Singapore in colour: Photographer's work brought to life

Mr Lui Hock Seng took the picture of Singapore's skyline - while the OCBC Centre was being constructed - from the 23rd floor of a building some distance away.
Mr Lui Hock Seng took the picture of Singapore's skyline - while the OCBC Centre was being constructed - from the 23rd floor of a building some distance away.PHOTO: COURTESY OF LUI HOCK SENG
Mr Lui Hock Seng took the picture of Singapore's skyline - while the OCBC Centre was being constructed - from the 23rd floor of a building some distance away.
Mr Lui Hock Seng took the picture of Singapore's skyline - while the OCBC Centre was being constructed - from the 23rd floor of a building some distance away.PHOTO: COURTESY OF LUI HOCK SENG

It was in the 1950s when Mr Lui Hock Seng, who is now 83, first picked up a camera. Just a teenager then, he was inspired by the sights and sounds of Singapore.

As a member of the South-east Asia Photographic Society, he and other club members met on Sundays in Seah Street.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 02, 2019, with the headline 'Photographer's work brought to life'. Print Edition | Subscribe