Containers: Literally

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Sorry for the not so crisp image, it’s taken with my phone from behind the glass windows of one of the meeting rooms. Ports are a huge part of Singapore economy as Singapore imports/ exports tons of stuff from all over the world. Having worked with Port Singapore Authority for a few months I still cannot imagine how this Port manages to keep itself going day and night without any major goof ups.

Ports of Singapore

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-Trupti

Split-Second Story :The Haze

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haze in Singapore
haze1That smoke, fog thing you see in the back is haze in Singapore due to the neighbouring Indonesian island of Sumatra’s forest clearing fires. The fires were used to clear plantations. Visibility was very poor, we could smell smoke all the time and had to wear masks before going out. It lasted for more than a week and the air pollution index went to a record high. 0–50 is supposed to be good, but it went up to 401 last year. It affected the whole of Singapore, parts of Indonesia and Malaysia.

There was a lot of blame game, specifically people pressuring Indonesia to control the fires. But there were also a lot of people who blamed Singapore partially since some of the plantations were owned by Singaporean companies.

The haze is supposed to return this year during the dry season. Let’s hope it doesn’t affect anyone adversely.

This post is for the Split-Second Story challenge…

 

Weekly Photo Challenge: Spring

In India, there are only 3 seasons – summer, winter and rainy. These pictures were taken a couple of months back when I went for a visit to my father’s village.

These are pictures of onion flowers or shoots or whatever they are called.

 

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This Photograph is a response to the weekly Challenge by The Daily Post. Photo taken from Nokia Lumia 1520

Weekly Photo Challenge: On Top (Ancient Yu Yuan Garden)

It can be a feeling, a perspective, or a physical location — share a photo that says “On Top.”

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A White crane on top of an ancient structure. Everything has symbolism in China. White Crane is a symbol of longevity since it is believed to live very long. I was particularly enamored by this bird. It looks graceful and pretty perched on top of a structure against a bright blue sky.

This picture is from Ancient Yu Tuan Garden in Shanghai.

This Photograph is a response to the weekly Challenge by The Daily Post.