Well Happy New Year everyone!  I hope you all had a nice holiday season and are kicking off 2019 with lots of fun and energy.  If you didn’t get a chance to, I’d be thrilled for you to check out last week’s post, which was my 5 favorite images of 2018.  If you’re only going to look at one post a year (which I hope you’ll look at more! 🙂 ), that’s the one to check out.

A new year means a new series!  I skipped over Singapore this year because I was so excited the images I got in the bayous of East Texas.  So much pretty nature there!  Well, I’m going to hit the rewind button and circle back to show you all some of the images I got in Singapore this year that I was excited about.

This past year when I went to Singapore, I had a goal in mind – don’t take pictures of the Marina Bay Sands buildings.  Now, mind you there are nothing wrong with the Marina Bay Sands buildings, however all the pictures I have of Singapore include the buildings!  I simply wanted to feature things about Singapore other than those buildings! 🙂  So over the next couple of weeks I’m going to share those images.  For this week I wanted to highlight a staple of Singapore, and that’s the food hawkers.  Singapore is famous for its street food (which is amazing), and the best way to get it, is to go to one of the food hawker “malls” (I don’t know what else to call it), like featured in the foreground (it’s the smaller building with a steeple in the dead center, literally across the street from where the viewer is “standing”.  Inside are all sorts of stalls, selling all sorts of delicious foods from all over the world.  It’s amazing… and CHEAP!  So good.  I was headed to eat dinner one night when I stopped at the crosswalk here at this exact corner.  I was struck by all the brand new buildings in the background, and then this food hawker place in the foreground.  I had to come back to shoot it because I felt like it captured part of Singapore so well.  Not all of Singapore looks like this (it is all a city though), as this is the downtown (central business district) area, but it definitely says “Singapore” to me!

More next week!

–Dan Thompson

Cades Cove

Cades Cove
Cross St, Singapore
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