Friday, 25 March 2011

Done by:

This blog is done by: Serene Fong, Matthew Wong and Zhang Yifan of S2-04

Thursday, 24 March 2011

The Scaled Map

The shape course of Singapore River

The currents in the water may change the shape at a very slow pace, which may only be seen after a prolonged period of time. There is also much litter in the Singapore River. This may clog up the plumbing system of the River. Thus, altering the shape of the River.

Activities along Singapore River

During the early days, the Singapore River was a place where traders would come to trade their goods, it was a business area. In the modern day, the Singapore River is a tourist attraction. There are many boats passing through at different intervals of the day. Along the river, there are many food stalls that sell local food, this is to allow tourists to have a taste of what we eat here in Singapore. Nowadays, the Singapore River is not only visited by tourists, it is also visited by schools. We saw a school there crowding around the statue of Sir Stamford Raffles. Their teaching was teaching them and explaining to them about the history of Singapore River.

Social, Cultural and Technological Changes (ACM)

Social Changes: Rice growing area developed into more sophisticated kingdo

ms and civilizations. The role of rice as the underpinning of social structures in Thailand, Laos and Cambodia is acknowledged by many ways by the people who live there. The ancient buildings of Cambodia document rice production in their reliefs.

Cultural Changes: The domestication of water buffalo and the development of irrigation systems. Farmers were allowed to extend the area of land they could cultivate and the time during the year that they could grow crops.

Technological Changes: Almost 80% of agricultural land of Laos is taken up with intensive rice cultivation, making it the centre of life for most of the population. In Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines, there is a rain-fed technique where areas of forests in uplands are cleared and farmed for several years before the farmers shift to a new location. Fertile volcanic soils and the "green revolution" of high yielding varieties, chemical fertilizers and pesticides and irrigation have led to becoming a major rice growing area.

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

ATTENTION! To all Elgins, here is your bridge!

Yes, to all Elgins, here is your bridge, white, curved and just plain tourist attractive. And guess what? It was the first bridge to link the Chinese to the Indians and it was before 1819, where Raffles set-foot on our tiny island called singapura. That posh guy couldn't pronounce that malay name, called it tosh and changed it into singapore, much to the Malays dismay(just kidding). Okay, lets get serious, the Elgin bridge was built and rebuilt three times! And the person it was named after was James Bruce! You cant find a single Elgin in that particular name, so it was plain weird. Well, I've got to go, until next time! :)

Its all about Marina bay sands(brief description only)

We set foot on Boat Quay, and in the distance was a giant structure resembling a ship, and hoisted by 3 building, one which is blocked by the trees. Its a building which most of the natives are chattering about, because it was one of the two casinos permitted by the singapore government and its called the Marina Bay Sands. What used to be a illegal thing now became legal, with people losing more than ten-thousands in there, singapore should expect a economical surge... But it is not just a casino, it is a package that comes with a hotel, restaurants, a mall and all that a foreign gambler could dream of. So...What are we waiting for? Get ready your money and lets...Oh wait, before we leave, I have to remind all Singaporeans including Permanent Residents are supposed to bring an extra S$100 with you cos they charge entrance fees(actually, its more of a entry levy). Foreigners, bring your passport along and lets gamble to your hearts content(careful of addiction though)!