I just returned from Singapore. It was my second time for this year and fifth over-all. All of my visits were work-related though. And as per our company's information, I need to go back to Singapore for another technical meeting this May. That would make it three consecutive months of business trips in Singapore.
The longest stay I had was for three days thus I didn't have much time to explore the country except last month. I had at least 15 hours to go around the country’s top tourist attractions while waiting for my night flight back to Japan. One of the most interesting places was Gardens by the Bay. There was this giant baby sculpture by Marc Quinn in the heart of the garden. To some, it was creepy.
I can make my own ---
not the houses sketched
by architects and arranged
by interior designers.
I do not need a thermal roof,
a couple of rusty GI sheets
with used rubber tires
as weights would do.
I care less about marble floors,
French windows and sliding doors;
I'll use smoked plywood
and discarded hollow blocks.
This is the dream I have every night
as I curl like a fetus,
in the careless womb of the city
wrapped in a blanket of newspapers.
In the said garden, you can also see the Supertrees Grove. There is a restaurant at top. You can also see the city view. Hoping that next time I will have a chance to take a night shot of these amazing trees. Most of the brochures about Singapore had photos of trees at night.
Of course, one should not miss the symbol of Singapore - the Merlion Park. The most crowded attraction in the country, be it in daytime or nighttime.
I usually stay in Chinatown during my business trips since this is the most accessible area going to our clients. Few more visits and I will know it by heart. Chinatown is a very busy place - from souvenir shops to restaurants to temples. You can find everything here, almost.
I know that Singapore has still lots to offer. Maybe next month I could have a spare time during my business trip. Or maybe I can visit it again as a tourist. For the meantime, here’s a short video I made from my last visit. Click here for the video.
lenses used :
Nikkor 18-200mm 3.5f
Nikkor 105mm 2.8f
Nikkor 18-300mm 3.5f
Tamron 11-16 mm 2.8f