Monday, May 31, 2010

The Civic District

The Civic District that is full of historical buildings like the Supreme Court and the Old Parliament House and the Ancient Civilisations Museum where currently an excellent exhibition on the Treasures of the Mughal Empire is taking place.

Sir Stamford Raffles in white surveying the Singapore that has moved in leaps and bounds ahead of his vision.
Here he is a favourite photo subject amongst tourists who like to imitate his pose.
Boat Quay where trade by the river thrived. Now the conserved buildings are restaurants and pubs where the working crowds gather to de-stress.
The river-cruise boats ply the Singapore river ferrying loads of tourists who could not imagine what the river was like when it was cluttered up with bumboats once upon a time.
Cavanagh Bridge in the day. At night, lights transform it into a romantic beauty.
A shot of the Singapore river from the Ancient Civilisations Museum.
The Ancient Civilisations Museum where I went to view the Special Exhibition on the "Treasury of the World - Jewelled Arts of India in the Age of the Mughals". It was a fantastic glimpse into the richness of the ruling class of India across 5 Emperors from the 16th to the 19th century.
Tall office buildings dwarf the buildings along Boat Quay.
Side of the Supreme Court Building.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Singapore River

It's been a long time since I took in the night scenes around the mouth of the Singapore River.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

MacRitchie Reservoir

Our usual Sunday morning began with breakfast at Adam Road Food Centre where we had our favourite mee soto followed by a visit to the MacRitchie Reservoir for a walk. We have seen the last days of the bandstand and the zig-zag bridge that had symbolised MacRitchie Reservoir since time immemorial. In a year from now, who knows, another icon may take its place.

The bandstand and the zig-zag bridge will be undergoing renovation for close to a year.

Lim Bo Seng Memorial
Balestier Road