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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 29 Jan 2014 11:20 pm

You are going to have to limit your uploads to no more than 650 wide resolution as you are cutting all the text on the right margin due to the photo widths being too wide. (that's why my flip flopped earlier post had something like 8 edits trying to find the right width without causing the frame to clip the text part of the posts.

Your second post you posted some time ago in another thread, but I can't remember where and when. :-(

The first one, is it Selegie Road opposite the Peace Centre?

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Postby PNGMK » Fri, 31 Jan 2014 10:08 am

I loved Singers back then... not so sure now.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 31 Jan 2014 11:16 am

Here is an old one from Clifford pier looking towards the GPO (Fullerton Building) and bumboats. You can see Shaw Tower on the right (corner of Middle Road & Beach Road).

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Postby JR8 » Fri, 31 Jan 2014 11:16 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Your second post you posted some time ago in another thread, but I can't remember where and when. :-(

The first one, is it Selegie Road opposite the Peace Centre?


Right you are re: format, and noted, I'd forgotten about the format limitations/issues.

No I don't recall which was the 'other thread'... ah well, onwards ho I suppose.

You are correct on #1. I've inserted some modern day Google Streetviews. It's staggering how much has changed. That is what is now just along from the Rendezvous Hotel on Selegie, off Orchard.

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Postby JR8 » Fri, 31 Jan 2014 11:23 am

Wow re: Clifford Pier, nice one!

I expect that was back when it was still working jetties/ferry terminal rather than the freshwater reservoir it is today...

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Postby zzm9980 » Fri, 31 Jan 2014 11:47 am

JR8 wrote:
Right you are re: format, and noted, I'd forgotten about the format limitations/issues.


My suggestion for this board is to upload your photos to imgur.com. On the page after the upload, they give you the BB code link. Just below that, they have links for various sizes. Just click "Large Thumbnail" and then use that BB Code link. It works perfectly for this forum.

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Postby JR8 » Fri, 31 Jan 2014 11:53 am

I do something similar (I think!) using PhotoBucket.com

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Postby JR8 » Fri, 31 Jan 2014 12:06 pm

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Singapore 2014 - (just yesterday, in fact)

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 31 Jan 2014 12:13 pm

Yeah, I used it quite often when working in the refugee camps in P. Galang across the straits in the Riau group of Islands (Bintan, Batam & Galang). The following pics were not taken by me but borrowed from the following blog site so the credit goes to wherever the photos/printed images were lifted from! Excellent site for us time travelers! PNGMK will like this as well!

http://remembersingapore.wordpress.com/ ... e-in-1980/

The old Satay Club which was demolished in 1995 to build the Esplanade/Theaters by the Bay (the old area was also called the Esplanade).

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Two aerials of Boat Quay & The Financial District....

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This last one I took at the National Day Parade in 1982 or 83. This is taken at the Padang. The Cricket Club is just visible at the left edge of the photo. Shaw Tower is visible in the background. Today you cannot even see Shaw Tower from the Padang!

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