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    Singapore skyline from the back:




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      Traffic jam at ECP after the National Day Parade is over:

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        The skyline of Singapore is forever changing.
        Here is the skyline anno 1947:


        In late 1960s/early 1970s:

        The first new buildings coming up around Raffles Place.

        Early 1980s:

        Reclamation in progress for what was to become the new Down Town.
        Marina Bay Sands is standing on reclaimed land seen here.

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          Here is some pictures of the skyline as seen from Eastern Anchorage or Singapore Strait.

          A quick jump to Oct. 2009:


          Marina Sands under construction:
          Last edited by ombugge; August 24th, 2013, 10:50.

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            Next to July 2010:




            The sky garden is in place on Marina Sands:
            Last edited by ombugge; August 24th, 2013, 10:50.

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              August 2010 is much the same:


              December 2010:


              Last edited by ombugge; August 24th, 2013, 10:51.

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                This is from November last year (2012):




                The new Cruise Terminal is in operation at Marina South:
                Last edited by ombugge; August 24th, 2013, 10:52.

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                  March 2013:

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                    And finally Aug. 2013:






                    Southern Islands in the foreground:

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                      The gradual (or in Singapore’s case not so gradual!) changes in a place is the kind of thing I find hugely fascinating, both when taking a micro view of such change (as in that of your local demolition/building site) or in a series like this showing the cityscape “big picture”.
                      Big thank you for compiling this “then and now” series Ombugge. Of course I am mentally inserting a very important date into the city’s timeline - September 2010 …Visit of Seagull! –even without having seen and photographed the view from that distance and direction.

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                        A bonus shot. Singapore skyline at sunrise, seen from Batu Ampar Anchorage, Batam, Indonesia:

                        Very high zoom and low light.

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                          Speaking of the building site next door, it is now getting busy, noisy and dusty.
                          I will not be taking daily pictures of the development, but will try to take an overview picture every week, which can be compiled into a report later.

                          As a teaser, here is some picture of the "Hungry Ghost" prayer session at the site a couple of days ago.

                          The offerings are put on display:


                          Guests has arrived and offer prayers at the alter:


                          Paper offerings are burnt to please the Hungry Ghosts and ask them to protect the building site during the year:

                          Millions of "Hell $$$$" is going up in flames, together with other offerings.

                          Not every offerings hit the burning basket:

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                            Some "action" at the building site.
                            Drilling holes for support pillars:

                            Shake well after use!!

                            Down again for a new load:

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                              An auspicious occasion indeed.... are there fire crackers in the flames too?
                              With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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                                Originally posted by pakarang View Post
                                An auspicious occasion indeed.... are there fire crackers in the flames too?
                                No, fire crackers are banned in Singapore, except the electronic kind, which doesn't burn very well.

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