Avillion Admiral Cove @ Port Dickson

Tuesday, May 22, 2012 0 comments
Avillion Admiral Marina with the blue blue skies

Flower Lamp on a sunny day

Sunset moment marks the end of the day...

Lamp Post Sunset

Cresent Above Lamp Post....
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Sohpia's Wedding & Bridemaids

Monday, January 9, 2012 0 comments
The most important person for the day...

Sue Ann: Happy moments while waiting for time to torture the groom...

Jeane: Looking forward her future in marriage...
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Chinese Bridal Bed Settling

Friday, December 30, 2011 1 comments

Double Happiness (simplified Chinese: 双喜; traditional Chinese: 雙喜; pinyin: shuāngxǐ; sometimes translated as Double Joy or Double Happy) is a Chinese ornamental design commonly used as a decoration. It is a ligature "囍" composed of two Chinese characters 喜 (xǐ, 'joy'), compressed to assume the square shape of a standard Chinese character (much like a real character may consist of two parts), and often modified in various ways. The shuāngxǐ motif often appears on decorative items associated with Chinese New Year celebrations and weddings, the latter of the two is often found all over the wedding ceremony, as well as on gift items given to the bride and groom. The color of the character is usually red, occasionally black.

A few days before the wedding, the bride's family send dowry to the groom's family, or the couple's new home nowadays. Dowry is mostly composed of daily necessities for the new home, such as bedding, linen and dining set, etc.  This is an opportunity for the bride's family to display their love for their daughter as well as their wealth. The groom's family will invite a respected female relative or friend to "set the bridal bed" at the new home.  In some part of China in the old days, a unmarried young boy will be invited to sleep in the bridal bed the night before the wedding to bring fertility to the newlyweds.

Write up: Courtesy of Wikipedia & China Bridal
Photo by Sidney Toh
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Manly Island, Sydney

Wednesday, December 28, 2011 0 comments

Manly is a suburb of northern Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Manly is located 17 kilometres north-east of the Sydney central business district and is the administrative centre of the local government area of Manly Council, in the Northern Beaches region. 

For 150 years Manly Wharf has been the gateway to Manly. The first Manly Wharf was a fifty foot pier built on the present site, and it has been in continuous use as a ferry wharf ever since. Every year over 6 million commuters travel across Sydney Harbour on the scenic ferry or jet cat, passing through Manly Wharf on their way to and from work.

Buildings at Manly, NSW facing the sea

The road heading towards Manly Wharf

Manly Beach is a beach situated in Sydney's Northern Beaches, Australia. From north to south, the three main sections are Queenscliff, North Steyne, and South Steyne. Within walking distance of Manly Beach along the oceanway is Fairy Bower and Shelley Beach. There are shops, restaurants, night clubs, and dive bars in town. The beach was named by Capt. Arthur Phillip for the indigenous people living there. He wrote about them, "Their confidence and manly behaviour made me give the name of Manly Cove to this place". 

Write up: Courtesy of Wikipedia
Photo by Sidney Toh
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Sunset on Christmas Day 2011

Sunday, December 25, 2011 0 comments

Amazing sunset on Christmas Day 2011 captured from Kelana D'Putera Condo

The sun slowly setting down and prepare for the night

There gone the sun...Christmas will end soon

Photo by Sidney Toh

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Sydney Vicinity

Friday, December 23, 2011 7 comments

The Sydney Opera House is a multi-venue performing arts centre in the Australian city of Sydney. It was conceived and largely built by Danish architect Jørn Utzon, finally opening in 1973 after a long gestation starting with his competition-winning design in 1957. The Sydney Opera House is situated on Bennelong Point in Sydney Harbour, close to the Sydney Harbour Bridge. It sits at the northeastern tip of the Sydney central business district (the CBD), surrounded on three sides by the harbour (Sydney Cove and Farm Cove) and neighboured by the Royal Botanic Gardens.

Circular Quay is a location in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. It is located on the northern edge of the Sydney central business district on Sydney Cove, between Bennelong Point and The Rocks. It is part of the local government area of the City of Sydney.

The Sydney Harbour Bridge is a steel through arch bridge across Sydney Harbour that carries rail, vehicular, bicycle and pedestrian traffic between the Sydney central business district (CBD) and the North Shore. The dramatic view of the bridge, the harbour, and the nearby Sydney Opera House is an iconic image of both Sydney and Australia. The bridge is nicknamed "The Coathanger" because of its arch-based design.

Write up: Courtesy of Wikipedia
Photo by Sidney Toh
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