Browsing tag : Singapore
First Impressions: SingaporePosted on
My immediate first impressions of Singapore were actually kind of jarring, but in an unusual way. I’ve lived in Thailand for rather a long time; I am used to its kind of scruffy appearance, its messy streets, crumbling paintwork and flaking façades. In honesty, it is a part of its charm. Getting on the bus from Singapore Changi Airport (SIN) and driving towards the city centre was therefore quite an unusual experience because Singapore is absolutely nothing like that. Everything is neat and clean.
Week 20: NaturePosted on
While certainly not the picture I wanted – either of the docks or nature – I am actually quite proud of this week’s Project52 photo. Better than any other shot I took during the week or even during the time in Singapore, I feel that this perfectly shows the interplay between the natural and urban landscape. It shows how much we depend on nature’s beauty to hide the ugliness of our own constructions, particularly the essential but unattractive stuff like docklands. The green-painted cranes even try to mimic the trees themselves.
Week 19: LaughterPosted on
When I sat down on the train in Singapore, glad to finally take the weight off my blistered and battered feet, I saw something across the aisle which made me smile. I took a sneaky picture, firing from the hip so as not to alert the subjects to what I was doing and therefore ruin the naturalness of it. It is a skill I have perfected over many years of basically being a sneaky sort of sod and taking pictures where people would not always appreciate me doing so.