A Total TaiTai Tale

Tale of a Total TaiTai who was in Beijing & Beyond and is now in Singapore & Surroundings!

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The end of a good day of work…. and photography.

Back tomorrow

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After the sunrise, the shipyard and a little rest…. we are back at the market for the good light 😉

This will NOT be our last market 😉

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Those sheets of steel were at the least a ton. They over the head dead lifted it and then carried it over the shipyard on their head and let it drop. 😳

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The visit to the shipyard by the river Buriganga was quite interesting, eye opening and mesmerizing.

The facilities, which employ around 15,000 workers at around $5 a day, work to both break down massive shipping vessels as well as create new ships from the parts.

The workers were all very friendly and welcoming. Willingly posting for photos (or even asking to be photographed)…. given them a little break from the welding, metal cutting, painting etc…

On the sides streets of the shipyard there are foundries for propellers (last picture) and even the huge cables winches.
No cranes or forklifts, simple hand tools… it’s like you step back in the 19th century.

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From the get go we crossed path with the most welcoming people. They were willing to get photographed, invited us into the back back alley to show us their humble home.

They were curious about us. Wondering what was so interesting for us to photograph but seem so trivial to them.

I so wished we had been able to communicate more, but hand gestures and a big smile is THE universal language after all.

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Crossing the river.

The local MRT…. just as chaotic as any major city…. except here you’d better be sitting if you don’t want to end in the river but you also have the option to get your own private space (or at least choose who to share it with 😉)

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Day 1 – November 27

There is no rest for the wicked.

The tour brief read: Leaving the hotel at 5am. Heading to Saderghat for sunrise over the river. Crossing the river to the shipyards. Back at the hotel for break, lunch and photo review. Back out around 3pm to Kerman bazaar and vegetable market.

Enjoy today’s pictures.

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