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Explore Gardens By The Bay with Mobile App!

Have you visited the beautiful Gardens By The Bay in Singapore? I had been visiting and covering Gardens By The Bay in Singapore before she was officially opened, during her official opening and over the time Gardens By The Bay had grown and expanded in the subsequent phases such as the Children’s Garden and Sun Pavilion. Over the past few years, I had seen Gardens By The Bay expanding their events, activities and facilities to constantly attract more local and international visitors to Gardens By The Bay.

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As much as I walked and explored a lot around Gardens By The Bay, in my birding photography adventure. There is still a part of Gardens By The Bay that I still haven’t explore and discover about. There is a big list of many different types of flora and fauna at Gardens By The Bay and I can never remember all of their names! On top of that, there are also more flora and fauna that I still haven’t explore yet! When you visit Gardens By The Bay, do you face a challenge to identify the plants, trees, flowers etc?

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You don’t need to worry anymore now! You can now explore Gardens By The Bay together with your smartphone application! They recently launched its first mobile application, designed using cutting-edge technology to enhance visitors’ experiences. Supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies, the app will engage and excite visitors through a series of interactive trails, games, educational tools and information about the Gardens’ unique horticulture. Check out the Gardens By The Bay mobile application screen shots below!

4) Activities - Hidden Secrets

5) Activities - Build Your Garden

6) Activities - Where in the World

7) Tree of Knowledge

The Gardens by the Bay mobile app will serve as a practical multimedia guide, providing an introduction to the vast collection of plant life throughout the Gardens and explanations of the diverse habitats around the world. Using GPS and way-finding technology, the app will offer an interactive map and encourage visitors to explore hidden locations, earning them virtual rewards for finding these secret spots and completing scavenger-like challenges. Available in five languages – English, Mandarin, Malay, Tamil and Japanese – the app will engage visitors through educational games that reinforce horticultural learning, augmented reality that encourage users to uncover virtual plants, and sharing on social media. The Gardens by the Bay app is now available on both Apple and Android platforms and can be downloaded for free via iTunes and Google Play. Information on the app is available at www.gardensbythebay.com.sg/mobileapp.

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I was introduced to the Gardens By The Bay mobile application very recently, before her official release on Monday 17th November 2014. We had a fun time exploring Gardens By The Bay, looking for the trees, leaves, flowers, tree trunks and scanning their QR code! This Gardens By The Bay mobile application is very useful for the family with children! Not only the whole family can have fun together to explore and learn more about nature, flora and fauna. There are also games for the children to play and learn!

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Not only can you explore with your smartphone, the tablet can be ideal too for exploring Gardens By The Bay! The children is going to have a fun time, running and looking for the various flora and fauna at Gardens By The Bay! The school holidays are here and it’s a great family bonding and learning experiences activity that you can do at Gardens By The Bay with their mobile application! Come on down and explore Gardens By The Bay with the mobile application!

* I would like to thank Gardens By The Bay for hosting us to a preview of the mobile application, for the snapshot photos of the mobile application and having a tryout with it before its official release! *

Fireworks!

An upcoming fireworks that you can view on the 9th August 2011, Singapore’s National Day Parade Celebrations at the Marina Bay area.

Would you to learn how to capture Fireworks? Look no further, check out the Fireworks Photography tips HERE & my Fireworks Photos Collection!!

Upcoming Events at Marina Bay

The Marina Bay in Singapore, had underwent a metamorphosis since her independence days, transforming from big piece of land, to a beautiful bay/reservoir area, encompassing the financial hub (Central Business District and Marina Bay Financial District), recreational, hospitality, fun and leisure hubs of Singapore, for everybody here in Singapore.

It’s a great place to explore, exchange and entertain, highlighted in their vision page of Marina Bay website. From the many different events that graced Marina Bay, internationally recognised events that put us on the world map to our local events, there is something for everybody here. For the upcoming months, there are some awesome and interesting events that might be of great interest to you, the events calendar list can be found here! Wonder what kind of activities/events can be spotted in the heart of Marina Bay ? Or where can you go and take beautiful photographs of Marina Bay? Take a look at my photos collection of Marina Bay on Flickr!

Some interesting upcoming events that might interest you are

SailFun at the Bay from 8th July to 10th July 2011

Singapore Food Festival from 15th to 24th July 2011

Baybeats 2011

2011 Formula 1 Singtel Singapore GP

An exciting list of upcoming events are waiting for you! Do drop by and check them out!

A New Bridge – A New Icon in Singapore

The growth and expansion of modern Singapore has been phenomenal and transforming, from a small country without natural resources to a modern cosmopolitan city today. Over the years, it had been constantly expanding, upgrading and innovating its infrastructure, services and businesses.

With the completion of the Marina Barrage, followed by the Marina Bay Sands, the transformation of the Marina Bay area is getting close to its new and beautiful landscape of Singapore’s Central Business District, with its greenery and reservoir, performance arts, leisure and recreation facilities co-existing together in a modern cosmopolitan city in the world.

A new bridge, known as the Helix Bridge, a new icon in Singapore’s landscape. Beautifully and uniquely designed, led by award-winning architect Prof Philip Cox, a consultant team, consisting COX Group Pte Ltd (Australia), ARUP Pte Ltd (Australia) and Architects 61 (Singapore). Looking at its design, it’s probably affectionately described as the Double Helix Bridge. Crossing this bridge bridge has its own unique experiences, capturing the stunning views of Marina Bay, Marina Square, Singapore’s Central Business District and connecting to Marina Bay Sands.

With beautiful lights on the Helix Bridge illuminating the Singapore skyline, it has slowly become an iconic monumental presence in modern Singapore. A photographer’s latest icon and location for landscape shooting in Singapore, tourists and locals both flocking over and enjoying the walkabout. More photographs of the Helix Bridge can be viewed in my Flickr folder.

Ladies and Gentlemen, do drop by and have a walkabout on the Helix Bridge and Marina Bay area !

NBA Madness 2008 Singapore – Marina Square

It was a normal internet surfing at the local photographers forum known as ClubSnap and I came across that NBA is coming to Singapore !

The event was known as NBA Madness 2008 and Singapore was one of its destinations, for NBA to showcase its sports to the other parts of the world. Actually, basketball here is very popular, nevertheless, it was a great tour and exhibition by NBA.
A great carnival, with games for the young and old, saw the NBA the Larry O’Brien Championship Trophy, slam dunk, dribbling and shooting competition, NBA stars coming down guest appearance. I went down for a few hours and only caught the Orlando Magic Dance Team performing, beautiful ladies that lights up the carnival and part of the slam dunk competition and the dribbling, passing and shooting competition. 
Didn’t stay longer than I would usually do, went out for afternoon coffee with Ray and Vik after that. Do check out some of my other photos here ! Hope you folks enjoyed the NBA Madness 2008 too !
Oh yeah , I am a LA Lakers Fan ! Remember “Show Time” by Magic Johnson ? 😉