Monday, September 14, 2015

Singapore River, Bridge and Parliament House

Greetings from Singapore

Scenic View of Singapore River and The Parliament House. (It is the building on the right with the red roof.)

This is postmarked in 2015 from Singapore. 

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In 1963 there were 51 members of parliament in Singapore.  By 1983 it grew to 75 and because of this there was a demand for more space.  So in 1989 First Deputy Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong proposed the idea to build a new parliament house.

In 1992, the project was approved by the government with a budget of S$148.2 million. 

Construction began in 1995 and was completed in July 1999 at a cost of S$115.2 million.

 On 4 October 1999, the building was officially opened with a simple ceremony.
Vanishing Trades
Garland Maker, 60 c

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