A Visit to a Malay Heritage District


posted on 5th of august, 2008

Kampong Glam in Singapore is sometimes known as the Malay Quarter. Historically this seaside district was home to many ethnic Malays. The ancient Bugis seafarers and traders also set up villages here. Until today, Kampong Glam still retains strong ties to the ethnic-Malay and Muslim community.

The word 'kampong' means 'village' in the Malay language. 'Glam' refers to the Gelam tree (eucalyptus) that used to grow in abundance in this vicinity. The bark of the tree was used by the villagers to caulk boats.




The architecture of the shophouses in the neighborhood still retains much of the rustic and relaxed atmosphere of the old Malay village.



This stately mansion used to be the palace (istana) of a sultan.

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Comments (3)

Posted by Patindhan on August 05, 2008
Nice pictures, i must be there soon. Thanks for your article & photos
Posted by Noonie on August 05, 2008
Beautiful place! Thanks for sharing with us.
Posted by Rebeccaosborn on August 05, 2008
beautiful pictures, it look like an amazing place!



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A little milestone : my 500th image on DT


posted on 6th of august, 2008
I had several images being reviewed all through today and at the end of the day the total number of my uploaded pix comes to a nice round 500 ~ :)



So today is a special day to me, and I'm glad this image is the magical 500th .. It's a semi-abstract study of a glass paperweight with white & blue crystalline flowers that seem to be blowing in the wind - i love its whimsical mood. It's a birthday present from a good friend when we were all working at our postgrad in the U. Sure brings back some happy memories ~

Comments (4)

Posted by Py2000 on August 10, 2008
Congratulations!
Posted by Sparkmom on August 07, 2008
I really like it! Thanks for sharing!
Posted by Litifeta on August 06, 2008
congratulations. hoping for than in october for me.



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Composed in Abstract


posted on 12th of august, 2008
I don't have a good eye for discovering unique compositions in abstract patterns, and I admire those photographers who do.

To give myself some materials to learn from, I searched under keywords such as 'pattern', 'abstract', 'objects' or 'still life', and I found some really interesting works. Everyday objects that invite a second look, thanks to the creativity of the photographers..


© Ldeitman (Help)
© Vika (Help)

© Logoboom (Help)



Looking at these photos is fun and inspiring. I am eager to start practicing cultivation of looking at things around me, in a more artistic way! :)

Comments (2)

Posted by Moth on August 12, 2008
thanks for comment, Dimitar ~ :)
Posted by Omegatransfer on August 12, 2008
Stock and art pictures in one! Looks like a good combination. Good, job, keep working :)



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Seascapes


posted on 14th of august, 2008
The sea is so beautiful.. it hold many wonderments for me.




When I take a holiday, it is usually somewhere near the sea or the beach. The sea has so many different moods, at different times of the day and in different weathers. I would like to share some images of the sea that I captured, and also some beautiful works from other photographers, which I found here on DT ~




My flip-flops on the sandy beach in summer ..











Trying out long exposures to re-create the misty mood of dawn at the beach ..













Or just standing at the seaside on a sunny day and dream ~








Walking by a lighthouse at dusk...

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Posted by Zqfotography on August 16, 2008
A nice collection!
Posted by Lifesazoo on August 15, 2008
Beautiful Seascape picture :)
Posted by Omegatransfer on August 15, 2008
Good work! You know what - I have a plenty of friends from Singapore :) Keep the good work going on;)



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