Saturday, January 29, 2011

Laoshan, Qingdao, Shandong province

Mt. Laoshan is located about 30 km from Qingdao, overlooking the Yellow Sea to the east. Over millions of years, Laoshan was formed out of the sea, with the highest peak, JuFeng, rising 1132 metres above sea level.

Laoshan is now a top scenic spot in China, yet it retains a certain feeling of relative quiet that is not commonly found in China nowadays. There are lots of walking trails to explore, but many of them requires a good level of fitness. Do give at least a day or two to explore the Laoshan scenic area.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Rex Theatre

Rex Theatre, a simplified Art Deco style building, completed in the 1940s. The area where it is located was given conservation status in 2008. The building itself underwent renovation and is now made up of three cinema halls screening the latest movies from Bollywood.

Address: MacKenzie Road, Singapore. Nearest MRT station: Little India

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Everything will be ok .... Central World, Bangkok

Another weekend break in Bangkok, a short flight away from Singapore.

This picture is taken on 3rd December 2010 outside Central World where reconstruction of a part of the mall is in progress. Arsonists burnt down a large segment of the complex during political riots in May 2010.

We share the wish that everything will be ok once again.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

A long tail for sale .... Sheung Wan, Hong Kong

We came across this butcher shop while roaming Sheung Wan. I like the fact that every part of the animal is for sale. Nothing is wasted.

Hong Kong remains one of my perennial favourite cities. There is much to explore, and plenty of interesting bits to unravel. Hope to be back there soon.