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Singapore 2017: Week 2 – Bugis Street

The term “Bugis street” is misleading. It really isn’t a street any more. The original Bugis Street had some un-savoury history behind it. It was a place of bars, pubs, foreign sailors, other assorted foreigners with specific sexual preferences, and groups of transvestites who provided services to them… Indeed, the whole affair with the transvestites was really Bugis Street’s claim to fame, or notoriety.

The Bugis Street of today sits across the road from where it used to be. The old location has become part of a large shopping mall and a reputable (and expensive!) high-class hotel. The new Bugis Street is a low-priced bazaar-style shopping mall selling cheap clothes, gifts, accessories and tourist souvenirs.

Singapore 2016: Bugis Street Bazaar - The I Love Singapore ShopSingapore 2016: Bugis Street – The Tourist Souvenir Shop

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Singapore 2016 Week 45: Architecture And Malls (Gallery)

Singapore 2016: Orchard Central LayersSingapore 2016: Orchard Central Layers
Nikon D610, 22mm, f/8, 1/60 ISO 800

The Orchard Central Mall occupies one of the top spots among the list of most interesting mall designs I have ever seen – though the decision for innovation in architecture may not be voluntary. It is built on a strip of land that is unusually long and also unusually narrow. The traditional “large open space in the center with retail levels rising around it” would limit the retail space available to individual shops and cause a feeling of being uncomfortably confined. Continue reading

Singapore 2016 Week 41: Life Among Geometry And Architecture (Gallery)

A gallery for a popular theme: life among urban geometry plus a number of architectural shots from Singapore. –WY

Singapore 2016: People Among Geometry 5Singapore 2016: Life Among Geometry (5)
Nikon D610, 18mm, f/5.6, 1/500, ISO 100

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Photo Album 2016 Day #143: Streets Of Myeondong, An Arty Shopping Mall

Right I am changing the title format of my photo posts from “week” to “day”. Makes the titles shorter and less convoluted. 😛

Streets Of Myeong-Dong 2016: The Quiet AlleyStreets Of Myeongdong 2016: A Quiet Alley
Nikon D610, 35mm, f/8, 1/250, ISO 200

Despite the flashy hustle and bustle of Myeongdong, there are bound to be quiet alleys behind the usual busy streets. Continue reading

Photo Album 2016 Week 2-2: A Brief Stop At Taipei 101

I really only made a very brief stop here. Not enough to make sufficient images to do the place justice, nor to stay around long enough to write a proper essay that would do this place justice. Still, I could say that the place is large, and there must be a lot more interesting architectural images I could capture if I stayed longer.

Taipei 101 Mall Ceiling Detail 1Taipei 101 Mall Ceiling Detail
Nikon D610, 28mm, f/8, 1/100, ISO 450

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Photo Albun Week 52: Architecture High Ceilings And Lines

A look at the interior of the Marina Bay Sands Mall and a dessert cafe, both with high ceilings and distinctive lines.

Marina Bay Sands Mall Interior 2

Marina Bay Sands Mall Interior 2Nikon D610, 18mm, f/5.6, 1/80, ISO 110

Dessert Cafe With High Ceiling

Dessert Cafe With High CeilingNikon D610, 18mm, f/4, 1/40, ISO 220

Photo Album Week 46: Singapore Orchard Gateway Library 1

Having a public library in the middle of the country’s prime shopping district is actually a good idea. It makes reading cool. 8) Let’s take a look at some images of this new place.

Singapore Orchard Library Interior 4Nikon D610, 18mm, f/11, 1/40, ISO 2000

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