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    Default [MSK} SongKran Water Festival (Thai New Year) 15Apr2012

    Thai New Year celebration in Singapore within a Thai temple.
    Info about "SongKran"
    wikipedia: Songkran - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Sunday, 15 April 2012; 10am
    We will meet at the control station of the South View LRT Station before we walk over.

    Wet weather program:
    What wet weather program? We are goin there to get wet...
    Disclaimer: you are responsible for water-proofing your own camera & gear!


    We will try to wrap up around lunch time, we can eat together after the shoot.


    WARNING:
    Expect water being splash around...
    advisable to have Camera Raincoat or u cut open a large Zip-lock bag for ur camera & tie a rubber band to secure around the lens...


    *We will only wait 15min for late-comers.
    **It's a place of worship, hence be respectful in your attire.


    The event will take place at "Uttamayanmuni Buddhist Temple"
    Address: 32 Hong San Terrace (S)688785
    9am till 3pm

    "Singha" the mystical lion of Thailand and other Indochina countries.
    ya, that Thai beer too...


    Headcount close when hit MAX 8 or 12Apr2012 ((Thurs) 4pm

    [MSK] "My Shooting Kakis" is a small Events & Locations based Photography Interest Group.
    Last edited by weiteck; 4th April 2012 at 01:05 PM.
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    Default Re: [MSK} SongKran Water Festival (Thai New Year) 15Apr2012

    No reserve list. Will close the headcount once i hit 8 or end on 12Apr Thurs 4pm.
    Quality of the outing over having a big group.

    hope to meet new people & exchange ideas with you guys~
    Kindly PM me your mobile number & full name, then i will PM you my number.
    Also pls copy, paste & update name list via forum.


    Those that did not provide contact details (so we can arrange to meet on that day)
    will be remove from namelist.


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    [MSK] is a small Event & Location based Photography interest group.
    Don't Snap like a child, Don't shoot like a tourist !

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    No reserve list. Will close the headcount once i hit 8 or end on 12Apr Thurs 4pm.[/B]
    Quality of the outing over having a big group.

    hope to meet new people & exchange ideas with you guys~
    Kindly PM me your mobile number & full name, then i will PM you my number.
    Also pls copy, paste & update name list via forum.


    Those that did not provide contact details (so we can arrange to meet on that day)
    will be remove from namelist.


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    Head count ends 4pm Thursday (12Apr2012), OR when hit Max 8 pax

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    Default Re: [MSK} SongKran Water Festival (Thai New Year) 15Apr2012

    garbled, how r u? didn't see u since last year! look forward to catch up w u.
    would be advisable not to disclose your mobile number openly via forum or website.
    too open, privacy issues.


    No reserve list. Will close the headcount once i hit 8 or end on 12Apr Thurs 4pm.
    Quality of the outing over having a big group.

    hope to meet new people & exchange ideas with you guys~
    Kindly PM me your mobile number & full name, then i will PM you my number.
    Also pls copy, paste & update name list via forum.


    Those that did not provide contact details (so we can arrange to meet on that day)
    will be remove from namelist.


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    Head count ends 4pm Thursday (12Apr2012), OR when hit Max 8 pax
    [MSK] is a small Event & Location based Photography interest group.
    Don't Snap like a child, Don't shoot like a tourist !

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    Default Re: [MSK} SongKran Water Festival (Thai New Year) 15Apr2012

    I've been stationed overseas...now I'm back for another year. Good to see you're still kicking and posting awesome meet ups.
    See you guys soon.

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    Well, most pp would be worried about their camera & gears. but if u only shoot when it's sunny & dry,
    you would be missing out a lot of photo opportunity.
    Most advisble to use a camera rain coat. but i guess some ppl have some DIY method(s) kindly share here.


    Some Waterproof Your Camera, DIY options:
    1) Wrap your camera in plastic wrap.
    2) ZipLock bag
    3) get a waterproof disposable camera, just for this event.


    No reserve list. Will close the headcount once i hit 8 or end on 12Apr Thurs 4pm.
    Quality of the outing over having a big group.

    hope to meet new people & exchange ideas with you guys~
    Kindly PM me your mobile number & full name, then i will PM you my number.
    Also pls copy, paste & update name list via forum.


    Those that did not provide contact details (so we can arrange to meet on that day)
    will be remove from namelist.


    1) Garbled (Info given, and i provided my details)
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    Head count ends 4pm Thursday (12Apr2012), OR when hit Max 8 pax
    [MSK] is a small Event & Location based Photography interest group.
    Don't Snap like a child, Don't shoot like a tourist !

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    Default Re: [MSK} SongKran Water Festival (Thai New Year) 15Apr2012

    =weiteck;7827600]
    Well, most pp would be worried about their camera & gears. but if u only shoot when it's sunny & dry,
    you would be missing out a lot of photo opportunity.
    Most advisble to use a camera rain coat. but i guess some ppl have some DIY method(s) kindly share here.


    Some Waterproof Your Camera, DIY options:
    1) Wrap your camera in plastic wrap.
    2) ZipLock bag
    3) get a waterproof disposable camera, just for this event.

    4) get a Pentax K5-it's WR
    No reserve list. Will close the headcount once i hit 8 or end on 12Apr Thurs 4pm.
    Quality of the outing over having a big group.

    hope to meet new people & exchange ideas with you guys~
    Kindly PM me your mobile number & full name, then i will PM you my number.
    Also pls copy, paste & update name list via forum.


    Those that did not provide contact details (so we can arrange to meet on that day)
    will be remove from namelist.


    1) Garbled (Info given, and i provided my details)
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    Head count ends 4pm Thursday (12Apr2012), OR when hit Max 8 pax
    [MSK] is a small Event & Location based Photography interest group.[/QUOTE]
    Sola Scriptura, Sola Gratia, Sola Fide, Solus Christus, Soli Deo Gloria.

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    Default Re: [MSK} SongKran Water Festival (Thai New Year) 15Apr2012

    @HYPY13...guess u r a Pentax user...Hahaaaaa....

    Quote Originally Posted by HYPY13 View Post
    =weiteck;7827600]
    Well, most pp would be worried about their camera & gears. but if u only shoot when it's sunny & dry,
    you would be missing out a lot of photo opportunity.
    Most advisble to use a camera rain coat. but i guess some ppl have some DIY method(s) kindly share here.


    Some Waterproof Your Camera, DIY options:
    1) Wrap your camera in plastic wrap.
    2) ZipLock bag
    3) get a waterproof disposable camera, just for this event.

    4) get a Pentax K5-it's WR
    No reserve list. Will close the headcount once i hit 8 or end on 12Apr Thurs 4pm.
    Quality of the outing over having a big group.

    hope to meet new people & exchange ideas with you guys~
    Kindly PM me your mobile number & full name, then i will PM you my number.
    Also pls copy, paste & update name list via forum.


    Those that did not provide contact details (so we can arrange to meet on that day)
    will be remove from namelist.


    1) Garbled (Info given, and i provided my details)
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    Head count ends 4pm Thursday (12Apr2012), OR when hit Max 8 pax
    [MSK] is a small Event & Location based Photography interest group.
    [/QUOTE]
    Don't Snap like a child, Don't shoot like a tourist !

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    I tried this event in Pattaya, in order to capture the fun, I was using a underwater camera. The other alternative is underwater case or water proof camera. With plastic bag don't can protect your camera.

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    Default Re: [MSK} SongKran Water Festival (Thai New Year) 15Apr2012

    Wikipedia pics shows some folks using high pump action water guns.

    :-| Hope they don't get too festive at us.

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    Default Re: [MSK} SongKran Water Festival (Thai New Year) 15Apr2012

    Any more brave souls out there~

    My camera is ready for this Sunday's Songkran! With camera raincoat & poncho...let get wet!!!
    I will bring an extra set of clothing to change into after the event...

    Anyway, we going to a Thai Temple, there might be some religious ritual there. it might not be as wet as expected.
    But better to be prepared...





    Disclaimer: You are responsible for water-proofing your own camera.
    I am not responsible for your camera & gear.


    No reserve list. Will close the headcount once i hit 8 or end on 12Apr Thurs 4pm.
    Quality of the outing over having a big group.

    hope to meet new people & exchange ideas with you guys~
    Kindly PM me your mobile number & full name, then i will PM you my number.
    Also pls copy, paste & update name list via forum.


    Those that did not provide contact details (so we can arrange to meet on that day)
    will be remove from namelist.


    1) Garbled (Info given, and i provided my details)
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    3)
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    Head count ends 4pm Thursday (12Apr2012), OR when hit Max 8 pax
    [MSK] is a small Event & Location based Photography interest group.
    Last edited by weiteck; 9th April 2012 at 09:50 PM.
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    Default Re: [MSK} SongKran Water Festival (Thai New Year) 15Apr2012

    other than myself, i have 2 other guys for this Sun. Will end headcount today 4pm; regardless of good or bad response.

    Disclaimer: You are responsible for water-proofing your own camera.
    I am not responsible for your camera & gear.


    No reserve list. Will close the headcount once i hit 8 or end on 12Apr Thurs 4pm.
    Quality of the outing over having a big group.

    hope to meet new people & exchange ideas with you guys~
    Kindly PM me your mobile number & full name, then i will PM you my number.
    Also pls copy, paste & update name list via forum.


    Those that did not provide contact details (so we can arrange to meet on that day)
    will be remove from namelist.


    1) Garbled (Info given, and i provided my details)
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    Head count ends 4pm Thursday (12Apr2012), OR when hit Max 8 pax
    [MSK] is a small Event & Location based Photography interest group.
    Don't Snap like a child, Don't shoot like a tourist !

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    Default Re: [MSK} SongKran Water Festival (Thai New Year) 15Apr2012

    Head count ended

    Will try to post pix if my camera survive...
    or maybe last pix on memory card...Mmm...


    [MSK] is a small Event & Location based Photography interest group.
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    Default Re: [MSK} SongKran Water Festival (Thai New Year) 15Apr2012

    So...lot of ppl asked me have my camera died...
    I did get wet; VERY VERY WET...need to read till the end of this post...
    I was with TWO Brave souls...
    well, read on for what happened on Sunday...


    Songkran - In the morning 10am
    Waiting for water splashing on a hot day @ Uttamayanmuni Buddhist Temple, Singapore


    Love the quote on the shirt of the temple staffs:
    "Avoid all Evil, Cultivate Good, Purify the Mind."
    How many of us can do that?


    Dollar notes of vary countries was attached to a stick & pin onto a segment of a Banana tree branch.
    As Offering & Donation to the temple. literally "Money Tree"~


    Want to know why the image below is blur??? read on...

    Basically the Songkran celebration at the temple having Buddhist rituals
    & Thai communal activities there in the morning.
    The actual Water Splashing start 1pm; after lunch & when it's hot under the mid day Sun...
    However, i had to rush over to Kallang Water Sport Center for Instagram #DBSMarinaRegatta event...
    I passed by Golden Miles, so i try to grab a drink...without my camera raincoat on my camera...ppl pouring water from level 2 onto level one...and i tried to shoot this Cute Little Thai gal...she shot me with her water gun...
    my camera is not weather-sealed but it survived...

    Anyway, i get more WET later in Kallang River...
    Sporty gal in black to me "we will TRY not to get u or ur cameraphone into the water..." sweats drop..
    "TRYING" is not good enough for me...


    Kindly support support me on Instagram, my nick is "weiteckc"
    also look out for #dbsmarinaregatta
    Look forward to the coming DBS Marina Regatte event!!!


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    Default Re: [MSK} SongKran Water Festival (Thai New Year) 15Apr2012

    if u truly wants to enjoy Songkran experience... nothing beats going to the country itself! Cos i believe the celebration in Singapore was rather toned down.

    Went last year and truly enjoyed myself. Intend to bring my gf next year if schedule permits both of us.




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    Default Re: [MSK} SongKran Water Festival (Thai New Year) 15Apr2012

    Yup, agreed. Singapore's Songkran is fairly mild.
    would love to go for the Thailand's Songkran soon, now that i am confident of waterproofing my stuffs...

    but lot of ppl are just simply worry about getting their gears wet.
    Which would means lost opportunity for great photo moments.
    Don't Snap like a child, Don't shoot like a tourist !

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    Default Re: [MSK} SongKran Water Festival (Thai New Year) 15Apr2012

    Quote Originally Posted by weiteck View Post
    Yup, agreed. Singapore's Songkran is fairly mild.
    would love to go for the Thailand's Songkran soon, now that i am confident of waterproofing my stuffs...

    but lot of ppl are just simply worry about getting their gears wet.
    Which would means lost opportunity for great photo moments.
    no worries, your protection from the looks of it is exactly what i use when I went for Songkran last year.

    For those who is scare to get their camera wet... this is what you are missing out:
    Bangkok - Kanchanaburi - a set on Flickr

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