Joyous slices of Singapore life

Joyous slices of Singapore life

THROUGH THE HAZE: This shot by Mr Albert Tan was taken during the haze crisis. He loves the wayang stage in the background and is struck by the fact that this performing art has "now become a thing of the past, a sad loss to our cultural heritage".
Joyous slices of Singapore life

KIDS RUN RIOT: "Behind the door of every home, there are always stories," said sales executive Jason Tan, 32, who snapped this colourful shot. "But all kids living in Housing Board flats share the same thought: Let's have fun."
Joyous slices of Singapore life

A CHILD'S WORLD: "The traditional games of yesteryear bring back memories of childhood days for adults. Seen here at Raffles Place, these kids seemed fascinated with the simplicity of games and were enjoying themselves," said graphic designer Ong Yi Chao, 27.
Joyous slices of Singapore life

SWIM TEAM ALERT! This photo of the Singapore women's water-polo team was captured at the Toa Payoh Swimming Complex in June by freelance photographer David Ng, 57, who was struck by the attentiveness shown on the swimmers' faces.
Joyous slices of Singapore life

UTTER DEVOTION: Hairstylist Pat Law, 46, managed to capture devotees praying at Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple in Waterloo Street on the eve of Chinese New Year earlier this year.
Joyous slices of Singapore life

DANCE FEVER: Fire dancers in action were captured by engineer Goh Teck Leong, 46, at Kallang Community Centre last year.


    Aug 20, 2013

    Joyous slices of Singapore life

    GRAPHIC designer and photography enthusiast Albert Tan knew that capturing a good photo out in the open, while the haze loomed last month, was going to be tough.

    But when he chanced upon a wayang stage in a field in Alexandra Road, he knew it was just the right setting for a stunning photo.

    He revisited the site over several days, and he saw his opportunity on a day when the haze let up briefly. He managed to snap a shot of an elderly man, whose face was lit up in wonder.

    "Wayang is an uncommon sight in Singapore and to witness it outdoors in an open field (these days) is rather rare," said Mr Tan.

    The 50-year-old added that he was moved when he asked the man what he liked most about Singapore. The man replied: "It's right in front of me."

    Mr Tan's shot is one of the top three in the public-entries category of a Lianhe Zaobao photo contest. His photo - along with shots from graphic designer and illustrator Ng Han Boon, 47, whose photo took top honours; and retiree Ong Beng Teck, 60, who placed third - will be part of the newspaper's Impressions of Singapore exhibition. Seven other shots were shortlisted for the finals, and will also be showcased.

    Each photograph is a quintessential snapshot of life here.

    The exhibition, which will also feature 80 pictures from Zaobao photojournalists, opened at VivoCity yesterday. Mr Sam Tan, Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Culture, Community and Youth, was at the event.

    Mr Goh Sin Teck, editor of Lianhe Zaobao, said: "We hope that the photographs we have selected will touch people's hearts and bring about special memories."

    My Paper highlights some of the finalists' photos here.

    The Impressions of Singapore exhibition is on at VivoCity until Sunday. It will then move to 112 Katong, followed by Jem and Chinatown Point respectively.