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darrensohphoto. Bishan New Town was another of the HDB’s second generation new towns,

Bishan New Town was another of the HDB’s second generation new towns, first conceived in 1979 when the government acquired land that was originally the largest Chinese cemetery in Singapore - the Kwong Wai Siew Peck San Teng (广惠肇碧山亭; Guanghuizhao bishanting), a cemetery that dates back to 1870 meant in the early days for the Cantonese and Hakka community and then later for all Chinese in Singapore. . . In the 1980s, the HDB started developing the cemetery and also resettled the residents from Kampong San Teng and Soon Hock Village, two major villages in the area. . . Bishan New Town was planned as four neighbourhoods - Bishan East (where Junction 8, Sky Habitat and the part of Bishan closest to Toa Payoh is today), Bishan North (the part of Bishan with the ubiquitous terracotta red brick facades joined to Bishan Park), Bishan West (today’s Sin Ming estate) and Shunfu Estate. Shunfu Estate was the first to be completed followed by the rest of Bishan. . . I made this image quite a awhile back from new 30-storey HDB flats in Ang Mo Kio and you can clearly see the red facade walls of the Bishan North blocks. . . Interestingly, despite the fact that Bishan used to be the site of Singapore’s largest Chinese cemetery, it has become really hot in terms of property prices and is now one of the most expensive HDB estates in Singapore. . . . #hdb #publichousing #sgarchitecture #singaporearchitecture #vernacular #vernaculararchitecture #archdaily #archivingsg #architecture #architecturesg #architecturelovers #architecturephotography #architectureporn #sglandscape #sgcityscape #cityscape #landscape #landscapesg #landscapephotography #sonya7rii #sonyalpha #sonyalphaprofessionals #fullframefullon #guardiancities

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jon.kit. Vintage Store in Penang // Fuji Natura 1600

Vintage Store in Penang // Fuji Natura 1600

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darrensohphoto. This is #peoplesparkcomplex #珍珠坊 in #Chinatown #singapore designed by

This is #peoplesparkcomplex #珍珠坊 in #Chinatown #singapore designed by the #designpartnership and completed between 1970 - 1973. It was a project that arose from the #HDB ‘s first government land sales programme and has become an icon of Chinatown. In February this year, the owners started a process looking toward selling the entire building in a collective sale. I am unsure if they have managed to get the mandatory 80% vote in order to move forward but if it does go, it would be a sad day for #architecture and #history for our nation. This image was #shotoniphonexsmax using the #hydraapp which allowed me to turn the #iPhone ‘s camera into a 112mm equivalent telephoto lens. . #beforeitallgoes . . . #megastructure #sgarchitecture #singaporearchitecture #archdaily #archivingsg #architecture #architecturesg #architecturelovers #architecturephotography #architectureporn #enblocfever

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darrensohphoto. When the HDB was first formed in February 1960, it concentrated on bui

When the HDB was first formed in February 1960, it concentrated on building a very typical type of HDB block called the slab block. The slab block was so named because it looked like a slab sitting on the landscape and it came in a few variations. Some slab blocks were angled, while others were curved, but the majority were straight and well, looked like a slab. :) In 1970, the HDB started to introduce a new typology of HDB block called the Point Block. If you live in Singapore, you would have seen one of these at one point or another (pun intended hur hur), and you would be forgiven if you (like I did until a few years ago) assumed that all point blocks contained 5-Room HDB flats of 1 living room, 1 dining room and three bedrooms with 2 toilets and a kitchen. In the late 1970s and 1980s, the HDB started to vary the internal designs and layout of point blocks. For example, blocks 173 (left) and 168(right) Bishan Street 13 are two of only thirteen HDB point blocks in Bishan with four maisonette penthouses per block, making a total of only 52 units of this kind in existence in Bishan. Built between 1986 and 1987, they are now over thirty years old. . . . #hdb #publichousing #sgarchitecture #singaporearchitecture #vernacular #vernaculararchitecture #archdaily #archivingsg #architecture #architecturesg #architecturelovers #architecturephotography #architectureporn #sglandscape #sgcityscape #cityscape #landscape #landscapesg #landscapephotography #sonya7riii #sonyalpha #sonyalphaprofessionals #fullframefullon #guardiancities

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darrensohphoto. Originally an area of rubber plantations and farms, Bukit Panjang (or

Originally an area of rubber plantations and farms, Bukit Panjang (or Long Hill in Malay) was first developed as a HDB Public Housing estate relatively late only in the late 1980s. But once development began, thousands of flats were built. These flats at Jelapang Road in the town were built later in 1998 and the architects from the HDB said that the terraced stepped blocks were inspired by the undulating landscape of the terrain in that area. . . . #bukitpanjang #jelapang #jelapangroad #hdb #publichousing #sgarchitecture #singaporearchitecture #vernacular #vernaculararchitecture #archdaily #archivingsg #architecture #architecturesg #architecturelovers #architecturephotography #architectureporn #sglandscape #sgcityscape #cityscape #landscape #landscapesg #landscapephotography #sonya7riii #sonyalpha #sonyalphaprofessionals #fullframefullon #guardiancities

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darrensohphoto. When the HDB was first formed in February 1960, it concentrated on bui

When the HDB was first formed in February 1960, it concentrated on building a very typical type of HDB block called the slab block. The slab block was so named because it looked like a slab sitting on the landscape and it came in a few variations. Some slab blocks were angled, while others were curved, but the majority were straight and well, looked like a slab. :) In 1970, the HDB started to introduce a new typology of HDB block called the Point Block. If you live in Singapore, you would have seen one of these at one point or another (pun intended hur hur), and you would be forgiven if you (like I did until a few years ago) assumed that all point blocks contained 5-Room HDB flats of 1 living room, 1 dining room and three bedrooms with 2 toilets and a kitchen. And these three blocks here - block 458, 459 and 460 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 10 (all completed in 1980) indeed contain typical 5-Room Improved HDB flats, 4 units a floor, with 24 floors of flats for a total of 96 units a block. They also all have a balcony. All HDB point blocks in Ang Mo Kio are of this typology with little variation (some have balconies some do not). The first point blocks built in the style we are familiar with were blocks 26 and 28 Bendemeer Road. They were completed in 1970 BUT they did not contain five-room flats. Instead, each floor in the point block comprised of - get this - 3x 3-Room flats and 1x 4-Room flat. So while it is true that MOST HDB Point Blocks like the three in this image consisted of 5-Room flats, this is not true for all of them. . . . #hdb #publichousing #sgarchitecture #singaporearchitecture #vernacular #vernaculararchitecture #archdaily #archivingsg #architecture #architecturesg #architecturelovers #architecturephotography #architectureporn #sglandscape #sgcityscape #cityscape #landscape #landscapesg #landscapephotography #angmokio #pointblock #guardiancities

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our.gurkhas. Aswin Moktan (right) at the Bishan Station with his brother when the M

Aswin Moktan (right) at the Bishan Station with his brother when the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) when was launched in 1990 – with only a few stations ready. There was no MRT station near Mount Vernon camp so he decided to visit here. Date: Dec 1990. Photo Collection: Aswin Moktan / SGPM. #Nepal #TheBrigadeOfGurkhas #SingaporeGurkhas #NepalPictureLibrary #ArchivingSG #OurGurkhas #SingaporePoliceForce #GurkhaContingent #GCSPF

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A shot of the old Funan DigitaLife Mall, famous for digital products, in June 2016 just before it was demolished. . Fast forward to 2019, a brand new high-tech Funan (福南) that offers creativity, fun, arts, experiential retail and uses video analytics and facial recognition technology to offer recommendations to shoppers will be up and running very soon, possibly from March. 期待!💥

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darrensohphoto. Bishan New Town was another of the HDB’s second generation new towns,

Bishan New Town was another of the HDB’s second generation new towns, first conceived in 1979 when the government acquired land that was originally the largest Chinese cemetery in Singapore - the Kwong Wai Siew Peck San Teng (广惠肇碧山亭; Guanghuizhao bishanting), a cemetery that dates back to 1870 meant in the early days for the Cantonese and Hakka community and then later for all Chinese in Singapore. . . In the 1980s, the HDB started developing the cemetery and also resettled the residents from Kampong San Teng and Soon Hock Village, two major villages in the area. . . Bishan New Town was planned as four neighbourhoods - Bishan East (where Junction 8, Sky Habitat and the part of Bishan closest to Toa Payoh is today), Bishan North (the part of Bishan with the ubiquitous terracotta red brick facades joined to Bishan Park), Bishan West (today’s Sin Ming estate) and Shunfu Estate. Shunfu Estate was the first to be completed followed by the rest of Bishan. . . This image is one I made at dawn of Bishan North, where you can see the unique architecture of the estate not found in other parts of Singapore as well as a part of Bishan Park, today known as Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park, probably renamed because it forms the boundary line between Bishan and Ang Mo Kio. . . Interestingly, despite the fact that Bishan used to be the site of Singapore’s largest Chinese cemetery, it has become really hot in terms of property prices and is now one of the most expensive HDB estates in Singapore. . . #hdb #publichousing #sgarchitecture #singaporearchitecture #vernacular #vernaculararchitecture #archdaily #archivingsg #architecture #architecturesg #architecturelovers #architecturephotography #architectureporn #sglandscape #sgcityscape #cityscape #landscape #landscapesg #landscapephotography #sonya7riii #sonyalpha #sonyalphaprofessionals #fullframefullon #guardiancities

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darrensohphoto. Bishan New Town was another of the HDB’s second generation new towns,

Bishan New Town was another of the HDB’s second generation new towns, first conceived in 1979 when the government acquired land that was originally the largest Chinese cemetery in Singapore - the Kwong Wai Siew Peck San Teng (广惠肇碧山亭; Guanghuizhao bishanting), a cemetery that dates back to 1870 meant in the early days for the Cantonese and Hakka community and then later for all Chinese in Singapore. . . In the 1980s, the HDB started developing the cemetery and also resettled the residents from Kampong San Teng and Soon Hock Village, two major villages in the area. . . Bishan New Town was planned as four neighbourhoods - Bishan East (where Junction 8, Sky Habitat and the part of Bishan closest to Toa Payoh is today), Bishan North (the part of Bishan with the ubiquitous terracotta red brick facades joined to Bishan Park), Bishan West (today’s Sin Ming estate) and Shunfu Estate. Shunfu Estate was the first to be completed followed by the rest of Bishan. . . I made this image quite a awhile back from the top of Sky Habitat and you can clearly see the red facade walls of the Bishan North blocks. . . Interestingly, despite the fact that Bishan used to be the site of Singapore’s largest Chinese cemetery, it has become really hot in terms of property prices and is now one of the most expensive HDB estates in Singapore. . . #hdb #publichousing #sgarchitecture #singaporearchitecture #vernacular #vernaculararchitecture #archdaily #archivingsg #architecture #architecturesg #architecturelovers #architecturephotography #architectureporn #sglandscape #sgcityscape #cityscape #landscape #landscapesg #guardiancities

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This is #racism, plain and simple. What the fuck, @mcdsg #McDonalds. You are enforcing #privilege via #language and #race. You are #racist. Shame on you. #Fuckyou and your #fucking mass produced #disgusting #HappyMeals. Via @prashant_s #Singapore #ArchivingSg #Mcdsg

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Thanks to everyone who came to my panel discussion today with @joshcomaroff and #KathleenDitzig! Last day to catch the show tomorrow! #HemanChong #stateofmotionsg #Singapore #ArchivingSg #lekkerarchitects Repost from @fostgallery

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darrensohphoto. When the HDB was first formed in February 1960, it concentrated on bui

When the HDB was first formed in February 1960, it concentrated on building a very typical type of HDB block called the slab block. The slab block was so named because it looked like a slab sitting on the landscape and it came in a few variations. Some slab blocks were angled, while others were curved, but the majority were straight and well, looked like a slab. :) In 1970, the HDB started to introduce a new typology of HDB block called the Point Block. If you live in Singapore, you would have seen one of these at one point or another (pun intended hur hur), and you would be forgiven if you (like I did until a few years ago) assumed that all point blocks contained 5-Room HDB flats of 1 living room, 1 dining room and three bedrooms with 2 toilets and a kitchen. However, the first point blocks built in the style we are familiar with were blocks 26 and 28 Bendemeer Road pictured here. They were completed in 1970 BUT they did not contain five-room flats. Instead, each floor in the point block comprised of - get this - 3x 3-Room flats and 1x 4-Room flat. So while it is true that MOST HDB Point Blocks like the three in this image consisted of 5-Room flats, this is not true for all of them. . . . #hdb #publichousing #sgarchitecture #singaporearchitecture #vernacular #vernaculararchitecture #archdaily #archivingsg #architecture #architecturesg #architecturelovers #architecturephotography #architectureporn #sglandscape #sgcityscape #cityscape #landscape #landscapesg #landscapephotography #lavenderestate #Kallang #pointblock #guardiancities #iphoneonly #shotoniphone #shotoniphonexsmax

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Check out my @youtube channel. Search for #AmbientWalking in #YouTube and you'll find me. #HemanChong #Singapore #ArchivingSg #WalkingSg #WalkSg

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Beyond creating beautiful objects and solving problems, design can also help create a more inclusive society, forging closer relationships between people. Two Singapore designers show us how. .. Photographed Eugene & Clara for @singaporemci. Text by In Plain Words. More photos and write-up in the bio link. ·· . . . . . #mcisg #reportage #discoversingapore #discoversg #makeportraits #singaporeportraits #sgig #sginstagram #discoverportrait #portraitsmag #sgphotography #sgphoto #singapore #archivingsg #zainalandzainal #reportage #discoversg #discoversingapore

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jon.kit. Singapore // Kodak Portra

Singapore // Kodak Portra

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jon.kit. Singapore // Kodak Ultramax

Singapore // Kodak Ultramax

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Fire red skies at #mybackyard You know you have scored a goal when the weather is superb hot which means the sunset will be epic. Here's one from the new #HDBs where the old cluster estate from BLK 28 to Blk 32 used to stand.

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Only miss the sun when it starts to snow . . . . . FYP hiatus; back for a while. #BasementSixSeries 3/3 #squareddphotography

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Only need the light when it's burning low . . . . . FYP hiatus; back for a while. #BasementSixSeries 2/3 #squareddphotography

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They are stellar works from our city-state: winners of the President’s Design Award, Singapore’s most prestigious design accolade. Every year, an appointed panel of expert jurors from Singapore and overseas select these designs that are of national significance and creative value to the country. .. Photographed Spaces for @singaporemci. Text by In Plain Words. More photos and write-up in the bio link. ·· . . . . . #mcisg #reportage #discoversingapore #discoversg #makeportraits #singaporeportraits #sgig #sginstagram #discoverportrait #portraitsmag #sgphotography #sgphoto #singapore #archivingsg #zainalandzainal #reportage #discoversg #discoversingapore #spaces #landscapephotography

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寻找 Esplanade . . . . . 呼吸着一种孤独的味道 心跳在你沉默以后慢慢的被淡忘掉 我笑了笑 反正你看不到 我要的幸福 遗落在你怀抱 当爱失了焦 那些最初的美好 早被你搁在一角 街上拥挤人潮 走着看着都是摧眠符号 记忆停不了 穿过读你的心跳 穿过想你的味道 我只想不被打扰 假装多好 我只要 只想要 再拥有一秒 去相信你的拥抱 一直会让我依靠 继续等待 还心甘情愿的不想逃 假装、蔡依玲 #topsekkritninja #nomoapp #instasg #instagramsg #singapore #justgoshoot #createxplore #thecreatorclass #exploresingapore #yoursingapore #unlimitedsingapore #sgarchitecture #archilovers #archigram #lookdown #archiporn #archivingsg #artofvisuals #architexture #whatissingapore #architexture #letsexploresg #yoursingapore #buildings #madaboutsingapore #storyofthestreet #kilogrammerz

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jon.kit. Singapore // Kodak Ultramax

Singapore // Kodak Ultramax

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Why can't a #person be more than one #thing at the #sametime? It's #2019. Please stop with these #binaries. #Decolonise not #Recolonise. Please la. #Raffles #ACM #asiancivilisationsmuseum #Singapore #ArchivingSg Photo by @renee_martine

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Only know you've been high when you're feeling low . . . . . FYP hiatus; back for a while. #BasementSixSeries 1/3. #squareddphotography

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darrensohphoto. Originally an area of rubber plantations and farms, Bukit Panjang (or

Originally an area of rubber plantations and farms, Bukit Panjang (or Long Hill in Malay) was first developed as a HDB Public Housing estate relatively late only in the late 1980s. But once development began, thousands of flats were built. These flats at Jelapang Road in the town were built later in 1998 and the architects from the HDB said that the terraced stepped blocks were inspired by the undulating landscape of the terrain in that area. . . . #bukitpanjang #jelapang #jelapangroad #hdb #publichousing #sgarchitecture #singaporearchitecture #vernacular #vernaculararchitecture #archdaily #archivingsg #architecture #architecturesg #architecturelovers #architecturephotography #architectureporn #sglandscape #sgcityscape #cityscape #landscape #landscapesg #landscapephotography #sonya7riii #sonyalpha #sonyalphaprofessionals #fullframefullon #guardiancities

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darrensohphoto. Originally an area of rubber plantations and farms, Bukit Panjang (or

Originally an area of rubber plantations and farms, Bukit Panjang (or Long Hill in Malay) was first developed as a HDB Public Housing estate relatively late only in the late 1980s. But once development began, thousands of flats were built. These flats at Jelapang Road in the town were built later in 1998 and the architects from the HDB said that the terraced stepped blocks were inspired by the undulating landscape of the terrain in that area. . . . #bukitpanjang #jelapang #jelapangroad #hdb #publichousing #sgarchitecture #singaporearchitecture #vernacular #vernaculararchitecture #archdaily #archivingsg #architecture #architecturesg #architecturelovers #architecturephotography #architectureporn #sglandscape #sgcityscape #cityscape #landscape #landscapesg #landscapephotography #sonya7riii #sonyalpha #sonyalphaprofessionals #fullframefullon #guardiancities

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