Monday, August 15, 2022

4220. Photos. Marina Bay sunset. Cloud Domes

Sunset at Marina Bay, Singapore


4219. Darter butterfly in Yio Chu Kang Cres forest Aug 2022

 Darter Butterfly, Yio Chu Kang Crescent forest, Singapore, 13 Aug 2022. Bright sunshine 10 am. Canon R5




Kindle Stories - CATS - The retiree loves his stray cat that has urinary tract infections frequently

1. 2014 CASE STUDY and follow up in 2018.

The kind 74-year-old retiree's stray cat no longer suffers from painful urination (dysuria)

Sep 11, 2014. The 74-year-old retiree loves his stray cat.  The cat has urinary tract infections frequently. What to do?

No more painful urination for this retiree's stray cat. How come?
Veterinary Stories. Dr Sing Kong Yuen, BVMS (Glasgow)
8 Dec 2014.

In 2014, the 74-year-old man showed me a video of a limping stray cat he felt sorry for. He could not bring it for diagnosis and treatment as this male cat would scratch him.

The retiree used to come for anti)iotics whenever his stray cat suffered from Urinary Tract Infection (UTI0. The cat would recover, but the problem of painful urination and straining to pass urine recurred.

One day in 2013, I advised him to feed the cat the Hill's Prescription Diet C/D, canned and dry to acidify the cat's urine to prevent bacterial infection.
He tried this method and the outcome was excellent as his home cat no longer suffered from painful urination and has not come for antibiotics.

I prescribed painkiller tolfedine for this cat. He would let me know the outcome. Later, he confirmed that the stray cat did not have any more painful urination when fed solely on this Prescription Diet.

When he moved out from Toa Payoh to Ang Mo Kio, I delivered the Prescription Diet to him whenever he has no more stock. Image shows the retiree taking the bag home in 2018.
Many UTI cat owners in Singapore have difficulty in switching the male cat to a new diet or do not feed the diet exclusively. They will add less expensive cat food or give treats. The recurring UTI in male neutered cats necessitates veterinary treatments. Some cats were put to sleep as the owners could not afford the veterinary fees.




Urinary Care

A healthy bladder starts with the right balance of vital nutrients. Excess minerals can encourage the formation of crystals in the urine, which may lead to the creation of bladder stones. They can cause discomfort and lead to more serious problems that require the care of a veterinarian.

Hill's nutritionists & veterinarians developed Prescription Diet® c/d® Multicare clinical nutrition specially formulated to support your cat's urinary health. In fact, c/d Multicare is clinically tested nutrition to lower the recurrence of most common urinary signs by 89%.

How it works:

  • Promotes desirable urine pH levels
  • Enriched with antioxidants, potassium citrate & Omega-3 fatty acids
  • Controlled levels of magnesium, calcium, & phosphorus

How it helps:

  • Dissolves struvite stones in as little as 7 days (Average 27 days)
  • S+OXSHIELD™: Formulated to promote a urinary environment that reduces the risk of developing struvite & calcium oxalate crystals
  • Recommended for lifelong feeding of adult cats


Hill's® Prescription Diet® c/d® Multicare Feline with Chicken








August 2022. Ridgewood Condo Master Bedroom For Rent


District 10. 1 Ridgewood Close, Above 20th floor, Singapore 276692, off Holland Road and Mount Sinai Rise. Condominium with full condo facilities.


1.  MASTER BEDROOM with bathroom attached, approx. 282 sq ft.  $2,000 fully furnished, including one-weekly cleaning service of room and bathroom, internet wi- fi and air-conditioning servicing.

1.1.  Very spacious master bedroom. 17 ft x 16.6 ft = 282 sq ft 

1.2.  Attached bathroom is 7.3 ft x 7.0 ft = 51 sq ft 

1.3 Total rented area for master bedroom in 282 + 51 sq ft = 333 sq. ft

Clean and painted. Has a big window to brighten the room with natural daylight. Breezes from the unobstructed view of city. Room size is around 20% bigger than the average HDB master bedroom or new condo master bedroom, with lots of space around the master bed.

2.  Tenant will pay stamp duty for the tenancy agreement, monthly utilities, minor repairs in excess of $150/case and agency commission of half a month's rent for a 1-year lease ($1,000).

3. Agents with tenants will need to get commission from their tenants.  

Asia USA Realty (Singapore) Pte Ltd. 
Blk 1002, Toa Payoh Lor 8, #01-1477, Singapore 319074.
Republic of Singapore

Estate Agents Licence No. L3007306B
David Sing Kong Yuen/R030822Z



Sunday, August 14, 2022

Photos: Singapore road side trees

A tall and narrow roadside tree with medium-sized ornamental foliage, planted in Lentor Loop Singapore, bears green and orange citrus fruits on 12 Aug 2022. It seldom bears fruits.

4215. NATAS FAIR 13 Aug 2022. The 71-year-old man

 Met old traveller and wife on Saturday. Some years during packaged tour. I said I could not recall them although my friends could. He bought coffee for group. 

1. Strong broad chested, silver hairs, dry eyes (eye drops every now and then as we spoke). Only one upper front tooth left. Wife slim, still working in NEA.

4214. Photography. NATAS FAIR. 12-14 Aug 2022.

 I went to NATAS Fair on Friday and Saturday 12 and 13 August. More crowds on afternoon of Saturday.


Saturday, August 13, 2022

4213. PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS. The common Parasol in Yio Chu Kang forest, Singapore

14 Aug 2022.
A male Common Parasol dragonfly posed for me on the ground ,Sun 14, 2022, 10 AM

Canon R5 and tripod, P Mode. No breeze. Indirect sunlight, YCK Crescent forest, Singapore. Very difficult to get such a sharp image as many do not stay for photography. When I tried to place the tripod from 8 to 4 feet away from him, he flew away.









4212. Filial Piety photo

Filial Piety is a virtue of respect for one's parents, elders and ancestors.
The left bougainvillea represents the children. The right bougainvillea represents the parents, elders and ancestors.

Friday, August 12, 2022

4211. Photography. The junglefowl in Singapore General Hospital



Chickens were created when red junglefowl were domesticated for human use around 8,000 years ago. 

The red junglefowl (Gallus gallus) is a tropical bird. Undomesticated junglefowl is a source of meat and eggs in some countries.  Distinguished by the white patch at its rump and white ear wattles. PHOTO FOR SALE:




 Good morning. A photo for you today. On 11 Aug 2022, I went to the SGH and NHC (National Heart Centre). Around 6 pm, this junglefowl was 10 feet from me. He saw my camera and did not run away, unlike the others I met outdoors. I focused on his eyes and took 19 photos of this angle. He posed for over a minute. Incredible as the others in Bishan Park and elsewhere wasted no time running off. Upright and alert. His dull-coloured hen was busy eating grass.




4210. CPD AVS for 1 Sep 2022 to 31 Aug 2024.

 Licence renewed on 10 Aug 2022.



1. Invitation to virtual veterinary license briefing - 11 August 2022 - 5 POINTS


Dear all

Invitation to virtual veterinary license briefing - 11 August 2022

Thank you for attending yesterday’s veterinary license briefing. Your attendance has been duly noted and recorded.


Attachments12:55 PM (9 hours ago)

to Cheryl, Zhida


2.  12 Aug 2022.  8pm - 11 pm.  CPE 5 POINTS

Vet Management of Dogs with Behaviour Issues by AVS and SVA.
Dr Jaipal Singh, Dr Daphne Ang (Beecoft), Marcus Tan (Causes for Animals, Singapore) Dr Audrey Chen (AVS).

Submitted form

SVA Webinar on Canine Behaviour 12 August 2022
Your response has been recorded.

Thursday, August 11, 2022

4209. HDB Housing Board flats - Queenstown



Singapore's first satellite town has one of the oldest population in the country. Near 25%of residents aged 65 or above said HDB, NUHS and NUS in a joint statement. 

$5m donation for pilot project to boost Queenstown residents' health. Funds used to implement sustainable programmes to help residents to stay healthy and live longer 

4208. E-greetings card. Chinese saying.

 12 Aug 2022

Chinese greetings card: Every family has its problems.






 [6:11 am, 12/08/2022] David Sing: Each orange bougainvillea has a family of 3 flowers at various stages of life. Three bougainvilleas represent families in the real world. Each family has its own problems


[6:27 am, 12/08/2022] David Sing: Very difficult to get sharp image of the 3 little flowers as there are breezes



Wednesday, August 10, 2022

4207. E-greetings card. Grandparents. Flora card

11 Aug 2022: An e-greeting card for grandparents to be sent to grandchildren on birthdays, happy occasions, going to school, messages.


#singaporeflower #e-greetingcard




Tuesday, August 9, 2022

4206. Product photography tips. Hamster food example

10 Aug 2022.
Dr Sing Kong Yuen, BVMS (Glasgow)

1. The product should be around 75% of the image.
In Image 1, the white plate takes up around 66% of the image instead of the bottle of hamster food. You are not selling the plate! In Image 2, the bottle of hamster food and sample occupies around 60% of the image. That is all right.

2. Plain background – black or white is advised, not specks as in Images 1 and 2.

3. No brand names e.g. “Delicious” in Image 1.

4. No overhead lighting as seen in Image 2 to distract the viewer. Image gives a bad impression.

5. Do not use reflective objects, e.g. the glass in Image 2.

6. Use the rules of thirds in photography to place product, wherever possible.

7.  Do your internet research.