Friday, August 31, 2018

Flower Dome paved in yellow with sunflower display

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By Gardens by the Bay, Asiaone, 31 August 2018


The 'Sunflower Surprise' where over 10,000 sunflowers of various shapes and sizes are on display at Gardens by the Bay's Flower Dome..

PHOTO: The "Sunflower Surprise" where over 10,000 sunflowers of various shapes and sizes are on display at Gardens by the Bay's Flower Dome..
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Join The Wonderful Wizard of Oz's heroine Dorothy and her faithful dog Toto on their journey to the Wizard's castle at Gardens by the Bay's Flower Dome.



The Wonderful Wizard of Oz's heroine Dorothy and her faithful dog Toto on their journey to the Wizard's castle at Gardens by the Bay's Flower Dome.
PHOTO: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz's heroine Dorothy and her faithful dog Toto on their journey to the Wizard's castle at Gardens by the Bay's Flower Dome.
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The magical adventure is reinterpreted as the "Sunflower Surprise" where over 10,000 sunflowers of various shapes and sizes are on display.

Along the way, the pair meet allies-turned-loyal friends Scarecrow, Tin Man, and Cowardly Lion.



Heroine Dorothy and her faithful dog Toto meet allies-turned-loyal friends Scarecrow, Tin Man, and Cowardly Lion,.along the way.
PHOTO: Heroine Dorothy and her faithful dog Toto meet allies-turned-loyal friends Scarecrow, Tin Man, and Cowardly Lion,.along the way.
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Visitors can look forward to seeing unusual sunflower varieties such as the fluffy 'Teddy Bear' and enormous 'Uniflorus Giganteus', which has blooms as large as a human's face.

"Sunflower Surprise" runs from 31 August to 21October 2018, 9am to 9pm.


By Gardens by the Bay, Asiaone, 31 August 2018


'SUNFLOWER SURPRISE' FLORAL DISPLAY (恋恋向日葵 Liàn liàn xiàng rì kuí)
PHOTO: SUNFLOWER SURPRISE” FLORAL DISPLAY (恋恋向日葵 Liàn liàn xiàng rì kuí)
The road to the Emerald City in the timeless tale of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is paved in yellow – and in the “Sunflower Surprise” floral display, this is creatively reinterpreted as a profusion of sunflowers. Amidst more than 10,000 sunflowers of various shapes and sizes, our heroine Dorothy and her faithful dog Toto find their way to the Wizard’s castle. Along the way, the pair meet allies-turned-loyal friends Scarecrow, Tin Man and Cowardly Lion. Enhancing the fantastical elements of this enduring story of friendship are unusual sunflower varieties such as the fluffy ‘Teddy Bear’, rich red ‘Earthwalker’ and enormous ‘Uniflorus Giganteus’, which has blooms as large as a human’s face.
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Get a free sunflower
PHOTO: We can pick up a Sunflower Surprise Garden Trail for more interesting information or join the daily “ASK Me!” tours by friendly Display Interpreters as they share fascinating botanical facts and anecdotes about the floral display.
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Sunflowers: Philippines

PHOTO: Sunflowers: Philippines
The Philippines is a hot country – both humid and dry. That’s why finding out that a sunflower farm has been thriving for years in Albay is quite a surprise. The field is magnificent when the big yellow flowers are in bloom and beaming back on the sun. Visitors are transported to a dreamland, and what more can be asked for when the Mayon Volcano is the backdrop of the vast field. It is picture perfect.
Picture posted by James Aquino on 26 April 2017
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Myrtle Sarrosa
PHOTO: Myrtle Sarrosa
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Reference
[1] Gardens by the Bay, Asiaone, Gardens by the Bay's Flower Dome paved in yellow with sunflower display, posted on 31 August 2018, http://www.asiaone.com/multimedia/gallery/gardens-bays-flower-dome-paved-yellow-sunflower-display

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Woman walking around in bikini bottoms sparks hot discussion in Sabah

Source Website: http://www.asiaone.com/malaysia/tourists-reminded-dress-decently-when-visiting-sabah
By Stephanie Lee, The Star/Asia News Network, Asiaone, 27 August 2018


Hot topic: Picture of the woman walking in bikini bottom in Kota Kinabalu city centre that went viral on social media.
PHOTO: Hot topic: Picture of the woman walking in bikini bottom in Kota Kinabalu city centre that went viral on social media.
PHOTO: Internet
Picture posted by Stephanie Lee, The Star/Asia News Network, Asiaone, 27 August 2018

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KOTA KINABALU - Tourists are reminded to dress and behave decently when visiting Sabah.

State Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister Christina Liew said Sabah always welcomes tourists to the state famous for its natural beauty but at the same time they should be mindful of what they wear.

She said she understood that visitors want to feel comfortable on holiday, but they should be aware of cultural sensitivities.

We hope tourists can understand this and not walk around in their underwear,” she said in response to the viral photo showing a woman wearing a pink long sleeve shirt and white bikini bottom in the city recently.

Liew said tour guides should remind their guests on the dos and don’ts in Sabah.

Some of the guidelines are pure common sense.

They are adults,” she said.

The photo of the woman near an eatery at the Asia City complex here had set tongues wagging, with people commenting on her attire on social media.

One man said: “Is Sabah really that hot?

I have to order another iced coffee after seeing her walk past.

Another jokingly responded by saying it was a trend to walk in panties under the hot sun.

Incidences of tourists dressing and acting inappropriately have been reported in the state in the past.

On June 27, two women tourists from China who danced disrespectfully on a fence in front of the city mosque were fined RM25 (S$8.30) each and escorted to the airport to return home.


Tourists have been temporarily barred from visiting the iconic City Mosque here following a viral video of two women acting inappropriately.
PHOTO: Tourists have been temporarily barred from visiting the iconic City Mosque here following a viral video of two women acting inappropriately.
PHOTO: The Star/Asia News Network
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On July 11, a video of a woman doing a handstand in the middle of the famous Gaya Street in downtown Kota Kinabalu and a photo of a scantily-clad woman doing the same in front of a mosque here have attracted criticism.


 Uproar over Chinese women seen doing handstands in Malaysian tourist street, mosque
PHOTO: Uproar over Chinese women seen doing handstands in Malaysian tourist street, mosque
KOTA KINABALU - A video of a woman doing a handstand in the middle of the famous Gaya Street in downtown Kota Kinabalu and a photo of a scantily clad woman doing the same in front of a mosque here have gone viral and attracted criticism.
Picture posted by The Star/Asia News Network on 12 July 2018

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By Stephanie Lee, The Star/Asia News Network, Asiaone, 27 August 2018


Barely-There Bikinis
PHOTO: Barely-There Bikinis
Although most of these photos are from the annual Silver Cash Invitational Bikini Contest in Hollywood, The
Scandalous Swimsuits are designed to Flaunt Nearly Everything You've Got. Even those who can must have courageous abilities to reveal themselves with these barely-there bikinis.
Picture posted by Tisah Tucknott on 07 May 2009 - Silver Cash Invitational Bikini Contest in Hollywood

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Barely-There Bikinis
PHOTO: Barely-There Bikinis
Most of these bikinis are just pieces of fabric that barely cover up areas where the sun doesn’t shine.
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 Barely-There Bikinis
Barely-There Bikinis
PHOTO: Barely-There Bikinis
It is always amazing how they squeezed themselves into their own personal barely-there bikini.
Picture posted by Tisah Tucknott on 07 May 2009 - Silver Cash Invitational Bikini Contest in Hollywood

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PHOTO: Barely-There Bikinis
The photo of the woman near an eatery at the Asia City complex here had set tongues wagging, with people commenting on her attire on social media. What can we do, when we willingly spring to attention at the slightest provocation. It has been known that superheroes also stumbled and succumbed under such tortuous threat. It is advisable for man to flee as the temptation is too powerful to overcome. Warning: Fake version can be even more disastrous.
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Sunisa Unyapo
PHOTO: Sunisa Unyapo
State Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister Christina Liew said Sabah always welcomes tourists to the state famous for its natural beauty but at the same time they should be mindful of what they wear. Ms Liew said tour guides should remind their guests on the dos and don’ts in Sabah.
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Sunisa Unyapo
PHOTO: Myrna Loy
What Makes Someone Attractive? August 2nd is the birth anniversary of one of the greatest screen actresses ever — Miss Myrna Loy. This is al black and white photograph taken of the Hollywood actress. There have been a few remarkable and unforgettable people. People who will always be recognized as essential to our culture — even far into the future. Myrna Loy honorary oscar photo was found on June 09 2016.
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Reference
[1] Stephanie Lee, The Star/Asia News Network, Asiaone, Woman walking around in bikini bottoms sparks hot discussion in Sabah, posted on 27 August 2018, http://www.asiaone.com/malaysia/tourists-reminded-dress-decently-when-visiting-sabah 

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Woman injured after encounter with wild boar in Punggol

PHOTO: A woman was injured by a wild boar in Punggol on Tuesday afternoon (Aug 28) near Punggol Secondary School.
PHOTO: Facebook/Tora Tora
Picture posted by Tee Zhuo, The Straits Time on 29 August 2018

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SINGAPORE - A woman was taken to hospital after she was injured by a wild boar in Punggol on Tuesday afternoon (Aug 28).

The incident happened near Punggol Secondary School. The school is located a few bus stops away from a forested area which is being cleared for development.

The Straits Times understands that the woman injured is an employee of the school, and that she suffered lacerations.

The wild boar was later found in a nearby executive condominium and was captured by staff from the Animal Concerns Research and Education Society (Acres).


The incident happened near Punggol Secondary School.
PHOTO: The incident happened near Punggol Secondary School.
Photo: The Straits Times
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The Singapore Civil Defence Force said that it responded to a call for medical assistance at around 5.15pm at 51 Edgefield Plains.

The woman in her 30s was taken to Khoo Teck Puat Hospital.

Mr Kalai Vanan, Acres' deputy chief executive, told ST that the society received a call at about 5pm from the Punggol area.

"To our knowledge, the boar subsequently entered a condominium where it found itself stranded," he said, adding that Acres responded to the case, and sedated and relocated the wild boar.

ST understands that the condominium is Waterbay executive condominium.


Waterbay executive condominium
PHOTO: Waterbay executive condominium
Photo: The Straits Times
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Mr Kalai also said that the wild boar was most likely from Lorong Halus. Lorong Halus is a wetland located along the eastern bank of Serangoon Reservoir.

While the reasons why the boar was roaming around an urban area are unknown, Mr Kalai said that development works might be to blame.

"Feeding by people may have had a part to play in causing the animal to venture out as well," he said.

Wild boar sightings in Punggol have become more common in recent years.

ST reported in August 2016 that sightings of the animals there had doubled to 24 from the previous year, according to data from the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority.

The authorities recommended that members of the public stay calm and move slowly away if they encounter a wild boar.

Do not approach or attempt to feed it. Keep a safe distance and do not corner or provoke the animal, for instance by using a flash while taking its picture.

Female wild boars are very protective of their young and can easily be provoked.

If you see adults with young piglets, leave them alone. These are potentially more dangerous because they may feel the need to defend their young.



David Attenborough's Wild City would have loved to capture footage of wild natural beasts of the jungles of Singapore.
PHOTO: David Attenborough's Wild City would have loved to capture footage of wild natural beasts of the jungles of Singapore.
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By Tee Zhuo, The Straits Time, 29 August 2018
This article was first published in The Straits Times. Permission required for reproduction.



Reference
[1] Tee Zhuo, The Straits Time, Woman injured and taken to hospital after encounter with wild boar in Punggol, posted on 29 August 2018, http://www.asiaone.com/singapore/woman-injured-and-taken-hospital-after-encounter-wild-boar-punggol