Featured Collection: Port of Singapore – Gateway to Asia

Singapore-based photographer Edgar Su spent time documenting working life in and around the Port of Singapore. Connected to more than 600 ports in some 120 countries, Singapore is one of the world’s busiest shipping hubs, and is often called the gateway to Asia. It plans to increase its total capacity dramatically as it competes with other massive ports in the region such as Shanghai, Hong Kong and Shenzhen in China and Busan in South Korea.

A worker disembarks a ship at a shipyard in Singapore July 10, 2013.

Above: A worker disembarks a ship at a shipyard in Singapore July 10, 2013. REUTERS/Edgar Su

Ships anchor outside the harbour as they wait to berth at a port terminal, near the skydeck of the Marina Bay Sands hotel and casino, in Singapore

Above: Ships anchor outside the harbour as they wait to berth at a port terminal, near the skydeck of the Marina Bay Sands hotel and casino, in Singapore July 17, 2013. REUTERS/Edgar Su

at a PSA International port terminal in Singapore September 25, 2013.

 Above: Vehicles ply the work lanes at a PSA International port terminal in Singapore September 25, 2013. REUTERS/Edgar Su

The skyline of Singapore's central business district is seen at dusk as operations continue at a PSA International port terminal in Singapore

Above: The skyline of Singapore’s central business district is seen at dusk as operations continue at a PSA International port terminal in Singapore September 25, 2013. REUTERS/Edgar Su

The MV Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller is led by pilot ships as it makes its maiden port of call at a PSA International port terminal in Singapore

Above and Below: The world’s largest container ship, the MV Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller, makes its maiden port of call at a PSA International port terminal in Singapore September 27, 2013. REUTERS/Edgar Su

A crew member looks out from the MV Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller as it berths during its maiden port of call at a PSA International port terminal in Singapore

Dock workers tie mooring ropes as the MV Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller berths at a PSA International port terminal in Singapore

Above: Dock workers tie mooring ropes as the world’s largest container ship, the MV Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller, berths during its maiden port of call at a PSA International port terminal in Singapore September 27, 2013. REUTERS/Edgar Su

A crane operator unloads containers from a ship at a PSA International port terminal in Singapore September 27, 2013.

Above: A crane operator unloads containers from a ship at a PSA International port terminal in Singapore September 27, 2013. REUTERS/Edgar Su

Container ships are anchored at sea as they wait to berth at port terminals in Singapore October 28, 2013. REUTERS/Edgar Su

Above: Container ships are anchored at sea as they wait to berth at port terminals in Singapore October 28, 2013. REUTERS/Edgar Su

A man fishes on a wharf overlooking container ships anchored at sea, as they wait to berth at port terminals, in Singapore November 6, 2013.

Above: A man fishes on a wharf overlooking container ships anchored at sea, as they wait to berth at port terminals, in Singapore November 6, 2013. REUTERS/Edgar Su

Fishermen set up a fishing net near container port terminals in Singapore

Above: Fishermen Ahmad and Sami (L), set up a fishing net near container port terminals (behind) in Singapore December 16, 2013. REUTERS/Edgar Su