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Postby bigfilsing » Thu, 25 Jun 2009 1:06 am

i'm sure i've seen it some where. IS it near the new freeway bit that links the ECP to the PIE ???

WOuld that make it a water pumping station ???

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Postby littlegreenman » Thu, 25 Jun 2009 1:10 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:If you go NNE from Sir Stamford Raffles you cannot hit Serangoon Road nor can you hit Upper Serangoon Road. Google Earth is your friend. :wink:
Maybe I shouldn't call it a 'thoroughfare' but 'road' even though the road is 6 lanes wide.


I checked google earth after I thought of Serangoon Road and it is very much 2.5 miles from Sir Stamford Raffles.

If it is six lanes it wouldn't be Jln Besar either. I am lost.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 25 Jun 2009 7:11 am

Yes, Serangoon Road is within 2.5 km of Sir Stamford Raffles but not if you are traveling NNE. You can run parallel to it but you cannot hit it. But at least you are going in the right direction.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 25 Jun 2009 7:12 am

bigfilsing, no, it's not a water pumping station but it is very near water.

Another hint: Think waterskiing

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Postby bigfilsing » Thu, 25 Jun 2009 11:27 am

Ah so it must be the cable waterski thingy at east coast park. Still stuck on what it was then if it wasn't a water pumping station

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 25 Jun 2009 11:34 am

Nope and you apparently missed an early clue. It's within 2.5 km of Sir Stamford Raffles!

Let's see now what we have:

a) within 2.5 km of Sir Stamford Raffles
b) is NNE of the same Sir Stamford Raffles
b) commemorates a large facility that had been around since the 1860 but was torn down in the 1990's
c) Think waterskiing
e) there are two clues in this sentence as well:
"In the spirit of fair play, both are located in a Park so that ought to narrow it down considerably considering the rest of the hints I've already given."
One is the fact that it is in a Park and two, the first word of the title of the sculpture is also in the sentence. :wink:

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 25 Jun 2009 11:37 am

You all DO know where Sir Stamford Raffles is don't you? :o

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Postby bigfilsing » Thu, 25 Jun 2009 11:40 am

Ok so Kalang bay, basin or Marina resovoir as i believe it's now called.
That would make the road Republic avenue.

It might be easier for me to drive there and find the damn thing :mad:

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Postby bigfilsing » Thu, 25 Jun 2009 11:42 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:You all DO know where Sir Stamford Raffles is don't you? :o


I do but am amazed at how many people don't . Must admit history is not exactly my thing but i walk past him on a regular basis. :wink:

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Postby jpatokal » Thu, 25 Jun 2009 12:03 pm

Spirit of Kallang, 1998
artist: Lim Leong Seng
location: Kallang Riverside Park
patron: Singapore Power Ltd

The Spirit of Kallang incorporates materials from Kallang Gasworks. Its design symbolises the hardworking ethos and enduring spirit of the early pioneers of Singapore who worked hard to establish a better life for future generations.

http://www.nusantara.com/pasta/home/the ... rit_1.html

Found more through Google and SMS's generous hints than actually remembering where I'd seen the darn thing. For some reason could've sworn it was in Bukit Timah somewhere... :o
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Postby jpatokal » Thu, 25 Jun 2009 12:04 pm

So my turn again? Chew on this:

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 25 Jun 2009 12:11 pm

That one's easy. So I will let someone else have a go at it.

:wink:

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Postby bigfilsing » Thu, 25 Jun 2009 12:25 pm

Thats cheatin SMS :D I told you it was a gas works ages ago :P


bigfilsing wrote:
littlegreenman wrote:
sundaymorningstaple wrote:Here's something newer. This Sculpture commemorates something that was rather large and imposing and was torn down during the 1990's after having been around since the 1860's. Where is it located?

Hint: It's in town within 2.5 km of Sir Stamford Raffles.

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Marina Sounth?


And what does it commemorate??? A gas works?

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 25 Jun 2009 12:51 pm

bigfilsing wrote:Thats cheatin SMS :D I told you it was a gas works ages ago :P



Yeah but that's not what I asked for......

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Here's something newer. This Sculpture commemorates something that was rather large and imposing and was torn down during the 1990's after having been around since the 1860's. Where is it located?


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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 25 Jun 2009 1:14 pm

bigfilsing wrote:Ok so Kalang bay, basin or Marina resovoir as i believe it's now called.
That would make the road Republic avenue.

It might be easier for me to drive there and find the damn thing :mad:


It's actually on Crawford St. which also makes up one of the boundaries of Kallang Park (The part is actually on both sides of the river).

This is the other structure from the remnants of the Kallang Gasworks. It's Gas holder No. 3 which is supposed to be on the original site as well.

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1301/900 ... 0d.jpg?v=0


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