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


Shaw Tower, Beach Road

Shaw Tower (managed by Shaw Towers Realty, don't know why it's plural, http://www.shawtowers.com/ ) is a shopping mall with an office tower block on top, a common design in 1970s buildings in Singapore. The blue block at the bottom is probably the car park. Not sure what the block above that is, maybe still the car park. The rather small mall is below, out of the photo.

I used to go watch movies there, because the Prince and Jade theatres were less crowded than the theatres in Orchard. (You can almost make out the SB Shaw Brothers logo at the top of the office tower, and at the bottom left, on the yellow block.) Then they started screening Bollywood movies.

The local Qi Ji cafe franchise ( http://www.qiji.com.sg/ ) started here (after starting off as Hock Heng in Funan Centre), first in the foodcourt in the rear of the building (which is now a Chinese Restaurant), then in their own cafe in the front of the building, which is still there. Good Nasi Lemak, but I think they are more proud of their popiah.

  • D7000, 18-105mm f3.5-5.6
  • At 18mm, f8, ISO 100, 1/250 seconds
  • Program exposure, center-weighted metering, auto white balance
  • Picasa: No editing
A beautiful blue-sky day, with the setting sun (6:20pm) giving a warm glow to the white office block. I see the building quite often, but only felt like taking a photo of it on this day.  

Exposure is easy: even brightness, lots of light. Just set everything to auto.