Posts tagged with "culture"



Singapore - Streets & Culture · February 05, 2018
Thaipusam Festival Photos - Little India, Singapore - Sony A7 ii © Nathan Allen via @idreamedofthis
Legend states that the Hindu mother goddess gave a spear to Murugan, the god of war. With this spear, she helped him destroy an evil demon. Once a year on the full moon, Tamil Hindus around the world commemorate this during the fascinating Thaipusam Festival. They do so by fasting for 48 hours, and carrying heavy pots of milk on their heads. Others, incredibly, by “spearing” their own skin. Some even wear heavy, elaborate metal cages that are literally “fish hooked” and chained into...
Philippines Destinations · October 13, 2017
Tacloban City Tour - Leyte, Philippines © Nathan Allen via @idreamedofthis
I was in the Philippines during Typhoon Yolanda. I weathered the storm with a family in Legazpi, about 250kms away from the epicenter, Tacloban City. I volunteered doing repacking afterward, but at the time, was not allowed to visit Tacloban. 3 years later, I finally got my chance. I flew to Leyte province, and I must say...Tacloban is doing much, much better than I thought it would be...
Caluwayan Beach Resort in Marabut, Samar - Philippines © Nathan Allen via @idreamedofthis
Staying at Caluwayan is like being let in on a very good secret...definitely one of the gems of the southern Philippines!
Motorbike Trips · September 03, 2017
Romblon, Romblon by motorbike - Philippines © Nathan Allen via @idreamedofthis
Of all the incredible places I've explored in the Philippines, people might be surprised to learn that Romblon Island tops the list. After all, you don't hear too much about this place. Perhaps it's because it's overshadowed by it's massively popular (and crowded) neighbor Boracay. Well let me tell you...Romblon is loaded with charm and scenic beauty.
Street · May 29, 2017
Chinatown Street Photography, Singapore City - Sony RX100 III © Nathan Allen via @idreamedofthis
I have to be honest, the Sony RX100 is a great camera. However, the only reason I used it for my Chinatown street photography was because my Ricoh GR battery died! Haha...to tell the truth, I was surprised to learn that the RX100 is capable out on the Singapore streets, too!
Street · May 28, 2017
Little India Street Photography, Singapore - Candid Photos w/ Ricoh GR II © Nathan Allen via @idreamedofthis
Taking photos in India was one of the highlights of my career. However, I was shocked to find some of the same scenes right in the city of Singapore - during my Little India Street Photography shoot! Indeed, with my Ricoh GR II in tow, I once again discovered the colorful sights, sounds, and exotic tastes of rich and spicy Indian curries.
Singapore - Things To Do · May 27, 2017
Bukit Brown Cemetery & Monkey Photos - Singapore © Nathan Allen via @idreamedofthis
Singapore is a gleaming, modern metropolis...but if you dig deep, there is still quite a bit of natural and cultural heritage to be found. Take for example the fascinating old jungle cemetery known as Bukit Brown. Abandoned for many decades, it is the final resting place for many early Chinese pioneers...and currently home to a lot of colorful wildlife–such as kingfishers, woodpeckers, and even a troop of curious monkeys!
Landscape · March 17, 2017
B&W Photography in the provinces of the Philippines - Sony RX100iii  © Nathan Allen via @idreamedofthis
By Nathan Allen
October 15, 2016
Conrad Bali Wedding and Event Hall via @idreamedofthis
The iconic wedding hall @ Conrad Bali (image courtesy of www.traveloka.com )
Philippines Destinations · October 06, 2015
Dinagyang Blog Post © Nathan Allen via @idreamedofthis
By Nathan Allen

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