Elephant and the house

Single Shot #13

An elephant statue was given to Singapore to commemorate the visit of Chulalongkorn’s in March 1871. The bronze statue was originally installed in front of Victoria Memorial Hall. It was moved to it’s current location which once was the Court House, then the Assembly house and currently the Old Parliament House or the Arts House in 1919.

King Chulalongkorn was also known as King Rama V. His visit was the first time a Thai Monarch visited a foreign country.

The plaque inscription reads:

His Majesty Somdetch Paramindr Maha Chulalongkorn, the Supreme King of Siam, landed at Singapore, the first foreign land visited by a Siamese Monarch, on the 16th March, 1871



Photo Technical Data:

Canon 7D, EFS 17 – 55 mm /f4 at 28 mm. 1/125 sec @ f/7.1 ISO 100

Changi Control Tower

Single Shot #12

Most airports are identified by their control tower and Changi Airport’s is no different.  The tower is 80m tall and provides aerodrome control service to the airport as well as aircraft manoeuvring within the airport perimeter.  Approach, Departure and Area air traffic control services is performed in another building outside the Changi Airport complex.

The dome at the top houses the ground radar which provides an additional aid to the controller to show planes and vehicles on the ground. It comes in useful during period of poor visibility.

The tower handles more than 700 aeroplanes daily. The control tower is a 16 sided panoramic windows which allows the controller full view of the entire airport.


Photo Technical Data:

Canon 6D, EF 24 – 105 mm /f4 at 88 mm. 1/200 sec @ f/5.6 ISO 640

Solar Eclipse – Partial

Single Shot #11

We witness a partial solar eclipse on 9 March 2016, something that’s pretty rare in this area. The maximum obscuration of 87% occurred at 8:23 am. The photo below was taken at 7: 40 am. I was able to capture the horizon line as the sun was just rising above it to provide a silhouette of trees on a nearby hill.


The next solar eclipse that will occur here will be on 26 Dec 2019 with an annular eclipse which the next best thing to a full eclipse. Looking forward to this event.

This photo was taken through a ND3 filter which reduced the exposure by 3 stop. A higher ND filter would have been preferable.

Photo Technical Data:

Canon 6D, EF 70 – 300 mm at 100 mm. 1/1000 sec @ f/8.0 ISO 100 (with ND3 filter)

National Gallery – Padang Atrium

Single Shot #10

Singapore’s National Gallery was opened officially on 24 Nov 2016. It is dedicated to Southeast Asian modern art.  The National Gallery comprise the old City Hall and the former Supreme Hall. The architects responsible for the restoration are studioMilou Singapore and CPG Consultants.

The Atrium between the two buildings (photo below) shows the patterned glass roof supported by a tree structure. The glass roof provides shade and also allow in natural lights. We can also see the 2 sky bridges which were constructed to linked the galleries between the two buildings.

IMG_6393 Photo Technical Data:

Canon 6D, EF 16 – 35 mm /f4 at 16 mm. 1/200 sec @ f/4.0 ISO 100