23 Aug '12, 4am

@eisen @chewlink @gracechua

@eisen @chewlink @gracechua

Horsburgh Lighthouse was erected in 1851, and is probably one of the oldest structures (or the oldest) in Singapore that hasn't been demolished, or converted for a purpose other than that for which it was built. That is, to house an Ah Beng who likes to high beam passing ships. Oops. Did I say "in Singapore"? We'll know in a few days . As for other old buildings in Singapore which have retained their original purposes, I can think of St Andrews Cathe­dral , built in 1861, the Istana , built in 1867, Raffles Hotel , built in 1899, and City Hall , com­pleted in 1929 (but which will be con­verted into a museum by 2012). I’d like to have added the Armenian Church on Hill Street, built in 1832, a.k.a. the Apostolic Church of St Gregory the Illuminator , but it's purpose as an Armen­ian Ortho­dox Church ceased when the last ordained Armenian -Singaporean priest retired in the 19...

Full article: http://miyagi.sg/2007/11/horsburgh-lighthouse-and-other-s...

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Beautiful Jiufen Old Street, Taiwan

Beautiful Jiufen Old Street, Taiwan

iamthewitch.com 25 Aug '12, 11am

After dinner, we walked back the same way we entered, heading towards the bus stop to go back to Keelung. But before that,...