Travel to Singapore: Singapore Old and New
Predictably, the downtown is now chockablock with juxtapositions of new and old, or sometimes simply traditional and modern.
Raffles, backed up by the great banks.
Government buildings, river, and those omnipresent financial giants.
The domed Supreme Court; the modest Parliament House; behind it, the tower of the very active Victoria Concert Hall; rising in the background, the beer can of the Westin Hotel.
Marina towers rising beyond the Cavenagh Bridge. On the right, the post office recently converted into a hotel.
The Westin lording it over the dweedbly steeples of the Catholic Cathedral of the Good Shepherd and the Anglican St. Andrew's Cathedral.
Singapore Telecom and Chinatown shophouses.
The Serangoon Temple in context.
Down the same street: Serangoon Road shophouses.
Ersatz heritage: the dark Standard and Chartered tower stands above the mock-Victorian Raffles Place subway station. The park was formerly called Commercial Square.
In the midst of a sea of Chinatown residential blocks: a kiosk straight from the Chinese Department at Home Depot.
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