Music Junkies! Kickstart your way with an original song! $5000 to be won for Eco Music Challenge 2013!

Eco music challenge is here again! If you haven’t heard of the eco music challenge, where have you been?! Eco music challenge is in their fourth year running, where individuals who are passionate about music are able to express their appreciation and support for this beautiful earth through their music through an original self-written song.

Win up to $5000 in cash and prizes and a chance to be featured in a exclusive album. But wait! that’s not all! You get to be mentored by the top names in the music scene – Dick Lee, Clement chow and more!

Inspire people around you through your song towards a cleaner, greener Singapore!  Dateline has been extended to 8 Sept 2013. Do visit http://nea.ecomusic.sg for more inspirations or visit my previous blog posts https://alwaysblend.wordpress.com/tag/eco-music-challenge-season-2/ to give you some ideas to write a good song.

Commemorating 50 years of Greening Singapore Music Video Featuring Big Bro & Dr Jia Jia and sung by Lorraine Tan

I am sharing this video as the intro was very interesting from Dr Jia Jia’s dialogue with his big bro. It is not easy to have 50 years of greening. In fact many places has celebrate 50years of anniversary such as National Park Board, Ngee Ann Polytechnic and Church of Singapore this year.

Hope people can save more trees and be more environmental friendly. Hope you enjoy this video and Lorraine Tan’s song.

Earth Hour Singapore: 23 March 2013 8.30pm

Do you want to do our part to save the Earth? Do take part in the challenges to pledge our love to save the environment.

By the way, have you notice some advertisements regarding I will if you will challenges? 

taken from http://earthhour.wwf.sg/iwiyw.php (an example of 2012 earth hour challenges)

Visit http://www.youtube.com/earthhour for more information and take part in the challenges if you are able to commit!

You can also visit the Earth Hour roadshows to find out how you can reduce your energy consumption, as well as sign up for Dance 2 Power Earth Hour! We will be at these locations at the following dates:

4 Mar – 10 Mar: 112 Katong, Wilkie Edge
8 Mar – 10 Mar: Bugis Junction
11 Mar – 16 Mar: One George Street, 20 Anson
15 Mar – 17 Mar: ION Orchard, Forum The Shopping Mall
16 Mar – 23 Mar: IKEA Alexandra
18 Mar – 22 Mar: Capital Tower, Six Battery Road
18 Mar – 24 Mar: Millenia Walk, The Star Vista
20 Mar – 20 Mar: DBS Asia Central (MBFC)
21 Mar – 21 Mar: DBS Asia Hub (Changi Business Park)
24 Mar – 30 Mar: Wisma Atria, DBS Asia Hub (Changi Business Park), Lot 1
I will attend 1 of the roadshows soon to learn more about how to reduce energy consumption.
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Here’s 1 of the Earth Hour event: Dance 2 Power Earth Hour!

Don’t miss the chance to participate in the first-of-its-kind, kinetic dance-out at Earth Hour! This event is to encourage participants to generate kinetic energy (by moving their bodies and feet), which will be used to power an outdoor film screening at the Earth Hour event!

Venue: The Float @ Marina Bay
Location: Click here for location map
Nearest MRT: Esplanade, Promenade or City Hall

Date: 23 March 2013, Saturday

Time: 4pm – 10.30pm

Look forward to an evening of celebration filled with exciting live performances, eco-carnival and witness the lights-off at 8.30pm on Singapore’s signature skyline!

Let’s spark our imagination about energy usage and its impact on our environment. So let your hair down, open your mind and put on your dancing shoes for Earth Hour! Register now!

For more information, visit http://earthhour.wwf.sg/event.php

_____________________________________________________________Hope everybody can do their part to save the environment to reduce global warming and el nino and el nina effects.

Here’s a video on how global warming affects us and other animals:

Panda craze is coming to River Safari & Singapore

Singaporeans are too excited for the public view of Kai Kai and Jia Jia at River Safari on 29 Nov 2012. Are you excited? I am sure most of us look forward to see them.

They will be one of the most attractive attractions in the River Safari, Singapore, as pandas are not frequently seen in many zoos around the world. Except for some zoos in Japan, US as well as China. I had seen pandas in Beijing Zoo. Pandas are adorable yet they are endangered species as pandas only eat particular species of bamboo as their food.

I hope people can do their part to save the pandas from being extinct. Visit www.panda.org (WWF) and save their habitat.

Of course, there will be other animals on exhibit as well. I cannot wait to visit River Safari in Singapore soon to say hello to Kai Kai and Jia Jia and many other beautiful animals too!

Clean & Green Singapore 2013

Clean and Green Singapore is back again. For Clean & Green Singapore 2013, it will be held at Gardens By the Bay (near Bayfront MRT station) from 3 –  4 Nov 2012 from 10am to 6pm.

Catch performances from NEA Eco Music Challenge winner – Super Nova for the theme song “The World Needs Help” and other finalists as well as Jack & Rai.

There will be prizes given out for quizzes, games & bring recyclable items to recycles. As well as interesting green tips. Eg. Bring water bottle to refill water!

Free shuttle bus from Marina Bay MRT station bus stop at every 30 min interval to Gardens By the Bay too. See you then!

WWF Singapore – OceanWorld screening at East Coast Park on 9 June 2012

Oceanworld

Image taken from http://www.wwf.sg/what_we_do/save_our_seas/celebrate_our_world_s_oceans/

WWF Singapore invites you to join us for the first public screening of OCEANWORLD! WWF want to share the beauty of our oceans so that more people will be inspired to take action to save our seas.

Date: Saturday 9 June 2012
Time: 6.30PM (Screening starts at 7.30PM)
Venue: East Coast Park, Dalbergia Green (click here for map)
How to get there:

  • Nearest MRT stations are Eunos, Kembangan and Bedok
  • Bus Service 401 from Bedok to East Coast Park Service Road. Services 16, 13, 196 to Marine Crescent or Marine Terrace and walk across the underpasses or overhead bridge. Services 15, 31, 36, 55, 76, 135, 196, 197 and 853 to Marine Parade Road (near Tao Nan School or the police post at Marine Parade Road).
  • Nearest carparks are C4 and D1.

It’s the weekends, so come along with your family members and friends. Come early to get a good spot and to check out the WWF booths to learn more about our marine conservation programme. Bring a picnic basket and mat to enjoy the sea breeze and sunset.

Make your picnic an ocean-friendly one. Make sure any seafood you bring is sustainable – here’s WWF Singapore Seafood Guide to help you along.

The event is free for all to attend.

Here’s the trailer of the movie:

Is not it beautiful? Hope you enjoy it.

My railway track walking adventures part VIII

Sorry for the lacking of updates as I was busy with my project and studies then.

Level Crossing at Sungei Kadut Road!

Welcome back to my railway track walking adventures part VIII (8). This part of the journey will be from 4th level crossing located near Sungei Kadut level crossing to Kranji area.

 reached 4th level crossing at Sungei Kadut Road after a long walk from Ten Mile Junction to Stagmont Ring Road to here along the canal area. It was not an easy walk though.

One of the most dangerous roads I even crossed in my life here. As this place is an industrial area.

Part of the remains of the level crossing dumped at the side of the railway track.

Signalling office for KTM staff.

An area of serenity after crossing the road.

Oh, the hut was the staff’s office area to rest.

Message from KTM train staff who stationed at Sungei Kadut road crossing on the door written in Bahasa Melayu (Malay Language).

Abandoned buildings near the KTM railway tracks…

Beautiful view … Walking along the way.

Approaching next (the 5th) level crossing real soon….

1842 – Structure of the concrete tunnel.

761.5KM away from Butterworth, Penang, Malaysia.

5th level crossing- demolishing. What a pity.

5th level Crossing area at Kranji Road = marks the end of the KTM from Tanjong Pagar to Kranji adventures

As I had no time to explore further up to Kampong Fatimah (old swampy kampong area) before reaching the new Woodlands Train Checkpoint. My walking adventures from Tanjong Pagar to Kranji area ended here as the pathway had to be closed for the removal of tracks.

Summary of my walking adventures (chorus from Nickelback’s photograph):

Every memory of looking out the back door,
I had the photo album spread out on my bedroom floor.
It’s hard to say it, time to say it,
Goodbye, goodbye.
Every memory of walking out the front door,
I found the photo of the friend (the place) that I was looking for.
It’s hard to say it, time to say it,
Goodbye, goodbye.

Shall stop my part VIII(8) of my KTM railway track walking adventures here. 

However, this won’t be the end of the railway track walking adventures as there is still part of the KTM railway tracks left behind from the old Jurong line in Singapore. I even spotted 1 canal bridge near German Centre along Jurong east area at AYE while I was on the bus. There’s some construction near part of the old railway tracks. Some of the railways tracks may be gone for good for Singapore development while some will still remain as part of Singapore history.

I also took buses past Ngee Ann Poly area regularly as I reminded me that the old Jurong line used to pass by the area near the Corona florist shop towards Sunset way direction. I wish to explore those areas when I am free. 

However due to the recent developments in Singapore, we may not be able to see much of the Jurong Line left in Singapore. It will be hard to see the old railway tracks as some of the tracks were either removed or covered up by grasses.

Beside the old Jurong line, there are KTM railway tracks in Peninsula Malaysia (of course not for walking). You can consider to visit Ipoh and/or KL Sentral train station/(s) You can consider taking a train from 1 area in Malaysia to another area. Do take note of the train timings. I was glad that I managed to take KTM train from Malaysia to Tanjong Pagar, Singapore. I may want to take KTM train to explore and enjoy the scenery area the tracks.

For my other parts of KTM railway track walking adventures, feel free to read them:

1. My KTM railway tracks walking adventures in Singapore part I (Summary of my journey)

2. My KTM railway tracks walking adventures in Singapore part II (from Silat Avenue near Spooner Road Depot to Alexandra Hospital)

3. My KTM Railway track walking adventures in Singapore part III (from Alexandra Hospital to Buona Vista)

4. My KTM Railway track walking adventures in Singapore part IV (from Buona Vista to Bukit Timah Station)

5. My KTM Railway track walking adventures in Singapore part V (from Bukit Timah Station to the Iron Truss Bridge near the Rail Mall)

6. My KTM Railway track walking adventures in Singapore part VI (from the Iron Truss Bridge near the Rail Mall to the 2nd Crossing near Ten Mile Junction)

7. My KTM Railway tracking walking adventures in Singapore part VII (from the 2nd Crossing near Ten Mile Junction to 4th level crossing at Sungei Kadut)

Stay tune for more updates!