Singapore Skyline as seen from Marina Bay in the Evening

Singapore Skyline as seen from Marina Bay in the Evening

In Europe, London has the reputation of being a rainy city and indeed, when I am there it happens to rain quite often. Singapore is also known as a “rainy city”, so I got curious how these two superb cities compare in terms of yearly precipitation. […]

The Buddha Tooth Relic Temple in Chinatown, Singapore

The Buddha Tooth Relic Temple in Chinatown, Singapore

This is another photograph from the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple in Singapore’s Chinatown. Just as the previous one, I took it handholding a Canon 6D with a 17 mm tilt-shift lens, but this time in vertical orientation. Focusing a tilt-shift lens and adjusting tilt/shift movements without the camera being mounted on a tripod is a bit tricky but it is possible, it just takes more time than with a regular lens. […]

Laser Show in Marina Bay, Singapore

Laser Show in Marina Bay, Singapore

Hong Kong has its daily Symphony of Lights show and Singapore has its laser show in Marina Bay. You may say such shows are kitschy or boring but I still like them and I think they are nice tourist attractions, one more thing that you’d like to see in the city.

The Buddha Tooth Relic Temple in Chinatown, Singapore

The Buddha Tooth Relic Temple in Chinatown, Singapore

For my stay in Singapore a few years ago I booked a hotel in Chinatown. I was a bit curious why there was a Chinatown in Singapore. There are Chinatowns in New York, London, San Francisco or anywhere where there is a sizeable Chinese minority, but in Singapore?