Sunday, 1 January 2017

Travel Photos Series#23-The Bird on the Stick

On the last day of Year 2016, I brought my family to Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve. Not many tourists know of this "secret hideout" which is surprisingly rich in wild life in our little country. We got to see many migratory birds which flown here from all over the globe to seek refuge from the harsh winter during this period of time.

I managed to capture this photo on this sea bird perching on the inserted sticks of the sea coastline, looking intensely into the water and waiting patiently for the right moment to strike for it's food. A research later revealed it is a Von Schrenck's bittern. Amazingly, it breeds in China and Siberia from March to July, and Japan from May to August and spends it's winter in South East Asia. In this case, it is in our humble Singapore.

I am pretty impressed by this little bird's determination and patience to being manage to make this far from where it is originated. We have much to learn from this little specie.

Last but not least, I like to wish everyone A Very Happy New Year 2017. May All Your Wishes Come True!

Photo taken on 31 Dec 2016.

Sunday, 27 November 2016

Travel Photos Series#22-The Street of Gion, Kyoto

The cobbled streets and alleys of Gion destrict were lit up in the night by big red lanterns. We came with the intent to catch a glimpse of Geisha who entertained in the Japanese teahouses (Ochaya).

Well-preserved traditional wooden machiya merchant houses could be easily spotted here and we had a sumptuous dinner in one of them which served One Michelin Star Unadon (Eel rice). This is one of the star destinations in Kyoto. Japan and not many would leave this place disappointed.

Photo taken on 28 Nov 2015.

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Travel Photos Series#21-Sunset at Torrey Pines Gliderport

I was away on business trip at San Diego, USA recently and was introduced to this amazing place by my colleague. Located on the cliffs above Black's beach, the Torrey Pines Gliderport is a paradise for paragliders displaying their paragliding skills with help of the strong, cooling wind.

The cliffs overlooked the majestic Pacific Ocean and we were lucky enough to witness the amazing sunset on that day. I did not bring my DSLR camera but managed to capture the amazing scenes in my I-phone.

Photo taken on 2 October 2016.