Monday, December 31, 2007

Starting Again....

The last school term has been very hectic and busy that i just wasn't able to spend as much time on this blog. Though I always had my camera with me, I just wasn't up to taking any shots. So I'm going to give this blog one more chance and hope that those who have been visiting before will me a chance as well.
HAPPY 2008!!!

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Finland - Poland Match (5)

One more last shot of the pre match warm up. Was too busy watching the match that I didn't take any shot when the match was happening.

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Finland - Poland Match (4)

Here is the goalkeeper for the Finnish Team.

Friday, September 14, 2007

Finland - Poland Match (3)

This is the Finnish team having their warm up session and greeting the spectators.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Finland - Poland Match (2)

The Polish team having their warm up before the start of the match. It was still about an hour before match time, that's why the stands are still empty.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Finland - Poland Match (1)

The match between Finland and Poland for the European Qualifications just ended in a draw, 0-0. This was taken an hour before the match started. The Polish supporters are seen gathered here.
This is the Olypmia Stadium in Helsinki.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Train tracks

Pasila train station is a stopover for all trains travelling to and from Helsinki. There are 9 tracks at this stop.

Monday, September 10, 2007

Still bright

The sun setting in Pasila at 7pm.

Saturday, September 8, 2007

Botttle and Can Return

Bottle and Can returning in Myyrmanni shopping centre ín Myyrmäki, Vantaa. The cost for returning them are as follows:
Pullot refers to bottles and the prices are indicated according to the size of the bottle.
Tölkit refers to cans.
Korit refers to cartons and they different prices for empty(tyhjä) and full(täysi) cartons.

Friday, September 7, 2007

Autumn is here...

Here are the first signs of autumn in Vantaa. The weather is getting colder and the trees are changing colour. The grass is still green though.

Thursday, September 6, 2007

In a line

People lining up in a queue on the right so that those who want to walk ahead can do so on the left.

Sad to say, this is something that is rarely seen in Singapore. We have signs telling people to keep to the left but they just occupy both sides and those wishing to pass in a hurry are never able to do so.

How is it in your own city/country? Do people give way?

Wednesday, September 5, 2007


A moose spotted at Kaisaniemi park near the central railway station in Helsinki.

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Wide Load is here!

Here you can see the curve where the long truck had difficulty making the turn.

Monday, September 3, 2007

Wide Load

This red van was accompanying a truck that was wide and long. The truck had some difficulty making the turn. So the driver from the red van had to get out and guide the truck in the turning. Find out how long the truck is in tomorrow's blog.
Notice the sign on the red van: 'Leveä Kuljetus' meaning Wide Transportation.

Sunday, September 2, 2007

Helsinki Week: Linnanmäki 6

A view of the city from the ferris wheel.

Saturday, September 1, 2007

Helsinki Week: Linnanmäki 4

Here's something for the light-hearted. Coffee-cup carousel. Just goes round and round.
p.s. Thanx keropok man of Singapore DP for his help in enlarging the pic.

Friday, August 31, 2007

Helsinki Week: Linnanmäki 3

This is called the Raketti. (Rocket) I tried this once, the first time I went to Linnanmäki and that was enough for me. It's scary when it just shoots up and then it comes down suddenly and hangs in the middle for a while.
As you can see, the legs are left dangling out. It is 60m in height and has a seating capacity for 12. The ride lasts 2.5s.

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Helsinki Week: Linnanmäki 2

Here's a view from the tower before. You can see the ferris wheel and the roller coaster.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Helsinki week, Linnanmäki 1

This is the Panoraama ride in Linnanmäki Amusement Park in Pasila, Helsinki. The park is very busy during the summer season. Though the weather has turned a bit chilly now, it is still open till mid September.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Helsinki Week, Pasilan linkkitorni

Pasilan linkkitorni (Pasila's linked tower) is a 146m high TV and radio tower in Pasila, Helsinki. It was built in 1983 and is Helsinki's tallest construction.
More photos and info in finnish here.

Monday, August 27, 2007

Helsinki Week, Metro

Something that is unique to Helsinki, is the subway line. They call it the metro here. The term train is used for the trains that actually run on railway tracks.

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Taxi anyone?

As in most airports, there is no problem finding a cab from Helsinki-Vantaa Airport.

Friday, August 24, 2007


Male German Shepherd. Well-behaved.
2 years old. Lost in Viherkuja on 17.8.
Inform possible sightings.
Dog lost in Martinlaakso area in Vantaa.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

In Helsinki

The first photo from Helsinki for this blog. This is Helia Campus in Pasila. Helia merged with another school last spring and is now known as Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences.
I start school next Monday but had to go down to school today to get some paperwork done. As you can see, it was a nice and sunny day. No jackets needed. :-)

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Berries Galore

Selling berries from this kind of stall is a summer activity here. At this stall, she is selling black currants, buckthorn berry juice, strawberries, plums, blueberries, raspberries , sweet peas and

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

New Beginnings

Hi all, I’m back in Vantaa. It was a wonderful 3 month holiday in Singapore. I had wanted to post some pictures of my holiday but that didn’t take off too well. So hopefully I’m back to posting regulary for this new site.

First, a change in the blog title. Why Helsinki-Vantaa? I live in Vantaa and go to school in Helsinki. The cities are very close to each other. For example my school is 30 minutes away and i spend a considerable amount of time in Helsinki: be it shopping, visiting friends or dining out. Helsinki, Vantaa, Espoo, and Kauniainen make up the Helsinki Metropolitan Area. View the map.

The apt start for this new site would have to be the Helsinki-Vantaa airport which is situtated in Vantaa. The airport however is internationally just known as Helsinki (HEL). This was taken yesterday on my arrival here.