Beautiful Esparis with my new pano setup, the Canon 40D and the EF-S 10-22mm. Enjoy!
Scene 1 Before 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.”
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 over 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..
Gotten beta versions of Lightroom and Photoshop CS3 and relooked at one of the more dull pano I have, the Millenia Tower one and applied some preset effect (Darktone +105) in Lightroom then used CS3, adjusted some Levels and here’s a more interesting 360 Pano. Then applied noise ninja, as you can see, with my Canon 350D at ISO 1600, the panos are rather noisy… all took 10 mins. They’re some kick arse products!
Here’s the same Pano of one of the Clarke Quay shot I like quite a bit applied with Orton Effect.
Good and bad thing. I recently crashed my file server at home but all’s well as it’s running RAID 5 and been a long time since I burn them to DVD so good time to upgrade. Replaced it with 2 x file servers (both RAID 5 of course!) and formatted the rig i used to generate all the pano you see as I found out it’s not the software(s) causing problems, it was the OS itself.
Here, some remake of the panos in better resolutions. Enjoy!
Esplanade Front Entrance 1
Esplanade Front Entrance 2
Esplanade at night, by the sea, on of my favourite.
In the shop 1
In the shop 2
In the shop 3 – P.M.B. inside.
Vivo City Main Entrance 2.
Skate Park @ Orchard
War Memorial @ Beach Road
Big Open Space overseeing the new MRT Rails soon. This space is also home to some soccer players who actively play here.
Nope, I did not change a camera (yet!), this is taken in Tungsten White Balance, makes the places look “cooler”. Taken yesterday but only managed to have time to put it together and the nadir is really hard for this one.
Remastered to a higher resolution and made full screen, the way it’s meant to be seen! Click on top image to see the full screen version.