Landscape Photographer from the South West of Western Australia

Singapore – Arab St – 30 years ago and today.

Still scanning our 30 year old negatives. Some places (eg Brunei, Singapore, Borneo) have changed dramatically since then, others haven’t changed for hundreds of years (eg Tower of London!). The technology today that is available is incredible. Here is a shot of Arab St in Singapore taken 30 years ago ( a 2 image stitch because I actually took 2 overlapping shots not knowing one day I could stitch them!). I thought I would check out the same location in Google Earth Liveview , and found that although the 1982 building had disappeared, the architectural style has been preserved. Unfortunately the “character” in the original has gone, perhaps for the better, perhaps not.

24 Arab St, Singapore in 1982

24 Arab St, Singapore in 1982


24 Arab St Today (Courtesy Google Earth Liveview)

24 Arab St Today (Courtesy Google Earth Liveview)

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4 responses

  1. Annette

    I prefer the old style!

    May 10, 2012 at 11:12 am

    • So do I but then I don’t have to live there like they did in 1982!

      May 10, 2012 at 3:04 pm

  2. kuramancreative

    I wondered how you got that panorama back then. It looks so similar to the old building I thought it was the same building cleaned up and rendered. What that shop needs is more baskets.

    May 10, 2012 at 5:14 pm

    • The old building didn’t look structurally sound enough to just clean up. It had a tree growing from the roof of the verandah! I think it is a brand new building in the same style.

      May 10, 2012 at 5:28 pm

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