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The Onion-Shaped Dome of the Central Synagogue in New York

by Rosemarie John January 6, 2012

Designed by Henry Fernbach, the exterior of the Central Synagogue is dominated by two octagonal towers rising 122 feet that are meant to be reminiscences of Solomon’s Temple. The towers are topped with onion-shaped, green copper domes and has one large window accompanied by many smaller arched windows. The Central Synagogue is the oldest synagogue in continual usage in New […]

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One World Trade Center Basking in the Sun

by Rosemarie John January 6, 2012

Formerly known as the Freedom Tower, the 105-storey One World Trade Center will be America’s tallest building – and an indelible New York landmark. Located in lower Manhattan, the 2.6-million-square-foot building will soar above the city at 1,776 feet. Still under construction the tower’s steel currently remains at the 92nd floor (1,145 ft), while glass panels have reached the 69th […]

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A Balinese Perspective

by Rosemarie John December 17, 2011

As 2011 comes to an end, I reflect on the many places that I have travelled to. The one place that constantly comes to mind is the island of Bali. It’s one of those places that has permanently left an imprint in my heart. Though it is an island that has been tainted by extreme commercialization and a never-ending influx […]

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Postcard: NYC’s Beacon to the World

by Rosemarie John December 9, 2011

Located on the Upper West Side, on the edge of the Morningside and Harlem communities of New York City, the Riverside Church’s edifice is modeled after the 13th Century gothic cathedral in Chartres, France. It’s gothic tower stands as a beacon to the world!

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Views from the Sydney Tower Eye Observation Deck

by Rosemarie John November 7, 2011

Day or night, enjoy a bird’s eye view of the spectacular city of Sydney from the Sydney Tower Eye’s 360 degree panoramic visual exposure! Standing 250 metres (820 feet) above the city streets, Sydney Tower Eye’s Observation Deck is perfect for planning a day out around Sydney and understanding the intricate details of its cosmopolitan layout. With the Sydney Harbour Bridge to the […]

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Twilight Over Borobudur – The Sunrise Tour

by Rosemarie John November 4, 2011

Here I was on an ancient wonder  patiently waiting for the last hour or so for the sun to show itself. Trying to find the best spot to catch this mystical twilight was a very indecisive decision on my part. I was always moving from one spot to another thinking maybe… just maybe… I could get a better shot when […]

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A Creative Journey through Wishes & Dreams

by Rosemarie John November 3, 2011

By Rosemarie John – With a gifted hand and a huge heart, Gelyn Ong is a seven year old whose talent goes beyond words. Full of colour and life, Gelyn’s paintings adorns homes and organizations in Singapore as she donates her work to charity auctions, raising funds for humanitarian causes both on the island and abroad. Raising close to $100,000 […]

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The Wine Fiesta Singapore 2011

by Rosemarie John October 31, 2011

The island of Singapore is filled with events all year through and one of the many interesting events that took place is the Wine Fiesta Singapore 2011. Held from 28 to 30th October, The Straits Wine Company in partnership with the Development Bank of Singapore (DBS) showcased over 50 winemakers and over 200 wine selections. Taking place at the Custom’s […]

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Young Chefs Cook Up A Stir in Singapore

by Rosemarie John October 24, 2011

By Rosemarie John – With Singapore being a synonym for food-adventures these days, the island is booming in up and coming new and trendy restaurants. As more eating spaces appear, the demand for enthusiastic chefs increase each day. It isn’t a strange occurrence to find new eateries opening up every week on the island. Culinary schools have also found an […]

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Monkey Business in Thekkady, Kerala

by Rosemarie John October 21, 2011

Adorable but sometimes menacing macaques loiter just outside the Periyar Lake Boat Cruise entrance. Bold and unafraid of people, bags with food or any bag for that matter are their only targets. This macaque managed to snatch a bag containing drinks from a passer-by. Unfortunately with only one arm, it struggled to get the cap opened. With wit and ingenuity […]

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