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Old & New

Very impressive gleaming skyline, isn't it?
Singapore is still growing at a rapid pace...
Each time I visit this country, a new modern skyscraper is 
seemingly being erected from the ground up!
With that being said, my eyes are still drawn to
the old world charm of Singapore, still found around Emerald Hills...
~take a look :
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I could actually spend more hours just strolling & looking at 
all the beautiful details of these old Peranakan houses.
* CHARM-ed *
Hope this country would continue to preserve & cherish these historical treasures!
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~XOXO*
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-Photos 'Singapore skyline' via Boston.Com & others b©LENORENEVERMORE

32 comments:

Bob said...

Such a beautiful place.

Homemaker Man said...

Great pics this morning L. Here in Boston we pride ourselves on having a little old/new mixture, but a place like Singapore kind of puts the lie to that.

Dancing Branflake said...

That skyline is incredible but I agree that the old is too special to let go. So completely charming and gorgeous. I hope it stays.

Dancing Branflake said...

That skyline is incredible but I agree that the old is too special to let go. So completely charming and gorgeous. I hope it stays.

Shady Del Knight said...

What a city! It seemingly offers the best of the old and the new. Thank you for more great shots, Lenore!

Old Cow said...

Fascinating city!

Jenny said...

wow, what are those...bubble things in the skyline picture? interesting.

It's so cool you got to go there. May I ask what line of work you're in?

Len♥reNeverM♥re said...

Jenny,
That's one amazing architecture, 'Esplanade' - Theatres on the Marina Bay, complete lifestyle experience - dining, shopping, and the performing arts! Advertising is my background.

~Thank you guys!

Pet said...

It is beautiful to see Singapore through your eyes.

Sarah said...

These pics totally get me to want to visit, and I've never really thought about visiting there before. Thanks for sharing!

- Sarah
http://agirlintransit.blogspot.com/

McVal said...

What a gorgeous place! I've GOT to visit there someday.

Karena said...

Fabulous I adore that fence in green and the architecture is amazing,

xoxo
Karena
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shari said...

I love the older parts of any big country... thank you for sharing, because when I go to Singapore, THAT is where I'd like to hang out. Just like when you're in London and you drive out to Avebury & Bath... it's like stepping back in time! I want to be transported!

xox

Jello said...

great pics!
love,
Jello

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David Toms said...

Old Singapore is just wonderful. It was a shame in the mid eighties when they tore a lot of it down like Bugis Street only to see the arror of their ways.

Ab said...

Beautiful place!
If wall could talk, such history I'm sure!

janettaylor said...

Beautiful place, thanks for sharing darling Lenore!

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Diana Smith said...

It looks like you are really enjoying your stay! That is awesome, I am jealous of you!

Anonymous said...

Hi - I am definitely delighted to find this. Good job!

*indie_queen* said...

I love to see the old and the new together

Cheryl aka Shaddy said...

I'm fascinated by the Esplanade. Too cool!!

Tamra of walkswithBella said...

Wow, that skyline is amazing!! Thanks for sharing your beautiful pics. I would love to visit.
btw - added your blog to my 'blog obsessed' list.

xoxo

Len♥reNeverM♥re said...

David,
impressed by your knowledge of Singapore!

Tamra,
obsession? I'm flattered, so sweet of you!

~Thank you everyone!

Style Porn said...

Wow, the contrast is striking! One would hardly think they were looking at pictures of the same city! That seems to be a common theme with developing countries though--expansive, aggressive development mixed with old world tradition. I'd love to visit someday..

Wait--is Singapore the place where you can get arrested for littering?

Len♥reNeverM♥re said...

Style Porn,
not arrested, but hefty FINE!
vandalism, yes~thrown to jail!

Caroline said...

Oh how wonderful...I love old worldly buildings like this...glad they are preserving them!

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Diana Mieczan said...

I love looking at those photos and all the amazing details. Singapore is on my wish list of places to visit:) Happy Thursday, darling
Kisses

Gigi said...

I'll always take the old world charm over the glitz. Such a beautiful place!

cindy k said...

it looks so wonderful ... love your snaps! safe travels!

Tracey said...

I'm with you ... while I love the contrast between old and new, I think the old world charm always wins me over.

Sam said...

Phew! That is really rather spectacular - a bit Bladerunner-esque!