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.
Well to be accurate, the title should read Superheadz Ultra Wide & Slim Singapore since Superheadz is the company that makes the camera and not the camera itself. But Superheadz Singapore has more of a ring to it, so I’m gonna stick with it rather than going all anal on the accuracy of my post titles.
Presenting random shots around Singapore taken on my Superheadz UWS using Lomo X-Pro Chrome 100.
#1 Piece of History
A familiar sight in the City Hall area with a whole load of history behind it which I didn’t know before. There is a Capitol Cinema that old timers speak fondly about that is hidden from view behind the facade of Capitol Building. Surprise surprise, I didn’t know about that too until now.
It has been confirmed that the site is to be redeveloped and the theatre will be conserved, housing local theatre groups and screening commercial movies. Cool beans. Here is a great set of photos of the old cinema and its interior taken by momofuku ando. I should probably drop by and check out the old cinema before it’s gone.
Something light after all that history lesson. Red lanterns.
#3 Low & Wet
Question. Would you rather be high and dry or low and wet?
#4 Outta Control
Always intrigued by these old school spiral staircases whenever I walked past them on my way to develop my photos. And then I’m reminded of the spiral staircase in the North Spine of NTU. Conclusion: fun to look at, not fun to climb ’em.
Had a very vague memory of the old La Salle college near the vicinity of my secondary school. And remembering it was quite a pickle to pronounce.
“These FTs come and snatch our jobs and act as if they own the place. You mean you can’t find locals for this kind of jobs that require you to stand in the sweltering heat all day long?? Only Sillyporeans can still happily vote for the Gahmen. Sooner or later we are going to become the minority!!..”
If you have a 100% understanding of the above rant, it most certainly is an indication that you have been reading too many of those comments in Yahoo Singapore news.
#7 Sah Mun
The driver previously had a bad case of summonitis.
Is it just me or does anyone thinks that this wouldn’t look out of place as a candidate symbol for a Presidential Election campaign?
That’s all for this set. Quite enjoyed them with the Lomo Chrome coming through for me once again. Definitely recommended for all the Lomographers out there.