My two photo essays on "Singapore Back Alley Street Barbers 新加坡街头理发师坚守城市一隅 and A Visit to Raffles Lighthouse 造访莱佛士灯塔" are published in Lianhe Zaobao dated 28 August 2015!
A great start to a happy weekend! My two photo essays on "Singapore Back Alley Street Barbers 新加坡街头理发师坚守城市一隅 and A Visit to Raffles Lighthouse 造访莱佛士灯塔" are published in today's Lianhe Zaobao dated 28 August 2015!
Thrilled to see it being featured nationwide in print! Special thanks to Lianhe Zaobao, zbNOW/早报现在, you have made my day!
Please also feel free to browse my full photo documentary on the vanishing trade on Back Alley Street Barbers at Amoy Street and Aliwal Street in Singapore at these two links:
I love looking at old things when I'm travelling.
Parts of the built heritage of Fremantle in Perth have escaped the developmental trends that occurred in Perth, where older buildings were removed regularly to be replaced by large office buildings with little character. The heritage status of buildings and streetscapes of parts of Fremantle make it a great place to wander and learn about Fremantles early days.
In Fremantle they don't come any older than the Round House, the first permanent building constructed in the Swan River Colony and the oldest building still standing in Western Australia.
Though its name may suggest otherwise, this historic prison is not in fact round. It has 12 distinct sides, but only got the name Round House from residents in the town nearby from which its sides are too indistinct to notice.
Happy 50th birthday to Singapore today!
It has been 50 years since you gained independence and what an amazing journey it has been! It is amazing and remarkable to witness how 50 years can make a nation. I hope that we continue to prosper as a society and although we get caught up in being competitive and getting stressed often, all of us should also take time to slow down and smell the roses sometimes. So, for SG50, I wish for Singapore to 'relak lah' more often. Let's take time to slow down, enjoy and celebrate all that we have achieved!
I also wish Singapore will always be a happy place. I know that happiness also does not come easy and we all need to always work at it in important ways to ensure we will make this the best home. Once again, happy 50th birthday Singapore!
Fremantle's Fishing Boat Harbour is a must visit when visiting Fremantle in Perth. It is accessible by train from Perth or just tourists visiting the friendly port. There is a lot of history in Fremantle. It is a lovely little fisherman harbour with lots of interesting things to see and great places to eat. The memorial to the Freemantle fishing families is poignant and well done. Fremantle's Fishing Boat Harbour draws similarities to San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf. It has a similar sort of feel to it, but just not that as large.
The Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour was established in 1919, when a breakwater was constructed to provide a safe anchorage for the local fishing vessels. It is still a very busy working port, and is now the home to many fine "Fish and Chip" purveyors. There is always something happening on the wharf. Indulge in one of the many seafood restaurants overlooking the water, or stroll around the fish markets looking at frozen crustaceans. Watch people moor big boats, and then order seafood dishes or perhaps you might just relax on Bathers Beach, and soak up some rays.