Annual Ubin Pilgrimage

This project began by accident. We first went to Ubin island on New Year’s day 2015. Prior to that, my last trip to Ubin was in 1995, almost 20 years ago. When New Year’s day 2016 came, we thought, why not go to Ubin as an annual routine on New Year’s day. When we set foot on the island, we were struck with the idea to have photos taken at exactly the same spot or in the same pose. And what do you know, i was wearing the same shirt by chance, and so it is decided that, henceforth, inasmuch as it is possible, we will be wearing the same clothes as well.

2015 – 2017

This year, because New Year’s day fell on a Sunday, and we were busy in church, we did our pilgrimage on the 2nd. To keep to this tradition, we must. Who knows, someday i will be doing this with my grandchildren in tow.

I love the nature and the kampung feel of Ubin. There are a lot of photo opportunities for photography enthusiasts. Here’s what i snagged during the short 3 hours visit.

Smiling all the way to the bank. Brisk business on a public holiday.
Here’s proof that you need to slow down if you want to cultivate an appreciation for art. The centipede’s feet are made of sickle, something you don’t expect to find in Singapore. Anyway, to us urban dwellers, a sickle is more associated with horror movies than agriculture, don’t you think?
Reflections at Pekan quarry
An abundance of Flora awaiting your discovery on Pulau Ubin

Saying this always sounds cheesy to me, but Happy New Year!

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