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Photo of shimmering Singapore skyline snags top prize at ST's Wherever You Are contest

On a drive-through safari in Texas, USA, three-year-old Rykel Law wants to feed an emu. After his father winds down the car window, he changes his mind. This photo was one of the merit winners in The Straits Times' Wherever You Are photo contest. --
On a drive-through safari in Texas, USA, three-year-old Rykel Law wants to feed an emu. After his father winds down the car window, he changes his mind. This photo was one of the merit winners in The Straits Times' Wherever You Are photo contest. -- PHOTO:  LAW YI FAN
Mr Sean Ng and his wife Cassie walked 30 minutes to the Louvre in Paris, France to snap this shot during their honeymoon. This photo was one of the merit winners in The Straits Times' Wherever You Are photo contest -- PHOTO: SEAN NG
Mr Sean Ng and his wife Cassie walked 30 minutes to the Louvre in Paris, France to snap this shot during their honeymoon. This photo was one of the merit winners in The Straits Times' Wherever You Are photo contest -- PHOTO: SEAN NG
Mr Ahmad Iskandar Abdullah and his daughter Kaisah Itqan have fun at an art installation at VivoCity. This photo was one of the six weekly winners in The Straits Times' Wherever You Are photo contest. -- PHOTO: SUHAIMI ABDULLAH
Mr Ahmad Iskandar Abdullah and his daughter Kaisah Itqan have fun at an art installation at VivoCity. This photo was one of the six weekly winners in The Straits Times' Wherever You Are photo contest. -- PHOTO: SUHAIMI ABDULLAH
Dancer Charmaine Tay poses next to some graffiti in an alley behind Rex Cinema in Mackenzie Road. This photo was one of the six weekly winners in The Straits Times' Wherever You Are photo contest. -- PHOTO: CHARMAINE TAY
Dancer Charmaine Tay poses next to some graffiti in an alley behind Rex Cinema in Mackenzie Road. This photo was one of the six weekly winners in The Straits Times' Wherever You Are photo contest. -- PHOTO: CHARMAINE TAY
Mr Wee Thian Lee enjoys The Straits Times, with a simple home-cooked meal of fried rice and spinach soup on the dining table. This photo won third prize in The Straits Times' Wherever You Are photo contest. -- PHOTO: SELINA WEE SU LIN
Mr Wee Thian Lee enjoys The Straits Times, with a simple home-cooked meal of fried rice and spinach soup on the dining table. This photo won third prize in The Straits Times' Wherever You Are photo contest. -- PHOTO: SELINA WEE SU LIN
Mr Robin Tan’s winning photo of his son Chang Chuen and daughter Ee Shuen enjoying themselves on a water slide aboard the SuperStar Virgo cruise ship during a family holiday. This photo won second prize in The Straits Times' Wherever You Are photo
Mr Robin Tan’s winning photo of his son Chang Chuen and daughter Ee Shuen enjoying themselves on a water slide aboard the SuperStar Virgo cruise ship during a family holiday. This photo won second prize in The Straits Times' Wherever You Are photo contest. -- PHOTO: ROBIN TAN
A stunning photo (above) of the glittering Singapore skyline has outshone thousands of other entries to emerge as the top prize of The Straits Times' Wherever You Are photo contest. -- PHOTO: TUNG HON KENG
A stunning photo (above) of the glittering Singapore skyline has outshone thousands of other entries to emerge as the top prize of The Straits Times' Wherever You Are photo contest. -- PHOTO: TUNG HON KENG

A stunning photo of the glittering Singapore skyline has outshone thousands of other entries to emerge as the top prize of The Straits Times' Wherever You Are contest.

The panoramic image was captured by engineering manager Mr Tung Hon Keng, 47, who shot the photo from the Pearl Centre carpark.

He recieved $3,000 in cash and a host of other prizes. This includes a pair of return tickets to London, a five-day free hotel stay at the Millennium Gloucester Hotel and an pair of exclusive Chelsea Hospitality ticketsto the Chelsea-Man City match on Oct 27. Mr Tung and his travel partner will also be treated to lunch where they will meet former Chelsea greats.

The contest, which spanned six weeks and ended on Aug 23, is part of ST's thrust to bring news to readers wherever they are and in whatever platform they like.

Some 4,200 readers sent in their photos and videos in six categories. Besides the holiday category, there were the eat, get around, make money, keep fit and having fun cateogories.

Coming in second is Mr Robin Tan's photo of his son and daughter enjoying themselves on a water slide aboard a cruise liner. The 56-year-old technical officer will recieve $2,000 in cash. The second runner-up goes to Ms Selina Wee for a photo of her father reading The Straits Times while having his meal. She recieves $1,000 in cash.

All three were selected from among the six weekly prize winners who also recieved $1,000 cash. Eight lucky draw winners walked away with $500, among which four bagged double the amount for being direct subscribers with The Straits Times.

An additional set of five merit prizes of $300 were also given out to recognise noteworthy entries.

Among them was Mr Sean Ng, 35, who captured a shot of his wife at the Lourve Museum in Paris during their honeymoon trip last December. Said the assistant vice-president of a bank: "I'm surprised I won. I submitted the photo for fun really. But such contests are good, because it made me read the papers and go to [The Straits Times] website more often to check out the photos."

Here is a list of the winners:

Grand prizes

1st Prize - Tung Hon Keng

2nd Prize - Robin Tan

3rd Prize - Selina Wee

Six weekly winners

Tung Hon Keng

Robin Tan

Selina Wee

Ahamad Iskandar Abdullah

Charmaine Tay

Suhaimi Abdullah

Merit winners

Sean Ng

Law Yi Fan

Wong Chek poh

Wong Poh Peng

Joey Ng

Lucky draw winners

Tan Kai Teng Kaye

Boo Lee Eng

Ho Li-Wen Venessa

Michelle Per

Eileen Ng

Chew Keng Han Jeremy

Lau Bee Yong Jocelyn

Uma Rani Sankar