Today Singapore, country that was my home for over 13 years, is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its Independence. To commemorate this wonderful occasion I have decided to show some photos I took in June, a week before we left Singapore for good. On that Saturday we had a family walk around Boat Quay, took a trip along Singapore River on a boat and later had dinner at our favourite Indian restaurant there – Kinara. And we couldn’t have chosen a better time – because every Saturday there were rehearsals for the National Day Parade! So, we witnessed a few spectacular air displays and gorgeous fireworks!
I took my daughter’s A Girl for All Time Lydia with us (that is, our Lydia No 3!) and managed to take a few pictures of her, too.
Happy 50th anniversary, Singapore!!
Fullerton Hotel which used to be a Post Office when Singapore was a British Colony!
A sculpture of diving boys next to the Fullerton Hotel.
Marina Bay Sands and Art Science Centre.
One of the most colourful buildings in Singapore – Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth.
Boat Quay, Asian Civilisation Museum and Marina Bay Sands behind it.
The boat of this photo was ours, the one we’d just disembarked.
I love this sculpture by Botero. It’s called Bird and it’s so cute!
And while I was taking photos of Lydia next to the Bird sculpture, 3 helicopters appeared and they were carrying Singapore flag!
Next came a group of military planes which formed the number “50” in celebration of Singapore’s 50th anniversary.
Later in the evening we were treated to spectacular fireworks.
Boat Quay at night.
And again, Happy 50th, Singapore!! I miss you!!
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