Chasing the Sun – Beyond the Little Red Dot

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Chasing the Sun – Beyond the Little Red Dot


It’s near 2 years already and with most individuals nonetheless not with the ability to journey for leisure attributable to Covid, we now have been discovering inventive methods to maintain our journey lust in test. One of those has been discovering areas in Singapore that are unspoilt and doesn’t seem like you’re inside a metropolis. So listed here are some locations which have been having fun with rising reputation for surreal dawn and sundown photographs, whereas we fake that these are scenes from one other nation.

The Lone Tree

This tree has been right here for years. It’s a well-liked spot for marriage ceremony {couples} to take their photographs. But then it has garnered renewed curiosity due to boredom from journey hungry folks. Actually, there are 2 bushes within the space. Clever positioning of digital camera angle simply makes it seem like it’s solely a single tree.

Located in Seletar Reservoir, this tree makes for an excellent sundown picture with 2 benches symmetrically positioned on all sides of it. It’s truly very laborious to get a shot with out photo-bombers since everybody needs a shot throughout sundown.
I noticed that twilight pictures are extra dramatic since most guests would have left after sundown, and I might seize the final glow of sundown with the blue hour, plus the added bonus of Venus shining brightly.
And with a little bit of Photoshop magic, I’ve managed to mix morning, sundown and twilight pictures into one image.
While the tree is attention-grabbing, sundown reflecting off the reservoir can be stunning.

Jalan Ulu Sembawang

A current addition to locations to see dawn this 12 months due to the opening of a brand new park connector within the space. It’s not removed from the lone tree at Seletar Reservoir, however this place is unlikely to be right here for lengthy as the world might be redeveloped right into a housing property in future.

Lot’s of cyclists, joggers, Instagramers and photographers come right here to catch dawn. And if the morning is chilly sufficient, you may have morning mist, giving an ethereal look to your photographs. As luck would have it, I ended up with a cloudy dawn and no mist.
The bushes that run alongside the park connector do give that tree lined avenue look. A misty morning would improve that look much more. There usually are not many locations in Singapore the place you will discover such a scene.

‘Avatar’ Trees

Not a very standard spot, as a result of it truly lies in the course of Singapore’s oldest cemetery known as Bukit Brown, and it’s fairly spooky when it’s darkish. Getting to those vine lined bushes is kind of difficult because it’s accessible by mountaineering or biking by means of a slim path with century outdated tombstones simply a few toes away. I might dare say most individuals will solely do dawn or day visits, I wouldn’t wish to be right here at sundown strolling round an historic cemetery after the solar goes down.

So named as a result of it reminded somebody of alien bushes from the film ‘Avatar’. It does seem like a scene from Avatar or Jurassic Park.
The path to the ‘Avatar’ Trees. The solar rays from the morning solar appears to be like enchanting right here, however round me have been a number of graves and tombstones.

The Last Fishing Village

I ponder who got here up with the title of this place. It’s precise title is Seletar Fishing Village. It’s not likely a village because the residents don’t keep right here however solely spend the day to exit to fish from right here. The village itself will not be accessible to the general public. But folks come to the world beside the village for sundown views which look sort of mysterious as you may see within the photographs under.

A bunch of bushes protruding of the ocean with sundown appears to be like fairly creative. And relying on the tide, you may find yourself with a special look to your photographs. I occurred to be there throughout excessive tide the place the bushes have been partially submerged.
Careful framing and lengthy publicity allowed for a extra dreamy look, because the cloudy sundown wasn’t nice on that day.

Raffles Marina Lighthouse

Located within the far west of Singapore close to the Tuas Causeway to Malaysia is Raffles Marina. Here you will discover the one lighthouse that’s accessible to the general public. Maybe it was helpful as soon as, however now with the close by Tuas Immigration heart so brightly lit at evening, this lighthouse appears to be fairly redundant. But it nonetheless makes for a really fairly scene throughout sundown.

Sunset is the very best time to go to Raffles Marina when you find yourself rewarded with the setting solar. It additionally provides off a vibe like you aren’t in Singapore.
Obviously, I wasn’t the one one with the identical thought. Tourists starting from locals to expats trapped in Singapore have been out in pressure regardless of the slightly distant location of this place.
The night Sun setting over Forest City in Johor, Malaysia. This was imagined to be a brand new metropolis enclave for wealthy Singaporeans and Mainland Chinese however has fallen on laborious occasions first attributable to home politics and now the pandemic.

So listed here are a number of the locations the place folks have been escaping to really feel like they’re on vacation whereas discovering one thing new about Singapore.

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