Friday, May 27, 2011

A Random Post on The Emu War and Wikipedia

The Emu War (which happened in Australia) neatly summarised in Wikipedia:

I took a few screen shots just in case someone cleans up the page. 

Although The Great Emu War in Australia was a travesty of sorts, I hope this reminds everyone not to always take what you read on Wikipedia as gospel.

P.S. Will post more pictures from my Art Science Museum visit when I can be bothered. Forgot to bring the portable hard drive today. I usually update my blog at work.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

The Arts Science Museum in Singapore (Dali)

Designed as a symbolic gesture of welcome to guests from across the globe, the lotus-inspired ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands looked and sounded like a spot worth visiting. Since the conference was at MBS, my colleague and I decided to head down to have a look at the results marrying art and science together.

Believe it or not, we forgot to take a shot of the building!

Took a picture of my ticket though

The Dali exhibition Exhibition consists of over 250 Dali artworks and  is divided into three themed areas - Femininity and SensualityReligion and Mythology and Dreams and Fantasy.

Femininity and Sensuality
Dali's works with all the symbolical items: Melted clock, Egg , Ants

The female form and its sensuality is featured in Dali’s artworks in this area.  

Religion And Mythology

Reflecting Dali’s tempestuous and ambiguous relationship with the Church, artworks in this area include renowned sculptures such as the Snail and the Angel, Adam and Eve and Vision of the Angel.

Dreams & Fantasy

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Words of wisdom

Dali has been fascinated with the subconscious mind as the true canvas for expression of personality.  This is translated through his sculptures such as Persistence of Memory and Dance of Time I.  Other works that refer to a life lived through dreams and distorted visions of reality include the alluring Alice in Wonderland and Spellbound, a huge 11 meter by 5 meter visually spectacular 1945 painting borne from Dali’s collaboration with Alfred Hitchcock.  Spellbound is the size of two double decker buses.

There was also the Van Gogh and Shipwrecked! exhibitions which were not as impressive - although I might post some pictures of them up just for memory's sake!

Anyway, here's the farewell picture we took from just outside the ASM.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

My whirlwind Stay in (Pan Pacific) Singapore

So before Bangkok, I was in Singapore for a conference.

Hotel stays in Singapore don't come by cheap, but at least with Pan Pacific Singapore you have the assurance that the room would be extremely comfortable and nothing short of luxurious even for the most basic of deluxe rooms. It was my first time here and although it was 3 nights, I'm glad to say it was a very pleasant stay indeed.

On my last day, I'd intended  to order some dishes from Hai Tien Lo, Pan Pac's famed Chinese restaurant, but being pressed for time I settled for comfort food - the quintessential beef burger.

The burger was quite sumptuous, actually. While dry on some parts, I appreciated the full-bodied beefiness of the patty and technique used in pounding the beef into just the right texture. The fries were thick, hot and crisp. I only wish I had some HP sauce with me to make the entire meal that little bit better.

Pan Pacific Hotels - The Ideal Luxurious Business Class Hotel

I'd just like to get off my chest how glad I am that the company I'm working in gave me my first taste of 5-star luxurious living during my recent trip

A shot of the concierge at Pan Pacific Bangkok

This is a shot I took from my last trip to a Pan Pacific hotel. I really enjoyed my stay there and even got a complimentary room upgrade because, apparently, I am now a Platinum member of sorts. This also allegedly allows me to book out at 3pm - which is great, because now I can squeeze in a morning meeting and luncheon before heading back to the hotel and rushing off to the Suvarnabhumi Airport. In case you didn't know, that is the official name of the main airport in Bangkok - which has drawn a lot of flak from locals and foreigners alike. You can see why though, it looks half-done and poorly planned.

Anyway, you can check out more on Pan Pacific Bangkok here:

Special deals for advance bookers

Hi everyone!

Check out some of the amazing rates on offer at Pan Pacific's website for advance bookers! I mean, seriously, living in a luxurious 5-star hotel from only USD100/night sounds great to me!