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Outside the Room…

Originally posted 2020-09-26 15:34:04. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Marina @ Keppel Bay

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This beautiful place hidden on a small island just off Keppel Bay Drive is a place filled with lights and was a special place to dine and spend Valentines Day with my special someone.

Walking in and be among the blue and white lights with the greens surrounding that leads to the open space and be greeted with the majestic Keppel Bay Bridge that changes color.

Dine at the nearby Prives then take a stroll along the windy wooden boardwalk.

Google Map of Keppel Island.

http://www.marinakeppelbay.com

Originally posted 2020-09-23 15:42:53. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Millenia Walk

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Originally posted 2020-09-19 14:02:32. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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4th Gun Position

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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

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More Canon

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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

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Waterfalling…

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Millenia Tower waterfalls, high up, a bright crescent moon among the cloudy night sky.

Originally posted 2020-09-06 23:28:22. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Mount Faber – Walkpath

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Walking.. away from all the noise…

Originally posted 2020-09-01 23:44:39. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Mount Faber – Marina Deck

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The top of Marina Deck Restaurant. A big ship like building housing the Chinese restaurant.

Originally posted 2020-09-01 14:07:01. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Mount Faber – The Deck

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The Deck.

Originally posted 2020-08-29 23:05:47. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Mount Faber Jewel Box

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Jewelbox on Mount Faber. All dolled up for Christmas 2007.

Originally posted 2020-08-29 07:46:18. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Mount Faber – Faber Point

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Faber Point overseeing parts of Sentosa.

Originally posted 2020-08-29 02:39:03. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Mount Faber – The Way Up…

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Mount Faber, hill, is located in the Bukit Merah area of the Central Region. Telok Blangah Hill was the original name for Mount Faber, and it was renamed Mount Faber in July 1845, in honour of Captain Charles Edward Faber, Madras Engineers, who built a narrow winding road to the summit for the new signal station and flagstaff. The Signal Station and Flagstaff remained on the hill till the early 1970s. At 110 m above sea-level, Mount Faber is Singapore’s second highest hill after Bukit Timah Hill. At the top, Cable Car rides connect to the island of Sentosa and offering breath-taking views along the way. “

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Originally posted 2020-08-28 07:55:44. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Village Entrance

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Enter the Village. This area is covered with great looking building I couldn’t get enough of!

…and that’s it, my full coverage of 10 panos. Tang Dynasty will be remember with all these panos. All 10 panos are consolidated on a single page here.

Originally posted 2020-08-25 15:56:06. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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The Inn

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What looks like to be an inn where people could rest or have their meals. The roof of the internals is simply beautiful.

Originally posted 2020-08-25 06:35:57. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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The Bridge

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The Bridge is one of the main structure anyone will see upon entering the Tang Dynasty.  Today, it is vandalised and old. I chose another angle so as not to see it’s current ugly state.

Originally posted 2020-08-24 16:43:02. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Enter the Empire

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What was once a photo processing counter and I presume the main ticketing office is now but ruins. Broken wood and shattered glasses litter the whole places with pigeons making their home all above.

Originally posted 2020-08-24 09:30:54. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Paintings high up

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Paintings on wall that seems to depict the arrival or departure of an important person of the TangDynasty Empire at his capital. Officials kneel and bow with guards surrounding the sedan.

Originally posted 2020-08-24 03:00:15. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Top of the Empire

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View from The Pagoda. Overseeing the whole Tang Dynasty, the Ayer Rajah Expressway (AYE) and Jurong Industrial Estates.

Originally posted 2020-08-23 14:58:15. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Pagoda Lake

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Among the greens lies the lake leading up to the Pagoda.  Beautiful carvings on stone-like structure surrounding the pagoda seems to be of ancient beauties.

 

Originally posted 2020-08-23 09:12:52. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Entrance to the Fortress

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Entrance to the “Forbidden City” of Tang Dynasty. The high walls and the waters surrounding this empire that was once a real tourists attraction is now run down and quiet.

Originally posted 2020-08-22 22:37:32. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Abondon Chinese Temple

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Abondon Chinese Temple in Tang Dynasty. I love the blessing words on the walls outside too. (See below). It’s wood carved and place in an angle allow light and viewer to peep through into the temple.

 

Originally posted 2020-08-22 17:20:10. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Beautiful, Classical, Traditional

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Traditional chinese buildings from Tang Dynasty.

Originally posted 2020-08-22 06:09:48. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Tang Dynasty

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Before this place is being torn down, I made a trip there to capture as much as I can of the whole entertainment park. The place is really a photographer’s dream for a classic Chinese setting and this place brings back memories. Now in it’s torn down feel, it is an even greater location for shooting these structures and building. It’s worth every step to climb the old pagoda and have a view of the park itself and the surroundings.

The media covering is below.

“SINGAPORE – The forlorn silence at the Tang Dynasty City in Jurong could, come January, be replaced by the rumblings of bulldozers.

Just months after it seemed the former tourist draw might be given a new lease of life as a Shaolin attraction, hope of a rescue now seems extinguished, as a call went out for consultants for the demolition works.

On Tuesday, landlord JTC Corporation called for an expression of interest from those keen to provide civil and structural consultancy services for the project.

In the document posted on GeBiz, the Government’s e-procurement portal, JTC said the consultant is to provide a scope of services.

The project schedule states that the tender for demolition works will be launched in December, with the tearing-down to start next January and expected to be completed “not later than March 2009”.

Built at a cost of $100 million and opened in 1992, the 12ha theme park — the size of 18 football fields — was a re-creation of the Tang dynasty capital, Chang-An.

But high admission charges, lacklustre attractions and the 1997 Asian financial crisis, which saw tourist arrivals plunge, contributed to its closure in 1999.

Efforts to revive the theme park fell through in 2001. Then in April this year, talk emerged of a possible new breath of life.

Three Singapore companies signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to bring the 1,500-year-old Shaolin Temple legacy and culture, and its famed warrior monks, here in the form of a new tourist attraction. The Tang Dynasty City was cited as a possible site for the proposed “holistic lifestyle holiday retreat”.

When contacted on Thursday, Mr Poh Choon Ann, chairman of Poh Tiong Choon Logistics, one of the three local companies, declined comment. The spokesman for Straco Corporation, another company involved, said there had been “no developments” since the MOU was signed in April.

Property analyst Donald Han said the land has been gazetted for entertainment use. The managing director of Cushman & WakeField pointed out that JTC could be looking at readapting the use of the site — located in the middle of the Jurong industrial estate — for “more productive purposes”.

Mr Han said: “The Tang Dynasty City has been dormant for a very long time. It is of better consideration for the Government to convert it to other uses than to leave it for entertainment use on its current basis.”

The Tang Dynasty City today seems a pale shadow of its once-majestic self. When TODAY visited, the theme park’s 3-m-high wall was unscrubbed, and barricades put up across its gates to stop trespassers had fallen apart. Inside, broken glass and pieces of furniture littered the floor.

While the gates no longer allow visitors in, the car park has become a favourite for heavy vehicles and Malaysian buses. The parking attendant, who has worked there a-year-and-a-half, said she had seen groups of students entering the Tang Dynasty City. A fence put up around the walls was also cut open last month, she added.

Ms Cindy Lim, who works as a supermarket cashier nearby, said: “It’s good that the authorities are finally doing something to it. “The area is quite big and it seems a waste of land if nothing is done.” – TODAY/fa” – Source

Originally posted 2020-08-21 22:08:38. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Tan Kim Seng Fountain

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“Tan Kim Seng came from Malacca to Singapore in 1840. He had a humble beginning but through perseverance rose to be a very wealthy man. He founded Kim Seng and Company, a trading house on Boat Quay. Tan Kim Seng was a leader among the Chinese; he was often asked to settle disputes among them.

On 18 November 1857 Tan Kim Seng offered a sum of $13,000 for a supply of water to the Town from Bukit Timah. This water was to be carried through pipes on the main roads in Singapore. The Secretary of State for India praised the public spiritedness of Tan Kim Seng” – Source

Originally posted 2020-08-18 23:49:35. Republished by Blog Post Promoter