Block 10 Jalan Lempeng
I stayed at Park West from 1999 to 2007. Many of my fondest memories as a child were forged within this condominium compound: long walks to Block 10 which was at the furthest corner, sitting on the stone benches at the large lift lobby, feeding leftover bread to turtles in the pond, cycling around and around the place. With it's impending demolition due to en bloc, these photos are my way of immortalising memories of a special place that will soon no longer be.
A $20 Experiment
These photographs are taken with a $20 Kodak Waterproof Camera that Ryan brought along to Adventure Cove.
There is no use planning for a future, Which when you get to it and it becomes the present, you won’t be there. You will be living in some other future which hasn’t yet arrived. And so in this way, One is never able actually to inherit and enjoy The fruits of one’s actions. You can’t live at all, Unless you can live fully Now.
It was the first day in my life I was surrounded by flowers in full bloom. And boy, were they beautiful.
Textile Centre is a high-rise residential and commercial development completed in 1970. Built to house the many textile merchants scattered around the area, it soon became the primary textile collection and distribution hub in Singapore and South East Asia. Today, with the advent of modernisation, the activity at Textile Centre has dwindled. While it is still a viable place to go to for wholesale fabrics, the heyday of Textile Centre has certainly passed.
St. Joseph’s Institution was founded in 1852. In 2013, SJI became a dual-track school offering both the O Levels and IB. As a consequence, the school had to redevelop her Malcolm Road campus to cater to the larger student population. I visited the Malcolm Road campus shortly after SJI had closed her doors for redevelopment. As SJI returns to the upgraded campus, I thought it apt to showcase the spaces where many have passed through and even more hold dear in their hearts, as they once were.
Land of the Rising Sun
Due to the events of World War II, the histories of Singapore and Japan have invariably been intertwined. I have always wanted to visit Japan because of all I had read and heard about it. I did so in December 2016. Stepping into Japan has been akin to stepping into a different civilisation. The Japanese people have been the most gracious, patient and welcoming hosts. Above all, they also have an impeccable standard of cleanliness and order. We can learn much from them.
The Perth Life
Light It Up
Happy 51st Birthday, Singapore!
This is my home.
I will always be grateful.
This Garden City
Rochor Centre was built by the Housing and Development Board in 1977. It consists of a three-storey commercial block, and four blocks painted in red, blue, yellow and green. The current iconic colours were painted during a 1990 upgrading programme. It will make way for the North South Highway in 2017. All residents have since moved out.
My grandparents have been staying at this block of flats in Choa Chu Kang for as long as I can remember.
The future is not set just as the past was not. This is the story of our future. This is the future of us.
I visited Iceland in December 2014. The two main towns I visited were Höfn and Reykjavik. What a place of beauty Iceland was.