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National Theatre of Singapore

December 18, 2007

national theatre of singapore 

As a young kid in the 70s, a weekend family outing would be visiting the National Theatre of Singapore situated at River Valley Road. Dad would drive all of us in his old chuggy Renault box-car. The theatre was host to many cultural performances, convocations, ministerial speeches etc. However, the most memorable part of the visit was to watch the `egg fountain’ situated on the grounds in front of the National Theatre. In the evening, a myraid of coloured lights would be shone onto the rising spurts of the water-fountain as we were wowed by the spectacle. Located next to the National Theatre was the Van Kleef Aquarium. It was the only large scale aquarium then that displays a variety of marine creatures which thrilled every child’s heart.

Read more at Wikipedia on National Theatre

What were your experiences of the National Theatre or the Van Kleef Aquarium? Feel free to share your thoughts of a bygone era.