Weekly Photo Challenge: Cover Art

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I took this cover worthy photo at Charles de Gaulle Airport while walking to the gate. I call it the “Adrenaline Rush”, the excitement at the end of the tunnel.

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Penang: The Blue Mansion

Aside from the Pinang Peranakan Mansion at Church Street, The Blue Mansion or known as Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion is a must visit when you are in Penang. Cheong Fatt Tze was a prominent Chinese figure in the newly established Penang Straits Settlement in the 19th century. The Mansion’s construction began before the end of the 19th Century, and it was said that Cheong Fatt Tze had hoped to house nine generations of his descendants. The mansion was built by master craftsmen brought in especially from China and building materials were imported from as far away as Scotland, who used their skills to fashion the mansion with 38 rooms, 5 granite-paved courtyards, 7 staircases and 220 windows. The plot of land was chosen after heavy consultation with the era’s preeminent feng shui masters.

The distinctive blue colour mansion is easy to spot along Leith Street and was named one of the ‘ 10 Greatest Mansions in the World’ by Lonely Planet. The blue coat is the result of mixing lime with natural blue dye made from the Indigo plant.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Dreamy

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Dreamy Paris

Paris is enchanting almost everywhere and at any time. A lively cosmopolitan but undeniably French city.

Paris, Trocadéro

Gardens by the Bay: Indian Safari

Indian Safari

Gardens by the Bay goes to Indian Subcontinent leg as part of Gardens by the Bay Goes around the World series floral displays 2014. In conjunction of Deepavali, the Indian Safari Floral Display is set to wowed you through a grandeur botanical expedition.

Indian Safari

Recently, The Flower Dome hold a Guinness World Record for being the Largest Glass Greenhouse in the world!

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Nighttime

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Eiffel Tower by night. The beacon, sending out two light beams with a reach of 80 kilometres, is composed of 4 “marine” motorised projectors. They are operated by automatically piloted computer programs. Since their rotation sweep is 90°, they are synchronised to form a double beam in a cross that pivots around 360°.

Paris, Eiffel Tower

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Endurance

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Ruins of St. Paul's

Many will agree that the Chinese gaming city of Macau is awash in neon light.  Set aside, the Ruins of St. Paul’s is arguably Macau’s most famous landmark. Originally built in the 16th century, the complex of St. Paul’s College and the Cathedral of St. Paul burned down and was rebuilt multiple times before the third and final fire during a typhoon in 1835 left it beyond repair. All that remains are the iconic stone façade and the grand staircase leading up to it.

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Mid-Autumn Festival @ The Gardens 2014

Mid-Autumn Festival @ The Gardens 2014

Celebrate this year Mid-Autumn Festival at the Gardens by the Bay; Singapore’s largest lantern carnival with magical lantern light-ups and dazzling displays! It is bigger and brighter lantern showcase all over the Gardens. Do keep a look out for the majestic water lantern displays featuring Chinese themes.

The Ancient Chinese Palace

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