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    #91
    X-MAS lighting 2009

    Here is a link to the X-Mas lighting decoration along Tanglin Road, Orchard Road, Scotts Road and Bras Basah Road, all the way to Marina Centre, a distance of several km.:
    http://qingmoments.wordpress.com/200...-orchard-road/

    It used to cover a short stretch of Orchard Road, from Scotts Road to Dhoby Ghaut, but it has stretched over the years.

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      #92
      Originally posted by ombugge View Post
      Here is a link to the X-Mas lighting decoration along Tanglin Road, Orchard Road, Scotts Road and Bras Basah Road, all the way to Marina Centre, a distance of several km.:
      http://qingmoments.wordpress.com/200...-orchard-road/

      It used to cover a short stretch of Orchard Road, from Scotts Road to Dhoby Ghaut, but it has stretched over the years.
      Wonderful tree at Ngee Ann City!
      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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        #93
        Construction of the Marina Coastal Expressway.

        Originally posted by ombugge View Post
        A few days ago I took some more pics of the ongoing construction work at Western Anchorage while under way by ferry to Batam. Unfortunately too far away to get any clear pics with my simple camera, but it is obvious that the construction is NOT a tunnel, or at least not at this end:


        Here is the Pasir Panjang end, with the "Building Halls" where the sections get constructed, before being transported and launched by the barge shown in the earlier posting. above:

        (The two arches at the centre of the picture)

        I STILL haven't been able to find out what this is all about, which irritates me no end.
        i think, this might be it....the construction of an underwater expressway tunnel along (under) Singapore's Marina...

        An undersea Tunnel....



        http://www.onemotoring.com.sg/publis...of_marina.html

        http://www.onemotoring.com.sg/publis.../MCEAnnexA.pdf
        Last edited by Thyristor; December 13th, 2009, 06:53.

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          #94
          Originally posted by Thyristor View Post
          i think, this might be it....the construction of an underwater expressway tunnel along (under) Singapore's Marina...
          No, this is at Marina and the new down town area. I have noticed this construction progressing for some time now and it is well publicized.

          The ongoing construction project I'm curious about originate at Pasir Panjang, near Alexandra Road junction and extending for several km. out into Western Anchorage in direction towards Pulau Bukom and the Southern Islands.

          I'm still VEEEERY curious and irritated that I haven't been able to find out.

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            #95
            Kong Hee Fat Choy ( Gong Xi Fa Chai for you Mandarin speakers)

            Chinese New Year is approaching and China Town is decorated and bustling for the occasion, as it is every year.
            Here is a few pics of this years decorations on the Newbridge Road side:




            The stalls selling preserved meat and other goodies are trying to attract customers with bright lights and loud "noice":




            Chinese Ham hanging in 30C heat:


            Sweets in all possible varieties are offered:


            Last edited by ombugge; February 21st, 2010, 12:46.

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              #96
              And decorations of all kinds, in read and with a Tiger motif, since we are approaching Year of the Tiger:






              And fruits. Here represented by the "King of Fruits"; Durian:


              And flowers:




              There are offers for all, incl. those with the deepest pockets:


              The crowd is there, but not all are buying:

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                #97
                Absolutely amazing New Years celebration pictures. Bright colours everywhere, reds, greens, gold. I love all of those paper lanterns, again, just so colourful. Very much like our Christmases over here, shops full to bursting with merchandise, only over here all the shoppers would be wrapped up warmly warding off the cold. Certainly looks like a very big time for celebration!
                Your charts, your radar, your eyes and ears - if all 4 agree, you may proceed with caution.

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                  #98
                  So THAT's what Durian looks like...............I was wondering!!!!

                  Beautiful decorations!!! I love all the pics--THANKS!!!!

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                    #99
                    Marina Barrage

                    Chinese New Year is mostly over (It runs for 14 days, but most people was back to work on Wednesday)
                    I took the opportunity to visit the Marina Barrage during the slack period. It was completed more then a year ago but I haven't taken the time to go look for myself before now.

                    This is the Barrage as seen from the to of Stamford Hotel:


                    It blocks the entrance to Marina Bay and create a barrier against the tide, which could cause flooding in certain parts of Singapore if High tide considered with heavy rain.
                    It also create a large new Fresh Water reservoir, which helps to make Singapore independent of water supply from Malaysia in due time.
                    The entire down town is now catchment area and Singapore River, Kallang and Geylang Rivers is part of the reservoir:


                    Here is how it works:

                    Rain water is retained inside the barrage and the salt water is kept out.

                    If it rains heavily, the "flaps" can be lowered by these large hydraulic cylinders to allow water to escape into the sea:


                    Even if this situation occur simultaneously with extreme high tide, which could be higher then the allowed reservoir level, there are large pumps to pump the water from the reservoir into the sea:






                    Here is a few pics of the barrier up close:




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                      There are still some boats operating as river cruisers and to collect flotsam etc. (Now electric driven)
                      At one end of the barrage there is a Straddler Crane (70 t. SWL), able to lift small boats cross:


                      "Boat dock" with tracks on either side for the crane:


                      Here is proof that the water inside the barrage is turning fresh:


                      And on the outside is salty:


                      To protect the barrage from any boats getting too close, there is a fairly heavy "crash rail" on the seaward side:


                      With warning lights:


                      A less heavy barrier on the reservoir side:


                      Mooring dock for some of the service boats that operates within the barrier:


                      Maintenance was in progress on one of the flaps:

                      Temporary barriers set up on either side to enable working dry.

                      On the seaward side of the barrage work was going on to construct a tunnel for the new Marina Coast Expressway (see post by Thyristor above).

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                        A Coffer dam had been installed across half the inlet:


                        In most places the Pump House would probably have been a functional square box, but not in Singapore. Here the Marina Barrage Center has become an attraction for locals and some tourists, with facilities such as restaurants, shops and a large fountain, used as playground for kids:


                        The roof is covered with grass and is a playground for bigger kids, playing kites:




                        And the walkways around the roof has benches for people to have pick nick:


                        Part of the roof space is covered by Solar Cells to supply power for lighting etc.:



                        Not enough to power the pump though, but everybody wants to be green, (Or at least pretend to be)

                        There is even a funnel:

                        But the funnel marking is rather dull.

                        And an Observation Pier on the seaward side:

                        For those who wants to take picture, or just enjoy the sea breezes.

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                          Being a Water Centre there are water fountains everywhere:

                          Any observant Norwegian here??





                          The Marina Barrage Centre is next to the new City Botanical Garden, the new Cruise Centre, the new Marina Bay Resort and Casino and the new Down Town, all under construction on land that was reclaimed 25 years ago.
                          But that is for another day and another post.

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                            New Cruise Centre

                            First view of the new Cruise Centre under construction at Marina South, Singapore:

                            Not much yet, but is coming.

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                              Great design on that "water-park"... and I did spot the Norwegian word "vann" (meaning water) on the sculpture.... Norwegian interests behind the project?

                              Looks like a really nice area to hang out as it has a very beautiful architecture.
                              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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                                Originally posted by pakarang View Post
                                Great design on that "water-park"... and I did spot the Norwegian word "vann" (meaning water) on the sculpture.... Norwegian interests behind the project?

                                Looks like a really nice area to hang out as it has a very beautiful architecture.
                                No Norwegians involved here, as far as I know. "Water" is written in various languages on this sculpture, or whatever it is supposed to be, incl. the chemical formula very prominently at the top.

                                I thought you would be more interested in the new Cruise Centre?
                                Last edited by ombugge; February 24th, 2010, 14:34. Reason: Add text

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