Friday, March 05, 2010

Day Off in a Foreign Land - PH

PhotoHunt theme : Foreign




It was the 3rd day of Chinese New Year and a public holiday. I had just finished visiting a temple when I saw this group of foreign workers standing on a hill, staring at the sky.


Curious, I climbed up the hill and found that they were watching a man flying his radio control airplane. In recent years, this hobby has gained in popularity in Singapore. It is fun to watch, but the thought of taking up this hobby did not cross my mind. :)


Later, while meeting my friends for dinner at the Bottle Tree Park, I came across several Japanese families enjoying their day off prawn fishing.

The foreigners have found ways to spend their day off in a foreign land. Both activities above are enjoyed by young and old alike, are rewarding, exhilarating, educational and addictive.

It sure beats going to the newly-opened, crowded casino on Sentosa Island. :D






First Commenter - Mei Teng

25 comments:

  1. Been ages since I last saw one of these remote controlled planes flying up in the sky.

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  2. As I read this post, I am reminded that healthy activities contribute to healthier minds. :)

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  3. Prawn fishing sounds more exciting to me. I have friends who love to go out to the Marina Green or the beach and fly their radio controlled planes. That never interested me. I'd rather be in a plane traveling somewhere :D

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  4. Well... that's an expensive hobby for me. I can't imagine how my friend could spend thousands on his radio cars. :P

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  5. You find photos of foreign in your native land. Great job.

    Take care.

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  6. Nice take on the theme. The world seems like a very small place when you see people from all over the world when you visit the park.

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  7. Interesting take on the theme! Also interesting to see that foreign clustering...

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  8. when I was studying in Terengganu yonks ago, I used to be ble to see those radio controlled airplanes flown by those working at the oil rig nearby at a beach nearby during their off days. It was fun, but I can't afford to have that hobby! :D

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  9. It sounds like fun! I've been eatting a lot of prawns (shrimp) latly. MMM!

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  10. So the foreigners came to you this time. lol. Good post ECL. Always fun and interesting here.

    Have a good weekend.

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  11. Marvelous photos. I always feel like I am visiting the country when I visit your Photo Hunt. :)

    My Photo Hunters is up. I hope you have some time to take a peek. Happy weekend!

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  12. Hi ECL,

    I love very much this post of yours as what we have taken to be commonplace, normal pastime can be really much appreciated and wondered upon by other foreigners who have lead a more modest life back home.

    As such, we Singaporeans should treasure the good and stable lives and amenities that we have and not to forget that these would not have been possible without the hard work of our ancestors.

    Last but not least, wish you a speedy recovery! I hope you are recuperating well as it is certainly not easy to go around daily errands on a wheelchair.

    Yours Sincerely,

    Singapore Short Stories

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  13. My son-in-law is a Doctor and he loves to get away and fly his RC planes. Great photos and perfect take on the theme.

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  14. we are seeing a lot of these here lately as well. i guess what was left behind back then can become popular again anytime soon. :) sorry for not dropping by any often, i had been so packed with work after chinese new year it is difficult to find time to drop by n comment. but i will come visit whenever i have the time, do bear with me! :)

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  15. ECL, sorry I haven't been by to visit in a while. Certainly some great REDs here! Hope all is well! Happy New Year! :)

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  16. There's lot of foreigners here in Singapore! everywhere we go, it's always crowded.

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  17. So good ah!? They got time to spend time staring at the sky. My hb works like crazy 7a-7p and hardly see the sky.....sigh...

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  18. Hi ECL, how is ur recovery process coming along? Hope ur getting better... and won be stuck in ur wheelchair for long yeah.. dropping off some hugs and thanks for having my ad on ur EC today! :)

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  19. Flying those airplanes are fun as long it is not mine. LOL :D I assume a few Ks are needed to maintain it right?

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  20. Lovely photos. Interesting take on the theme "foreign", that you could find foreign visiters right near where you live. The model airplanes would be something that would interest my 8 year old son.
    Hope you are well!
    Best wishes,
    Anna

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  21. I would love to fly one of those remote control air planes! Even better if the planes can shoot missiles! Haha!

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  22. Oh! But I want to go to the newly opened casino on Sentosa Island! : )

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  23. Finally, my wife and I flew our kites last Saturday at Marina Barrage!

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