From the Car Window: Bras Basar Road, Victoria Street & Stamford Road

The Singapore Art Museum that used to be the former St Joseph’s Institution.

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This was where the old MPH used to be. One of the very first bookstores in Singapore that was a treat to go to in the 70’s.

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The Chijmes building at Victoria Street. The convent where my aunts studied now transformed into a fancy dining place.

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Love the trees.

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Especially those with the yellow tinged leaves and black bark. The contrast is stunning.

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More of Chijmes

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This this was the old fire station.

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And this is the Stamp museum.

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Blogging about my daily life in Singapore helps with my mid life crisis.
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11 Responses to From the Car Window: Bras Basar Road, Victoria Street & Stamford Road

  1. Al says:

    What’s the building in pic.3 called? I was walked along its corridor some time ago, and all the shops are closed, but they have some famous celebs/athletes handprints still hung on the pillars. 🙂 I wonder if the upgrade of the building will result in those handprints being removed….

  2. 365days2play says:

    The fire station is still in operation even though it looks like a relic! There is even a civil defence museum in there. You should go check it out. I meant to, but I never got down to doing it even though my office was so close!

  3. whatsaysyou says:

    Wow, cool pictures, bookjunkie. Have you been inside the Singapore Art Museum yet? Anyway, keep it up

  4. Kaho says:

    Wow, I thought Chijmes was a church and then saw that it has shops and bars! How cool!! I think I have been to Chijmes, but I am not sure… Last time I went to Singapore was in 2006. The photos are lovely as always!! Singapore looks so neat, clean and organized and it looks even more beautiful now I live in Jakarta. Jakarta has its own charm, but the city that is so close to Singapore can be so different!

  5. If only they hadn’t used it for development, I could have studied in that pretty architecture 🙂 when it was used by CHIJ. Very very long history. It used to be an orphanage for people to drop off unwanted baby girls 😦

    Nice and clear photos by the way! I’m surprise it’s possible to take such clear photos in a moving vehicle! haha Or maybe my boyfriend drives too fast :/

    • bookjunkie says:

      Thanks 🙂 Yeah it’s a bit hard to take when the car is moving fast. The clearer ones are mostly from when the car slows down near a traffic light.

      I had no idea it was an orphanage. I wonder what became of all those baby girls.

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