Broadcasters & Locations :
Putri Dina Andyana | Pasir Ris Park, East of Singapore
Tiffany Anne Rosete | Raffles Place, Central of Singapore
Natural Wonder v.s. Concrete Jungle | “Garden in a City & City in a Garden”
A Telematic Stroll
Natural Wonder v.s. Concrete JungleA telematic stroll between myself (at Pasir Ris Park in the East) and Tiffany Anne (at Raffles Place, in the Central).
Posted by Dina Anuar on Saturday, 4 November 2017
Just like most Asian countries, the urban and nature co-exist here in Singapore. Although the “Garden City” vision was introduced by our Prime Minister 50 years ago, the Concrete Jungle is still unable to be compared with the lush greenery and calm environment of the Natural Wonder.
In this Telematic Stroll, Tiffany and I wanted to broadcast the contrast of these two locations by placing our screens side-by-side. We wanted to show the contrast of being in two different environments even though we were on a single City at the same time.
At our ‘meeting place’, I was walking on a wooden pathway above a swamp in Pasir Ris Park while Tiffany was walking in the middle of the city.
It was ironic that my connection was very good in the nature world while she was lagging in the urban city, a place filled with super fast technology.
Walking to the Beach/River
While we were walking along the pathways, I realised that we framed our cameras the same way coincidentally! I was communicating with Tiffany about the things we were seeing and I did not even notice them. Check out the images below!
Out into the Open
I had came out of the swamp area while Tiffany was reaching the Singapore River.
Although Tiffany was in a place where lights were shining from everywhere (buildings, lampposts, vehicles, restaurants etc.), the Concrete Jungle was still dark. No matter how much humans tried to light the area up, it cannot be compared to the vast Natural Wonder.
The Water Meet
Both of us were excited as we were running towards the water source on each of the locations (Sea for me and River for Tiffany). We aligned our cameras so the waters meet!
Our main highlight of the Telematic Stroll was supposed to be the sunset but it was raining on Tiffany’s side while the clouds were blocking the sun on my side. So.. we showed a ‘make-shift’ sun reflecting the water instead.
Let’s Have a Seat
Tiffany had no choice but to find shelter from the heavy rain. She came upon a bus stop and invited me to sit next to her. Coincidentally, there was a fallen tree right behind me.
And of course, we could not help but play around while we were at it.
While sitting, we had multiple conversations and I told Tiffany how the sound of the water on her side was from the rain while mine was from the waves.
And all this while, we had a third person enjoying the stroll together with us; Alvin!