This post is about my adventure in one of the oldest houses in Singapore, the Woodneuk Istana.
This is a location in Singapore, that’s so hard to access! See the map below to view our path of entry and exit. The entry was bad, it took us 15 mins to climb and bash our way through the mud and tall grasses. The exit was fast except for an extremely high slope that we had to get down first.
After all the efforts, I was pretty tempted to take a piece of the BLUE roof tiles back to keep a piece of history. I was then reminded not to do so… who knows what/who else you are bringing back. =.=””
I shot all of this on my D7000 with a 18-105mm kit lens (Kit lens works as well as any expensive lenses if utilised well with the camera too!)
I shot a roll on my FM2N too. I hope all comes out fine! And well, how I wished I had brought my UWA lens to capture more of this awesome place!
Below are images of the trip! Enjoy!
5 dudes eng eng bo dai ji on Saturday morning… bashing through muddy ground and tall bushes.
Eric jumping in haste to land once he sees the granite ground
Steady bom pi pi Sam
Exterior view of the house in HDR processing
Side view of the house
One of the corridors in the house.
Beautiful natural light passing through from the window, which had no glass.
Need to charge your iPhone?
A fan and lightbulb used to hang there….
HDR mode of the interior of the house (should be the living room)
NASRUL chairs! (Couldn’t find out who is the supplier… doubt they are around anymore)
Didn’t know Heater is spelled as Hiter. =D
Some of the beautiful grilles at the balcony… The design are just so classic.
A lonely tree grew out of no where… A room to itself
A mark of history: The burn marks from the accident many years ago…
The frame of a door, that used to hold a door. The wood must have been of very high quality, for the fact that it’s still in this condition after more than 100 years…
Suspected to be a guardhouse for the big house
Main door of the house
A piece of history: The Blue Tile
Part of the design in the house wall (at the top of a wall, so that air circulation is made possible)
I make it a point to ensure I am in a part of history so I can document that I have been here before. =D
Want to run some water for a long bath? =D
Apparently, this place is undergoing some plans… likely to be tearing this place down… As beautiful as it is, it’s still not in a condition to be preserved I think as it is too worn down now.
This is where we exited the place from: There was a bent fence where we just climbed out to get back to civilisation!
That’s all for my digital work! I am collecting my film scans this week so hopefully I have something nice to share!
Here are some videos I randomly took in the house! (I’m an extremely bad videographer I knw. haha)
My film scans from the shop in Balestier. =D