Sunday, February 14, 2010

Green HDB corridors

It was good to have a long weekend holiday, though I dread the Chinese New Year visits. Luckily it wasn’t that painful and I in fact my mood got slightly better after the visitations.

At one of the stops, I marvelled at how my godfather cultivate his corridor garden. A huge Aloe vera stand beside a fence of passion fruit (Passiflora sp.) plant.

He extended, at the request of his neighbours, the vines of the passion fruit over to other units.

Lots of passion fruits were covered to prevent the birds from eating. Pity no ripe ones to try out.


But they prepared some Aloe vera pulp with Logan drink for us. Interesting~

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Hypopyra sp.

Another short issue of the moths which I took last time…

This picture was taken about 4 or 5 years back when I was still schooling. I usually hide at my community centre’s study room to revise for my tests or exams at that time and will just explore around the vicinity when my boredom has reached its peak.

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Hypopyra sp.
Family: Noctuidae
Subfamily: Catocalinae

Roger said that this moth will be Hypopyra vespertilio if the hind wings are red but H. ossigera if yellow.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Punggol Rooftop Gardens

I went on a biking trip yesterday to cycle around the rooftop gardens in Punggol. If I am not wrong, most of the entire town is arranged in the concept of high rise residential flats surrounding a multi-storey carpark with a rooftop garden on top, which serves as a neighbourhood garden to the residents.

How do you go there? Just step in the lift and click the button which will lead you to a corridor linking directly to the carpark garden.

And wala! I love the spaciousness of this garden. Basically every edge can serve as a comfortable seat.

I went to the opposite block to take this picture. Seems like this is a good way to really compact the limited area which we have. In case you are curious, this is Block 101 Carpark.

This is another skyrise garden with a different theme. There is even a playground. This is Blk 196 carpark.

Is this considered a rooftop garden? A multi-storey carpark going underground with a garden on top.

When I was walking around the next raised garden, it really seems as if this is at ground level. There are even rooms exactly beside it, providing an awesome view. However those situated below it kinda suck because they should be shadowed by this structure. This if I did not remember wrongly is Blk 174 carpark.

Another short-coming is that many parts of this park have cracks popping out, which makes it kinda scary walking over it.

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