Every street photograph has a story to tell (Singapore series)

Humans are social animals. The foreign workers traveled across the sea to this modern city to work for a living, or for their family. A sunday-off is definitely most enjoyable to chillax on grass. This particular man however is by himself, he seems enjoying himself though.
I took this picture while I watch the 2 men, ~60s years old and his son, maybe ~40s, watching sunset by the sea. How does it feels for the father to watch the son to grow taller and stronger than himself?


Solitude. An old man taking a break at the corner in the light industrial building. These uncles are usually very nice people. They ask nothing much in life, except living truthful to the customers and themselves, with the little remaining knowledge they knew about the machinaries while having a hard time keeping up with the world filled with information technology.

Photograph taken at Clarke Quay, Singapore, a popular place for night life.

It hurts to observe them browsing through the trash, taking vitamins from the half-drank processed fruit juice, grabbing carbohydrates from the half-eaten packets of potato chips.

Gap between the poor and rich is definitely not as prominent in Singapore comparing to other places in the world. However how many people who went there for clubbing and drinking actually pay attentions to these people earning a living by collecting and recycling aluminum cans and glass bottles?

There are 3 ways to look at it:

1) Some people are either not competent enough, or gamble their life away and deserves what they live in.

2) Some people are victims of the result of Singapore’s focus on economy, business and banking.

3) Some people have no choice due to the unforeseen circumstances that cannot be avoided.

What’s your take?


“Flat out beneath the gleaming veneer of Singapore’s vaunted efficiency and cleanliness, an uglier underbelly is exposed. What other perspectives can I find in the metropolitian life and its people?” Singapore hired about 70’000 cleaners, a third of whom are foreigners, for cleaning up public areas and estates. What will happen without these cleaners? Photograph taken at 7.25am on 19 Oct 2013, before the cleaners start work.
Abandoned park


On national day, it’s either get stuck, or following the movements of crowd.

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