Monday, June 20, 2016

Toshogu Shrine in Nikko, Japan

The Toshogu Shrine is a Shinto Shrine, located in the city of Nikko, Japan. The shrine is dedicated to Tokugawa Ieyasu, the founder of the Tokugawa shogunate, and was initially built in 1617 during the Edo period.

Monday, August 17, 2015

Monkeys and Hot Springs

In the Jigokudani (Hell Valley) Park, there are troops of wild Japanese macaque (also referred to as the snow monkeys) that love to bathe in the hot springs (called Onsen in Japanese) during winter to keep warm. This amazing natural sight is found near a town called Shibu, which is near Nagano in Japan.

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Hong Kong Yellow Umbrella

Scenes from the Yellow Umbrella incidents in Hong Kong, both in Mong Kok and Admiralty.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Supertrees at Gardens by the Bay

Gardens by the Bay is a park spanning 101 hectares of reclaimed land in central Singapore, adjacent to the Marina Reservoir. Gardens by the Bay is an integral part of a strategy by the Singapore government to transform Singapore from a "Garden City" to a "City in a Garden". The stated aim is to raise the quality of life by enhancing greenery and flora in the city.

The supertrees are tree-like structures that dominate the Gardens' landscape with heights that range between 25 m to 50 m. They are vertical gardens that perform a multitude of functions, which include planting, shading and working as environmental engines for the gardens.