Rediscovering the Places (we thought) We Knew!


If you ask any Singaporean, the most likely response you will get is “Singapore is too small, too boring. There isn’t anywhere to go anymore!” I used to think so too until I decided to look at the small things through my analogue cameras and rediscover some of the things just “hiding” from plain sight.

I was out with my two cameras, Diana F+ and Smena 8M, and while waiting for the take-away to be ready, I took a stroll around the area.

Sembawang is located near the northern tip of sunny island Singapore. It’s one of the new towns with housings with high-rise flats being the most common form of housing here in Singapore.

Credits: awesomesther

With all the high-rise buildings towering over us, it’s hard to notice the sky, clouds and the beauty of little things around us.

The beauty of the sky and clouds always fascinates me.

If you take a stroll from the Sembawang Shopping Centre, it’s not hard to notice these beauties.

Credits: awesomesther

written by awesomesther on 2011-01-16 #places #35mm #discovery #houses #flats #singapore #location #nostalgic #sembawang #personal-story


  1. mochilis
    mochilis ·

    Nice article! You're completely right - sometimes we forgot the little nice things around our neighborhood :)

  2. chaoticsense
    chaoticsense ·

    Indeed! Nice article! :)

  3. awesomesther
    awesomesther ·

    Hey thanks for dropping me messages! @mochilis & @chaoticsense
    Am glad you guys liked it :D

  4. lawypop
    lawypop ·

    @awesomesther : great article! and Yes, Singapore may be small but with if we open our eyes hard enuff, we can find many many exciting small wonders!

  5. lawypop
    lawypop ·

    i meant wide enough .. haha

  6. awesomesther
    awesomesther ·

    @lawypop Yeah! Thanks for the comments :D hehe. I think looking at those usual things through the lens is refreshing :D

  7. wallflowersforjane
    wallflowersforjane ·

    great job! nice to see other parts of the country! (haha, say until like singapore so big!)

  8. awesomesther
    awesomesther ·

    @wallflowersforjane haha! thanks!!! i find it a bit hard to describe it as a "country" considering its puny side. oops :x but I am hoping to go around a few more places to click-click ^^

  9. maxwellmaxen
    maxwellmaxen ·

    i also walk through the same area over and over again and dont see anything interesting.. but armed with a camera it gets a wild jungle!

  10. awesomesther
    awesomesther ·

    @maxwellmaxen yes it does!!! i've been so caught with work and stuff, i'm really looking forward to going out again with my cameras!! :D thanks for the comment!

  11. artichekt
    artichekt ·

    ... it's the normal course of life that hides the real beauty! Nice article!

  12. awesomesther
    awesomesther ·

    Thank you ^.^

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