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  • Urban Adventures in New Delhi in 48 hours

    written by lomopop on 2012-08-10 in #world #locations
    Urban Adventures in New Delhi in 48 hours

    Namaste! On arrival, I was warmly greeted by the local guide and this kicked off my 48 hours of fun in Delhi, the capital of India.

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  • Scaling the Great Wall at Jia Yu Guan

    written by lomopop on 2011-10-20 in #world #locations
    Scaling the Great Wall at Jia Yu Guan

    The Great Wall of China stretches more than 8800km and there are several starting points to scale it. Most tour groups visiting Beijing will visit the North Pass also known as Badaling. However, if you want to get away from the crowd, and enjoy the sight of the Great Wall without the pushing and hustling, I recommend you to start at Jia Yu Guan Pass.

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  • World Heritage Attractions in Agra

    written by lomopop on 2011-09-20 in #world #locations
    World Heritage Attractions in Agra

    Agra is most famous for the Taj Mahal. However are you aware that the Taj Mahal is just one of three world heritage sites that can be found in Agra? The other two notable sites are Fatehpur Sikri and the Agra Fort.

  • Fave Childhood Hangout: Fun at the Playground

    written by lomopop on 2011-08-31 in #world #locations
    Fave Childhood Hangout: Fun at the Playground

    Growing up in the 80s, life was so much simpler. There was no internet, no mobile phones and no network games. As a kid, my choices for entertainment were pretty limited. A trip to the movie was an indulgence and most of the time I just hung out with my neighbourhood friends. One of my favourite hangout places is the playground.

  • Local Flavor: A Symbol of Love in Agra

    written by lomopop on 2011-08-01 in #world #locations
    Local Flavor: A Symbol of Love in Agra

    When in Agra, the number one thing on the to-do list is to visit the Taj Mahal, one of the Seven Wonders of the World.

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  • Picturesque Guilin

    written by lomopop on 2011-07-03 in #world #locations
    Picturesque Guilin

    Guilin in China is famed for its picturesque landscapes. According to a popular Chinese saying (“桂林山水甲天下”) which means Guilin Mountain and river scenery rank as the best in the world. You have to see it for yourself to believe. This is the place to go if you just want to get away from busy city life and just indulge in the wonders of nature.

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  • Local Flavor: Jaipur, the Pink City

    written by lomopop on 2011-06-21 in #world #locations
    Local Flavor: Jaipur, the Pink City

    Jaipur also known as The Pink City, it is just a 6-hour drive from the capital, New Delhi. Founded by Maharaja Sawai Jai Sing II, the history of Jaipur stretches back to the 17th century.

  • Diana 20mm Fisheye Lens Review

    written by lomopop on 2011-05-10 in #reviews
    Diana 20mm Fisheye Lens Review

    One thing that makes the Diana F+ stands out from the other lomography cameras is the option to change its lens. With an array of lens to choose from, the options are endless. However, if I have to choose only one lens for the Diana F+, the fisheye lens would be the one that comes to mind.

  • Reqested Post: Biennale Singapore 2011 at Old Kallang Airport

    written by lomopop on 2011-04-26 in #news
    Reqested Post: Biennale Singapore 2011 at Old Kallang Airport

    The third edition of the Singapore Biennale is open to the public from 13 March to 15 May 2011. This year, works from 63 artists coming from 30 different regions will be displayed at 4 different venues. Namely, the Singapore Art Museum, National Museum of Singapore, Old Kallang Airport and Marina Bay The Merlion Park.

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  • DIY your own Pinhole Hasselblad Camera

    written by lomopop on 2011-04-14 in #news
    DIY your own Pinhole Hasselblad Camera

    If you have wanted to create your own pinhole camera but have no idea how to get started, read on.

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  • Must Visit Location: Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall, Singapore

    written by lomopop on 2011-03-31 in #world #locations
    Must Visit Location: Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall, Singapore

    Tucked away in a quiet location at 12 Tai Gin Road, the Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall is a site with high historical value. This villa was built in the 19th century and was then known as Wan Qing Yuan (晚晴园). Over the years, the place has undergone numerous revamp and restorations.

  • Diana Mini Review

    written by lomopop on 2011-03-26 in #reviews
    Diana Mini Review

    I got the Diana Mini when it was first released and I have so much fun shooting with it. Compact and light, this little camera is more than a scale down model of the very popular Diana F+. The Diana Mini loads 35mm film and comes with a built in lens.

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  • LC-A+ Splitzer

    written by lomopop on 2011-03-09 in #reviews
    LC-A+ Splitzer

    The splitzer is a small accessory that works in a big way. With a LC-A+ splitzer, the way I compose my shots changed completely.

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  • Art Stage Singapore Exhibition 2011

    written by lomopop on 2011-03-01 in #news
    Art Stage Singapore Exhibition 2011

    The recently concluded Art Stage Singapore Exhibition 2011 hosted several top art galleries from around the world. Some of the best in Asian contemporary art were showcased and works by upcoming artist were also featured.

  • Cruising Along the River Nile

    written by lomopop on 2011-02-11 in #world #locations
    Cruising Along the River Nile

    A relaxing way to enjoy the numerous sights and mystical temples of Egypt is to cruise along the River Nile. A typical 4 day-route starts from Luxor and ends at Aswan or vice versa.

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  • A Walk in the Desert - El Bahariya Oasis

    written by lomopop on 2011-01-17 in #world #locations
    A Walk in the Desert - El Bahariya Oasis

    El Bahariya Oasis is one of six oases found in Egypt. It is located about 360km South-West off the capital city of Cairo and is easily accessible by coach or private car. The journey to El Bahariya is a 4-hr drive through the desert. For the most part of the journey, one is greeted only by the sight of golden sand and sand dunes.

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  • Abu Simbel, Historical Wonder of the World

    written by lomopop on 2010-12-04 in #world #locations
    Abu Simbel, Historical Wonder of the World

    If there is going to be an 8th Wonder of the World, the temples of Abu Simbel should be it. There are several must see historical sites in Egypt and Abu Simbel ranks high up in the list. Let me share with you my experience in this spectacular Lomo location.

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  • Hue, Central Vietnam (The Last of the Imperial Rule)

    written by lomopop on 2010-11-17 in #world #locations
    Hue, Central Vietnam (The Last of the Imperial Rule)

    The city of Hue was the second stop of my Vietnam trip. Located in Central Vietnam, the city is at the midpoint between Hanoi and Saigon. For travelers touring from North to South Vietnam or vice versa, a midpoint stop is highly recommended. Hue has a rich history stretching back hundreds of years and was the former capital of Vietnam.

  • Hoi An: A Beautiful Ancient Town

    written by lomopop on 2010-11-09 in #world #locations
    Hoi An: A Beautiful Ancient Town

    A UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1999, Hoi An has been a popular destination for tourists traveling to Vietnam. Hoi An is just an hour drive away from Da Nang International Airport. Lucky me, my visit coincided with the Mid Autumn Celebration, an annual festival that made my trip to this charming city more worthwhile.

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  • Luang Prabang, Laos (The Jewel of the Mekong)

    written by lomopop on 2010-09-21 in #world #locations
    Luang Prabang, Laos (The Jewel of the Mekong)

    Luang Prabang is an idyllic town just north of Vientiane and has been accorded as an UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1995. The fastest way to get to Luang Prabang is to catch a flight from Vientiane domestic airport. Flight time is just under an hour. Another alternative is to travel by coach and it takes about 10-11 hours to get to Luang Prabang from Vientiane.

  • Winter Wonderland in Hokkaido

    written by lomopop on 2010-09-17 in #world #locations
    Winter Wonderland in Hokkaido

    Hokkaido is Japan largest prefecture and is just a 1.5hr flight from Haneda airport. Consist of Japan entire northern island; Hokkaido is one of the most beautiful places to spend your winter holidays. For those who think that winter is cold and bitter, a visit to Hokkaido will change that perception. There are so many places to visit, so many things to eat and so many activities for everyone.

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  • Vientiane, Laos - The Jewel of Mekong

    written by lomopop on 2010-09-05 in #world #locations
    Vientiane, Laos - The Jewel of Mekong

    Vientiane is located at the central region of Laos is the capital of the country. Less touristy than other capitals in South East Asia, you are more likely to bump into backpackers rather than the conventional tour groups with flag carrying guide. Visiting Vientiane is a refreshing change due to her serene pace of life.

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  • Meet Lyo and Merly - The Official 2010 Summer Youth Olympic Games Mascots in Singapore

    written by lomopop on 2010-09-01 in #world #locations
    Meet Lyo and Merly - The Official 2010 Summer Youth Olympic Games Mascots in Singapore

    The inaugural Summer Youth Olympic is coming to Singapore and like all modern Olympic Games, there is the friendly mascot to represent the big sporting event. Now, let’s meet Lyo and Merly the official mascots of the 2010 Summer Youth Olympic.

  • Fujichrome 64T Type II in E6

    written by lomopop on 2010-08-30 in #reviews
    Fujichrome 64T Type II in E6

    The Fujichrome 64T Type II (RTPII) is an ISO 64 colour reversal tungsten film. This film model has been discontinued since 2007 and replaced by Fujichrome T64. The RTPII is quite difficult to find so when I saw a few expired rolls left in the photo lab, I know I got to grab it.

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