Thursday, July 27, 2006

Singapore Exchange to shut 'open outcry' trading facility .....

(Above pictures is taken on .... June 2006, Last day of TW Pit)
(Pictures taken with Nokia 6230)

SINGAPORE : There will be no more shouting or waving of hands in obscure signals from September when one of Asia's last traditional "open outcry" exchange trading facilities is closed in Singapore.

The Singapore Exchange said Tuesday its open outcry facility will shut at the close of business on Friday September 29 when all of the exchange's trades will be conducted electronically.

The 40 to 50 traders still working the floor have dealt in Euro-yen futures and options.

When they leave the pit they will continue their work from behind computer consoles, said Magdalyn Liew, a spokesman for the Exchange.

"There are still traditional hand signals" in the Singapore trading pit, Liew said.

In the open outcry system, traders stand in a pit to call out their offers, using hand signals to make themselves understood over the noise.

The chaos in the world's trading pits became an appropriate symbol of the cut and thrust of 20th century capitalism.

The Chicago Mercantile Exchange in the United States still uses open outcry trading providing a spectacle unmatched elsewhere, especially since trade has progressively moved onto computer systems since the 1980s.

Singapore's Exchange launched its electronic platform SGX Quest in August 2004.

"The closure of the open outcry trading facility marks the successful conclusion of the electronic migration campaign," a Singapore exchange statement said.

"This represents the way forward for us to enhance global participation and to build a more competitive and enduring marketplace," Hsieh Fu Hua, chief executive officer of the Singapore Exchange, said. - AFP/ch
Cut & paste from CNN (Pictures not included! Taken by photographer Tan)

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Singapore Fireworks Festival 2006 Press Release **:::..

The Singapore Fireworks Festival 2006, in conjunction with Singapore's41st National Day celebration, will be held at Marina Bay over a four-day period at 2100 hours each night.
Team Italy will debut at the festival on 5th August. Lead by choreographer Mr. Francesco Ambrico, their theme will be "Italian Forever", showcasing a loud, dynamic and passionate display. President Nathan will grace the event on this day.
Lead by Mr. Hery Ng, Team Singapore will present on 8th August to the theme "Colours and Festive", centered on our unique multi-racial harmonyties and the National Day Parade festive celebrations.
Another debutant, Team New Caledonia, lead by choreographer Mr. CharlesGermain will take stage on 11th August. Their theme "Nature andMystique" will showcase a tranquil display playing to the sights and sounds of Mother Nature.
Team France, back at the Singapore Fireworks Festival 2006 due to popular demand, will wrap up the festival on 12th August with "FranceEncore". Lead by Mr. Dominique Brezac, their act is a surprise to watchout for.
A national event in its third year running, the Singapore FireworksFestival 2006 will be a much grander and more spectacular affair. Over 9,000 rounds of fireworks and a greater variety of effects such as slow-fall lanterns with waterfalls and heart-shapes in dazzling shades of blue, orange and lime green are expected.
Each individually choreographed musical fireworks display, lasting 12 to15 minutes, will see bursts of water shells and parachutes shots that will travel up, down, across and onto the waters of Marina Bay, lighting up an area spanning 500 meters and filling the night sky with its breathtaking and stunning effects.
An estimated 350,000 people is expected at the event which is free. Popular viewing areas include the Padang, Esplanade Park, MarinaPromenade, Marina Centre, Marina South and Kallang Basin. Members of the public are advised to use public transport and not drive.
Singapore Fireworks Festival 2006 is organised and managed by UnUsUaL Group of Companies, in conjunction with Celebrate Singapore by Singapore Tourism Board and NDP 2006 Exco Committee. For enquires, please visit
Singapore Fireworks Festival 2006 at Marina Bay
Date/Day Time Team
5 August 2006, Saturday 2100 hours Team Italy
8 August 2006, Tuesday 2100 hours Team Singapore
11 August 2006, Friday 2100 hours Team New Caledonia
12 August 2006, Saturday 2100 hours Team France
*Popular viewing areas include the Padang, Esplanade Park, MarinaPromenade, Marina Centre, Marina South and Kallang

Tuesday, July 18, 2006


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Wednesday, July 12, 2006

S.H.E. - Ring Ring Ring MV ♬♬~
S.H.E - 觸電 ♬♬~

Saturday, July 01, 2006

Italy vs Ukraine

Last update!!! zzz~



Piz (before)
Give me tips!! 1/2 ball?? 1 ball??! how many balls????
Tell me!!!!!
So i can win back my money!!!!! Money money come~ =p

Germany w0n!!!!

yeah.... Germany win!! then i can wear my just-bought-it-last-week Germany T-shirt longer!! haaa... BUT!!! i lose $$$$$ leh.. not worth hor.. *sian* =.=