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Saturday, July 4, 2009

Singapore River scene


This view by the Singapore River seems pretty majestic to me, a confluence of different architectural styles. Dominating the north bank of the river is the neo-Palladian facade of the Empress Place Building which houses the Asian Civilisations Museum (ACM), a museum featuring different Asian collections. Up till the late 1980s, the Empress Place Building had housed government offices, notably, the Registry of Births and Deaths and the Immigration Department.
To its left, the circular disc of the new Supreme Court building (a modern interpretation of the dome of the old Supreme Court, you could only see the top of that dome peering above ACM in this picture). Rising behind ACM, the clock tower (completed 1906) of the Victoria Memorial Hall (first opened in 1905 and in 1979, renamed Victoria Concert Hall after renovations done to house the Singapore Symphony Orchestra). The tall modern tower you see next to the clock tower is Swissotel The Stamford, the tallest hotel in Singapore.

Watch this space for another post on what's interesting around the Singapore River.

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6 comments:

  1. What a beautiful scene, great photo.

    Cheers
    Guy
    Regina In Pictures

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  2. Great photo from Sungapore!//Eva

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  3. Was there a few days back. Nice picture. the river is very picturesque!!

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  4. It is intersting to see the different architectural styles.Nice photo!

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  5. That is quite a spread of ages and styles. For me, it is the museum that is the nicest :)

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Great to see you ~Irene