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Old December 2nd, 2003, 12:58 PM   #1
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National Theatre

The National Theatre....... this is one building that should have stayed....... http://ourstory.asia1.com.sg/neatstu.../concrete.html
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Old December 2nd, 2003, 01:09 PM   #2
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The Van Kleef Aquarium is gone ,too.

Used to go there a lot when I was little.
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Old December 2nd, 2003, 01:12 PM   #3
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Yeah, I still remember we've got some photos of my mum carrying me just outside the aquarium.
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Old December 2nd, 2003, 01:18 PM   #4
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I remember it's rather small ,built very close to the slope.There are 3 levels ,I think.

The aquariums start from the waist level ,all along the corridor ,inside the corridors ,the only lighting comes from the aquariums.
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Old December 2nd, 2003, 02:22 PM   #5
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I recall it had a striking design..anyone have any pics of it?
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Old December 2nd, 2003, 03:41 PM   #6
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When I was driven by this place as a kid...i actually found it spooky thanks to the diamonds and the lack of human life around it!
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Old December 2nd, 2003, 03:54 PM   #7
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Old December 2nd, 2003, 03:57 PM   #8
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Hmm..I dont remember this but I definitely remember the Van Kleef aquarium...
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That IS the Van Kleef!
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Old December 2nd, 2003, 04:01 PM   #10
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That IS the Van Kleef!
so whats that structure with those diamond patterns on the exterior?!

I'm really hazy but I believe it was located opposite Liang Court
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Old December 2nd, 2003, 04:07 PM   #11
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On the left side of the picture.

Here's a clearer pic.
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Old December 2nd, 2003, 04:12 PM   #12
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??? The National theatre is no where in your pictures! The diamonds are nothing like the one you showed!!
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Old December 2nd, 2003, 04:14 PM   #13
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This is the one!!

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Ahh thank you huaiwei! It jolts my memories
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??? The National theatre is no where in your pictures! The diamonds are nothing like the one you showed!!
Those are the only pictures of tne Van Kleef I can find.




Here you go!
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Old December 2nd, 2003, 04:19 PM   #16
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Ahh thank you huaiwei! It jolts my memories
You sound so old.... ....now dosent it look scary to a kid who thinks it looks like an evil castle?
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You sound so old.... ....now dosent it look scary to a kid who thinks it looks like an evil castle?
LOL..I only have a fleeeeeeting memory of it..and I believe it was already slated for demolition by then. Those diamonds look like fangs though
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Old December 3rd, 2003, 01:19 PM   #18
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It's open air?
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Old December 3rd, 2003, 01:22 PM   #19
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It's open air?
Yeah....which Singaporean will want to keep one like this when aircon culture has caught on so badly?

Anyway....I heard the building had to be removed thanks to the tunneling for the CTE, or because it became structurally unsound, or both factors are related?
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Old December 3rd, 2003, 01:35 PM   #20
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No wonder my parents said they had to climb Mt Faber to watch "Lu Lu" when they could'nt afford the tickets.

btw, that has been a mystery to me since my mum told me about it.
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