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Underwater world March 11, 2009

Posted by asianpixmen in Miscellaneous, Nature, People, Places, Singapore.
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There are some big aquariums around the world. Melbourne has one, so has Kuala Lumpur. The one you are looking at is on Sentosa island, Singapore.

It’s a great place to bring the family. Nothing like sharks swimming overhead and giving you the jitters when you stare at their big jaws.

It is also an educational and informational experience too. Okay, let’s go swimming.


Natural splendour in the line of vision October 8, 2008

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Have you ever hung around the base of a tree and wonder what’s it’s all about? Trees, rocks, waterfalls, dead leaves and undergrowth all denote one thing – that life has a force that is unstoppable. Nothing can stop growth.

The tree you spied on in your teenage years now grows 30ft tall. The small bush that you used to run circles around in, is so big now that you are told snakes have been sighted on its branches.

Such is the luxuriant nature of trees, grass, leaves and trunks. It is a personal habit to hang around tall trees. I often wonder why am I so fascinated by the intricate patterns of leaves and the sunlight shining through them.

One fine day when you really have nothing better to do, you should park yourself under an impressive canopy of three branches and soad in the sight when your eyes are cast upwards.

Perhaps you will be able to see what I have already a glimpse of. And that is that the foliage that surrounds us also gives a certain energy to the enviornment which we constantly abused and misued.

  May one day, more of us will learn to appreciate the little green gifts that are laid out before us on the table of life.

Take Your Eyes For A Swim September 17, 2008

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There are sights and sounds in shopping complexes that sometimes are quite pleasant. There I was one fine Sunday morning at Amcorp Mall in Petaling Jaya.

Right at the entrance was this great aquarium with some sea creatures, including a handful of colourful fish swimming about. My eyes rested on these gentle inhabitants from the deep. My eyes went for a relaxing swim.

And I emerged much invigorated and refreshed. You will never know what you can find if you look further beyond your normal vision. Life’s like that. Things are sometimes too close to be observed. Relax and you will see much more.

Welcome to the mini waterworld September 14, 2008

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All little boys are interested in tiny, colourful fishes. But these days, these tiny ones are no longer cheap. That means, it doesn’t cost 10 sen each.

Back in those good old days, we used to collect them from rivers and streams. But that was in those days when it was safe for a small boy to wade in the river. These days, you really don’t want any small child to dip his feet in the heavily polluted waters.

But small fishes in pails do cost quite a bit after you have tallied up the total. Psychiatrists say it is therapeutic to stare at fishes in an aquarium. I prefer to go to see a show in the nearest cineplex.

Mother Nature smiles on Beach of Passionate Love September 8, 2008

Posted by asianpixmen in Culture, Food, Malaysia, Nature, People, Places.
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There was a time when the Moonlight Beach, otherwise known as Pantai Cahaya Bulan was known as the Beach of Passionate Love.

We shall not dwell on why the name of the beach was changed. Suffice to say, the authorities felt it didn’t want visitors to get the wrong idea.

Anyway, this beach is famous among visitors from outside the State of Kelantan and is fairly popular among local residents.  The east coast of Peninsular Malaysia is filled with white sand beaches and its beauty needs to be seen to be appreciated.

The Beach of Passionate Love has its heyday back about 30 years ago. Today, it is less publicised because foreign visitors tend to flock to the more remote areas when the prying eyes belong to the seagulls.

But if you are game for a respite that will ease your mind and borrow a few hours of endless relaxation, you may find this beach and rest your tired body on the soft, white sand, preferably under the shade of a big, frongs of a swaying coconut palm tree.