Photograph copyright: DAVID McMAHON
I was in Singapore recently on a fleeting stopover and, on the recommendation of a fellow journalist, I headed straight for Clarke Quay. The area, named after Sir Andrew Clarke, Singapore's second governor, is a treasure trove for any visitor.
It’s a shot a minute here for any photographer. Every few steps I’d fire off a few frames as I walked around the bustling riverside area with great dining choices, historic views and wonderful shopping. There are vibrant colours, arresting sights and many manifestations of Singapore’s colonial past as well as the contemporary hi-tech side of the independent island state.
I had a big smile on my face when I saw these outdoor tables beside the waterway. At first I just thought the menus were unusually colourful and I was composing this vertical frame when I realised exactly what the menu cover depicted. Let’s just say I wasn’t expecting Hooters.
Just for the record, I was far too busy to stop and eat. You know what they say: What’s sauce for the goose is sauce for the candour.