Thursday, September 3, 2009
Am I looking skyward? Kind of. And this is what I see, a row of holy cow statues lazing on the parapet of the Sri Mariamman Temple, a South Indian Hindu Temple in Chinatown. The oldest Hindu temple in Singapore, dating back to 1827 or eight years after the British East India Company got its toehold here. The gopuram of colourful dieties at its main doorway to the right is all covered in tarpaulin sheet, presumably under maintenance, so I'm not flaunting that.
However, what I wanted to point out is to the left side, that yellow building with Chinese characters called the People's Park Complex. It's an old 31-storey residential cum commercial complex, built in the 1970s, and is a so-called prototype of this kind of mixed development complex. Old hat nowadays but new and exciting during its time. What's noticeable about this building is its potholes at the top of the residential block. And that's all I have to say about this brightly painted old building.
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