Photo of unique bike wins him $500

BLING: Judge Simon Ker said Mr Wong Chek Poh's photo showed the lively mood of the CBD which complemented the colourful bicycle.

He was heading home after an afternoon of shooting when Mr Wong Chek Poh spotted a man on a colourfully lit bicycle riding past Marina Bay Sands.

The 53-year-old trailed the cyclist and finally captured this picture when the man gamely stopped to be photographed by the crowd he had attracted.

Last week, Mr Wong sent in this photograph for the Big Picture contest theme "Hip & Happening" on the exciting pulse of Singapore, because it was "too colourful to miss".

It caught the judges' eye last week as it won the Big Picture contest, a year-long competition organised by The New Paper and the Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth to encourage Singaporeans to document everyday life in the city.

To see the photos, visit The Big Picture's website at



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GRIEF: An Instagram photo of the wakes of EunB (left) and RiSe (right).

Her father died in 2009. Then RiSe, 23, died on Sunday from injuries sustained in a road accident in South Korea last Wednesday.

Fans of the Ladies' Code singer have been overwhelmed by the double tragedy that struck her family. Many social media posts encouraged RiSe's mum her to stay strong.

RiSe had said previously that her dad's death was one of the reasons she joined show business.

Last Wednesday, Ladies' Code were in a van that slammed into a protective wall on the Yeongdong Expressway. Band member EunB died at the scene.

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