Saturday, June 30, 2007

Dragon Boat Competition Photos

Below are some photos that I took at last weekend's Inter-Schools dragon boat competition held at Bedok Reservoir.

Good camera, great weather, wonderful subjects, but ... sigh .... lousy camera man.

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11 comments:

Tom said...

Tom said...
Chun see, I remember being on a boat similar to the boats in your photographs I thing it was Ghangi beach, I like the dragon heads very colourful, the teenagers look if thay are enjoying then self. the back drop in your photo,I did not know there were so many highrise flats in Bedok I remember going to bedok corner at night for king prawns in red sauce, I still eat them, yum yum.

zen said...

Tom - King prawns in red sauce? It must be a special receipe of former years, hardly seen now. The only red sauce I know of is called 'hoi sin' sauce famous for 'dressing up' chee cheong fun, a common folk steamed-plain-white rice roll. There again (to be defensive) I am not a knowledeage guy in term eating foods. As for high-rise buildings, in time come it would be the main feature of this country, except maybe the out-lying islands. The govt is thinking big in raising the current population of 4m to 6.5m in the not too distant future. Would you like to join us? There are many vacancies.

Victor said...

Chun See, lousy cameraman? Eh, why so self-depreciating? You are only being humble because the photos are very well-taken.

Brian Mitchell said...

what strikes me from these photos (and they are not bad Chun See!) is the high rise flats and the neatness of everywhere now in Singapore, hardly an inch of ground that is not well kept. Well maybe ground maintenance has always been good around reservoirs, that is sometimes the case here in the UK, but when I look at the background of these photos it really brings home to me just how much Spore has changed.

Lam Chun See said...

I think the Bedok that Tom remembers is the old Bedok/East Coast Road area, just by the sea near the Bedok Camp. There used to be many seafood restaurants there.

For you information Tom, that section of the beach is totally gone. The shore line has moved further out because of land reclamation.

And of course during the sixties, there was no such thing as Bedok New Town with all the high rise apartments.

aiyah nonya said...

Nice pictures.

Tom said...

Tom said ...
How far is the the shore line, from old bedok /corner looking at the satellite map of Singapore it seems a long way chun see. Zen I may take a sentimantal journey to Singapore Idont know when may be soon Zen you said the Covt. is going to raise the pop.from 4m to 6-5m. I dont thing my wife Val would come out to stay in singapore she said the weather would be to hot.

Lam Chun See said...

From my street directory, it looks like only about 100 metres or so. But on the ground, it seems like much more to me.

Anyway, that whole stretch of coastline from Changi Airport to the Spore River is all reclaimed land. The East Coast Parkway which joins Changi Airport to town is built on reclaimed land.

And John can't quite seem to get used to the fact that everytime his plane lands in Spore, he is landing on the place where he used to swim as a kid.

Anyway, Tom. If you plan to visit Spore, pls let me know. I can bring you to see some of the old places that you can remember. Spore being such a small place, it's no problem at all if you have a car. But be prepared for a shock to see the tremendous change that has taken in just one generation. Which was what prompted me to start this blog in the first place.

Lam Chun See said...

Sorry Tom. It should be about 700 to 800 m. I have uploaded a scan of the street directory here for your reference.
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1428/715741044_dadf628e5e_b.jpg

The sharp bend is near the top of the sketch just to the right of Bedok Camp.

Tom said...

Tom said...
Thanks Chun see for the street directory. Singapore must have changed a lot over the years,Chun see When I do plan to come to Singapore,I will E mail.

Cool Insider said...

Ahhh... any photograph by a proud dad is always well shot. I am sure your son will appreciate it. ;)

I remember those days when I was a dragon boater in both the SAFSA team and NUS team. While I wasn't the star rower, I did enjoy those days of paddling as a team, where every sinew and muscle is in action to propel one's boat to victory.

My watery playground then was the Kallang River, which is still used for dragon boating quite often. There were two main areas for dragon boat races then. One was the Marina Bay area for bigger races, and the other was the Singapore River itself where we had the River Regatta. Of course, I was a lot leaner and meaner then... now I am just mean.. hehe