Thursday 8 February 2018


I love taking photos of buildings and when I first came across the Old Hill Street Police Station, I was awestruck ! The massive colonial style buildings with its bright rainbow coloured windows certainly stood out from its surrounds. I immediately set up my tripod and started taking shots, at that point in time I didn't know anything about the building and my guess was that it was an Art Centre or Museum. On researcher online I found that it was an old police station and boy was I surprised. 
Old Hill Street Police Station
Old Hill Street Police Station, Singapore 
 The building was completed in 1934 to house the Hill Street Police Station and Barracks. At the time of its completion it was the biggest government building in Singapore. The police force vacated the building in 1980 and later it was declared a National Monument. Now the building is occupied by the Ministry of Communications and Information and the Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth.
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Ministry of Communication and Information 

Saturday 20 January 2018

Singapore Photography Spots - Fort Canning Park

Continuing the series on photography spots in Singapore my next post is on a beautiful park I stumbled across while exploring Clarke Quay. Fort Canning Park plays a very important role in the history of Singapore, in ancient times the hill was occupied by the Malay Kings who built a palace and several political buildings. Later during the colonial period, Singapore was occupied by the British who set up their headquarters on the hill. Due to its elevation it was the perfect vantage point to counter any attacks on Singapore Harbour. The British fortified the hill in the year 1962 and built their command centre, army barrack's and a hospital. The fort was overrun during the Second World War when Singapore was invaded by the Japanese.
Fort Canning Park in IR