Day 161

Hello Singapore – feeling excited at Garden by the Bay, Marina Bay Sands.


Supertree grove at Gardens by the Bay.

Relaxing on the promenade at the side of Marina Bay, with the skyline of the finance and business district of Singapore in the background.


This sculpture was unveiled in August 2010 as part of Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games legacy. “Breathe” is a kinetic sculpture that captures wind by day and translates this energy into tiny lights at night, thus reminding us of the self-sustaining nature of our environment. Comprising three tree-like sculptures, with the tallest 10m in height, the “branches” of each tree are made up of olive leaf-shaped cups that represent the nations of the world. “Breathe” symbolises the peace and environmental consciousness shared by these nations and their united spirit for a truly sustainable global environment.


Photos from my time in Ko Samui – Tour of the island and other pictures (Part 1 of 2).


Early morning view from Ko Samui looking out across the water to neighbouring island.


Tourists making the most of the flat clear sea and  sandy beach on Ko Samui.


Looking across the beach and the sea towards properties nestled on the hillside.


Family enjoying the calm sea.


Small fishing boat moored off the coast.


Bridge across lake leading to Buddhist Pagoda at Wat Plai Laem Temple complex.


Large stone guardians at the gate leading to entrance of the Buddhist Pagoda.


Standing golden Buddha statue at the entrance to the Buddhist Pagoda.


Buddha statue inside pagoda surrounded by painted interior in bright traditional colours.


Side view of giant laughing or smiling Buddha at Wat Plai Laem Temple complex.


Sculpture of revered Buddhist Monk at Buddhist temple complex.


Painted bas-relief.


Small sculpture of someone eating.


Nagas on the handrails next to the steps leading into the Buddhist Temple.


Another view of the giant happy Buddha.


Giant Buddha foot imprint under a pagoda.


Toe imprint being used a chicken’s nest.

A cockerel on a stone under a tree in the shade from the sun.


Closer look at the nesting chicken.


Eighteen armed statue of Guanyin Avalokiteshvara (Goddess of Mercy and Compassion).


Small statue of Guanyin Avalokiteshvara adorned with floral offerings with a dragon sculpture backdrop and flanked by two guardians. In front of the small statue is an altar with a collection of Buddha statue, incense holder and offertory boxes.


View across the lake to a small residential properties.


Rear view of Guanyin Avalokiteshvara statue.


Giant happy Buddha.


A four armed Buddha statue at the base of the giant happy Buddha.


Ganesha elephant face statue under a roof supported by four decorative mirror tiled pillars.


Buddist Temple at Wat Plai Laem temple complex.


A three-headed eight armed avalokiteshvara statue.


Small pagoda with ornately decorated roof built on stilts above the lake at Wat Plai Laem Temple complex.


Golden mythical stone guardian on a pillar.


Boat on the lake at Wat Plai Laem Temple complex.


Visitors on the steps leading to giant golden Buddha at Wat Phra Yai Temple.


Giant golden Buddha at Wat Phra Yai Temple.


Seven headed naga adorned with floral garland offerings on the handrails next to the steps leading to the giant Buddha.


One of many bells in a line overlooking the sea at Wat Phra Yai Temple.


Small reclining Buddha statue at the base of the giant golden Buddha.


Closer look at the detail of giant golden Buddha.


Detail at the base of the giant Buddha.


Missed my smile ?


View from Wat Phra Yai Temple of the clear water with small white puffs of cloud in a blue sky overhead.


Tour of Ko Samui island and other pictures – Part 2 – can be found by clicking >here<.


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