Singapore's skyline may be one of the most famous in the world today, but it was very different back in 1965. The iconic buildings making up the skyline today didn't exist 50 years ago though there are plenty of clues of how Singapore was like if you know where to look.
In 1965 the mouth of the Singapore River was dominated by former post office and now five-star hotel The Fullerton. It’s a popular venue for taking afternoon tea while enjoying the live music performances.
Located nearby is the Padang, where the late Prime Minister Mr Lee Kuan Yew announced Singapore’s independence in 1965.
And of course no list of historic buildings in Singapore would be complete without mention of Raffles Hotel, arguably one of the most famous in the world and birthplace of the Singapore Sling. With regulars including author Ernest Hemingway, you’ll be in good company.