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Oct 17, 2007 04:04 |  #1

I'm going to HongKong for 3 days( July ) & Singapore for 3 days ( September ) and want to go to some good photography areas.

Please recomend some good spots in either location.

Also is it cheeper to buy 40D in Honk Kong??

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Oct 17, 2007 04:22 |  #2

I was in Singapore earlier this year and was going to buy a 5D at Changi airport (duty free) - until I discovered that the price was higher in the airport duty free than it was in the shops in Singapore. Moreover, the price in the shops was no cheaper than here in the UK!




  
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Oct 17, 2007 07:22 |  #3

Jurong Bird Park is fantastic plus the Zoo.Also a night safari at the zoo is good.

Santosa Island is good.The singapore tourist website is great,look it up & make your plans.


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Oct 17, 2007 11:46 |  #4

You can get some great shots of the Singapore CBD if you get out on the bridge across the bay and next to the esplanade. Whenever I go to Singapore, I always have the best inentions of shooting but the heat usually gets the best of me.


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Oct 18, 2007 03:18 as a reply to  @ col4bin's post |  #5

Thanks for sugestions guys

Yeh I was thinking about the heat at that time of year :(


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Oct 18, 2007 04:49 |  #6

gavcam wrote in post #4145526 (external link)
Thanks for sugestions guys

Yeh I was thinking about the heat at that time of year :(

In Singapore it's hot all year round but HK has more variation. July in HK will make Singapore feel cool (I've tried it before :confused:)

HK is definitely cheaper than Singapore, and both are cheaper than Sydney, but buying from the US is still the best for us overall.

The bridge next to the Esplanade is great for shooting, but the heat is absolutely awful, it's a nice new white concrete structure that reflects all the heat into you. The shot wasn't worth that much to me...early morning or night would be best.

EDIT: for HK, I'm sure there are better places, but the Lantau Island buddha and Victoria Peak are the obvious yet excellent choices.

For 3 days in Singapore, I would recommend the Bird park and Night Safari (Zoo is nice, but maybe not if you only have 3 days). IMO, Sentosa is a tourist trap, doesn't have all that much to do and is quite pricey...but if you want to see the old forts and the WWII museums it's not bad, take the cable car there.

I would also go to Little India and Chinatown for the "traditional" Singapore experience. Clarke Quay is worth a visit. The boat rides down the river are nice, try not to laugh at the merlion :p




  
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Oct 19, 2007 01:52 |  #7

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Oct 19, 2007 13:58 as a reply to  @ gavcam's post |  #8

For Hong Kong, you may have to deal with the smoggy condition, though they do create opportunities for nice sunset shots.

I love the islands. Lots of stuff to picture in Cheung Chau; and of course Tai O, Po Lin Monastery and the NP360 cable car (which should have reopened by then).

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And of course, the lights. Especially in or near the harbor.

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Oct 19, 2007 16:24 |  #9

The one thing I would mention about SIngapore is be careful when taking your camera and lenses from air-conditioned places into the heat outside! I spent a lot of time cleaning mist of lenses or sometimes forgetting and ending up with foggy shots! Take a bus ride to see all the different areas then decide where you want to go to photograph - there's lots to see.

Hong Kong - we spent most of our time in Kowloon and loved walking around the food shops and suchlike where the locals buy, rather than the touristy areas. Lots of good photo opportunities.

Have a fantastic time!


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Oct 20, 2007 13:10 as a reply to  @ SacMac's post |  #10

Been to HK twice, aweasome place to shoot, I only had my point and shoot camera both times, should be heading back the in 08 also.
as far as buying a camera overseas, I wouldn't do it. unless you are buying from a major store over there. buy US, you know you are getting the product you are supossed to get.

been to Singapore once, but don't rember much, sorry drunken days there. I will look to see if I have anything

here are a couple of pics of the HK night skyline...............​sory for the crappy pics, but you get the the point

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Oct 20, 2007 13:29 as a reply to  @ SAS_TDS's post |  #11

I went to HK over the summer. I recommend taking pictures at Victoria Harbor and the Peak. Sometimes there's a lot of smog and it'll be hard to take pictures. Whenever you see a sunset at the Peak or somewhere, attempt to take a pictures, because orange sunsets are pretty rare at HK. I also recommend taking the MTR to the Tung Chung since the Cable Car wasn't working (not sure if it's still not working though.) Also, go to Kowloon and take some pictures at the shopping malls and restaurants. There are a ton of malls everywhere.

Have a fun time there, hope to see what pictures you've taken! :)


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Oct 20, 2007 13:48 as a reply to  @ Jeremy92's post |  #12

okay here are a few more of my HK trips. there are places to take pics all over the city.

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there rest of these were taken durning a monsoon, so my little PS camera didn't do so well

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Oct 20, 2007 16:14 |  #13

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okay here are a few more of my HK trips. there are places to take pics all over the city.

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there rest of these were taken durning a monsoon, so my little PS camera didn't do so well

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Hey I remember visiting that area. That was near the Buddha, Tung Chung area.

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Oct 20, 2007 20:13 |  #14

yes that is right down the hill fro mthe giant buddha, was way to foggy/cloudy up on the hill to get any decent shots.

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Oct 21, 2007 05:36 as a reply to  @ SAS_TDS's post |  #15

Thanks guys

I should be able to fill my days in both places with the sugestions and tips

cheers Gav


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