Sunday, May 14, 2017

Woodlands Park Connector

Visited Woodlands Park Connector (via Woodlands Ave 12) right before the place is hoarded up for the construction of future Woodlands General Hospital.
Spotted Dove
Pair of Spotted dove taking the high vantage point on top of a lamp pole.
Purple heron
Part of the park connector is actually right on top of the hill slope just not far from Singapore Sports School. It is a nice sport to watch herons flying overhead out from Mandai to go for feeding.
swiftlets
 There are lots of swiftlets but I have no idea what species as they are quite small and fast.
Pink Neck Green Pigeon
 Saw a Pink Neck Green Pigeon among the green leaves.
Milky Stork
Also saw a Milky Stork also fly out from Mandai cross over to look for food.
Purple heron
 Quite many Purple heron that I saw today.
Rose Ring Parakeet

Rose Ring Parakeet
Not difficult to find this Rose Ring Parakeet if you know their diet. They like the fruits or rather the seed of Peacock flowers.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Caterpillars on Lotus Leaves

Butterflies/moth select only certain type of plant as their hostplant and it is different from species to species.
Caterpillar, Lotus leaf
I didn't realise that even lotus leaves is also hostplant for butterfly or moth!
Caterpillar, Lotus leaf
I believe this is the larvae of  Spodoptera litura. moth.
Caterpillar, Lotus leaf
 Closer look of the caterpillar.
Caterpillar, Lotus leaf, feeding
They feed on the lotus leaf and very destructive consider a pest in many country.

Friday, January 27, 2017

Jonker Walk of Malacca

Jonker Walk is one of the tourist attraction in Malacca or Melaka and open only during week end. Melaka is also one of the very popular week end destination among Singaporean.
Melaka, Malacca
Tourism is a booming industry in Malacca and the road are getting too congested during week end. With this bike sharing initiative, exploring Malacca is now getting easier.
Bike share Malacca
If you can't ride, just hire a beca or trishaw. This make good Instagram photo too even if is just a short distance.
Beca, Malacca
Chinese New Year is just around the corner and is the year of rooster according to Chinese calendar. This giant rooster mark the start of the famous Jonker Walk.
Jonker Walk
 The whole area is decorated with Chinese New Year theme.
Jonker Walk
This shop use the very cute cartoon to attract customers to step into their shop.
 If you are looking to buy souvenirs, this is the right place. From festive light,
 to T-Shirt
 and even Poke ball!
 is a good place to start your next Christmas present shopping.
 As with all night market, food is another must have. This is the new food corner that worth the stop.
 Long que is formed waiting to taste this local delicacy - popiah.
Popiah, Malacca
I order some satay (bbq chicken)
Satay, Malacca
The lantern are lighted up when the night falls and add the vibrancy of Jonker Walk.
 Is good to spend some time watching the cultural show while enjoying your favorite snacks.
As with many big cities around the world, Malacca was founded beside a river and this river was a major trade post during colonial time.
Malacca river
From a busy port to a quiet town and is now back to it's previous glory.