This is the second lot of photographs that I took at night.
Here is St. Andrew’s Cathedral. Looks like a rocket ready to take off. St. Andrew was an interesting character. I didnt know he was the brother of St. Peter or that Andrew means manly or valorous. St. Peter is for Rome and St. Andrew is for Constantinople, eh?
I loved this. Now this is wonderful. See the different languages? English, Filipino, Bhasa Indonesia, Little Myanmar. So many different languages, same old God. There is something called as a New Life Service. Not clear what this is all about. Very nice.
Nice imagery and connections with the batteries, mobile phone, sms and instant messaging. Talk about being on the ball with modern technology.
Keeping on walking, here’s the main entrance to the Cathedral. I think.
A lovely little building on the corner. Capital Building. One of the first air conditioned buildings in Singapore. At this moment, I believe nobody is in the building but its meant to be conserved. Nice one.
Crossing the road into Raffles City. This was in front of it and says, “would that i could infuse into the institution a portion of that spirit and soul by which I would have it animated, as easily as I endow it with lands, &c.” Thomas Stamford Raffles, 23rd April 1823. Raffles was the founder of Singapore. Interesting connections, he started work at the East India Company. Some more snippets. He was the person responsible for changing the way Indonesians drove, previously the Dutchmen drove on the right and he moved this to the left. Which is why they drive on the left. Fascinating totally amazing, what a man. The history of formation of Singapore is amazing.
The man had huge vision, energy and amazing dedication. At this site, he laid the foundation stone of a building called as The Institution which would basically educate and research into the languages and cultures of the region back in 1835. Then renamed as Raffles Institution.
And then moving to the right, this is the Civilian War Memorial in the memory of civilians killed by the Japanese. Thousands of Chinese were killed. This was constructed in 1967. There are 4 pillars, representing the Chinese, Malay, Indian and other races. Fascinating, eh? The remains of the unidentified war victims are buried below this monument. How poignant as well.
Couple of more views of this fascinating monument.
Peeking around the monument at the skyscrapers. The next is the last one where I see the cenotaph, the Indian War memorial and then back at the hotel.