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[ 21 Jun 2010 | No Comment ]
Memories at Old Ford Factory

When the old Ford factory started operation in 1941, it was the first motor vehicle factory in South East Asia; a beacon for a new era of industrial progress in the region. Less than a year later, as Japanese troops marched into Singapore this site bear witness to the humiliating capitulation of British forces in Singapore to the Japanese. For the remainder of the Second World War, the factory was used to support the Japanese war machine

Destinations, Europe, Germany »

[ 20 Apr 2010 | One Comment ]
View of the Holocaust Memorial

The Holocaust Memorial
Close to the Brandenburg Gate in downtown Berlin, lies one of Berlin’s most controversial monuments. The Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe (its German name is Denkmal für die ermordeten Juden Europas) was erected in downtown Berlin in 2004. Designed by architect Peter Eisenman, the memorial consisted of 2,711 concrete blocks, which are laid out in an open plaza. The random sizing of the blocks, as well as the undulating design of the ground surface around them are intended to create a sense of confusion and …