25) Where is this place ?

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Labrador Park Pt 2

Walking towards the left of the Park, the scene of an inviting island over the other side of the sea greets you with open arm.  This is the western side of Sentosa Island, Ford Siloso is lush by the den and greenish forest.

There is an machine gun post built during the British colonial era and is meant to protect the coastal shore.  Thus, any attempt to assail the main island will acquire a heavy cost.

There is also a restoration of Dragon’s Teeth Gate.  According to the provided introduction, Dragon’s Teeth Gate was famously known as “Batu Berlayer” or “Sailing Rocks” among the local Malays.
In 1349, A Chinese Historian Wang Da Yuan described in his article, “the straits between the two hills, Temasek (old name of Singapore) looks like Dragon’s Teeth, this is how the name was derived.
In 1405, the great Navigator, Zhen Hē sail passed Temasek using his navigation chart with Dragon’s Teeth Gate as one of the landmark.

In 1819, the first resident of Singapore, William Farquhar found a deep harbour at the site and named it Keppel Harbour.  Subsequently, the British blew up Dragon’s Teeth Gate to widen Keppel Harbour.  Fortunately, this historical scene was saved by an artist name J T Thomas with his brush of paint.

As you saunter along the curve boundary of the Park, you catch a good glimpse of The Reflections Apartments and the delighted Star Cruise Virgo waving and welcoming you on board.

6 thoughts on “25) Where is this place ?

    mixedupmeme said:
    September 28, 2012 at 5:57 am

    Thank you for the lovely tour and links. And I enjoyed the music you have provided for listening as I read some of the information. ( I listened twice. 🙂 )

      Sydney Fong responded:
      September 28, 2012 at 10:38 am

      so thanks and thanks again !

    butimbeautiful said:
    September 28, 2012 at 7:17 pm

    I have no idea!

      Sydney Fong responded:
      September 28, 2012 at 7:39 pm

      This Park is at southern part of Singapore, opposite Sentosa resort, if you come to Singapore please remember to drop by, and thanks for viewing my post, cheers1

    Alex Autin said:
    September 29, 2012 at 12:16 am

    Singapore is definitely on my list, and now even more so! Beautiful!

    Also, really nice music.

    Sydney Fong responded:
    September 29, 2012 at 12:51 am

    Thanks Alex,Singapore is a perfect place for rest and relax, thanks for stopping by, cheers!

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