Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Then and Now (Where is this place?)

The photos below well illustrate the speed at which the physical landscape in Singapore changes. Can you still recognize this place which I blogged about in 2008 (here)?. Fast forward three years and all those buildings bequeathed to us by our British colonial masters have disappeared completely.

As one who lives nearby; and will be a direct beneficiary of the development taking place here at the typical Singaporean breakneck pace, I should not complain. Nevertheless I cannot help feeling a sense of loss because yet another part of our heritage has vanished.



2 comments:

yg said...

within walking distance from your place at 6th avenue.

sehsuan said...

i think it was called the Force Transport Base - or something close to it. used to pass by it almost daily on the way to Ngee Ann Poly a decade ago...

First Avenue, if i'm not wrong.