Discussion in 'Travel' started by Jock the scot, Jul 26, 2013.
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Some of these places haven't changed too much over the years.
Buildings in Singapore.
I think I posted the same one twice !!
A 'then and now' would be nice. I could googlearth that but I'm lazy and you started it.
Orchard Road looks considerable different now. That Dunlop sign has gone......
This was the Capital building:
According to here:
Designed in Neo-Classical style, the Capitol Theatre was built in 1929 by British architectural firm Keys and Dowdeswell, who also designed the Fullerton Building and Singapore General Hospital. Capitol was known as Shaw Building before 1989, as Shaw Organisation bought over the building in 1946. Their showbiz lasted a long 40 years, and finally ended in 1987 when Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) took over the building in 1987. The last movie screened, though, was in 1998.
Apparently they have conservation status and are being kept as an arts centre as part of a major redevelopment.....
You should try India, it hasn't changed in millenia......then:
Re Orchard Road, if thats the bottom end then the row of shophouses on the right still exist. But most of looks like this photo I took in May this year:
Thanks for the replies and photos.
My uncle brought them back from national service when he was in Hong Kong.
All before 1954, think he stopped off at Singapore.
Separate names with a comma.