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Fashion Steps Out @ Orchard 2015

Fashion Steps Out @ Orchard, where fashion models strut down the main road in the Orchard Road area, creating an outdoor fashion walk event 550m long Orchard Fashion Runway. There were 176 models showcasing 13 participating fashion designers/brands from different countries.

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The theme for Fashion Steps Out @ Orchard 2015 was

– Fashion Fast Forward

– Fashion Then and Now.Singapore 50 Years On.

Thanks to fellow photographer DK, I was able to attend Fashion Steps Out @ Orchard 2015 and be right in the heart of action of the Orchard Fashion Runway 2015! It was a fun time photographing the models and their interesting/unique fashion designs that they were representing! Check out the photographs that I took at Fashion Steps Out @ Orchard 2015 on my Flickr collection!

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I do like fashion photography shoot and I would love to explore this area of photography with my lighting system, for both indoor and outdoor fashion shoot! Looking forward to share more of my fashion photography shoot in the future!


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Sony opens in the Heart of Orchard Road

Sony recently opened its flagship store in Singapore, located in the 313@somerset mall. Covering an expansive space of 9,902 square feet, the Sony Store 313@somerset will also unveil a brand new concept that embodies the “One Sony” vision – bringing together all that Sony Electronics, Sony Mobile, Sony Pictures, Sony Music and Sony Computer Entertainment can offer under one roof. The Sony flagship showroom is more than just a huge showcase for Sony’s latest and most innovative technology on offer by Sony, it will also be used by Sony Music and Sony Pictures to host meet-and-greets with its local and international artistes and screenings of exclusive trailers and sneak peeks.

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With a prominent video wall mounted on its store front, customers will be invited to step into the wide and open entrance of the store with the dazzling and captivating visual displays. Segmented according to its different product offerings, the Sony Store 313@somerset offers a Be Moved experience that is reflected in our Displays, Music, Digital Imaging, Gaming, Mobile and Movies, as well as its customer-friendly Service Centre. The store will also be home to Sony’s ubiquitous Sony Digital Workshop space, which is capable of hosting workshops, seminars and activity sessions.

The latest BRAVIA televisions will be sited at the dedicated BRAVIA Cinema area, where customers can enjoy all the latest BRAVIA televisions and audio products in a cinematic environment. The Playstation Stadium houses the largest screen in which to experience the Playstation 4 and in the Xperia corner, there will be a full line-up of all related Xperia accessories.

Do drop by Sony Flagship Store at 313@Somerset, Level 2 #02-28 to 37 and have a great experience immersing in the world of Sony innovative and latest technology and gadgets on offer!

* Information and Picture Courtesy of Sony Singapore and Waggener Edstrom Worldwide *

Orchard Fashion Runway @ Fashion Steps Out 2014

Fashion Steps Out Orchard 2014 kickstarted with a big bang with a part of Orchard Road coming to a stand still and transforming into the Orchard Fashion Runway! More exciting events and activities are happening during Fashion Steps Out Orchard 2014 and do drop by their website for more details!

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It was fun to watch a fashion parade on the busy main Orchard Road, taking photographs of the models wearing the various fashion labels under the challenging lighting conditions, with fellow photographer Renhao. Here’s the link to my Orchard Fashion Runway 2014 photos collection on Flickr!


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CapitaLand-National Geographic Channel “Building People” Photography Competition

The fourth edition of CapitaLand-National Geographic Channel “Building People” Photography Competition  winners were announced with this afternoon on the 16th August 2013. The regional CapitaLand-National Geographic Channel “Building People” Photography Competition (Competition) from a record of over 3,000 submissions received from photography enthusiasts across the Asia Pacific including Australia, Brunei, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. Organised by CapitaLand Limited (CapitaLand) and National Geographic Channel, the highly-acclaimed Competition has seen increasing popularity and year-on-year increases in submissions from photography enthusiasts across the region. The Competition introduced a duo-themed feature – “Best Building Moment” and “Best People Moment” for the first time this year.

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The prize presentation took place in conjunction with the opening ceremony of the “Building People” Photography Exhibition. The Exhibition will be held at ION Orchard  (B4, ION Station) from 7pm on 16 August to 20 August. Open to the public, the Exhibition will be a showcase of close to 400 entries including the winning entries and a selection of other entries from the Competition. Each photograph will capture the symbiotic interaction between people and CapitaLand properties as well as the best characteristics of CapitaLand’s homes, offices, shopping malls, serviced residences and mixed developments. The entries can also be viewed online at http://www.capitaland.com/inside/gallery/building-people-photo-competition-2013.

This year’s winner is Ray Ang, a Singaporean, with his winning photo titled, “Clarke Quay”, won the judges over with his well-executed photographic expression of pure delight of a child playing with a bubble-spray gun, with an iridescent soap bubble framing the Clarke Quay signage sitting atop a beautiful row of shophouses.

“Building People” Photography Seminar

Participants of the Competition attended an exclusive “Building People” Photography Seminar conducted by Mr Yamashita this morning. At the seminar, the National Geographic icon provided an overview of the competitive world of photojournalism and shared tips on how to excel as a photographer through photography angles, camera features and many examples of his thought processes. Drawing from his vast experience as a National Geographic photographer, Mr Yamashita also used examples from his portfolio to demonstrate how National Geographic photographers never seem to miss the moment by repeatedly capturing unique photographs that are able to tell stories in various perspectives.

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I attended the “Building People” Photography Seminar this morning, listened attentively to Mr Michael Yamashita, one of my inspirations in my photography journey. He’s a photojournalist that I admired greatly and he had a big influence on my photography since the day I started reading National Geographic Magazine. It was very enlightening and enriching, I will share my experiences from attending Mr Yamashita photography seminar in another post. While I wasn’t able to attend the opening ceremony of the “Building People” Photography Exhibition and Prize Presentation in the afternoon, I went there after my work in the evening and enjoyed viewing the various photographs that were on display at “Building People” Photography Seminar. It was great to see fellow photographer friends winning some  of the prizes! Congratulations to them!

Do drop by and check out “Building People” Photography Exhibition! Here are some useful information and links!

Venue: ION Orchard B4 ION Station, 2 Orchard Turn Singapore 238801

Dates: 16th to 20th August 2013

Time: 10am to 10pm Daily

Website: Capitaland-National Geographic Channel Photography Competition

** Information and details courtesy of Capitland and National Geographic Channel **

Celebrating Orchard at Ngee Ann City

On National Day 2013, Ngee Ann City and National Heritage Board had a day of fun filled National Day Celebrations event at Ngee Ann City Civic Plaza, with entertaining cultural performances and educational heritage themed exhibitions. A few of us, friends from the social media arena, photography and heritage buffs, came together and contributed to this event at Ngee Ann City. There were led and coordinated by Jerome, with participation, support and photographs contribution from Francis, Juria, Zinkie, Man Kai, Judith, Kenji and myself!

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The theme was “Celebrating Orchard” and what Orchard Road means to us from our eyes and hearts. Since we all grew up in different eras of Singapore’s growth and expansion, certain parts of Orchard Road means a lot more to me than others who are older or younger than me. When I was growing up, Orchard Road wasn’t as busy and crowded with many new shopping malls today. The places in Orchard Road that I grew up with was Plaza Singapura when you have the lovely delicious food outlets at the basement, Centrepoint a.k.a Centrepoint kids and their open air McDonalds eating area, Cathay Cinema when there were only 2 cinemas and it wasn’t a cineplex. During my photography walkabout to prepare for Celebrating Orchard, I walked around Orchard Road and rediscovering what Orchard Road means to me through my memories and translating into the modern Orchard Road today. There were many memories of what Orchard Road was last time and now today.

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It was great and wonderful to be part of the Celebrating Orchard Photography Exhibition, it’s also an honour for me too, this is my 4th time that my photographs were featured in exhibitions, adding on to a list of my works, mentions, engagements and achievements! A few of us came down in the morning of National Day 2013 to view our Celebrating Orchard photography exhibition and catch up with fellow friends/contributors. We helped each other took photographs beside our exhibited photographs and also a fun group shot with 3 of us inside, Jerome, Juria and myself!

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Photograph Courtesy of Jerome

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Photograph Courtesy of Jerome

Moving ahead, I hope that I am able to contribute more through my photographs and story telling, “as an aspiring photojournalist who turns photographs into stories” written down as part of my new personal bio write up. For this write up, I have to thank Chrissy, fellow UQ alumnus who helped me with this write up for my personal bio! I believe that we can all make a difference and this is where I photograph, document and share the stories and memories of old and modern Singapore.

Tropical Starlit Christmas in Singapore

Christmas 2010 is coming soon, in about a month’s time, it would be Christmas Day soon! A time for celebration, feasting and merry get together for family, relatives and friends. Singapore is also gearing up for Christmas in the Tropics with her traditional Christmas Light Up and dressing up for a month of celebrations with beautiful lights and decorations along Orchard Road.

Starlit Christmas is this year’s theme for the Christmas Light Up and on 20th November onwards, it’s the start of the Christmas LIght Up and Orchard Road is decorated beautifully! Starting my journey from ION Orchard, walking down towards Ngee Ann City, Hereen and walking back to Tangs, there were different coloured themes and lights for each segment of Orchard Road. Along the way, there were Christmas trees of different colours, designs and sizes standing tall along Orchard Road.

Many locals and tourists alike were out in force, enjoying the atmosphere, taking photographs and relaxing, with their shopping bags too. Shopping centres are out in force with the festive season, decorating their buildings and attracting customers inside along with their festive deals.

It’s the time of the year, when it ends and people start to relax and take holidays, shopping and catching up. Hope you all have a nice and fun December 2010 and a Merry Christmas !


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