When your friend who was in town for the weekend invites you to breakfast at her hotel (well it was for 2 and she was by herself 😉)… you get to enjoy a new view of Singapore with your morning cuppa…before showing her YOUR Singapore!!!
On a side note there’s been quite a few “old” friends from our different postings coming through Singapore lately (I don’t post many photos of people) but it’s been great reconnecting. March & April have been good months for new and old friendship.
For the last 5 years (started in 2015) there’s been an annual multidisciplinary public art project in Little India calmly ArtWalk Little India and through artworks such as wall murals (what I’m concentrating on here), music, film and performances, artists bring to life history and traditions of Little India.
This piece, Madam Mogra, Jasmine of the City by Nadia Alsagoff was created for the ArtWalk Little India 2017. It’s located in a small alley between Race Course Road and Chandler Road. It’s a tribut to the sacrifices of migrant workers who come to Singapore to work for higher wages. It’s quite a longish artwork, in a very tight alleyway hence not easy to photograph. When I visited I liked that a well placed plant pot making it look like the artwork sprout from there!!
When it’s raining outside When you are trying to recreate a little bit of “hygge*” When your candle doesn’t want to be part of it and try to escape 😂
*Hygge (/ˈhjuːɡə/ HEW-gə or /ˈhuːɡə/ HOO-gə) is a Danish and Norwegian word for a mood of coziness and comfortable conviviality with feelings of wellness and contentment. (…° In both Danish and Norwegian, hygge refers to “a form of everyday togetherness”, “a pleasant and highly valued everyday experience of safety, equality, personal wholeness, and a spontaneous social flow”. The noun hygge includes something nice, cozy, safe and known, referring to a psychological state.
Photowalk in Tiong Bahru with a friend’s cousin who wanted to take street pictures of less touristy places.
I always enjoying talking photography so I didn’t pass the opportunity when my friend asked me this “favor”. We had a great time sharing about gear (also a Fujifilm shooter) and photographers we follow/like (Zack Arias, David Hobby… etc). I like the technicalities of photography and don’t find a lot of my (female) friends like this aspect so it was great walking around a few neighbors I like with Shaun just chit chatting.
Those laundry poles are quintessential of the HBD flats in Singapore.
I got the chance to have a sneak peek into the soon to open Jewel at Changi Airport.
The one-of-a-kind lifestyle destination, 135,700 sqm complex, built on the site of the former Terminal 1 open-air carpark, is designed by world-renowned architect Moshe Safdie [who also designed Singapore’s Marina Bay Sands Ed.] and features a distinctive dome-shaped façade. It will offer both local residents and international visitors a multi-faceted experience that includes attractions, unique shopping, and dining concepts, as well as airport and accommodation facilities. “The vision for Jewel Changi Airport is to be a destination where ‘The World meets Singapore, and Singapore meets the World”.
The majestic 40-metre HSBC Rain Vortex, the world’s tallest indoor waterfall is the piece de resistance of the Jewel. But there’s a lot more to see…the Forest Valley, an indoor garden spanning five storeys; and Canopy Park at the topmost level, featuring gardens and leisure facilities. The complex is spanning 10 storeys – five storeys above-ground and five basement storeys.
Contrary to the Pre-Visit of the terminal 4 last year this was a little bit chaotic and there were a LOT of people. I will go back in a few weeks (and in the middle of the week) to appreciate it more.
We are now going to explore some of the murals around Little India for the next few weeks.
Little India neighborhood in Singapore has quite a few murals and it has become a prime area for street arts largely thanks to the ArtWalk, an annual arts festival.
A Ride Through Race Course Road (by Jaxton Su with the help of migrant workers and students). The 20m mural shows a racehorses galloping thoroughly crowded traditional Indian street market. The murals tell you how this road got its name, from the nearby Farrer Park area that used to be a horse traveling track.