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Singapore Garden Photographer of the Year Winners (Part 1)

Theme 1 and 2 Results

Theme 1: SBG – Celebrating our Heritage

First Prize Winner
Kwan Sai Hoe – ‘Tanglin Gate at Singapore Botanic Gardens’
Mr Kwan Sai Hoe – ‘Tanglin Gate at Singapore Botanic Gardens’
A beautiful shadow reflected onto the pavement by the morning light highlights the intricate and meandering floral design of the iconic iron gate.
 Second Prize Winner
Ma Siyuan – ‘Flight’
Mr Ma Siyuan – ‘Flight’ 

The enduring heritage serves as a strong foundation, raising future generations to higher ground and enabling them to take flight together.
Third Prize Winner
Choo Mui Eng – ‘Blue on Green’
Choo Mui Eng – ‘Blue on Green’ 

As darkness descends upon the Singapore Botanic Gardens, a surreal web of cobalt blue spreads to envelope the cascading green ferns.
Merit Winners
 Yenny – “Reach for the Sky”
Yenny – “Reach for the Sky”

What better way to spend a fabulous morning than to enjoy great company while staying in shape amid the luxuriant greenery of the Singapore Botanic Gardens? We should embrace each day with open arms.
Koh Meng Hua – “A refraction of Vanda Miss Joaquim”
Koh Meng Hua – “A refraction of Vanda Miss Joaquim”

An image of Singapore’s National Flower, Vanda Miss Joaquim, is refracted in the dewdrop photographed at the National Orchid Garden. 
 Ng Mui Choon – “Hello”
Mr Ng Mui Choon – “Hello”

Love at first sight.
Chua Khai Yang – “Everyone has a spot to shine”
Chua Khai Yang – “Everyone has a spot to shine”
The Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage is more than a piece of architecture: an artist who performs day and night in the heart of the Singapore Botanic Gardens. 
Tan Sze Wei – “The Perfect Storm”
Tan Sze Wei – “The Perfect Storm”

Every storm has its golden moment. 
Ho Weng Seng – “Mother Nature”
Ho Weng Seng – “Mother Nature”

The joy of a mother lifting up her baby depicts the celebration of life. Framed between the sky and greenery, the sculpture embodies a much deeper meaning – the mother of life, the mother of nature. 
 Ng Han Boon – “I can reach it”
Ng Han Boon – “I can reach it”

Swan Lake, a heritage landmark of the Singapore Botanic Gardens, relates many musical stories. It not only plays songs of the past, but also composes melodies for the future generation.
Huang Zhao Ren– “Garden Kiss”
Huang Zhao Ren – “Garden Kiss”

The Singapore Botanic Gardens is a popular spot for everyone to celebrate life’s joyful moments. Happiness and nature surrounds a wedding couple who share a loving kiss amid the lush and tranquil greenery of the beautiful Gardens. 

Theme 2: Trees, Forests and Parks


 First Prize Winner
David Wirawan– ‘Choa Chu Kang View’
David Wirawan – ‘Choa Chu Kang View’
An enchanting view created from the morning mist in Choa Chu Kang.
 Second Prize Winner
Ng Guan Shyh– ‘Singapore Heartland’
Ng Guan Shyh – ‘Singapore Heartland’

Singapore is surrounded by green spaces such as gardens, parks and nature reserves. Besides beautifying the city, the greenery also brings about many benefits for its people.
 Third Prize WinnerGoh Teck Leong– ‘Bishan in the morning’
Goh Teck Leong - 'Bishan in the morning'

Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park - Nature's combination of streams, trees and plants.
 Merit Winners
 Chan Sing Seng– ‘Greatest light of nature’
Chan Sing Seng – ‘Greatest light of nature’ 

A captivating scene with the moon reflecting light from the sun; its rays symbolises the giving of hope and happiness to the despair. The lighting up of the boat reflects the harmonious mood of calmness and peace.
Tan Chee Hiang – ‘Family Tree’
Tan Chee Hiang – ‘Family Tree’

Standing stoic and proud in the middle, the little tree appears to be the child among the three. Flanked on both sides, Mum and Dad seem to be watching the little tree with love and protectiveness. 
 Terryl Villablanca Eugenio– ‘Nature's Eye’
Terryl Villablanca Eugenio – ‘Nature's Eye’

This image was taken at the end of a pedestrian tunnel leading to Fort Canning Park. The perspective is like an eye giving a foretaste of the lush greenery and the rich heritage that you will see at the park.
Hong Yew Kwong– ‘Tree In Our Living Area
Hong Yew Kwong – ‘Tree In Our Living Area

We are living in a concrete jungle. But with trees around us, our minds can be calm and relaxed. 
Desmond Chin Khee Wei– ‘Burning Sky’
Desmond Chin Khee Wei – ‘Burning Sky’

It was a cloudy morning and everyone started packing their cameras. All of a sudden, the sky turned red, like a fire spreading across rapidly. This may be a great sunrise after all.
Koh Meng Hua Lester– ‘Between the Palm Leaves’
Koh Meng Hua Lester – ‘Between the Palm Leaves’

Using the huge palm leaves to frame the majestic Rain Trees, this image was taken near the Singapore Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre.
Goh Swee Hoon– ‘The Chair’
Goh Swee Hoon – ‘The Chair’

Chairs and benches are strategically located within parks and gardens for tired legs after a long walk or simply for one to relax and enjoy the tranquillity amid the lush greenery.
Tan Kim Lay– ‘Life Goes On’
Tan Kim Lay – ‘Life Goes On’

Happiness is spotting the lone tree; 
happiness is jumping with joy;
happiness is being able to look at the tree through my own eyes.

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