Delightful Development Deals at Triple D!


Tucked on the ground floor of Burlington Square, a few blocks away from the bustling Queen’s Street, is the Triple D Minilab run by Mr Mike Chia. Mr Chia, or Uncle Mike as he is affectionately known to most Lomographers, runs the minilab with his lovely wife and teenage children.

When one goes into Triple D for the first time, one will be greeted by a genuine smile from Uncle Mike. The smile puts one at ease and less afraid to ask “stupid” questions, especially if one is new to Lomography. One thing that sets Triple D apart from other photo labs is its distinctive “Lomo-ness”. There are 2 Lomo walls in the minilab, reminiscent of Lomo Gallery Store elsewhere. One wall consists of photos contributed by members of a local Lomo forum, Lomotion. The other wall contains photos from the first Holga Singapore Tour, held sometime last year.

Uncle Mike is always on hand to offer advice to newbie Lomographers, patiently answering questions such as: what is the difference between negatives and slides, why did my roll came out blank etc. With the advice given, one can improve and hopefully, something will come out in the next roll.

Triple D sells a wide variety of films, ranging from fresh slides to expired negatives, in 35mm and 120 format. Value added service includes having a photo album that shows one the indicative effect and results of each film after developing. This enables customers to make an informed decision and purchase films that match their creative aspirations.

Last but not least, processing and scanning fees at Triple D are reasonably priced. This enables me to save more $ and shoot more. Therefore, if you happen to come to Singapore and need to process your films, do give Triple D a try.

All photos below are developed by Triple D and self scanned by me using Epson V500.

written by coolsigg on 2010-12-08 #gear #tutorials #printing #film #singapore #tipster #development #cross-process #photo-lab #film-processing


  1. awesomesther
    awesomesther ·

    Went there once, will def go back again :)

  2. azzzy
    azzzy ·

    nice one. i wanted to do this tipster but you beat me too it!

  3. coolsigg
    coolsigg ·

    azzy: haha! U can do another photolab. :X

  4. stonerfairy
    stonerfairy ·

    aiyah doing for another photolab is like betraying Triple D lah..
    hahahah this is great, its like putting Triple D in the LSI 'map' :D

  5. coolsigg
    coolsigg ·

    true true! haha! Triple D ftw!

  6. kiwikoh
    kiwikoh ·

    Woa! I just came back from there! Uncle Mike FTW!

  7. norya
    norya ·

    its nice to see Mike here.... but why no uncle mike picture!!!!
    but coolsigg... you forget to thank the person who found us uncle MIKE, the founder of lomotion

  8. renaishashin
    renaishashin ·

    Yay for Triple D! And Uncle Mike~ :DD

  9. bryson
    bryson ·

    Friendliest Mini Lab I visited.

  10. rav_bunneh
    rav_bunneh ·

    I want one here on Oahu!

  11. marant69
    marant69 ·

    Nice photolab! Inspiring me!

  12. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    Well, this looks like a fantastic lab!! :)) I want the same here!!

  13. panelomo
    panelomo ·

    this can pass off as a lomolocation too! :)

  14. coolsigg
    coolsigg ·

    @Norya: Uncle mike told me: can take everything in the shop but cannot take his photo! He is shy! :( Opps, yes, must thank Cindy! :) Fortunately i mentioned Lomotion in the article. haha! :)

  15. coolsigg
    coolsigg ·

    Thanks for all the likes!
    @panelomo: yes, can be Lomolocation too! Just that LSI classified photolab under tipster in this month's requested post. :)

  16. ndroo
    ndroo ·

    No photos of Uncle Mike? :D

  17. coolsigg
    coolsigg ·

    @ndroo: uncle mike says cannot take his photo because he shy! haha!

  18. kerpella
    kerpella ·

    Awesome :) I'll have to make a trip next time I'm in S'pore :D

  19. lawypop
    lawypop ·

    wah Triple D going International ! :)

  20. lawypop
    lawypop ·

    wah Triple D going International ! :)

  21. lawypop
    lawypop ·

    wah Triple D going International ! :)

  22. realmustache
    realmustache ·

    i wish i had a photolab with a film selection like that

  23. wen_xiang_chue_93
    wen_xiang_chue_93 ·

    Been there before, really nice and awesome =)

  24. houyin
    houyin ·

    nice one :)

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