Saturday, March 29, 2008

Singapore Flyer - a moving experience at every turn

The Singapore Flyer finally opens to the public this month. This largest giant observation wheel has 28 capsules, each with room for 28 passengers. Each 16-tonne capsule is fully air-conditioned and UV-protected so that you get to enjoy the scenery in comfort. You get to ride to a height of 165m,about equivalent of a 42-storey building on the the Singapore Flyer. The observation wheel spans 150m across and offers visitors some of the best view in the region.

360 degree view from the Singapore Flyer - a height of 165m above sea-level.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

天壇, The Temple of Heaven

The temple of Heaven has an area of 273 hectares, surrounded by a wall of about 5.5 kilometres long. It was a sacred place used by the emperors of Ming and Qing dynasties to "worship the heaven" and "pray for harvest". It was built in 1420 (the 18th year under the reign of Emperor Yongle of the Ming Dynasty), originally named the temple of Heaven and Earth and subsequently named the Temple of Heaven. The Temple of Heaven was registered on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1998.

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Hajime-mashite (How do you do?)

O-genki desu-ka?
O-ai deki-te ureshii desu


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