Thursday, March 24, 2011

Reflections

The best part was when I went around taking pictures at Changi Village and I saw the white parrot pruning a tree. It was the first time I ever saw a white parrot and it was an amazing experience. The white parrot was pruning the tree which was an uncommon sight. It was fun to look at the white parrot flying around and breaking the trees’ branches.
Some challenges I faced was that while I was videoing, I had to answer some calls and I had trouble traveling to certain places as I was not very sure of the exact location. Also, some of my pictures came out a little blur and there were some interruptions in the picture taking. My hands were also unsteady when taking some videos.
I would try to take better quality videos and pictures if I could try again. I would also try to take pictures of the flea market at Changi Village.


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The Map

Changi Village

In the past, there are two rows of shops with zinc roofs which are replaced by low rise HDB flats. There also used to be a cinema which is now a bus terminal. There are also some shops and a flea market. A Village Spa is also set up a nice short relaxation. Changi Jetty Point and Changi Beach are also just in the vacinity.

Here are some pictures and videos:













video

If you are lucky, you can get a chance to see this white parrot which was pruning trees.

video


NEWater

NEWater was built at first to reduce amounts of water imported from malaysia, increase the amount of water singapore has in case of emergency and to recycle water for daily use.
Now, most of the water recycled were sent to the factories and industries instead of homes.
The NEWater visitor's centre is open from 9am to 4pm and there are several guided tours around it.

Here are some pictures of NEWater:



















Changi Airport

Changi Airport was built because the government decided in 1975 to build a new airport at the eastern tip of the main island at Changi, at the existing site of Changi Air Base, where the new airport would be easily expandable through land reclamation. This happened because the current airport at that time, the Seletar Airport and Paya Lebar were located at places with  potential urban growth and so the government decided to built the new airport at a secluded area.
It started of with only 1 terminal until in 1990, the second terminal was opened and it attracted even more customers. Terminal 3 was then finally opened in 2008 which included a hotel and an area specially for shoppers.


Here are some pictures and videos of the Changi Airport.


















video


A Travelogue for Tourists and Our Future Generations (Part 1)

Part 1 of this project is to introduce tourists to three locations which are worth to visit in the eastern side of Singapore.

The three places are:
-Changi Airport
-NEWater
-Changi Village

Regarding this blog

This blog is for a e-learning project by Jonathan Tan Wui Heong (13) of S1-09.