Singapore, 1947 & 1948


The more things change

Shirin sends along these vintage views of Singapore and reminds me that the Hotel Raffles, pictured at the top, is the birthplace of the Singapore Sling — meaning folks were sippin’ on gin and juice long before Snoop Dogg had something to say about it.

Also pictured are a Chinese junk, a snake charmer, and the Golden Sultan mosque. All of these things can still be seen in Singapore today — even a snake charmer, if you look hard enough.

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  1. Mary Doan says:

    Wow! I love your site. Would love to have one of those “first day of use” stamped postcards. How should I send you my address?

    I’m going to try and get one, too!

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