Saturday, February 28, 2009

Kranji Dam and Parks

Location : Singapore, Kranji Way
Kranji Tidal Gate

There are a total of four Kranji Tidal Gate Towers in this Kranji Dam.

Whenever I visit Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve.
I would definetly stop by this place first for about an hour.
I find this a peaceful and beautiful place.
Not much has changed and I like it the way it is...unspolit.

The towers was there since my very first visit when I was just a child.
I didn't know what it was then and I didn't ask my parents either.
I just kept quiet and imagined it was some aeroplanes control tower or some towers that shoot down enemies...! LOL!
Now that I've become more sensible...heehee, these towers are actually tidal gates.
Kranji dam was built in 1976 to ensure no flooding at the Kranji freshwater reservoir during heavy downpours.
It will released excess water into the Johor Straits.

This is the Kranji Reservoir.
My favourite view!
I like standing there, just relaxing and enjoy the environment and air.
Enough to make it a good day!

Here's the roading leading in and out of the Sungei Buloh wetland reserve through Lim Chu Kang road.

Kranji Way Park
Along the Kranji tidal gates, you notice a park beside.
A nice place for a little stroll and picnics.
Quite often, you can see a ice-cream seller on motorbike outside the park.

A police post in Kranji park!
I'm not sure if it's still an operating one.
Took a peek inside, there was nobody.
Find it nice, have not seen it anywhere else, so I took a picture of it!

In the park, it provides a good views across the straits to Malaysia, JB.

Warning Sign in 4 different language :
Rapid Water Flow
Keep clear of the channel
when siren is sounded

Kranji Reservoir Fishing Ground 'B'

Ah... a fishing rule sign - it reads :

To maintain cleanliness and the quality of water in this reservoir, you
are reminded to use only fishing rods or lines with artificial baits.

For the safety and enjoyment of all visitors, we advise you :-
- to exercise due care and attention when casting your lines to avoid
casuing injuries to others.
- to help to keep the place clean by throwing all litters in the litter bins.
- not to use fly fishing tackles or fishing rods exceeding 2.7m (9ft).

Children under 12 years of age are to be accompanied at all times by
adults who shall be resonsible for their safety.

Activities that are disallowed are : -
- Using live baits for fishing.
- Using fishing nets, traps, spears or other fishing methods.
- Boating, swimming, bathing, washing or wading in the water.
- Camping, staking out, marking or reservation of places.
- Using of cooking stoves or setting open fire.

We wish to advise that PUB shall not be liable for any damage, loss,
injury or death incurred or sustained by any person in the designated fishing ground.

We wish you a pleasant day at out fishing ground.
Opening Hours : 7.00 am to 7.00 pm

This is fishing ground B.
I've missed the fishing A spot.
Will definetly go over there for my next visit.
I'll will be posting on Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve in the next one or two weeks time!

Monday, February 23, 2009

I've won an award!

A Let's be Friends Award.
Bestowed upon me and my blog by AV from "Things that Fizz and Stuff".
Don't forget to link back to the award donor.

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I am very happy to receive this "Let's be Friends" award.
This is my very first award!
I would also like to extend this award to 8 other wonderful bloggers whom have great and unique blogs.
They are :
1) Wildlife Alive
2) Creation on the Blade
3) Hope For Depression
4) My Life, My Hope, My Future...
5) Queer Chef
6) Reduce Footprints
7) Awesome Movie Sword Replica
8) Sol 3 News

Thursday, February 19, 2009

2 New Hermits

Updated Post on 19 February 2009(Night), 21 February 2009

These 2 are my new hermit crabs, Snowy and Bubbles.
All my previous 6 hermits died after keeping for about 9 months only.
I was quite sad then, so I gave up keeping them sometime last August 2008.
Clean up, packed up all the tank stuff and store it away.
But this afternoon, when I was at the aquarium shop, I saw these hermits again.'s still as cute, so I brought back 2 hermit crabs.
When I reached home, I immediately bathe them at the kitchen sink with de-chlorinated water.
Leaving them at the sink (above photo), while I set up their tank.

About an hour later, they were both introduced to their new home.
Done a basic setup with 1 fresh water and 1 salt water for them.
Plus put in some empty shells for them.
I'll need to find suitable sand and a coconut husk for them too.
I gave them some fish pellet foods and to my surprise, they ate very fast.
They must be very very hungry at the aquarium shop.

This is Snowy!

This is Bubbles!

Initially, they were quite afraid when I was snapping photos from them!
But after a little while, they eventually got used to this crazy owner never-ending photo taking! Hee...hee...

Taking a shade under the (fake) coconut tree!

Hours later, they both seems to settle down quite well.
When I pick them up, they did come out from their shell to look around.
Just hope they'll be happy and healthy!

Post Additions on 19 February 2009 (Night) :
I went over to the aquarium shop to pick up another little one!
Named this one "Summer" as it is rather active and it's body is slightly orange in colour!

Post Additions on 21 February 2009:
Another 2 hermit crabs are added today.
Now, they are all living together as a family of 5.
Sand and drift wood were also added to the tank.
Hope these 2 will able to settle down soon with their tankmates.
Below is photos of them freshly after bathing!

This hermit crab is call "Cola".

This one is named "Caramel". A very shy little one.

For all my Hermit crabs posts, please click here!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Thomas & Friends

Updated Post 5 March 2009, 7 April 2009, 1 May 2009, 9 December 2009

This is my first Thomas & Friends die-cast vehicles.
I used to read their stories when I was a kid.
But I can't seemed to find my storybooks now!
Chances of finding them is like zero as I've not seen them ever since I shifted house at age 12.
I wonder how many Thomas & Friends vehicles are there???
When was Thomas the train designed?
Who's who...etc.
When I find out more infos about Thomas and friends, I'll post them in this post.
So, if anyone do like Thomas and friends too, please do drop back on this post.

Thomas & Friends : Toby, Thomas, Percy
Theme : Steamies Gift Pack - Limited Metallic Engines
Make : Learning Curve
Year : 2008

Metallic Toby

Metallic Thomas and Metallic Percy

Here's also wishing you all who are visiting my blog now a very " HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!"
Hope you all have a wonderful day with your love ones, friends and family.

Post Additions on 5th March 2009:
Thomas & Friends - Bertie
Make : Ertl
Year : 1988
This carnival movie car contains 18 different slides from "Percy and the Carnival".
Slide the yellow side door to view different images.

Post Additions on 7 April 2009 :

Thomas & Friends - Bertie
Make : Ertl
Year : 1988

Thomas & Friends - Thomas Anniversary
Make : Ertl - Limited Edition
Year : 1995

Thomas & Friends - Henry
Make : Learning Curve
Year : 2008

Thomas & Friends - James
Make : Learning Curve
Year : 2008

Thomas & Friends - Harold
Make : Learning Curve
Year : 2008

Post Additions on 1 May 2009:

Thomas & Friends - Spencer
Make : Learning Curve
Year : 2008

Thomas & Friends - Wooden Metallic Blue Thomas
Make : Learning Curve
Theme : Celebrating 60 years Thomas
Year : 2005
Type : Wood

Thomas & Friends - Duncan
Make : Learning Curve
Year : 2008

Thomas & Friends - Thomas
Make : Learning Curve
Year : 2008

Thomas & Friends - Trevor
Make : Learning Curve
Year : 2008

Post Additions on 9 December 2009:

Thomas & Friends - Rheneas & the Dinosaur
Make : Learning Curve
Year : 2008

Thomas & Friends - Zoo Cars
Make : Learning Curve
Year : 2008

Thomas & Friends - Lady
Make : Learning Curve
Year : 2008