Curiosities of Asia !!

Looking at my vault, found some older pictures on paper and took my digital camera to take picture of the pictures and use them in my blog. This allows me to show in my blog places not shown or pics with new angles of places shown in the blog. Nostalgia sets in and here I go on the curiosities of  Asia !!

Well found me a couple from my visit to Singapore when passing by Taiwan several years back even before blogging ! Memories found and glad to show it in my blog.

Sri Mariamman Temple is the oldest Hindu temple in Singapore. Built in 1827, Mariamman Kovil or Kling Street Temple as it was popularly known then was constructed for worship by immigrants from the Nagapatnam and Cuddalore districts of South India. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Mariamman, known for her power in curing epidemic illnesses and diseases. By 1827 a temple structure made of wood and attap was built at South Bridge Road. In 1843, a building made of plaster and brick was put up for the first time. It was only in 1962, that a new temple structure was developed complete with intricate sculptural works reminiscent of temple architecture in India.

singapore Sri Mariamman temple

Rattan has remarkably stood the test of time. And its history goes way back. The Pharaohs of ancient Egypt were buried with wicker furniture. Even the Roman empire was big on rattan furnishings. In Asia, raw rattan largely came from Indonesia and was shaped into furniture by craftsmen in China. Because of its proximity to both, Singapore was said to be Southeast Asia’s biggest exporter for rattan furniture. Eventually, the booming trade and colonists in Asia brought rattan to the US and Europe. I do not recall the name of the shop but it was full and busy ,just a reminder maybe someone can tell me what is the shop,do not recall and can’t make the name. Thanks in advance,

singapore rattan shop

There you go folks, a walk of nostalgia from my very earlier trips to Asia. The wonders of Singapore that brings nice memories my mind. It’s small world ,after all and looking forward to be back. Hope you enjoy the post as I reviving these old pictures into the life of my blog.

And remember, happy travels, good health, and many cheers to all !!!


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