Gardens by the Bay


Functional, artificial trees at the Gardens by the Bay

Functional, artificial trees at the Gardens by the Bay

This post is part of a series covering an international corporate assignment. For a brief introduction to this trip, click here

Singapore – The world’s only island city-state,  is located at the southernmost tip of continental Asia, directly below Malaysia and just one degree above the equator. I had been there in the early 90’s on a recreational visit and hardly recognized the place. Little is left of the small, funky, far East flavored neighborhoods. Instead there were modern high rises and glitzy hotels.  We had a needed day and half off in between shooting the two subjects and were able to do laundry, get in some R&R and a little sightseeing.  I especially enjoyed the Gardens By The Bay which included a large area of man made, 50 meter tall, functional Super Trees.  Sadly, Singapore had been under a thick cloud of haze for several weeks from some serious burning of forests on the Maylasian Peninsula.  Every day was hazy and gray and it was bad enough to irritate our eyes and ears.


Lim Soo Chee - Senior Sales Consultant Engineer – Soo Chee was suffering from allergies and not feeling well the morning I had to photograph her in the Schnieder office.  Of course I had to be sympathetic to her situation, yet still needed to create good usable photographs for the Schneider home office.  Fortunately she was feeling better the next day when we video taped and photographed her leading her yoga class. She, and her students, were very cooperative and the session yielded some wonderful images.