It is for this treat that was a most beautiful welcome to the new day that I am glad that I resisted the urge to have a sleep-in on the first of May – despite having arrived back in Singapore late the night before.
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Tags: Colours of Sunrise, Dawn, Kampong Wak Hassan, Photographs, Photography, Sembawang, Silhouettes, Singapore, Straits of Johor, Sunrise, The Rising Sun, Wak Hassan Beach
Categories : Nature, Quiet Moments, Sembawang, Singapore
6.55 pm, 26 April 2013. The sun sets over an area which was once part of the huge British Naval base in the north of Singapore . The base which stretched some six and a half kilometres from where Sembawang Park is today across to the area close to the Causeway, was vacated in 1971. A commercial shiprepair yard, Sembawang Shipyard, was established in 1968, taking over the facilities of the former Naval Dockyard for a token sum of S$1. The yard, the north wall and finger pier of which is seen in the photograph, and the former Stores Basin – now used as a US Navy logistics facility and cargo berth, are the last working parts of the former base still with us. Based on the Land Use Plan recently released to support the somewhat unpopular Population Whitr Paper, the yard will move its operations to the west of Singapore to free the land it now occupies for future development – a move which will erase a significant part of the memory of the role the area played in Singapore’s economic development
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Tags: Changing Landscapes, Developments in Sembawang, Finger Pier, Industrial Lanscape, Naval Base, Naval Dockyard, North Wall, Northern Coast, Photography, Sembawang, Sembawang Shipyard, Silhouettes, Singapore, Stores Basin, Straits of Johor, Sunset, Urban Planning
Categories : Forgotten Places, Reminders of Yesterday, Sembawang, Shipyards, Singapore
A sunrise over a strange and unfamiliar horizon, 7.08 am 20 March 2013, taken from the mouth of the Kallang River. It wasn’t so long ago that the view would have been towards the pods of the former Oasis Restaurant; the silhouettes not of the clutter of tower cranes that have become all too common a sight in Singapore, but that of the floodlight towers of the old National Stadium.
The old stadium, home of the once feared Kallang Roar, with its many memories of days when football was played and supported for the love of the game, has since been torn down, and out of the ashes of the well loved grand old dame, a new stadium – the Singapore Sports Hub is rising. That is scheduled to be opened in April 2014.
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Tags: Architecture, Colours of Sunrise, Construction, Kallang Basin, Kallang River, Kallang Roar, National Stadium, New Singapore, Photography, Silhouettes, Singapore, Strange Horizons, Sungapore Sports Hub, Sunrise
Categories : Architecture, Architecture, Kallang, New Singapore, Singapore