Friday, September 28, 2012

See Food, Sea Food

When I travel abroad regardless of which country, one place that I like to visit is their market. One of the best way to know the day to day life of the country that we are visiting is to look at what the people are eating!!

Likewise, when my foreign friend visit me last week, instead of telling him what we like & what is our favourite food, I bring him to one of our wet market. Sea food is one of the main diet among the people in Singapore and can be found in the cooking of all races!  

In the olden days, sea food used to be the source for protein but now is more for the satisfaction of our taste bud.
 From flower crabs
 Mud crabs,
 and the more exotic White-spotted shovelnose ray
 More sharks
 and Barred garfish.
This stingray was huge!

As a diver myself, is sad that I don't get to see them in the ocean but here in the market...

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Last Winter at Bidadari?

Bidadari, a defunct cemetery at the junction of Upper Serangoon & Upper Aljunied Road and just next to Woodleigh MRT Station. Construction for this area will be commenced before end of this year. This was one of my favourite birding place during the migratory period from September to February for the last few years.

Sadly, all good things will come to an end. So as this beautiful small pocket of green place. If you have not been there or simply just want to have a look at this place before the massive construction start, go before is changed. I was there last week end for a walk & these are the animals that call it their home there. 

There are plan to create a regional park here to retain its hilly & lush landscape. Hopefully these animals will return after the housing construction.

There are a lots of migratory birds fly thousands of miles to get here every year from the north during winter to replenish &  stock up their energy before they return the next year. It will be good if these beauties will still visit here after this place was converted to housing area...