Weekly Photo Challenge: Containers

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Ferris Wheel

Did you know? The original Ferris Wheel was designed and constructed by George Washington Gale Ferris, Jr. as a landmark for the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Relic

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This is a kopitiam (traditional coffee shop) cash register from the 1960s. Amazingly still in perfect working condition and one of the few remains from a traditional kopitiam setup that have survived till today.

Singapore

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Gardens by the Bay – The Persian Sanctuary

Persian Garden

As part of Gardens by the Bay Goes around the World series of floral displays, the next leg take you on a journey to the Middle East. The Persian Garden is considered one of the earliest garden styles which has greatly influenced the design of gardens around the world. The most distinctive element is the geometry of Persian design.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Contrasts

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St PAul

St. Dominic’s Church is a graceful, pastel yellow building, stands right in the heart of Macau old section. It is small but squeezed in some beautiful colonial buildings. It contributes to the definite Portuguese atmosphere of the area.

Macau

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Penang: Pinang Peranakan Mansion

Pinang Peranakan MuseumThe Peranakan is a prominent community in the Straits Settlement particularly in Penang, Melaka and Singapore.They had created a unique lifestyle and customs which had not only left behind a rich legacy of antiques but its cultural influences like cuisine and language which are still evident in Penang today. Thus, Pinang Peranakan Mansion is a must visit to have a glimpse of their opulent lifestyle and of their many customs and traditions. After my visit to the Chew Jetty, I make my way to Lebuh Gereja while enduring the heat. I was greeted with the flourescent green visage entrance, truly an eclectic sight indeed.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Extra, Extra

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WPC Dolphin

Bottlenose dolphins are well known as the intelligent and charismatic mammal of many aquarium shows.  Bottlenose dolphins are great communicators. They can make a unique signature whistle that may help individual dolphins recognize each other or perform any other kind of communication still unknown. Dolphins even make noises so loud that can stunt fish. In this photo, the dolphin keeper at the Ocean Park, Hong Kong was preparing for a presentation at the Ocean Theatre.

Ocean Park, Hong Kong

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