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    In post # 1211 I posted some YouTube videos from Singapore, one of which was from 1967.

    Here is some videos from Singapore in 1983.
    ​It is not that long ago, but the scenery and way of life is entirely different.:

    This is from North Boat Quay in 1983:

    And demolition of that area later that same year:


      A jump to Singapore of 2011:
      This is a full 46 min. Discovery Channel program, (without advertisement) and not Singapore Government produced propaganda, which may surprise some.


        And Singapore isn't that uptight !!!

        Seen in Singapore ..

        And .. some local news, a youngster who spread rumours that the founding father has died, is 'assisting' the police ...

        Spreading misinformation is punishable in Singapore


          And Singapore's founding Father, Lee Kuan Yew, 91, passed away today !!


            Singapore Navy and Police Coast Guard doing ‘rounds’ for Lee Kuan Yew’s Memorial Service,RSS Resilience and RSS Dauntless of Navy, and the StanPatrol 3507 Based Coast Guard Boats posted in the Singapore Ports Thread !


              The construction site across the road as it look today:


                One more building from the days of strong Jewish influence in Singapore; Ellison Building from 1924 at the corner of Seleigi Road and Bukit Timah:

                It is now home of several Indian Muslim (Mamak) Restaurants at street level. I'm not sure what, if anything, the upper floors are used for.

                Seleige Road and Mt. Sophia was a heavily Jewish part of town in the early days, with several old buildings of Jewish origin still standing.
                Here is a link to some more info on Ellison Building.

                PS> The Trishaws in front is part of an organized tour for tourists. Trishaws are no longer used as normal means of transport in Singapore, but was common in Chinatown and Little India until into the 1980s.
                Last edited by ombugge; April 12th, 2015, 08:34. Reason: Add PS


                  I have been wondering what was going on at the site of the old Tanglin Police Station. Well, here is the answer:


                    Last year some drunk foreign workers made trouble in Little India, resulting in restrictions on sale of alcohol in the area on week end nights.
                    That was so successful in reducing public drinking and littering that it has resulted in this new regulation throughout Singapore:
                    Actually regulating drinking in public was considered for quite some time before the "riot". Sale of alcohol from shops is now banned from 2230 to 0700hrs. every day and island wide:

                    One of the places where this has been seen as a problem, mainly because of rowdy and sometimes violent behaviour is Reed Bridge at Clark Quay, where lots of people of all races and creeds congregate, especially on Fridays and Saturdays. There was been cases of fighting and even people jumping into the river and drowning, but the main complain is about littering, vomiting and urinating in the area. (The pictures in the ST article above is from there)

                    I have posted pictures of and from the bridge here earlier (before the ban) but I did not see any difference after 1. April either. No police to be seen, but still a lot of people on the bridge. The 7/11 near the bridge will feel the difference though, after 2230 hrs. at least.

                    Here is a picture from 2014 with people sitting on the "fence" of the bridge:

                    And a Busker entertaining the crowed:


                      More nicely restored old Town houses for you:

                      The main Jewish Synagogue in Singapore at night:


                        Gardening in Orchard Road. This little plot of artificial grass with flowers, benches and a small Butterfly enclosure has appeared outside ION at the corner of Orchard Road and Patterson Road:

                        I don't know what is the occasion, but in the vicinity there were a rack with green plants, with solar panels on top and a sign that said; this is not a garden but a power plant.
                        Don't know if it is related, but I assume it has something to do with saving the environment.

                        PS> Well, if you don't know, just Google it:
                        Last edited by ombugge; May 6th, 2015, 10:05. Reason: Add PS>


                          Something entirely different; Singapore's new Mega Container port:


                            Another walk around the Marina Bay area today.
                            Here is a panorama of the downtown as seen from Marina Bay Sands:

                            And the Esplanade from the same position:

                            The Floating Stage is now fairly bare:

                            It is used for football matches and other sports on a lower level then what is going on in the new National Stadium at the Sports hub in Kallang.


                              A duck is passing by:

                              And a River Taxi waiting for customers at Marina Bay Sands:

                              Time for a cleaning job on the Exhibition Center at Marina Bay Sands:

                              A Pakarang view of the Singapore Flyer:

                              And the unavoidable view of the Marine Bay Sands hotels:


                                There is a colony of Sea Otters that has established themselves in Marina Bay Reservoir. Mostly seen near Garden by the Bay, but sometime also seen in Singapore and Kallang Rivers. (Or maybe different animals?)

                                Enjoying a meal of fresh fish:

                                But not alone: