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This is a sticht of 5 images (CLICK ON for the Large Version) took on a public park in the heart of Singapore.

On the left side of the image there are the skyscrapes of the Downtown Core district.
For a national law skyscrapers in Singapore cannot are higher than 280 meters.

OUB Center, 280 meters, 63 floors
OUB Plaza Two, 162 meters, 38 floors
OUB Plaza One, 280 meters, 66 floors
OCBC Centre, 198 meters, 52 floors
Pickering Operations Complex, 177 meters, 43 floors

On the foreground there is the field of the Singapore Cricket Club, established in the 1852. The Club is the low building with a clock tower and the typical red roofs.

From the middle to the right there are:
The City Hall (was build in the 1929)
The Supreme Court (build in the 30's)

That rectangular field and street cross was the heart of many important political events of that small State.
It was here that Lee Kuan Yew, as Prime Minister, proclaimed self-government for Singapore on 5 June 1959 and
merger with Malaysia on 16 September 1963.
After Separation, the first fully-independent Singapore Government was sworn in at City Hall on 9 August 1965.
It was also here that the British accepted the surrender of the Japanese on 12 September 1945,
formally ending the Japanese Occupation of Singapore

Today the grass filed is a public park and is easy to see rubgy and football matches.

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