2017 Week 41: State Library Of Victoria (1)

Melbourne 2017:  State LIbrary Of Victoria Redmond Barry Reading Room 1Melbourne 2017: State Library Of Victoria Redmond Barry Reading Room 1
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To my surprise, one of the places that was most interesting to me in my visit to Melbourne is a library. The State Library of Victoria (abbreviated SLV) boosts large, impressive styled architecture, large reading rooms, exhibitions, and some of the best Victorian-era paintings that can be found in Melbourne. Visitors and tourists are welcome, as long as you keep quiet of course. Continue reading

2017 Week 40: Scenes From Melbourne’s City Centre

Melbourne 2017: Little Alley In The Inner CityMelbourne 2017: An Alley In The Inner City

I finally got to visit what the Economist magazine ranks as “The most livable city” for multiple years consecutively. After spending seven days here I came to the unbiased conclusion that one magazine’s opinion does not qualify as any form of Cosmic Truth. 😛 Melbourne is certainly a fine place, but “livability” is definitely subjective to different people. So all you folks from Sydney shouldn’t be too miffed that your rival city kept topping the chart ahead of yours every year in the same chart. I just might prefer Sydney over Melbourne. 😉 Continue reading

2017 Week 39: Singapore Botanic Gardens

Singapore 2017: Man Jogging In The Botanic GardensSingapore 2017: Morning Jogging In The Botanic Gardens

I managed to find a little time for this post after a long absence. Apparently, I totally missed out on the news that a new wetlands and accompanying sections were added to the Singapore Botanic Gardens, accompanied by convenient interconnected walkways which give visitors a close look of the new nature attractions. Continue reading

WPC: Layered

Singapore 2017: Electronics And Computer Mall Sim Lim Square InteriorSingpaore 2017: Inside Sim Lim Square
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In response to the WPC: Layered

Sim Lim Square in Singapore is a sort of geek travel destination – the undisputed place for geeks to find computers, computer components and hardware, computer peripherals, laptops, electronic gadgets, electronic accessories and all those kind of stuff. However, I don’t consider it the best destination for all your electronic needs. It has its fair share of seedy stores and merchants who will not hesitate trying to rip-off an unsuspecting visitor. In addition, most of your electronic needs can likely be served by a shop near your neighbourhood, albeit with prices that could be a few dollars (or cents) more.

Sim Lim Square is more ideal for:
(1) People passionate about building their own DIY rigs.
(2) People looking for good bargains and know which are the honest merchants. (It honestly isn’t difficult – just go to those shops which have been established for many years. Also avoid the camera stores here – you can find better deals elsewhere.)
(3) People looking for a good collection of accessories and peripherals under one roof.

-WY

Tokyo 2016: Tokyo Tower Night Geometry

In response to WPC: Corner

Tojyo 2016: Tokyo Tower Details 1Tokyo 2016: Tokyo Tower Night Geometry
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Unfortunately I’ve gotten very busy all of a sudden and will be away for a while. I might respond to a few WPCs, but could be all I will be doing for the time being. Oh, and anyone interested in other prints can check out my print site here.

2017 Week 34 Architecture Gallery: Victoria Concert Hall, Old Parliament

It’s all architecture this time round, as we pay a visit to the Victoria Concert Hall and the neighbouring Old Parliament building. As the name implies, the VCH is a music concert venue in Singapore, and one of only two places in Singapore which is properly designed for the acoustics of musical instruments. Sure there are definitely other venues where you can hold a music concert. But there are only two places with a sound design which can satisfy discerning listeners of instrumental music.

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