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Singapore Blog Awards 2012

Singapore Blog Awards 2012

What is it all about? Organized by omy.sg, a bilingual news and interactive web portal by leading media group Singapore Press Holdings Ltd (SPH), the Singapore Blog Awards is about honouring new-age wordsmiths who devote their time and energy in creating and maintaining informative and innovative blogs. In its 5th year running,  the annual Singapore Blog Awards...

Andy Warhol: 15 Minutes Eternal Exhibits in Singapore

Andy Warhol: 15 Minutes Eternal Exhibits in Singapore

© 2012 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York and Marina Bay Sands On showcase from 17 March to 12 August 2012, pop art hits Singapore with the largest collection of iconic works by Andy Warhol. Exhibited in the ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands, the exposition will showcase 260 paintings, drawings...

Kite Flying Taken to New Heights

Kite Flying Taken to New Heights

Marina Bay, Singapore has been the grounds for the recent i Light Marina Bay festival as well as the location of many corresponding activities and performances. One performance that stood out was that of Go Fly Kite. A home grown concept, remote controlled kite flying has captured the interest of many festival visitors these past three weeks. With kite flying being...

When History, Light and Art Meet in Singapore

When History, Light and Art Meet in Singapore

Turning its already vibrant atmosphere into a sparkling area of illumination, Marina Bay located on the southern tip of Singapore is where history, light and art meet. Host to the 2012 i Light Marina Bay Festival, the event celebrates the bay’s nightscape showcasing 31 dynamic and innovative light art installations along a 3.5km waterfront promenade. The most...

Going Green in Singapore

Going Green in Singapore

As sustainability is promoted through all aspects of i Light Marina Bay 2012, the festival encourages buildings around Singapore to be energy efficient by taking part in the “Switch Off, Turn Up” campaign. Over the 24-day festival period, forty-two buildings within and beyond the Marina Bay precinct will consciously commit to switching off non-essential...

The Wild Outdoors of Indonesia

The Wild Outdoors of Indonesia

This photo features the vast mountainous skyline of the fabled crater of Mt. Tangkuban Perahu, the only ‘drive-up’ volcano on the island of Java, West Indonesia. Located thirty kilometres north of Bandung, a sleepy city that is situated 768 meters above sea level, this active stratovolcano is considered one of the many off-the-beaten track destinations in Indonesia...

A New York Harbour Sunset

A New York Harbour Sunset

A great way to spend an evening in New York is to watch the sun set while you cruise around the harbour. With the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island for backdrop, cruising one of the largest natural harbours in the world is a great way to soak in the views. The harbour is made out of the waterways of the estuary near the mouth of the Hudson River that empty into New...

The Watchful Eyes of a Sandstone Dvarapala

The Watchful Eyes of a Sandstone Dvarapala

Carved from volcanic sandstone, a compacted combination of ash and dust that contains a mixture of sand and clay, Dvarapala’s are a common island feature in Bali. These fearsome warriors stand guard at the entrance of most Hindu temples and any site of holy significance. The Balinese Dvarapala’s are often made from andesite or volcanic sandstone found...

It’s a Village Life on the Tiny Island of Ubin

It’s a Village Life on the Tiny Island of Ubin

Just some ten kilometres north east of Singapore, lies the country’s last rural corner. Called Pulau Ubin that translates to “Granite Island”, this boomerang shaped land mass portrays a nostalgic 1960s feel when modern and public utilities were non-existent. There are about a hundred villages who still make the island their home. Depending on wells...