Sunday, 10 July 2011

Singapore Architecture: From Armenian Street to Esplanade

Finding an inexpensive parking spot near Esplanade on a Saturday evening leading up to the National Day Parade festivities is an impossibility, so one is forced to travel further. In this case, the free parking lots at the site of the now-demolished National Library are out to good use. It also means a longer walk, but one where one may view some of Singapore's most distinctive architectural sites.

The Peranakan Museum (formerly Tao Nan School) and old shophouses on Armenian Street.

The art deco facade of Loke Yew Mansion.

Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce and the monolithic (and windowless) Singtel building on Victoria Street.

The derelict Stamford Building and Capitol Building on Stamford Road.

SPIRES: St. Andrew's Cathedral, with OUB and UOB Towers in the background; the tower of Swisshotel Stamford, once the world's tallest hotel.

The moon rises over Esplanade Theatre.

A chopper surveys Marina Bay and the Marina Bay Sands.

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