Sunday, August 05, 2007

Old Hill Street Police Station

This is one of Singapore's older buildings. It used to be a police station in 1930s; it is now home to the ministries of information, communication & arts. I love the colourful window panes!

19 comments:

mookuthi said...

wow, the colorful windows do look pretty!! how are you settling in?

Kanishka Agiwal said...

Oh it looks wonderful!! Quite toy like. :)

Moi said...

very cute..it has that colorful Christmas toy look to it!!!!! :)

Radha said...

Mookuthi, Kanishka, Moi,
It does look like a cute Lego building. Its declared a national monument here.

Jas Bhambra said...

I took a lot of similar pictures in Ottawa in July. Beautiful old buildings...gives the city a fairy tale like character.

As well, in St Johns, Newfoundland, the downtown old houses are a part of the hertiage now and cannot be renovated into newer styles neither canthey be demolished to build commericial or residential complexes. Why I am talking of them is because they all are painted with beautiful bright colors just like the windows in the other picture.

Moi said...

Jas, why dont we get to see them on your blog..it's never too late to post a few pics up :)

AlterinG Abhishek said...

hey! lovely!

all the wonderful window colors are maintained so well too!!

..
my sis- in law is also coming for a short two day visit ..( next week)
any suggestions where she can go around easily!
( can u mail back.. :)..)

if i am not asking too much...

kaya said...

How beautiful. Like jewel encrusted window frames.
Was it like that when it a Police station?
So, aap pohanch gayee. How are you setlling in?

Megster said...

To echo Moi, it's really cute! Reading your S'pore posts makes me want to visit the place!! Have you found a place yet?

J said...

Pics remind me of lego building blocks.

Moi said...

Hey radha, we'd love to have a post

here goes the id : team.semantica@gmail.com

looking fwd to it :)

Radha said...

Jas,
If you have the pictures, they should be on your blog :)

Abhishek,
I sent you some tourist information, hope it helps!

Kaya,
Hi there! We're settling in fine; thank you! I guess the building wasnt this colourful back then. But this city does really take care of its historical buildings!

Meghna,
So when are you visiting us???!!

J,
I thought the same thing when I saw the building!

Moi,
Thanks! Have emailed you already! :)

Moi said...

it's up girl....:)

Keshi said...

OMG i've never seen such a colorful building b4. LOVELY!

Keshi.

der Bergwind said...

colors of life - reflections...
wonderful snap that!!

Sharmi said...

Hi Radha, seems like your are enjoying Singapore in full swing. Did you like it better than Dubai? How are things at your end? sorry I was not able to make it to your blog regularly.

Radha said...

Keshi, Der Bergwind,
Thank you :)

Sharmi,
Hi there! We're settling in fine in Sngapore. We miss Dubai a lot; but then its thrilling to be able to start off again in a new city :)

Kishor Cariappa said...

I am sure the law-breakers would feel at home in that police station :)

Radha said...

Kishor,
Hi, how have you been?