“Side Street Stories: Myanmar” – this series is a visual journey, an ode to the raw, untouched beauty of Myanmar, a land far removed from my native Philippines. In 2016, I found myself wandering through the vibrant streets of Yangon, Mandalay, and Bagan, captivated by a world so different from my own. My camera became … Read more

Side Street Stories: Singapore (An e-Zine)

“Side Street Stories: Singapore” is not just a photography series; it’s a love letter to the country that captured my heart. My relationship with Singapore began as an occasional layover destination, which eventually became my country of residence when I was offered a chance to pursue my PhD research here. This opportunity, once beyond the … Read more

Street Photography in Batam, Indonesia

Nestled in the Riau Archipelago of Indonesia, Batam is a vibrant city that blends modern urbanism with traditional Indonesian culture. Its bustling streets, diverse neighborhoods, and scenic waterfronts make Batam an alluring destination for street photographers. This blog post delves into the heart of street photography in Batam, offering insights into its unique locations, cultural … Read more

Neighborhood Travel Guide: Al Satwa, Dubai

‘Satwa, often referred to as ‘Little Asia’, is situated between the bustling Sheikh Zayed Road and the affluent coastal areas of Dubai. Unlike the luxurious skyscrapers and high-end eateries in the nearby Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), which lies just across the highway, Satwa is characterized by its unassuming low-rise apartment buildings, a variety of … Read more