A Giant’s Surfboard | Superheadz UWS | Kodak Elitechrome 200
King Kong 2: Singapore Surf
An unscrupulous organization has captured a huge ass gorilla (rumored to be a descendent of King Kong / by product of the exposure to excessive levels of radiation) from the wild jungles of an unnamed island.
Despite massive public outcry, King Kong (Not So) Junior is being shipped to Singapore to serve as its latest tourist attraction. Eyes brimming with sorrow, KKJ was resigned to his fate until he caught sight of the Merlion.
It was love at first sight. Determined to fight for his one true love, KKJ broke free of his chains and uprooted the Merlion to the horror of the awestruck bystanders.
By now, a legion of army personnel, helicopters and tanks have gathered and surrounded KKJ. Trapped, KKJ ascended Marina Bay Sands with the Merlion in tow while banging his chest and making lots of loud grunting noises.
In a moment of genius, KKJ ripped off the top of the MBS structure and used it as a surfboard to escape to a nearby island. He and the Merlion lived there happily ever after.
So yea, just drop the check in my mailbox once the movie option is taken up. And a mention in the credits would be nice.
Well, not the one in New Zealand or any other Commonwealth countries. It’s the Queenstown right here in Singapore.
It has the honor of being the first satellite town in Singapore and was developed between the 50s and 60s. I remember stumbling onto some recent pictures of the area which left me pretty fascinated. It was old and beat-up. It was so… foreign.
However, the number of visits I’ve ever made to Queenstown can probably be counted on the stubby fingers of my hands. The bulk of it when I was a pimply teenager looking to score a bargain for a pair of football boots at Queensway Shopping Centre. And oh, baggy berms too.
So I wielded my keyboard and did some research on the places I could check out. With my enhanced knowledge, I’m all set and ready to rumble.
All photos taken with Superheadz Ultra Wide and Slim (UWS) on Agfa Vista 100.
Sorry We’re Closed, Forever
Was hoping to check out the surroundings of the abandoned cinema but it has been barricaded. Great start.
Empty, Almost | LC-A+ RL | Sunny 200
Seats and breathing space aplenty.
The early bird gets the worm, indeed.
Speaking of early birds and worms, be sure to check out the prints and tees at my redbubble site to get a head start on your Christmas shopping.
Finding the perfect and affordable gifts for die hard football or soccer fans? Then head on down to my football t-shirts store at shirtyfooty.com.
Start shopping now to get your beak on that sweet wiggly worm. Yums.
Finally back with some long overdue shots. To be specific, night shots with my LCA+ RL on the Lomo Xpro Chrome 100.
The location was quite a well kept secret. I think? But I’m gonna share it with you guys anyway cos that’s just the way I roll.
At 5 bucks a pop, you can enter Universal Studios Singapore on either Friday or Saturday for an electrifying fireworks display at 9pm. If I remembered correctly, the tickets go on sale from 6 or 6.30pm onwards at the counters located outside the entrance.
It’s definitely a far cry to USS in the day, with the cool night breeze and lit up attractions. Not to mention the thin crowds (that is until the fireworks show) that made USS so much more enjoyable to explore.
#1 Follow the Light
Wished I could say we took this on our way in, but I actually took this on our way out along Sentosa Boardwalk. Nice ambience for a chillout night.
Pearl’s Hill. Quite the name eh. But there aren’t any pearls to be found here. The hill was actually named after its previous owner, a big shot by the name of James Pearl who was king of the hill from 1822 to 1828.
I had been oblivious to the hill’s presence all these while until I started at my current job. You see, the company bus pickup point is located at the nearby Outram MRT station. Couldn’t help but noticed this odd shaped building at the foot of the hill whenever I exit the station. Therefore, I made a mental note to check out the the building and its surroundings someday.
So here it is, Pearl’s Hill on an ancient Kodak T400N B&W film from 2007. Pardon the fuzz and graininess.
#1 Horseshoe House | LC-A+ RL
The one that caught my eye. Completed in 1976, it was named Building of the Year by Architecture Aficionados for 3 years running. Allegedly.
#1 Old is Gold | LC-A+ RL
I’m no expert in architecture, but the look of the estate somehow reminds me of the public housing in communist countries. Tried sourcing the net for the inspiration behind its design and instead stumbled upon a gem of a blog, written about all the nostalgic stuffs of Singapore: Remember Singapore. Definitely a great read for those interested in knowing more about the olden days of Singapore.
Continuing from my previous post of black and white photos of Old Airport Road…
#1 Slide n Ride | LC-A+ RL | Kodak T400N (expired)
A leftover shot from the 2007 expired Kodak T400N batch. Gives off a dreamy feeling which reminds me of my childhood.