Thaipusam, Singapore

Thaipusam

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Being a melting pot of cultures – Singapore offers variety of traditions to be observed and revered. I was lucky enough to have spent more than six years in this city-state and witness some of these traditions firsthand. Thaipusam is a Hindu festival celebrated mostly by the Tamil community on the full moon in the Tamil month of Thai (January/February). Singapore, with …

Korea's Black Eagles Aerobatics flying display, Singapore Airshow 2016

Singapore Airshow 2016

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Here I was, the much awaited Singapore Airshow 2016. The airshow happens every couple of years and I didn’t go for the 2014 edition, my sister and brother-in-law did. And they have not stopped raving about the show ever since.  So after a two year wait I made it to the show with my wife with my Camera gear! Fortunately …

Human Net, La Fura dels Baus, Singapore River Festival 2015

Singapore River Festival – 2015

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An evening out at Clarke Quay to watch the death defying performance conceived by Spanish theatre group La Fura Dels Baus at the the Singapore River Festival 2015. The river festival is celebrating Singapore river stories with a series of art installations, performances and food festivals lined up along the river, all the way from Boat Quay to Robertson Quay. We started …

Ali Zafar, Singapore, 2014

Ali Zafar live in Singapore – September 2014

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Had the chance of covering Ali Zafar live in Singapore. Ali Zafar is a Pakistani artist (singer – actor) who often performs in Bollywood. One of my personal favourites is his Yaar Daddi performance in Coke Studio Pakistan. Ali Zafar performed in Singapore on 13th September 2014 at The Star Theatre, The Star Vista. Sharul Channa (a Singaporean standup comedian) hosted the …

Singapore Night Festival 2014 - William Close - Earth Harp, Bras Basah Bugis Precinct, National Museum of Singapore, Queen Street

Singapore Night Festival – 2014

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Chanced upon a facebook post by a friend about the ongoing Singapore Night festival and decided to go down. Singapore Night Festival taking place over a couple of weekends in August 2014. Singapore Night festival is an annual feature and transforms the cityscapes around the National Singapore Museum and Bras Basah.Bugis Precinct into a dazzling show of lights and performances. …

fireworks Gardens by the bay east, Singapore National Day Parade 2014

Singapore National Day Parade 2014 – Rehearsals

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The Republic of Singapore celebrates its National Day on 9th August every year in commemoration of Singapore’s independence from Malaysia in year 1965. The event is marked by a National Day Parade, an address by the Prime Minister of Singapore and fireworks celebrations. Since 2007, the National Day Parade has been taking place at The Float@Marina Bay and will move to …

Tea Estates, Cameron Highlands, Malaysia

Weekend Getaway: Cameron Highlands

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A bunch of us decided to go down to Cameron Highlands over a weekend, mid-June’14 for a quick, short and sweet weekend trip. We took the overnight Konsortium coach to Cameron Highlands on late Friday evening and were in Cameron Highlands around 9 in the morning on Saturday. Cameron Highlands is situated mid-north within the Peninsular Malaysia, 580 kms from Singapore. The hill station …