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    Originally posted by ombugge View Post
    News to me. I have to Google tomorrow.
    Check out this portal:

    http://www.veolia.no/
    With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

    Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
    Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

    Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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      I was of the impression that veolia was just the company that competed to pick up out garbage every day.

      Here is another thing I didn't know:



      Seagulls have reached almost to Equator!!!!

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        Originally posted by ombugge View Post
        Seagulls have reached almost to Equator!!!!
        Yes indeed –there’s one coming to the Formula 1 Grand Prix in September!

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          Originally posted by Seagull View Post
          Yes indeed –there’s one coming to the Formula 1 Grand Prix in September!
          You are more than welcome. Hope we can meet up during your stay here.

          I usually stay well away from the Formula 1 Circuit area during that period, as it is a bit of a nightmare to get around.

          I watch it on TV in the comfort of my home, or on a big screen in my favorite pub.

          Please keep me posted on your plans and itinerary.

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            Originally posted by ombugge View Post
            ....Please keep me posted on your plans and itinerary.
            Will do. . . got my mind more on Norway trip at the moment

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              The other Singapore

              There is a side to Singapore that most tourists never see, or even know about.There is a lot more than Orchard Road for shopping and down town for finance and trading business.
              Although Singapore doesn't have any oil fields of it's own, it is a major centre for the oil industry, both upstream and downstream.

              It is the world's third largest Refining Centre, after Houston/Texas City and Rotterdam region. More that 2 Mill. Barrels of Crude Oil arrive by tankers per day, which is refined to all types of oil products and re-exported to the region and beyond.

              Oil rigs of all kinds are built here and all major suppliers of oil field equipment and services are represented here.

              It is also the world's biggest bunker supplier, with Heavy Fuel Oil being imported from Europe and other places and supplied to ships in port, or passing by.

              Naturally, being the world's busiest port there is also a lot of other Maritime related activity, from ship building and repairs, to ship management and being a Maritime Arbitration Center for the shipping industry world wide.

              But enough bragging. Here is some pictures from areas of Singapore that is seldom visited by tourists.

              Pulau Bukom Refinery and Chemical Plant. Situated on island to the south of Singapore main island:


              Jurong Island Refining and Chemical Industry Centre, which was several small island, now joint together by reclamation and connected to the the Mainland by a causeway:






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                But there are still more reclaimed land ready for expansion at Jurong Island:


                Most major players in the business of producing, storing and transporting oil products and chemicals are represented:
                Last edited by ombugge; July 18th, 2010, 12:25. Reason: Replacing wrong pics

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                  Ship repair yards are mostly situated in the Jurong and Tuas area, on the West side of Singapore Island:


                  Likewise the three main Rig building yards.
                  Jurong Shipyard:


                  PPL Yard:


                  Keppel FELS Yard:




                  And further west, Keppel Shipyard:

                  Which repair ships and convert old tankers to FPSOs etc.

                  A number of smaller yards in Tuas Basin:

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                    New land is being reclaimed at Tuas West in preparation to expand, or move some shipyard and shipping activity away from more valuable land:


                    The Container Terminal at Pasir Panjang has now been developed to it's capacity:




                    So a new Container Terminal is under construction on land being reclaimed near by:


                    While a new Cruise Terminal is under construction:

                    But this one near the new Downtown.

                    Hope this broaden the horizon for some. For those who knew it all, I'm sorry to have taken so much space on the forum with not too clear pictures.

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                      Marina Bay Sands Resort

                      The second Integrated Resort and Casino is now open for business.
                      Here is a few external photos taken a few days ago:








                      Here is a few pics from inside the Shopping Area, with Sampan ride being available, in true Las Vegas style: (Only gondolas replaced with Sampans)
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                      Work is still ongoing on some of the facilities, but the hotel section, restaurants, shopping area and exhibition hall is ready and in use.

                      I haven't been into the Casino Hall yet, since that will cost me SGD 100 per visit. This applies only to Singaporeans and Permanent Residents, while tourist, visitors from outside Singapore and foreigners working here does not have to pay. (They just have to loose some money in the Casino)

                      A hint to Seagull when she visits for the F1 Race later this year.
                      The Roof Garden is also open for visitors, but at a cost of SGD 20 per visit.
                      I'm sure it is a spectacular view from up there, especially on clear days.

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                        The new Marina Bay Area

                        It is not only the Marina Bay Sands that is new around Marina Bay. The entire area is undergoing a transformation.

                        An entire new Down Town is under development on the West side of Marina Bay:


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                          There is a new Marina Bay Park and Board Walk:




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                            But there is also some of the old features, like the Custom House:



                            Now occupied by restaurants and bars.

                            As well as the old entry point, Clifford Pier:


                            Now also occupied by restaurants:


                            And the Merlion is still there:



                            This has become the symbol of Singapore.

                            River Cruise Boats are plying the waters of the bay as well:

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                              We also have the Esplanade Concert Hall:

                              Better known as "The Durian" for obvious reasons.

                              And the Floating Stage:

                              To be used for the Opening Ceremony during the Youth Olympics in abt. 3 weeks time.

                              And finally, a view of the "old" and new Down Town, as seen from the new Helix Bridge across Marina Bay:


                              When I'm out at Eastern Anchorage next I'll try to get some good clear picture of the Singapore Skyline as it appears now, with the new Marina Bay Sands completed and dominating.

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                                Very impressive developments all across Singapore.... continuously being developed and re-developed.

                                May I ask, what is the round tower at the end of the old Customs House bing used for now?
                                With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

                                Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
                                Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

                                Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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