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Taking photos

Post by hiromice » Wed, 08 Jul 2009 10:40 am

If I ask a singaporean on the street to take a picture of me ( using my camera), will they help me with it?

I have been to another country in Asia, where they were not willing to help or simply ignored you/walked away. ( That could be the langague issues but I was not totally sure if that was a culture thing either...)

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Post by xtasy010 » Wed, 08 Jul 2009 11:03 am

They'll help

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 08 Jul 2009 12:25 pm

Usually more than willing.
SOME PEOPLE TRY TO TURN BACK THEIR ODOMETERS. NOT ME. I WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW WHY I LOOK THIS WAY. I'VE TRAVELED A LONG WAY, AND SOME OF THE ROADS WEREN'T PAVED. ~ Will Rogers

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Post by xtasy010 » Wed, 08 Jul 2009 12:53 pm

In fact after taking the picture they'll ask you to see if you are satisfied with the outcome, if not they'll give it another go. :)

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Post by road.not.taken » Wed, 08 Jul 2009 7:10 pm

...and don't be surprised if a bunch of strangers jump into the picture with you :o

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Post by AngMoKio » Wed, 08 Jul 2009 9:41 pm

No kidding...

While getting on the MRT there was a couple with a young baby. They wanted us to take their picture - so we did. And then they wanted to take OUR picture with their baby. And then again with different poses. And then again with their whole family.

A very Singaporean experience.

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Post by durain » Wed, 08 Jul 2009 9:42 pm

...and do the 2 fingers peace sign!

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Re: Taking photos

Post by nexusrm » Thu, 09 Jul 2009 4:45 pm

hiromice wrote:If I ask a singaporean on the street to take a picture of me ( using my camera), will they help me with it?

I have been to another country in Asia, where they were not willing to help or simply ignored you/walked away. ( That could be the langague issues but I was not totally sure if that was a culture thing either...)

Thanks,
Yes, we are more than happy to do it for you. But "batteries not included" :lol:

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Post by QRM » Thu, 09 Jul 2009 5:57 pm

If you tried that in the UK they will run off with the camera, just read in the international papers UK has become the number one crime spot in Europe.

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Post by nexusrm » Thu, 09 Jul 2009 6:21 pm

Well I guess there will be bad apples in any basket, so running away with your stuff, can happen in any country.

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