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Old September 1st, 2005, 10:20 AM   #1
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Scenery along "new" walking routes...

I dunno what got into me today. Just took any bus... and see where the bus takes me to... alighted at amber rd and decided to walk... starting from amber gardens to tanjong katong rd then along mountbatten rd... results: 2 painful blisters...

These old private apartments/condos are taken along Amber Gardens. Not too sure what are their names. But, they have their own unique style.








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Some old houses seen along the way...





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These pictures are different angles of the same house. I quite like it. Like a smaller version of Goodwood Park hotel.







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Old September 1st, 2005, 10:59 AM   #4
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Another house that looks like a mini-goodwood park hotel


Closer


The houses along Mountbatten Rd are usually big and have a big garden. Thus, some are converted into kindergartens or similar like the Eton House.


I'll go take a nap first... there are more to post. :p
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Old September 1st, 2005, 12:06 PM   #5
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Beautiful houses!

I like those with the Goodwood-style....I have some pics of those myself

Its quite interesting to see different areas of Singapore outside the city, post more!
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Old September 1st, 2005, 12:14 PM   #6
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O my Lord, hyacynthus, I could kiss you!

What a great instinct you had to wander forth by bus into that unknown part of the world of Singapore and coming back to us with such beautiful pictures of such lovely buildings!

It's good to know that they are still around, and I hope they'll NEVER appear on any "threatened" list.

Btw, I also like (hey, more than like) the modern buildings you show at the beginning.
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Old September 1st, 2005, 12:31 PM   #7
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i like the condominium with sharp edges. its similar to the edge (or something) by moshe safdie at newton / cairnhill, except older, and four sided.

@whose homepage
actually, its a pretty known place :p depends on where one lives i guess.


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did you see the SCGlobal project?
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Old September 1st, 2005, 01:01 PM   #8
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Thanks RC, WH and heirloom for the comments.

Yes, I saw the SCGlobal signboard and site. Took some pics of the house on this huge site too. post later...


Going for dinner now... will post more later.
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Old September 1st, 2005, 01:26 PM   #9
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its another side of Singapore that i've not seen before... like the 1st and 2nd pic, the balcony in the 2nd pic are like some disposable bowls being stuck to the units... and those old houses, hope it stays for as long as it would...
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I would love to see what SCGlobal designs for that new project

@WH, indeed this is a rather nice area in Singapore, slightly east of the city, where there
are lots of houses, besides flats. In the past, these were located near the beach, until the land reclamation works started.

The original airport was also located nearby, and Mountbatten Rd was named after this man.
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@RafflesCity
erm... I think they are selling 5 land parcels.

anyway, back to the houses... it's very slow uploading these pics to imageshack.










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Found 2 pretty houses which are currently unoccupied... Some renovation and landscaping would spruce up the place.







Another unoccupied house...








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i think its more likely scglobal is developing 5 gorgeous houses than selling 5 plots of land.. i wonder how much the two seemingly abandoned houses are worth.. why isnt anyone buying?
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Now... after the unoccupied house above, I saw the site which SCGlobal has acquired.

Can tell where the site is?


Closeups on the house






The Front Gate
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Old September 1st, 2005, 04:38 PM   #15
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i think its more likely scglobal is developing 5 gorgeous houses than selling 5 plots of land.. i wonder how much the two seemingly abandoned houses are worth.. why isnt anyone buying?
Just for info, SCGlobal bought the Chan's Ville (FH) from Dr Chan Ah Kow last year at $11 million which work out to be $200psf/land.

If you see the signboard, it stated 5 land parcels.
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oh ok.. chan ah kow...?!

i wonder why they'd put their company name up for 5 plots of land.. maybe they'd work with individual buyers on what they like. hope something marvellous comes up
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Woah, Hya!!!!

The black house looks very Addams-family!
Looks like time for me to post pics.....
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Old September 2nd, 2005, 10:40 AM   #18
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I'll also post the pics here into the mansions thread.











Interesting ornamentation
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Old September 2nd, 2005, 02:50 PM   #19
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hmmm... rather weird combination (refering to Sin Hoe Hotel). elephant with pig ears? dragon head with fish body? I wonder... who approves it.
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hrmm... never looked that closely.. merdragon, elepig. potential stb mascots.
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