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Traveling Through Time: A Glimpse of Singapore in the Past
09 Aug 2021INSPIRATIONBY SweetEscape

Happy 56th Independence day of Singapore!

Singapore, also known as a city of lions. But more than that, Singapore is such a gorgeous country with hundreds of tall buildings and various cultures that blend in one place. Having several well-known landmarks such as merlion park, the marina bay sands, and garden by the bay, there’s plenty of iconic locations that make it an amazing fusion of past and the future. While we are commemorating the independence day of Singapore, let’s go back in time and reminisce about places in Singapore in the past!

Merlion Park

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As one of the most famous landmarks in Singapore, the Merlion Statue has been open since 1972, and managed to become one of the must-visit places while in Singapore. Now standing near The Fullerton Hotel and looking towards the Marina Bay Sands, did you remember that it was relocated from its original location which was just beside Anderson Bridge?

Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay

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Also known as a durian shaped building, Esplanade is a performance arts center that was officially opened in 2002. Located in the heart of Singapore, in this place, not only can you watch performances but also see exhibitions, join the workshop, and enjoy a meal. Don’t forget to take a bunch of pictures in front of this building because its unique shape can make your photos even more beautiful and memorable!

The Fullerton Hotel

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Located near the Singapore river, The Fullerton Hotel is a five star luxury hotel that is popular among tourists and local people. This building was opened in 1928 and has a lot of facilities including 400 rooms and suites, infinity pool, fitness center, luxury spa, and also five food and beverage outlets. It is also popular for its architectural design that makes it a good spot for taking pictures.

Changi Airport

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As the largest transportation hub in Asia, Changi Airport is a very important place for Singaporeans. Changi airport started its operations in July 1981 and officially opened in December 1981. Since then, Changi has won the World's best airport by SkyTrax for eight consecutive years. In 2019, Jewel Changi Airport, a nature-themed retail complex opened inside Changi airport. In this place you can visit many attractions such as Shiseido forest valley, The rain vortex, and canopy park.


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For those of you who have watched Crazy Rich Asians, you might be familiar with this building. Yep! Chijmes is a heritage building which was first built as a catholic convent in 1852. Although in the present day it is not really used as a convent, you can find a lot of bars, restaurants, cafes, and various other attractions to explore.

In a relatively short time, Singapore has successfully become one of the most developed countries in the world. Despite the advancement, it is amazing to see how Singapore can still preserve its past heritage or culture, and we can still see it through some buildings that exist in Singapore today. Surely, you can capture your beautiful moments in Singapore with SweetEscape. We connect you to a network of local professional photographers in cities around the world who can capture every moment, and your photos will be ready within 48 hours. Wherever you are, you can always #MakeEveryMomentMemorable with SweetEscape!