Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Peep into the former Supreme Court and City Hall building
I had the pleasure to visit the former Supreme Court and City Hall building for a couple of times the last weekend. These two buildings are two national monuments with rich history.
Last Saturday, I had the pleasure to watch a premiere screening of Victric Thng's Elegy for a Matron as well as the charming Hong Kong classic film Moon Over Malaya that was filmed in the 1950s in Singapore and Malaya. I was most fascinated when I caught glimpses of Clifford Pier and many parts of good old Singapore in the 1950s.
My other fascination was the milo van that dispenses milo beverage. Somehow, milo beverage from the milo van just simply taste extra good compared to the milo beverage that I mix and brew on my own. I wonder what was the secret behind the extra-tasty milo beverage from the milo van?
I was on duty volunteering on 9 and 10 Oct 2010 so I did not get much chance to have a detailed tour of the City Hall and former Supreme Court building. Thankfully, as part of the volunteer training, I had the privilege to get a guided tour of the former Supreme Court building and the City Hall Chamber way before last weekend's Open House event. I marvelled at the large spaces of the former Supreme Court building. Admittedly, I have a liking for most buildings that were built before World War II.
Many thanks to the National Art Gallery Singapore for making the Open House possible. Due to popular demand, one can still visit and tour the former Supreme Court and City Hall building this weekend (16 and 17 Oct 2010). Self-guided tours are available for those who have yet to register, from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Be prepared to head for these two national monuments this weekend, before they undergo transformation into the National Art Gallery Singapore.
For more information, please see: http://nationalartgallery.sg/openhouse/the-event/