Photo Walkabout 24.06.12

June 22, 2012 | Singapore

Hi again everyone!

One last thing before I head off for the weekend… unfortunately this one will only apply to anyone out there reading in Singapore.

This Sunday (24th June) Dave and I will be heading to the Arab Quarter for a bit of an explore (like when I went exploring Little India, or Geylang), and thought it might be fun to open the invitation to anyone else who’d like to join. The idea will be to bring along a camera (doesn’t matter whether it’s a big digital, point-and-shoot, or film – no discrimination here!) and your walking shoes, and be ready to explore. It will be extremely casual and relaxed, with no set route or timeframe.

Note: We’re not professional photographers by any means, we just like to have fun with it so there won’t be any pressure to take awesome photos or anything! :)

If you’re at all interested, feel free to send me an email (or leave a comment below) so I can fill you in on the finer details (meeting point etc), and also so I can contact you in the case of bad weather on the day.

My Singapore: Geylang

June 6, 2012 | Personal, Singapore

Thanks to all your lovely encouragement from my Little India post, I’m back with another back-streets photo tour.. this time in Geylang. I was lucky enough to be accompanied by a friend on this trip (who’s name is also Claire), and together we explored the back streets of Singapore’s main red light district.

Might sound like a bit of a strange place to want to hang out, I know, but actually during the day I wouldn’t have even suspected that’s what the area is famous for if I hadn’t already read about it. Mostly it just felt like a colourful residential area, with lots of bustling shops and restaurants (also what Geylang is known for), and maybe a slightly higher than average number of hotels. ;)

Along the way we stumbled upon the most incredible steam bun place, and after watching them being made decided to give one a go. WHOA. I still have no clue what we actually got (bit of a communication break-down there) but it was one of the best steamed buns I’ve ever had! In the middle was some pork (you can see that in the photo above), but in the middle of the pork was an egg which came as a surprise to both of us as we chowed down into our buns.. oh it was sooooo gooooood.

My Singapore: Little India

May 16, 2012 | Personal, Singapore

If you’re following me on twitter, you may have seen that I decided to go on a solo exploration trip to Little India last week. We’ve been living in Singapore for about 10 months now, and in that time I’ve probably only been to Little India 2 or 3 times, and always for a reason.. never just to wander and explore.

So I took myself and my camera there for the afternoon, and had a wonderful time poking my nose into all the little alleys and shops I found along the way. I’m not normally one to feel completely comfortable with sight-seeing alone, and I did feel a little bit self conscious a few times, but after getting over myself.. it ended up being a wonderful (and strangely liberating) adventure! Here are some of the photos I took :)

What do you think? Should I do more exploration trips around Singapore? There are so many interesting areas here, and I feel like I’ve probably missed some of the coolest parts because I haven’t taken the time to just wander the back streets. I will endeavour to do so more often :)