Singapore: February 2006

Singapore is an interesting city to say the least. Firstly, the food is amazing – some of the best, affordable street food you will ever find is in Singapore. There is a definate element of ‘fakeness’ to it, with modern development occuring at a breakneck pace and often at the cost of what little history this city state has. The government of Singapore wants to make Singapore ‘the Monte Carlo of Asia’ and with the ever growing number of shops, and the Universal Studios theme park and new casino resorts due to open in the coming years, they are well on their aim to getting there. Whether this is a good or bad thing is up for debate, but the fact remains that Singapore is a fascinating place to visit, and has many hidden jems waiting for those who are willing to scratch underneath the glossy surface.

Although I have been to Singapore three times, all were before I developed my passion for city photography, so unfortunately I have very few photos worth posting on here. Nonetheless, I found a handful and here they are.

Paul founded The City Lane back in 2009 as a place to share photos of his travels around Europe with friends and family. The City Lane might have changed quite a lot since those early days but one thing that’s remained constant is Paul’s passion for food, travel and culture, and a desire to photograph and write about his experiences. Paul has a strong inquisitive nature that drives him to look beneath the surface in order to discover what really makes a city and its people tick, and what better way to do this than over a good meal or drink, with a city’s locals, at places that people who live in that city actually frequent. Paul is also a co-host of The Brunswick Beer Collective, a podcast that may or may not actually be about beer.


Falafel Omisi, Yokine

Volare, Maylands

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