Did you know that besides the five Merlion statues that are officially recognized by the STB, there are a few other considerably sized statues located around the island? Like this one which is situated at the heartland of the Ang Mo Kio Grove estate. It might not be there to attract tourist, but it certainly does give some roar to the area. And it comes in a pair!
Good day one and all! Out of the 460 entries submitted, we have got a winner for the challenge!
This is the winning entry from Boon Wai Choi entitled, “The Unknown Famous”. Little did we know that there are considerably sized Merlion statues around Singapore, thank you for letting us know about them! Besides Boon Wai’s instagram entry, there are also many other great photographs out there and we feel that some of them deserve to be mentioned as well.
We have collated our top 20 favorite photographs and they are not presented in any order.
Dyah Peni Tunjung Sari: Biscuits biscuits … they are not for you to eat.
Dyah Peni Tunjung Sari: Two girls learning how to fish from his dad
Evon Lim: Heartland
Fitzgerald Dizon: You have to be always ready to take a near perfect shot. Good thing I was able to capture the quirkiness of the couple.
Phy: Bugis village — A photographer’s paradise.
Ron Lin: All that insanity in the city drives one nuts. Hence, I took on a guided tour to Chek Jawa in Pulau Ubins, a place to seek peace and just to get away from the urbanization. The child in me took over when i was shown the fascinating species by the tour guide. There were the horseshoe crabs, star fishes, sea cucumbers, sea anemone etc It was as though they came out live from those primary/secondary school science textbooks. It was not just a breathtaking sight but also a breath of fresh air no doubt.
Kar Mun: Friendships are made and break at coffeeshops, gossips and news are exchanged at coffeeshops, rediscover the fantastic and cheap food at good ‘ol coffeeshop! Food is definately much better than foodcourt!
Kar Mun: Join the friendly uncles at the HDB void decks for a friendly game of chess! Singapore is the only country that has chess tables provided underneath the void decks to foster neighbourhood relationship :))
Kar Mun: There’s still a handful of traditional barbers still operating under shade of the shophouses.… and the trade is fast disappearing as these old uncles retire.…
Van Zephyr: I love spiral staircases
Van Zephyr: KTM Tanjong Pagar Railway Station Photowalk. 9 May 2011.
Victor Tan: As often in life, little beautiful things tend to go unnoticed. If you look closely, even the sunset in urban terrain can look so beautiful.
Vu Lam: The contrail from the Republic ofSingapore Air Force ( RSAF) aircraft creates a surreal connectionbetween the Liang Court skyscrapers at Clarke Quay. To me,RediscoverSg is about looking at mundane, often overlooked spaces inSingapore with a new perspective. Contemplating architecture in thecontext of its environment can create a whole new experience.
Vu Lam: In Singapore, we are so caught up running the rat race that we sometimes forget the small things. We need to pause and appreciate these precious moments; Moments that transcend time and physical spaces. The first step to RediscoverSg is to rediscover love, regardless of race, religion, age and sexual orientation.
Yvonne Yau: A walk to remember.
Thomas Gantz: The present moment is all that ever is.
Denise Lin: Old Kallang Airport, Terminal Building. Old but still standing strong.
Phy: Small city, giant dreams
Fitzgerald Dizon: East Coast park has alot to offer. Uncover the endless possibilities.
Ron Lin: The lonesome withering tree stands strong against the beauty of nature (painted blue sky and textured wet grounds) Perhaps it has never been lonely, but being adored by the sky and land for what a strong-willed life form it is. Nonetheless, it is what it is that inspired me to capture this contrasting feel.
A big thank you to all fellow instagrammers who have submitted their photographs for the challenge. There will be an InstaMeet: The InstaShow this coming Sunday at Crazy World Cafe, 19th June 2011, where there will be a showcase of photographs from selected Singapore Instagrammers! Do come by if you are free as we will be giving out the GakkenFlex
DIY 35mm TLR Camera then!