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Rare opportunity for a million dollar view

Concourse, office tower

I have been to the Concourse building on Beach Road… the old Amex office was in there, but there was never a view out from the Amex reception desk. You go into a elevator, come out to a desk, finish your business and be back on your way down.

This building is very well situated to have the best view of the Kallang basin on 1 side and the Singapore Central Business district on the other. I imagine that it must be quite a view!

The lobby.. foyer.. inside the Concourse

Finally! A chance to get a view out of this concourse building. .. while attending a 1 week training in a office on the 31st level. I must take every opportunity to enjoy the view… and take pictures too! 

Not quite easy to get a good picture out of this.. using telephoto to eliminate the frames and then editing to present it better.

A very uniquely designed building. The architects of this complex were brillant! IMO. The outward sloping window gives a ultra modern look. Good looking buildings should be light coloured. Big blocks brownish, blackish buildings are like housing shady businesses… and buildings lined with granite are just opulent! Yucks!

I guess its difficult to build outward sloping windows and to keep a clean record of nobody ever falling out.. so it means extra safety measures and no opening windows. .. and no window cleaning… makes picture taking rather difficult…

Kallang Basin, hub of human-powered recreational boating in Singapore

It was just great that I had all day (and 4 full days) to wait for the best possible natural lighting conditions for a good picture. For each picture that came out okay, there must be 10 or more that didnt make the cut.  .. but what do you think, it came out okay .. right?

Click on the picture to see the little boats and paddlers.

I enjoyed watching the dragonboat paddlers and kayakers going about their practice. Everyday, there would be people out there on the water. Makes me quite envious…

This picture was edited to remove some unsightly lines

On the other side, the Singapore Flyer and the new casino building…  Another landmark in the making.. one that I dont intend to ever visit because of the gov draconic methods at controlling locals from gambling. I just simply refuse to patronize the building and any business in it! Hmmpphh!

Look at the traffic, like little colorful ants crawling along the East Coast Parkway. I havent been on the wheel yet, but I would like to.. one day.. hoping that somebody would give me a voucher.. 🙂 I am not so keen to pay S$30 for riding in it just yet..

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