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Singapore: Changi Point and Pulau Ubin

The photos in this gallery are the results of two years of work that I have done on Changi Point and Pulau Ubin. Changi Point is at the eastern tip of Singapore. It has one of the smallest residential area in Singapore in the shape of Changi Village, well known for its good food and old shops. From Changi Village, one need to cross the bridge at Changi Creek to Changi Beach. Changi Beach is one of the main beaches of Singapore and it is very popular for family outings and kayakers. During WWII, it was the site of massacre of Chinese males by Japanese soldiers. At Changi Point, there is a jetty that one could take a bum boat to Pulau Ubin. Pulau Ubin is the last major rural community of Singapore. In the late 19th Century to the late 20th Century, it is the main granite quarry of Singapore. Up to the early 1980s, Pulau Ubin still had a community that was large enough to have a Primary school and community centre. Since 1990, the community population steadily decline with the closure of the quarries and farms. Today, it has not more than 50 families left catering to the weekend tourist trade in the form of bicycle rental, food and beverage. Pulau Ubin has also a relatively unknown spiritual side in the form of numerous temples and shrines. It even has a shrine to a German girl who reportedly died during WWI when the British authorities attempted to intern her and her family. The photos are arranged in such a way that the viewers are brought through the logical sequence of the sights of Changi Point and Pulau Ubin in the form of a virtual tour.
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Islanders Relaxing at the Beach
Islanders Relaxing at the Beach
Siesta
Siesta
Islander Collecting Marine Creatures
Islander Collecting Marine Creatures
Safety First
Safety First
Lady Cyclist
Lady Cyclist
Lady Cyclist II
Lady Cyclist II
Cyclists
Cyclists
Bicycle Rental Shop Owner
Bicycle Rental Shop Owner
Washing Bicycles
Washing Bicycles
Friendly Islanders
Friendly Islanders
Pulau Ubin Village Shops
Pulau Ubin Village Shops
Islanders Having Tea
Islanders Having Tea
Scene of a Pulau Ubin Eating Stall
Scene of a Pulau Ubin Eating Stall
Wall of a Malay Eating Stall
Wall of a Malay Eating Stall
Tourists Buying Crabs
Tourists Buying Crabs
Village Stage
Village Stage
Profile of the Village Stage
Profile of the Village Stage
Village Stage and Cyclist
Village Stage and Cyclist
Village Provision Shops
Village Provision Shops
Street of Pulau Ubin Village
Street of Pulau Ubin Village
Sleeping Dog and Bicycles
Sleeping Dog and Bicycles
Back of a Village Stall
Back of a Village Stall
Village Provision Shop
Village Provision Shop
Malay Villager
Malay Villager
House on Stilts
House on Stilts
House on Stilts II
House on Stilts II
Boat at Low Tide
Boat at Low Tide
Waterfront of Pulau Ubin Village
Waterfront of Pulau Ubin Village
Pulau Ubin Village Temple
Pulau Ubin Village Temple
Elderly Villager
Elderly Villager
Elderly Villager Drawing Water from Well
Elderly Villager Drawing Water from Well
Thirsty Cat
Thirsty Cat
Coconut Trees
Coconut Trees
Cat
Cat
Papayas
Papayas
Coconut Plantation
Coconut Plantation
Coconut Plantation II
Coconut Plantation II
Village Road
Village Road
Fish Farm
Fish Farm
House of the Village Headman
House of the Village Headman
Village Kitchen
Village Kitchen
Pet Ostrich
Pet Ostrich
House of Kampong Melayu
House of Kampong Melayu
Ruins of Malay Village
Ruins of Malay Village
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