Hoi An and Da Nang – March 2018

My first holiday trip to Vietnam, visiting Hoi An and Da Nang took place in March 2018. As for my very first trip to Vietnam, it was in November 2014 for a business trip when I was still in my previous company, visiting an industrial estate location a few hours drive away from Ho Chi Minh City. After one year, I am finally going to write and publish my travel article along with Hoi An and Da Nang travel/food photographs that I took with the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV and LG V30+ smartphone. Over a period of 5 days, …

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Packaging Matters at National Museum of Singapore

Take a nostalgic walk back in time at this special exhibition “Packaging Matters” at National Museum of Singapore, into the world of food and its packaging in Singapore, in the era of the early bottling and canning factories in the late 19th to early 20th centuries, to the light industries of the 1960s to 1970s when the factories in Singapore manufactured food. Upon entering into Stamford Gallery, it was like stepping into a time machine that brought me back in time when I was a young kid in the 80s, I spotted a number of familiar food packagings, boxes and designs that …

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EOS World at The Peranakan Project

On a nice Saturday morning on the 23rd March 2019 in Singapore,  a small group of us, Community Ambassador and Council Member from the EOS World, by Canon Singapore (Imaging Partner supporting this event) got together in the Joo Chiat district of the Marine Parade Cluster, helping out in “The Peranakan Project”, a photo walk with participants around various locations in Joo Chiat, visiting, learning and understanding more about Peranakan Culture in Singapore. Together with Victor, June, Iris, Uncle CE and myself, along with John, our EOS World Community Manager and Ron from Canon Imaging Academy of Canon Singapore, we had …

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Risky Business Bar at Duxton Hill

Do you remember this movie quote, “Show me the money”? How about Top Gun? Now, who is the lead actor for these two movies? Yes, it’s Tom Cruise! There is a cool and new concept bar that has recently established itself in our highly competitive bar/drinks scene in Singapore, presenting to you, Risky Business. This bar, Risky Business, is inspired by Holloywood hearthrob Tom Cruise and paying tribute to his iconic films and acting from his movies “Risky Business” and “Cocktail”. Risky Business is a cosy and classy bar with a floor size of 1,100 sq ft 80 seater bar …

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My Canon EOS R and EOS RP stories

Here I am, going to share my Canon EOS R and EOS RP stories, what are the stories all about? The Canon EOS R, the first full-frame mirrorless camera from Canon was announced on 5th September 2018, with a lot of big fanfare, international media and worldwide photographers attention on Canon and their first full-frame mirrorless camera. Packed with such huge publicity and attention, the Canon EOS R was a popular camera and I only got the opportunity to review this camera recently, after Canon announced the Canon EOS RP full-frame mirrorless on 14th February 2019, a low cost mirrorless full-frame camera  …

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Carpmael Street Bazaar by The Retro Factory

Vintage and retro flea markets have been one of my favourite places to visit, you never know what kind of treasures and interesting items that you can find at these markets. From my various travels overseas in the last two decades to different countries and studying in Australia, I always have a fun time visiting such vintage and retro flea markets. Back home in Singapore, I was introduced to Katong Square Lifestyle & Vintage Market organised by The Retro Factory (maybe Q4 2016 or Q1 2017?) and I made new friends who are part of the community there! I also …

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Love Wheels Café & Bistro

Our friendship stories began 2+ decades back, when we were JC classmates. While we all took different routes in our careers and personal life, we didn’t catch up as much and slowly lost touch as our individual careers took a lot of time away along with two classmates having children. When the message came for an old JC classmates catch up, it was a go ahead, arranging, liaising and gathering the four of us back together for a long long awaited gathering and catch up, at this new eating place tucked in the Western part of Singapore, Love Wheels Café …

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Top National Park RV Sites

The US National Parks offer an amazing way to experience nature from an RV. Most national parks have campgrounds which can accommodate RVs of various lengths, and some even offer full hookups. Here is list of some of the top RV sites in the national parks. We have tried to offer some diversity in both location and what the parks have to offer. Acadia National Park Acadia is a fantastic park, rich in history and very diverse in natural surroundings from lush forest to granite seawalls. There are two RV campgrounds within the park. Blackwoods campground is located 5 miles …

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New Profile Photos, A New Adventure Begins

New profile photos, it’s now version 4.0, many thanks to fellow EOS World Community Ambassador Isaac Benjamin Ong for shooting my new profile photographs! The new profile photo can be viewed on my various social media platforms! Now, a new adventure begins. I am a photographer, traveler and explorer, my photography inspiration and influence started from reading National Geographic magazines 3 decades back! I like this photo shot by Isaac, part of my photographer profile version 4.0 shoot. With my f-stop gear Loka photography backpack and Canon EOS 1DX Mark II with EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS USM lens, I …

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Happy Chinese Lunar New Year 2019!

Today is the first day of Chinese Lunar New Year 2019!  First and foremost, I would like to wish everyone of you a Happy Chinese Lunar New Year 2019! May the Year of the Pig brings you good health, wealth and prosperity with a fireworks from River Hongbao 2019! 祝大家新年快乐,万事如意,身体健康,生意兴隆! Thank you everyone for all your support and encouragement for my photography over the years!

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