the first pic: upon first glance i didnt even know there was a unicycle there...i thought he was balancing on the wire..
overall, i feel that it depicts a rather subtle but firm contrast between the foreground chinatown area and the background hdb in our time and age...an image that has a story to tell. thats important.
maybe slightly lesser DOF to give the hdb outline a less prominent effect in the picture.
the version with the head is not as commendable as the first.