SVK

Little India, Singapore, 2001: Sri Veerama Kaliamman Temple on Serangoon Road…  Canon EOS 100, Sigma 28-105

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Temple boy

Angkor, Cambodia, 2001: Met this boy while visiting one of the out-lying temples at Angkor.       This was way before the present day mass tourism to Siem Reap and nearby Angkor Wat.  He and about 10 other boys seemed to be residing within the temple complex itself , making a living guiding the few tourists who […]

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cyclos

Phnom Penh, Cambodia, 2001: These cyclo drivers had the right idea, taking a siesta during the hottest time of the day. It was April, also the hottest time of the year in Cambodia.  But I was just a stupid barang who thought it was a better idea to walk around getting dehydratyed and taking pictures. […]

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mechanics

Phnom Penh, Cambodia, 2001: While wandering the streets of Phnom Penh at the hottest time of year I photographed these workshop boys hard at work.  I recieved a mixed response…        Canon EOS 100/Sigma 28-105

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Serangoon Rd

Little India, Singapore, 2001; Tamil Muslim traders from India pioneered the settlement of Serangoon in the early 19th century, in what is now know as Little India.  Canon EoS 100/Sigma 28-105

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Bayon

The Bayon, Angkor Thom, Cambodia 2001: This local guide posed  impassively,  but without the wry grin of the stone faces that make up the “Bayon” temple.  It was the hottest time of the year in Cambodia (april) and she was annoyed that  I wouldn’t pay her for a guided tour-  hey, I was a broke […]

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Melaka

Malacca, Malaysia, 2001: An array of sign posts line a colonial era wall. Malacca’s (or Melaka) strategic location changed hands many times. In the colonial era the Portuguese, Dutch and then British occupied it.  The city centre was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2008.     Canon EOS 100/Sigma 28-105

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Death Railway

Cambodia, March 2001: At Phnom Penh’s derelict railway station, it took some persuasion to be allowed to purchase tickets south. The crowded train chugged along at a crawl-  fast enough to feel like we were moving, but slow enough as to not have to stop if people wanted to get on… or off.  Sensible travellers […]

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