I was almost embarrassed to say that I dropped by the Marina Bay Sands again. Embarrassed because once again, I find myself pressed for places to visit and explore in tiny Singapore. That tends to happen when you have an entire country crammed into 719 square kilometers. Sure there are several alternative destinations other than the usual conventional choices, but those are not necessarily places you feel is worth your time and energy travelling to visit. There are good reasons why those “usual, popular, conventional choices” remain as the usual, popular, conventional choices. 😉 Most of the time, you end up visiting the same handful of places whenever there is an off-day. Continue reading
Paris was… is not all what mainstream opinion would want you to believe it is. The strongest sentiments come from what I call the “common ladies’ fantasy”. In this version of foreign perception, Paris is a utopic dream destination where all your romantic dreams are fulfilled. Of course the naïve souls have never visited the place, or just spent a few days visiting as part of a Europe tour.
So after spending almost two weeks in Paris as part of my work, one of my new favourite pastimes now is crushing the shallow Parisian dreams of silly girls. Woo-hoo! Continue reading
In a little empty visitors’ centre-cum-museum on Seonyudo Island, a young man sits on a bench reading, enjoying all the peace and quiet one could ask for.
This was from Seonyudo Island. As the weather was poor, very little usable images came out of the trip.
When the old parliament house was transformed into an art gallery, the developers did more than just clear out the rooms within and retrofit them for hanging works of art. There are some significant new architectural transformations. One of the most outstanding changes is this giant tree-like pillar added as a roof support in one of the courtyards.
This will be the first in a multipart series on the Singapore National Gallery. Since I am not a commercial photographer I can take my time and make many return trips. Of course I do not get the convenience of being “official” either. 🙂
The Singapore National Gallery is currently the “world’s largest collection of South-East-Asian” art. There is quite a lot of art content and as of now not all the collections have been set up yet. When all the galleries are set up, art lovers may need to spend more than half-a-day if they want to see everything! Continue reading