Monday, 25 February 2008

7.2-magnitude quake hits Indonesia, tsunami warning issued

JAKARTA - A 7.2-magnitude quake struck off Indonesia's Sumatra island on Monday, sparking a tsunami alert, the geophysics and meteorology agency said, but there were no immediate reports of damage.

The quake hit 165 kilometres (103 miles) northwest of Sumatra's Mukomuko at 3:36 pm (0836 GMT) at a depth of 10 kilometres, the agency said.

The US Geological Survey measured the quake at 7.3 and said it occurred at a depth of 35 kilometres.

The quake was felt in tall buildings in the capital Jakarta, where pictures swayed on walls.

In Bengkulu, about 280 kilometres from the epicentre, provincial government official Linda told AFP that the quake was felt strongly.

"But, God be praised, there does not appear to be any damage visible so far," she said.

"Everyone rushed out of buildings, but this has become sort of a habit for us all, so there was not panic," she said, adding that people had quickly returned to normal activities.

The Indonesian archipelago sits on the Pacific Ring of Fire, where continental plates collide and cause frequent seismic and volcanic activity.

Indonesia was the nation worst hit by the earthquake-triggered Indian Ocean tsunami in December 2004, which killed some 168,000 people in Aceh province lying at the northern tip of Sumatra island.

In neighbouring Singapore, tremors were felt in Robinson Road, Sembawang, Jalan Sultan, Toa Payoh and Pioneer Road. MediaCorp's hotline received several calls informing it of tremors in these areas.

Source: Channel NewsAsia

Tuesday, 29 May 2007

The Grin Book

Started this blog to be an one-stop online directory of all suppliers, wholesalers, consultants, free-lancers, of all kinds of goods and services in Singapore. Resources or contacts of suppliers from other countries may be included in future.

All companies will be categorized by the "labels" according to the goods and services they provide. Buyer could just contact the suppliers directly using the links to their website/email or even phone numbers. Details of each company will be uploaded as one blog post. Buyers could also give some comments or critics on the company if you like their services.

Add your business to my listing now!

Wednesday, 11 April 2007

Crochet red/pink pouch with button

Materials used: 100% mecerized cotton (red, pink and white)
Dimension of completed pouch: 7.5cm x 12cm est.

(1) Begin with simple chain

(2) Half-way through the first row

(3) First row completed and starting onto the second row

(4) Two rows of red and two rows of pink completed

(5) Another 2 row of white completed

(6) Tidy up the edge with 4 rows of single crochet using white yarn

(7) Final row of single crochet was done using white yarn to join the sides of the pouch, leaving the semi-circle as the lid/cover of the pouch

(8) Button to hold the cover

(9) Completed pouch

(10) Completed pouch

(11) Trial using a Nokia mobile phone

(12) Great! It fits very well. Three cheers for the success! :)