Photographing Singapore Night Festival – 2008 to 2012

This beautiful and exciting festival started in 2008, with an overseas arts performance troupe performing in the night, hanging in the mid air and a part of the road in Singapore closed up for the people to watch them perform. That was Studio Festi from Italy performing in the inaugural Singapore Night Festival. Since then, I fell in love with the Singapore Night Festival and I was faithfully following the Singapore Night Festival from 2008 to the Singapore Night Festival 2012 today.

Looking back, let me recap and share with all my readers, the trilogy of the Singapore Night Festival

Singapore Night Festival 2008 – Studio Festi 

Singapore Night Festival 2009 – The Loop of Fortune

Singapore Night Festival 2010 – Paraboles 2.0

Singapore Night Festival 2011 –  Corazon de Angeles

Night Lights 2011

The Night Lights started in 2011, giving the Singapore Night Festival a greater wider displays of artworks and lightings. For a photographer, I just loved the different changing lightings and displays. It was very fun photographing in a challenging and dark environment. That’s what the Singapore Night Festival and Night Lights were all about, lights and arts performance in the night! I took many photographs during Singapore Night Festival from 2008 to 2012, check them out on my Flickr collection here!

The Singapore Night Festival 2012 and Night Lights 2012 started on 24th and 25th August 2012. It was a great hit with many people coming down the various locations, enjoying the artworks, lightings and displays with their family, loved ones and friends. From the number of visitors taking photographs at Singapore Night Festival 2012 and Night Lights 2012, it’s getting better and more popular event in Singapore, among the locals and overseas visitors!

Do not fret if you have not visited Singapore Night Festival 2012 and Night Lights 2012, part 2 of Singapore Night Festival 2012 and Night Lights 2012 is happening on Friday 31st August 2012 and Saturday 1st September 2012. An overseas arts performance troupe is going to perform at Singapore Night Festival 2012!! Check out the Singapore Night Festival website for more details and you can download the Singapore Night Festival 2012 guide for more information!!

The Singapore Night Festival and Night Lights are a great and awesome event to bring your family down to enjoy the arts and performances, the festivities and appreciation of the arts scene in Singapore. Do remember to visit the various museums too! What can you photograph and enjoy Singapore Night Festival 2012 and Night Lights 2012 ? Check out my photographs of Singapore Night Festival 2012 and Night Lights 2012 photo collection here on Flickr!

Mark down your calendars !! See you all at Singapore Night Festival 2012 and Night Lights 2012 on 31st August and 1st September 2012!!


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80-millionth Canon EF Lenses

The introduction of the Canon EOS M was a milestone achievement in Canon‘s illustrious and long history. On the 3rd August 2012, Canon achieved another milestone with the production of the 80-millionth Canon EF Lenses. I am a avid Canon user and adding quality Canon lenses is always on my mind to my current lineup of Canon EF Lenses.

Photo Courtesy of Canon Singapore 

Let me share some information on the Canon EF lenses with my readers. Canon’s EF lens series was first introduced together with the EOS SLR camera system in March 1987, and has over the years led the industry through the incorporation of a number of innovative technologies, including such world’s firsts* such as the Ultrasonic Motor (USM) for use in lenses, Image Stabilizer (IS), a multi-layered diffractive optical (DO) element, and Subwavelength Structure Coating (SWC) anti-reflection technology. Production of interchangeable EF lenses for Canon EOS-series AF (autofocus) single-lens reflex cameras began in 1987 at the company’s Utsunomiya Plant, and has since expanded to a total of four production facilities including Canon Inc., Taiwan; Canon Opto (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd.; and Oita Canon Inc. in Japan.

What’s my current Canon DSLR and EF Lenses lineup ? Here’s my list –

Canon DSLRs
Canon EOS 1D Mk III
Canon EOS 30D w / BG-E2
Canon EOS 300D w / BG-E1 (Out on Loan)

Canon EF Lenses and Canon Accessories
Canon EF 17-40mm f/4 L USM
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Canon EF 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 USM (On Loan)
Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 (Out on Loan)
Canon EF 70-200mm f/4 L USM

Canon EF-S 55-250mm F4-5.6 IS

Speedlite 580EXII

There are some Canon EF Lenses and accessories that I am planning to add on into my current setup

Canon EF 300mm f/2.8 L USM

Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 L IS USM

Canon EF Extender 1.4x

Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM

I am looking at a second hand Canon EF 300mm f/2.8 L USM lense since I am planning to go more active into sports photography and along with a Extender 1.4x, I can be versatile in both sports and wildlife photography. Let’s see how it goes, looking forward to share my story of getting another Canon EF Lense someday!

Something Happened at Robinson Road !! (It’s Ah BOYS to MEN in Action lah!)

Robinson Road, located in the heart of Singapore’s Central Business District between Tanjong Pagar and Raffles Place, two key financial hubs of Singapore. An area and long road that that is crucial to the prosperity and growth of Singapore, was suddenly into a war zone, under attack by enemy forces. Debris, damages and casualties were all around, smoke and fire can be seen around the Robinson Road war zone. The Singapore Armed Forces were swift and decisive in reaching the Robinson Road war zone, preparing to take down the enemy forces and reclaim back our land, properties, saving the nation and her citizens. There was a loud explosion, a car was blown up and burst into flames!

Hang on … This is not a real war scene and Singapore is not at war.

Robinson Road is still very busy and crowded during the weekdays, the financial hubs are still running strong and great! This was the scene of the upcoming movie, directed by Jack Neo and his company JTeam Productions, titled “Ah BOYS to MEN” 《新兵正传》. In conjunction with NS45, the 45th year of National Service in Singapore, Director Jack Neo decided to do something for National Service in Singapore, what is it all about and how it relates to Singaporeans, their parents, siblings, friends and society and understanding the influence of National Service in Singapore. Do check out Jack Neo’s Ah BOYS to MEN introduction video here below –

I was invited by MINDEF Public Relations and JTeam Productions, along with a group of blogger friends, to visit their movie shooting/production site at Robinson Road. It was an honour to be given the opportunity and be invited inside the movie setup and have an up close and personal feel of the filming action as well as behind the scenes filming and shooting. Needless to say, it was a real eye-opener to see Robinson Road closed to the public for this filming and how it was transformed into a war zone!

When the filming took a break in between filming different segments, the group of us went down into the “war zone” and started photographing the layout and landscape of the filming setup. We were also honoured by the opportunity given to speak to the Director himself, Jack Neo, who shared with us about this film, the progress and what would be happening next. We took a group photo and Jack Neo got us to shout “Steady Lah!” with the hand swinging action in the middle of Robinson Road with the “war zone” setup!

Photo Courtesy of MINDEF Public Affairs

The Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) and Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) were very supportive of Jack Neo Ah BOYS to MEN movie production. Check out the e-news on CyberPioneer – Growing Up from “Ah Boys” to Men. This upcoming local movie Ah BOYS to MEN will be shown in two parts, the first part is in November 2012 and the second part will be released during Chinese New Year 2013. Meanwhile, stay tuned and follow them closely for more updates here –

Facebook Page – Ah BOYS to MEN

YouTube – Ah BOYS to MEN

Here’s where I uploaded my Ah BOYS to MEN movie shoot/production site visit at Robinson Road on Flickr! A preview of what’s in store and coming in the final production that is coming to a cinema near you in November 2012 and Chinese New Year 2013! Being a huge fan of Director Jack Neo, from his suite of local movies that he directed, I believe that it will be a movie that the true blue heartlander in us Singaporeans (and also being an NSman) can relate and connect to easily! I am looking forward to the release of Ah BOYS to MEN in the cinemas!

Do check out my fellow bloggers friends posts/stories of their visit and experiences !

Joe Teh of Techie Lobang

James Soh of Living in Singapore Today

Hong Peng of Hpility

Andy Lee of Sengkangbabies

David Boey of Senang Diri

Darryl Kang of DKSG

Last but not least, I would like to say a big THANK YOU to MINDEF Public Affairs, Director Jack Neo and JTeam Productions for the special invitation to the filming of Ah BOYS to MEN at Robinson Road!


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A FB Page for my Photography Adventures!

My photography journey and experiences had been a very fruitful, exciting and life enriching serious hobby and passion. Looking back the days when I started learning the SLR camera, the Pentax ME Super from my father, during the days of analogue camera Pentax ME Super SLR, to the Nikon F401X SLR days to the digital camera before arriving at the Canon DSLRs that I am using today.

I am not exactly sure when did I really started into photography, there wasn’t any “proof” or “birth certificate” to indicate when I started taking up photography, I remembered around my Primary School days, that would be approximately 23 to 28 years ago that I first ventured into Photography and never looked back since then.

Ever since the arrival of the digital era, I started photographing more often than before. My journeys and photographs were documented, collected and written down onto my photoblog for sharing. It had been a long journey in the blogging / social media world, I grew along with it as well, riding on with the social media wave and expansion. My photoblogging took to a whole new level along with Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Instagram and 500px.

Today, It’s been a month since I started off with my Facebook Page for my Photography Adventures on the 21st July 2012! Dear friends, supporters and followers, I would like to introduce my Facebook Page dedicated to my photography, my passion in them, my photojournalistic journey. This Facebook Page allows me to share a lot more on my passion, knowledge, learning, mentoring and sharing in photography to my supporters, followers and readers. The Facebook Page would also prevent me from flooding my own Facebook wall too many times!

Just like the F16 fighter jets doing a starburst during one of the NDP 2012 rehearsals, I want my love for photography and social media sharing to be flying high and beautiful, spreading my photography to greater heights and wider outreach! If you love photography, do visit my Facebook Page and if you like my photography, would you like to click the “Like” button too ?

Here’s a quick round up of my photography

Photoblog : Aspiring Photojournalist !

Facebook Page : TanGengHui Photography

Photography Portfolio : 500px @ tangenghui 

Photography Collection : Flickr @ tangenghui

 Achievements and Awards : @ TanGengHui Photography Facebook Page Info

I would also like to take this opportunity to say a Big Thank You to all my supporters, followers and readers for walking with me in my photojournalistic journey! Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart for all your continuous support, belief and encouragement as a I continued in my photojournalistic adventure!

Canon 5D Mark III Photography Adventure

A photography adventure with the Canon 5D Mark III, a one week adventure that brought me a mini success story of photography recognition. Not only was I admiring the beauty of the excellent state of the art modern technology Full Frame Digic 5+ sensor, I had a great time testing and reviewing the Canon 5D Mark III in of the rehearsals during the Singapore Arts Festival 2012 and Gardens By The Bay Preview.

How was my experience during the Canon 5D Mark III photography adventure? It was simply awesome and great fun to test/play/review one of the latest Canon DSLRs in their line-up. Here’s a quick look into the technical specifications of the Canon 5D Mark III –

EOS 5D Mark III Specifications Summary:

  • Dimensions: 152 x 116.4 x 76.4mm
  • Weight: 860g (body only)
  • Image sensor: 22.3 effective mega-pixel 36 x 24mm CMOS sensor
  • Imaging processor: DIGIC 5+
  • ISO speeds: 100-25600 (expandable to L:50, H:51200, H2: 102400)
  • AF system: 61-point high-density reticular AF system

– Max 41 cross-type sensors

– Central 5 points: Diagonal cross-type sensors

  • Continuous shooting speed:  up to 6 fps
  • Release time lag: approx. 59 ms
  • Viewfinder: Approx 100% coverage, 0.71x magnification, 21mm eyepoint
  • LCD: 3.2”, 1.04 million dots Clear View LCD II
  • Shutter durability: 150,000 cycles
  • Recording media: CF + SD
  • Battery: LP-E6

Here’s my personal thoughts and views during my photography adventure with the Canon 5D Mark III –

Pros

  • Excellent state of the art modern technology Digic 5+ sensor
  • Full Frame
  • 22.1 Megapixels
  • In built HDR (High Dynamic Range) Shooting
  • 61-point High-Density Reticular AF System found in Canon’s flagship EOS-1D X
  • High native ISO sensitivity of up to 25,600 (expandable up to ISO 102,400)
  • Detailed and informative LCD Monitor from the new 3.2” tempered glass 1.04 million dot Clear View LCD II monitor with a wide 3:2 aspect ratio
  • Multiple Exposures function and capabilities
  • ISO at 100 is “very sweet” and very beautiful to work with
  • ISO 25,600 on the5D Mark III is equivalent to an image taken at ISO 6,400 on the 5D Mark II, a two-stop improvement.
  • You can use both SD and CF cards (best of both worlds)
  • Professional filmmaking functionality

Cons

  • Pricing is on the high side and might not suit everybody’s budget
  • For photographers who are very familiar with APS-C sensor (1.6x crop factor), the full frame sensor of 5D Mark III might be a bit challenging during the initial stages
  • ISO at 25,600 is a bit grainy and the acceptability would depend on individual preferences and shooting requirements
  • The 61-point High-Density Reticular AF System is not as fast compared to the Canon EOS-1DX (in my personal opinion since I tested both DSLRs)
  • While the functions and controls of the Canon 5D Mark III are state of the art technology, there are times whereby too much technology hinders your photography or helps you in your photography

The Canon 5D Mark III is a very beautiful and powerful DSLR with great functions packed inside it. With state of the art modern Digic 5+ sensor and it’s full frame, this is like going back to the good old film days of the 35mm format. Armed with high megapixels and on a full frame, you are going to get a lot more details and information for your photograph. The Canon 5D Mark III suits both professional and advanced amateur photographers as well as independent filmmakers. I am not a filmmaker and I hardly do video recording on the DSLR therefore, I wasn’t able to test the professional filmmaking functionality of the Canon 5D Mark III and share with my readers here. The full frame of the Canon 5D Mark III makes it really sweet and lovely for travel lovers because we don’t need to take a few steps back to capture the whole landscape image (as compared to a APS-C sensor camera).

The Canon 5D Mark III was loaned to me for a one week review, courtesy of the special arrangement by Canon Singapore and Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide. Thank you very much for this wonderful arrangement that gave me an opportunity to test and try it out during the one week stint. This Canon 5D Mark III review post had been backlogged for a while due to work and commitments, my sincere apologies for the delay. It was with great pride and honour that one of my photographs selected for Gardens By The Bay Roving Photography Exhibition and Official Opening was taken using the Canon 5D Mark III that was on loan during that period! That’s my photograph below that was selected for Gardens By The Bay Roving Photography Exhibition and Official Opening!

I had a great time photographing with the Canon 5D Mark III and here are some of my photographs taken –

The Canon 5D Mark III will be an awesome DSLR especially for those who have started off in the entry level DSLRs and planning to upgrade to the next level in their photography adventure. It’s ideal for portrait, product, landscape and architecture photography, as a main DSLR or a back up DSLR and even as a replacement DSLR for some photographers out there. It’s definitely a worthy consideration to own this beautiful Canon 5D Mark III especially if it meets your needs and demands in your daily photography work and usage.


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Kick Off – Singtel TGIS Season 2 !

Singtel’s TGIS Season 2 kicks off with a big bang after a highly successful Season 1 with a popular lifestyle series on YouTube that garnered many followers.

Photograph Courtesy of Singtel 

I was recently invited by Singtel to their event that kicks off Singtel TGIS Season 2 and I got the chance the beautiful host Joanne-Marie Sim (from Season 1 and she’s hosting Season 2!), listening to her stories and adventures in filming TGIS Season 1. Before I proceed further, check out this video clip on TGIS Season 1 –

TGIS Season 2 promises to be more entertaining and fun, providing young Singaporeans on infotainment news with local and international flavour. TGIS Season 2 kicks off on 8th August 2012 with a National Day Special episode featuring popular Singapore artists and personalities such as Hossan Leong, Tay Kewei, Ginette Chittick and Alvelyn Alko. On the show, they shared their views on what it means to be Singaporean and also their fields of work. Here’s the video clip on TGIS Season 2 National Day Special –

Looking ahead into TGIS Season 2, it would feature things that Singaporeans are passionate about and interested in. Viewers would be able to learn more about the world of gadgets, social media and technology and how it would help them in their daily life and work. The second episode of Singtel TGIS Season 2 will go live on 29th August 2012, keep a lookout for it!  Here are some photos of Singtel TGIS filming in action!

Photographs Courtesy of Singtel

Keep up to date with Singtel TGIS by bookmarking these links –

–  SingTel’s Facebook Page (www.facebook.com/singtel)

– YouTube page (www.youtube.com/singtel)

Looking forward to Singtel TGIS Season 2 ! 

An Adventure with EF 400mm f5.6 L lens

Wildlife Photography, a field of photography that can be exciting and fun, photographing many different types of wildlife in your local areas and surroundings or traveling overseas to experience different climates, terrains and types of unique wildlife that can be  photographed. This photography field usually requires more dedicated and niche equipment especially the longer prime lenses because the objects (wildlife) are usually quite far away and only 400mm lenses and above would be able to capture them nicely and they are not too small in size on your photo!

Recently I was kindly loaned Canon EF 400mm f/5.6 L by my photographer friend David, you can check out his photos here on 500px and he’s into bird photography. It was a very nice gesture from a fellow photographer and it’s also a very nice “poisoning” (inducing/encouraging to buy more lenses!) to make me accelerate my plans to buy a telephoto lens (I am aiming at a 2nd hand Canon EF 300mm f/2.8 L lens)

I took the Canon EF 400mm f/5.6 on a walkabout over 2 weekends for a wildlife photography walkabout around the greenery nearby my home. Although my main aim was Bird Photography, the 400mm f/5.6 suits other animal/wildlife photography too! The lens isn’t too heavy for a walkabout wildlife lens, however, you need to get used to the extra weight on your neck and shoulders! The Auto Focus is pretty fast and accurate, being able to track, follow, focus and photograph the animal (birds flying in the context of my post here) pretty quickly. It would not really be fair, comparing it with her cousin EF 400mm f/2.8 L IS USM (that I got the chance to try it out during Formula Drift 2012) though. The EF 400mm f/5.6 is a very decent and fast prime lens, highly suitable for walkabout wildlife photography whereby you don’t really need a significantly faster Auto Focus and the need for a bigger aperture.

Using the Canon EF 400mm f/5.6 lens was a great fun and experience for me to venture into Bird Photography, something that I haven’t started to explore without the super telephoto prime lenses. Hopefully, when I finally get to own the EF 300mm f/2.8 L lens, I can go for my wildlife photography more often, probably equip myself with the extenders 1.4x and 2.ox to complement my EF 300mm f/2.8 L lens (hopefully in the near future!)

Take a look at my wildlife photography photographs here on Flickr !


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FujiFilm X-Pro1 Photography Adventure

There was a time when an opportunity came into my hands, courtesy of Justin Lee from tech65, to play/test/review the FujiFilm X-Pro1. Needless to say, I accepted it with both hands and gleaming eyes along with a big smile on my face. Due to the time constraints of only having it for 3 days, I was more than happy to give it a go with the FujiFilm X-Pro1.

Let me share with you some key links of FujiFilm here –

FujiFilm Singapore website for FujiFilm X-Pro1

FujiFilm X-Pro1 catalogue/brochure

FujiFilm X-Pro1 user manual

FujiFilm X-Pro1 Specifications

During the 3 days I had with the FujiFilm X-Pro1, I brought it out, walked around with it and starting photographing my neighbourhood and a key feature was putting the ISO to the test at 6,400, 12,800 and 25,600 in the night. Here’s my thoughts on the FujiFilm X-Pro1 during my short 3 days stint with the camera –

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Filters to replicate film effects , very handy & useful for 1st timers or those who don’t mind photographing straight off from the camera – e.g Velvia , Sepia , B&W
  • High ISO 25,600 – plus point although it might be a bit too grainy for some photographers liking
  • ISO 12,800 – still useable and it will come in very useful in very dark conditions
  • ISO 6400 is nice (probably the “sweet spot” in my personal opinion) , no major grain
  • Right panel button & scroll button & dial allows easy & quick access to menu screen while eye is on viewfinder & change quite quickly (once you get the hang of it)
  • 2 view modes – EVF & LCD screen, camera auto switch when you move from LCD to viewfinder (need to switch on eye sensor)
  • Not a “loud” camera when taking photographs, good for discrete street photography
  • Beautiful colours in daylight conditions <combined with the Film Simulation Velvia/Vivid mode, in my personal opinion> with the 23.6 mm x 15.6 mm (APS-C) X-Trans CMOS with primary color filter
  • Film Simulation mode is a huge PLUS point for me, it’s almost going back to the authentic true FujiFilm colour films such as the Velvia.
  • Useful and many handy information on the LCD Monitor and Electronic Viewfinder when taking photographs

Cons

  • Focusing
  1. Manual Focus ~ difficult to see if focus is sharp
  2. Auto Focusing ~ slow
  • ISO 25,600 – a bit grainy at times, works well in some situations, sometimes works against the photographer.
  • APS-C sensor, 1.6x crop, on the 35mm, it would be 56mm. Purists street photographers might prefer a 35mm point of view.
  • The grip on the camera is not really ergonomic in design, flat and squarish. It’s not easy to grip the camera well.
  • The battery life is a concern to me.
  • For a start, the panels, buttons and controls on the FujiFilm X-Pro1 might be a bit more tricky to handle and remember. You might need more time to get the hang of the buttons, panels and controls.

What are the FujiFilm X-Pro1 photographs quality ? Here’s where I shared my FujiFilm X-Pro1 photographs taken during my 3 day stint, do drop by and take a look at the photographs taken using the FujiFilm X-Pro1 –

Tech65 Gallery

My Flickr Collection

500px

Overall, in my personal opinion, it’s a worthy consideration for a digital era rangefinder that is ideal for street photography. I would not mind owning it if the opportunity arises because I am still building up my Canon DSLR lenses. The retail recommended price might be on the higher side and consumers might consider it a bit longer.

This review opportunity will not be possible without Justin Lee and  Tech65, I would like to thank them for this review opportunity and my sincere apologies for the late review write up!


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Photography Outing with UQAAS – Fireworks + Food

An evening of fun, filled with chatting, sharing my fireworks photography tips and lots of food. This was the outing that we held recently for University of Queensland Alumni Association of Singapore (UQAAS) on 4th August 2012 at the Marina Bay area, between the Marina Promontory and Marina Bay City Gallery. I decided to organise a small outing for my alumni and I chose the National Day Parade (NDP) 2012 preview rehearsal to conduct a fireworks photography tips session and the hardworking UQAAS Ex-Co organised the food eating segment after that.

While some of us set up our equipment for the fireworks, the rest were relaxing, chatting away and enjoying the weekend atmosphere around the Marina Bay, watching the rehearsal performance by the Singapore State Flag flypast and the fighter jets performing above the Marina Bay skyline. I had a enjoyable time chatting away while waiting in between the performances at Marina Bay, sharing my photography adventures, the fireworks photography tips and ideas on how I can conduct other photography related events in the future for UQAAS. Oh yes, do check out my Fireworks collection here on Flickr! This was a great experience for me too, teaching and sharing my photography tips that I gained/learned over the years to friends, will help me too. In any forms of training and learning, if you are able to share/teach what you have learned or your expertise to others, you can improve better!

The lovely folks from UQAAS Ex-Co were also busy networking and sharing with fellow alumnus on their upcoming events and activities they would be organising or events that UQAAS would be supporting and participating at Australian Alumni Singapore (AAS) or University of Queensland (UQ) initiative events. Do check them out for more details of events! After capturing and watching the NDP 2012 Preview Rehearsal fireworks, we packed up and headed towards 7 Storey Restaurant for lots of good food, located at the Marina Barrage, we had the Hainanese chicken rice, Hainanese pork chop, charcoal steamboat. While eating, it was relaxing and chatting way, sharing stories of our UQ study and living experiences and not to forget sharing about our favourite topic at the dinning table – Food !

Since we ate quite a lot of nice delicious food, we didn’t go home immediately after that. Instead, we walked around the dam, enjoying the evening stroll and beautiful Marina Bay skyline, taking (touristy) group photos. Yes, lots of fun taking touristy shots though! Looking ahead, more UQAAS activities coming up, when would I be organising another photography event? I am still in the process of planning something, thinking of a theme, maybe local Singapore hawker food photography touring ? I also have to check on the timing and schedule of the other events to ensure no clashes with the other UQAAS events too.

Thanks to my UQAAS alumnus friends for coming down, taking photographs, chatting, sharing of our UQ study/living days and food of course!

Happy 47th National Day Birthday to Singapore!

On 9th August 2012, at approximately 1845hours above the sky at Marina Bay, the State Flag of Singapore was doing a Fly Past,. This is Singapore, celebrating her 47th National Day birthday!

With a big National Day Parade planned at Marina Bay Floating Platform, I wasn’t able to get a ticket to watch the National Day Parade and celebrations, my friends, DK, Justin, Sue and myself decided to camp at The Promontory @ Marina Bay, a great spot to have a panoramic view of Marina Bay and surroundings, it’s also a great spot for fireworks photography too!

Sue was there much earlier to “book” a spot for us and we patiently waited for the Red Lions parachuting from the sky and landing on the floating platform, the National Flag flypast, aerial display and my favourite fireworks! The Marina Promontory was very crowded with spectators, enjoying the atmosphere and National Day Parade action! While I soak in the celebration mood and atmosphere, blessed and grateful for where I am today, there were many thoughts too going through my mind and I penned it down here on my personal blog – Happy 47th Birthday! Happy National Day Singapore! Looking back at the National Day Parade 2012 rehearsals, it was great fun shooting the fireworks rehearsals and aerial displays. Rounding it up is the actual National Day Parade 2012!

I will like to wish Singapore a Happy 47th National Day!

Happy Birthday Singapore!


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