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O.M. Bugge uploaded this image to 'Singapore/Singapore 1960s'. See the album on Photobucket.

Collyer Quay, Asia Building, which was the tallest building then

Singapore skyline 1970s

Singapore’s Evolving Skyline

Looking back at time, many say that the eighties was a golden era in Singapore. It was a period of stable economic growth and peaceful society with racial and religious harmony. Inflation was low, …

The tallest building standing in the skyline of CBD (Central Business District) in 1980 was OCBC (Oversea-Chinese Bank Corporation Limited) Centre. Built in 1976 and towering at high, it easily dwarfed other skyscrapers.

Chulia Street OCBC building

Chulia Street OCBC building

1880s - JOHNSTON'S PIER, SINGAPORE

1880s - JOHNSTON'S PIER, SINGAPORE

Looking back at time, many say that the eighties was a golden era in Singapore. It was a period of stable economic growth and peaceful society with racial and religious harmony. Inflation was low, …

Looking back at time, many say that the eighties was a golden era in Singapore. It was a period of stable economic growth and peaceful society with racial and religious harmony. Inflation was low, …

Singapore - 1970s skyline.

Singapore’s Evolving Skyline

SINGAPORE WATERFRONT SKYLINE WITH ASIA INSURANCE BUILDING, OCEAN BUILDING (RIGHT) AND HAWKER STALLS AT COLLYER QUAY - 1960

The emergence of Singapore as the heart of Asia’s economy has come with many challenges.

Raffles Place, circa 1934.  A hill originally stood at where Raffles Place is. Its soil was used to reclaim the southern bank of the Singapore River to form Boat Quay. Known as Commercial Square then, Raffles Place was no more than a quiet green when it was first developed from 1823 to 1824. As the economy of Singapore grew, two- and four-storey buildings sprang up around the square, housing mercantile offices, banks and trading companies.  In 1858, Commercial Square was renamed Raffles…

Raffles Place, circa 1934. A hill originally stood at where Raffles Place is. Its soil was used to reclaim the southern bank of the Singapore River to form Boat Quay. Known as Commercial Square then, Raffles Place was no more than a quiet green when it was first developed from 1823 to 1824. As the economy of Singapore grew, two- and four-storey buildings sprang up around the square, housing mercantile offices, banks and trading companies. In 1858, Commercial Square was renamed Raffles…

With effect from 5 August 2009, submissions to the Group will be reviewed.   From 9 August 2009, we will be aggregating : 1) older images of Singapore;  2) images that depict less known or more unusual places of Singapore;  3) those that evoke memories of Singapore in the yesteryears;  4) buildings, landscapes and scenes that have disappeared from Singapore;  5) and those that may be disappearing soon. 6) occasional born-digitals that celebrate Singapore  We thank all those who have posted…

With effect from 5 August 2009, submissions to the Group will be reviewed. From 9 August 2009, we will be aggregating : 1) older images of Singapore; 2) images that depict less known or more unusual places of Singapore; 3) those that evoke memories of Singapore in the yesteryears; 4) buildings, landscapes and scenes that have disappeared from Singapore; 5) and those that may be disappearing soon. 6) occasional born-digitals that celebrate Singapore We thank all those who have posted…

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1953-54- View of Ocean building (right) and Asia Insurance building (left) under construction along the Singapore waterfront

View of Ocean building (right) and Asia Insurance building (left) under construction along the Singapore waterfront

THe demolition of Central Police Station 1978

THe demolition of Central Police Station 1978