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Monthly Archives: September 2011

Updated Photos of Punggol Waterway : From Serangoon Reservoir to Punggol Reservoir

Hi and hello to everybody who stumbles into this blog. I guess the news last night on Punggol Waterway or My Waterway @Punggol trigger more search engines query to here.

The easiest way to navigate for more pictures is by clicking here – the list of postings on Punggol Waterway, Lorong Halus Wetland, Punggol Promenade, Punggol Beach, Sengkang Riverside Park, Sengkang Park Connector and Punggol Park Connector. The pictures show the progress of Punggol Waterway for the past 4 months or so. Thanks for dropping by. 🙂

Meanwhile, today’s posting is about the latest pictures of Punggol Waterway – from the opening to Serangoon Reservoir at Lorong Halus Wetland and an overview of the landscape near Punggol Reservoir. Lots of cranes moving about. For safety concern I would advise not to get in the way when heavy construction works are on-going. You can always go exploring before dawn when there are no one around. It may be dark but there is a certain charm at that hour. 😉

So here are the pictures for your viewing pleasure. Have fun during the weekends!

Punggol Waterway at the entrance to Serangoon Reservoir

serangoon reservoir

serangoon reservoir

Punggol Promenade

Punggol Waterway at Punggol Road

at Punggol Road

punggol road

kelong bridge

punggol road

punggol road

Middle Section at Punggol Central, nearby MRT

punggol central

punggol central

punggol central

Overview of Punggol Waterway at Punggol Reservoir

sunset at punggol waterway, punggol reservoir

sunset at punggol waterway, punggol reservoir

sunset at punggol waterway, punggol reservoir

Recap of news on official opening of Punggol Waterway – 23 October 2011.
Straits Times
Channel News Asia
Eco Business

 
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Posted by on September 30, 2011 in photography, postaday2011, singapore, Travel

 

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Punggol Waterway Official Opening – 23 October 2011

Well folks, here’s the breaking news for today. Punggol Waterway otherwise known as My Waterway @Punggol will be opening on 23 October 2011. Here’s the online Straits Times weblink :

http://www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNews/Singapore/Story/STIStory_718009.html

Needs subscription though. Can’t read the whole story since I don’t have a subscription. I expect it will be in the news in tomorrow’s papers.

Another link via Channel News Asia : http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporelocalnews/view/1156272/1/.html

 

2nd Update – News from Eco-Business : http://www.eco-business.com/news/punggol-waterway-ready-next-month/

Read all about it!

 
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Posted by on September 29, 2011 in News, singapore

 

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Pink Flowers

The weekend is almost here. How about something bright?

These pretty pink flowers are grown along the bridge railing after the nearby shelter at Punggol Park Connector, a distance from Punggol Waterway at Punggol Reservoir. The plants were just grown sometime back in June or July and are flowering beautifully. In the early morning sunrise, they glow and glisten among the dewdrops.

Simply gorgeous.

 
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Posted by on September 29, 2011 in photography, postaday2011, singapore

 

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Spider Webs

“Welcome to my parlour” said the spider to the fly. Then bye bye bye…….

Humour aside, next time you are in a forested area, look down at the ground where the grasses are. See any whitish tendrils?

There are many species of spiders in the world. These spiders build their webs on the ground. So step carefully if walking through a grass field. Spider webs can be everywhere.

These photos were taken exactly at 7:00am with the morning light shining through. Specifications : F1.8, 1/30secs, ISO 100, +0.3EV. The second picture the exact same specifications except for shutter speed at 1/25secs. At this setting, just a narrow depth of field shows through, not an even sharp focus.

Next time I will remember to increase the depth of field. Happy shooting!

spider web

spider web

 
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Posted by on September 28, 2011 in photography, postaday2011

 

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Tuity Fruity – Testing Macro Features

It is a tuity fruity post for today. These fruits are found along the Punggol Beach Park Connector. The grass are littered with this tempting fruits but alas they are not edible to eat. At least not for human consumption.

I was testing out the various apertures, especially for close-up looks. This photo has this values : F2.2, 1/800 sec, ISO 100, -0.7 EV.

Green Fruits

This one here was shoot at : F3.2, 1/800 sec, ISO 100, -0.7 EV. This tree is not that tall but already bearing fruits.

tropical tree

Tropical Tree with wild fruits

These orange flowers looking bright and pretty, when polluninated, become such fruits as shown in the next picture. Values : F5.6, 1/200 sec, ISO 200, 0 EV.

orange flowers

Orange Flowers

These are the fruits of that orange flowers. Values F8, 1/60 sec, ISO 200, 0 EV.

tropical garden

White and Green Fruits

It takes quite a while to get familiar with a new camera and I am nowhere near the comfort level of my old camera. Weird thing on this camera : increasing EV value from 0 to +3 above is pressing the button to the left and for decreasing EV value to -3 etc is to the right. Complete opposite of what I am used to on my Olympus camera.

These photos were taken with a prime lens – 35mm F1.8 on a Nikon 5100. This lens is excellent with low light conditions, no flash needed. F1.8 does not give the best result, mostly the central part is in focus with very blurry edges. With some subjects and compositions, the photos may just work.

Time to experiment!

 
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Posted by on September 27, 2011 in photography, postaday2011

 

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White Flowers

White Flowers

Along the riverbanks life unfolds……

There are a variety of plants, trees and flowers planted along the nature parks, roads, housing estates and our riverbanks.

These white flowers grow wild along the bushes and the riverbanks. With these vines, these plants can climb surface and any survive many obstacles to survive.

I greatly appreciate the river banks are not made of concrete, instead, uneven rock slats. The crevices allow green life to grow and provide more stability to the riverbanks with their roots planted deep in the soil – another prevention of soil erosion.

Have a close look while you are walking along the rivers in Singapore.

A closer look at the white flowers with vines

 
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Posted by on September 26, 2011 in photography, postaday2011, singapore

 

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Update on Punggol Waterway at Punggol Reservoir

These pictures were taken yesterday morning. From what I can see, the workers have demolished the temporary bridge linking the riverbanks and the water from Punggol Reservoir are flowing free into the canal. The orange barge are to filter rubbish and clean water.

Also they are working on the PCN tracks at each side of the canal. Things are looking good.

I must say this camera lens has sharper details than my old camera. I am liking the results and will continue to test it further.

Update : There is an orange tape at the entrance of the the bridge (with that gazebo structure in the middle) linking the two riverbanks. For those walking and jogging, not so much a barrier to overcome. Those on bicyles, well if there are workers about, might not be a good idea to slide your bicycles under the tape under their presence.

Have fun exploring! By the way, now is high tide. Low tide is at 3.30pm today. Information on tides, sunset, sunrise timing can be found at NEA website : http://app2.nea.gov.sg/tidetime.aspx

Update : Well the news are out. Punggol Waterway or My Waterway @Punggol will be opened on 23 October 2011. More updated pictures later!

punggol waterway

punggol waterway

 
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Posted by on September 25, 2011 in photography, postaday2011, singapore

 

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