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[Photography & GIS] - Popular Photo Spots in Singapore - April 2019

If you are having trouble making everyday decisions, you would probably be perplexed by these tough questions such as "where to go for dinner?" just like we do. The same thing applies in photography. Most of the time we might have some sort of clues of where to go, but sometimes, we dont. We just dont. To make our lives easier, we have decided to seek the help of the community, using a cool map making tool called GIS (Geographic Information Systems), through an approach the pros called VGI (Volunteered Geographic Information), the result will be a series of maps with photographs as location based data, which we hope to share with everyone on a regular basis. We create the maps, the credit goes to the community. We hope through this endeavour it will nurture us a new hobby of writing more stuff instead of just taking pictures, make photography more data-driven. Ultimately, hope these additional information will be useful to you.

Here goes our very first map:

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  • Gardens by the Bay

The iconic Gardens by the Bay is the most popular photo spot according to the Flickr community! It may not be surprising to the local community but the sheer number of times this garden has been photographed in April is just amazing. Definitely worth seeing here if you have never been here for some reason. (Credit: ivy_xyxyx / Flickr)


  • Jewel @ Changi Airport

A gem to be sought indeed, except it is too big to be missed. Jewel is the new attraction in town that was just opened on 17 April. It has certainly created a hype on Flickr too with lots of beautiful photographs. Make sure to check this out if you are into #architecturalphotography. (Credit: Veritas Raymaker / Flickr)


  • Pasir Ris Park

There has been quite a bit of #birdphotography activities happening at Pasir Ris Park featuring some rare species such as the Oriental Pied Hornbill and the Spotted Wood Owl. Be sure to check this place out if you love capturing nature. (Credit: wavethree / Flickr)


  • Coney Island

Coney Island is another popular spot for #naturephotography. Besides birds, the natural environment of the island is also a great setting for #landscapephotography. Perhaps a photomarathon around this area together with the Punggol waterway would be a great idea. (Credit: wavethree / Flickr)


  • Arab Street

Lastly if you are into #streetphotography, the Arab Street or Kampong Glam near the Bugis area will be a great spot. There has been quite a bit of photo activities here particularly on the vibrant mural and wall art around. (Credit: bam541 / Flickr)


That's it for now! We are currently working on another post on Tokyo! Stay tuned for the web map. We are also thinking of making this a monthly project so if you like what we are doing, please do follow us on Facebook and do suggest to us which other cities you would like us to feature. Your feedback is greatly appreciated! See you at our next post.


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