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Archive for May, 2007

Festival of the Hungry Ghosts
May 14th, 2007

I have been electronically rummaging through all my old digital photographs and created a few new galleries for the web site. There are photographs of the Singaporean CBD taken on an impossibly clear day as well as shots taken at Pulau Ubin, Jurong Bird Park, Bukit Timah Nature Reserve and Chinatown ~ back in 2000.

There are two other quite different galleries… one is of the Thai pop singing duo “China Dolls”. I had gone to Bukit Panjang Shopping plaza to get a haircut and the duo were making a publicity appearance so I took some photographs of the performance and the crowd that had come to see them. Finally there is some photographs of my wife Shao Ping making offerings down by the void deck of our flat in Choa Chu Kang during the Festival of the Hungry Ghosts. I like those photographs in particular.

Fijian bloggers may be gagged by military government
May 12th, 2007

It seems that Fijian bloggers may be gagged by the military junta running the country. Check out these three blogs for more on the latest. Intelligentsiya, ResistFranksCoup and Discombobulated.

My first editorial on my old Pasir Ris Mercury site, an early incarnation of a blog, back in 2000 was a comment on the previous coup in Fiji. History repeats itself.

Taiwan photographs added to gallery
May 7th, 2007

I added a sequence of image galleries featuring photographs taken in Taiwan during 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2004. Our wedding banquet is incuded!

Memories at old Ford Factory
May 6th, 2007

Last year I visited the new museum at the Ford factory in Singapore. This was the site of the British surrender to Japan in February 1942. The museum has an excellent web site that is worth visiting. It is a beautifully designed web site. It is still developing however the overall look and feel is superb.

Historical sites added to home page
May 5th, 2007

I added five galleries of photographs taken at various points in Singapore and Southeast Asia during 2001 ~ 2005. The photographs were taken in Kanchanaburi, Thailand and three points in Singapore: Kranji War Cemetery, Labrador Park and the Ford Factory Museum. I also added a gallery of photographs taken at the ANZAC Day dawn service at the Commonwealth War Graves in Singapore.