Originally posted 2020-09-26 15:34:04. Republished by Blog Post Promoter
Originally posted 2020-09-26 07:35:11. Republished by Blog Post Promoter
Originally posted 2020-09-25 23:29:26. Republished by Blog Post Promoter
This emplacement was constructed in 1886 as a single position for a 7 inch Rifled Muzzle Loading gun. In 1892, it was modified with the addtion of a 6 pounder Quick Firing gun (QFG) position adjacent to it.
In 1899, the 7 inch RML fun was remove followed by a modification to the emplacement and a second 6 pounder was moved in.
6 Pounder QFG:
Velocity – 1725 feet per second
Range – 5500 yards
Rate of fire – 25 rounds per minute
Type – Anti motor torpedo boats
Came into service in 1893
12 Pounder QFG
Velocity – 2257 feet per second
Range – 10,100 yards
Rate of fire – 15 rounds per minute
Type – Anti motor torpedo boats
Ammunition Type – High Explosive Rounds
Came into service in 1894
Originally posted 2020-09-19 06:48:21. Republished by Blog Post Promoter
This Canon is A Tribute to the Gunners of Labrador Battery which Hong Kong and Singapore Royal Artillery of the 7th Coast Battery, 7th Coast Regiment under the Faber Fire Command operated.
This particular 6 inch gun barrel was found a meter below ground at the former Beach Road Camp and is believe to be part of a 6 inch Quick Firing gun. Such guns were put into service on 13 Sept 1894 and were used for coastal defence duties.
Max Range – 10.900 yards/ 9967 meters.
Max Elvation – 20 Degrees
Traverse – 360 degrees
Main Use – Anti Ships
Weight – 6.5 tons
Shells weight – 45kg each.
Originally posted 2020-09-19 01:57:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter
Some minor parallex error on this.
Labrador Park’s high vantage point led the British to identify it as a defence site to protect the entrance to the harbours of Singapore in 1843. Now, it is an oasis of tranquillity and offers a picturesque view of the sea. Nature lovers will be pleasantly surprised to find a rich variety of wildlife, such as the White-crusted Laughing Thrush, the Yellow-vented Bulbul and the regal White-bellied Sea Eagle. Also catch a glimpse of the past as you explore the underground complexes used during World War II for the storage of ammunition and supplies.
All Fullscreen from this post onwards will be DevalVR as it’s smoother compared to Flash or Quicktime. You should see all pano in FULLSCREEN, if you are not, you have not install DevalVR plugin. Click below to install.
Originally posted 2020-09-18 14:52:17. Republished by Blog Post Promoter
Kampung Lorong Buangkok. Thank you to the very kind people for the chat and their time. Most importantly for allowing me to walk and wader around the kampung taking all these panos. No thanks to the dogs barking and chasing me hahaa but still, it was a great experience, away from the hussle and bustle of the city. This is the closest we have to a real kampung on mainland Singapore.
Here’s a map on where this place is but please please please, when there, respect the resident’s privacy, don’t litter, respect the plants and animals there. Ask for permission if you think you’re intruding into places.
Originally posted 2020-09-11 16:46:52. Republished by Blog Post Promoter