Landscape is something that’s scarce in where I live. Not only do we have very little land and resources that limits the amount of landscape we have, but our landscapes are always changing. Very seldom you’ll see a spot in Singapore that is not under some form of upgrading, renovations, construction and reconstruction, be it the buildings, the roads. You see it now, you might not see it again the next time you come by, even if that means a matter of weeks not even months.
To capture the changing landscape of Singapore is an arduous task. There are a couple of photographers I know of that are doing this as their lifelong project and I salute them for it. In my admiration to these silent heroes, and as part of today’s theme, I’d like to share my take on Singapore’s landscape here 🙂
Here you can see, in just one frame, there are buildings and architecture of different times and purposes. The lower ones are what we call shophouses which makes up a big majority of earlier buildings of singapore. They are called shophouses because usually the first level is a shop and second level occupied as residence either by the shopowner or sublet to others. They are mostly fully commercial buildings. You’ll see a relatively newly built Chinese temple in the foreground. The background you see, are the towers of financial and office buildings which forms the more significant skyline of Singapore. And where I was standing to take this photograph, is a 21-storey residential apartment building (public housing) which we call flats. Most of us stay in apartments like that.
I hope you like this photo and now get to know a little more about this small island country we live in! So many friends from overseas has never heard of us, confuse us as part of Malaysia, thinks we are in China or Korea or Japan. Go google or wiki us! You might just make us your next travel destination 🙂