Thursday, July 2, 2009
Those horses are the masthead of the Singapore Racetrack at Kranji. If you take the East West bound train you'll pass by the track and this is where I snapped the photo.
Horseracing in Singapore began in 1842. Formerly the Singapore racetrack was at Bukit Timah, till this state-of-the-art racecourse was completed in August 1999. Measuring 81.2 hectares, it holds its ranks among premier racecourses. Racing days are Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Tours for tourists can be arranged. Singapore Turf Club is the only authorised operator of horseracing and totalisator (horse betting) services in Singapore.
What can I say? The Chinese are inveterate gamblers. I see the gamblers alighting at Kranji station to try their luck and this place is where the action is, at least until the Integrated Resort open heralding the arrival of the legalised casino in Singapore...
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Here you can watch the prestigious Singapore Airlines International Cup held in May 2009 vicariously.