Brotzeit VivoCity

I went to VivoCity for photo shooting and window shopping. It was a hot afternoon on that day.

VivoCity Singapore

After shooting outdoor, I went to Brotzeit, a German beer bar and restaurant to have a drink.

This restaurant offers the world famous quality of German beers accompanied by authentic Bavarian cuisine in a chic and contemporary setting. The design of the restaurant features typical Bavarian elements in its use of wood, beer benches and tables. Besides that, the service offered is good. The bartenders and the waiters are friendly as well.

I took some shots around the restaurant while enjoying my drink there.

Brotzeit German Bier Bar and Restaurant

It's a great place for food and drinks. If you guys are interested, visit Brotzeit Website for more info and menu.

Photoset: Brotzeit VivoCity

Clarke Quay Singapore

"Next station, Clarke Quay..."

In MRT heading to Clarke Quay

Yes, another tourist spot in Singapore as well as one of the most happening places at night.

Featuring five blocks of restored warehouses, Clarke Quay is playing host to a colourful kaleidoscope of restaurants, wine bars, entertainment spots and retail shops. Besides that, it offers a quirky alternative to mainstream attractions, with second-hand and antique shops and restaurants with an amazing array of food and beverage options. In the evenings, dance clubs and pubs come alive with music from the 1960s to the present.

It's probably one of the places you'll never miss when visiting Singapore.

Night View of Clarke Quay from Singapore River

Around Clarke Quay

Singapore River Cruises

F1 Fever by Johnnie Walker
Guess which one is my signature...

The Clinic Bar & Restaurant

Photoset: Clarke Quay Singapore

Esplanade Theatre @ Marina Bay Singapore

Over the last long weekend, I went back Muar, Johor Bahru and Singapore. It has been a year I didn't visit Singapore. Compared to my secondary school time, I went there almost every school holiday.

One of the reasons I went to Singapore this time is to try out my newly bought Tokina 12-24mm f4 wide-angle lens. I went to a few places and tried to take landscape and cityscape shots with this lens. After all the tryouts, I would say I'm quite satisfied with its performance, built and photo quality. :-D

The Esplanade Theatre (Theatres on the Bay or 滨海艺术中心) is one of my target locations. Located at the waterfront land alongside Marina Bay near the mouth of the Singapore River, Esplanade Theatre is the centre for concerts, recitals and art performances. Its unique architectural design has been said to have an appearance similar to durian. So, we all casually refer to the Esplanade as "The Durian".

Esplanade Theatre with Singapore Flyer

Singapore Cityscape Night View from Marina Bay

Closer View of the Esplanade Theatre

Complete Fenced Track for F1 Night Race

Day View of the Esplanade Theatre

Photoset: Esplanade Singapore

Miniature Effect

I just tried to post-process one of my photos with Photoshop to create miniature effect. This creative perspective could be obtained by shooting using a tilt-shift lens to produce the mind-blowing depth of field.

However, there is another approach to achieve this miniature effect i.e. by manipulating the photo in Photoshop. This is the result I obtained...

Not bad, huh?! :-)

Penang Drum Performance

Penang Drum Performance was organized by the Penang State Tourism Development & Culture Exco yesterday, 12 September 2009 at the Esplanade. For the first time ever in Penang, drummers from ethnic Malay, Chinese and Indian were coming together to beat their way to the rhythm of the harmony.

The performance that night featured Malay drums, Chinese 24 Drums, Nathewaram & Thavil classical Indian drums and Banggra drums. However, I missed the Chinese 24 Drum performance which was presented at the beginning of the event as I reached there late.

Here are some of the photos taken...

Esplanade In Action: Penang Drum Performance

Nathewaram & Thavil Classical Indian Drum Performance

Kuda Kepang Dance

Malay Drum Performance

Banggra Drum & Dance

Photoset: Penang Drum Performance