Thursday, December 16, 2010

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Singapore!

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from Singapore to all of you who come to visit my blog.

If you don't celebrate Christmas and the 1 January New Year then I hope you will have a good break at this festive time where you might get time off work.

The pictures of this Christmas posting come from Orchard Road, the Oxford Street of Singapore. I hope you enjoy the Christmas lights on a tropical island with no snow!

This first picture is a new shopping centre called the ION.
It is a temple to the most famous western brands

Cartier and Armani being two
fine examples

A piece of Christmas cake for
those who know the name of
this instrument :)

Shoppers abound. It is one of
the national pastimes of
Singaporeans, which stimulates
the economy

This group of carol singers made up for their
lack of tonality with their smiles and

A Christian department store called Tangs has
a message, and particularly beautiful decorations

The lights on Orchard Road

Wisma Atria shopping mall which has
"Food Republic". A paradise of local
hawker food centre delights in a comfortable,
air-conditioned and hygienic environment

Admire the the lights and the car!

Christmas trees and a mime artist

Another shopping mall called
Ngee Ann City always has a
HUGE Christmas tree

Rather enchanting close-up
of the tree

This tree in Takashimaya, a Japanese
department store, is a teddy bear tree

These lovely characters are the mascots
of Takashimaya

Now, I won't be shopping for Christmas
presents at Gucci....

Finally I hope that you will have a Christmas
and a 2011 which is simply 'Two Good To Be True"

Come back in 2011 to see photos of Cambodia.

Sunday, December 05, 2010

Islands, Krabi, Thailand

Great to see you. Thanks for visiting my blog.

My previous posting was of Railay Beach, Krabi in Thailand. This is the second and last posting from that holiday. The photos are from a boat trip we took to go snorkelling and see a couple of the very beautiful islands nearby.

I hope you enjoy the shots. The places we saw were pretty amazing.

Come back for Christmas greetings in a couple of weeks!

This first shot is me all kitted up with essential
beach kit; hat, shades, camera and beer

On our way to the first island

Amazing lumps of rock dotted around the sea

Arriving at our first stop

Pretty photogenic place, don't you think
(emphasis on pretty!)

Talking of photogenic, my lovely wife, Daniela

Have you noticed the water!!!!!

No surfing here

The long shot

A selection of sea craft


Pretty as a postcard

It must be Monday, laundry day

Planning your next holiday yet?

Just to prove we were there!

Perhaps I'll buy one of those when I retire....

This island is called Chicken Island.
I wonder why.....

I was going to straighten this up.
but I think it adds to the interest

OK that's enough of all this beauty........

....time to go home to Singapore. See you again
one more time before Christmas