Local Lens: Reflections of Singapore’s Changing Cityscape
To see more of Singapore’s diverse architecture through the lens of a local, follow @_yafiqyusman_ on Instagram.
“The places I can go are limited,” says Instagrammer Yafiq Yusman (@_yafiqyusman_) of his tiny island-nation home of Singapore, “but the photo possibilities are limitless.”
Yafiq, who studied architecture in college, enjoys capturing Singapore’s rapidly evolving urban landscape through puddles left by the city’s tropical climate. “Singapore is a modernized country, but there are still places where you can see the olden days,” says Yafiq. “The alleys in Little India, China Town and Boat Quay are a few of my favorite spots and great for puddle shots.”
For more modern photo opportunities, Yafiq favors Raffles Place, a square surrounded by the city’s tallest buildings. And for those seeking respite from Singapore’s fast-paced metropolis, he suggests tracking down a hidden reserve called Punggol Beach. “The best time to visit is during the sunset. It’s beautiful.”
Today on FutureLearn we announced four new World War 1 courses that are being produced in collaboration between the BBC and our university partners.
With the first one starting on 13 October, the courses will cover:
- How the legacy of the Paris Peace Conference (1919) sought to create a new world order
- How innovation in World War 1 shaped the history of human flight
- How the war moved us away from traditional views of heroism
- How traumatic effects of war impact those who survive it
We’ll post more information about each course in the next few days, but if any of them take your interest, you can sign up for free right now.
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