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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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Boardwalk to River Latrine
Boardwalk to River Latrine
Moribund Tree
Moribund Tree
Taoist Temple
Taoist Temple
Decoration of Taoist Temple
Decoration of Taoist Temple
Sleeping Dog
Sleeping Dog
Temple Medium and Devotee
Temple Medium and Devotee
Altar of Thai Buddhism
Altar of Thai Buddhism
Thai Buddhist
Thai Buddhist
Shrine of Rock Deity
Shrine of Rock Deity
Devotee Burning Offerings
Devotee Burning Offerings
Taoist Joss Burner
Taoist Joss Burner
Taoist Devotees
Taoist Devotees
Shrine of the Earth Deity
Shrine of the Earth Deity
Temple Dog
Temple Dog
Villager at Thai Buddhist Shrine
Villager at Thai Buddhist Shrine
Entrance of Thai Buddhist Temple
Entrance of Thai Buddhist Temple
Altar of Thai Buddhist Temple
Altar of Thai Buddhist Temple
Altar of Thai Buddhist Temple II
Altar of Thai Buddhist Temple II
Thai Buddhist Monk
Thai Buddhist Monk
Boat at Low Tide II
Boat at Low Tide II
Boat at Low Tide III
Boat at Low Tide III
Chicken Coop on the Wall
Chicken Coop on the Wall
Elderly Villager Reading Newspaper
Elderly Villager Reading Newspaper
Bird on a Wire
Bird on a Wire
Indian Worker
Indian Worker
Indian Workers Doing Landscaping
Indian Workers Doing Landscaping
Indian Workers
Indian Workers
Granite Blocks in the Field
Granite Blocks in the Field
Joss Burner
Joss Burner
Burning Offerings
Burning Offerings
Shrine of the German Girl
Shrine of the German Girl
Tourists on Bicycles
Tourists on Bicycles
The Road Home
The Road Home
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