Walked all the way from Bugis to take this…
The newly Mega of Megastores. Under ERS’s Warehouse Retails Scheme, the 3 companies, Giant, Ikano (which operates IKEA) and Giant (The supermarket well, giant owned by Hong Kong’s Dairy Farm Group ) have their retails and warehousing consolidated here.
Fun Facts I gathered…
Courts Megastore – 280,000 sq ft including 116,000 sq ft is solely dedicated to retail.
– In Singapore Since 1974 and has 10 stores.
– Opened on 13 Dec 2006
– Cost 80 million SGD
IKEA – 387,500 sq ft
– In Singapore Since 1978 and has 2 stores.
– 40,000 visitors on opening day, 20,000 on avege day and 22,000 visitors to IKEA Alexandra (the great tasting meat balls and chicken wings must have a part of the reason why!)
– Opened 30 Nov 2006
– Cost 125 million SGD
Giant – 139,000 sq ft
– Opened on 14 March 2007
– Has 62,000 products! Comparision, Vivocity’s branch has 55,000.
– Car park space of 740, free of charge
My Block repainted with new color scheme. At night…
First pano taken using my Sigma 18 – 200 @ 18mm throughout. More photos needed but it works. Same settings with the Nodal Ninja 3. No need to change anything on the rails at all, that’s ower Rail 41 and Upper Rails 93, in case you’re interested.
If the weather is good tomorrow, a 360 pano I have been thinking of…heheh
The back of the memorial, one of the big trees.
One of the many wall of names at the memorial.
View from the front.
The Front Entrance.
Front View again, Big Cross.
It’s a really nice place to be. The Kranji War Memorial.
For the brave who has given their life so that men can live free.
From here on, all 360 Panos are done using my new Nodal Ninja 3. It’s a lot better! For those interested, with a Canon 350D fitted with a 10-20 Sigma, upper rail is 93 and lower rail is 41 for the nodal point/ entrance pupil.
A short holiday from work to relax at Rasa Sentosa Resort, Sentosa. A full screen no nonsense pano comparing it to the one on the official Rasa Sentosa Resort websit. The photographer who took it cheated! Using a Sentosa logo to cover the nadir (bottom image where the tripod will be) so as to do lesser editing work and using Java will cause problem which I will not go through here. Enjoy this pano. The official Rasa Sentosa’s ones are here.
“Rule #45238973, always hold on tight to your tripod and guard it with your life when taking Pano.” I was taking a pano right in front of the Merlion when some tourist accidently kicked my tripod. ISO1600 f/4 and at 1/10 sec, I thought, should be ok. WRONG WRONG WRONG! “Rule #7450965832, always retake when not sure!” It caused motion blur and there’s no way to have a nice pano. It’s ok, good reason to revisit Merlion for another Pano shoot soon. So here’s the Civilisation Museum and Anderson Bridge for now.
It was quite a fun trip today. Saw many photographers (some are in the pano) when I was taking the first Civilisation Museum pano shot. They should know or they’re thinking again, “why taking photo of the floor?” – now you know.
Beautiful Sunday today, great skies and a great place to be shooting at, Chinese Garden. This is dedicated to the people at Chinese Garden who saw me and must be thinking why is this crazy chinese guy photographer taking photos while turning around his tripod in circles and even tilted his camera to take photo of the floor and sky, i mean, i know the sky is blue and nice but the floor?! haha