Exploring Angkor at Asian Civilisations Museum

An ancient empire that leaves a mark in today’s modern civilisation, a legacy that is artistic and spectacular, through its architecture and sculpture. They are a UNESCO World Heritage site and it is one of the most important archaeological sites in South-East Asia. Ladies and gentlemen, this is Angkor City, located in the Siem Reap province, Cambodia. Angkor is listed down on my travel photography bucket list (for a number of years) and I have yet to travel to Siem Reap, Cambodia and visit them! I had watched a few documentaries on Angkor (this BBC article on Angkor Wat is pretty informative) …

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You’ve Got Mail at Singapore Philatelic Museum!

Do you remember the time when you wrote a letter, pasted a postage stamp and posted it to your family, relatives, friend or penpal? As you are reading this, some of you might remember the good old days (I am sure you would say that, I would too!) when technology and the internet was not as advanced and sophisticated as today’s technology and communication platform and tools. You’ve Got Mail! On the other hand, the younger generation might not be to relate with this thing called, “You’ve Got Mail!”, they might have written some letters and post it, although most …

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Qing Ming Festival 2018

Qing Ming Festival (清明节), also known as Tomb-Sweeping Day. A time for the extended family to gather and come together, paying respects to the ancestors, remembering and honouring their legacy. This is also a time for extended family bonding and gathering. 祭祖,感恩,全家团圆,亲情最重要。

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All About Dogs at Singapore Philatelic Museum

Year 2018 welcomes the Zodiac Year of the Dog, affectionately known as “man’s best friend”. The Singapore Philatelic Museum presents, a children’s exhibition titled “All About Dogs”. This exhibition explores the history, relationship and close bond between dogs and human beings, that started last month from 14th February till end of the year, on 1st December 2018. Make a guess, how many stamps and philatelic materials can be found in this All About Dogs exhibition at the Singapore Philatelic Museum? There are 300 stamps and philatelic materials (on dogs) from all around the world, making their presence here in Singapore. …

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Grandmother’s 1st Year Anniversary

Time passed by very quickly in the blink of an eye, a year has passed since you left us from this world. A strong matriarch who loved her five generations, under her leadership and direction. Your presence can still be felt when the extended family came back for your 1st year anniversary, preparing your favourite food and offerings for the memorial service. I will always remember you, stories, thoughts and feelings from my remembrance article that I wrote in dedication to your memory in January 2017. It’s not just me, the entire extended family too, will always remember you, in …

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Vintage Flea Market by The Retro Factory

On the second weekend of the month, there is a flea market that I would like to share with everyone of you here. They specialise in vintage, retro, historical and nostalgia items that have quite a long history behind them. From vinyl discs, watches, books, jewellery, hats etc etc. It is usually held at Katong Square, in the the past few months, they have received more visitors to their vintage flea market and they have also expanded to other events/locations such as Singapore Heritage Festival 2017 at Caldecott Hill and most recently at Turf City. I had been visiting and …

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World Press Photo 2016 Exhibition Singapore

The “Oscars” of photojournalism, The World Press Photo exhibition is back in Singapore, presented by The Straits Times and held at the National Museum of Singapore. The World Press Photo exhibition is currently on a global tour across 100 cities in 45 countries. At this exhibition, visitors can view 145 prize-winning photographs that captured the most powerful, poignant, and sometimes provocative press images from around the world. The 2016 global contest drew more than 82,000 submissions from 5,775 photographers across 128 countries. Of these, the jury awarded prizes to 41 photographers from 21 countries, including Australia, China and Japan. There …

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World Press Photo 2015 Exhibition Singapore

The Oscars of photojournalism is back in Singapore, World Press Photo 2015 exhibition will showcase 145 prize winning photographs that captured the most powerful, expressive and at times provocative press images from around the world that tell many stories to the rest of the world. The 145 photographs were shortlisted and selected from 97,912 entries submitted by 5,692 photographers from 131 countries for the annual World Press Photo contest. World Press Photo 2015, the Singapore Exhibition is held for the first time at the National Museum of Singapore from 29th January to 21st February. The photographs are exhibited at The …

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World Press Photo 2014 Singapore

World Press Photo 2014 Singapore is back in Singapore! The successful World Press Photo Exhibition 2014 Singapore is held at Raffles Hotel from 10th January to 1st February 2015. There are 151 award-winning photographs on display at World Press Photo Exhibition 2014 and they are some of the most powerful, moving and sometimes disturbing photographs of the year from around the world. The winning shots were selected from 98,671 photographs submitted to the contest by 5,754 photographers from 132 different nationalities. The shortlisted photographs are presented in a yearlong exhibition touring more than 100 cities in over 45 countries. World …

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World Press Photo 2013 – Singapore

The World Press Photo Exhibition 2013, the “Oscars” of photojournalism, is currently now in Singapore from 8th to 30th March 2014. They will showcase 154 prize-winning photos by 54 of the world’s top photographers and Singapore is the last stop in a world tour that took them across 95 different countries. Of the nearly 6,000 photographers from 124 countries who submitted entries for this 56th World Press Photo contest, 23 came from Singapore. There were four Southeast Asian winners among them. I always like to go and visit photography exhibitions by local or international photographers and World Press Photo is about inspiring understanding of …

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