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100 Days

9 photographs for a monumental 99 tribute

Remembrance – A 99 year old matriarch of 5 generations

100 Days

DBS Marina Regatta 2013 – Bay Festival 24th & 25th May

The DBS Marina Regatta 2013 rocked Marina Bay on the 18th and 19th May 2013, with high octane Dragon Boating sporting actions and festivities around the Social Enterprise Carnival and Regatta Village. The activities did not end here on the 18th and 19th May, instead the activities and festivities continued with the Bay Festival happening on the 24th and 25th May 2013. Both days were filled with exciting and interesting activities on the water and on the land.

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On the 24th May, there were Invitational Dragon Boat Races from the Schools, Community and Open Categories. This was a good time for them to participate and have fun in Dragon Boating competition. The atmosphere was great, fun and a friendly sporting carnival for people of all ages and nationalities. The Social Enterprise Carnival was there and there were arts and crafts, circus acts, food and beverage and games for those enjoying the festivities on the land. I went back to Marina Promontory to capture the Invitational Dragon Boat Races, choosing different locations and angles to capture Dragon Boating sporting actions at Marina Bay. It was great to see many different colours just like the DBS Marina Regatta 2013 International and competitive races the weekend before that. When the Invitational Dragon Boat Races finished in the evening, the attention was turned towards the DBS Marina Regatta Drum Challenge Finals. The Drum Challenge Finals was a great spectacle and enjoyment for the spectators. With their noise level and enthusiasm, they definitely gave DBS Marina Regatta 2013 Bay Festival a big shout out!

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On the 25th May, it was Water Craft by the Bay, a time for the public to experience sailing, ocean kayaking and Dragon Boating in the Marina Bay. Participants of young and old were enthusiastic and excited, trying out the different sailing activities available. They had a fun and leisure sea sports time in the Marina Bay. The Social Enterprise Carnival was around too for the public to enjoy the festivities and fun on the land, allowing the public to enjoy leisure and recreational fun on the land or in the Marina Bay! With all the various water and land activities and events, it was definitely a day of family and fun activities at Bay Festival 2013! In the late afternoon, I joined fellow photographer friends Weili, Callan, AikBeng,Bryan and Ivan at Singapore’s first Phonegraphy Awards for DBS Marina Regatta 2013 Story Awards. Callan, AikBeng, Bryan and Ivan were part of the panel discussion on stage to share about their photography experiences, their style of photography and their tips on how to tell compelling stories via Instagram. Listening to my friends, the expert photographers, sharing their stories, it was definitely an eye-opener and a great insight.

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After the awards were chosen and presented, the final finale was the unveiling of the video and it was very impressive!! Our photographs and videos from our group of photographers over the two weekends, collating together into an awesome video. Take a look at this awesome video below!

As DBS Marina Regatta 2013 came to an end, I had a great time, enjoying, watching Dragon Boating action over two weekends. Photographing the sporting actions, moments and expressions, working with such a wide, diverse and very talented photographers who are also social media influencers. The team work and efforts all coming together to tell and share many wonderful stories of DBS Marina Regatta 2013.


Created with Admarket’s flickrSLiDR.


Created with Admarket’s flickrSLiDR.

Singtel “Home Without Walls” Photo Contest

The role and importance of the family unit is an integral key foundation for all societies in the world. Over many centuries while many things have changed in terms of technology and modern development, the core values and importance of the family unit as a building block in a society never changes. Our Home is more than just a place to eat, sleep, feeling the love, comfort and acceptance in the family. Home is where our lives intertwine and interconnect, making stories and sharing our experiences. Our home is the place to bond and connect, every different home story is unique and special with our dreams, aspirations, experiences and connections.

Unique and special memories of the family are best captured down in memories via photography, for the current generation and the future generations as well. SingTel wants to inspire Singaporeans to connect with their families and forge stronger bonds with their loved ones with this photo contest open to all Singaporeans to take part in from 23 June to 5 August. This photo contest is Home Without Walls and the Open Category is for all Singaporeans.

Singaporeans are encouraged to submit photo entries under the following four themes relating to precious family moments with various members that make up the family: Father Figures (Fathers), Grand for a Reason(Grandparents), Mum’s the Word (Mothers), Just Kidding (Children). The Grand Prize winner for the Open Category contest will walk away with S$2,500, and the individual winners for each of the four category themes will enjoy S$500 in cash prize.
Today on the 23rd June 2012, there is the National Family Day Out Carnival 2o12 at Waterfront Promenade at the Marina Bay. Many exciting activities awaits us there and more details can be found on their website! Singtel is launching the Open Category photo contest to coincide with the Family Day Out Carnival today at this year’s National Family Celebrations. At the National Family Day Celebrations today, there is a photo contest for you all to take part. It’s the Instagram contest where participants are encouraged to take part in and hashtag #homewithoutwalls when uploading their own photographs taken at the event on Instagram. The theme of the contest is “Family Connections”. Winner will walk away with 4 x F1 Premier Walkabout tickets!
A photograph speaks a thousand words, these words of wisdom stood the test of time. The memories from a photograph lasts forever that can be passed down from generations to generations. Taking photographs of your family, the love, bonding and experiences will ensure a lasting priceless legacy for yourself and future generations. Take your camera out, start photographing your family and share here with Singtel’s Home Without Walls campaign.