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๐Ÿ“ธ Street snaps: There probably isnt any other country with a bigger challenge- looking at their population, the level of economic growth, the poverty gap, the number of people who have limited or no access to electricity and clean water- nobody has a bigger challenge than India. I was in a state of stendhal-syndrome shock from the saturated colours as well as the extraordinary sounds and sights. It made me realized how #blessed I am to be born and bred in a country where water supply, electricity and proper sanitation are readily available and being put in place. So grateful...๐Ÿ’–
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๐Ÿ“ธ Street snaps: There probably isnt any other country with a bigger challenge- looking at their population, the level of economic growth, the poverty gap, the number of people who have limited or no access to electricity and clean water- nobody has a bigger challenge than India. I was in a state of stendhal-syndrome shock from the saturated colours as well as the extraordinary sounds and sights. It made me realized how #blessed I am to be born and bred in a country where water supply, electricity and proper sanitation are readily available and being put in place. So grateful...๐Ÿ’–

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Facing the morning sun, soaking in the romanticism of the Taj Mahal. โ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ•Œ๐Ÿ’›#India #TajMahal #Agra
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Facing the morning sun, soaking in the romanticism of the Taj Mahal. โ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ•Œ๐Ÿ’›#India #TajMahal #Agra

The artistic tradition of inlay of gemstones on marble dates back to the 1500s when this art first made its appearance in Rome as โ€œPietra Duraโ€. The concept of cutting, shaping, polishing and setting gemstones and precious materials in marble came all the way to India in the 17th century, during the reign of Mughals. However it reached its pinnacle only under Emperor Shah Jehan, who was an ardent patron of arts and architecture especially in white marble. In India this art came to be known as โ€œParchin Kariโ€ a Persian term for hard stone inlay work. To create a panel of parchin kari, a master artist would begin by drawing the pattern in henna, on the surface of the marble. This pattern would then be carefully gouged out by the parchinkar, and the empty spaces thus created filled with very finely cut slices of the coloured stones. Variations in colour and pattern within the stone were used to create stunning effects of light and shade. The white marble cenotaph erected by Emperor Shah Jehan to fulfill the last wishes of his most beloved wife Empress Mumtaz Mahal, is an exemplary model of fine Persian architecture and decorative arts of its time such as filigree work, stone relief work and above all โ€œParchin Kariโ€ on the tombs and the walls. ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ’‘๐Ÿ’Žโœจ#India #PersianArt #Delhi #TajArt #ParchinKari
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The artistic tradition of inlay of gemstones on marble dates back to the 1500s when this art first made its appearance in Rome as โ€œPietra Duraโ€. The concept of cutting, shaping, polishing and setting gemstones and precious materials in marble came all the way to India in the 17th century, during the reign of Mughals. However it reached its pinnacle only under Emperor Shah Jehan, who was an ardent patron of arts and architecture especially in white marble. In India this art came to be known as โ€œParchin Kariโ€ a Persian term for hard stone inlay work. To create a panel of parchin kari, a master artist would begin by drawing the pattern in henna, on the surface of the marble. This pattern would then be carefully gouged out by the parchinkar, and the empty spaces thus created filled with very finely cut slices of the coloured stones. Variations in colour and pattern within the stone were used to create stunning effects of light and shade. The white marble cenotaph erected by Emperor Shah Jehan to fulfill the last wishes of his most beloved wife Empress Mumtaz Mahal, is an exemplary model of fine Persian architecture and decorative arts of its time such as filigree work, stone relief work and above all โ€œParchin Kariโ€ on the tombs and the walls. ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ’‘๐Ÿ’Žโœจ#India #PersianArt #Delhi #TajArt #ParchinKari

Taj Mahal Main Gateway: The gate presents profuse inlay work of white marble and precious stones from all over the world into the red sandstone surface. On a closer look, there are eleven domes between two high coloums on the two sides, twenty two domes in total, depicting the numbers of years it took for the construction of the Taj Mahal. Some quranic verses which roughly translates to "inviting visitors into paradise" were beautifully inscribed in black stone on the white marble surface. ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณโš’ #India #TajMahal #MainGateway #IncredibleIndia
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Taj Mahal Main Gateway: The gate presents profuse inlay work of white marble and precious stones from all over the world into the red sandstone surface. On a closer look, there are eleven domes between two high coloums on the two sides, twenty two domes in total, depicting the numbers of years it took for the construction of the Taj Mahal. Some quranic verses which roughly translates to "inviting visitors into paradise" were beautifully inscribed in black stone on the white marble surface. ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณโš’ #India #TajMahal #MainGateway #IncredibleIndia

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200km south of New Delhi, on the banks of river Yamuna, Agra was a powerful Mughal capital over three centuries ago; and the most important city in northern India. Legend has it that over 20,000 skilled workers laboured for 22 years to create this wondrous citadel. Often described as one of the wonders of the world, the stunning 17th Century white marble Taj Mahal was built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan as a tribute for his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal, who died in childbirth. The Taj Mahal is symmetrically and geometrically equal except the tomb of Shah Jahan, placed next to his late wife, 6 years after the construction of the mausoleum. The white marble represents purity, peace and love. A monument to love, a love story to remember. Taj Mahal remains an architectural marvel of the modern world...โค๏ธ๐Ÿ•Š๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ #India #TajMahal #Agra #SevenWonders #Architecture #IncredibleIndia
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200km south of New Delhi, on the banks of river Yamuna, Agra was a powerful Mughal capital over three centuries ago; and the most important city in northern India. Legend has it that over 20,000 skilled workers laboured for 22 years to create this wondrous citadel. Often described as one of the wonders of the world, the stunning 17th Century white marble Taj Mahal was built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan as a tribute for his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal, who died in childbirth. The Taj Mahal is symmetrically and geometrically equal except the tomb of Shah Jahan, placed next to his late wife, 6 years after the construction of the mausoleum. The white marble represents purity, peace and love. A monument to love, a love story to remember. Taj Mahal remains an architectural marvel of the modern world...โค๏ธ๐Ÿ•Š๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ #India #TajMahal #Agra #SevenWonders #Architecture #IncredibleIndia

The red fort is a historical fortification in the national capital of New Delhi. Built in 1638, it was the main residence of the emperors of the Munghal dynasty for nearly 200 years. The massive 33 metres red sandstone walls serve as a reminder of the magnificent power and pomp of the Mughal emperors. Intially designed to keep out invaders, now however, is used to shut out the noise and confusion of the city. Today, the red fort appears on the back of the โ‚น500 note of the Mahatma Gandhi New Series of the Indian rupee. ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ #India #NewDelhi #RedFort
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The red fort is a historical fortification in the national capital of New Delhi. Built in 1638, it was the main residence of the emperors of the Munghal dynasty for nearly 200 years. The massive 33 metres red sandstone walls serve as a reminder of the magnificent power and pomp of the Mughal emperors. Intially designed to keep out invaders, now however, is used to shut out the noise and confusion of the city. Today, the red fort appears on the back of the โ‚น500 note of the Mahatma Gandhi New Series of the Indian rupee. ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ #India #NewDelhi #RedFort

Nostos: Records of the Self. Apart from illuminating the pans of water, the hanging lightbulbs diffuse the scent of bergamot, sandalwood and frankincense lingering on the surface. Scent is indeed the strongest tie to memory...๐Ÿ’ก๐Ÿ’ญ #SGNightFest #Aesop
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Nostos: Records of the Self. Apart from illuminating the pans of water, the hanging lightbulbs diffuse the scent of bergamot, sandalwood and frankincense lingering on the surface. Scent is indeed the strongest tie to memory...๐Ÿ’ก๐Ÿ’ญ #SGNightFest #Aesop

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Another day, another month, another year but nothing has changed. You gave meaning to our 12 years #friendship. Super thrilled to be celebrating our 13th year together on the next #OurKimchiChronicles ๐Ÿ’•๐ŸŒธ
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Another day, another month, another year but nothing has changed. You gave meaning to our 12 years #friendship. Super thrilled to be celebrating our 13th year together on the next #OurKimchiChronicles ๐Ÿ’•๐ŸŒธ

On first impression this multi-coloured obliteration room expresses happiness, fun and love but there's more than meets the eye. Underlying the OOTD shot is the kusama enigma- revealing the inside story of the undisputed rock star of the art world, Yayoi Kusama. The Matsumoto born artist started creating paintings with polka dots and nets as motifs at a very young age of 10 to deal with her mental health problems. She has then chosen to live in a mental hospital in Tokyo as recurring hallucinations and nervous disorders stemmed from her childhood aggrevated. That eventually did not stop her from working on her paintings during the day in the studio right across the psychiatric hospital. I am in awe of Kusama's singular perseverance, driving to create against all odds. Going through so many phases of transition that collectively forms a life so full of fascinating contraditions. Quoting from Kusama, polka dot has the form of the sun, which is a symbol of the energy of the whole world. Polka dots are a way to infinity.. What an inspiration she is..๐Ÿ‘ธ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’•โค๏ธ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’œ #YayoiKusama #ObliterationRoom #PolkaDots #Inspiration
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On first impression this multi-coloured obliteration room expresses happiness, fun and love but there's more than meets the eye. Underlying the OOTD shot is the kusama enigma- revealing the inside story of the undisputed rock star of the art world, Yayoi Kusama. The Matsumoto born artist started creating paintings with polka dots and nets as motifs at a very young age of 10 to deal with her mental health problems. She has then chosen to live in a mental hospital in Tokyo as recurring hallucinations and nervous disorders stemmed from her childhood aggrevated. That eventually did not stop her from working on her paintings during the day in the studio right across the psychiatric hospital. I am in awe of Kusama's singular perseverance, driving to create against all odds. Going through so many phases of transition that collectively forms a life so full of fascinating contraditions. Quoting from Kusama, polka dot has the form of the sun, which is a symbol of the energy of the whole world. Polka dots are a way to infinity.. What an inspiration she is..๐Ÿ‘ธ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’•โค๏ธ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’œ #YayoiKusama #ObliterationRoom #PolkaDots #Inspiration

๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌ Happy 52 years of Independence, #Singapore! ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌ
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๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌ Happy 52 years of Independence, #Singapore! ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌ

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The longest journey is the journey inwards because some #hearts understand each other, even in #silence.
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The longest journey is the journey inwards because some #hearts understand each other, even in #silence.

The 50 Cents Fest returns to Chinatown Food Street for the 2nd consecutive year! This event celebrates the diversity and rich multi-cultural heritage through the many facets of local food and their story. Born a 90s kid, my experience there was not as vivid and nostalgic as compared to my parents who have been through the golden era of 1980s Singapore in their younger years. I was priviledged to savour the authentic 80s flavour and the long lost dialect recipes such as the Hokkien Rickshaw Noodle, Dried Cuttlefish Peanut Congee, UFO (Fried Oyster Cake), Paper Wrapped Chicken, Ice Balls and more! A kaleidoscope of cultures in a red dot that should never be forgotten...๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ–๐Ÿป๐Ÿค๐Ÿง๐Ÿฆ€๐Ÿ”#The50CentsFest #ChinatownFoodStreet #Singapore
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The 50 Cents Fest returns to Chinatown Food Street for the 2nd consecutive year! This event celebrates the diversity and rich multi-cultural heritage through the many facets of local food and their story. Born a 90s kid, my experience there was not as vivid and nostalgic as compared to my parents who have been through the golden era of 1980s Singapore in their younger years. I was priviledged to savour the authentic 80s flavour and the long lost dialect recipes such as the Hokkien Rickshaw Noodle, Dried Cuttlefish Peanut Congee, UFO (Fried Oyster Cake), Paper Wrapped Chicken, Ice Balls and more! A kaleidoscope of cultures in a red dot that should never be forgotten...๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ–๐Ÿป๐Ÿค๐Ÿง๐Ÿฆ€๐Ÿ”#The50CentsFest #ChinatownFoodStreet #Singapore

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