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Merlion Park and Water Front in Singapore

Merlion statue

Yesterday I spent the whole morning and afternoon catching up on some much needed blogging and picture editing.  By the time I got done it was mid-heat afternoon and the light was to harsh to do city shots.  So I bummed around the hostel talking to other people till about 6pm, in which I grabbed my bag and headed out.  After having such great success the night before with Mr. Wong shooting nights shots of the water front I decided I wanted to try some more at a different location.  I jumped onto the MRT and headed to Raffles Station MRT stop.  This is where you’ll find most of Singapore’s large skyscrapers.  I walked around for an hour getting lost shooting street shots of the buildings.  When it was about to get dark I headed for Merlion Park to set up for sunset pictures.

Merlion Park, with it’s lion shooting water out, is like their national statue, comparable to the US Statue of Liberty.  Across from it you can see the Esplanade Theater, Singapore version of the Sydney Opera House (and I think the Esplanade is much nicer).  The Singapore Flyer (worlds largest ferris-wheel) is across the bay, the new casino’s Singapore is building and the city back drop.  It really is a shooters paradise there.

I messed around for about 3-4 hours getting the shots I wanted and left out because I had drained all my batteries in my camera bag.  You could call it a rookie mistake but I thought I had a fully charged one in reserve but I forgot I used it already.  So went back to the hostel and hung out with the gang there for a bit watching a few episodes of Friends.  No matter where you go in the world there is always Friends being played in hostels for some reason.  A guy from Amsterdam that is staying at the hostel asked me earlier if I wanted to go out and have a beer that night, so I showered up (been taking 5 showers a day here in Singapore if that tells you how hot it is) and we went for a few brews around the corner at a pub.

I think tonight I will go out and actually go to a club.   Haven’t done much since being here other then photography, which I love, but I think I better put the camera down for a night and experience some night life before leaving.  Until then!




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