The original title of this essay was “Street Photography Is Hard”. After a bit of thinking, I had to append “Good” to the beginning of the title. After all, it has been several weeks since I posted any street photography related content. That is because it was so difficult to find street photographs I took which I feel is decent enough to share. Continue reading
Singapore 2017: The War Memorial, A Flower For The Lost
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Singapore went through a Japanese occupation during the world war 2. The island has had an overwhelmingly Chinese-majority population which lent their brethren in mainland China a lot of money and support in their fight against Japan. So when Singapore finally fell to the Japanese, the revenge of the occupiers was brutal. Continue reading
In response to the Weekly Photo Challenge: Order
In the Bugis Village shopping bazaar/complex, a vendor arranges his wares neatly as a tidy wall of affordable clothing. Full marks for tidiness.– WY
In response to the Weekly Photo Challenge: Friend.
Singapore has a lot of foreign domestic helpers from other parts of South East Asia. Most of them hail from Philippines and Indonesia, though a smaller number also come from Vietnam and Myanmar. They are usually referred to as “maids”. among the populace. Those who consciously wish to regard them with more respect and appreciation prefer to call them “helpers”. Continue reading
In response to the Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflecting
In response to the Daily Post: Climbing
A worker clambers on to continue work on a temporary makeshift jetty in the middle of the Singapore River under the hot tropical sun. Most construction workers in Singapore are foreigners who work in physical labour-intensive, blue-collar work. Somewhat ironically, other foreigner mill about opposite him as tourists. Some of them actually come from the same country he does – as large countries inevitably experience a significant income divide among different states and provinces.
This is an old image, made long ago in 2013. – WY
For the weekly photo challenge: Surprise
Posting at least one series of pictures from Chinatown has become a yearly routine. There are two major Chinese festivals in a year, so the opportunity is difficult to resist. If I didn’t visit during one festival, I would have still have the opportunity to visit during the other. Continue reading
Little India in Singapore is the Indian equivalent of the Chinatowns that are common all over the world. New migrants started their lives in their new country by gathering, meeting, and living in a specific area. Then that area becomes a Chinatown, or a Little France, or a Little Mexico, or in this case – a Little India. Continue reading