I have a full-time job, office hour Monday to Friday. If I am very hard working, I can actually wake up at 6am, roam around until it’s time to appear in the office. And also, after work, bring a tripod or flash, roam around until my feet are tired.
Unfortunately, I am not like that. But I do try to take photos after work if I feel the adrenaline rush.
Below is a list of places I usually roam. In Singapore, we don’t have much choices. Unless it’s a weekend, then I can roam further, by public transport, to not-so-easily-accessible places.
Being one of the main tourists attractions in Singapore, Chinatown is the most common place for photowalk. Many street photographers like to loiter here because there are lots of people on the streets. Also, people are unlikely to give you a second-look or flinch when they see your camera.
However, as it’s too common to see photographers around here, the people who hate to have photograph taken will be extra sensitive to anyone with camera hanging around.
And their radar is strong!
As I am more inclined to taking pictures of elderly, Chinatown is my top-to-go place.
Thieves market/Bugis/Haji Lane
Another central, easily accessible place is Bugis area which include Haji Lane and Jalan Besar. The colourful Rochor Centre HDB are still intact as of September 2017. Not sure when they are gonna really tear down the whole buildings.
Haha! Another place I went a million time! It’s great for shopping, touristy sight-seeing, and of course, the analogue film heaven: Peninsula Excelsior.
As Little India is famous for being colourful, be sure to come here with colour films! Also, please watch out for traffic while you’re busy hunting for the perfect shot!
I like the old-school kind of stadium. Queentown is a good place for me to come after work, before the sun sets.
Anywhere near my neighbourhood
When I have no mood to squeeze with the after-work crowd on the MRT/bus, I’d take a walk around my neighbourhood…
Possible locations I haven’t or less frequented are Emerald Hill, Kampong Buangkok, Holland Village, Coney Island, Pulau Ubin, Chinese Garden, Little Guilin in Bukit Batok, Tiong Bahru and Geylang.
Let me know if there are places in Singapore I should check out!