Student Blog: Of Parks and Photography

Student Blog: Of Parks and Photography

My plan for the recent 3-week, end of term vacation was very simple: find a place in Singapore that I can explore and take photographs of.

I really love exploring and taking photographs of interesting places. Unlike most people, however, I prefer doing both activities on my own. Why? Well, I guess it’s mainly because I like taking my time. You know, get to appreciate the surroundings, make observations and – of course – carefully choose subjects or moments that I can “capture” through the lens of my camera.

Plus, I really don’t want anyone rushing me or telling me what to do (snickers).

Anyway, the parks that I chose to explore were the Singapore Botanical Gardens and MacRitchie Reservoir Park – which are two of my favourite parks in Singapore. The Botanical Gardens, however, would be my most favourite of the two because I have been going there since I was kid. I remember, since my cousin used to live near the area, we would spend most of our days in there and we would always cycle towards the pond. When we reach the bridge, we would dangle our legs and feed the terrapins, fishes and the geese with bread.

My favourite part, however, would always be just sitting down and looking at the ducks and the black swans – which is something I tried to relive in my recent visit there. Check out some of the photos I took:

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Now, about my recent visit at the MacRitchie Reservoir.

I got to find out about this place from my classmates who used to go there for canoeing and dragon boating. It’s really nice but, if you’re planning to go there, I have to warn you that this place has a lot of monkeys. So, do not – I repeat, DO NOT – bring any bag (if possible) as they will likely snatch it from you. Also, if you are going there at night, I suggest you don’t go alone. I wouldn’t consider it to be the safest place to go to when it’s dark.

Here’s a few photos that I took from my recent visit at the MacRitchie Reservoir:

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And so, that’s how my recent exploring and photo taking sessions went. I’ll be visiting other places and share more photos soon, so watch out for my next blog entries.

Thanks for reading!

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DID YOU KNOW: Insworld Institute provides students with various extracurricular activities (ECAs) that they can join in – which includes Photography. For more information about the school’s ECAs, you may click here

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Gabrielle is currently studying Pearson Edexcel GCE ‘A’ Level at Insworld Institute. She is also the President of the school’s Student Council and a member of the school house “Epicurus.”

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