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. […]
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. […]
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.
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?