free geoip pfong (older posts): July 2005

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Photographs & Notes from Singapore

Sunday, July 31, 2005

The Future Is Ours ...

The Future Is Ours ...

The Future is Ours to Make. Theme of this year's National Day Parade.

Thursday, July 28, 2005

The Future ...


The Future is Ours to Make - The theme of this years National Day Parade.

Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Guard of Honour

Guard of Honour

Awaiting the President's inspection.

Tuesday, July 26, 2005


NDP 05

National Day Parade dress rehearsal with the Combined Schools Choir in action. Singapore will be 40 years old soon!

Monday, July 25, 2005

Library II


Another view of Singapore's new Central Lending Library at Victoria Street. Finally, a library that Singapore can be proud of.

I can imagine Karl Marx dreaming up ideas that would change the world in the British library reading room with its green shaded lamps and imposing rotunda, but I would not be able to imagine anyone coming up with a flash of genius amidst the chattering kids and beeping phones of the old Singapore library. This new library is long overdue.

A bit of the old library remains though. Some of the red bricks from the old building can be found in the wall next to a garden in the basement.

Friday, July 22, 2005

National Library


The new Singapore National Library opened today. What a shrine to modernity!

Monday, July 18, 2005



Sunday, July 17, 2005

Astro Boy!


Thursday, July 14, 2005



Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Singapore Story II

Singapore Story II

Japanese Occupation "Banana" money, Japanese Occupation Ration Card and Japanese Surrender Document.

Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Singapore Story I

Singapore Story I

Straits Settlement Dollar Note. First introduced in 1899. This particular note is dated July 1941.

Monday, July 11, 2005



Not really happy with this shot, but it's the best one I have so far of Mei Mei. She asked why there wasn't a photo of her yet. I posted a picture of her brother some time ago.