-president and managing director of Yahoo Southeast Asia.

Web Wednesday Singapore 19.0

Randall Rothenberg is the President and CEO of the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) in the US. He’s speaking on the development of the IAB here in Singapore.

Web Wednesday Singapore 19.0

Quite a turn-out for Web Wednesday Singapore 19.0, which consisted of folks from various web-related industries. This was my view when listening to the presentation. The slides on the screen is showing the IAB Singapore Leadership Council 2009/10.

Web Wednesday Singapore 19.0

Side view from where I was standing, with a Asahi beer (1-for-1 promotion at S$12) in hand. As the presentation was done inside a club (HomeClub), the lightings was dark and also because I didn’t bother to on the flash. Haha! Beyond here, there are still more folks around. Also at the outside of the club (where we usually gathered).

Web Wednesday Singapore 19.0

Folks listening attentively to Randall. Only a small group at the back was forming their own discussions. I vaguely remembered that Andy Tu reminded them to keep the volume down. Perhaps, they are really excited about the development of IAB Singapore. 😛

Web Wednesday Singapore 19.0

A close-up shot of Randall Rothenberg during the Q&A session. Prior to and also after the talk, I did managed to get to know some folks who also attended Web Wednesday Singapore 19.0 event. It was a good networking session and I will be catching up with them individually soon. If you into web-related areas, you may also want to register yourself to get updates on the next Web Wednesday Singapore event too! Or you can contact me and we’ll attend together.

Web Wednesday Singapore 19.0

After the drinks & networking session at Web Wednesday Singapore 19.0, we took a stroll to 24hr Shah Alam Restaurant at Circular Road (Boat Quay) for our dinner. Sambit had Nasi Brayani Mutton.

Web Wednesday Singapore 19.0

Sambal Mutton – a small side dish that we shared.

Web Wednesday Singapore 19.0

I had Mee Goreng Mutton (with egg). Total paid for the Nasi Brayani Mutton, Mutton Mysore, Mee Goreng Mutton and 2 lime juice was S$16. Hmm, our dinner seems to comprise of all mutton. Wahaha!

I will be looking forward to the next Web Wednesday Singapore event!

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A Week in Singapore 3

A Week in Singapore 3

A Week in Singapore 3

Duck rice with Char Siew at my nearby coffee shop S$4. This round of the weekly series comprises of many food I had taken. If you have not eaten, it will make you very hungry! 😛

A Week in Singapore 3

Having Erdinger Dunkel at home. Still prefer the Erdinger Weissbier though. Plus on the tap!

A Week in Singapore 3

One of the weekday evenings, we went to East Coast Park to have Chilli Crab & seafood at Jumbo Seafood. I haven’t been here for a while so it’s pretty refreshing, especially when you can have meals next to the sea, while enjoying the breeze. Downside is probably food gets cold pretty fast.

A Week in Singapore 3

Sambal Kangkong at Jumbo Seafood.

A Week in Singapore 3

Herbal Druken Prawns at Jumbo Seafood. We also had Chilli Crab with deep-fried mantou but was too excited to eat it until I forgot to take a photos of it. Wahaha!

A Week in Singapore 3

Night view of Jumbo Seafood. The place was still quite packed when we left around 8.30pm. 🙂

A Week in Singapore 3

At the road side waiting for cab to meet up with friends for drinks. AMK Hub, a neighborhood shopping center in Ang Mo Kio, which is only about 5mins away from my house. This weekly series post is actually taking some photos from previous week

A Week in Singapore 3

53A (guitarist Alvin Khoo and singer Sara Wee), performing at Timbre @ The Substation.


Wonder Girls “Nobody” by 53A (Timbre @ The Substation). Cute!

A Week in Singapore 3

Something big on-going at my apartment block below, there was even barriers setup to block off the area. Must be some important folks coming but I didn’t stay at home long enough to find out more.

A Week in Singapore 3

Indonesian styled grilled chicken rice.

A Week in Singapore 3

Astro Boy (Official website & trailer here) will be showing in Singapore on 5 November 2009. Will you be watching this show? I know I will be. 😛

A Week in Singapore 3

MediaCorp‘s Joanne Peh (Blog) at event “POSSE: A Night Of Celebration With Friends”.

A Week in Singapore 3

Having tea at the coffee connoisseur (tcc). It was some tea mixed with peppermint and lemon grass. Very nice!

A Week in Singapore 3

After our tea session, passed by “POSSE” event again. This time Superband 1 Champion Mi Lu Bing (with their fans) on the stage.

A Week in Singapore 3

Duck rice for lunch S$3.50. Yummy and portions are reasonable!

A Week in Singapore 3

Clam Chowder Soup at Cafe Cartel.

A Week in Singapore 3

Grilled Chicken at Cafe Cartel S$16.40++. Prices are inclusive of soup of the day, a drink and free flow of bread.

A Week in Singapore 3

Free Flow of bread at Cafe Cartel.

A Week in Singapore 3

St.Louis Pork Ribs at Cafe Cartel S$17.70++. Prices are inclusive of soup of the day, a drink and free flow of bread.

A Week in Singapore 3

Passing by Orchard Central again. These days I always seem to be around here but it always never cross my mind to go have food at Ootoya or Nolboo Hangari Galbi. Sigh!

A Week in Singapore 3

First time trying out lunch at Mondo Mio Restaurant at Robertson Quay. First up – Minestrone Soup.

A Week in Singapore 3

Minestone Soup comes with bread too!

A Week in Singapore 3

Mondo Mio Restaurant – Penne Arrabbiata S$12 set lunch with minestone soup, bread, gelato and coffee. Very worth it!

A Week in Singapore 3

Fusilli with Artichokes in cream. This dish was delivered wrongly but I wasn’t aware so I poke it with my fork. I didn’t noticed until the chef brought along another plate (correct order) and mentioned that he had delivered the wrong order but I could still continue having it. He he!

A Week in Singapore 3

Mondo Mio Restaurant – Spaghetti Aglio Olio with Tuna. S$12 set lunch with minestone soup, bread, gelato and coffee. Value for money!

A Week in Singapore 3

Gelato and Coffee.

A Week in Singapore 3

Head-off to check out Suntec City area for 2009 Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix as I didn’t managed to get the tickets that I wanted. So maybe, just join in the atmosphere from nearby! Haha!

A Week in Singapore 3

Went to get our dinner at Suntec City Food Court – Pork Chop Fried Rice at S$3.80. It was virtually empty at that time!

A Week in Singapore 3

One of my favorite beersKronenbourg 1664. Having this at Balaclava, 1-for-1 (pint) promotion at S$19.

A Week in Singapore 3

The view from out seats at Balaclava. You can hear the F1 cars whizzing by!

This is how it sounds like! 😛
A Week in Singapore 3

Bought J.CO Donuts from Raffles City on our way home. S$7 for a dozen – Coco Loco, Cofa Banana, Miss Green T, Jacky Chunk, Lady Thai Tea and Mr Green T. 🙂

A Week in Singapore 3

Having donuts while reading a book which I purchased previously for S$27.23 (after 30% discount) – The Intelligent Investor: The Definitive Book on Value Investing. A Book of Practical Counsel (Revised Edition). Wanted to learn more into investment stuffs.

A Week in Singapore 3

Takeaway dinner for me – Grilled Pork Chop with Mushroom Sauce S$6.80.

A Week in Singapore 3

Takeaway dinner for my partner – Grilled Chicken Chop with Black Pepper Sauce S$5.50.

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Chinese Wedding

Chinese Wedding

Chinese Wedding

Recently went to my cousin’s Chinese wedding (Singapore) and thought it will be nice to share it. In the morning, the groom and the bride will start off very early as per their own family traditions and culture. What we, the relatives will do is to gather at their house to welcome the newly-weds. Prior to their return, we help ourselves to the buffet lunch first!

Chinese Wedding

The spread of food that was catered. 🙂

Chinese Wedding

My first serving. I did 2 rounds. Wahaha!

Chinese Wedding

My partner’s first round.

Chinese Wedding

Orr nee (Yam paste with gingko nuts), which my brother had.

Chinese Wedding

Popular Apple Strudel from Corica (Perth), specially brought back by my aunt.

Chinese Wedding

Group photo of the bride’s mother’s family.

Chinese Wedding

Traditional tea ceremony whereby the groom and bride had to offer tea to their elders. After drinking the tea, the elders will give token gifts that can be Ang Bao (red packet), jewelery, gold, diamond, etc. ^^; The photo above shows the groom and bride offering to their parents, which they had to kneel down.

Chinese Wedding

A photo after the tea offering to my parents. After the tea ceremony and buffet lunch, it’s time to head back home to rest and get ready for the wedding dinner in the night!

Chinese Wedding

Here we are at Carlton Hotel Singapore for the wedding dinner. At the reception area, there are photo album of the newly-weds for the guests to view.

Chinese Wedding

When guests first arrived, they will go to the reception table to

  • Drop off their ang bao/gift for the couple
  • Find out their table seating
  • Get complimentary parking coupons (if driving)

Different “market rate” applies for the ang bao, it really depends on where the wedding banquet is being held at and also how close your relationship with the groom/bride. 🙂

Chinese Wedding

From the ballroom, a view of the lobby area at level 1.

Chinese Wedding

Dinner starting soon. There are 2 VIP tables – one for the groom family and another for the bride family. Sometimes, if the family size is small, the VIP table can be consolidated into 1 too.

Chinese Wedding

Here comes the newly weds (1st march-in). After the march-in, the banquet will start and you can start feasting.

Chinese Wedding

Champagne pouring after the 2nd march-in (usually done around the 3rd or 4th dish).

Chinese Wedding

Traditional toasting time, which everyone will shout “Yum Seng” (drink to success)! The toasting goes on for 3 rounds, each with a different set of wishes to the newly-weds. After the toasting session, the newly-weds will go around the ballroom to take photos with the guests at individual tables. At this point, the guests at the table can play tricks or get the couple to drink! But I think it doesn’t happen a lot these days as I see most newly-weds are still sober at the end of the dinner. The main thing is that they have enjoyed and have a memorable time!

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SingTel Grid Girls On Tour Grand Finals

SingTel Grid Girls On Tour Grand Finals

SingTel Grid Girls On Tour Grand Finals

At MediaCorp TV to participate in the live telecast of SingTel Grid Girls On Tour Grand Finals – a reality show to select the Grid Girls for Singapore F1 – 2009 Formula 1 Night Race – Singapore Grand Prix. The top 3 winners will be holding the Singapore flag, F1 flag and the FIA flag at the starting line of Singapore F1 – 2009 Formula 1 Night Race – Singapore Grand Prix.

SingTel Grid Girls On Tour Grand Finals

At the reception area awaiting for my brother to arrive. It was raining outside and hence most folks gathered around here.

SingTel Grid Girls On Tour Grand Finals

Another area of the reception. All are awaiting to go in the TV set.

SingTel Grid Girls On Tour Grand Finals

Finally my brother arrived and gotten the tickets from his friend. We are here to support Cordelia Low! You can see the rest of the Grid Girls here.

SingTel Grid Girls On Tour Grand Finals

Queuing for our turn to go in the TV Theater. The queue was extremely long!

SingTel Grid Girls On Tour Grand Finals

Finally seated down at a nearby area where all the supporters of Cordelia Low are. We are at the extreme top left of the set. LOL!

SingTel Grid Girls On Tour Grand Finals

Counting down to the start of the Singtel Grid Girls: Grand Finals live telecast on Channel 5. Yeah!

SingTel Grid Girls On Tour Grand Finals

Entry of the Singtel Grid Girls finalists. We were seated too far away for a good view but luckily there was two big screens at both side of the stage. 🙂

SingTel Grid Girls On Tour Grand Finals

The hosts – Kui Jien and Michelle Chia.

SingTel Grid Girls On Tour Grand Finals

Performance by Jack and Rai.


Jack & Rai – The Fa La La Song

SingTel Grid Girls On Tour Grand Finals

Announcement of the Top 5 Grid Girls.

SingTel Grid Girls On Tour Grand Finals

Q&A time for Top 5 Grid Girls.

SingTel Grid Girls On Tour Grand Finals

The winners are Low Shu Min, Constance Lau and Cordelia Low. Congratulations!

Stage of Singtel Grid Girls after the show ended. Looking forward for F1 Singapore Weekend are there are a whole lot of activities, promotions, gigs and off-track entertainment available during this period (F1 Rocks Concert and many others!). Enjoy if you are in town!

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GCA 2009 – Cosplay/Games/Babes

GCA 2009 - Cosplay/Games/Babes

GCA 2009 - Cosplay/Games/Babes

Visited Games Convention Asia (GCA) on 20th Sept 2009, which was held at Suntec Singapore. Initially wanted to attend the conference too, but wasn’t able to spare time away from work. Specially chose to come on the last day of the show to check out Asia Pacific Cosplay Championship @ GCA 2009.

GCA 2009 - Cosplay/Games/Babes

Blood Elf Paladin from Warcraft.

GCA 2009 - Cosplay/Games/Babes

Silent Hill & Devil Kings (Sengoku Basara).

GCA 2009 - Cosplay/Games/Babes

Stormtrooper. Is this Gordon?

GCA 2009 - Cosplay/Games/Babes

Jason Voorhees from Friday the 13th.

GCA 2009 - Cosplay/Games/Babes

Archer from Fate/Stay Night. She’s very accommodating in the photo taking, with many various poses! Excellent!

GCA 2009 - Cosplay/Games/Babes

Tsunade from Naruto.

GCA 2009 - Cosplay/Games/Babes

Yuna from Final Fantasy X. She’s quite good at it!

GCA 2009 - Cosplay/Games/Babes

Soul Eater.

GCA 2009 - Cosplay/Games/Babes

Lovely lady with Iori Yagami from King of Fighters.

GCA 2009 - Cosplay/Games/Babes

Alex Louis Armstrong from Full Metal Alchemist with 3 lovely ladies.

GCA 2009 - Cosplay/Games/Babes

Xbox 360 booth. All the folks are so engrossed in the games. 🙂

GCA 2009 - Cosplay/Games/Babes

EA Games booth.

GCA 2009 - Cosplay/Games/Babes

GameAxis booth.

GCA 2009 - Cosplay/Games/Babes

IAH Games.

GCA 2009 - Cosplay/Games/Babes

Lady from Granado Espada: The Masquerade.

GCA 2009 - Cosplay/Games/Babes

Another lady from Granado Espada: The Masquerade.

GCA 2009 - Cosplay/Games/Babes

Dragonica ladies. 😛

GCA 2009 - Cosplay/Games/Babes

Winners of 1v1 at One Asia Cup.

GCA 2009 - Cosplay/Games/Babes

D1GP Arcade from Taito. Drift!!

GCA 2009 - Cosplay/Games/Babes

Free Coke Zero for all! Nice!

GCA 2009 - Cosplay/Games/Babes

Darksiders.

GCA 2009 - Cosplay/Games/Babes

Runup Games – there was a long queue when I passed by the booth.

GCA 2009 - Cosplay/Games/Babes

3 sweet girls distributing promotional materials for gamerstalk.asia. Managed to chat up with the center lady as we both have the same camera – Panasonic Lx3. She’s a very friendly person 🙂

GCA 2009 - Cosplay/Games/Babes

Cloud Strife & Yuffie Kisaragi from Final Fantasy VII.

GCA 2009 - Cosplay/Games/Babes

Hiiro no Kakera.

GCA 2009 - Cosplay/Games/Babes

Black Butler.

GCA 2009 - Cosplay/Games/Babes

Ciel.

GCA 2009 - Cosplay/Games/Babes

More photos follows.

GCA 2009 - Cosplay/Games/Babes

GCA 2009 - Cosplay/Games/Babes

GCA 2009 - Cosplay/Games/Babes

GCA 2009 - Cosplay/Games/Babes

GCA 2009 - Cosplay/Games/Babes

GCA 2009 - Cosplay/Games/Babes

GCA 2009 - Cosplay/Games/Babes

GCA 2009 - Cosplay/Games/Babes

Sheryl Nome from Macross Frontier.

GCA 2009 - Cosplay/Games/Babes

On the way back to carpark (Millenia Walk), spotted an event to rev up the tempo for F1 Singtel Singapore Grand Prix, so decided to ask the 2 pretty FHM ladies to pose for a photo, which they gladly obliged. 😛 Looking forward to the race day!

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A Week in Singapore 2

A Week in Singapore 2

A Week in Singapore 2

This week post was rather late as I was really caught up with work. This is my take-away lunch where I normally consume on my work desk – mixed vegetables rice that consist of 2 vegetables and 1 meat (chicken) S$2.80.

A Week in Singapore 2

Also whenever I have some spare time, I will try to listen to some music on my home theater system. Currently listening to Enigma: A Posteriori and Rua: Whisper. Nice!

A Week in Singapore 2

From Orchard Central, this is a shot of The CentrePoint which I believe the facade was newly renovated. If I am wrong, that means I haven’t been wandering around Orchard Road for some time already. Haha!

A Week in Singapore 2

From the same location that I took the shot of The CentrePoint, you can see the long flight of escalator (up going only). Also another group of folks setting up their DSLR camera and tripod nearby, possibly also trying to capture The CentrePoint too!

A Week in Singapore 2

Took the lift up to the 8th floor, love the ambiance which greeted my eyes. 🙂

A Week in Singapore 2

Trying to find a restaurant for dinner, Nolboo Hangari Galbi is a Korean restaurant which I believe is very popular in Korea (due to the articles that was shown from Korean newspapers). The queue was pretty long so we decided to skip it and scan through others.

A Week in Singapore 2

Ootoya is also fully packed and tons of people waiting for their turn. This is the first Ootoya opening in Singapore and I very much wanted to try it as I didn’t get to eat it during my trip to Japan during May 09. Sigh…will have to come again on another day. Next time will try to check whether I can make reservations!

A Week in Singapore 2

At the ground floor of Orchard Central, I noticed that the facade lighting of The CentrePoint do change colour. Recently, there are many malls (Orchard Central, ION Orchard, Illuma, etc) with various lighting effects at their facade. Is it the trend now?

A Week in Singapore 2

One of my favorite food! Prawn Dumpling Kway Teow cooked by my mother-in-law. She used to own a stall selling Wonton noodle and Prawn dumpling noodle in Redhill Market and was popular too! But she retired already so only we get to eat it now. Ha ha!

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Went to SHH Tyres (Toh Guan Road) to change my car tyres which is overused and long overdue to change. I thought I could still exploit it a little more until I drifted during a turn while in a carpark. It was raining so the car and floor was wet. Haha! Decided to go for Hankook after reading some test reports and recommendations.

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Car up on the jack and the old shoes are removed. Service was pretty fast as they had a few mechanics around.

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The tyres which was going to be fitted on my car – 205/55ZR16 Hankook Ventus V12 Evo. 4pcs at S$572 (after 20% discount).

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My Mazda 3 with the new shoes (Hankook Ventus V12 Evo) on. I was advised to run-in for 500km before I try any high speed sprint or wild cornering. 😛

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Going to Sim Lim Square (SLS) again to check out some stuffs. I seem to be going to SLS pretty often, right? I can imagine that if I were to stay in Tokyo (Japan), maybe I’ll make Akihabara my home? Wahaha!

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At some of the traffic crossing, you might be able to see red-light cameras around. The camera will take a photo of your car’s bum (with the license plate number) if you beat the red light. By the way, you will need to be captured by the 2 cameras in order to get yourself 12 demerits points and a traffic summon. 😛

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ERP – “Electronic Road Pricing” or in local context “Every Road Pay”. Wahaha! This ERP gantry is situated at various areas around Singapore to curb congestion and whenever a vehicle pass through it during a stipulated timing, you will have to pay for it. E.g. the above shows that if a private car pass through from 2pm to 530pm, there will be S$1 charge. At different timings, the rates differ too!

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H-TWO-O Isotonic drink to quench my thirst on a hot sunny day. Bought the drink at a shop in Sim Lim Square for S$1.50.

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Orient Photo at level 6 of Sim Lim Square to check out some camera stuffs. How is Kata bags?

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Sim Lim Square interior. I always have something to buy when I come here but have to exercise self-control. Ha ha!

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Passing by OG Albert and noticed a really huge crowd. Being a busy body, I just gotten check it out – it was actually an uncle and auntie performing a duet. Haha!

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Ice cream zone? At least 3 portable stalls around here (at OG Albert).

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Other makeshift stalls selling various stuffs are available too. Seems to be a crowded area too!

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Passing by Fu Lu Shou Complex.

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Came across a local singer Chen Wei Lian performing some of his songs inside Bugis Street. Oh yeah, I was surround by many teens. Ha ha!

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Bugis Street. I should probably cover it solely on a single blog post as there are many items to show. Will do it when I do come by this area again.

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Bee Cheng Hiang – Selling Bak Kwa (barbeque meat) and other food products.

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Snack time at Takopachi – 3 Octupus ball for S$2.30.

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A beauty and wellness event going on at Bugis Junction (fountain area) – My TLB (My The Luxury Booklet).

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An interview with 2 SYT. 🙂

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Makeup artist Andy Lee doing his magic on a model. 🙂

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After the make-up, the model posed for a photo shoot. Kawaii?

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East Coast Lagoon Food Village – one of my favorite food haunt. There are many good food here and is extremely popular with locals as well. Be prepared to wait for available tables if you happen to reach during the peak dinner timing.

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East Coast Lagoon Food Village – It’s already quite packed at 6.30pm on a Saturday. Better get a table fast before I have to wait. Hehe!

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Heading off to queue at Lagoon Leng Kee Beef Kway Teow stall. Look at the long queue! It may take a while but is well worth it!

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This is what I get after 15min of queuing patiently. Lagoon Leng Kee Beef Kway Teow at S$4. Fantastic! My mouth was salivating as I was typing this post. Slurp!!!

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Lumix LX3 Accessories

Lumix LX3 Accessories

Lumix LX3 Accessories

Got a mail in the letter box. Errm? What is it? From Andy’s Camera Straps?

Lumix LX3 Accessories

Well, upon opening the envelope (bubble wrapped inside), the above greeted me. Yes, it’s a camera strap!

Lumix LX3 Accessories

Lug mount wrist strap with O-ring at S$18 and additional strap bumper O-ring at S$1 from Andy’s Camera Straps. Prices includes postage within Singapore. Other colours and model are available as well.

My configuration

  • Leather Colour : Black
  • Wrap Colour : Scarlet Red
  • O-ring Colour : Black

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I have attached the new strap to my Lumix Lx3 camera. How does it look? By the way, the strap is 7 3/4” (196 mm) long, hand-made and also 100% genuine cowhide leather! Very great quality camera strap indeed!

Lumix LX3 Accessories

The strap comes with a 1/2” split ring to attach to the lug of the camera. To prevent any unnecessary scratches from the split ring on the body of the camera, I opt for the additional strap bumper O-ring that is positioned between the split ring and lug. In fact, if you don’t fancy the lug mount version, you may want to go with the string wrist strap, neck strap or sling instead. 🙂

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Also have gotten a modified Ricoh LC-1 self-retaining lens cap at S$60 to replace the original lens cap. Before changing to this, every time when I am taking photos, I have to remove the original lens cap and keep it somewhere safe (very much like using a DSLR camera). But with the Ricoh LC-1, there is no need to do so anymore. 😛

[Update]: Refer to http://bit.ly/5iBvRg for Singapore contact to buy the modified LC-1 but I am not too sure whether he provides international shipping. Those who want the original Ricoh LC-1 can get from Amazon (Link).

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Transform and roll-out! Haha! Modified Ricoh LC-1 in action upon power up at 24mm.

Lumix LX3 Accessories

The modified Ricoh LC-1 comes with special filed-down rubber spacer that are added to all the three flaps. No shadows or vignetting at all!

Overall, I am pretty satisfied with both loots and will probably start to source around for a handy protective case for my LX3. Will update soon!