Tan Chuan-Jin’s Nat-Geo Worthy Photos Unite Politicians At Far East Plaza

Workers’ Party MPs Support “Our Place In The World” Exhibition By Tan Chuan-Jin

Nature photography fanatics, here’s a photo exhibition that you can look forward to till 28 Feb for that spark of inspiration.

No, there won’t be a showcase of works by professional photographers, but the shots are National Geographic-worthy all the same.

The star photographer is none other than our current Speaker of Parliament, Mr Tan Chuan-Jin.

He also held his first reception for the exhibition on Sunday (10 Feb), following the launch in end-January.


In case you’re doubtful about his photography skills, he has been into photography ever since his army days — about 30 years ago.

In fact, his exhibition photos were so attractive that even opposition party members came by to support him.

Workers’ Party MPs visited the exhibition as well

Here are some stunning photos you can expect to see at the exhibition.

Mr Tan captured this mesmerising shot of the Shiraito Falls in Fujinomiya, Japan.

Shiraito Falls, Fujinomiya, Japan


In the following photo taken at Meigetsu-in in Kamakura, Japan, a room is lighted in red, creating a beautiful contrast with the greenery outside viewed through a big hole in the wall.

Meigetsu-in, Kamakura, Japan


Here is a stunning shot Mr Tan got of the Serrano River at Torres del Paine National Park, Chile, with mountains in the distance.

Rio Serrano, Torres del Paine National Park, Chile


And here is an image of the Salar de Atacama salt pan in Chile with a lone flamingo and mountains in the background.

Salar de Atacama, Chile


Workers’ Party MPs also came to support him

These were all part of the exhibition which brought together various politicians from both the ruling and opposition parties at the reception on 10 Feb.

For instance, Workers’ Party (WP) MPs Low Thia Khiang and Sylvia Lim were present at the exhibition.


In addition, Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat also paid the exhibition a visit.


As Speaker of Parliament, Mr Tan is sure doing a great job uniting politicians from different political parties — not only in Parliament, but outside of work as well.


This netizen praised the show of unity at the event in bringing together both ruling and opposition party members.


Uniting politicians aside, the photos are also to be exhibited for a good cause.

An effort to raise funds for charity

While the exhibition is held in support of Singapore’s Bicentennial Year, it also serves another meaningful purpose — that of helping others.

For those who are planning to donate, different tiers of donations will get you different merch – and of course, the higher tiers get more atas merch.

A $50 donation, for instance, will get you a special postcard pack featuring some of his photos.


Proceeds will go towards supporting these 13 charities that serve many marginalised communities:

  • Breakthrough Missions
  • Care Corner Singapore
  • Centre for Fathering Limited
  • Club Rainbow (Singapore)
  • Gladiolus Place
  • HealthServe Limited
  • Inter-Religious Organisation, Singapore
  • Life Centre Community Services
  • Mediacorp Enable Fund
  • Shine Children and Youth Services
  • The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund
  • The Bible Society of Singapore
  • The Turning Point

Uniting everyone for good cause

With the exhibition, Mr Tan hopes the proceeds can fund more programmes to reach out to those in need and transform more lives for the better.

In Mr Tan’s words,

If I can marry my hobby with doing good and contributing back to the society, that’s something small that I could do.

We have major respect for Mr Tan’s efforts as we’re sure his beautiful photos will bring people together for a good cause.

And in case you’re wondering, there’s no need to donate — you can still visit the exhibition for free.

You may even be able to say hello to Mr Tan if you drop by on 20 and 25 Feb from 2pm onwards. 

In addition, if you love his photos, you can head on to his Facebook page for more of his travel shots and even photography tips!

Location: Our Place in the World: A Bicentennial Photo Exhibition
Far East Plaza, Level 2 Concourse, 14 Scotts Road, S228213
Dates: 1-28 Feb 2019
Website: Our Place In The World

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Featured image from Hope Initiative Alliance.

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