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    Safety Boots have their limitations. Not much fun to have to cut away toes after the steel cap has been squashed either. (I had the honour once)

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      The new Maritime Museum at Resort World, Sentosa, start to get some replica boats in place:


      The first were the Jewel of Muscat, which was sailed from Muscat to Singapore and given to the museum last year: http://www.jewelofmuscat.tv/en/node/3948
      Not easy to see on this picture as it the innermost in the right hand bay.

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        There have been a question about moving to Singapore and how things work here. Here is a link to a site that answers all such questions: http://www.gatewaysingapore.com/2012...mber_152909347

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          I don't often go to Clark Quay these days, but yesterday I walked through on my way to Chinatown:

          The "mushrooms" seams to have lost some of their lushter.

          Across the river the eateries was full of people on an ordinary Wednesday:


          I tried to get some sucker being thrown into the air at the "reversed bungee":

          But they disappeared above the upper rim of this picture.

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            In another thread there were some questions about the Mid-autumn Festival, which is on at the moment.
            The Light-up in Chinatown lasts for the entire 8th Month, which means from the 1st day (New moon) through the actual Festival day (Full moon) until the day before the next new moon.
            (This year the festival was celebrated on the 30th of Sept.)

            Here is the light-up of Eu Tong Sen and New Bridge Road in Chinatown:




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              As seen from Dragon Bridge:






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                Dragon Bridge was decorated as well:


                As was the nearest streets in Chinatown. Here Temple Street:


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                  A more traditional Lantern display on the old Great Southern Hotel:

                  Now Yue Hwa Department Store, selling special products from China.

                  My first memory of Singapore is from this street, which looked VERY different then. I first walked around her as a stary eyed 15 year old getting my first impression of S.E.Asia:
                  Last edited by ombugge; October 4th, 2012, 03:47.

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                    Re: This is Singapore

                    Originally posted by ombugge View Post
                    My first memory of Singapore is from this street, which looked VERY different then. I first walked around her as a stary eyed 15 year old getting my first impression of S.E.Asia:

                    They even had an ESSO gas station in Singapore...!
                    With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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                      Originally posted by pakarang View Post
                      They even had an ESSO gas station in Singapore...!
                      It was the Ovaltine ad that struck me first!

                      Liked the flash-back and mention of your early memories, ombugge. And I have very happy memories of the Dragon Bridge on the walking tour with you, and pausing to photograph the Chinese lanterns. I was indeed thinking back to my Singapore visit a lot while seeing the TV coverage of the motor racing two weeks ago. From the helicopter shots (including in daylight during the afternoon practice sessions and support races) there were many fine views of the city, and of recent developments and places that I remember as building sites other than from seeing in your own more recent photos in this thread.

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                        Love these old photos!!!

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                          Originally posted by pakarang View Post
                          They even had an ESSO gas station in Singapore...!
                          We still have Esso Stations in Singapore:

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                            There are any number of festivals in Singapore and each must have it's light-up. The next one is Aidil Fitri this coming Friday, which probably has the ***lang Serai area all dressed up in green, but I have no time to go there.

                            But Little India is getting ready for the Hindu Festival of Light, known as Deepavali here in Singapore:


                            The lighting of Chinatown for the Mid-Autumn Festival has just been taken down, but decoration of Orchard Road for X-mas is already under way.

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                              Very colorful displays across the road... so exotic when compared to the freezing city of Trondheim right now.
                              With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

                              Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
                              Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

                              Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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                                New cruise ship berth in Singapore:

                                With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

                                Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
                                Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

                                Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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