S’pore pays tribute to Philippine national hero Dr Jose Rizal
SINGAPORE: In an affirmation of the strong ties between Singapore and the Philippines, President S R Nathan unveiled a heritage marker dedicated to Dr Jose Rizal, the national hero of the Philippines on Thursday, which marked his 147th birthday.
Dr Rizal advocated reforms in the Philippines during the Spanish colonial period.
The marker, at the Asian Civilisations Museum, is part of the National Heritage Board’s (NHB) Friends to Our Shores series of historic markers.
They commemorate visits by eminent personalities by indicating the sites which were visited by them.
The initiative is also aimed at increasing Singaporeans’ understanding of history and how they are intricately linked to the region.
Dr Rizal visited Singapore five times. His first was in 1882.
More @ http://www.joserizal.ph/
A suprising not too bad 180 pano, taken with my O2 Zinc built in camera. Was waiting for some stuffs to be comepleted nad had nothing to do so had this idea, took out my phone, snap, turn, snap turn and 27 shots later…it worked!
oh, I am so unshaved! but hey, it’s Sat working day…tiring…boring…
“Tan Kim Seng came from Malacca to Singapore in 1840. He had a humble beginning but through perseverance rose to be a very wealthy man. He founded Kim Seng and Company, a trading house on Boat Quay. Tan Kim Seng was a leader among the Chinese; he was often asked to settle disputes among them.
On 18 November 1857 Tan Kim Seng offered a sum of $13,000 for a supply of water to the Town from Bukit Timah. This water was to be carried through pipes on the main roads in Singapore. The Secretary of State for India praised the public spiritedness of Tan Kim Seng” – Source
Esplanade Root Terrace view all around. Below, celebration for the upcoming Moon Cake Festival/ Latern Festival with “xiang sheng”, a kind of traditional chinese stand up comedy. Above, the almost full moon that will appear on the Chinese Traditional calendar 15th day of the 8th month, that’s Tuesday 25th Sept this year. Enjoy!
A great chance to take an indoor pano of…an actual PHOTO STUDIO! Thanks to Jason! Pay a visit to them at http://www.peridotpix.com/
|Location||Raffles Place, Downtown Core, Singapore|
|Construction period||1986 – 1992 (Plaza One); 1992 – 1995 (Plaza Two reconstruction)|
|Opening date||16 August 1992 (Plaza One); 1974 (Plaza Two)|
|Structural height||280m, 919 ft (Plaza One); 162m, 531 ft (Plaza Two)|
|Floor count||66 (Plaza One); 38 (Plaza Two) and three basements|
|Floor area||454,560 sq ft|
|Owner||United Overseas Bank|
|Management||United Overseas Bank Property Management Pte Ltd|
|Developer||United Overseas Bank|
|Architect||Kenzo Tange Associates and Architects 61 (Plaza One construction, Plaza Two, reconstruction)
Architects Team 3 (Plaza Two initial)
|Main contractor||Nishimatsu Construction – Lum Chang JV|
Non HDR (Normal Version)
A big change this time. I am experimenting with HDR and I got quite good results. This is the first 360 Pano HDR-style! Enjoy!
This is the famous sculpture “Large Reclining Figure”. This version is made of bronze (and weighs 4 tons!) by Henry Moore.
Scene 1 Before Noise Ninja
Scene 1 After Noise Ninja
Officially Opened by Mr Mah Bow Tan, Minister of National Development on 16 May 2001.
“168 Robinson Road
An iconic development along Robinson Road in Singapore’s prime business district Capital Tower is a Grade A 52-storey intelligent office building. It is located next to Tanjong Pagar MRT station with a direct access from the train station. With an NLA of 68,887 sqm as at 31 December 2006, it houses the flagship office of CapitaLand as well as key prominent tenants such as Government of Singapore Investment Corporation Pte Ltd, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., Mizuho Corporate Bank, Ltd and Cisco Systems (USA) Pte. Ltd. China Club, the exclusive members-only club, is located on the top floor of the building.
Boasting numberous smart features, the building has an intelligent building management system such as the electronic booking of meeting rooms, reservation of car park lots and monitoring of the office environment.
There are retail outlets on the first and ninth storeys as well as amenities such as conference room facilities, a gymnasium and swimming pool on the ninth storey. There is also an expansive urban plaza in front of the building flaunting extensive water features, sculptures and landscaping.
Marked by its outstanding architectural and green features. Capital Tower has won numerous design and construction awards such as:
– 2007 BCA Green Mark Gold Award
– 2006 & 2005 SILA Professional Design Awards (MERIT) – Commercial & Industrial
– 2005 BCA Green Mark Gold Award
– 2003 Fiabci Prix d’Excellance – Highly commended in the office/industrial category
– 2003 BCA Energy Efficient Building Awards (New & Existing Building Category – 1st Runner-Up)
– 2002 BCA Construction Excellence Award
– 2001 BCA Best Buildable Design Award
– 2001 Singapore Institute of Architect (SIA) Façade Design Excellence Merit Award (Office Category)
Capital Tower is owned by CapitaCommercial Trust (CCT), Singapore’s first commercial real estate investment trust; and managed by CapitaLand.”
“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.