suetopia wrote: »
Always such interesting pics, @168sean168.
Thanks for posting them!
anaquarind wrote: »
@168sean168 Thanks for posting these! I haven't been on these forums for a long time but I wish I had. My wife is Singaporean and I was wondering what things were like during (and post) pandemic. This really helps!
Unfortunately your posts make me very hungry! The best part of Singapore, bar none, is the food. When I visit I'm always trying to make my rounds to the hawker centres to get the essentials - laksa, char kway teow, otah-otah... and of course hainanese chicken rice. From what I've seen, arguing about where the best chicken rice is... well this seems to be a national pastime!
168sean168 wrote: »
On the 9 August 2023, Singapore celebrated its 58th National Day. After gaining self governance from its colonial master in 1959, Singapore became part of Malaysia in 1963. But in 1965, Singapore was kicked out of Malaysia, likely due to the fears of the diminished powers of the ruling Malays.
Some MRTs here were decorated with the National Day celebration banners. The message for this year 2023 was Onward as One.
People were having a fun day out waiting for the National Day Parade (NDP) celebration.
People were waiting for the NDP to start. On the left was Fullerton Hotel. Long ago during colonial days it was a fort guarding the sea next to it. Later it became a postal office and finally a grand hotel. The sea in front of it has been reclaimed into land. The tall building at the back is named Swissotel the Stamford. When it was in operations in 1986, it was the world's tallest hotel at 73 storeys. I stayed one night before though sadly without partner.
After a long wait, people looked to the skies as the Red Lion skydivers made its entry. They would land at the field in front of the City Hall, called Padang, the location this year for the NDP.
The eight skydivers made its descent without a hitch.
A girl looked on in amazement at a string of coloured explosions in the skies.
A CH-47SD Chinook helicopter carried the state flag, escorted by two AH-64D Apache attack helicopters. This was when the Nationl Anthem was played at the Padang. I actually do not understand the lyrics except knowing that it means to move forward Singapore. This is because it is in Malay language, our national language. The language is also used in our foot drills commands.
The state flag was flown around the Marina area and it complemented the nice view of Marina Bay Sands.
Then, in an enhanced salute to the nation, five F-16D+ fighter aircraft performed the bomb burst manoeuvre.
As they parted ways, three F-15SG fighters did a fly-through across the Padang.
The RSAF’s largest aircraft, the A330 Multi-Role Tanker Transport (MRTT), made its entry next, accompanied by four F-16D+ fighter aircraft – two at each wing.
The helicopter formation fly-past, featured the CH-47F Heavy-Lift helicopter and the H225M Medium-Lift helicopter. The latter made its debut in NDP.
A pair of F-15SG fighter aircraft then appeared in the sky to perform a dual high-G turn, a cross turn and a vertical climb manoeuvre.
To be continued
168sean168 wrote: »
Two Sundays ago I was at the Jewel Singapore Changi Airport to see some Marvels decoration.
The event ran through the June school holidays. This gigantic Iron man figure was the best exhibit there.
The Thor hammer was also big
It was difficult to get a nice shot when I had to depend on strangers.
The large Captain's shield.
The rain vortex can be viewed from multiple levels.
I saw this Barbie prop at the cinema of Jewel and had to take a photo.
Come nightfall, there were two Marvel light and music theme shows at the rain vortex. The first one was only 2 mins and it simply showed the comic versions of the main avengers including Captain Marvel to the tune of Endgames Avengers assembled song. The Australian girls sitting around me were quite dismayed
Later there was a longer show at 8 mins. It just included animation characters from Disneys over the years and also a repeat of the 2 mins marvel show.
Actually both the shows weren't so good. The usual light and laser shows on normal nights were better. However the endgame song continued to play in my mind for a few days. The end of the best era of Marvel with Endgame.
A night shot of iron man. Really beautiful
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