A Total TaiTai Tale

Tale of a Total TaiTai who was in Beijing & Beyond and is now in Singapore & Surroundings!

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Am I buying or am I selling? 😂

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This photo had absolutely nothing to do with the Light To Night Festival, except for the fact it’s light and it’s night!

The Capitol Theatre was just around the corner and I’ve been wanting to take a picture of the Art Deco facade for a while but I seem to always be in the neighborhood during the day and it’s not quite the same.

So voila…. another tick on my Ta-Da list

NB: a Ta-Da list is a list you make after you have completed something vs the To-Do list where you write things you need to complete in the future…. the Ta-Da list is way more satisfying 😂

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31-May-2022: D-19 before departure

I was lucky to be invited to an event at the Capitol Theater soon after I arrived in Singapore. The inside building is gorgeous.

Capitol Theatre boasts a neoclassical architecture designed by British architects Keys and Dowdeswell and built by Messrs Brossard and Mopin, starting with the construction of its foundation in mid 1929. Conceived as a theatre and cinema, the building’s general plan, seating arrangements and even lighting was inspired by New York’s famed Roxy Theatre. The architecture was remarkable for its time with the theatre’s roof able to slide open to create more ventilation.

Architecture in Singapore is a treat for the eyes, where Peranakan shophouses are next to futuristic buildings. Every street corners can hide a little gems.

Pocket of Art Deco buildings from the 1920s & 1930s (Tiong Bahru is a prime example of streamlined modern, a late development of the Art Deco movement), International Style from the 1950s to 1970s (usually seen in public housing), Brutalist Style from the 1970s (like Pearl Bank Apartments, People’s Park Complex or Golden Miles). From the 1980s a proliferation of what might be called ‘modern tropical’ architecture, or neo-tropical architecture. Like many other global cities, the Singapore government consciously launched in the late 1990s, a drive to develop ‘iconic’ landmarks in the city to strengthen the Singapore brand identity.

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~~~Just a little FYI So for my last 200 days in Singapore I have decided to reblog, in no special order, a post from the 6 years I will have spent on the Little Red Dot. PS: you will then get 2 posts a day!!~~~

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