The amazing James Cook University at Sims Drive

James Cook University Sims Drive Singapore

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Inspired bicycles feats

Hope to share these awesome inspired bicycles feats:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KlgKedQTw8Y

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Stunning 360 degrees views from the 40th storey HDB

Take a look at these amazing 360 degrees views from the 40th storey HDB. The spectacular sea view, Orchard Road and Shenton Way etc.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Renowned Italian artist Luisa Rabbia, had completed her artwork using my photo

http://www.luisarabbia.com/Under-the-same-sky-6.html,
Luisa Rabbia of Italy finally completed her artworks using my photo. Few months ago she emailed to me, requesting to use my photo for her artworks. Take a look at her interpretations in her works.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Building a library near the MRT

http://henryleongphoto.blogspot.com/
Recently I saw in the news that they are building a library near Clementi MRT so that more people can access to it. http://www.straitstimes.com/Breaking%2BNews/Singapore/Story/STIStory_431393.html

Reach had email me and asked me for suggestions, I had sent my suggestions about building more libraries near the MRT.

In my younger days, when I was primary 3 I used to go to the Community Club at Macpherson to borrow books to read. But only on Wednesday then the mobile library came and display the books.

Building a library near the MRT, so that poorer students can had easier and more more chances to access the libraries so that in future they can contribute to the societies.

Some years ago a MP had wrote to my wife, to ask her about community bonding. I reply on the behalf of my wife, about abuilding a 50 storey building with multi functional facilities for socialising at the MRT because the huge amount of people moving in between the MRT.

A multi functional building in progress near the Bouna Vista and One North MRT, with arts, commercial & cultural facilities, with 4 storey of basement like the Ion of Orchard Road. Both building were developed by Capitaland.

Possible it will be the place of hotbed innovations as it was near the One North, Biopolis or A-Star. It was linked to Labrador MRT which near the Labrador Park& beach.

Many people use the MRT so it make senses to build more facilities for people to exercise, acquire knowledge, display their artistic talent like busking, arts, create, innovate & music etc and give more opportunities to display their talents, for more people to access it.

Singapore largest private institutions MDIS was nearby the MRT and ACS International too was nearby so the need for state of art and special facilities for them to develop their talents are crucial.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

The stunning view from the top of the 40 storey HDB beside the Commonwealth MRT








The Singapore oldest estates The Queenstown Estate had since came a long way. It had been 40 over years since the government first built it. With many massive developments around the area presently.
Recently I went to the top of the building to find out more. Wow! the sea and city view were stunning and captivating (see photos) http://henryleongphoto.blogspot.com/2009/06/view-from-top-of-40-storey-hdb-beside.html from top of the 40th storey, recently completed HDB beside the Commonwealth MRT, with a spectacular rooftop garden. With the shift in HDB policy involving more private architects, will the HDB building flat as high as 100 storey one day, with the Singapore population growing to 6.5 million and limited space?
Those older buildings around the area will soon be demolished and give way to the taller HDB with modern high tech fittings and amenities. The area used to be a sleepy town, with many old folk staying around. The government is trying to rejunevate the area by building Singapore largest private school MDIS Queensway beside it, and building the $100 millions building and hostel beside it and planning to draw 25,000 students from around the world. (Click here)
The $15 billions Biopolis, Fusionpolis, One North, Media Center etc. It had drawn many top notch scientists to work there and had made many innovations under it's belta (Click here).
Efficient and intensified use of resources were needed to be considered to optimised the use of land. To draw talented artistes, creative & scientific community from around the world to work here, an ultra-modern state of art $700 millions arts, cultural, commercial & shopping building beside the junction of One-North and Bouna Vista MRT. (Click here). It was built beside the mrt to make easy access to everyone.
The old New Town Primary School which was vacated, wil be transform into a modern Heritage Centre beside the Commonwealth MRT and a high tech shopping and commercial building was built beside it http://www.data.com.sg/iProjectDetails.jsp?bldg=ONE%20COMMONWEALTH
The 40th storey HDB had attracted widespread attentions and popularity, with many times oversubscribed. It was built just beside the Commonwealth MRT. The ever popular Shieng Siong especially the live seafood and Koufu drawn huge crowd from other area.
The rooftop garden was beautiful and magnificent (see picture). Now it attracted many new expat and younger population came to stay in the area and continued to revitalise the area, bring diversified ideas.
Queenstown is the nearest HDB estate to Orchard Road. With many largest shoppings and development to be completed soon. Like Dempsey Hill Eatery & The state of art Ion.
(Click here)
See Photo



Labrador Park

The area is link to Labrador Park beach through the Circle Line MRT
The future of the area is exciting.

Monday, June 15, 2009

An interesting evening of photographic shootout with the flickr members

CC contacted me for a photographic sessions at the riverine, I agreed. CC and Soo Ching turned up first at The Central. Benda and Greg came later, Eric Lim joined at a brief moment.

After taking some photos Eric left. From The Central, we started taking photos at the Clark Quay area. The beautiful sun was setting. At that night the sunset was particularly beautiful. It turned out to be my most popular photo in Facebook. It is not often to get comments on your photos in Facebook.

Take a look at this stunning photo:
http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=69411&id=654436739&saved#/photo.php?pid=859871&id=654436739 and also on Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/henryleong/2947464655/.

We continued to the Boat Quay and continued our photographic sessions and exchanged some tips. My camera battery was flat so I left a bit early. They continued. What a fantastic and interesting night out with the Flickr members.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Saturday, May 30, 2009

The Labrador Park

Recently I went to the Labrador Park, it had made great changes since years ago, when I went there. Many facilities had been added. It used to be quite backward.

With the completion of the Labrador MRT, where access will be made easier and greater and more interesting development around it, will it rival the East Coast Park? Take a look at the stunning pictures.

http://henryleongphotography.blogspot.com/

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Wow! Various persons had requested to use my photos

Click on photos:

Renown Italian artist Luisa Rabbia used in her painting.

Featured in Nowpublic.com, by Manager Kaitlin Fontana in her article - The best cities of the world survey.

Featured in architectural author Pat Hartman's blog.

In 9.72 Radio DJ ReneeYe Yong Mei's Blog.

Featured in the website Photographytips.com.

In Singapore Press Holdings websites: Stomp - Singapore Seen. http://henryleongphotography.blogspot.com/

Monday, May 18, 2009

Wow! Italian artist use my photo for her work

A reply from Luisa of Italy:

Hello Henry,
i will certainly inform and send you a link to the
drawing, but I am not there, yet.
I just printed the long strip which includes your photo
and I am about starting the drawing.
Do not worry, I won't forget to keep you posted.
Thanks again!
Luisa



From:

lurabbia No real name given

Subject:

your photos and my drawings

Hello Leong,
congratulations for your photos!
My name is Luisa Rabbia, I am an Italian artist. I work with different media, especially with drawings and I am currently collecting images on line from Romania, Marocco and Torino. the idea is to mix those images and built a surreal landscape on which I can draw. (Why images from those three places? because the highest number of immigrants in Torino is from Morocco and Romania. The idea is to built a new landscape mixing the three different cultures together and to use it as a background for my drawings). While surfing on line I landed on your flickr web site and a couple of your images have caught my attention so I'd like to know if I could use some of them - crediting each photo with your name on the original photo in which I'll draw. I cannot attach here any pics to show you how the surreal landscape will look like, but you can check this link out:
www.luisarabbia.com/Travels-with-Isabella(1)-drawing.html
it shows you another project I developed same way, but using old images from China (the blue trees-roots are my drawings).
I would really appreciate if you could tell me your feeling about it, since I won't use your images without your permission, but I am also very excited about starting the project!
ps the image i am interested on is at this page:
www.flickr.com/photos/henryleong/401889806/
Best
Luisa

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Tuesday, April 14, 2009