Happened to be there when the “Christmas Wonderland” at the Gardens by the Bay was officially opened on the 27th Nov 2015. More info? There is an official website.
Since it is the 50th Singapore birthday this weekend, the musical industry also made a tribute concert to 50 years of Singapore music at the National Stadium yesterday, 7-Aug 2015 with thousands of musicians performing to approximately 45,000 people (I am glad to be one of them). I took some photos from my seat: […]
View from the Pinnacle
These are the views from the top of the award-winning building which features the world’s two longest sky gardens, on both the 26th and 50th floors. The Pinnacle@Duxton is a re-development of the Duxton Plain. The Duxton Plain was historically significant as the site of the first two ten-storey HDB blocks in the Tanjong Pagar […]
Chinatown in B+W
These photos were taken during my visit to the night marketing a couple of weeks before the Chinese New Year. Instead of the usual red and yellow colour palette, I would like to show the B&W side of the people here. Although our world is not B&W, I find it true that B&W captures the essence […]
December through 85mm
December always comes with Christmas trees decorated with lights. Its a great time to make some portraits with bokehlicious background. The 85mm is my to-go lens for this season, and I got the cheap Canon FDn paired with the alpha 7. Here are some of the other photos besides family portraits. […]
Singapore vs. Malaysia in AFF Suzuki Cup 2014
Singapore National Stadium, 29 November 2014 — In this “derby” match, the Malaysian team edged Singapore out. Singapore needed at least a draw but the Malaysians proved hungrier and went for a win to qualify for the quarter finals. The results 1 – 3 placed Malaysia in second in Group B, behind Thailand. […]
We have been indulging ourselves on alternate Sundays to the “trendy” cafes for late morning brunches. Besides enjoying the cappuccinos and poached eggs, I also enjoy people-watching.
It’s a love-hate relationship with LEGO. It lands me into difficult situations when my child insists in building impossibly long bridges and I have to explain to him how gravity works each time. That is besides the fact that it is incredibly painful stepping onto one. 🙂
How would you celebrate after scoring a goal? Do a cartwheel, of course! And that needs practice too!
Golden Mile Complex
Completed in 1973, the 16-storey Golden Mile Complex is one pioneers of integrating multiple operations into a single mixed-use development in Singapore. The complex’s shopping mall houses numerous Thai clubs, shops and eateries, as well as ticketing agencies for travellers going to Malaysia by bus. The place is a haven for “street” photography and […]
The Cloud Forest gave an entirely different experience compared to the Flower Dome. Upon entry, we were greeted by 35-meter man-made waterfalls which made the whole place very moist but still cool (the temperature in this dome is similarly maintained at 23°C to 25°C). Because it was so sunny outside, the water vapor created a mini rainbow where […]
Spent the holiday (Hari Raya Aidilfitri) checking out the conservatories at the Gardens by the Bay. First stop was the Flower Dome. As the official sites says, it is the world’s largest columnless greenhouse. The glass sits on a steel grid that acts like an eggshell. What I enjoyed the most here? The cool air, […]
Lau Pa Sat (Old Market)
This place was originally called Telok Ayer Market and has a long history of closures and openings. To cut the story short, here’s a summary: Telok Ayer Market first opened in 1825, next to the jetties. About 10 years later, it was redesigned by an angmo architect — made it stronger and bigger and also orthogonal. The city state needed more land, […]
The nearby primary school had an open house event recently and I volunteered as one of the photographers. Covering the event was tiring — the compound was large and involved multiple floors/storeys. Having said that, it was fulfilling and I look forward to future opportunities to participate. Hats off to the other two volunteers in clown suits! […]
Hot Sunny Friday
Hot sunny Friday. Love the photos!
I do believe that the best camera is the one that is always with you. More than a decade ago, it was my Lomo LC-A because it is compact enough for me to bring it with me to most places. Today (in 2014) it is the Xperia Z1. I am so glad that we now […]
Canon FDn 85mm f/1.8
This post is about Canon’s “New” FD or FDn 85mm f/1.8 lens which I got from Japan via eBay. There are not many articles on this lens on the Internet; some stuff I found out: it is constructed with 6 elements in 4 groups. The angles of view are 16° vertical and 24° horizontal. The […]
Taiwan, a sweet-potato-shaped island is once known as Ilha Formosa – Beautiful Island. This is what a group of Portuguese sailors, said to have been the first Westerners to lay eyes on the island, uttered upon seeing Taiwan for the first time. Taiwan has been chosen as one of the top 10 best countries to […]
Pre-CNY Photowalk Chinatown (2)
Continuation from Part 1.
Pre-CNY Photowalk Chinatown (1)
Normally I wouldn’t even consider going to the Chinese New Year (CNY) Market at Chinatown. But the night’s temperature was probably hovering around 23-25°C (yes, weird for Singapore) and the humidity lower than the usual figure — the walk quite enjoyable although the place was packed with people. One of the anchor products this season […]
First Weekend with the Minolta MD 50mm f/1.7
Bought this lens off eBay. It has a minimum aperture lock, so according to a Wikipedia entry, it should be a post-1981 lens. I’m using it as a manual lens on the Sony Alpha 7 body. The Alpha 7 has a couple of features which help manual focusing i.e. focus peaking which highlights the in-focus […]
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