Month: November 2012

33) Where can we spot these two sculptures?

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The pair of sculpture is located at Singapore Changi Airport, Terminal 3, near the entrance of Crown Plaza Hotel.

The lovely sculpture mold under the hand of Sculptor Han Sai Por, is hewn from “Han Bai Yu”, a natural stone from Yunan, China.
The form symbolizes Singapore as a Garden City as it continuously grows and blooms.

3) Dinning with you and the “Kuehs”

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“Kueh” is a Malay word literally means traditional biscuits or cakes.
These are the three types of Kueh I would like to dine with you.
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Binka Ubi
Binka Ubi Kueh is rich in golden color, with a layer of brown-coated skin
Ingredients include Tapioca, Coconut Milk, Sugar, Salt and Water.
It tastes sweet, flavor of Tapioca enhanced by the heated exterior of coated sugar.

Kueh Lapis Sagu
This is one of the most famous among the “Kueh”.  It has nine layers of Kueh laying on top of each other.  It is laid layer over layer after each layer settles.
Traditionally, it comes in multi-color, red, green, blue and white.  But, choice of colors is still up to the baker’s creativity!
Colors are usually red, green and blue, is up to the maker creativity.
Ingredient are Tapioca, Sago Flour, Mung Bean Flour, Rice Flour, Coconut Milk, Sugar, Water, knotted Pandan leaves and finally the coloring.
Peeling off layer by layer at the same time enjoying the fragrance sweetness of the Kuey, is one of our traditional ways of eating.
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Kueh Talam
This Kueh is special in term of its simple and yet refreshing color combination, just white and green.
The green portion is make of Pandan leaves coloring, coconut milk, sugar etc. For the white portion are make of sieved rice flour together with sago flour.
This is a very delighting Malay Kueh as it appears visually in a soothing way.

4) What so special about this Orchid?

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(Vanda Miss Joaquim)

Vanda Miss Joaquim, our very own Singapore national flower.  A natural hybrid Orchid between Vanda terres and Vanda hookeriana.
It was first discovered in 1893, in the garden of Agnes Joaquim, an Armenian best known for breeding the hybrid orchid.  Agnes Joaquim’s tombstone can be found in the grounds of the Armenian Church at Hill Street, Singapore.

The flower was selected as Singapore’s national flower in 1981.
Vanda Miss Joaquim was chosen from 40 flowers, 30 Orchids out of the 40.
It stands out by its vibrant in color, hardiness as it blooms throughout the year. Thus, it reflects the spirit and quality of the Nation.

And now, Miss Joaquim is humming National Song in the sunset.

8) Boss comes 1st

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English: Genie lamp, oil lamp, Aladdin's lamp,...

A sales rep, an administration clerk, and the manager are walking to lunch when they find an antique oil lamp.
They rub it and a Genie comes out.
The Genie says, ‘I’ll give each of you just one wish.’
‘Me first! Me first!’ says the admin clerk..
‘I want to be in the Bahamas , driving a speedboat,
without a care in the world.’ Poof! She’s gone.
‘Me next! Me next!’ says the sales rep.
‘I want to be in Hawaii , relaxing on the beach with my personal masseuse,
an endless supply of Pina Coladas, and the love of my life.’ Poof! He’s gone.
‘OK, you’re up,’ the Genie says to the manager.
The manager says, ‘I want those two back in the office after lunch.’
Moral of the story:
Always let your boss have the first say.

18) Wind Song

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I traveled all the way to you

Looking for a place to land

I am sorry for being a breeze

I have mess up your face

Stir up your BBQ flame

Overcook your lamb

But I am sure you’ll re-build your land

Gather all the strength and friends

Be a stronger, happier, tougher man

V-Formation

I traveled all the way to you

Looking for a place to land

I am sorry for being a wind

I have mess up your plan

Stir up your navigation

Override where you stand

But I am sure you’ll re-build your formation

Gather all the strength and friends

Be a stronger, happier, tougher man

English: New Orleans, LA, August 31, 2005 -- M...

I traveled all the way to you

Looking for a place to land

I am sorry for being a Hurricane

I have mess up your family

Stir up your garden

Over-turn your land

But I am sure you’ll re-build your home

Gather all the strength and friends

Be a stronger, happier, tougher man