Paper lanterns in the courtyard of Anggun Boutique Hotel, in Kuala Lumpur, where B and I stayed October 2012. Anggun is a small boutique hotel just a street away from Jalan Alor, KL’s vibrant hawker street
Looking through my photographs one time, I noticed that I tended to take a lot of photos of windows, lamps, light, etc… aside of course, from the usual food, drink and scenery shots. I’ve never deleted the photos because, well, they’re part of the journey and I figured I could use them somehow one day… In Remembrance of Things Past, Proust gets transported back to a memory just on the taste of a madeleine. And so it is with these pictures. One look and they take me back to when I was there, living the moment.
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Pagoda Street, Chinatown
Whenever friends and family come for a visit to Singapore, inevitably, one of the first questions I get asked is: Where do we go? The answer, of course, is: It depends on what you want to do. Those with kids usually end up going to the kid-centric attractions: The Singapore Zoo, Night Safari, River Safari and aquarium (this is new) and maybe around the Marina Bay area for some (lots of!) picture-taking. That usually takes care of one weekend. For those who like exploring, then I usually recommend the cultural enclaves and work our way from there. So because I get asked so often, here are the areas I usually take friends to.
Continue reading Going around: Chinatown and Kampong Glam