Saturday, 19 April 2008

City stroll

We began our weekend by going for a morning stroll in the city.

We stumbled upon these hand-painted horses outside Raffles City. The custom-made horses were specially commissioned by the Singapore Turf Club to kick-start this year’s Singapore International Racing Festival, Singapore’s biggest racing extravaganza of the year.

The eclectic neo-Classical Capitol Building.

The Anglican Saint Andrew's Cathedral is reputedly our country's largest cathedral. Our tallest hotel, Swissotel The Stamford, is on the left.

The Parliament House of Singapore, designed to represent a contemporary architectural expression of stateliness and authority.

View through the bridge.

The colourful Boat Quay, with its eclectic mix of restaurants and alfresco dining and lively bars and pubs, is arguably the favourite place to “chill out” for most professionals and expatriates.

Our new Supreme Court building showcases an abundance of glass in the atriums, skylights and lift shafts, signifying the ideal of transparency in the law.
Our beautiful old Singapore Supreme Court building features Corinthian columns, classical design, and spacious interiors featuring murals by the Italian artist, Cavalieri Rodolfo Nolli. The building consists of four blocks surrounding a central courtyard which houses the circular law library with its significant dome and traveltine columns supporting two balconies on two levels.

A peek at the old and the new.

It is a Boat, a Bus, a DUCK! It is the 1st and only amphibious theme tour attraction in Asia. DUCKtours offers a combined City and Harbour tour without the hassle of switching craft.
There it goes....waddling away for a splashing good time!


JYankee said...

i'D like to try the duck tours! that sounds like fun!

Blur Ting said...

It should be fun. I haven't tried it myself!

The World According to Me said...

Thanks for taking us on a stroll in the city.
Brings back some great memories.