There may be no better place than Singapore to explore one's love of street photography. Here you'll find a vibrant mix of culture, tradition, and activity...where the past and the present have collided in spectacular fashion. I hit the streets to see what I can capture with my little Ricoh GR II...
I have to be honest, the Sony RX100 is a great camera, but the only reason I shot with it here was because my Ricoh GR II battery died. Haha...however, I was surprised to learn that the RX100 is quite capable out on the streets, too!
Taking photos in India was one of the highlights of my travel career. I was shocked to find almost a perfect replica of those experiences right in the heart of Asia–in Singapore's Little India! Here I found the same colorful sights, enchanting sounds, and exotic scents from some of the best Indian restaurants outside of the subcontinent.
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!
Singapore's city buses are made in the U.K. and Germany (Mercedes Benz), and their public transportation system is quite efficient & affordable. A few of these sleek buses are double deckers, and provide a spectacular view as you ride through the city. I did what any self respecting photographer would do when presented with scenes like this: I started taking photos.