Wiener Riesenrad!

When I saw the name, Wiener Riesenrad, I felt that it feels rather familiar. Only a moment later, I realized that I read about it in my Deutsch textbook some time back haha. Anyway, it’s a very old merry-go-round and still functioning pretty well! I didn’t take a ride, as I find it quite a waste of time (they charge you 8 euro for that)

And that’s jeero posing :D

Checking out the ZOO!

After our visit to Jurong Bird Park, we were dedicated to visit the zoo as well. So when we saw a zoo ticket deal in deal.com.sg, we immediately bought it :)

We finally decided to go to the zoo after our exams are over. It was raining throughout the entire morning. However, since we wont be able to make it any other time, we sticked to our plan and bought poncho! What a fun day!!! :D

FUN FUN FUN

We watched Splash Safari, a show by a sea lion. Nothing special though.

I found the signage cute! :D

We came to conclusion that one of our most favorite predators is tiger (especially if your compare them with cheetah or lion). Tigers have toned figure and strong build. And thoe stripes, simply elegant! BUT, they are coming into extinction! Out of 8 species ever existed in the world, only 5 are still around! That means, almost half are already extinct. sigh.

White Tiger (doesn't exist in the wild)

my favorite of all: butt-face or face-butt?

I enjoyed my visit there. Although personally I am both for and against zoo, but at least it can be seen that the animals in this zoo are well fed and well kept, and they tried to educate the visitors at the same time and raise awareness of the existing problems related the each animal.

Saw this one and agreed with it instantly. We, humans, need to be less selfish and do something about it! It can be done through simple acts, I believe. For instance, use less paper, bring water bottle instead of buying mineral water all the time, switch off lights when unused, and millions others. Shall we?

Musée d’Orsay at National Museum of Singapore

One thing that I like from Singapore is how the government is very much aware of the importance of arts and has been trying to create a vibrant art scene in Singapore. In my opinion, the museums (especially NMS) has been holding exceptional exhibitions in the past years. It is indeed a privilege that many singapore residents take for granted.

The latest exhibition they are having now is “Dreams and Reality: Masterpieces of Painting, Drawing and Photography from the Musée d’Orsay, Paris”. Showcasing artworks from mid 19th century to the early 20th century, including painting, photographs, drawings. Honestly, I’m not a big fan of painting. I guess because I don’t have enough knowledge to be able to ‘decipher’ the deeper meaning of it or the techniques used to be able to appreciate it the way I should. Nonetheless, it exhibits quite a range of different painting techniques used as the time progressed and the artworks are displayed according to the themes, such as “Painting and Literature”, “Solitude”, “War”, etc. For noobs, like me, it might be better to join the guided tour and if you want to take a closer look of each painting, you could go for another round on your own afterwards. Just my two cents. OR, they also provide audio guide (for $3) if you prefer to do it on your own pace.

One of the main exhibit is Van Gogh’s Starry Night.

Anyway, it is held at National Museum of Singapore (Exhibition Galleries 1 & 2) until 5 Feb 2012 – 10am-6pm daily. Do drop by if you have free time. Free admission for students!

Sentosa Boardwalk

(click on the picture to find the higher resolution version)

Earlier this year, Sentosa Boardwalk was completed and since then people are able to go to Sentosa Island by foot instead of having to take bus, taxi or monorail. It has been one of our favorite places to take a stroll, taking a break from the hectic Alltag, and to enjoy the view or the (night)sky :)

This is not my first attempt making panorama shot. But the others didn’t turn out as well (haha), I guess because this one is rich in color :)

Taken with iphone and stitched using CS5.