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


Pearlbank Apartments, Singapore

  • Nikon D80, Sigma 20mm f1.8.
  • At 20mm, f5.6, 1/250 seconds, ISO 100. 
  • Aperture priority, auto white balance, center weighted metering.
  • Picasa: Straightened. It's difficult to get the building perfectly straight, how ever you adjust it, one side looks slanted.
Unusual design, it's like a doughnut with a bite taken out of it. I had an uncle who stayed there, many years ago. I remember a strong breeze blowing the whole day. The direction of the breeze would change, depending on whether it was day or night.  

This is a view from the Outram MRT station. I walked down the path and took a few photos, with different patterns of branches over the scene, then chose the best one later. It's 6pm in the evening, still bright.

It has its own website, with a dedicated group of residents fighting to stop the apartments from being sold and torn down.

Pearlbank is now more than 40 years old, being the oldest 99 yr leasehold high rise in Singapore. Pearlbank has gone through many phases in its' history > From Singapore's highest and largest single residential complex in 1972 to a dubious reputation as a 'red-light' building in the 1980's, to housing foreign workers in the 90's.

With the introduction of this web site in 2001 - we are working to eradicate the listings of our building under 'short-term rentals' and 'cheap accommodation' by zealous real estate agents.

With the introduction of 'rental guidelines' for Subsidiary Proprietors in 2002, all these problems are now behind us.