Deborah & Katelyn: Photo Journal: Jurong Fishery Port

Community and company is prime in producing the best peeled prawns through the night. It is only through the conversations we share that we begin to relish the simplest things in life.

The sheer fixation of the fish accountant counting his earnings was disrupted by two young tourists, holding up their cameras in wonderment as they stared with wide-eyes at him. He returned their gaze with a face written with vexation.

‘Crawling on all fours, he makes his way through the blueprint of the fish, so intricate, reflecting order that stands tall in the midst of chaos. Within seconds, he decides whether the fish is ready to embrace the world, whether its gills are fresh enough, or its eyes are clear enough. He grabs then roughly, with no qualms that they could still be breathing, with blood pumping through their veins.


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