14) Where is your Tunnel of Memories?

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If you asked around the locals about this pedestrian tunnel, they will concur with a smile of contentment.  This is a well-known pedestrian tunnel connecting Queen Elizabeth Walk (Esplanade Park) to Empress Place.  Apart from crossing over on the Fullerton Road that leads to Anderson Bridge, this is a leisure way to enjoy the beauty of the Singapore River.  In the past, it’s a park where families spent their weekend on.  Couples holding hands, dress up like super stars in their bell-bottom pants meet up in the park.  Gone were those days, where happy couples, groups of youngsters, families with kids gathered around on weekend in this memorable park of pride.  It leaves good memories in most children in the 60s/70s.

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On top of the tunnel is Anderson Bridge, a famous local landmark visited by countless.

tunnel 03

The concrete parapet wall remains the same standing under the rain and sun unlike the landscape of Esplanade Park that has changed tremendously.

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It is quite amazing to see those trees still standing green and lavish while those who once saw them were long gone…

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This is my tunnel of memories, where is yours?

19 thoughts on “14) Where is your Tunnel of Memories?

    Rexlin Victor said:
    December 11, 2012 at 1:45 am

    Beautiful Information!!

    The Scales of Time said:
    December 11, 2012 at 3:28 am

    Nicely done Sydney, I always enjoy coming back to your blog and post. Thanks for sharing the beauty of Singapore.

      Sydney Fong responded:
      December 11, 2012 at 10:46 am

      Thanks! “born in Bermuda, a dual citizen of England and the US”. You are such a special man!
      I am sure with your interesting background, your Blog will stand out from the rest!
      And thank you for visiting my Blog, and if you interested in Feng Shui, stay tune!

        The Scales of Time said:
        December 11, 2012 at 2:58 pm

        I look forward to your post on Feng Shui, bring peace and order to disorder. Sounds akin to Chaos Theory, Deconstructing to reconstruct.

        Sydney Fong responded:
        December 11, 2012 at 4:06 pm

        :)

    kelihasablog said:
    December 11, 2012 at 6:45 am

    That is very cool! :D

      Sydney Fong responded:
      December 11, 2012 at 10:27 am

      yes, is cooling too! :)

    qiquan said:
    December 11, 2012 at 9:25 am

    I like the design of the tunnel that is near the Fort Canning Park, was excellently designed withe stairs spiral up, and good texture of the walls and the floor. This is the only highest quality of work, design, and arts in every aspect that I have seen in Singapore.

    kc

      Sydney Fong responded:
      December 11, 2012 at 10:36 am

      Yes, agree! I went there several years ago, I remember I was stuck in the rain and it must be god’s will! I discover this land of Serenity. Thanks qiquan!

    under the skies of arkansas said:
    December 11, 2012 at 9:50 am

    i wonder if you can ride a bicycle threw that tunnel

    The Other Side of Ugly said:
    December 11, 2012 at 12:42 pm

    Don’t have a personal tunnel yet, will get right on it-:) I love your tunnel photos

    Leo said:
    December 11, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    I still remember going under the Woolwich tunnel in the UK with my Grandmother. Sometimes we would use the Ferry but it was quicker by tunnel. I don`t think I would try it now as it has become a muggers paradise. Those were the days you felt safe, or was it just the faith of youth and being with your grandmother?

      Sydney Fong responded:
      December 11, 2012 at 4:41 pm

      I believe both counts! Is just like me, a naive boy and a mountain dad! But all has gone, left a tunnel of memories, at least!

    Dilip said:
    December 12, 2012 at 12:05 am

    Great shots and a creative theme! Cheers Sydney! :)

      Sydney Fong responded:
      December 12, 2012 at 12:24 am

      Thanks Dilip! I wish I could as good as you one day! :)

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