Raffles Place is the centre of the Financial District of Singapore. It was first planned and developed in the 1820s as Commercial Square to serve as the hub of the commercial zone of Singapore in Raffles Town Plan. It was renamed Raffles Place in 1858 and is now the site of a number of major banks. #LetsExploreSG#SGHeritage#WhatMakesSG
Cloudy S K I E S and #saturday strolls the entire DB household is super thankful it’s the weekend we’re all taking it slow after a [very] long week. A stroll to the local plant nursery and a wander along our main shopping strip seemed just the thing. We’ve chatted to grandparents, made a hearty soup [don’t ask why soup is appropriate in this climate, it just IS when you need home comforts and you’re trying to pretend it’s snuggly weather here when everyone at home is rugged up in jumpers and blankets!] and declared early bedtime for all So thankful for the new connections that have kept me going this week, for the location that we get to live here in Singapore and that weekends are always at the end of hard weeks
A yearly event.. Watching the NDP rehearsal fly pass at Esplanade... (taken wz V30+) #whatmakessg#aloy_ong
Remembering the iconic Rochor Centre (to be demolished from 26 Jun 2018 to make way for expressway)
An elderly engrossed in marking his numbers on the Singapore Pools 4D lottery sheet. Me on the 2nd floor capturing one of the last few wonderful moments of this nostalgic estate.
Thank you for the memories. My hope is that whatever developments that sprout will at least retain all the history and memories of this place for future generations as a keepsake.