Local photographer's drone shots show a bird's eye view of Singapore

SINGAPORE - Talk about having a different perspective.

A local photographer, identified online as Chia Joel, has been gaining attention recently for his bird's eye view photos of Singapore.

The breathtaking aerial shots can be viewed on his "Idroneman" Instagram and Facebook pages.

The shots, captured with the use of drones, features views of various familiar landmarks from the sky, including VivoCity shopping mall, the National Stadium, the Esplanade, and Suntec City's Fountain of Wealth.

There are also a number of photos of the photographer's alma mater, Nanyang Polytechnic.

Other images capture everyday scenes of life, such as swimmers at public pools, people playing tennis or cars on the roads. Many of the photos also feature large swathes of green, showing Singapore's well-earned reputation as a "garden city".

Mr Chia told AsiaOne that he loves Singapore and enjoys photography, and that he hoped that each of his photos would be able to tell a story that any Singaporean or even a visitor to the island would be able to relate to.

"I hope to remind people that beauty can be indeed found here in Singapore, if you just keep an open mind and are willing to see things from a whole new perspective. Sometimes we take for granted and forget how blessed we are to be living in such a thriving city," he said.

Check out the gallery for more photos of the Little Red Dot from above.

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