James Cook University at Sims Drive

James Cook University Sims Drive Singapore

Saturday, December 31, 2011

How the Nobel Prizes influence the success and happiness of the Swedish people

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/country_profiles/1021823.stmhttp://www.sweden.se/eng/Home/Education/Research/Facts/The-Nobel-Prize/
Highly successful people usually started early in their life in their chosen field of endeavors. They are likely to have a influential figure as their models of success. The persons are likely to be their close relatives.

Bill Gates father is a banker. Warren Buffret father is a remisier. Maradona grandfather gave him a football as a present at his one year old birthday. Michel Platini's father built a football field model for him to practice his freekicks.

With the highly prestigious Nobel Prizes given to the carefully selected winners from around the world in 6 categories ( Physics, Chemistry, Physiology or Medicine, Literature and Peace awarded in Norway and Sweden) Each prize is worth US $1.5 million and there might be joint winners.

Children  look for role models to follow. With the regular broadcasting of the Nobel Prizes ceremony and the winners flying every year to collect their prizes in Sweden, which in turn inspire the many Swedish children to set aim to achieve the Nobel Prizes.

It not surprise that Sweden with a such a small population of only 9 million people able to produce many giants like Ikea, Volve & Scania etc http://swedishstartups.ning.com/forum/topic/show?id=2024928%3ATopic%3A9565

Sweden produced many major inventions: http://www.sverigeturism.se/smorgasbord/smorgasbord/industry/inventions/ 

A person may invent something, it take a innovator like Henry Ford or Steve Job to improve on it and make it a best seller.












Saturday, December 3, 2011

Should Singapore incentivise more factory make building materials?



Constructions entail noise pollutions and the requirement of technical manpower.

With dwindling birthrate and parents not so encouraging their children to go into the industry.

Will more incentives need to encourage the innovations and usage of factory make building materials?

What types of incentives need to overcome the future shortages of manpower? Which Singapore could face severe manpower crunch for the industries in the future.

Having been in the manufacturing industries for the better part of working life.

Factory make building materials could lower the cost and increase the efficiency of the buildings.

Any other suggestions?

http://www.ehow.com/facts_7552888_innovation-construction-technology.html




http://www.cif.org/innovation.php

Monday, October 3, 2011

Submitting my handsfree, one leg marathon cycling feat to the Guinness Book of World Record

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/East_Coast_Park

http://bicyclestunts.blogspot.com/2008/03/bicycle-stunts.html


In my younger days, I had cycled an inexpensive normal bicycle up and down East Coast Cycling Track up and down using only one leg and handsfree, from end to end 12 km in around 45 minutes, in  training seen by many people. And it was done with people cycling up and down the cycling track, which I am able to avoid knocking onto them. Using a single speed, fixed gear bike.

Hope that one of these days, I can find some officials to video record and verify it, to submit it to the Guinness Book of World Records.http://awesomefeat-henry.blogspot.com/2007/02/marathon-one-leg-handfree-cycling-feats.html

It will be against great odds if I am able to gain entry into Guinness Book of World Records?

Friday, September 2, 2011

Should Singapore set up the equivalents of Nobel Prizes to encourage innovations and inventions?

http://www.sverigeturism.se/smorgasbord/smorgasbord/industry/inventions/
http://www.si.se/English/Navigation/Current-projects2/Swedish-Innovations2/Swedish-Innovations/
Given the huge incentives and prestige of the Nobel Prizes which greatly enhanced the incentives to risk , innovates and invent. It will generate massive ideas and later leads to success?

At the present moment, Singapore is facing yet another recesssion.

In the earlier days, Singapore succeed due to low cost in manufacturing.

Now China and India have a huge, cheap and well educated workforce. It is difficult for Singapore to compete with them in regards to cheap manufacturing costs and labour.

As of the present moment, Singapore is heavily dependent on cheap foreign labour. This will further may create more social unrest, widen income gap and give Singapore a cheap image.

Scandinavia countries have some of the highest standard of living in the world. Should our country learn from them?

Their population is small but developed many innovations and inventions;
have world class companies like Ikea, Lego , Nokis & Volvo etc.
They depend little on cheap foreign labours and casinos.

Why can't Singapore set/follow good examples?

Singapore has $200 billions reserves.

Singapore can set up multi-million dollar prizes equivalents of Nobel prizes.

Honour and reward innovations and inventions more often, so that many more good ideas and patents can be produced to drive the economy.

This will also strengthen Culture and bring out the best of local talents.

It is able to pump huge amount of money into building more private schools with state of the art technology and research facilities as well as sports (sea, land, hard, soft) complex to draw more high value students from all over the world.

Kallang River Park has huge empty plots which can be used to build many new facilities.




Building a 88 stories high tech building or innovations and research near the MRT along the Kallang River

The building to be build to house multi functional facilities like  National Research Centre, activities for arts, music and cultures facilities & library.

Last a minister wrote to my wife getting a PR, asking ideas for community bonding which i replied it on her behalf.

Important consideration for community bonding is easy access, so that they can drop by conveniently.

The 88 stories to have residential, hotel, office and shops house in the same building to provide all in one amenities?

With ten stories of underground facilities like carparks, securities equipments and facilties etc?

With renewable and green energy building. Beside it the Kallang River can generate renewable energy

The $1.5 billion stadium beside it will draw huge tourists because it is the only one in the world to showcase Singapore innovations with the 88 stories building, with it award winning state of art technology and massive seasport facilties.

Building a high tech sports school, to training sports man and invite top coaches around the world to come

We can also pump huge amount of money to employ more teachers. Build more private and local schools. Build schools with new educational systems, cutting edge research and facilities to draw top innovative staff as well as true foreign talent.

Start a tourism research centre,
study how to draw higher spending tourists and make them staying longer.
Invest billions of dollars in training tourism staff as well as upgrading tourist spots.

Create more Eco-friendly solutions that help, can influence other countries and heal mother earth.

Build facilities that emphasis on healthy living. Research on how to live longer and healthier instead of building more hospitals and focusing on curing diseases which will create and manifest more diseases.

Reduce dependency on casino gradually.
Casino creates social problems such as broken families, loan sharks, gangsters, suicides, chickens running around etc.,

Cheap labour produces negative effects as well.

By doing so, Singapore will set a good example for the world to follow, help heal the planet, bring in positive vibrations, generate income and revamp it's economy as well.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Photos copyright

Image theft
http://www.singapore.thinkexpats.com/places/56-trips-round-town/628-explore-singapore-on-the-quick#disqus_thread
http://www.eventphotos.com.au/news/image-theft-is-a-crime/
 
This website using my photo without my permission, even I wrote a few emails to them: http://www.bionaturally.net/2010/07/11-taman-atap-yang-menakjubkan-dari.html#axzz1ryFNpfIM

I had numerous of my photos published in various medias. Some with my permissions, some without my permissions.

Some asked my permissions and attributed to me.

As long as my photos are use for non commerical purposes and credit to me, I will allowed it to be used.

Some I wrote to them they refused to reply me, some took down the photos.

I has been taking photos for more then 30 years and was a printer for more then 5 years.

Below is an interesting article of photo theft of Flickr member William Cho published by TODAY newspaper.

Interesting article on image theft:
http://www.eventphotos.com.au/news/image-theft-is-a-crime/


http://www.todayonline.com/Singapore/EDC110630-0000043/He-posted-picture-on-Flickr-and-it-turned-up-in-a-magazine-,,,

THOSE PERSONS WHO USE MY PHOTOS FOR COMMERCIAL PURPOSES, KINDLY PAY ME.

My photo that appeared in at least 50 websites:

Lynzabel Lee

My most copied photo:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/henryleong/2684287324/

Topping the search engine:
http://www.google.com/search?q=biopolis&hl=en&client=firefox-a&hs=Gwi&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&prmd=ivns&source=lnms&tbm=isch&ei=DK4RTripNs7LrQeI-KSIBA&sa=X&oi=mode_link&ct=mode&cd=2&ved=0CAgQ_AUoAQ&biw=1045&bih=457


Image theft

http://www.healthcentral.com/depression/cf/slideshows/7-ways-to-make-the-concrete-jungle-greener#slide=4


https://www.flickr.com/photos/henryleong/4548498722/in/photostream/
http://www.worldette.com/ignite-your-travel-life/travel/2011/stopover-in-singapore/

The Singapore Biopolis - (A*STAR) One-North

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Kallang MRT and the surrounding the area


The 100 sq ft retail mall at the junction of Kallang Rd and Lavendar Rd, more then double the retails space of Sport Hub nearby:  http://aperia.com.sg/

New University at Sims Drive:  http://www.straitstimes.com/news/singapore/education/story/james-cook-university-singapore-get-bigger-campus-sims-drive-20140805
Photos of retail and entertainment beside the sports hubhttp://www.colling-ips.com/project-detail.php?id=22
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Downtown_MRT_Line
Spectacular Rising Sun of Kallang River, Singapore


Kallang MRT slated to be the next highly sought after area. With many developments planned.

Like shopping, entertainment and seasport centres etc. Two big plots of empty land beside it, are waiting to be developed

A new MRT line to criss cross Kallang MRT station was planned.

Nearby Geylang 44 condo slated to be built soon and low lying houses were demolished. Many shops were upgrading to attract the middle class residents

Government to pump in a massive $500 millions to upgrade the parks, canals and around the area.

Every day many students from all over Singapore comes to the Kallang River to practice various forms of seasport.

A new award winning, state of art $2 billions Singapore Sports Hub front by seasport facilities shopping and entertaining centre, is under construction beside the Kallang River.

The Marina Sands Integrated Resort is quite near the area. And the billions dollar Garden By the Bay.

Many old shophouses beside the main road were upgraded, with eye catching colourful lights and signboards, more are on the way.

Geylang is one of Singapore favourite eateries, which attracted huge crowds from all over Singapore and tourists.

Many contractors come to  Geylang source for tools and equipments. Quite a number of interior design shops spring up.

Every day many foreign students come to study at the nearby private school (SHINES)


It was bustling with 24 hours eateries and shops.

With the massive development of turning old houses into condo, Geylang could one day with the most condos in Singapore

The Kallang Bahru MRT: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kallang_Bahru_MRT_Station

Map of Kallang MRT: http://www.streetdirectory.com/asia_travel/travel/travel_id_5918/travel_site_48215/?x=103.87146031894&y=1.3115864818418&l=13

The changes
  • More than 4,000 private homes withwaterfront views west of Kallang River.
  • Office, hotel, retail and entertainmentspace.
  • Hotel cluster with some 3,000 rooms.
  • Old Kallang Airport conserved, sold and adapted to new uses.
  • Promenade along Kallang River andRochor Canal to be upgraded.
  • Kallang Riverside Park to the west ofKallang River will be upgraded withabeachside lagoon.
  • Integrated second-storey linkway from Kallang MRT station to the new Sports Hub, with shops lining the way.
  • Sports Hub will have new National Stadium, Aquatic & Water Leisure Centre, Multi-Purpose Indoor Arena, the Singapore Indoor Stadium.http://www.architekturezt.com/the-singapore-sports-hub-in-kallang-singapore/
  • A new 55,000-capacity National Stadium with a retractable roof and comfort cooling for spectators;
  • A 3,000-capacity indoor Aquatic Centre complete with leisure facilities, expandable to 6,000-capacity for specific events that meets world tournament standards;
  • A 3,000-capacity Multi-purpose Indoor Arena which will be scalable, modular and flexible in layout;
  • A Water Sports Centre to enhance sports offerings in the Kallang Basin
  • 41,000 sq m of commercial space for leisure, shopping and dining activities
  • A Sports Information and Resource Centre (SIRC), comprising a library, a museum and an exhibition centre
  • Sports Promenade and Community Facilities
  • The existing 12,000-capacity Singapore Indoor Stadium featuring an exciting line-up of vibrant entertainment
  • It is only a 10 minutes walk from Geylang Bahru MRT station to Kallang MRT Station and Lorong 1 Geylang Bus Terminal



      Thursday, June 9, 2011

      The spectacular beautiful Norway


      The Nobel Prize has a spectacular and encouraging influence on the people of Norway. Norway enjoy the highest standard of living in the world. And arguably the most beautiful country in the world. 

      With a small population and the with the spirit of innovations incalulated in every levels of the society.

      Old beautiful houses built hundreds of  years ago, were in harmony and in complemented with the new one and were very colourful.


      Many beautiful parks were built around it.


      Norway has a long seafaring history. With their master  craftmen, building stunning beautiful boats.


      Below is  the photo of the stunning beautiful Bergen. Click to enlarge it.
      More Scandinavia photos here:
      http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.148060971914484.42086.100001317471058

      Saturday, June 4, 2011

      Nevha Canal Copenhagen river cruise

      The last day of my tour, drawn some interesting conclusions.
      The day is free and easy. To go on the boat ride to see the coastline of Copenhagen. We need to take a cab, which  I need to find 4 persons or take the Mass Rapid Transit.
      I went downstair the hotel, hope to figure out how to take the Mass Rapid Transit to the city centre.
      Fortunately I found 4 persons, they asked me to follow them to take the train to the city, we decided to go for the river cruise.
      The mass rapid transit is fully automatic. Can use only credit cards or buy a paper card ticket from the nearby convenient store. No staff were stationed at the entrance.
      It was Friday morning the train was not very crowded. When reached the city, we got to walk around another ten minutes to the starting point of the river cruise. On our way we saw the innovative transparent houses, the back  of The Little Mermaid scupture, unused cannons,  rows of sailing boats at the both sides of the canals. I have always admires the Danish ways of innovations and designs.  The boat ride was around one hour journey.

      I was happy that I am able to take the river boat ride, which might not happened if I didn't met the four other persons. What a happy and fulfilling way to end my Scandinavian tour.

      Monday, March 28, 2011

      Recording and submitting my cycling feat to the Guinness Book of World Record

      Hi

      When I was young I read the Guinness Book of World Records, I wishes to be in the Guinness Book of World Records.

      Years ago I used to cycle my bike(normal bicycle with no special modification) with only one leg, with or without people cycling up and down the cycling track of East Coast. And avoided knocking into people or bikes cycling up or down.

      I started cycling since very young. Everyday I needed to cycle a heavy loads of foods in a tricycle from my home to the footstall in at least half an hour. Which built my stamina and skills.

      My ability to maintenace and adjust the bike to it optimal condition is a crucial factor, so that as little effort need to pedal it

      I had mastered cycling with only one leg and handsfree in a single speed bicycle, like normally people cycle with 2 hands and 2 legs.

      I had mastered cycling the bicycle by controlling the speed and direction of the bicycles with my only leg, hip and shifting my body weight and hip to change the direction of the bicycle, without using another leg and 2 hands with colliding with people cycling up and down the cycle track.
      My record for cycled from one end of East Coast to another end, without break in around 45 minutes using only one leg and handsfree. I used to practice hours and hours there.

      Hope that one of these days someone can record it and submit to Guinness Book of World Records.
      Cycling handsfree, with only one leg around the football field and at the same time carry a bike
      Hope to find a second hand fixed gear one speed bike to do the stunt.

      Letter from Jackie Chan:

      From Medias & my life experiences

      Friday, March 4, 2011

      My amazing football juggling feat was featured in Sky Sport Football website

      My football juggling is featured in Skysportsfootball website: http://www.skysportsfootball.info/lastest-latest-football-news-news/

      Friday, February 25, 2011

      Amazing video interview with Lynzabel Lee and Vicky Yuan

      Interview with Lynzabel Lee and Vicky Yuan, look at this interesting video on Youtube.

      The interview with model and actress Lynzabel Lee and Vicky Yuan.

      Thursday, February 24, 2011

      Young children training to be Stuntmen?

      Take a look at these interesting pics, click to enlarge. Went pass a school, saw many children preparing to climb the poles with strings attached,  helmets and harnesses. The poles look like around 50 metres in height. Potentially the next Jackie Chan in the making?

      Saturday, February 19, 2011

      How the likes of Zoe Tay and Chew Chor Meng, came into pictures.

      In the 80s I felt that the Mediacorp  artistes, could improve further.

      I wrote a letter the then called Singapore Broadcasting Corporation (now Mediacorp) suggesting to them, why not hold  contests to draw more talents with good incentives and generous rewards.

      Sometimes later  SBC do hold regularly contests (Star Search) to bring out the talents, and later invited various international countries, which also produce the like of Jeff Wang from Taiwan.

      Maybe Mediacorp should draw furtherpotential high potential international talents like producers, scriptwriters and cameramen etc to come to Singapore, to produce international acclaimed/blockbuster films?  With more generous incentives? Another contest?

      Friday, February 18, 2011

      Wow! I received a letter from Jackie Chan

      My amazing feats was done years ago, as I had lost the tape. Fortunately Jackie Chan willing to verify my feats. 
      (Click on letter to enlarge it). 
      Some years ago Jackie Chan and the cameraman, came down to my house to record my cycling and freestyle soccer juggling feats.
      It was video recorded in 4 places in 2 days.
      At East Coast Park, my home downstairs, Woodsville Secondary School & beside National Stadium.
      Since it was some years ago. My VHS videotape recording was destroyed by moth.
      I had asked her from the master tape. She replied that it was erased and agreed to verify it in writing.
      https://picasaweb.google.com/8888.henry/MediasMyLifeExperiences#

      Friday, February 11, 2011

      Take a look at these amazing pics of a young lady fishing with her baby at Kallang River


      Sometimes she concentrated on her fishing, sometime she pacified her baby.

      Many people came to fish at the river, some used hooks, some used the nets.

      Some fishes up to a foot were caught.

      Kallang River used to have lots of rubbish flowing down.

      Now cleaners everyday collected the rubbish at the barriers, which were set up to block the rubbish from flowing down the river.

      Many students were seen enjoying various sea sports around it.

      People were jogging, cycling skating up and down the tracks.

      Families with children came to enjoy them with many activites beside the beaches

      There were hosts of activities like picnics, kayaking, sailing & fishing etc.

      Wednesday, February 9, 2011

      Met Dick Lee in my most incredible Annual General Meeting

      This is my most interesting AGM, what do you a think about, having a AGM in a dimly lit bar/club Movida. The type of setting where we could barely seen each other.

      Possibly the first in the world?

      Saw a friend who has many years experiences in the market, who regularly went to AGM, he lost his way finding the meeting. Directed him there. 

      My friend is the only person who asked questions, Dennis Foo answered him. http://events.insing.com/feature/dennis-foo-voice-of-experience/id-c86e0000

      Dick Lee the famous playwrite, composer, singer & actor was there, he didn't talk much. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dick_Lee

      Drank a few beer got a bit tipsy, which were served by waitress

      Saturday, February 5, 2011

      My photo was featured in America Website

      My photo was featured in this America sports website:
      http://football.sport4allsite.com/american-football-has-got-much-more-spotlight-of-the-world/
      http://www.youtube.com/user/leong111

      Tuesday, February 1, 2011

      Geylang, the next big thing?

      The captivating Kallang River Singapore
      Geylang is famous for its delicious food and sleazes.

      There many hardware shops.

      Many contractors come to buy tools and equipments from the area.

      There are many religious organisations/buildings around the area.

      Huge varieties of shops cater from different needs.

      With recent huge influx of tourists to the Integrated Resorts.

      Many buildings were torn down to make way for condos or private apartments. There are 44 condo slated for completed soon. It could be the 2nd grade Orchard Road with so many condo being built.

      It will fast become a middle class enclaves

      Savvy investors find the area value for money. With high rental yields.

      The area is relatively cheap compare to other area. With the expectation of more tourists coming to the sport hub and the integrated resorts nearby.

      There were many construction activities around it.

      A new sports hub $2 billion is in construction nearby to be completed by 2014.

      With new hotels and mass developments announced. Many shops are upgrading and renovating.

      The upgrading of Geylang River and later the Kallang River.

      Many interior design companies set up shops in the area.

      Everyday there were new signboards replaced and shops were upgraded and renovated in the area.

      More can be done to enhance it, to make it the next big tourist attractions?

      Could Geylang transform into the next big thing, maybe in term of drawing of tourists.

      The captivating Kallang River from 25th floors

      Click to enlarge photos

       

      Things started to change for the Kallang River when the government decided to clean up the river.

      Singapore longest river used to carry lots of rubbish from various small drains or streams up.

      Barriers/stoppers were made to block the rubbish, everyday the cleaners will remove the rubbish from the barriers.
      With the government decided put aside $500 millions to upgrade the river and the park.

      Fishes up to a foot can be seen caught.

      When the $1.5 billions sports  and swimming hub, will turn the river into shoppings, hotels and entertainment centres.

      With the massive development of parks, garden & observation centres around the river to enhances the living conditions and residences to enjoy the riverview. 

      Many students all over singapore come to enjoy and practice their sea sports skills

      Tuesday, January 25, 2011

      I was featured in the Sports webpage: Fans eye view

      http://picasaweb.google.com/8888.henry/MediasMyLifeExperiences#5566287799897890962

      http://test.fanseyeview.com/archives/156

      Monday, January 24, 2011

      Amazing hawker who fried kway teow(noodles) for 42 years in the same place


      Recently I went to see this hawker, is he still around.

      This man fried noodle at his stall for 42 years since the food stalls centre started at 1965.

      Everyday without fail, he would stand there from morning fried the noodle (Fried Kway Teow) till night.

      From dark hair, he fried the kway teow until his hair turned white.

      His dedication to his trade is unbelievable

      I heard that his wife was sick he got to take care of his wife.

      His son told me his father had retired. So his children took over. His father occasionally came to take a look.

      Will his children able do it for another 42 years?

      Photo at top second is his son which I asked about his father.

      Photo is the canal beside the food stall, which brought back many interesting memories.

      Friday, January 21, 2011

      How Bill Gates work

      http://money.cnn.com/2006/03/30/news/newsmakers/gates_howiwork_fortune/