Photo Adventures with Curiosity and Learning

August 9, 2007:Singapore National Day

This was a fun evening. With the ANZA group, we had dinner and watched the fireworks from the Cheng Ho. Cheng Ho, we discovered during our adventure to Melaka, played a critical role in the development of Chinese trade via water routes. I took a few videos of the waterfront and then some video segments of the fireworks. Taking photos from a rocking boat is an adventure in itself, and then post processing the images to remove motion artifact is an even more interesting challenge.
With Craig and Dee Ann, we started from Queenstown MRT about 4:45 thinking the MRT would be the best way to get there. Well when we got to the platform, the MRT was wall-to-wall (literally) people. Three of us managed to fit at one entrance while I ran to another entrance and barely made it. Then changing at Outram and to Harbor Front and ANZA

The Cheng Ho - our dinner table and viewing platform for the evening

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The dining room -

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Part of Harbor Front

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From the top deck of the Cheng Ho

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Looking back at the loading docks

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Our sister Cheng Ho

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A view of Harbor Front as we left

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And a small cable stay bridge (of course). Why of course? Visit Building the Ravenel Bridge to find out

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Above, the Singapore flag was part of an aerial parade

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Another view

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The Cheng Ho

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and more of the flying flag

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The flag over the harbor

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Now there is not much light and the rocking boat makes for slightly blurred photos

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And Singapore at night

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The videos of the fireworks are above - here are a few frames

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See you next year

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C. Frank Starmer