Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Satellite photos of Cape Peninsula and Cape Town

And I will end my journey with almost one week in fabulous Cape Town - the Table Mountain and the legendary Cape of Good Hope - here's the Google satellite photos of Cape Peninsula and Cape Town.

Victoria Falls - I will be there!

In mid-July, I will find myself at Victoria Falls - here's the Google satellite photos - one of the world's greatest waterfalls... the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Satellite map of Ilha de Mozambique

The famous isle, Ilha de Mozambique, once an important Portuguese fortress and landmark in the history of world exploration.  Today a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  Will be there in one month's time.

The world's greatest sand dunes at Sossusvlei, Namibia in 2 weeks' time!

Google's satellite map of the world's greatest sand dunes at Sossusvlei, Namibia: I will be there in 2 weeks' time! So excited!

Monday, May 30, 2011

New Word Order: Tan Wee Cheng

New Word Order: Tan Wee Cheng
Friday, June 3 · 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Living Room (Level 2), The Arts House, 1 Old Parliament Lane
Stir up your wanderlust at this insightful session of New Word Order, where travel writer Tan Wee Cheng will share with the audience about who and what inspires his travels and writings. 

He will chat about what he seeks through his travels and his works, as well as how writing has influenced the way he travels and vice versa. Also, find out all about the challenges of writing while on the road, as Wee Cheng lets you in on some of his most unusual travel observations and experiences over the past decade.

Date: Friday, June 3, 2011
Time: 7.30pm – 9pm
Venue: Living Room (Level 2), The Arts House, 1 Old Parliament Lane
Admission: Free

Bio: Tan Wee Cheng is a self-professed travel junkie who has been to 196 countries and territories over the last two decades. He is listed in the 2008 Book of Singapore Records as the most well-travelled Singaporean. He is also the author of several books about his travels: The Greenland Seal Hunter (2004), Hot Spots and Dodgy Places (2009) and Exotic Lands and Dodgy Places (2010), published by Marshall Cavendish. 

Wee Cheng has worked in the financial sector and is currently a university lecturer. He has a weak spot for controversial places and a tendency to get into minor troubles, such as getting accosted by corrupt police in Bulgaria, Guinea, Mali, Togo, Kyrgyzstan and the rebel state of Transdniestria in Moldova. He has survived a road accident in Albania, floods in Ecuador, getting mugged in Jerusalem, St Peterburg and Bucharest, caught up in a riot in Burkina Faso and scuffling with a Cypriot gangster and Liberian ex-child soldiers. 

Friday, May 20, 2011

Salvador Dali @Art Science Museum


Tang Shipwreck @ Art Science Museum


Art Science Museum @ Marina Bay Sands


Southern Africa Journey 2011

Will embark on my 7-week Southern African journey on 11 June.  9 countries will be covered: South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Lesotho, Swaziland, Mozambique, Malawi, Zimbabwe and Zambia, which will bring my country/territory count across 200 to 205.

My route will be:
Johannesburg-Pretoria-Gabarone-Windhoek-Sossusvlei-Swakopmund-Damaraland-Windhoek-Maseru-Maputo-Nampula-Ilha de Mozambique-Nampula-Maputo-Mbabane-Lilongwe-Chipata-Lusaka-Livingstone-Chobe-Okavango-Victoria Falls-Hwange-Bulawayo-Matobo-Great Zimbabwe-Harare-Cape Town

11 June - 25 July 2011

Wish me luck!

Friday, May 13, 2011

Life in Melbourne by Juin Ee & Chin Yuen / Pushkar Festival by Dorothy

Juin Ee and Chin Yuen will be presenting "A Year in Melbourne: Two Geographers Question Their Sense of Place", while Dorothy will be presenting the month's Brief Moments "Pushkar Festival: Of Camels, Deserts & Stories in India".  

Date: 10th June 2011, Friday 730PM 
Venue: goldengoh's place at 464 east coast road

The closest MRT station is Eunos and then bus 155 (Bus 155 from Eunos is in front of Eunos MRT. Don't cross the road) or Kembangan and then a 1 to 1.5 km walk along the canal to East Coast Road.

Buses that stop almost in front are 10, 12, 14, 32, 40, 155.  Coming from town, get ready to get off after you see the Margarita's restaurant (on the right).  The bus stop is at the Nafa Kindergarten. The place is right across the road (i.e opposite Nafa kindergarten).  MOST RECOMMENDED.

A short walk away is Marine Parade Road with buses 13, 16, 31, 36, 43, 48, 55, 76, 135, 196, 197.  Coming from town, get off when you see the Marine Parade Neighbourhood Police.  There is a tiny path right behind the bus-stop.  Path is just 1-man wide next to a drain.  Follow it to get to St Patrick's Road and East Coast Road.
Bus 15 stops on nearby Telok Kurau Road.
Time:  Door opens at 7:30pm (for usual potluck, socialising, networking, etc),
presentation will start at 8:40 pm.
(For potluck just bring a small box of pastry or a packet of noodles enough for 3-4 people or a bottle or 2 of soft drinks). 


Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Moth, Feet & Light

At the final WP rally: Will the moth be crushed? Will it rush towards light? Or will the moth be consumed by fire instead?