I'm a Singapore event photographer; specializing in corporate events, weddings and birthday parties.


Apartment Block Next to Jungle, Singapore

  • Nikon D7000, 35mm f1.8
  • At f5.6, 1/500 seconds, ISO 100.
  • Center weighted metering, aperture priority, auto white balance.
  • Picasa: auto contrast fix. Main problem with shooting through glass windows (took this from the train) is loss of contrast. You get a milky film over the image. Luckily it's easy to fix in the editor. 
I see this all the time, on the way to Jurong East to switch trains from the North-South line to the East-West line. I always look forward to seeing it, something peaceful about this particular scene. It's between Choa Chu Kang and Bukit Gombak MRT stations. That's real jungle, old-growth for all I know. Still lots of patches of it all over Singapore.

It's probably less of a problem for established areas, but I've heard stories of snakes being found in buildings, on newly developed land that's next to jungle. The police get called, and don't know what to do, and sometimes suggest shooting it. The police now have an understanding with ACRES, the local wildlife rescue charity. Police standard operating procedure is now to call ACRES if there are any reports of snakes or other wild animals.ACRES will capture the animal and release it somewhere else.

You can call the ACRES 24 hour wildlife rescue hotline listed at http://www.acres.org.sg/wildliferescue/hotline.html.