Here are selected photographs captured by students taking NM2220: Introduction to Media Writing this semester. They were asked to creatively illustrate the following themes: Lies, Aljunied, Deepavali, Tiong Bahru, and Hougang.
Stray dog rummages through a hidden pile of trash left near Batu Bolong beach, a popular beach in Bali, on September 22, 2015. Tourist establishments such as hotels and restaurants on the beach have pledged to keep the place clean, but have failed to do so. Locals wrote “Dirty the Wall” to express their unhappiness of their irresponsibility. CAMPUS EYE/Liu Beckie (SINGAPORE)
A man hangs light bulbs around Singapore’s Little India district in preparation for its night market in September 25. Little India sets up month-long bazaars for the annual Deepavali festival, which occurs in October or November every year. Deepavali, or the Festival of Light, is the Hindus’ way of celebrating the triumph of light over darkness, and good over evil. CAMPUS EYE/Diana Himawan (SINGAPORE)
A group of men gathers at Hougang Central Court for a game of checkers despite the thick haze on September 24, 2015. The 24-hour Pollutant Standard Index reading in Singapore hit a high of 292 that evening. CAMPUS EYE/Abigail Lum (SINGAPORE)
A migrant construction worker takes a lunch break at Geylang East Central on September 26, 2015, before resuming road works, while a passer-by strolls along. Many migrant workers come to Singapore in the hope of earning more to support their families. They fall for the rosy picture of a better life as painted by dishonest employment agents, but are instead presented with a reality far from what was promised. CAMPUS EYE/Cherisse Chong (SINGAPORE)