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Eyedancing Round Two – To Singapore and back.....

This trip starts with a shock in the morning! I checked my ID while having breakfast and found out that my travel ID will expire in 5 months and around 20 days. For getting into Singapore you need a passport which is at least valid 6 months.

This trip starts with a shock in the morning! I checked my ID while having breakfast and found out that my travel ID will expire in 5 months and around 20 days. For getting into Singapore you need a passport which is at least valid 6 months.

So, I already went to Frankfurt airport with a bad feeling in my stomach.

At the check in the Lady told me exactly what I was expecting: your passport is not valid long enough, you will get in trouble when you enter Singapore immigration. Now I started to check several possibilities to apply for another travel document within the next two hours which was a pain in the ass because the officers are not really helpful – for the non germans: service is a word that is spelled in really small letters in germany!

Whatever, in the end it turns out that nobody could help me, so I took the risk and fly over with the foreboding that I probably could not enter the country.

Anyway, I slept very well in the plane but when I got out, I felt like the days back in school shortly before a big exam. So, I checked for the most friendly immigration officer and lined up – and what should I say: Things are working smoothly and nobody payed any attention but I would really don´t take me as a good example – so, here´s my advice: before travelling – check your Passport!
When I got out of the airport it was already about 35 degrees and quite humid, so you start to sweat immediately.
As always, the first way from the airport is always the hotel where my boys Katsu from Japan, Hong 10 from Korea and Gino from Taiwan are already waiting….

So, after checkin we went out to one of this fantastic food courts where they serve Malay, Chinese, Indian and mostly some more different kind of cuisines!

My dessert and the highlight of the evening was: Crushed Ice with a lot of Jelly, Sweet Corn and Peanut Powder“ – Yeah!!!!

On the next day we went to the Venue, called Vivocity (you will read more about this in my next locations) .

The event went out pretty nice, people liked it a lot and in the end I got a snapshot with the Minister of Youth and Culture on stage!

Sunday, I walked from Bencoolen Road to the Mustafa Mall (38 degrees) which was also mentioned in one Lomolocation earlier here, did some crazy shopping and went straight to Little India for more shooting and a nice Masala meal, which you eat tradionally without fork, knife or chopsticks – just with your hand. It worked out, even if some rice was not in my mouth but more on my pants….

After this, the trip went on to Orchard Road which seems to be the shopping area of Singapore – a lot of Malls and a lot of people. So, good conditions to shoot more pics.

I nearly forgot to mention that I found a shop that is called the „Camera Hospital“. The window was stuffed full with the best analogue cams collection that I saw in years. There was a Yashica MAT 124 G, next to a Rolleiflex, a Nikon 35 TI next to a Contax T2 and a Mamiya 645 next to a Hasselblad….I had to walk in and chat with the owner but it turns out that his prices are really high – so I left the place with empty hands – a real pity!

Later in the evening we met again with Judges and the local organizer and had dinner on the 39th floor of a hotel. The view was fantastic but since I´m a little bit afraid of heights I tried more to focus on my meal instead of enjoying the view but in was quite impressive to see all the lights an skyscrapers in the night.

The flight back to Frankfurt was one of the most terrible ones I ever experienced. We had like turbulences since the beginning but after a while the captain announced that we will experience some turbulences soon….

I mean, nobody talked anymore in the plane and I also sit there with eyes closed and was really hoping that this thing will be over qiute soon….but in the end I made it and I´m already nearly out of the door to Brussels where I hopefully can meet up with Lomographic Superstar MaxPinckers.

Stay tuned for more….and a big shoutout to quaisoir who invited me to the Project 360 which I could not enter but I hope to see some pics soon.

written by eyecon

8 comments

  1. stouf

    stouf

    So nice ! I want more ! Gimme gimme gimme !!! 8D

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  2. ccwai

    ccwai

    That's a really nice article.
    Must have been horrid for you when you were at the immigration.
    I made a bigger mistake with the passport than you did.
    Results were bad.
    So, yeah, I agree that we should ALWAYS CHECK OUR PASSPORTS.

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  3. -a-l-b-e-r-t-o-

    -a-l-b-e-r-t-o-

    "Anyway, I slept very well in the plane" make me laugh a lot...

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  4. lomodirk

    lomodirk

    Hahaha, afterwards very funny, but it really must have been horror...nice pics :)

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  5. ndroo

    ndroo

    Glad you had fun here. Btw ... the Camera Hospital ain't a good place to be buying cams. They resurrect cams but also you'll need to know what's a reasonable price to pay them ... or else your wallet will be badly burned.

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  6. leela_dark

    leela_dark

    ...so lovely to read, and damn beautiful photos!!!

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  7. eyecon

    eyecon

    @ndroo - as I said the prices are really high but he had really nice cams in his shop!

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  8. quaisoir

    quaisoir

    This is a fun read. Didn't realise u had quite an adventure here! Hey i really wanted to see that pic of u and Minister Vivian Balakrishnan....i bet he remembers u...:) Hong 10 is hot...*smiles* Drop me a line if ur ever in town again!!!

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