Joined Thinkscape (Another arm under The Thought Collective apart from Food For Thought) for a learning journey on Wednesday aroun...

The Pinnacle @ Duxton

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Joined Thinkscape (Another arm under The Thought Collective apart from Food For Thought) for a learning journey on Wednesday around Tanjong Pagar and it was definitely an eye opener. The theme of this journey was centered around the juxtaposition of the past and present of Singapore, mainly among buildings around the CBD. 



 It really got me thinking about the dilemma and struggles the government and some Singaporeans face, between striving for economic growth and the preservation of heritage. It's a pity how many places in SG are about to be scraped off for further developments, such as the Bukit Brown Cemetery where lots of historical background could be found at the area.


 The trail also brought us up to The Pinnacle @ Duxton. For those who might not know, this is actually a high-rise HDB at Tanjong Pagar that's known for its scenic beauty on the 56th story. In my opinion, it's one of the most underrated places in Singapore because not many people know of this, and you get almost the same view at that at the Sky Park @ MBS, if not better. Admission to the sky bridge is $5 per person and can be paid with the Ezlink Card.

At the Pinnacle bridge, we felt as though we could see the transformation of Singapore. At one side of the bridge, we saw the old buildings of Amoy and TP, those which has yet to be developed while on the other hand, we saw ports and ships which showed us the impending growth of the nation. Yet on the back end, we saw skyscrapers and towering buildings which indicated the strength of Singapore on the economic map. I was so amazed by this spectacular view because I never thought much about the transformation of the country till I was presented with this today. Also, the view up at The Pinnacle was so stunning that I felt I could just stay there forever. 












It was through this trail that I was able to find certain "hidden" places today which I know I would definitely go back to if I ever have the time/chance. I'm not trying to be patriotic or anything, but sometimes, it's home where we feel the most comfortable in. Yet, there're still so many things that we don't know about the place that we reside in yet.

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