Friday, 7 March 2008

The ever changing Ridge

Past

Photo by Little Goldorak, from here. Used with permission.

Present

NUS has occupied the western portion of Kent Ridge since the late 1970s, forever altering the landscape of the ridge. However, the campus itself keeps on evolving.

Compare the photo taken today, to another photo, taken approximately 10 years ago. You can play one of those spot the differences games with the past and present photos.

It's nice to know that even though some trees were cut down, the remaining ones have grown and continue to provide a majestic shelter for the NUS community.

P.S. Then again, I think the bridge, from where I took the photo, has an upper level. So, the older photo might have been taken from a higher vantage point, making the trees look shorter in the old photo!

P.P.S. Did you know that Kent Ridge Road, which now comes to a dead end at LT 4, used to connect to Kent Ridge Crescent? The road was known as Island View Road, because you could see the beautiful beach along Pasir Panjang. What I would give to travel back in time to gaze at the scenery...

UPDATE The bridge does have an upper section!

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