Inspired by stouf’s Goodbye Quebec post, here’s my story of an unforgettable end and a start of another lomographic journey. I arrived in Singapore last summer of 2001, coming from my hometown in Manila, Philippines. Judging from my profession, Singapore is truly an architect’s playground.
Singapore is a bustling modern city living on 24-hour air-conditioned establishments and fast-paced lifestyle. Not to mention its crisp clean and green-designed communities and lively neighborhood.
Imagine the video game Sim City in real life.
(fast-forward and skip to 2008 when I was introduced to Lomography)
I never really had the chance to mingle with the lomography community in Singapore. I did participate in one of the many activities, which includes the Holga Singapore Tour, and the WeLoveSnap-LomotionSG Holga Doubles Project.
The Holga Singapore Tour was created to give Singapore an analog overview of its different attractions and lifestyles, where each participant gets to show the beauty of his own district to an ordinary man’s eyes – Lomography Style!
My contribution was directed to Holland Village where I stayed for about 5 years. A place famous in Singapore for its bohemian-inspired environment.
The WeLoveSnap-LomotionSG Holga Doubles Project is a collaboration between Thailand and Singapore’s lomography communities, where two lomographers are paired together to swap films and shoot doubles. The project was a success where lomographs wildly conceived surreal results!
So, if ever you are visiting Singapore, here are a few lomography-related places (and websites) you should not miss.
Triple D Film Lab
Thirty Six Camera Shop
Just a few minutes’ walk from Triple D Film Lab, this store is mainly catered to toy cameras and anything analog. You might even have a chance to look at one in a few golden LC-As displayed in their gallery. Say hi and hello to our fellow lomographers @cyanwater, @ymmij, and @norya who’s always welcome to serve you.
Singapore’s lomography and film camera forum site. If you’re planning to visit Singapore and would like to know more about anything lomographic in advance, ask around and these guys will happily help you.
Fuzzy Eye Balls
Mr. Andrew Kua’s blog is a must visit, where you can learn tipsters, how to’s, and basically keep yourself up-to-date with anything about film photography. Want to know more about this blogger? Visit his lomohome @ndroo and his cute kid whose also an avid lomographer @fitzand
8 Storey Tree
An online site where you can find cheap films, cameras, and other accessories.
I have been in Singapore for about 10 years now, and will be moving to different cities for the next few years. Luckily, I have my Lomography Sidekick Bag to accompany me during these trips.
oh yeah – here’s a few places not to be missed!
Rainforest Kidzworld at the Singapore Zoo
There’s a lot more places to explore in Singapore, and you can know more of them in the lomography locations found here -
I am writing this in Abu Dhabi where I’ll be spending my journey for the next few months. After a few grueling days of 45-degree afternoons, and surveying the area for film labs, which can process E6 and 120 films – which doesn’t exist here anymore, I have decided to learn film developing at home. The results of course, will only be available on my next post.
From the unpredictable wet and dry seasons, to 40-degree morning sunshines – you can never ask for more extreme weather transitions.