An Update From the Field: Singapore

After two weeks in Singapore I have finally found time to write a brief post about this city where I now live.  While most people that visit this city-state know it for its food, there is much more to Singapore than eating.  Below are a few photos from my explorations of the city and from around my new work place, the National University School of Design and Environment.  Enjoy!

- Melissa

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“The Merchants of Singapore,” along the Singapore River.  A series of sculptures by Italian artist, now Singapore resident and my neighbor, Michele Righetti.

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Projects by undergraduate architecture students at the National University of Singapore.

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Sunset over Boat Quake in the Central Business District (CBD) of Singapore.

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The offices of Singapore’s Ministry of Information, Communication and The Arts. Originally this building housed the Old Hill Street Police Station (OHSPS) constructed in 1934. It was transformed into the more colorful MICA building in 2000.

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A mural at the NUS School of Design and Environment.

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Large solar powered fans to cool pedestrians.

Model of the Marina Bay area, a section of new development near the CBD built on reclaim land.

Marina Bay Mall, with plants growing in the window.

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