Accepted Entries Page 08

These are the entries that were successfully accepted for the “Snapshots of Heritage” Photography competition

To participate in the competition, please submit your entry via email to ourshutterjourney@live.com.sg  bySunday, 19 June 2016 before 11.59pm together with your NRIC, contact number & caption.)

For more details about the competition, click here

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Accepted Entries 351-400
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Entry: 351

Image by: Wong Chek Poh
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Caption: 
National Gallery Singapore is the latest institution which oversees the largest public collection of modern art in Singapore and Southeast Asia. The Gallery is housed in two national monuments—former Supreme Court and City Hall—that have been beautifully restored and transformed.  Reflecting Singapore’s unique heritage and geographical location, the Gallery will feature Singapore and Southeast Asian art in its long-term and special exhibitions.

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Entry: 352

Image by: Steven Yee
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Rochor Centre, a landmark going to be in the history of Singapore soon.  This place has my footprints since my childhood.  Used to visit my primary school classmates who lived here during the late 70’s through early 80’s.  Another friend opened an electronic shop here too during the late 80’s and became a very successful businessman.  I am so fond of these memories associated with this place.  Will miss this lovely place very much.

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Entry: 353

Image by: Kelvin Dao
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Caption: 
90 years old Mrs. Gowri still walks to the wet market a few times a week for grocery shopping. Old people rock!

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Entry: 354

Image by: Kelvin Dao
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Caption: 
Bugis: the new, the old, the memory

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Entry: 355
Image by: Kelvin Dao
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Caption: 
Little India

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Entry: 356

Image by: Kelvin Dao
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Caption: 
Can’t help falling in love with the Heritage Area of Little India

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Entry: 357

Image by: Ong Yi Chao
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Caption:
The colourful row of shophouses at Joo Chiat reflect the rich heritage of the Peranakan culture. Over the years, these iconic shophouses have become a popular location for photography enthusiasts. It is of utmost importance to preserve these shophouses so that our younger generation will get to know more about the Peranakan culture of Singapore.

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Entry: 358

Image by: Ong Yi Chao
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Caption:
 Tanjong Pagar Railway Station houses many memories of people from all walks of life. The station has a magnificent architectural structure, making it stand out from its surroundings. By preserving this historical structure, the younger generation will have a better understanding of the rail transport system in the past.

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Entry: 359

Image by: Ong Yi Chao
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Caption: 
The iconic shophouses at Keong Saik Road reflect the rich heritage of the Chinatown vicinity. In recent years, they have been transformed into modern eateries and lifestyle shops, attracting tourists and locals alike. By preserving these shophouses, the younger generation will have a better understanding of life in Chinatown in the olden days.

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Entry: 360

Image by: Ong Yi Chao
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Caption: 
Bird singing corners are a vanishing sight in modern-day Singapore. It was indeed a joy to experience this unique hobby in the HDB heartlands on a sunny weekend morning. By encouraging the younger generation to take up this hobby, we will be able to enjoy this sight for more years to come.

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Entry: 361

Image by: Jaeden Loh
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Caption: 
Former National Stadium – Stop and take a moment to rewind, turning the clock back to the days the former National Stadium stood there majestically. Staring at the rustic wooden seats, take time to trace back some of your personal memories there, let it guide you through the memory lane. Be it the National Day Parade or the Tiger Cup matches or even attending the performance of the international superstars, the former National Stadium holds a lot of precious memories for most of the Singaporeans, common memories we hold dear to our heart. Time flies. Remember to treasure what is currently in our hands, our culture and our heritage.

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Entry: 362

Image by: Gunjan Jaiswal
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Caption: 
We visited with our kids at the River Hongbao Marina Bay Floating platform to see the Chinese New Year festivities. Here we were treated to a very spectacular display of fireworks. River Hongbao has become an attraction for locals and foreign visitors both.The crowd went crazy when the firework starts and applauded afterwards. The combination of the sound of the fireworks and the colorful shapes stretching out across the sky made for an impressive display. The show lasts for 3 minute. The kids especially enjoyed the show. 

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Entry: 363

Image by: Steven Liew

 

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Caption: Bukit Timah Railway Station – Gone are the days when one can just stop by the Bukit Timah Railway Station and  watch the trains go by. Now, it’s just a short few lonely tracks left behind, that witnessed the history that lies beneath it.

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Entry: 364

Image by: Steven Liew
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Our Heroes – They sacrificed their lives so that others may survive. The Civilian War Memorial still evokes sad memories to the few survivors from the Japanese Occupation days when they visit the memorial on 15th February every year.

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Entry: 365

Image by: Steven Liew
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Clifford Pier – I remember going to the pier in 1971, took a boat out with my parents and relatives out into the sea, and laid my grandfather’s urn into the sea. It was a commom sight during funeral rites those days. I also remember taking a Valentines cruise dinner with my wife from there during the 1990’s. Today, i can’t walk back to those memories anymore as it was taken over by Fullerton Bay Hotel and it now sits a lavish restaurant. I wished it had been restored and preserved into a national heritage site.

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Entry: 366

Image by: Steven Liew
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Reflecting the Past, Seeing the Future – The famous Lau Pa Sat, still stands after more than 120 years. Formerly a market, it’s now the famous food court serving mostly the thousands of office staff around the area during office hours besides the tourists. But locals still throng the food centre especially during the evenings and weekends. The structure of Lau Pa Sat was reflected onto the mordern glass architecture of an office building across the street giving it a unique and absrtact outlook.

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Entry: 367

Image by: Sulton Yohana
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Harmounius at Ang Mo Kio Bird Singing Corner – Silhouette of bird cages against the sky. The birds are practicing their vocal chords at the Ang Mo Kio bird Singing Corner, creating a  harmonious hum. People go there to tune out of their worldly sounds and tune in to the melodious tunes of the birds, reminiscing their kampong days under the trees. 

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Entry: 368

Image by: Sulton Yohana
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Colourful Pillar – Stick no bills on this colourful pillar of an old shophouse at Little India. The contrast of the color chosen, it provides its own beauty and uniqueness of Little India.

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Entry: 369

Image by: Bill Watts
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Caption: 
A reminder of the large Chinese immigrant population which helped to establish Singapore. The Infrared treatment lends a more nostalgic feel to the photograph which more resembles a brush and ink drawing than an actual photo. A sense of peace surrounds the area encouraged by the flowing water and subtle shading. A place with a slower pace of life unlike that of today.

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Entry: 370

Image by: Bill Watts
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The Bridge of Double Beauty linking the Chinese and Japanese Gardens, one of my favourite places to stroll or just watch people go by. This bridge is promising something, something as yet unknown just over the apex, out of sight. Architecturally a pleasure to look at and a reference to the Chinese heritage in Singapore. The infrared photograph appears more like a brush and ink drawing lending a feeling of heritage to the photograph.

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Entry: 371

Image by: Rebecca Ong
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 In our Botanic Gardens, signboards tell the stories of old trees, natural monuments that have witnessed the highs and lows of history. A scene of stories told of our natural heritage, contained in a garden more than a century old, instantly came to my mind.

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Entry: 372

Image by: Wong Chek Poh
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Thian Hock Keng is one of the oldest and most important Hokkien temple in Singapore. Historically, it was visited by Chinese immigrants giving thanks to Ma Zu (Goddess of the Sea) for their safe voyage.   The temple was built in traditional southern Chinese architectural style. The entire structure was assembled without nails. It is an architectual masterpiece of stone, tiles and wood, dragons and phoenixes, amazing carvings, intricate sculptures and imposing columns.  The temple is one of the few that attracts regular tourists’ visit Singapore.

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Entry: 373

Image by: Andrew Bi
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Caption: 
Burning incense in the Chinese New Year eve is a traditional Chinese culture to usher in the new year and pray for the best wishes and good luck.

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Entry: 374

Image by: Wong Chek Poh
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Caption: 
Thian Hock Keng is one of the oldest and most important Hokkien temple in Singapore. Historically, it was visited by Chinese immigrants giving thanks to Ma Zu (Goddess of the Sea) for their safe voyage.   The temple was built in traditional southern Chinese architectural style. The entire structure was assembled without nails. It is an architectual masterpiece of stone, tiles and wood, dragons and phoenixes, amazing carvings, intricate sculptures and imposing columns.  The temple is one of the few that attracts regular tourists’ visit Singapore.

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Entry: 375

Image by: Wong Chek Poh
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Caption: 
Thian Hock Keng Temple is one of the oldest Hokkien temple in Singapore.  The temple is one of the popular few that attracts both locals as well as tourists.  Every morning Telok Ayer Street is jammed with tourist buses as hordes of tourists visit this heritage temple.   My grandmother-in-law is one of the regulars at the temple.

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Entry: 376

Image by: Andrew Bi
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Caption: 
Burning incense in the Chinese New Year eve is a traditional Chinese culture to usher in the new year and pray for the best wishes and good luck.

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Entry: 377

Image by: Andrew Bi
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Caption: 
Lao Sai Tao Yuan is the few surviving yet active Teochew Opera Troupe in Singapore. Preserving the tradition is a challenging job. It requires the commitment from the young members from the opera troupe as well as the help and the support from you and me.

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Entry: 378

Image by: Bill Watts
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Caption: 
89 Neil Road was the original home of the Tiger Balm factory in Singapore. A product synonymous with Singapore. In the background the Duxton Pinnacle can be seen, contrasting the old with the new. The site is currently home to Direct Asia Insurance and the building is subject to a preservation order.

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Entry: 379

Image by: Andrew Bi
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Caption: Chingay is a traditional celebration gala show in the Chinese New Year in Singapore. It is glad to see the young generation carrying over and pass down the good values of the traditional Chinese culture.

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Entry: 380

Image by: Andrew Bi
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Caption: The spiral staircases design started from 1920s in Singapore. A night-soil carrier would enter the alleys behind the shophouses and climb these spiral staircases to each story, where buckets filled with night-soil were placed. These men would replace the full buckets with spare or empty ones. The colorful spiral staircase is more of a unique architecture and feature in the modern Singapore.

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Entry: 381

Image by: Wong Chek Poh
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Caption: 
Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple (观音堂佛祖庙) situated in Waterloo Street is the most popular Kuan Yin (观音) temple in Singapore.  On the first day of Chinese New Year, thousands of devotees visit the temple hoping to be the first person to offer prayers for good luck, peace, good health and blessings from Kwan Yin.

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Entry: 382

Image by: Wong Chek Poh
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Caption: 
Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple (观音堂佛祖庙) situated in Waterloo Street is the most popular Kuan Yin (观音) temple in Singapore.  On the first day of Chinese New Year, thousands of devotees visit the temple hoping to be the first person to offer prayers for good luck, peace, good health and blessings from Kwan Yin.

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Entry: 383

Image by: Wong Chek Poh
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Caption: Tong Ah building at the corner of a triangular plot of land along Keong Saik Road is an iconic building with its distinctive red and white façade.  The building withstood the redevelopment around the area and has been conserved under the Building Conservation Act for its heritage architecture.

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Entry: 384

Image by: Kwok Jung Yun
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Along Cavan Road, just off Lavender Street, is s street where the past appears to meet the present. If there is a frontier space between the old and the new in Singapore, this must be the place. The old buildings remind us of what this place used to be but at the same time the towering office blocks nearby tell us that the place is changing. The beautifully designed buildings that once housed the Kwong Soon and Company Engineering Works continue to function as garages and workshops. Whenever I walk down this street I always seem to hear myself saying, “they don’t build things like they used to anymore”. We will probably never see another street like this in Singapore anymore.

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Entry: 385

Image by: Andrew Bi
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Caption: 
Home decoration for the Spring Festival is Chinese tradition. Some of the people start to decorate their houses half month before the Chinese New Year. Most of this traditional decorations involved the red color and lucky images. The shops are also very busy in this period.

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Entry: 386

Image by: Wong Chek Poh
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Caption: 
Tong Ah building at the corner of a triangular plot of land along Keong Saik Road is an iconic building with its distinctive red and white façade.  The building withstood the redevelopment around the area and has been conserved under the Building Conservation Act for its heritage architecture.

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Entry: 387

Image by: Kwok Jung Yun
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Caption: 
The HDB flat is increasingly becoming part of Singapore’s heritage. Why? The new HDB flats no longer resemble the ones that many of us who grew up in the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s are familiar with. We don’t see laundry poles out at the back of the flat anymore. The new HDB flats are now built in all manner of shapes and sizes. The days of the monolithic looking windowed HDB flats are numbered. If SG50 was about the kampung, SG100 will probably be about these iconic HDB flats that are going the way of the kampung house.

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Entry: 388

Image by: Wong Chek Poh
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Caption: 
Tong Ah building at the corner of a triangular plot of land along Keong Saik Road is an iconic building with its distinctive red and white façade.  The building withstood the redevelopment around the area and has been conserved under the Building Conservation Act for its heritage architecture.

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Entry: 389

Image by: Wong Chek Poh
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Caption: 
The Chinese Operatic Wooden Puppet show is a dying art in Singapore.  Only taken place at temple festivals nowadays, the heritage art show is unable to attract the interest of the younger generations..  The Loyang Da Pek Khong Temple is one of the temples that still organise these puppet shows for its devotees during major festivals.

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Entry: 390

Image by: Wong Chek Poh
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Caption: 
Joo Chiat is an area of rich heritage and culture.  Its main attraction are the colourful pre-war traditional Peranakan shophouses.  Many of these houses are being preserved under the Building conservation act.

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Entry: 391

Image by: Gunjan Jaiswal
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Caption: China town during Chinese New Year. The colors and sights are just splendid. Loved the Decorated lights and beautiful crowd. It was pleasing to see so many people getting involved with the festivities.

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Entry: 392

Image by: Leonardus Novianto Depari
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Theemithi or Fire Walking Festival is a heritage culture brought by our ancestors who came from South India. Celebrated in honour to Princess Draupadi, hundreds of devotees queue all night long to take their chance to walk over burning coals in proclaiming their deep faith. Situated in the heart of Chinatown, Srimariaman Temple where the festival is organized and attended by many spectators, is a symbol how religion and culture has intertwined harmoniously in the daily life of Singaporean.

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Entry: 393

Image by: Leonardus Novianto Depari
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Caption: 
One of the most colorful processions of festival in Singapore, Thaipusam annually commemorated by Hindu devotes in seeking blessings, fulfilling vows and offering thanks. Defying pain and agony, devotee will pierce their skins with steel rods while carrying a kavadi decorated with flowers and peacock feathers along the designated road from Serangoon Road to Keong Saik Road.

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Entry: 394

Image by: Rebecca Ong
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In Tiong Bahru, the spiral steps of old HDB flats hark back to a time of simplicity and slowness, before we began to zoom up and down in straight, squarish tubes that lift us within modern HDB flats.

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Entry: 395

Image by: Steven Liew
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Gate of Hope – In the early days from 1854, occasionally, abandoned babies were were found outside a gate of CHIJ. The sisters from the convent will take them in and care for them. Today, that very gate still exists and and preserved as part of the heritage of CHIJ. We can only wonder if any survivors of those abandoned children have returned to visit the Gate of Hope.

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Entry: 396

Image by: Steven Liew
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War heroes killed in action during the Japanese occupation from 1942 – 1945, laid to rest at the Kranji War Memorial. A solemn mood hangs over the cemetery whenever you visit it.

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Entry: 397

Image by: Steven Liew
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Many unknown soldiers killed during the Japanese occupation war were buried here in the Kranji War Cemetery. Unknown, but were heroes, who fought against the enemies for their rights.

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Entry: 398

Image by: Steven Liew
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History Deleted – This run down bungalow once resided the late Major Derrick Coupland. He was one of the officers who was involved in Force 136 operations during the Japanese Occupation in Singapore. He was also the President of the Singapore Ex-Services Association after the war. Much of it’s history lies within this home where Maj Coupland lived till he passed away in 1991. If only his home was preserved, it would have been an important heritage in our history.

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Entry: 399

Image by: Kwok Jung Yun
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Singapore is often said to be a city with a beautiful and towering skyscrapers. The Singapore River was the city’s lifeline when it was a major port city. Many traditional shophouse buildings have been preserved and even though they no longer serve their original function. That has been taken over by the tall commercial buildings around them. But these beautiful shophouses remind us of the city’s rich history and endures as our heritage today.

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Entry: 400

Image by: Kwok Jung Yun
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Caption:
 A friend from England came to visit not too long again and I brought her to a traditional coffee shop. We found ourselves in a lively discussion about the different ways of preparing tea, or “teh” in Singapore. It was confusing for her but to me it felt like I was describing something very ordinary. While both our cultures share the same national beverage, it is our ways of preparing and ordering it that sets us uniquely apart. I realised we were actually talking about Singapore’s heritage.  

 

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