I made my base in Singapore between shooting in India and Myanmar. Going from those extremes to Singapore is a complete culture shock. But, it also was a refreshing break between the two countries. Some of the best food in the world is found in Singapore, and I was fortunate to have a local friend show me all the good places.
Lotus flowers are sacred in many religions and parts of the world. These were on sale outside the Chinese temple as offerings. They also make a nice image with the morning light and dew on them.
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Singapore in known for the stereotypes of the strict no gum policy, and this t-shirt was making fun of all the rest of the laws.
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This famous coffee place is proud of their tradition. I found it amusing and a bit strange. Makes for a funny sign though.
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On top of this roof top art installation garden, I saw this young girl looking yearningly at the fun looking sculptures behind the fence. It was a cute moment and the scale was fun too.
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The architecture in Chinatown is an amazing mix of colonial with Asian influences and colors. What comes out is a really cool shot.
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This shot represents more of the modern city we think of Singapore. This is at Riverside Point where shops, restaurants, bars, and people all mix. The neon lights along the banks, on and under the bridge and reflected in the water, definitely get your attention.
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Singapore Flyer is the world’s largest observation wheel. Standing at a stunning 165m from the ground it is a landmark. I took this at night when it is all lit up and the streaking lights of cars below added another visual anchor.
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This lion shaped door knocker was on a big red temple door with shiny silver knobs. A nice composition of different elements coming together nicely. Search above for other door knockers from around the world.