What To Shoot In Singapore – Chess Game in Chinatown

What to shoot in Singapore? How about the people playing chess in Chinatown, near the Kreta Ayer market? It’s fun to watch and it’s easy to shoot. Respect them though since they usually concentrate on their game very much, so don’t just keep shooting. Pause and watch them too. You can be very close to them, so using wide angle lens is fine. Get high, get to their eye level, get close and get wide. Vary your shots. All photos shot with Leica M9 and 35mm Summarit f/2.5 lens. I only spent about 20 minutes as I needed to go pick up my prints at the photo lab near there.

For those visiting Singapore, here is the map. The nearest MRT station is Chinatown.


  • candiceMarch 11, 2015 - 1:18 pm

    Hi Hendra, what time were you at Chinatown with the chess players? Do you know what time they usually play?ReplyCancel

    • Hendra LauwApril 17, 2015 - 7:58 pm

      Hi Candice, I can’t remember what time I was there, but they are usually there from morning till evening time, every day.ReplyCancel

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