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  1. Reflection.

     

  2. Anonymous said: Post a photo of yourself, you have amazing works.

    Sorry, anon. This space is strictly for my photography works only. But there are other ways to see my photos on other platforms though (:
    Nonetheless, thanks for the compliment! It means a lot to me.

     
  3. Cafes along a row of shophouses, Singapore.

     
  4. Lines

     
  5. The Japanese landed here almost 70 years ago on the shores of Singapore and 7 days later, the British empire suffered their biggest military defeat at the hands of a rising Asian power.

     
  6. Chinatown, Kuala Lumpur.

     
  7. Shadows & Silhouettes.

     
  8. Exploring the concept of lines directing your eyes and attention elsewhere.

     
  9. Oasis.

     
  10. A Turkish Potter, 2011.

     
  11. Eclipse, one of a kind.

    A memorable, once in a lifetime experience. Shot from another hot air balloon. Turkey, 2011.

     
  12. Turkish ceramics, 2011.

     
  13. The Dome of Two Religions.
    Turkey, 2011.

    This mosque struck me the most during my trip to Istanbul because of its rich history. This monument was originally a mosque before it was turned into a church when crusaders took over it. However, with the rise of the Ottoman Empire later on, this monument fell back into the hands of the Muslims. Strikingly enough, if you look closely to the bottom left corner of the dome, you would see that the Christians had painted the face of Jesus onto the walls (actually onto all four corners of the dome). But when the Muslims took it over again, they attempted to conceal the faces of Jesus by nicely covering the faces up. This gesture was rather symbolic as the Muslims could had easily repainted the entire wall or just took down the painting, but they had the respect for other religions too. We need the same amount of respect now more than ever; that respect even at times of war. 

     
  14. One of the alleys through a wet market in Singapore.

    Unlike the contemporary supermarkets that are air-conditioned with endless rows of shelves filled with grocery and food from every corner of the world, wet markets are found in the heartland of Singapore. It is situated right at the core of our community interaction. It is not air-conditioned, it reeks of fishes and meat and as its name suggest, it is always wet. But this is also the place where you get to know your neighbours better, where you interact with people of different races and where you have breakfast as a family or with your neighbours after your weekly grocery shopping. This is where the heartbeat of Singapore is and where the community spirit is, not at the infinity pool of Marina Bay Sands or along the highly glitz Orchard Road.

     
  15. My (tropical) university.