The Singapore Conference Hall ( http://www.sch.org.sg/ ) was completed in 1965, making it as old as modern independent Singapore. It's now the home of the Singapore Chinese Orchestra. It's at one end of Shenton Way, near the Tanjong Pagar MRT station.
Before the rise of Singapore as an international convention center (with Suntec City, Singapore Expo, Marina Bay Sands, Resorts World Sentosa), large halls weren't common. The Singapore Conference Hall was therefore used for events such as political conventions, university convocation ceremonies (for some large faculties); and probably still is due to its unique historical significance.
Similar to many other commercial properties, available outdoor space has been monetized with a cafe. The cafe is new, but I'm not sure how new since I haven't been to this area for many years. I think the place looks better with the cafe.
- Nikon D7000, 18-105mm f3.5-5.6
- At 25mm, f4.8, ISO 1600, 1/90 seconds
- Program exposure, center-weighted meter, auto white balance
- Picasa: Crop, auto contrast, shadows, straighten.
It's 7:10 pm, so the daylight is nice and diffuse. And dark enough that the interior building lights can be seen.