Sunday, July 31, 2016


A goodbye to Underwater World at Sentosa! I visited it for the last time on 13 June with my mom. They are now permanently closed. I would say the official announcement that they were going to close came rather abruptly in the papers, around early june. Ticket prices were slashed to $9.00 which was the price in 1991 when they first opened. Usually it would be around $29.90 (I think) for an adult ticket which was rather pricey for a short attraction. I remembered when they first opened with fanfare and everyone was raving about it. I have visited this place 3-4 times in my entire life.

It was a very warm, bright day and the queue was snaking. Average queuing time was 45 mins.

 The closing announcement and a screenshot of the website if you can't quite read it.

One of the two pools where you can touch the starfishes and rays.

A nautilus.

The conveyor belt tunnel was packed, as seen from across the aquarium! Here I got my 'Undersea' scene setting on my camera so the colour balance was adjusted.

The actual colour would be something like this!

The Jelly Fish enclosure was also packed.

Crowded but still nice, everyone wanted their selfie. Since it was a hot day in a long outdoor queue I have to mention it was a bit stinky lol.

Huge fish got everyone's attention.

Under the belly of a giant ray!

Slow moving fishes so they came out sorta clear. Most of my photos were just a blur of activity lol.

I think the best way to enjoy this is a video (scroll below).

Clown fishes in a tubed tank were the only clear fishes I could capture. With that we left the crowd and back into the heat!

Here are two snapshots of the lovely view from the new Siloso Skywalk.

Commemorative pennies.

Sad for it to go but I guess rental and competition from S.E.A Aquarium and Universal Studios killed it.

A video I made.

Thursday, July 21, 2016


Finally a new digi stamp titled 'Baking Cookies'! Available at:

I have also made a quick video showing the inking process just for fun!

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These past few weeks have been busy and worrying, as my mother had been diagnosed with cancer and next week will be the results and more followup appointments and consultations, so I am occupied.

Not only that, the 'Seller beware!' warning has finally rang true for my other shop. I've always known this but seldom shipped overseas; but wow that was quick, considering my new shop is only a few months old and I don't even have 40 sales yet lol. The combination of overseas packages (note, tracking & signature confirmation included, but for some reason doesn't count for honest sellers) via USPS + Paypal pretty much mean scammers get keep your product on top of a sweet, sweet refund, postage included! On top of that I get to receive negative feedback for absolutely no reason. And a case opened against me in Etsy. And ruining my mood and wasting my time to respond with 'proof'. What a joke. Yes, I called Paypal twice. No help. No guaranteed seller protection or winning an appeal even if you can show proof of delivery. The rep just said yeah we know, next time use a different shipping carrier with online tracking all the way to their doorstep... like a courier. Um... sure, you mean ask the customer to pay $80-$100 shipping for a 10-buck earring? Wrap your head around that. I'll be clicking that 'Enable Direct Checkout' button sooo quick once it's available in my country, despite Direct Checkout glitching right now. You know I blame USPS for this mess-up more than Paypal. What good is paying more for registration if you don't bother to scan registered mail??

-Rant over

Thanks for bearing with me! I'll be posting some local visits including the now-closed Underwater World I went with my mom before she had the diagnosis. Also thanks to my great DT to help run my challenge blog!