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Photography Walkabout – Tanjong Pagar Railway Station & Spottiswode Park

Photography Walkabout, something that I always do regularly, visiting destinations and places all around Singapore. This time, I went with Sue and Amanda, exploring Tanjong Pagar Railway Station and Spottiswode Park area. The Tanjong Pagar Railway Station recently came into limelight and we decided to visit it for a photography walkabout, for more history and recent changes, check out this link.

Had breakfast at Seah Im Hawker Centre before proceeding to Tanjong Pagar Railway Station, it’s a historical landmark and building. Walked around looking inside the hall with its high ceiling, the railway tracks, its eateries, being a “local expert” since my alumni mata, Gan Eng Seng School used to be at Raeburn Park, that is very near to the Tanjong Pagar Railway Station (the former school building is beside the railway tracks and depot), I was able to bring Sue and Amanda around the area, known as Spottiswode Park Estate, going up to the top floor, 25th storey of 2 different blocks and enjoying the city, harbour and railway views.

I hoped that Sue and Amanda would not be too bored with my secondary school stories and tales, being nostalgic and relieving back the good old schooling days of fun! Although we didn’t take a lot of photos of the trains or railway station, we took photos of nature, sceneries and wildlife . The straight road connecting Raeburn Park and Spottiswode Park road, tall trees stood proudly on both sides of the road, giving us Korean Drama inspiration pics (Winter Sonata). Check out my other photos from my Photography Walkabout here on Flickr !

Moving forward, I still had a few more photography walkabout routes that I had already planned to conduct, lead and share with my fellow photography friends. With my photography walkabout routes, I hope to offer interesting exploration routes that is off the tourist track, for both locals and tourists alike to enjoy ! Come walk with me !

ShootUrTweeple ! A Fun Photography Walkabout Event !

With the growth and expansion of social media networking such as Twitter, the interaction between people, friends and business partners took on a new playing arena, increasing networking and exchanges between them. Using Twitter, I got to know a lot more photographers, bloggers and micro-bloggers (Twitter), attended different events that brought different people from different or common interests together.

What  is ShootUrTweeple ? Organised by Kevin,” … of this tweetup, photography, fun and getting to walk through places where in our daily lives we would otherwise not normally tread…” For me, I totally agree with his view and it gave everyone of us here in Singapore, locals and tourists alike, how often have we walked past or rushed past a street, road to get from Point A to B or from office to shopping or office to home ? Are we missing the little things around us that is rich in history and culture ?

We started off, meeting at Farrer Park MRT Station, meeting many new photographers, bloggers and micro-bloggers for the first time and although I didn’t manage to chat with all, hope to catch up you folks in other tweetup events ! The drizzle delayed our journey into Little India and we being photographers started to entertain and ShootUrTweeple !

The route was pretty interesting, even though I walked around Little India before, visiting one of the Hindu temple around the area for my ex-colleague’s Hindu Wedding and also my previous office being near there too, I had my walkabout experiences around in the area. Nevertheless, how often I walked slowly, enjoyed the atmosphere and culture, looked the different shophouses of different designs, colours and conditions ? They do gave us many different photography opportunities !

Walking, taking photographs, lots of fun and sharing, making new friends. Shot only with my 50mm f1.8, something that I don’t usually do ! A different challenge yet it was very fun for me and got used to it in quick time ! After walking around in different routes, our end point is Zsofi Tapas Bar at 68 Dunlop Street for beers and pizzas. A great place to rest, great ambience, delicious pizzas, friendly staff ! Nice place to chill out for all of the ShootUrTweeple people ! With beers and pizzas, chatting and relaxing !! If not for me having to rush off to the Airport picking up my parents, I would definitely be staying longer !

Do check out more photos here on Flickr ! I would also be adding more fellow ShootUrTweeple blog posts here too !

~ Lennel Tan “#shooturtweeple Little India edition

~ Smith Leong “#shooturtweeple Awards Night

Thanks a lot to the organisers, Kevin , Callan for this wonder ShootUrTweeple ! A big Hello to the ShootUrTweeple that I met for the first time too !!