Vietnamese Photog's Viral Anime-Like iPhone Photos Of Singapore Show Our Island In A New Light

Vietnamese Photog's Viral Anime-Like iPhone Photos Of Singapore Show Our Island In A New Light

Lifestyle Photography
ByRachel on 06 Jan 2021 Senior Digital Editor

Being inhabitants of this little land-scarce island that is Singapore, we’re always high on wanderlust, looking for scenic spots abroad. And when we’re not feeding our travel obsession, we’re busy hunting down the latest Instagram-worthy cafes, themed establishments, and even staircases just for photo purposes. But what if we told you that the most beautiful spaces in this country are the ones we’ve passed by countless times?

Vietnamese photographer Phạm Hoài Thương, who goes by the name @kyubichann on Instagram, recently shared pastel-washed photos of Singapore which got even the most jaded locals ooh-ing and aah-ing. Impressively, all these were taken using just a smartphone and tripod! 

Read on to check out @kyubichann’s dreamy photos of Singapore!

Pastel photo spots Singapore
Photo from @kyubichann via Instagram

Thương’s photos featuring Singapore were first shared on Facebook page Check in Vietnam, as well as on her personal Instagram page, where she has a couple thousand followers.

The photo series includes snapshots of places most Singaporeans would have visited before, including popular tourist attractions like the National Gallery, Botanic Gardens, and the Central Business District (CBD) area. Other shots feature less frequented spots like ulu MRT stations and hidden railway tracks.

Pastel photo spots Singapore
Photo from @kyubichann via Instagram

Surprisingly, there were plenty of locals asking where the photos were taken - even though a lot of these places are right under our noses! Some have likened her editing style to that of Wes Anderson’s, while others have said that it has an anime-like quality. Here are some of our favourites.

Tuas Link MRT Station:

Pastel photo spots Singapore
Photo from @kyubichann via Instagram

Pastel photo spots Singapore
Photo from @kyubichann via Instagram

Tiong Bahru:

Pastel photo spots Singapore
Photo from @kyubichann via Instagram

Jurong Lake Gardens:

Pastel photo spots Singapore
Photo from @kyubichann via Instagram

Pastel photo spots Singapore
Photo from @kyubichann via Instagram

National Library:

Pastel photo spots Singapore
Photo from @kyubichann via Instagram

Raffles Marina:

Pastel photo spots Singapore
Photo from @kyubichann via Instagram

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Random walls near her home:

Pastel photo spots Singapore
Photo from @kyubichann via Instagram

Pastel photo spots Singapore
Photo from @kyubichann via Instagram

Old railway near Maju Camp:

Pastel photo spots Singapore
Photo from @kyubichann via Instagram

Sentosa Cove:

Pastel photo spots Singapore
Photo from @kyubichann via Instagram

People’s Park Complex:

Pastel photo spots Singapore
Photo from @kyubichann via Instagram

Pastel photo spots Singapore
Photo from @kyubichann via Instagram

Pulau Ubin:

Pastel photo spots Singapore
Photo from @kyubichann via Instagram

Ann Siang Hill:

Pastel photo spots Singapore
Photo from @kyubichann via Instagram

Thương’s dreamy photos just go to show that there is beauty to be found in many of our everyday spaces - we just tend to take them for granted and miss out on the sights that are right in front of us.

The next time you have an outing, be it in town or around the heartlands, look a little harder and you’ll start seeing more of the unique charm that Singapore has to offer. You might just discover some underrated photo spots of your own!

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Text by: GirlStyle SG


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