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Reblog from National Geographic “The Birds of paradise”

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After 8 years and 18 expeditions to New Guinea and Australia,

Cornell Lab scientist Ed Scholes and National Geographic photojournalist Tim Laman succeeded in capturing images of all 39 species in the bird-of-paradise family for the first time ever.

Unique sculpture “Unielephant”

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unielephant 02The sculpture “Unielephant” was done by Artist, Philip Treacy; a world-renowned British milliner who made hat to stars and royalty.

unielephant 03This is one of the art exhibition programme initiated by “Art in The City” under The Fullerton Heritage. The objective of the programme is to promote local art and culture as well as refusing art within the city.

unielephant 04The art piece act as a reminder for the dwindling elephant population of Asia, as to raise fund for the conservation and well being of the region’s neglected jumbos.

unielephant 05The sculpture adopted by The Fullerton Heritage, under “Art in The City” programme. A unique elephant is waiting for you there.

Road to Percival.

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Arthur_Percivall 02Percival road was named after Lieutenant-General Arthur Ernest Percival.

During the Second World War, Percival was the General Officer Commanding (GOC) Malaya; he marched down from this road by surrender himself, as representing British Empire to the Imperial Japanese Amy.

Hence, Singapore occupied by Japanese soldiers for 3 years and 8 months.

By courtesy of www.wikipedia.org
By courtesy of http://www.wikipedia.org

Not many people knew there was a sad story hidden behind this road.

Arthur_Percivall 01There is no road sign bring you to Percival road. You can Google it, it bring you where to go but just an ordinary road behind National Museum of Singapore, Fort Canning Park.

Where cicada is calling, where shadow of the forest lying on your shoulder silently.

The Asean sculpture symposium

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asean sculpture 01ASEAN Sculpture Symposium, with the aim of promoting a sense of community among sculptors of member countries whose works of art will be visible symbols of regional cooperation. A collection of sculptures held at Fort Canning Park, this is first sculpture symposium in Singapore, but not the last.

asean sculpture 02“Augury” by Malaysia sculptor Mr. Anthony Lau.

asean sculpture 03“Balance” by Mr. Ng Eng Teng

asean sculpture 04“Concentration” by Mr. Vichai Sithiratn

asean sculpture 05“Unity” by Indonesia sculptor Mr. But Muchtar

asean sculpture 06“Fredesvinda” by Philippines sculptor Mr. Napoleon Veloso Abueva

asean sculpture 07“Together” by Brunei sculptor Mr. Osman Bin Mohammad

The Art and Arcs in National Museum of Singapore

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museum 01An interior look-up shot of a dome in National Museum of Singapore. Hear a sound of echoes from heavenly art.

museum 02A collection of arcs and art perfectly match the stillness atmosphere.

museum 03Get a glimpse of Neo-Palladian and Renaissance style architectural.

museum 04An excellent collaborations of new and old constructions method, can’t find a better ground for this art building elsewhere.

museum 05The exterior of dome under a bright blue sky.

Pedas Pedas

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pedas 01A bronze sculpture name “Pedas Pedas” located behind National Museum of Singapore, this is by Sculptor Kumari Nahappan. Pedas in Malay means spicy.

Kumari is a conceptual artist based in Singapore. Her signature and iconic made her won many awards and international fame.

By courtesy of www.kumarinahappan.com
By courtesy of http://www.kumarinahappan.com

Sculpture “Cut

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By courtesy of http://www.kumarinahappan.com

Sculpture “Sizzling”

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By courtesy of http://www.kumarinahappan.com

Sculpture “Unveiling Friends”

Gratitude to our parents

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gratitude to our parents 01

The Buddha said, “ There are two persons to whom one can never adequately express one’s gratitude. They are our mother and father.” Our parents have made great sacrifices and took great pain to nurture us.

The Buddha said we should repay the kindness of our parents in 5 ways:

1)     By supporting them (just us they have supported us)

2)     By doing their duties

3)     By protecting the family property

4)     By preserve the family honour

5)     By dedicating the merits virtuous deeds to our deceased parents

Wild growing Albizia tree

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By courtesy of wildlifehawaii.com
By courtesy of wildlifehawaii.com

Due to the fast growing speed, Albizia tree (Falcataria moluccana) has never been the roadside tree in Singapore. The trees were first grown in Singapore Botanic Gardens in 1870 and later shifted to waste ground where it start proliferate.

By courtesy of www.ctahr.hawaii.edu
By courtesy of http://www.ctahr.hawaii.edu

Albizia is a can grow from sapling to a tree in 35 feet (10.7m) tall, within 13 months. The huge number of seeds in pods can multiply in the wild.

By courtesy of www.baumkunde.de
By courtesy of http://www.baumkunde.de

Although, the tree is beautiful and widely spread like a green canopy. But the branches may prone to fall over the stormy rain, and cast a danger to the road users. Since then, Albizia tree has been out under Tree Conservation Area (TCA) due to it reality and practicality.

The ten common trees in Singapore

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Introduce 10 common trees in Singapore, wishing them shade you from the summer sun and bring you the joy of greenery.

rain tree 01Rain Tree

By courtesy of www.nparks.gov.sg
By courtesy of http://www.nparks.gov.sg

Angsana

yellow flame treeYellow Flame

By courtesy of www.nparks.gov.sg
By courtesy of http://www.nparks.gov.sg

Senegal Mahogany

broad-leafed mahoganyBroad-leafed Mahogany

tembusu tree 01Tembusu Tree

sea apple 01Sea Apple

saga tree 01Saga Tree

trumpet tree (www.nparks.gov.sg)
By courtesy of http://www.nparks.gov.sg

Trumpet Tree

Terminalia catappa - overall, unpruned in a stateland
By courtesy of http://www.nparks.gov.sg

Sea Almond

“Weekly Photo Challenge: (The Golden Hour)”

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golden hour 01The iconic doorknob decoration is belongs to the Sri Mariamman Temple; the oldest Hindu Temple in Singapore.

 The flower-like art works are crafted by hand and made of timber. There is a copper brass shrine-like metal in the center.

  This is not just a Hindu Temple; it serves people from all over the world, tourists and locals with no religions boundary.

 A Golden Hour to welcome you at the doorstep!