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    Re: This is Singapore

    The Sands resort has grown:

    Or at least the trees on the roof garden has.

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      Re: This is Singapore

      Singapore skyline is forever changing:

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        Re: This is Singapore

        I bet I would not recognize the city when I come back again.
        With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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        Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

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

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          Re: This is Singapore

          The X-mas decorations in Orchard Road was lit this last Saturday:




          I'll get some more pictures as we get closer to the big day.

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            Re: This is Singapore

            Some more pictures from Old Singapore.

            Downtown Singapore 1949:

            This was before Aisa Insurance Building was built, so the talles structure in this part of town would have been Ocean Building of 5 stories.

            There are a few recognizable structures here, notably Telok Ayer Market (Lau Pa Sat) and the low rise buildings in Chinatown.

            Telok Ayer Basin is full of Tongkangs and a few ships at anchor at Inner Roads are seen.

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              Looking out at Inner Roads and the detached mole from Custom House pier in 1966 it looked like this:


              In later 1970s, early 1980s it still looked like this:


              But the reclamation of the area started soon after. What hasn't been reclaimed is now a fresh water reservoir and "playground", named Marina Bay. You cannot see Eastern Anchorage from Clifford Pier anymore.
              The new Casino built next to it is called Marina Bay Sands and the new Down Town is under development on the reclaimed land at the western end of Inner Roads and Telok Ayer Basin, which used to be the "free" pier for coasters to load and discharge cargo without paying PSA rates. PSA Pilots did not want to have anything to do with ships going to/from Inner Roads or Telok Ayer Basin. It was a "free for all" and VERY crowded in the 1960-70s. Minor knocks were not uncommon when squalls hit.
              Last edited by ombugge; December 4th, 2012, 10:24. Reason: Add text

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                Re: This is Singapore

                Singapore Skyline as seen from the entrance to Keppel Harbour in 1965:


                Asia Insurance building IS the skyline.

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                  Re: This is Singapore

                  For those who watch F1 from Singapore, here may be something recognizable?:


                  This is the same area as the F1 race is held, only this is back in the 1950s (or maybe much earlier):


                  The then "lily white" Cricket Club on the near side of the Padang, with Singapore Sports Club on the opposite end. (And open to all races)
                  Last edited by ombugge; December 4th, 2012, 10:15.

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                    Re: This is Singapore

                    The image in post 743 is very interesting to say at least...

                    It's amazing how much Singapore have changed since then... WAOW!

                    For the white building in that last photo... I was going to say Raffles, but that wasn't even near the water, was it?
                    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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                      Re: This is Singapore

                      Some pictures from the Norwegian Seaman's Church in Singapore:




                      A Norwegian speaking telephone boot and mailbox for letters to Norway:

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                        Re: This is Singapore

                        The swimming pool:


                        The BBQ pit for the regular Saturday BBQs:


                        The chappel with stained glass windows:

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                          Warning sign at top of the hill:


                          View from the hill:



                          Earlier you could see Western Anchorage from her.

                          By the way, this also the Swedish Church:


                          Not many Norwegian Seamen around anymore, but the Norwegian colony in Singapore now count abt. 15-1600. Then there are tourists and abt. 200 Norwegian student in the various Universities here that is using the Church as a home away from home.

                          PS> The address is; 300 Pasir Panjang Road, S'pore 118640
                          Last edited by ombugge; December 21st, 2012, 12:49. Reason: Add PS

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                            Re: This is Singapore

                            Dear ombugge,

                            This was a wonderful Christmas gift from Singapore... I've spent many hours and visits to this place... It was really nice to see these images and think of the times I spent there.... Looks exactly the way I remember it, except from the view, which has changed dramatically from the church and over the port. !

                            Thank you so much!
                            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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                              Re: This is Singapore

                              Originally posted by pakarang View Post
                              For the white building in that last photo... I was going to say Raffles, but that wasn't even near the water, was it?
                              This picture shows the area to the West of Raffles Place and does not take in Raffles Hotel, which is situated at Beach Road, although it hasn't actually been the near the beach since some time early 1880s: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beach_Road,_Singapore

                              If you are referring to the white building at upper center of the picture in #743, that is Connell House, at 1 Anson Road.

                              The Connell House was a hostel for seamen and very popular in the 1960s, when I first came to Singapore. Many good memories from there, although I never lived there.
                              Flying Angels and Norwegian Seamen's mission sheared a building behind Connell House, at Prince Edward's Lane and Anson Road was full of Seamen's Bars until well into the 1970s. All long gone now.

                              Here is a link to the history of Connell House and a lot of advertisements from early 1960s: http://www.kombuispraat.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=2917
                              (If you Google Connell House, Singapore an earlier mentioning of Connell House on this thread is the first that comes up)
                              Last edited by ombugge; December 24th, 2012, 06:21.

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                                Re: This is Singapore

                                The X-mas decorations in Singapore attracts visitors from all round the region. Every year Orchard Road is on the list of 10 best decorated streets by various publications and institutions.

                                Here is a few of my own pictures from Orchard Road:








                                Last edited by ombugge; December 24th, 2012, 07:44.

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