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    Re: This is Singapore

    Originally posted by wherrygirl View Post
    Orkla - well, according to that website and their own, the company does go back to 1654, albeit in Norway, so they're entitled to stick the date on their Singapore building. It's still quite some achievement, isn't it? And they have very widespread interests, too.
    I admit I should have looked more closely at those websites before posting a reply in #797.
    I was not aware of the extent of Orkla's involvement in the food industry, nor that they are no longer in Mining, or the Media business.

    It is one of the largest conglomerates in Norway, which should fit in well here in Singapore, where a lot of formerly family owned conglomerates are headquartered.
    I'm still not sure what they do here, but several of the companies they have large shear of, such as Jotun and REC has major operations here.

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      Re: This is Singapore

      Let's continue the demolition saga.

      By 1500 hrs. on the 07. Febr. the nearest block was shrinking fast:


      Big chunks was hanging by a tread:


      The roof of the next building was in the process of being dismantled:

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        Re: This is Singapore

        The next morning, 08. Febr. the roof beams on one wing had been removed, while work was in progress on the other wing:


        Half of the nearest block was gone by 0900 hrs.:


        The "Chewer" machines were busy cutting big lumps into smaller pieces and sorting out steel bars for recycling:


        What was left of the block looked like this:


        We left for a short CNY holiday that morning, but work went on at the demolition site.

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          Re: This is Singapore

          When we returned the two main blocks had been totally demolished.
          This is the scene at 0900 hrs. 14. Febr.:




          There had been a long weekend for the CNY holiday, hence not too much had happened.

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            Re: This is Singapore

            Work was in progress to remove the roof of the small house:


            One wing of the last block had been demolished and work was in progress to demolish the rest:


            That process can be seen in this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VrI-K8aNdYU

            And continues here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJkl9sZGCYc

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              Re: This is Singapore

              By 1445 hrs. the same day most of the block was gone:


              And by 1545 hrs. it WAS gone:


              As was the roof on the former Kindergarten:


              Sorting of materials was ongoing at the earlier site:

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                Re: This is Singapore

                The next day, 15. Febr. I only got pictures as work ended for the day, at 1900 hrs:






                The day had been used to transport away debris and sorted materials.

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                  Re: This is Singapore

                  On 16. Febr. the small building was demolished:

                  A process that took only a couple of hours.

                  By quitting time it was long gone:


                  A lot of debris had been carted away:


                  And sorting was progressing at this side:

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                    Re: This is Singapore

                    No pictures from 17. February, but here is by 1600 hrs. on 18. Febr.

                    The only thing left of the former Kindergarten is rubble:


                    And this "Step to nowhere":


                    Lots more debris and recyclable material has been cleared and taken away:


                    Sorting was still ongoing at the other side:

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                      Re: This is Singapore

                      Here is a man that knows how to make himself comfortable while waiting:


                      There was a bit of a gap in the recording of activity.
                      Next is from the evening of 25. Febr.

                      Much the same going on. Sorting of materials and loading of trucks to transport the debris away:


                      Removal of the high "fence" is progressing and the wood beams are being sorted for transportation:




                      Nothing can be seen at the other side:
                      Last edited by ombugge; March 11th, 2013, 07:05.

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                        Re: This is Singapore

                        Another gap, until 02. March at 1800 hrs.
                        The situation is much the same. Sorting and carting away debris in progress:




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                          Re: This is Singapore

                          I have no idea why these small bits, which used to be the entrances, has been left behind:






                          The swimming pool is also intact and used as a water reservoir:

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                            Re: This is Singapore

                            Next we jump to 07. March.

                            The swimming pool has served it's purpose and is being demolished:






                            There is a buyer for the wood. More sorting is necessary:
                            Last edited by ombugge; March 11th, 2013, 06:31.

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                              Re: This is Singapore

                              The latest is from 10. March.

                              The former playground has been broken up and there is not much to show that this was the site of a Kindergarten less than three months ago:


                              The swimming pool has been cleared of debris and filled in with soil brought from somewhere else:


                              A bit of rubble is all that is left of the two blocks that was standing here, also less than three months ago:


                              Nor of the block that was standing here:

                              Only a bit of scaffolding to carry the sales advertisement is left of the barrier that was put up all around the site.

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                                Re: This is Singapore

                                The next building to go in our neighbourhood is already being stripped and prepared for demolition:

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