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Old vs New

Over the weekend I was exploring the island and was so thrilled to stumble upon
this scene from 'Old Singapore'...was instantly CHARMED*
Such an extremely rare sight to be captured these days! You know...
old buildings/shops continue to be replaced with new developments in here;
Singapore is one rapid changing developed country!

~take a look at the new Singapore:
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~Woweee...Amazzzing view right?
Certainly anyone would marvel at the obvious progress!
However, I feel somehow a little sad that 'change is inevitable'.
The original 'old charming Singapore' scenes are almost gone...or going?
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~XOXO*
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-Photo: Old Singapore by me & Modern Singapore found via

29 comments:

Jill said...

Yes, Amazing!!

Ren- Lady Of The Arts said...

Great before and after! I agree I love the old but there is such an element of excitement with the new!

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

Just an amazing city.... Happy Monday!

Diana Mieczan said...

Such an amazing photos...That city looks amazing:)
Have a wonderful Monday my dear!

Diana Mieczan said...

Fantastic photos...That city is so special...Have a wonderful Monday,sweetie

SabinePsynopsis said...

Incredible pictures! There must be pockets where the 'old life' is surviving, no? It would be sad if all the traditional things just disappear. xoxo

Jenny said...

woww the change is so dramatic! i also love the old authentic look as well when i visit different countries, so in some ways the change is pretty sad :(

sarahowens said...

It always makes me sad when we lose the character of the "old." Yet I so thrive on the excitement of the "new" too. Hmmmmmm, dilemma.

Fantastic photos my dear!

Jan said...

Looks amazing.
I feel less and less like moving with the times.
Think I'm turning into an old fogey.
And may I say again - thanks for sharing your trip.
xxx

Kwana said...

Amazing pictures. I know how you feel with the old vs. new. I feel the same with New York.

Kwana said...

Amazing pictures. I know how you feel with the old vs. new. I feel the same with New York.

The Cottage Cheese said...

Nice capture of the "Old Singapore". It's a beautiful, bustling city! Though I do wonder if the older generation feels a sort of sadness sometimes about modernity...

Shaddy said...

All I can say is INCREDIBLE. I've just got to get out more!

Kristin said...

That's kinda how I feel about Tampa. It's just a different city now.

Style Porn said...

Holy moly! That's a whole lot of electricity! I don't think we have any cities that can compare in the states...we are quickly becoming irrelevant.

Style Porn said...

Holy moly! That's a whole lot of electricity! I don't think we have any cities that can compare in the states...we are quickly becoming irrelevant.

me melodia said...

innovation v. classic

what a struggle.

I was gobsmacked by these photos. :)

S and O said...

Amazzzzzzzing indeed!
These are beautiful pictures :)

xoxo
Olivia

Dancing Branflake said...

And can you imagine what Singapore will look like in twenty years? Crazy!

Leah said...

wowwowowowowowowowow. that is a serious cityscape!

Karena said...

The new Singapore is so elegant and sophiticated. I am sure that the areas of old world charm can be found though!

Karena
Art by Karena

Len♥reNeverM♥re said...

I'm sure Karena,
just a rare sight~ i'm sure...

Thank you everyone!
xo*

house 09 said...

yes, that is sad... but this last pic is surreal!

Saving Capulet said...

oh wow! i just have to save some photos lenore! they took my breath away! the old view is charming indeed but the city ones with the bright lights and night sky took my breath away!

Ashleigh said...

Wow, amazing photos! So full of life!

Kitty Stampede said...

i love the old parts of the city when i travel so much more. they have charm that newer architecture doesn`t.
it`s still cool looking but just not as special as the older part!!

Sam said...

I'm a real sucker for a twinkly sky line, but yes the old needs to be preserved too I agree.

Emma Jade said...

gosh those pictures are breathtaking!

Heather Taylor said...

The view is gorgeous indeed! I like the old world photo too...and your new header is fab.