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  • My Analogue Days: A Lomo Walk Along the Bay

    written by coolsigg on 2013-04-04
    My Analogue Days: A Lomo Walk Along the Bay

    What better way to start an Analogue Day than having a Lomo Walk? On this fine Easter weekend, I planned to go on a Lomo Walk to the Bay area and leave the digital grind behind.

  • Singapore Belair Tester Review: My First Few Rolls Shot on the Belair X 6-12!

    written by coolsigg on 2012-12-27 #gear
    Singapore Belair Tester Review: My First Few Rolls Shot on the Belair X 6-12!

    I was quite thrilled when Lomography announced the Belair X 6-12. The 6X12 format in a compact, lightweight body, with automatic exposure! What more can I ask for? Without any hesitation, I pre-ordered the Globetrotter Edition and started my long and agonizing wait for the camera.

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  • Pink Dot SG 2012

    written by coolsigg on 2012-08-13 #news
    Pink Dot SG 2012

    Pink Dot SG is a non-profit movement for everyone, straight and gay, who support the belief that everyone deserves the freedom to love. Since 2009, the group has been gathering supporters to wear pink and form a pink dot at Hong Lim Park. This year's event was more ambitious as it attempted to form a lighted pink dot at night!

  • Singapore Armed Forces: Army Open House 2012

    written by coolsigg on 2012-06-14 #news
    Singapore Armed Forces: Army Open House 2012

    What is so interesting and special about the Army Open House (AOH) 2012 of the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF)? Aren't all military open house exhibitions showcase similar things? Well, this year's AOH promises a different experience from prior years. Read on after the jump to find out more!

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  • Spotted: Spinner 360° on My Paper!

    written by denisesanjose on 2012-06-12 #news
    Spotted: Spinner 360° on My Paper!

    We're feeling great about the good press Lomography's been getting lately, especially our features on The New York Times! In a reprint on Singapore's My Paper, they highlight one of our bestsellers and crowdpleasers: the panoramic Spinner 360°! Read on to see their praise of old-school cameras!

  • Festivals in Film: Sentosa Balloonanza

    written by coolsigg on 2012-05-14 #news
    Festivals in Film: Sentosa Balloonanza

    Sentosa is the fun island resort of Singapore, and it is turning 40 this year! As part of its anniversary celebration, Sentosa Ballonanza will be held this month. Read on to find out more about this event.

  • Colorful Universal Studios Singapore

    written by coolsigg on 2012-05-14 #places
    Colorful Universal Studios Singapore

    Universal Studios Singapore (USS) is the star attraction of Singapore's first Integrated Resorts (IR), Resorts World Sentosa (RWS). Since its opening in March 18, 2010, it has attracted tens of thousands of visitors.

  • Black and White Marina Barrage

    written by coolsigg on 2012-05-11 #places
    Black and White Marina Barrage

    The Marina Barrage is a dam in Singapore built across the mouth of the Marina Bay, creating the country's 15th reservoir and the first in the city. Since its opening in 2008, Marina Barrage has become a popular weekend destination for many people. Read on to see it in black and white!

  • A Happening Beach Party at Lomography Gallery Store Singapore!

    written by coolsigg on 2012-05-10 #news
    A Happening Beach Party at Lomography Gallery Store Singapore!

    On the night of May 3rd, Lomography Gallery Store Singapore (LGS) was transformed into a beach resort complete with beach umbrellas, beach balls, and of course beach hunks and babes that give Baywatch a run for their money. Read on to find out about all the happenings on that night!

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  • Haw Par Villa in Black and White

    written by coolsigg on 2012-05-10 #places
    Haw Par Villa in Black and White

    Haw Par Villa is a Chinese mythological theme park in Singapore. The park was originally called "Tiger Balm Gardens", and was built in 1937. Let's see how it looks like in black and white.

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  • Sim Lim Square in Black and White

    written by coolsigg on 2012-05-09 #places
    Sim Lim Square in Black and White

    Six floors of electronic goods and IT gadgets sounds like heaven for an IT geek. This is Sim Lim Square (aka SLS) for you. See it in black and white after the jump!

  • Black and White Art in Raffles Place

    written by coolsigg on 2012-05-08 #places
    Black and White Art in Raffles Place

    Raffles Place is the financial center of Singapore and is named after the founder of modern Singapore, Sir Stamford Raffles. Although Raffles Place is a huge concrete jungle, there are many famous artwork spread throughout the area. Let's see some of them in black and white!

  • Orchard Road in Black and White

    written by coolsigg on 2012-05-07 #places
    Orchard Road in Black and White

    Orchard Road is a major tourist attraction and the retail and entertainment hub of Singapore. It stretches 2.2km long and is lined with numerous shopping malls. Read on to see it in black and white!

  • Kampong Glam in Black and White

    written by coolsigg on 2012-05-04 #places
    Kampong Glam in Black and White

    Kampong Glam is a historical district in Singapore. Prior to colonization by the British in 1819, the area was home to the Malay aristocracy of Singapore. Hence, the area is rich in ethnic Malay and Muslim cultural heritage. Read on after the jump to see them in black and white!

  • Resorts World Sentosa in Black and White

    written by coolsigg on 2012-05-03 #places
    Resorts World Sentosa in Black and White

    Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) is one of the two integrated resorts (IR) in Singapore. Besides the casino, there are plenty of things to see and explore in RWS. Read on after the jump to find out more.

  • Viva VivoCity in Black & White

    written by coolsigg on 2012-05-02 #places
    Viva VivoCity in Black & White

    VivoCity is one of the largest shopping malls in Singapore. It is located in the Harbourfront area, directly across the sea from another famous tourist attraction, Sentosa Island. Let's have a look at VivoCity in black & white after the jump!

  • Black and White Tanjong Pagar

    written by coolsigg on 2012-04-27 #places
    Black and White Tanjong Pagar

    Tanjong Pagar is a historic district located in downtown Singapore. As with everything in Singapore nowadays, it has undergone tremendous transformation in recent years. Let's take a look after the jump!

  • Charming CHIJMES in Black & White

    written by coolsigg on 2012-04-26 #places
    Charming CHIJMES in Black & White

    CHIJMES is a famous tourist landmark in Singapore. It used to be a Catholic convent known as the Convent of the Holy Infant Jesus (CHIJ) and the convent quarters are known as Caldwell House. Historical buildings always evoke a different feel when shot in black and white. Read on after the jump to see CHIJMES in black and white!

  • Black and White Marina Bay Sands

    written by coolsigg on 2012-04-25 #places
    Black and White Marina Bay Sands

    Marina Bay Sands is one of the most iconic buildings in modern Singapore. Located at Marina Bay, and featuring three skyscrapers joint at the top by a sky park, it has become the latest go-to location in town. Read on to see it in black and white!

  • Little India Captured in Black and White

    written by coolsigg on 2012-04-20 #places
    Little India Captured in Black and White

    Singapore's Little India is a popular tourist attraction. As the name implies, Little India used to be an enclave that has predominant Tamil cultural elements. Read on after the jump to see it in black and white!

  • Merlion Park in Black and White

    written by coolsigg on 2012-04-19 #places
    Merlion Park in Black and White

    Singapore's Merlion Park is located next to One Fullerton in the Marina Bay area. It is a popular tourist attraction as the Merlion is an icon of Singapore. Let's see how the park looks like in black and white!

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  • Colorful Chinatown in Black and White

    written by coolsigg on 2012-04-17 #places
    Colorful Chinatown in Black and White

    Singapore's Chinatown is a famous tourist attraction known for its rich and colorful cultural heritage. What happens if we view this place in black and white only? Find out more after the jump!

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  • Love at First Lomo: From Russia with Love

    written by coolsigg on 2012-03-23
    Love at First Lomo: From Russia with Love

    They say that the first love is the most unforgettable. Indeed that is true. I will never forget my first Russian Lover: the LC-A+RL. Read on to find out more about us...

  • JR Tower: Highest Building in Hokkaido

    written by coolsigg on 2012-03-17 #places
    JR Tower: Highest Building in Hokkaido

    During my recent winter vacation to Sapporo City in Hokkaido, Japan, I visited the JR Tower Observation Deck T38 for a bird's eye view of the city. The breathtaking view is definitely worth every penny paid!

  • Discover Hong Kong with the Diana F+

    written by coolsigg on 2012-03-09 #news
    Discover Hong Kong with the Diana F+

    I recently came across the Hong Kong Tourism Board's (HKTB) latest promotional online video and was surprised to see a feature on one of our favourite Diana F+ clones! See the Diana touring around HK after the jump.

  • Fun Weekend Getaway at Kukup!

    written by coolsigg on 2012-03-09 #places
    Fun Weekend Getaway at Kukup!

    Kukup is a small fishing village located in the state of Johor, in Malaysia. It is about a 90-minute drive from Singapore and is a popular weekend destination for many Singaporeans. It is an ideal location for people who want to get away from the hustle and bustle of highly-urbanized Singapore.

  • Shoot in Different Shades of Red and Orange

    written by coolsigg on 2012-03-07 #gear #tutorials
    Shoot in Different Shades of Red and Orange

    Redscale is a shooting technique where the film is exposed from the wrong side, resulting in a strong red color cast as the the film's red-sensitive layer was exposed first. I would like to share some tips on shooting Redscale films with different cameras to achieve different effects.

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  • Vintage Camera Bazaar at Sungei Road Flea Market

    written by coolsigg on 2011-08-30 #news
    Vintage Camera Bazaar at Sungei Road Flea Market

    If you want to look for cheap vintage cameras in Singapore, look no further than Sungei Road Flea Market, which is Singapore's oldest and largest flea market.

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  • My Quirky Twins

    written by coolsigg on 2011-07-18 #gear #tutorials
    My Quirky Twins

    Before I bought my quirky twins, the Sprocket Rocket and the Spinner 360, I hadn't had a chance to shoot panoramic sprocket analogue photos as I can't afford the Horizon. After I bought this pair of twins, I discovered their quirks after shooting a few rolls.

  • My Street Shooting Tips

    written by coolsigg on 2011-07-14 #gear #tutorials
    My Street Shooting Tips

    Although I am not particularly good at street photography, I would like to share some tips that had worked for me. I hope that my tips will be of use to you. Do drop me a note if they work!

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  • Lomo LC-Wide: Half the Frame, Double the Fun!

    written by coolsigg on 2011-07-06 #gear
    Lomo LC-Wide: Half the Frame, Double the Fun!

    After running through 2 to 3 rolls in my LC-Wide shooting "normally", I wanted to try out the Half Frame mask and shoot some Half Frames shots! The results are just as fun and good!

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  • Affordable B&W Film: Ilford XP2 Super 400 35mm

    written by coolsigg on 2011-07-02 #gear
    Affordable B&W Film: Ilford XP2 Super 400 35mm

    If you want an affordable B&W film that can be processed at most photo labs, Ilford XP2 Super 400 could be the one you need. It's a B&W film that can be developed using the C41 color processing.

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  • My First Roll on the LC-Wide!

    written by coolsigg on 2011-06-23 #gear
    My First Roll on the LC-Wide!

    Everytime there is a new Lomography camera launch, I am very excited to find out about it. But excitement turned to disbelief when I discovered the price of the LC-Wide. It seems to be an overpriced piece of toy...

  • Analogue Coverage of Public Events: Air Force Open House 2011

    written by coolsigg on 2011-06-15 #news
    Analogue Coverage of Public Events: Air Force Open House 2011

    The Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) Open House 2011was held at Paya Lebar Air Base on the 28th and 29th of May. At the Open House, the latest hardware of the 3rd Generation RSAF, such as the F-15SG fighter aircraft and S-70B, were in touching distance of viewers.

  • Lomography Color Negative (400asa,120/35mm): Versatile Color Negative Film!

    written by coolsigg on 2011-06-01 #gear
    Lomography Color Negative (400asa,120/35mm): Versatile Color Negative Film!

    If you want a versatile film that can be used in a wide range of film cameras and different lighting conditions, look no further. Lomography Color Negative ASA 400 is what you need.

  • Lomo LC-A Refurbished - My LCA, My second love!

    written by coolsigg on 2011-04-15 #gear
    Lomo LC-A Refurbished - My LCA, My second love!

    My first LCA series camera was the LCA+ I bought from Lomoasia.com. After going for a few Lomo outings, I was "poisoned" by my friend's LCA and started looking out to buy a refurb LCA.

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  • Psychedelic Flashlight!

    written by coolsigg on 2011-04-02 #gear
    Psychedelic Flashlight!

    When I first started out in Lomography, I bought a Holga 135BC and the natural thing to do is to buy a Holga flash. However, I soon discover that the Holga flash has some limitations and inconveniences. Fortunately, Lomography Asia has the perfect solution!

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  • Fuji Provia 100F: My Favorite E6 Slide Film!

    written by coolsigg on 2011-03-29 #gear
    Fuji Provia 100F: My Favorite E6 Slide Film!

    Like many Lomographers, I started my Lomographic journey because I was amazed by the strong saturated colors of cross-processed slide films. When I felt ready to venture into slide films, I tried one of the most commonly found iso100 slide film, Fuji Provia100F. My verdict? Read on to find out more!

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  • Ektar 100: Pricey pro-grade negative film

    written by coolsigg on 2011-03-21 #gear
    Ektar 100: Pricey pro-grade negative film

    Kodak showed its commitment to film photography when it released a new professional grade negative film, Ektar 100, in 2008. This came at a time when other film makers are cutting back or had stopped film production entirely. So, how good is this film?

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  • (Requested Location): Sentosa Flowers 2011!

    written by coolsigg on 2011-03-11 #places
    (Requested Location): Sentosa Flowers 2011!

    Sentosa Flowers is an annual floral extravaganza held at Singapore's Sentosa Island. It is normally held during the period of Chinese New Year and attracts thousands of visitors.

  • (Requested Location: St. Valentine – Rome) My Roman Holiday!

    written by coolsigg on 2011-03-05 #places
    (Requested Location: St. Valentine – Rome) My Roman Holiday!

    During my recent Roman Holiday, I visited some of the world-famous landmarks in Rome. These three landmarks are featured in the 1953 Paramount film "Roman Holiday" starring Gregory Peck and Audrey Hepburn. Read on to find out what they are!

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  • (Requested Location: Chinese New Year): Celebration @ Chinatown!

    written by coolsigg on 2011-02-18 #places
    (Requested Location: Chinese New Year): Celebration @ Chinatown!

    For me, preparing for Chinese New Year is never complete without a visit to the famous Chinese New Year Bazaar at the historic Chinatown here in Singapore. Goodies on sale includes traditional Chinese food such as melon seeds, preserved meats and sausages, BBQ pork slices, and mandarin oranges. In recent years, vendors started bringing in Taiwanese jelly snacks that are also a big hit with Singaporeans.

  • Holiday Traditions: Pongal Festival

    written by coolsigg on 2011-02-11
    Holiday Traditions: Pongal Festival

    Pongal is a harvest festival - the Tamil equivalent of Thanksgiving. Having lived in Singapore my entire life, this is the first time I went to Little India to find out more about Pongal Festival after reading about it in the newspapers.

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  • Analogue Events: Pompeii - Life in A Roman Town 79CE Exhibition

    written by coolsigg on 2011-02-09 #news
    Analogue Events: Pompeii - Life in A Roman Town 79CE Exhibition

    The Roman Town of Pompeii was buried when Mount Vesuvius erupted on 24th August 79 CE. It was only rediscovered in the 18th century. This exhibition at the National Museum of Singapore features 279 artifacts on loan from The Superintendence for Archaeological Heritage of Naples and Pompeii, Italy. This event runs from 16 Oct 2010 till 23 Jan 2011.

  • Classy B&W Film

    written by coolsigg on 2011-01-27 #gear
    Classy B&W Film

    I had always been intrigued by the classic, square medium format B&W photos. When I ran out of 120 films, I decided to buy a couple of Lomography B/W 120 from LSI to try out. I am glad I made that decision.

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  • First Xmas at USS!

    written by coolsigg on 2011-01-05 #places
    First Xmas at USS!

    Universal Studios Singapore (USS) is one of the main attractions of Singapore's first Integrated Resort (IR) - Resorts World Sentosa. USS was opened to the public on March 18, 2010 and Christmas 2010 marked its first Xmas celebration.

  • Xmas at Grand Old Dame

    written by coolsigg on 2011-01-03 #places
    Xmas at Grand Old Dame

    What do a tiger, Ernest Hemingway, and W Somerset Maugham have in common? They had all set foot onto Raffles Hotel, one of the oldest and most famous hotels in Singapore. Aside from its rich history, the old world elegance of the Raffles Hotel continues to make it a favorite among guests.

  • Tangs: Orchard Road's Best Dressed Building

    written by coolsigg on 2010-12-31 #places
    Tangs: Orchard Road's Best Dressed Building

    Tangs beat Ion Orchard, Orchard Central, and Paragon to win the title as Orchard Road's Best-Dressed Building this year. Tangs dazzled the judges and shoppers with a pop art inspired facade and a Christmas tree made of recycled cosmetics bottles.

  • Image Fusion Split Cam!

    written by coolsigg on 2010-12-30 #gear
    Image Fusion Split Cam!

    It sounds too good to be true that a simple point and shoot sunny day film camera that can do the split and multiple exposure (MX)! Yes, Lomography Split Cam fits the bill to a T!

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  • ION Orchard Xmas Decorations

    written by coolsigg on 2010-12-28 #places
    ION Orchard Xmas Decorations

    The holiday shopping season is upon us again! Although Singapore is a tropical country and there's no snow, one can still feel the Yuletide atmosphere everywhere. The glitzy ION Orchard, which boasts of 66,000 sq meters of shopping, has one of the best Christmas decorations on Orchard Road.