Friday, May 15, 2009

Skywatch Friday-Building Around Coleman Street (Part 4)-Central Fire Station

As I walked towards the end of Coleman Street, I saw this familar red and white building. Oh yes, I remember this. Each time when I visited my late grandparents during my childhood time, I would love to come here and watch the fire engines going out and coming in of the fire station.

It is one of the oldest fire station in Singapore and the building is so influenced with the colonial architectural designs. It is still in use today.





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19 comments:

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Beautiful buildings and nice clear skies.

Photo Cache said...

That is such a lovely design of the bldg Alice. I'm glad it's still being used today.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

That is the wildest fire station I have ever seen.

The Write Girl said...

Lovely architecture and pretty blue skies.

Keats The Sunshine Girl said...

Glad to see it's still around and part of heritage. Such an imposing lovely building.

M.Kate said...

Nice building, reminds me of our old train station building here. Have a splendid weekend Alice..hugs/M

Tabib said...

Beautiful pictures, great architecture.

Lara said...

impressive architecture! the series is great, thanks for sharing!

uncleawang said...

I always admire by the colonial architectural building.Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful weekend.

the donG said...

wow! that's huge.

Ann said...

I am so glad that they didn't pull down these buildings. So beautiful relic of the colonial days. Make such a rich history.

Have a good weekend.

Are your boys in NS yet?

B Squared said...

Spectacular building. Hard to believe it is a fire station.

Anya said...

I like the colors of the building,
so fresh and friendly :)

Alexander said...

Hey I love this place. It's my favourite fire station still in use. :) Great coverage and what nice skies.

Have a lovely weekend.

Alexander
Alex's World! - http://www.kakinan.com/alex

fishing guy said...

Alice: What a neat idea to keep moving out to give you the full view of the building and sky.

Indrani said...

Beautiful architecture in the foreground, you have captured them well.

Indrani said...

I forgot to mention, the right answers are up.

alicesg said...

Thanks all for the visit and comments. :) Yes, it was built during the times when Singapore was governed by the British. That's explained the many buildings that have colonial designs similar to UK.

It is still very much in use.

Alex, that's my favourite too. When I was very young, I used to come here and watch the fire engines and sometimes when I heard the siren, I would have to stand between the pillars to make way for the fire engine to come out of the station. Life is so much simple then and fun.

Fishing Guy, yes I have lots of photos that are in other corners of Singapore that some Singaporeans dont go often. :)

I hope to feature more interesting corners of Singapore.

bangalore_engineer said...

Awesome fire station. Looks very colonial indeed. Just like some of the buildings in Chennai, India. (Police Commisioner office on Beach Road).