Monday, October 26, 2009

Google Mobile App for iPhone

I juat installed this app on my iphone and so far I can say that this has been very useful to me..

As you can see from the screenshot, almost everything is in this app.
Email, notes , tasks,news,docs, calendar and my most fave part is the gtalk chat. :)

Chinese Garden @Jurong East Singapore

Chinese Garden (Chinese: 裕华园), also commonly known as Jurong Gardens, is a park in Jurong East, Singapore.

The garden was built in 1975 and designed by Prof. Yuen-chen Yu, a well-known architect from Taiwan, the Chinese Garden’s concept is based on Chinese gardening art.

The main characteristic is the integration of splendid architectural features with the natural environment. The Chinese Garden is modelled along the northern Chinese imperial style of architecture and landscaping. It is located next to Chinese Garden MRT Station and connected to the adjacent Japanese Garden by a bridge.

Opening Hours

Main Garden 6.00 am - 11.00 pm (daily)


Bonsai Garden & Garden of Abundance: 9am - 6pm (daily)

Getting There: The gardens are a 5-minute walk from the Chinese Garden MRT Station
[edit] Admission

Admission to Main Garden - Free

Admission charges to Garden of Abundance SGD 2 adults, SGD 1 children (3 - 12 years), SGD 1 senior citizens (55 years and above)

Admission charges to Live Turtle & Tortoise Museum SGD 5 adults, SGD 3 children (3 - 12 years)

Admission to Bonsai Garden is free.

Bonsai Garden

Opened in June 1992, the Suzhou-style Bonsai Garden cost an estimate $3.8 million to build. This 5,800 sq metres garden with Suzhou-style buildings (incorporating a main hall of 50 sq metres) and landscape houses a collection of over 2,,000 bonsais imported from China and other parts of the world.

The Bonsai Garden has since taken on a new look. Newly revitalised, after spending an estimate of another $500,000 - the Bonsai Garden is a beauty that must be seen to be believed. It is designed as a largest Suzhou-style Bonsai garden of its kind outside of China.

A Bonsai Training Centre has been launched. The public are encouraged to sign up for the course, which will be taught by our resident Bonsai experts from Shanghai and Suzhou (China). They will teach on how to prune and care for Bonsais and how to appreciate the beauty of this unique artistry.

Water Fountain in Japan

mmmm..another techy and futuristic way of advertising..
Wish I could see this on my trip to Japan by next year. HOPEFULLY.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Universal Studios Singapore Opens Next Year

BATTLESTAR GALACTICA is one ride that I am not going to miss when
Universal Studios Singapore opens next year.
Getting sooooo excited!

When it opens next year, Universal Studios Singapore will debut 18 all-new attractions. Here's your first look at all the stomach-churning thrills


Batam Indonesia Trip (Part 1)

Batam is an island and city in Riau Islands Province of Indonesia, known for its free trade zone area as part of the Sijori Growth Triangle, is located 20 km (12.5 miles) off Singapore's south coast. The 715 km² (276 miles²) island has a population of 965,062 (Jun 2009).[1].

The official language on the island is Indonesian, but due to the sizeable Chinese population, Chinese languages including Teochew, Hokkien and Mandarin are also spoken.

We were so hungry that we need to take breakfast before boarding the ferry.

Now off to the ferry boat. Yes! Batam here we coooome!

Cool and happy faces aboard!

Wrong port of arrival. We weren't supposed to alight in here.
But good thing, Harris hotel staff was kind enough to fetch us and safely
send us off to their hotel which is just 15mins away from Kedatungan.

(To be continued)

highlights: Our Batam Tour Package at Harris Hotel

Coffee anyone???

Artist assistants stand next to 3,604 cups
of coffee which have been made into a giant Mona Lisa in Sydney,
Australia. The 3,604 cups of coffee were each filled with
different amounts of milk to create the different shades!!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Samsung i8910- on HD??

Woow!Got hold of my friend's Samsung i8910 HD and all I can say is WOOOW!
Probably the next best thing after iphone.
I am impressed with its HD Digital video recording , 8mp cam with smile detection.
I am just wondering how it deals with apps and games.

See full specs below:

Samsung i8910 Omnia HD at a glance:

* General: GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz, UMTS 900/1900/2100 MHz, GPRS/EDGE class 12, HSDPA 7.2 Mbps, HSUPA 5.76 Mbps
* Form factor: Touchscreen bar
* Dimensions: 123 x 58 x 12.9 mm
* Display: 3.7-inch 16M color OLED touchscreen, 640 x 360 pixels
* Memory: 8/16GB integrated memory, non-hot-swappable microSD card slot (up to 16GB)
* OS: Symbian S60 5th edition
* Camera: 8 megapixel auto focus camera with LED flash, geo-tagging, Face detection, Smile Shot, Wide Dynamic Range (WDR) and HD video recording at 24 fps
* Connectivity: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.0 with A2DP, standard microUSB port, GPS receiver with A-GPS and optional Samsung Mobile Navigator by Route66, HDMI (dongle needed)
* Misc: Accelerometer for screen auto rotate, Proximity sensor for auto screen turn-off, FM radio with RDS, DivX/XviD video support
* Battery: 1500 mAh battery