“I want to go to an unusual place which common tourists did not visit when in Singapore.” Fortunately, my friend had a great plan for my wishes. Yeay!
Dakota! The first place I met with friend whom I knew through couchsurfing. It was almost late and I could not text him as I do not have Singapore number. I was a little bit feeling bad because he had to pick me at the station. He knew that I might be lost somehow. LOL
He is JC, a Filipino guy who loves photography. That was one of the reasons I was so eager to meet him because I was curious the way he uses his camera film, and how to bleach film in his mini studio at his house aside from I need a couch to sleep (that is what I did when was on a low budget yet still want to go travelling :3).
The next day, he took me to see one of the popular place which called Little India. I loved being there because people really enjoyed doing their roles. The man who was waiting his shop while Indian music was loudly beating my ears, a worker who was painting a white color onto a wooden wall, the one who just sat between colorful piles, passer-by who was taking their walk going to their destination, and me as a tourist.
To my surprise, I found myself gravitated towards a place he claimed to be rarely visited; a rooftop!
Firstly, he took me to Rochor Centre. He told me that most people here do not recognize this place. I glanced around, it was quiet. Only a group people doing ‘selfie’ together and taking a picture while jumping. The rooftop is in the middle between apartment. I only took several pictures because I’d rather enjoy the surrounding as we were talking about our interests on photography. He’s so into ‘street photography’, black and white pictures seemed as his signature.
this is what we did when we found an abandoned cabinet
Secondly, we went to Golden Mile Tower where you can find a bus terminal Singapore-Malaysia. We straight a walk to the rooftop by using lift. Here was more quiet than before. But it was worth to visit because I can see stadium and city landscape of Singapore right above here.
It was just a day, unfortunately I could not discover more and learn how to do black and white film development in his studio because I flew back to Indonesia the next day. Yet, I was elated by his kindness to let me stay and met with another friend in house and had a great conversation between me, JC, and his friend who already became my friend as well, Edlyn.
– You can do visit JC’s Instagram by searching his soulful pictures @jc_mono and jc_kolor. He has two Instagram account anyway, to separate between black and white and color pictures.
– Do not hesitate to ask me if you wanna go to the directions place I have visited in Singapore, I will very happy to answer.
– Have a lovely day!