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Holiday greetings: Happy Deepavali to our Hindu friends

Tuesday, November 6th, 2018

Deepavali, or Diwali, is the Hindu festival of lights and is a public holiday in countries such as Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, India, Sri Lanka and Nepal.

 

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A little wall lamp in Lisbon, Portugal, bringing light to the darkest corner of this lonely staircase.

The word “Diwali” is the shortened form of “Deepavali” which literally means “row of lamps”.

The festival commemorates the victory of Lord Krishna over the tyrant King Narakasura in ancient India and is symbolic of the triumph of good over evil – and light over darkness.

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Holiday greetings: Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri 2018

Friday, June 15th, 2018

Here’s wishing all Muslim friends: “Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri”!

Masjid Sultan, or Sultan Mosque, in the Kampong Glam district of Singapore. Completed after 2 years in 1826, the mosque can accommodate up to 5000 people in mass prayer.

It’s Hari Raya Puasa today.

After a whole month of fasting during Ramadan, today is the day that our Muslim friends have been looking forward to.

Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri!

Holiday greetings: Happy New Year 2018

Monday, January 1st, 2018

It’s 2018. Happy New Year!

It's the first day of 2018 today. Here's wishing all a wonderful year ahead!

It’s the first day of 2018 today. Here’s wishing all a wonderful year ahead!

May 2017 be a fantastic year for you and your loved ones!

The photos here were taken at the Xuan Zang Temple (玄奘寺)at Sun Moon Lake (日月潭) in central Taiwan, during my recent family vacation there.

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A worshipper praying at Xuan Zang Temple (玄奘寺)at Sun Moon Lake (日月潭) in central Taiwan.

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Event: Canon PhotoMarathon XV Singapore 2017 & Results

Saturday, September 23rd, 2017

The 15th installment of the annual photography competition in Singapore took place today at the Suntec City Convention & Exhibition Centre. The winners are listed below.

View the complete portfolio of winning photos for Canon PhotoMarathon XV 2017 in this Instagram album here.

View the complete portfolio of winning photos for Canon PhotoMarathon XV 2017 in this Instagram album here.

As in previous years, there were three themes announced at 9am, 12pm and 3pm respectively. The three themes this year were: Tilt, Celebration, and Mysterious.

There are two main categories for the competition – Open and Student.

I completed a marathon – a PhotoMarathon. This was the first time I participated in Canon’s annual photomarathon.

The winners are listed below. Click on the links to view specific winning photos.

Alternatively, simply follow this link to see the entire portfolio of winning photos on Instagram.

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POTD: Feeding sunbird (Canon PhotoMarathon 2016 winner)

Saturday, September 16th, 2017

Photo of the Day: Spectacular shot of a male olive-backed sunbird feeding on nectar of a flower. Taken by Li JiaXuan, winner of Canon Challenge Winner.

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JiaXuan’s submission for Theme 2: “Kyosei” – the second of three themes in Canon PhotoMarathon 2016. The photo won the Canon Challenge for the competition. Photo credit: Li JiaXuan.

Since Canon PhotoMarathon XV 2017 is happening this Saturday, I looked through the winning photos of last year’s PhotoMarathon 2016.

This photo is my favourite for last year’s Canon PhotoMarathon.

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Singtel TV & Oh!K Saimdang sends Korean Song Seung Heon to Singapore

Sunday, January 8th, 2017

Singtel and Oh!K hosted a visit by Korean superstar Song Seung Heon, who met with fans and Singtel TV subscribers today as part of a promotional tour for upcoming drama, Saimdang.

* This story first appeared in The Travel Memoir.

Hallyu fever hit Singapore as Korean superstar Song Seung Heon met with fans and Singtel TV subscribers during a visit to Singapore hosted by Singtel and Oh!K. Photo credit: Singtel.

Hallyu fever hit Singapore as Korean superstar Song Seung Heon met with fans and Singtel TV subscribers during a visit to Singapore hosted by Singtel and Oh!K. Photo credit: Singtel.

200 Hallyu fans got up-close with the charismatic actor, who is here to promote highly-anticipated drama Saimdang (师任堂), at a meet-and-greet event just for Singtel TV subscribers today.

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Song Seung Heon takes a welfie with 1,500 excited fans at the public meet-and-greet event at The Cathay. Photo credit: Singtel.

The fans had the opportunity to take photos and interact with him, ahead of a public meet-and-greet event at The Cathay.

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A very lucky fan (Jolene Ang) receives a 10-second back hug from Song Seung Heon. Photo credit: Singtel.

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Holiday greetings: Happy New Year 2017

Sunday, January 1st, 2017

It’s 2017. Happy New Year!

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Craft animals on display in a shop along the old streets of Jiufen (九份) in Taiwan. Photo taken with Canon EOS 5DsR with Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM lens.

May 2017 be a fantastic year for you and your loved ones!

Last day of 2016 – New Year’s Eve for 2017

Saturday, December 31st, 2016

It’s the last day of 2016. Hope you had a good year!

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Golden Sunset at Tamsui in Taiwan. Photo credit: kkmakesandbakes (my wife). Taken with Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II mirrorless interchangeable lens camera with M.Zuiko 25mm f1.8 lens.

Glad the year’s drawing to a close. Best wishes for the New Year!

POTD: Hands grasping light (Canon PhotoMarathon 2016 winner)

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

Photo of the Day: Taken by Byron Moray Pittendrigh, 2nd runner-up for Theme 1: Vision (Open Category).

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2nd Runner-up in Theme 1: Vision (Open Category) in this year’s Canon PhotoMarathon. Photo credit: Byron Moray Pittendrigh.

A very atmospheric shot – many hands grasping at a light source.

An apt illustration for an alien movie, or “The X-Files”.

Really love the lighting!

POTD: Window (Canon PhotoMarathon 2016 winner)

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

Photo of the Day: Taken by Wee Keng Hor, 1st runner-up for Theme 1: Vision (Open Category).

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1st Runner-up in Theme 1: Vision (Open Category) in this year’s Canon PhotoMarathon. Photo credit: Wee Keng Hor.

This photo is really interesting.

“Those curious eyes just adds to the frame!!” says @artbyradha (artist) via Instagram.

The window serves as a picture frame so it looks like “there’s a picture within a picture”.

And to the people in the photo, the photographer is also a picture within a picture.

The window serves as the picture frame from both sides.