Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Bridges


Bridges in Singapore

As an island state with a river running through it, Singapore has a lot of bridges, some old, some new and some inside shopping malls.

Read Bridge (Malacca Bridge), Clarke Quay.
I think this one might be the Cavenagh Bridge

The Helix Bridge is a pedestrian bridge in the Marina Bay area.
The Helix Bridge is a pedestrian bridge in the Marina Bay area.
The shopping centre at Marina Bay Sands has it’s very own canal complete with boats and bridges.

 

Author: Taswegian1957

Born in England in 1957 my family came to Australia in 1966. I grew up in Adelaide, South Australia, where I met and married my husband David. We came together over a mutual love of trains. Both of us worked for the railways for many years, his job was with Australian National Railways, while I spent 12 years working for the STA, later TransAdelaide the Adelaide city transit system. After leaving that job I worked in hospitality until 2008. We moved to Tasmania in 2002 to live in the beautiful Huon Valley. David passed away in 2015 and I'm here on my own now but I have Cindy the dog and Polly the cat to keep me company. I currently co-write two Wordpress blogs with my sister Naomi. Our doll blog "Dolls, Dolls, Dolls", and "Our Other Blog" which is about everything else but with a focus on photographs and places in Tasmania.

11 thoughts on “Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Bridges”

      1. That’s what I learned through your images. I actually didn’t know that they have so much modern architecture. Also in many cases it looks like Disneyland lol, in a positive way.

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      2. Actually you have pinpointed exactly what Singapore is. It is a city state that is constantly reinventing itself. Naomi had visited there two or three times over the past fifteen or twenty years and she says that nothing ever stays the same for long. Sentosa Island is nothing like what she described to me after her first visit, they have built new attractions all over the city and many modern buildings. They had expanded and changed their transit system so much that Naomi found whole areas unrecognisable. They are very driven by tourism I think and because of that they are always creating something new. Apart from the climate being too hot I would just find it exhausting to live there as I prefer a slower paced life.

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      3. That sounds interesting if you come as a tourist yes. But if it would be the city I live in, I’d be stressed by it too. I remember you complained when old things in your city have been modernized, and I do the same when this happens in my city.

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      4. I won’t say I hate all modern architecture but I like to see fine old buildings preserved and used. I don’t like to see all the history and character of a place swept away so Singapore is not a place I could live even if it were cooler.

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      5. Same here. I actually love futuristic architecture. But that stuff doesn’t fit into our historic districsts. So, I sometimes wish city planners would keep that in mind. I am glad the oldest buildings are protected by laws… but that doesn’t stop city planners to build modern architecture next to it. And this can transform the whole picture very badly. This is what I am complaining about, and as I understood your older posts about these subjects, you do too.

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