No more racing on Race Course Road

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Race Course Road was named after the old racecourse at Farrer Park built in 1842.  It was the recreation hub for Europeans in the past and it also created jobs opportunity for the early settlers from Java and India.

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While some buildings gives ways for the new.  The present Race Course Road has many up and coming commercial buildings coming along the way.  But some prefer to sit still just like the Leong San See Temple(龙山寺) which was built in 1917.  It was popular with many Chinese immigrants who came here to offer their prayers.

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Just like the Heng Fo Buddhist Temple (恒佛寺).

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This historical building, “Temple of 1000 Lights” was reconstructed in 1930s with a changed of zinc roof to wood shelter.

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Public housing serves as changes of an era.


7 thoughts on “No more racing on Race Course Road

    sarahlouisek said:
    May 19, 2013 at 8:56 am

    Geez, even the public housing is pretty!

      Sydney Fong responded:
      May 19, 2013 at 10:20 pm

      Thanks, Sarah! You know most of the Singaporean stay in public housing, thought I can’t afford to own private property but still,
      I’m happy and feel so proud about the 4 walls and 1 roof! 🙂

    tchistorygal said:
    May 19, 2013 at 5:50 pm

    Everything looks so spotless, and immaculately maintained. Did you photoshop out all of the ugliness? Isn’t there any place less than perfect where you live, Sydney? I’m in awe and echo Sarah’s thought! 🙂

      Sydney Fong responded:
      May 19, 2013 at 10:36 pm

      Haha! Swear no Photoshop! Is just happen I brought all dirt behind the scene and also the cleaner just finish his job!
      Again, no Photoshop! I hate Photoshop, haha! 🙂

        tchistorygal said:
        May 20, 2013 at 1:22 am

        Oh Sydney, my fun friend, I love Photoshop! But I love your pictures more knowing that they have not been touched by Photoshop. That makes them even more amazing! 🙂

        Sydney Fong responded:
        May 20, 2013 at 9:41 pm

        I don’t know why, till now, Photoshop is the best in the Galaxy,! Haha! 🙂

        tchistorygal said:
        May 21, 2013 at 1:47 am

        hahaha 🙂

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