I lived in the Prinsep Street / Bencoolen neighbourhood in the early / mid 2000s. I’ve always enjoyed the vibrant street life. It is close to everything I love: Little India, Arab Street, Sim Lim Square, Sim Lim Tower, Burlington Square, and more. From early morning till late night, there’s always something fun to do and see here.
On my first full day back in Singapore today, I walked from Whampoa to Bencoolen then to Orchard Road. It felt like I got to see some of the same places and people (popped in to many of the film photography stores I used to frequent). As with everything else about this place, everything has changed. But Bencoolen Street is still the place of temples, synagogues, churches and street life that I remember it to be.
I even got my film developed and scanned in 3 hours (shout out to Triple D Minilab)!
Temples and trucks.
Cats, swans, rabbits.
Objectifs, a non-profit arts space dedicated to film and photography.
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