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Aberdeen Extreme Sailing Series 2013 – Singapore

Extreme sailing right in the heart of Singapore’s spectacular city Marina Bay area, close to the sides of the Bay whereby the spectators can get a close up feel of the high octane sporting action in the beautiful sunshine and winds. This is the Aberdeen Extreme Sailing Series 2013, Act 2; location is Singapore, with the action-taking place from 11th to 14th April 2013.

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What is Extreme Sailing all about?

“The Extreme Sailing Series™ is a unique concept, pitting some of the best professional sailing teams in the world against each other on identical Extreme 40 catamarans, on close to shore, challenging and tactical courses, to provide spectacular, stadium-style entertainment for the public. The Stadium Sailing format created and developed by the Series has been revolutionary for the sport. It has brought the boats and action to the public like never before, putting guests at the heart of the battle with the unique ‘Guest Sailor’ spot and dramatically increasing the pace on the water.”

** Information above provided by Full Circle Public Relations **

Indeed, right in heart of the Marina Bay area, the Marina Reservoir is definitely the perfect location for the Extreme Sailing Series and I was there to watch, enjoy, photograph and write about the Aberdeen Extreme Sailing Series in Singapore. Guests and spectators were treated to 3 days of extreme sailing sporting action around the Marina Bay, with some vantage views from Marina Bay Sands, Merlion Park and the best location would probably be the Marina Promontory whereby the Extreme Sailing boats would sail as close to the side as possible, where the events village and VIP hospitality are located. I took the opportunity to walk around the Marina Bay area, took photographs from One Fullerton, Esplanade Bridge, Marina Bay Sands and Marina Promontory for my Extreme Sailing Series collection. You can find them here on my Flickr collection!

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The hosts/commentators on the ground were awesome in sharing their knowledge of the Extreme Sailing Series, the rules, tactics employed by the various captains, sailing routes taken by the Extreme Sailing boats. This was especially helpful for the spectators who were there to watch the Extreme Sailing Series whom were not too sure on the rules and regulations of the Extreme Sailing Series. At various locations, I would try to capture different boats in action when they are turning into the wind and getting a good sail towards the finishing line. The tricky wind conditions around the Marina Bay posed a challenge to all the various boats captains to plan the right tactics and make the right call in each round of sailing. It’s a test of the captain’s nerve of steel, patience and a cool head to make the right call in Singapore’s tropical heat and humidity.

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With Singapore’s Marina Bay hosting the Extreme Sailing Series, this would definitely help and boost Singapore’s sailing in many ways and getting more people interested in sailing activities. This was also helped by fringe events happening in Marina Bay before the Extreme Sailing Series competition from 1500hrs to 1800hrs from Friday to Sunday. It was great to see kids involved and participating in sailing activities at Marina Bay. More sailing opportunities would be available at Marina Bay in the future with regular sailing opportunities/lessons in the Marina Bay (do check out the website Marina Bay Sailing for more details)

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Extreme Sailing Series coming to Singapore definitely puts us on the world map as a sporting hub with different sporting events coming over here.  Looking ahead, we hope to see more international sporting events making a stopover in Singapore and we hoped to welcome back Extreme Sailing Series again to Singapore in the heart of Marina Bay!

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With Act 2 completed, Alinghi sailing to victory in Singapore, the Singapore leg of the Aberdeen Extreme Sailing Series is over and they are moving up next to Qingdao, China’s Olympic Sailing City from 2nd May to 5th May 2013. Do check out the final results here  –

Extreme Sailing Series 2013 Act 2, Singapore standings after Day 4, 23 races (14.04.13)

Position / Team / Points

1st Alinghi (SUI) Morgan Larson, Stuart Pollard, Pierre-Yves Jorand, Nils Frei,Yves Detrey 198 points.

2nd Red Bull Sailing Team (AUT) Roman Hagara, Hans Peter Steinacher, Matthew Adams, Pierre Le Clainche, Graeme Spence 163 points.

3rd SAP Extreme Sailing Team (DEN) Jes Gram-Hansen, Rasmus Kostner, Pete Cumming, Mikkel Røssberg, Nicolai Sehested 161 points.

4th Realteam (SUI) Jérome Clerc, Bruno Barbarin, Arnaud Psarofaghis, Cédric Schmidt, Bryan Mettraux 159 points.

5th The Wave, Muscat (OMA) Leigh McMillan, Ed Smyth, Pete Greenhalgh, Musab Al Hadi, Hashim Al Rashdi 153 points.

6th Team Korea (KOR) Peter Burling, Blair Tuke, Mark Bulkeley, Sungwok Kim, Sung Ahn Jung 144 points.

7th GAC Pindar (NZL) Will Tiller, Brad Farrand, Stewart Dodson, Harry Thurston,Matt Steven 143 points.

8th Team Aberdeen Singapore (SIN) Scott Glen Sydney, Robert Greenhalgh, Andrew Walsh, Justin Wong, Rick Peacock 127 points.

Extreme Sailing Series 2013 overall standings after Act 2, Singapore

Position / Team / Points

1st Alinghi (SUI) 18 points.

2nd Red Bull Sailing Team (AUT) 18 points.

3rd The Wave, Muscat (OMA) 16 points.

4th SAP Extreme Sailing Team (DEN) 12 points.

5th Team Korea (KOR) 11 points.

6th Team X Invitational 10 points.

7th Realteam (SUI) 10 points.

8th GAC Pindar (NZL) 9 points.

For complete results, please visit: http://www.extremesailingseries.com

** Details of competition results courtesy of Full Circle Public Relations **  

Do check out the daily highlight videos of the Aberdeen Extreme Sailing Series in Sin gapore, it’s a good recap of the sporting event!

Day 1 Highlights – Aberdeen in Extreme Sailing Series – Singapore 2013

Day 2 Highlights – Aberdeen in Extreme Sailing Series – Singapore 2013

Day 3 Highlights – Aberdeen in Extreme Sailing Series – Singapore 2013

Day 4 Highlights – Aberdeen in Extreme Sailing Series – Singapore 2013

I would like to thank Marina Bay Division for giving me the opportunity to photograph and cover Aberdeen Extreme Sailing Series and being able to share my photos and stories with all my readers.


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Spring Celebrations 2013 at Gardens By The Bay

Spring Celebrations 2013 is happening at Gardens By The Bay! Welcoming the Year of the Snake with a beautiful of flora display in the flower dome featuring some 8,000 colourful blooms. The Gardens By The Bay is definitely a destination to visit during the Chinese New Year period holidays with your family and loved ones, enjoying the beautiful flowers blooming and sculptures around the Gardens By The Bay. I was invited by National Parks Singapore (NParks) and Marina Bay Division Singapore to visit the Spring Celebrations 2013, sharing information and photographs of the Spring Celebrations 2013 at Gardens By The Bay, with fellow Marina Bay AmBAYssadors.

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We took the Garden Cruiser to tour the Gardens By The Bay and had a greater understanding of the different unique sculptures located in the various parts of the Gardens. Therefore, when you are visiting Gardens By The Bay, do keep a lookout for them! When you are at Gardens By The Bay, you have to visit the the Meadow, you can see something very unique and very impressive, it’s a “very big infant” sculpture, by internationally acclaimed artist Marc Quinn. The impressive sculpture is known as Planet, explores the intimate relationship between nature and humanity, and serves as a natural extension of the Gardens’ efforts to connect people with the stories of plants and the planet. The sculpture is a depiction of the artist’s infant son and he can be seen appearing to be “floating” above the ground. You have to visit this impressive sculpture yourself to view it! Do visit Gardens By The Bay during this Chinese New Year holidays period!

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Next stop was Flower Dome, one of my favourite places in Gardens By The Bay. Inside the Flowers Dome, Spring Celebrations is in the air! With about 8,000 colourful blooms, spectacular and in bright colours, you can find a selection of penjing (or bonsai) up to 200 years old, 3-metre-long snake topiaries, grand kumquat plants measuring 3 metres in diameter, and life-sized oriental pavilions inside the Flower Dome. Here’s more information about Spring Celebrations 2013 at Gardens By The Bay!

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Some quick information on Spring Celebrations 2013

Dates: 1 to 28 February 2013

Time: 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM

Location: Flower Dome

Details: Admission charges into the Cooled Conservatories apply. Tickets can be purchased here.

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Here are the flowers that you can spot inside the Flower Dome during Spring Celebrations 2013 at Gardens By The Bay

Penjing (various species) 

Torch Bromeliad 

Cherry Blossom

Chrysanthemums

Coralberry

Camellia

Peonies

Cymbidium Orchids

I had a fun time photographing the various flower blossoms inside the Flower Dome at Gardens By The Bay and would go back again to enjoy the flora and fauna, enjoy the greens and gardens. Besides that, I am keen and looking forward to photograph more different perspectives and views of the SuperTrees during the night! Do check out my dedicated Flickr collection and 500px collection on Gardens By The Bay!

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After finishing our visit at the Flower Dome, we were hosted to a dinner at Majestic Bay Seafood Restaurant, located at Flower Dome by NParks and Marina Bay Division Singapore, with a Lo Hei to welcome the Year of the Snake, wealth, prosperity and good luck in the Year of the Snake! This was a time for networking and catching up with fellow Marina Bay AmBAYssadors, photographers, social media enthusiasts and bloggers, along with NParks and Marina Bay Division staff. I would like to say a big Thank You to NParks and Marina Bay Division Singapore for the warm hospitality and time with us!

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Wishing all 恭喜发财! See you all at Gardens By The Bay Spring Celebrations 2013!


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Happy New Year 2013 !!

Today is the 1st of January 2013, marking a new Year ahead. As we bid farewell to Year 2012, take time to reflect back your Year 2012 and whether it’s a good or bad or not too bad year for you, it’s time to put it down and aside. Now is the time to look forward ahead into the Year 2013!

I was shooting New Year Eve 2013 countdown fireworks from One Fullerton rooftop. This arrangement was courtesy of One Fullerton and Marina Bay Division of Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA). It was great watching and photographing the fireworks from an elevated location, I always enjoyed photographing fireworks! Do check out my Flickr collection for more photographs of New Year Eve 2013 Countdown Fireworks!

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I would like to wish my friends, supporters and readers, Happy New Year 2013 ! Thank you very much from the bottom of my heart, for all your continuous support, following, guidance, tips, assistance, encouragement and every little things in my photography, travel and photojournalism adventure from my start till today. May the Year 2013 be like the New Year Eve Countdown Fireworks, let 2013 be a fresh, big, bright and soaring high year for you!

Loving Marina Bay

The Marina Bay district in Singapore has went through a lot of transformation from her early days of land reclamation around the area. Today, Marina Bay Singapore has metamorphosised into a modern cosmopolitan district filled with many different fun, activities and events for all age groups. Having photographing and documenting Marina Bay Singapore (from 2007 till date) events, landscapes and activities, I was able to capture some of the transformations in Marina Bay Singapore over the past few years in my Flickr collection.

On the 3rd November 2012 to 3rd December 2012, there will be a showcase on Marina Bay Singapore, what is all about ?

Event Details – 

Exhibition duration: 3 November 2012 – 3 December 2012

Opening hours: All day, Monday to Sunday

Venue: Clifford Square, 11 Marina Boulevard

Admission: free

Contact: 6329 3535

Website: www.marina-bay.sg/lovingmb

How to Get There

Nearest MRT station: Raffles Place

Buses: 10, 10e, 57, 70, 75, 100, 107, 128, 130, 131,162, 167, 196, 196e, 531, 541, 547, 700, NR2, NR5m, NR7, NR8

Located at the heart of Singapore’s city centre, Marina Bay is the centrepiece of Singapore set to be a thriving 24/7 destination with endless exciting events and a necklace of attractions where people from all walks of life come together to live, work and play. This photography exhibition showcases the different facets of the Marina Bay precinct through over 100 enthralling photos taken by 20 of our beloved AmBAYssadors made up of Singapore’s popular bloggers and photographers.

Heritage is very much part of the precinct’s foundation, captured in key historical landmarks such as Merlion Park and Collyer Quay. An interesting Street Museum section chronicles Marina Bay’s story over its first few decades since the 1960s, telling a story of strategic, far-sighted and meticulous planning and committed engagement to reach its present state through archive photos superimposed on its modern-day context.

Join us during the month-long event where every weekend is full of exciting activities such as heritage walks and photography workshops led by our very own AmBAYssadors. We want you to be part of Loving Marina Bay too – submit a photo taken at Marina Bay anywhere, anytime to win prizes; or simply pen a Love Note to your family/friends, drop it into the red pillar post boxes at The Fullerton Hotel and we will send it anywhere in the world for you! Visit www.marina-bay.sg/lovingmb for details.

Do visit my photography collections of Marina Bay on

Flickr ~ Marina Bay Singapore Collection

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It’s going to be a very interesting and exciting photography exhibition, along with exciting activities such as heritage walks and photography workshops led and conducted by my fellow photographer friends. Here’s Marina Bay Singapore Facebook Page and you can keep up with their exciting activities and events from there too!

Enjoying “A Tasty Passage to India” Dinner Buffet

In the heart of Singapore’s Central Business District at the Raffles Place area at the mouth of the Singapore River, a luxury hotel, the Fullerton Hotel Singapore stands tall and proud of her heritage and history. Inside the Fullerton Hotel, there is a restaurant known as the Town Restaurant, serving a wide variety of delicious flavours and cuisines, both local and international.

I was recently invited by Fullerton Hotel and Marina Bay Division of Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) to enjoy a food journey transported from the heart of India to the Town Restaurant. The Town Restaurant is now having “A Tasty Passage to India” dinner buffet and there are many unique Indian cuisines and dishes being served at the Town Restaurant. This special Indian dinner buffet was in partnership with Taj Palace New Delhi and Jet Airways to bring a gastronomical experience into the heart of India’s cuisine and cooking.

There are many classic Indian dishes being served at the Town Restaurant, it is a beautiful restaurant with great ambience and hospitality. Do take your time to slowly taste and savour all the Indian dishes available there during the buffet. In addition to the Indian cuisines, you can also enjoy Town Restaurant’s popular selection of seafood on ice, pastas and many more delicious dishes on their buffet line.

Town Restaurant’s “A Tasty Passage to India” dinner buffet brings the heart of Indian cooking and cuisine, the authentic exotic flavours and tastes to our doorstep at the Fullerton Hotel Singapore. Here are some information on The Town Restaurant’s “A Tasty Passage to India” dinner buffet –

Prices : $52 per adult and $26 per child (6 to 12 years old)

** Prices are subject to service charge and prevailing government taxes ** 

Dates : 20th July 2012 to 31st July 2012

Time : 6pm to 10pm at Town Restaurant

For Reservations : Please contact (65) 6877 8128 OR drop them an email at town@fullertonhotel.com

It’s a great idea to bring in international authentic cuisines from other parts of the world to Singapore and it’s a great experience to taste them too right here in Singapore at the Fullerton Hotel! Do call them, make a reservation and enjoy “A Tasty Passage to India” dinner buffet! I would like to sincerely thank The Fullerton Hotel Singapore and Marina Bay Division of URA for the invitation to the delicious “A tasty Passage to India” dinner buffet and their warm hospitality! For more food photos of “A Tasty Passage to India” dinner buffet, you can find them here on my Flickr !


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Singapore Garden Festival 2012

A festival of many beautiful and spectacular garden landscapes by local designers and top award-winning designers from renowned garden shows around the world, lots and lots of different flora and fauna. This is my 3rd visit to Singapore Garden Festival and I have attended Singapore Garden Festival in 2008, 2010 and 2012!! Even though this was my 3rd Singapore Garden Festival, I am still amazed and mesmerised by the beauty of the whole event filled with many beautiful garden landscapes and many many flowers!

Taking a step back in time to revisit my previous Singapore Garden Festival adventures

2008 – Singapore Garden Festival 2008 and photos collection

2010 – Singapore Garden Festival 2010 and photos collection

This year Singapore Garden Festival 2012 – Asia’s Best Garden and Flower Show is in Full Bloom Again! This wonderful festival suits everybody from the young to the adults, from enthusiasts to the landscape gardening industry professional, there is something for everyone to relax and enjoy the flowers and greenery. Do check out Singapore Garden Festival Facebook site too for more news and updates of the event!

On level 6 of Suntec City Convention Centre, there’s where you can find the following

– Landscape and Fantasy Gardens

– Floral Windows to the World

– Balcony Gardens

On level 4 of Suntec City Convention Centre, there’s where you can find the following

– Singapore Orchid Show

– Garden Fiesta

– Vibrant Marketplace

My personal favourites of Singapore Garden Festival will definitely be the Landscape and Fantasy Gardens on level 6 !! There’s where I spent most of my time photographing from the wide angle to capture the entire garden view to using prime and telephoto for some close up shots of the gardens. The Singapore Garden Festival 2012 action on level 4 was great, the community engagement and participation were strong and vibrant, ranging from civic groups to schools participating and interacting with the visitors! There are opportunities for your children to be involved among the booths and displays,  getting to know more about flora and fauna. If you are looking to add something to your gardens or starting your own garden, head down to the marketplace!

Check my Singapore Garden Festival 2012 photos collection here! Pack your cameras and come down to Singapore Garden Festival 2012 at Suntec City! Here’s some information that will be useful for you –

Venue : Suntec Singapore

Opening Hours : 10am to 10pm daily

From : 7th July 2012 to 15th July 2012

Ticket Prices :

Weekday

Adult – $10

Concession (Child, Student, Senior Citizen) – $5

Family (2 Adults and 3 Concession) – $20

Weekend

Adult – $14

Concession (Child, Student, Senior Citizen) – $8

Family (2 Adults and 3 Concession) – $38

Take many photos at Singapore Garden Festival 2012 and share with your family members, loved ones, friends and colleagues! There’s a photography competition too and great prizes awaits you! Check out their page for more information! See you there at Singapore Garden Festival 2012 !!

I would like to thank Marina Bay Division and GolinHarris for the invitation, warm hospitality and hosting!


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Gardens By The Bay in Singapore is Officially Opened !

On the Thursday of the 28th June 2012, this marks a special and memorable day in the history of Singapore. The Gardens By The Bay is officially opened by the Guest of Honour, Prime Minister Mr Lee Hsien Loong with over 700 guests inside the Flower Dome at the Gardens By The Bay. I was very honoured to be invited to the official opening and enjoyed the tour of the Cloud Forest that I wasn’t able to visit when I was visiting Gardens By The Bay earlier in the months before that for special preview and photography taking.

From my short visiting experiences earlier, once in 2011 when the 20th World Orchid Conference was held in Singapore and the Gardens By The Bay was opened to the public for a sneak short preview, I was there too enjoying the special preview of Gardens By The Bay. I was amazed by the design, layout and different types of flora and fauna that will be located there especially the SuperTrees whom I was really looking forward to its opening. Closer to the official opening date of The Gardens By The Bay, I was invited for another sneak preview to photograph and share with my readers and followers the upcoming opening of the beautiful and magnificent Gardens, visiting the SuperTrees over two days in the early morning and evening.

One of my photograph taken during our sneak preview was selected for Gardens By The Bay roving exhibition around Singapore at Far East Organization shopping malls. Currently, it is now on display at the Gardens By The Bay along with its official opening! Once again, I would like to say a Big Thank you to the organisations National Parks Singapore, Gardens By The Bay and Marina Bay Singapore for selecting my photograph! Along with the official opening of Gardens By The Bay to the public on the 29th June 2012, there are a series of events and activities, do check out the events listing page on their website for more details.

Inside the Cloud Forest Dome, there is a 35m tall mountain complete with the tallest indoor waterfall covered in beautiful lush green vegetation. My impression upon entering the Cloud Forest and looking high up at the mountain and waterfall is a WOW ! The Cloud Forest portrays plant life from about 2,000-metres above sea level at the top of the mountain to around 1,000-metres at the bottom of the ravine. Taking a lift up to the top and walking down towards the ravine, it was like my trekking adventure to Mount Kinabalu, the mist and coolness of the high altitude. Admission charges apply and the information can be found here on their website.

The Flower Dome is a cool-dry conservatory that replicates cool-dry climate of Mediterranean regions like South Africa, California and parts of Spain and Italy. There is a great collection of plants from deserts all over the world, showcasing how these plants adapt around different environments. This is a place for everybody to slow down and relax, enjoy the cooling atmosphere, admire the beautiful flowers and smell the beautiful fragrance from the different flowers. Admission charges apply and the information can be found here on their website.

The SuperTree Grove, 16 storeys in height, with 12 of the SuperTrees located at the SuperTree Grove, these SuperTrees give Gardens By The Bay an iconic tall landmark of tall and mature trees, complementing the high rise buildings of Marina Bay region. You can take a stroll up above the SuperTrees, 128m long walkway that connects the two 25-metre Supertrees at the Supertree Grove. The views along the walkway will give you a bird’s eye view of Gardens By The Bay and surrounding areas of Marina Barrage, Marina Bay and Central Business District. You will definitely love it up there and I will be returning soon to cover more of the SuperTree Grove! Admission charges apply and the information can be found here on their website. Do check out the photos collection here on the SuperTree Groves !

Let’s all welcome the opening of Gardens By The Bay !! You have to visit this beautiful place and check it out!! Here’s some photographs taken during the official opening of Gardens By The Bay on 29th June 2012 ! I have created a folder collection of Gardens By The Bay during my earlier adventures and future explorations here on Flickr !


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Gardens By The Bay – A Preview & Opening Soon!

Gardens By The Bay, a new landmark/region in Singapore, located in the heart of Singapore’s Marina Bay area, is opening soon to the public on the 29th June 2012. Since my visit to Gardens By The Bay on 19th November 2011, a special preview of the Gardens By  The Bay that was a lot of work in progress at that time, when it was opened to the public in conjunction with the 20th World Orchid Conference that was held at Marina Bay Sands. The visit was a great eye opener and I was looking forward to the official opening of Gardens By The Bay in June 2012 !

Leading up to the official opening of Gardens By The Bay on the 29th June, being a Marina Bay AmBAYssador, I was invited by Marina Bay Division, to have a preview of the Gardens By The Bay that will be opened to the public in June 2012 and photographing the beauty and lush greenery of the Gardens By The Bay, that we can share with our readers and some of our photography works can be selected by National Parks Singapore, Gardens By The Bay and Marina Bay Singapore , for a roving photography exhibition at Far East Organization Malls around Singapore before their final destination to coincide with the official opening of Gardens By The Bay.

With fellow Marina Bay AmBAYssadors, it was great fun photographing and exploring the various locations inside Gardens By The Bay, finding the angles, perspectives and locations that we can share with our readers and followers when they visit Gardens By The Bay to explore and take photographs! Now let me share with you the photographs of Gardens By The Bay that will be opening soon !

With my selected photograph of Gardens By The Bay for the roving photography exhibition!

I was very honoured that National Parks Singapore, Gardens By The Bay and Marina Bay Singapore, selected one of my entries to be part of roving photography exhibition around Singapore, at Far East Organization shopping malls. I would like to say a Big Thank you to the organisations National Parks Singapore, Gardens By The Bay and Marina Bay Singapore for selecting my photograph! For more details of the roving photography exhibition, check out the details below –

Photo courtesy of National Parks Singapore, Gardens By The Bay and Marina Bay Singapore

Photo courtesy of National Parks Singapore, Gardens By The Bay and Marina Bay Singapore

Gardens By  The Bay will be officially open to the public on 29th June 2012 ! Bring your camera gears, come down and visit with your family members and friends !


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2 more nights to visit i Light Marina Bay 2012!

For a limited time period of 3 weeks, this great sustainable light art installations festival, the i Light Marina Bay 2012, held at the Marina Bay Waterfront, is coming to an end soon, on the 1st April 2012. During this 3 weeks, I believed i Light Marina Bay has hosted many local and international visitors to the different 31 beautiful and amazing sustainable light art installations, showcasing great artwork and talent as well.

Today and tomorrow, 31st March 2012 and 1st April 2012, you have 2 more nights to drop by Marina Bay Waterfront and visit the various 31 light art installations. There are some really beautiful and very outstanding light art installations that took my liking and I covered them quite extensively, they are –

Garden of Light by Hexogon Solution

The Gate by Li Hui

Light of the Merlion by Ocubo

– Parmenides I by Dev Harlan

– White Rain by Takahiro Matsuo

It can be quite a challenge to cover all 31 light art installations in 2 nights, check out the full list of 31 artists first before going over and plan your viewing and photography route! Do check out my i Light Marina Bay 2012 photographs collection on Flickr and my dedicated folder collection for the installation Garden of Light!

This i Light Marina Bay 2012 was really awesome and I really loved this festival very much, many great opportunities for photography and understanding more about sustainable lighting, energy-efficient lighting and created awareness for energy-saving lighting technology for the urban environment. Till the next i Light Marina Bay, let me leave you with these beautiful, colourful and bright sustainable lightings!

i Light Marina Bay 2012

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Garden of Light

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i Light Marina Bay 2012 is Here !

2 years ago, from 15 October to 7 November in 2010, I witnessed the launch of the FIRST i Light Marina Bay art light event, Asia’s first and only sustainable light art festival and I was very impressed with the theme, lightings, installations and artwork. Today, i Light Marina Bay is now back at Marina Bay again from 9th March to 1st April 2012 at the Marina Bay Waterfront, with many new, great and talented artists to showcase a new era of lightings, artwork and installations !

The theme is “Light Meets Asia”, featuring 31 innovative and environmentally sustainable light art installations, with a strong focus on works from Asia, the installations use energy-efficient lighting, creating awareness for energy-saving lighting technology for the urban environment. There are 31 different artists, all very talented and inspirational, with their installations and artwork across the entire Marina Bay Waterfront, do check out all the 31 artists here!

Take a look at the i Light Marina Bay light art festival map here –

Source of Map: i Light Marina Bay website

For more information and details of i Light Marina Bay, you can visit their link here to obtain the Festival Brochure and Festival Guidebook ! It will definitely come in very helpful ! There are also many events happening during i Light Marina Bay 2012, check out the events details here!

Here’s some photography tips for shooting i Light Marina Bay !

– Wear comfortable clothing and shoes (it can be quite a bit of a fun walk)

– Stay hydrated and remember your water bottle

– Bring your tripod (for long exposure shots and low light shoot)

– Camera Remote Control (for long exposure shots and to avoid camera shake when pressing on your camera)

– Use the map and plan your shoot (don’t rush to cover all in one night!)

– Spread it over a few nights

– Shoot on the weekdays (avoid the crowds on the weekends)

– Use wide angle zoom and telephoto zoom (they will give a fresh and different perspective and composition)

– Explore different angles and locations to shoot each installation

I started my i Light Marina Bay light art festival 2012 photography walk on Saturday, 10th March, with the Marina Bay  Photo AmBAYassadors and we had a great time there with photography workshop, outing and outdoor light painting session! Currently, I covered 7 out of 31 lightings installations and I will continue to take and share my photojournalistic adventures of i Light Marina Bay 2012 ! Here’s some of my photographs taken at i Light Marina Bay light art festival 2012 and more will be added here along the way !

Go explore i Light Marina Bay light art festival 2012 ! Take many photographs and enjoy yourself !


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