Last weekend was my nephew’s 10th Birthday. And the mini birthday picnic
celebration is at the lawn of Gardens by the Bay. Just before I reach the
car park; there was an empty field beside a MRT construction. There I saw
a group of migrant workers having a game of volleyball on a makeshift
So after we settle on the lovely spot with my in-laws at the lawn; I sneak
out for a little shoot. A 10 minutes walk away from a world-class garden
brings me to a very different environment. A great venue for some documentary
photography with my X100F. The best thing about documentary photography;
one gets to meet new people. I just have to Remember to smile and say HI!
When I arrived; I notice the two poles that was holding the net was made with
construction gears and pipes. The court lines are made of many pairs of slippers.
Manage to have a chat with one of the 2 guys sitting on the sideline. They are
all construction workers for a new MRT line. All of them are from India and boy
they are all very friendly.
This gentleman was telling me that their dormitory is just 2 minutes walk away.
Which is also a couple of minutes away from their work site. I guess this is where
they work, sleep and play. After watching a game; I ask for a final group photo
before walking back to my nephew’s birthday picnic.
Funnily this little encounter did leave a deep footprint in me. And I am sure I
will be back again.