Posts Tagged: ura

Everton Park

Not to be confused with the footballing club of the same name, Everton Park is one of Singapore’s earliest HDB neighbourhoods that over the past couple of years, has seen a steady increase in new found cafes, boutiques and bistros

Everton Park

Not to be confused with the footballing club of the same name, Everton Park is one of Singapore’s earliest HDB neighbourhoods that over the past couple of years, has seen a steady increase in new found cafes, boutiques and bistros

Old Kallang Airport

Once touted as ‘ The finest airport in the British Empire ‘, the Old Kallang Airport, with its streamline modernist design, now sits quietly across the brand new National Stadium, waiting for its conversion into a new lifestyle hub that

Old Kallang Airport

Once touted as ‘ The finest airport in the British Empire ‘, the Old Kallang Airport, with its streamline modernist design, now sits quietly across the brand new National Stadium, waiting for its conversion into a new lifestyle hub that

A journey up the Pearl Bank Apartments

From afar, the colossal cylindrical shaped Pearl Bank Apartments stand as an imposing presence overlooking the shophouses of Chinatown. Resembling something like that of a hive, the various interlocking split-level spaces present a complex but altogether astounding piece of urban

A journey up the Pearl Bank Apartments

From afar, the colossal cylindrical shaped Pearl Bank Apartments stand as an imposing presence overlooking the shophouses of Chinatown. Resembling something like that of a hive, the various interlocking split-level spaces present a complex but altogether astounding piece of urban

Jinrikisha station: The former Rickshaw Headquarters

Located across Maxwell Hawker Centre, at the junction of Neil and Tanjong Pagar Road, stands the Jinrikisha Station. Built in 1903 by Municipal Engineer Samuel Tomlinson, this symmetrically triangular-shaped building with a unique Octagonal cupola (dome-like structure), once served as

Jinrikisha station: The former Rickshaw Headquarters

Located across Maxwell Hawker Centre, at the junction of Neil and Tanjong Pagar Road, stands the Jinrikisha Station. Built in 1903 by Municipal Engineer Samuel Tomlinson, this symmetrically triangular-shaped building with a unique Octagonal cupola (dome-like structure), once served as

Church of the Blessed Sacrament

With its distinguishable blue tent-shaped roof, the architectural intrigue of the Church of the Blessed Sacrament exemplifies the dedication and communal history of this near 50-year old cornerstone of Queenstown Community. The beginnings of the church go back to 1954,

Church of the Blessed Sacrament

With its distinguishable blue tent-shaped roof, the architectural intrigue of the Church of the Blessed Sacrament exemplifies the dedication and communal history of this near 50-year old cornerstone of Queenstown Community. The beginnings of the church go back to 1954,

The empty flats of Tanglin Halt

Built between 1960-1967 alongside Queenstown, Singapore’s first satellite town, stands the empty ten-storey flats of blocks 74-80 located along Commonwealth Road. Together with the other HDB flats around the area, these blocks are better known to many as ‘chap lau’ (Hokkien for

The empty flats of Tanglin Halt

Built between 1960-1967 alongside Queenstown, Singapore’s first satellite town, stands the empty ten-storey flats of blocks 74-80 located along Commonwealth Road. Together with the other HDB flats around the area, these blocks are better known to many as ‘chap lau’ (Hokkien for

Admiring Art Deco Architecture in Singapore

The presence of Art Deco architecture in Singapore is somewhat elusive to most of us, largely because unlike many other traditional shophouses and buildings, Art Deco is represented by a Streamlined Modern style, almost minimalist perhaps, that may be hard

Admiring Art Deco Architecture in Singapore

The presence of Art Deco architecture in Singapore is somewhat elusive to most of us, largely because unlike many other traditional shophouses and buildings, Art Deco is represented by a Streamlined Modern style, almost minimalist perhaps, that may be hard

Beaulieu House

For over a century, the Beaulieu House at Sembawang Park has overlooked the Straits of Johore while watching the landscape around it progress over time. Built initially in the 1910s by J.B. David as a holiday home, it was acquired

Beaulieu House

For over a century, the Beaulieu House at Sembawang Park has overlooked the Straits of Johore while watching the landscape around it progress over time. Built initially in the 1910s by J.B. David as a holiday home, it was acquired

A night at Eminent Plaza and Lavender Food Square

Much has been made recently about the impending closure of Lavender Food Square come the end of 2014. It seems that to many Singaporeans, the memories of food and its familiar comforts, be it the location, conversations or simply the

A night at Eminent Plaza and Lavender Food Square

Much has been made recently about the impending closure of Lavender Food Square come the end of 2014. It seems that to many Singaporeans, the memories of food and its familiar comforts, be it the location, conversations or simply the

Defu Industrial Estate

With over 1000 factories spread across 130 hectares, the Defu Industrial Estate, like many others before it, sits relatively undisturbed, almost obscured even from the surrounding neighbourhoods of Ubi and Hougang Ave 3/Lorong Ah Soo. Since 1978, the area, which

Defu Industrial Estate

With over 1000 factories spread across 130 hectares, the Defu Industrial Estate, like many others before it, sits relatively undisturbed, almost obscured even from the surrounding neighbourhoods of Ubi and Hougang Ave 3/Lorong Ah Soo. Since 1978, the area, which

From the rooftop of People’s Park Complex

A walk in Chinatown is never complete without at least catching a glimpse of the 31 storey People’s Park Complex. Built in 1973 by DP architects, it’s been regarded as symbol of Asian Modernism that helped pioneer Singapore’s shift from

From the rooftop of People’s Park Complex

A walk in Chinatown is never complete without at least catching a glimpse of the 31 storey People’s Park Complex. Built in 1973 by DP architects, it’s been regarded as symbol of Asian Modernism that helped pioneer Singapore’s shift from

The Colonial Bungalows of Seletar

Built to serve the residential needs of military personnel from the British Royal Air Force (RAF) upon the completion of Seletar Airport in 1928, are a total of 378 colonial bungalows located around an area that up till today, is

The Colonial Bungalows of Seletar

Built to serve the residential needs of military personnel from the British Royal Air Force (RAF) upon the completion of Seletar Airport in 1928, are a total of 378 colonial bungalows located around an area that up till today, is