Swinging Over to Singapore

Have more than just a Singapore Sling when you drop by this sunny city-state with its impressive architectural landmarks, shopping jaunts, recreational offerings, tasty hawker fare – and more!

Also home to one of Lomography’s gallery stores, Singapore’s urban jungle makes for an inspiring location for many of its local lomographers and visitors. From Changi Airport to Sentosa, lomographers searched far and wide for exciting locations and quaint hangouts to visit, shoot, and share here in our locations section.

Interested to see where they’ve been? Read on…

There’s no doubt that one of the most popular things to do while in Singapore is eat, eat, eat – especially at hawker centers. Famous for its thriving street food culture, one surely should not miss out on its tasty offerings such as popiah, chicken rice, chili crab, laksa, and satay. But even with its seemingly endless number of hawker stalls selling a great variety of local favorites, Singapore is also home to a bevy of 5-star restaurants, quaint cafes, and fusion restaurants, providing even greater variety for hungry lomographers.

In his locations article on Holland Village, one of our regular Locations contributors, uncle_jay gave us a glimpse of one of the city’s hawker centers as well as everyday life in his hometown.

photo by uncle_jay

Local flavor + urban adventure
Meanwhile, bao_wei's article on the very popular Ann Siang Hill showcased one of Singapore’s most popular local hangouts especially for the young ones. Make sure to check out k.ki (for your sweet tooth), The Little Drom Store (for quirky knickknacks), and Maxwell Hawker Center while you’re there.

photo by bao_wei

Of course, as Ann Siang Hill is located near Chinatown, make sure to pay it a visit as well. Whether for some local curios, reflexology, or some dried meats, Singapore’s Chinatown is always an interesting place to visit and photograph.

photo by izadrazi

Another uniquely Singapore place of interest is the famous Haw Par Villa, a Chinese mythological theme park located along Pasir Panjang Road. If you enjoyed reading Dante’s Inferno back in high school, then you’ll definitely have fun here!

photo by bao_wei

Speaking of theme parks, two popular ones in Singapore that tourists (and locals) shouldn’t miss out on are Sentosa and Universal Studios Singapore. Thankfully these two are located near each other so it’s much easier for you to have access to both parks.

photo by nicholasdavidchoy

As I end this mini Singapore city guide, a lot of you might be thinking, “Wait, there’s still more to Singapore than that!” and I agree…from the awe-inspiring Marina Bay Sands, the Singapore Flyer, the Night Safari, Singapore Zoo, and the famous Orchard Road, there really is so much to be discovered in Singapore, hopefully this will encourage those who’ve been fortunate enough to have their own Singapore discoveries to share it here in our Locations section. :) Lomo On!

Talk shop, stock up on films or get a new camera while you’re in Singapore! Visit the Singapore Lomography Gallery Store at:
295 South Bridge Road
058838, Singapore
Singapore store homepage
Opening hours: Mon-Sun: 12:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

written by ungrumpy on 2012-03-20 #places #singapore #location #lomography #locations-city-guide

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