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Featured Twenty days in Singapore, Cambodia and Bangkok

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by PeHa, Jan 20, 2019.

  1. PeHa

    PeHa Mu-43 Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Nov 12, 2013
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    I travelled in South East Asia over the recent holidays, from Christmas into January. Made four main stops; Singapore, the island Koh Rong in Cambodia, Angkor Wat/Siem Reap and then finally Bangkok. Be aware, image flood ahead...

    First, images from Singapore, many night shots in the Marina Bay area with the hotel Marina Bay Sands as the sort of main target. Starts with two down-scaled hi-res shots, E-M1II and 12-100mm.
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    Wifey admires the view (ISO 3200 with Panasonic GX850/800)
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    Gardens by the Bay
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    On top of Marina Bay Sands ...
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    ... is a good location for a panorama shot of the city.
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    Singapore Botanical Garden. If you love orchids, you've come to the right place.
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    A lot of beautiful & proper people in this little (rich) country.
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    Yes, ordinary facades with ordinary laundries drying existed too :) 
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    Yep, a sunset, Gardens by the Bay East in the foreground
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    The Helix Bridge
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    Light show (accompanied with music)
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    The Merlion, a lion head symbol of Singapore
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    Also in Marina Bay...
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    ... towards the city centre
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    Clarke Quay, a centre for restaurants, shopping and pleasure
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  2. PeHa

    PeHa Mu-43 Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Next stop, Koh Rong, an island outside Cambodia. Different in all ways vs Singapore.
    This island is not yet too exploited, no high buildings or hotels, the tourists are mainly backpackers living in small "bungalows" or even tents.
    Wifey looks a bit worried in the boat taxi.
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    After all, not too bad
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    Some views from the main harbour, Koh Tui
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    The energy and the folk characterized the place, I was amazed by the locals, all the kids, etc.
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    Fishing was still a living "industry"
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  3. PeHa

    PeHa Mu-43 Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Then to the mythical Angkor Wat, or Siem Reap as is the town where you live.
    This ~800 year old Buddhist temple area is incredibly large, we were totally lost the first day...
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    Studying the tourists is also enjoyable
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    Ta Prohm, a World Heritage
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    At the Circus, great show by Cambodian young people
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    At the floating village Kampong Phluk. More interesting and different than I expected
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    Someone gives me the Evil Eye
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    Care for a grilled snake?
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  4. PeHa

    PeHa Mu-43 Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Last stop; Bangkok.

    Grand Palace
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    The huge Reclining Buddha statue
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    Monks were not the only habitants at the temple
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    Pupils in school uniform stopping to get some street food (I can confirm it was really tasty)
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    These fellows, easily more than four feet long, strolled along freely in the town parks, should be friendly (not confirmed)
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    Bangkok's China Town
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    Just the hotel pool, but it sure was a treat.
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    The traffic by a Skytrain station, a train network above the streets.
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    Visited a camera shop, happy to see that m43 was very well represented with a lot of both Panasonic and Olympus gear (I just bought another camera bag as per usual)
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    A drink with wifey at a rooftop bar, lovely view over the city.
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  5. mpeg

    mpeg 4/3 Activist... Subscribing Member

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    Gordo
    Lovely images.. :) 
     
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  6. comment23

    comment23 Mu-43 Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Simon
    How did I miss this back in January? Great stuff.
     
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  7. I love the cityscapes. Were you hand-holding the 12-100mm at night? I'm impressed how well f/4 did at night.
     
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  8. fader

    fader Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Great set! I was in Bangkok last year and it's an amazing town for sure. I'm staring to get the impression that they designed Singapore for photographers to drive tourism - amazing shots :hail:
     
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  9. Xiaole

    Xiaole Mu-43 Rookie

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    Mar 10, 2019
    London
    very nice pictures, I actually visited those three places in the last 6 months as well, unfortunately, I didn't have too much time to take photos in Singapore, as I was travelling with my in-laws, so lots of family portraits. Having said that, it is interesting to see how other photographers take pictures from the same spot. Good work !
     
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  10. Danny_SWE

    Danny_SWE Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 30, 2013
    Sweden (Gothenburg)
    Wow! So much asia on todays feature. Love it.

    What amazing places, and great photos. Top class!
     
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  11. wonglp

    wonglp Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Welcome to Singapore, lovely shots all around, hope you like it. The new attraction Jewel mall, at Changi Airport Terminal 1 was just opened a month ago, do check it out if you come by this way again :) 
     
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  12. Bristolero

    Bristolero Mu-43 Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Wonderful photos, spectacular series, PeHa. Looks like an interesting part of the world. Thx.
     
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  13. PeHa

    PeHa Mu-43 Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Thanks Wijang! It's a mixture of handheld and tripod shots. Wideangle shots can be done with long exposures (seconds) with the 12-100, the hi-res shots requires a tripod of course.
     
  14. Jonathan F/2

    Jonathan F/2 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 10, 2011
    Los Angeles, USA
    Awesome set! Cambodia is next on my bucket list to shoot. Bangkok has really good camera stores with huge selections and very clean used gear.
     
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  15. mcrosa

    mcrosa Mu-43 Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Mike Crosa
    Beautiful, thanks for sharing.
     
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  16. retiredfromlife

    retiredfromlife Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 15, 2016
    Sydney, Australia
    Some of the best city night shots i have seen :thumbup:
     
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  17. A great set @PeHa@PeHa. It looks like you had at least 4 lenses, but your photos overwhelmingly favor the 12-100. Would you take all those lenses on a future trip that was similar in scenery?
     
  18. snaimpally

    snaimpally Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Dec 31, 2012
    Fantastic shots, especially some of the night shots! Makes we want to book a trip. Going to start working on the wife.
     
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