A Big Road

Let me introduce you guys to a street where you can find things that are “Uniquely Singapore”. It is Jalan Besar, which is located at the northern side of Singapore. This street is included in the urban planning under the Urban Redevelopment Authority. Richard Owen Norris (1830s-1865) was the owner of this street. In the 1880s, the Municipality constructed Jalan Besar though nipah land.

If you are a lomographer who is interested in old shop houses, coffeeshops, and old back alleys, Jalan Besar is one of the best choices in Singapore. Most of the eating places still keep their dining tables and chairs with the 80s ones and most importantly, their food is DELICIOUS! There are lots of motor repair shops around and so if you are looking for spare parts or other accessories, this is the place to get quality ones with a reasonable price. Don’t forget to take photos with the helmets hahaha… The most interesting part of Jalan Besar for me would be the back alleys. You guys will get to see rusty gates, old school bicycles, people sitting down on their plastic chairs and falling asleep (good subject for street photographers?) and different colours of wall paintings, and many more! If you are friendly, I am sure you can have the chance to take photos of/with the people there.

So come on down to Jalan Besar for a lomo walk and you may consider going to Mustafa (famous shopping mall) which is very near to Jalan Besar!

written by bao_wei on 2012-02-01 #places #street #market #xa2 #location #escape-from-the-city #xpro-chrome-100 #jalan-besar

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