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Pastel City

Pastel City

A month's stay in Singapore was definitely not enough for me. Nevertheless I took the chance to sip their Kopi, ate Roti Prata and rode the MRT from Raffles Place to Sembawang. This was my first trip abroad and I must say, I was lucky to have my friends and my uncle's family who currently resides there. We went from one place to another not as tourists but as regular people. I think it is the best way to get to know their culture and savor it by the moment. Walking is also the perfect means to go anywhere in Singapore. I advise anyone who plans to go there to do the same. Doing this gives you a lot of photo opportunity and the chance to discover uncluttered alleyways which leads to small public gardens.

And that is how me and my friends came to a marvelous place called Chinatown. Rows and rows of pastel shophouses welcome us just after emerging from Ann Siang Hill. The magnificent sight literally took my breath away. And at the same I had a clicking frenzy with my Holga. This was definitely one of the highlights of my trip.The only regretful thing was, I only took one extra roll with me and the itinerary for the day was just starting. But I know I covered the places that were significant in that area. It was a very euphoric moment after having my scanned films a month later. Seeing them on screen tripled my natural high. For the first time I had the urge to go back to that place with a full bag of arsenal films. Maybe someday perhaps?


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2 responses

  • Richard Seah

    Richard Seah gave props (24 Dec 2010):

    Hey where did you visit from? Interesting to view Singapore Chinatown through Holga :)

  • Jules or Jane

    Jules or Jane said (25 Dec 2010):

    Hello Richard! thanks for liking my photo :) coming from a local Singaporean it means a lot! I am from the Philippines, and I must say there is a big gap between your Chinatown compared to ours. And I'd like to go visit the former than the latter.

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