Hong Kong Lucida

A Thinking Street Photography Blog

Singapore Local Culture

This is culture as lived experience:

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An ordinary life that is the subject of street photography.

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Every year I return to Singapore for a period and some things don’t change.

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The kacang puteh man is still there (there’s another photo of him in a post a year ago).

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I tried another shot and he spotted me.

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A cobbler.

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And another cobbler.

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I stopped to buy my son an ice cream.

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When doing street photography, bring along your child – you’ll look less conspicuous that way.

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See? This guy actually smiled at my son and I.

I look like I’m helping my son with a school project…

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My son dared me to take a picture of him up close – and I did.

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And he pointed to them and said it would make a nice photograph – so I obliged.

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He didn’t think the above would work – I think he’s right.

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And he said the cyclist was looking the wrong way … again he’s right.

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“Why did you take a picture of that building, daddy? Is that considered street photography?”

Good question.

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I thought the tie fluttering in the air might make this interesting.

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He was trying to tack something onto the wood paneling and looked somewhat frustrated – I caught that moment.

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That’s life – always under construction.

Thanks for reading.

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2 comments on “Singapore Local Culture

  1. waex99
    August 23, 2014

    Very nice post. I particularly like the Chinese man crossing the street. The laundry on the first picture is also very well taken.
    I see the Indian guy selling the lottery tickets quite often but have not taken any pictures of him for a long time, maybe I show pay him a visit this week-end.

    • eddietay
      August 23, 2014

      Thank you! It’s always a challenge given the crowd. I had to compose while walking.

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