Thursday, March 24, 2011

My experience


This task was one that i have not done before. It was quite interesting when i was doing it. What i enjoyed most was taking pictures(The kites), in the night. I also enjoyed searching the net for information. When doing this task, problems i faced were that the pictures of the past of the places could not be found. I also did not have pictures of the past of the places so I had to search very hard to find the pictures of the past of the places. I also faced problems finding the information of the initial places I had in mind, so i had to change the locations. If I were given the opportunity to do it again, I would try to improve on the video part, as i did not have any videos of the places I did. I would also improve in the number and quality of the pictures

Boon Lay Bus Interchange

Boon Lay Bus Interchange began operations on 1 July 1990 with services that used to terminate at the former Jurong Bus Interchange at Jurong Port Rd and Jurong East Bus Interchange being re-routed to terminate there. That time, the Jurong West extension and Tuas Industrial area was still largely under development. As the both areas develop, more bus services were introduced and by the early 2000s, there were about 30 bus services terminating at the interchange.
That time, there used to be an empty land beside the former interchange. In 2006, the land where the former interchange sits at and the land beside it was sold together as a 'White site' to Prime Point Development Pte. Ltd. and soon the land where the former interchange sits at was acquired to construct the Jurong Point Extension.
From 18 June 2006 to 26 December 2009, the interchange had it operations temporarily next to Boon Lay MRT station, at a empty plot of land surrounded by Boon Lay Way and Jurong West Street 64 while the bus interchange was being rebuilt as part of the Jurong Point extension project
On 27 December 2009] , the interchange moved back to its original location and all operations (except for bus services 179, 179A and 199 which continued to operate at the temporary interchange till 7 May 2010) resumed at the re-constructed interchange located along Jurong West Central 3. Built over 20,000 square metres, it is Singapore's fourth air-conditioned bus interchange and the first along the East West MRT Line. In total, it has 60 bus bays and 31 boarding/alighting wheelchair accessible berths with 22 of them being end-on and 9 of them being sawtooth (6 for boarding and 3 for alighting). Together with Boon Lay MRT Station and Jurong Point, it is part of the Boon Lay Integrated Public Transport Hub.
Source:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boon_Lay_Bus_Interchange

Jurong Point

It is situated next to Boon Lay MRT Station and Boon Lay Bus Interchange. The shopping centre features more than 450 shops, making it the largest suburban mall in Singapore, a record previously held by VivoCity which had at least 335 shops.
Jurong Point first opened its doors on 5 December 1995 with 95 retailers including Courts, NTUC FairPrice, Kopitiam, Old Chang Kee and Soo Kee Jewellery, all of which were setting up shop within a mall environment for the first time and have not moved out since then.
There has been 2 expansions in jurong point. The first one was in 1998, an additional 150,000 square feet (14,000 m2) of space was successfully secured for the first extension of Jurong Point, which opened on 2 December 2000. Jurong Point was enlarged to 450,000 square feet (42,000 m2) in JP1 during this extension.
[from wikipedia] Jurong point after 1st expansion

Recently in 2008, it was further enlarged to 750,000 square feet (70,000 m2), with the addition of JP2, a new wing. After its 2nd expansion, it houses 10 thematic retail zones with additional anchors such as Yue Hwa Chinese Products, FairPrice Xtra and Harris Bookstore. With the addition of JP2, parking lots significantly increased from 415 to 1467. Shopping traffic at JP1 and JP2 total up to more than 3 million shoppers a month and crowded every weekend. In addition, a condominium, called "The Centris", was built at levels 5 to 16 of JP2 in the 2nd expansion. It has a total of 610 units, all of which are fully sold.
The old bus interchange has turned into the new extension building of Jurong Point. The new Boon Lay Bus Interchange is fully air-conditioned and has 60 bus bays with escalators linking from JP2 Level 3
[From wikipedia] the new building of jurong point

Jurong Central Park

Jurong Central Park is a new 8-ha regional park in the Jurong West area and is the first in Singapore to have life-sized board-game features in a park. Situated across the Boon Lay MRT Station, the park is accessible via the Jurong and Jurong West Park Connectors. The park is also located next to the Safra clubhouse in Jurong West.

The life-sized Snakes and Ladders playground and Ludo Garden were developed based on the traditional indoor children's board-games enjoyed by many internationally. Visitors can now enjoy the games outdoors using the dice tower built in the park for game play. The life-sized games were developed to add a new dimension to the play experience using greenery, sculpted terrains and various play equipment to fulfil diverse aspirations for play in Singapore.

[http://www.nparks.gov.sg/cms/index.php?option=com_visitorsguide&task=parks&id=68&Itemid=73]

It was completed in the first half of year 2008, and was previously a piece of empty land.
Its most attractive building is the clock tower situated at the side of the park.
[http://crookedturret.wordpress.com/2008/06/02/jurong-central-park/]
Over the years, this park also has slowly became a hotspot in jurong to fly kites. Many kite lovers come here to fly kites often. 

The tiny lights are the kites at night