Lucerne was one of those places that I wasn't really looking forward to because I never heard of it, but as soon as I saw it, I felt like I was in a fairy tale. I spent one day in Lucerne and it is a city I've wanted to go back to since. This idyllic Swiss city took me by surprise and had more personality than I imagined. It has managed to maintain its medieval architecture with a bit of added modernity. Among other things, a lot of people enjoy the breathtaking nature sites surrounding the city and its rich culture.
Located on the bank of Lake Lucerne with the Swiss Alps in the background, Lucerne is one of the oldest cities in Switzerland. It is located in the German-speaking part of the country, so locals call it "Luzern". Lucern during autumn is so mesmerizing. It is peacefully nestled at the bottom of the Alps, which makes a great spot for a beautiful view. It's also a quaint city that is very easy to explore.
The gorgeous town of Grindelwald in Switzerland is a place where charm and tranquillity meet adventure and adrenaline. It combines the fairytale features of a traditional Swiss town with the thrill-seeking activities of a cosmopolitan mountain resort. As you wander through the town, discover cobbled streets which are lined with colourful geranium-clad wooden chalets. You may as well be meandering through the pages of a storybook. Look up and you’ll see the breathtaking mountain vistas which surround Grindelwald. These mountains have stolen the hearts of many an alpine adventurer, from hikers and climbers to skiers and snowboarders.
Wherever in Switzerland you’re coming from, you need to travel via Interlaken if taking the train. The train trip between Interlaken and Grindelwald takes just over half an hour, and there are generally two trains per hour.
Continuing to blog about Switzerland autumn trip, though it's abit overdue already due to ongoing travels. But if I don't share the photos that I took in Switzerland, you wouldn't get to see how beautiful it is in pictures, and of course, not to mention seeing the beautiful country in-person. Therefore, if you are amazed by my photos, I encourage you to plan for a once-in-a-lifetime Switzerland trip, be it in any season, and you will not regret.
Lake Lungern is a turquoise blue lake set by the shore of the town of Lungern. What a beautiful lake and town this is! It has some breathtaking views of the valley and is truly a place out of a fairy tale. Lake Lungern is embedded in the mountains like a green-blue pearl, which makes the Swiss lake a paradise on earth. The last scene of the last episode in the Korean Drama "Crash Landing on You" looked like a setting in paradise. This is where the happy couple meets for a picnic and their happily ever after kiss takes place to conclude the series. There are direct trains to Lungern from Interlaken and the train ride takes one hour or 1.5 hours from Zurich.
Photo Series at Singapore's Senoko Fishery Port 圣诺哥渔港 Published in Lianhe Zaobao 联合早报光影版 on 11 December 2022
我在圣诺哥渔港 (Senoko Fishery Port) 拍摄的照片组刊登在今天（十二月十一日）的 zbNOW/早报现在【光影】版 。感谢 Lianhe Zaobao 联合早报!
Happy Sunday! My photo series taken at the soon-to-be gone senoko fishery port is published in full coverage in today's chinese daily. Thank you so much and much appreciated!
Special thanks to Richard Kuah Boon Tiong for the wonderful tour of the Senoko Fishery Port in August 2022! It was such a fun adventure as I walked around photographing these early birds in their glory. As I entered into the complex, the first thing that struck me was that this is a wet market at its best. Fishy-smelling water sloshes around your feet, while half-dressed fish merchants tramp around in galoshes, stack baskets of squid and anchovies, and weigh shrimp with traditional scales. Shoals of fresh-caught fish are often just strewn along the ground, with baskets of prawns and other shellfish crowding the area and shaved ice spilling every which way. Seeing the workers hard at work, it really strikes me that many people’s livelihoods are at stake here. The authorities had in last year, announced plans to close the Senoko Fishery Port by 2023, to consolidate with Jurong Fishery Port which would allow trade buyers to purchase wholesale seafood conveniently at a single location. For the sake of all workers in the fishing industry, I do hope that such traditional fish markets can continue to operate as long as they can.
Traditional markets aren’t just a part of 's history, but a vibrant and particular part of the present and future. They tie together traditional culture and experiences with people’s modern lives, while also tying individuals and communities together. To visit a market is to get a real sense of people’s daily lives and to truly inhale the scent of humanity. I highly recommend going to explore such wholesale markets in Singapore at least once in your life!