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National Gallery Singapore

On Tuesday 24th November 2015, this marked a significant, important and official day that the National Gallery Singapore re-opened her doors to the public after a period of renovation. I looked back at my archives and found an article that I wrote in 2010, titled “National Art Gallery Singapore Open House” and I still have a collection of photographs that I took of the former Supreme Court and City Hall (inside my backup portable hard disk) before she closed for the massive renovations and the metamorphosis into the National Gallery Singapore today.

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There would be two weeks of festivities from 24th November to 6th December 2015 and there is something for everybody to visit the National Gallery Singapore and be a part of this milestone in Singapore’s history. There are major activities and events during the two weeks, Art Carnival, Let’s Talk About Art, Follow Your Bliss, Film and Music & Dance – Step Into The Beat. More information can be found on the National Gallery Singapore website and this would allow you to plan your visit to the National Gallery Singapore.

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Prior to the official opening day on the 24th November 2015, I was honoured to be given the opportunity to tour the National Gallery Singapore along with the various Instagram community groups in Singapore for the Gallery Insta-Meet on Saturday 14th November afternoon. While I shared some snippets of the National Gallery Singapore on my Instagram, today, on the 24th November 2015, along with the official day that the National Gallery Singapore is re-opened. I would now share more of my photographs and stories from my visit during the Gallery Insta-Meet.

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It was really great to visit the two iconic national monuments, the former Supreme Court and City Hall again, now combined and joined together to form the National Gallery Singapore. There are a number of art galleries inside the National Gallery Singapore and I strongly encourage you to book your tickets to visit the various grand art galleries inside there. Most of the heritage, design, furniture and architecture were preserved to her heyday when the former Supreme Court and City Hall played major roles in Singapore’s colonial history and early independence years.

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During my Gallery Insta-Meet event, I explored new places that I never thought that I am able to see up close, the former Supreme Court Terrace whereby I was able to see the dome and inside the Rotunda. A new, interesting and unique design would be the Link Bridges: Upper Link and Lower Link that joined the City Hall and former Supreme Court together. The sheltered walkway space where the Link Bridges are located, is something new with the area enclosed by a metal and glass canopy, supported by tree-like columns, turning it into a civic plaza in the sky with the connection of the two National Monuments.

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While my photography collection from my Gallery Insta-Meet can bring you into a visual tour of the National Gallery Singapore, nothing beats going down to the real destination, the National Gallery Singapore, to visit and tour the two National Monuments, the various art galleries, getting more connected and in touch with Singapore’s history, heritage, conservation and preservation.

National Gallery Singapore is once again open to the public, let’s all visit and welcome the National Gallery Singapore, a new visual arts institution, into our network of museums in Singapore.

** Here are some useful information and links to plan your visit to National Gallery Singapore **

Website: National Gallery Singapore

Facebook: National Gallery Singapore Facebook Page

Instagram: National Gallery Singapore

Twitter: National Gallery Singapore

YouTube: National Gallery Singapore

ADMISSION

Tickets are required for admission into the Gallery buildings

DIRECTIONS

By MRT

5-minute walk from City Hall MRT station.

10-minute walk from Clarke Quay and Raffles Place MRT stations.

By Taxi

Nearest taxi stand is located at the Adelphi.

ENQUIRIES

Tel: 6271 7000

Email: info@nationalgallery.sg

Address

1 St Andrew’s Road, Singapore 178957

* Information from National Gallery Singapore website *


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DBS Marina Regatta 2014

DBS Marina Regatta 2014, Singapore’s Biggest Water Sports Festival was held recently at the Marina Bay area on 17th and 18th May. This wasn’t just a water sports festival with competitive Dragon Boating paddling actions; there were lots of fun and activities on the land too! Dragon Boating action was on both days, 17th and 18th May, with the 200m races on Saturday 17th and 500m races on 18th May. The weather was good on Saturday 17th and there were pretty good competitive Dragon Boating action on the water for all spectators around the Marina Bay area. The action was fast and intense, with many supporters cheering on their teammates from the sidelines of the Promontory at Marina Bay.

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However, the weather on Sunday, 18th May, was bad, with heavy thunderstorm and downpour. In lieu of the safety for the Dragon Boat paddlers and events ground staff, the Dragon Boat races were not able to go ahead and many have to be cancelled due to safety considerations from the bad weather conditions and lightning risks. While there will be disappointments from the competitors/participants, they will understand that safety for all competitors/participants were the utmost priority and cannot be compromised. The weather on Sunday cleared up around the late afternoon and there were 5 races that could go ahead in the early evening. The last 5 Dragon Boat races gave the grand finale to the finishing line of DBS Marina Regatta 2014!

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There were an array of fun and festivities on the land, around the DBS Marina Regatta events/carnival village, for the participants and visitors to enjoy and have fun in! There was something for everybody there, from the young to the adults! There were the Asia Cosplay Meet, Asian Food Festival, Asian Drum Challenge, DBS Movies By The Bay, Play Zone, DBS Cycle By The Bay, and Photo Booth and Merchandise booth to buy gifts! The various different land activities brought about added fun and festivities to the waters sports festival! Here is my photography coverage collection of DBS Marina Regatta 2014 on Flickr!

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Selfies for good was launched for DBS Marina Regatta 2014, a movement to celebrate the enthusiasm of the participants and visitors to DBS Marina Regatta who took many photographs (and selfies) and sharing it on social media platforms such as Instagram. For every selfie taken at DBS Marina Regatta 2014, a free meal will be pledged to a primary school student supported by the Student Advisory Centre. This was a great and noble initiative!

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With the conclusion of the final 2 Dragon Boat races in the evening and as the sun sets down on a Sunday evening, DBS Marina Regatta 2014 came to a close with an electronic kites display and a fireworks display at Marina Bay. Till we meet again next year for DBS Marina Regatta 2015!


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#JumpwithSony Instagram Challenge!

Sony Xperia Z1 and Singapore Instagram users alert! There is something exciting, fun and challenging competition for you to take part in! Participate in the #JumpWithSony Instagram Challenge and be one of the top 3 selected winners to walk away with a Sony SmartWatch 2.

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Sony Instagram Challenge  (15 November – 15 December 2013)

Submit a photo of yourself and/or your friends, or even a pet, doing a jump shot taken using the Timeshift burst Application on your Xperia Z1. All entries are to be posted on Instagram together with the hashtag #JumpWithSony and #SGXperiaZ1 to be one of the three lucky winners to walk away with a SmartWatch 2. All entries submitted will be judged based on the level of creativity of both the image captured as well as its caption, and all winners will be notified and announced on 18 December 2013 via Sony Mobile SG Facebook Page.

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Sony Pop-up Booth (02 November – 10 November 2013)

In addition, Sony would like to invite you to visit the Sony Pop-up booth happening from 02 to 10 November at ION Orchard, where attendees will have the opportunity to WatchListenPlay and Create with Xperia Z1. There will also be exciting games and attractive prizes such as the SmartWatch 2 to be won.

* Information and Photographs Courtesy of Sony Singapore and Waggener Edstrom Worldwide *

SIN – A Singapore Instagram Exhibition

Instagram … I have long been wanting to share my stories and adventures using this wonderful application. It all probably started with the trend of using smartphone as our daily camera that we can carry around to snap daily photographs of our daily life and surroundings, with more users having a smartphone, along with improved camera phone technology, supported by many application developers designing many camera applications, smartphone photography or iPhonegraphy is the new phenomenon.

Imagine yourself with a polaroid camera, taking instant photographs and giving it away or sharing it with your friends and loved ones. This was how Instagram came about, read more about their story here! Capturing the magical moments/places/events and sharing it instantly with various social media networks such as Facebook, Twitter and Flickr!

Being an avid (or hardcore) Instagram user, I love the various filters available and it’s a great way to go on a happy go lucky street photography shoot, making new friends from all over the world through my Instagram photographs and sharing. Instagram users have also form their own photography/social community in their respective cities and countries. A testimonial to Instagram, the growth, expansion and phenomenon, in Singapore, we are having SIN – A Singapore Instagram Exhibition, to celebrate Singapore, in its daily life, people, places and food. This exhibition will be held at National Library Singapore.

More details here –

SIN – A Singapore Instagram Exhibition

Venue : Level 8 – Promenade in National Library Building, 100 Victoria Street

Date : Saturday Sep 17, 2011 – Sunday Oct 30, 2011

Time : 05:00 PM – 09:00 PM
Do visit this interesting Instagram Exhibition if you have the opportunity, to view the works/views/perspectives of how Singapore is seen through the eyes of her people. Instagram is all about fun, taking photographs and sharing with your friends and loved ones. Look no further and welcome to the world of Instagram ! Check out my Instagram Photographs collection on Flickr!

 

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