Singapore’s Little India – the lens of KonaHead
This week’s mobile photo essay takes us to the streets of Singapore’s Little India. One of our favorite mobile street photographers here at the MPA is Adrian Leong aka KonaHead – we’ve been following his work for quite a while now and are very pleased to present his work here on the Mobile Photo Awards Blog.
What Little India means to me…
For me, it’s the most authentic of all old neighbourhoods remaining in Singapore. The Chinese and Malay quarters have been commercialized tremendously and there is no longer a genuine feel remaining. In comparison, Little India is still relatively unspoiled, so to speak, by garish gentrification. The fact that Indian migrant workers gather there in numbers on weekends when they are not at work makes it all the more a microcosm of India itself. The wafting smells of Indian spices, the myriad colours of this area and the teeming groups of people make it probably the most exciting place in Singapore for a street photographer. I could probably go there every weekend for months on end and never get enough of it.
Gallery by Adrian Leong
You can follow Adrian on Instagram at @konahead