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Tags: NEWater, NEWater Service Reservoir, Photography, PUB, Public Utilities Board, Singapore, Strange Horizons, Tampines NEWater Service Reservoir, Tampines Road, Unseen Singapore
Categories : Architecture, Architecture, New Landscapes, New Singapore, Singapore
What does look like two giant spinning tops from the bottom of a grassy slope along Tampines Road are actually two concrete inverted cone shaped storage tanks built to each hold 8448 cubic metres of NEWater – water recycled from waste treated to become drinking quality water. The elevated tanks which measure 43 metres in diameter at the top, make up the Tampines NEWater Service Reservoir maintained by the Public Utilities Board (PUB) provide storage for NEWater produced nearby for use by nearby electronic chip manufacturing factories which require very clean water.
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Tags: Changing Landscapes, Land Reclamation, New Singapore, Northeast Coast, Photography, Pulau Punggol Barat, Pulau Punggol Timor, Punggol, RAF Seletar, Seletar, Seletar Aerospace Park, Seletar Camp, Singapore, Strange Horizons, Sungei Punggol, Sungei Seletar
Categories : New Landscapes, New Singapore, Seletar, Singapore
A somewhat curious sight that greets a drive or a ride through Pulau Punggol Timor, is the mound that is seen in the photograph. The mound is one of two very obvious one found on a man-made island off the northeastern coast of Singapore, Pulau Punggol Timor. The island is one of two which came out of a huge land reclamation project along the Northeastern coastline of Singapore that took place from 1985 to 1990 to provide land primarily for future public housing, the other island being Pulau Punggol Barat. The reclamation project which added a land area of some 685 ha. was also supposed to have seen Coney Island or Pulau Serangoon joined to the mainland, but that part of the project was deferred. The islands are located off the coast just north of the area where an old world, that of the former Seletar Camp, had once existed, between the mouths of the Sungei Seletar to the wast and Sungei Punggol to the east (both of which have since been dammed). The camp which came out of the former RAF Seletar was home to several army units including Combat Engineer units is in the midst of being transformed into the Seletar Aerospace Park.
Since 2009, the otherwise undeveloped Pulau Punggol Timor, has played host to a construction aggregates receiving terminal (which moved there from Lorong Halus), as well a storage area for the aggregates. Besides the mound of sand – a mound of granite can also be seen.
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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
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.
The sun will soon rise over the Singapore Sports Hub (currently under construction).