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    But in the middle of all this there is a quiet walking path and park:




    It is part of Inter-park Connector network and links up with Pearl Hill City park through this green corridor through Chinatown:

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      It also serve the local population as an exercise area:


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        The whole walkway and park is shielded by tall trees:


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          But let's have a look at Keong Siak Road, which used to be a red light district:


          Some very respectable institutions are housed here:

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            Now gone all respectable with Boutique Hotels:






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              A view towards downtown with the old Rickshaw Station building in the foreground:


              A closer look at Rickshaw Station:


              Another look towards downtown with the newly built "Buddha Tooth Relic" temple on the left:


              The empty street at centre is Sago Lane. Previously this was where lonely Chinese that could not afford to go back to China went to die in rows of shophouses containing undertakers and rooms for them to spend their last days. (Sort of olden days Hospice)
              The houses was demolished many years ago but nothing has replaced them yet.
              Last edited by ombugge; July 1st, 2011, 07:42.

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                Singapore back street:

                The "backside" of People's Park Centre.

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                  A newly completed "New Town" as seen from the 15th Floor of one of the blocks:

                  In fact some of the blocks are still under construction.

                  Typical features of newer HDB developments.
                  The playground:


                  Multi-story carparks:


                  With a roof garden:

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                    As some may know Singapore has 4 official languages to reflect the multi-racial population.
                    These are:
                    English is the common language and the language of business and public services etc. It is the compulsory language of instruction for all schools in Singapore.

                    Bahasa Malayu, which is the "National Language", spoken by Singapore's Malays, but also by many Indians and Chinese with a background in Malaysia.

                    Mandarin Chinese (Pinyu), which is the compulsory "mother tongue" taught in schools for all Singaporean of Chinese decent and widely spoken by younger Singaporeans and Chinese immigrants. More and more popular as second language for children of other races, incl. caucasians.

                    Tamil is the compulsory "mother tongue" for Singaporean of Indian decent, although it is not the most widely spoken of the Indian languages.
                    Mostly spoken among Indians originating from Tamil Nadu and not very much understood by the general population, incl. immigrants from other parts of India, of which there are many.

                    Here is an example of a poster in all four languages:


                    It is simpler in mono-lingual countries, don't you think
                    Last edited by ombugge; July 4th, 2011, 06:19.

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                      Kreta Ayer Community Centre in the middle of Chinatown:

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                        Chinatown is decorated for the Autumn Festival:






                        Also known as the Moon cake Festival, since eating Moon Cakes is "compulsory" on that day.

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                          Yummy... moon cakes are yummy!

                          Need to get myself some moon cakes, or make them myself...
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                            Originally posted by pakarang View Post
                            Yummy... moon cakes are yummy!

                            Need to get myself some moon cakes, or make them myself...
                            You are welcome to try. Lotus past and salted duck egg yokes may not be easy to find in Norway. (4 yokes is the ultimate)
                            Not to mention the "Template" to make the pattern:


                            Or maybe you want to opt for this one:


                            There are litteraly hundreds of new varieties on the market, but the traditional ones are still my favourits.

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                              In Singapore we celebrate a number of religious festivals and each major religion gets theirs.
                              The next on the calender is the Hindu festival of lights, or Deepavali, which falls on Wednesday, 26. Oct. this year.

                              Little India has been decorated for weeks already:


                              This is the decorations along a couple of km. of Serangoon Road, but Race Course Road is also decorated in the same style.





                              The entrance to one of the main Hindu Temples has their own decoration:


                              By the time these decorations comes down it is time to put up X-mas decorations along Tanglin Road, Orchard Road and Bras Basah Road to Marina South. They will be in place by early Nov. Reverting.

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                                View from the Republic of Singapore Yacht Club:

                                Towards the west and the shipyards in Pandan area.

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