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TravelTuesday Picture of the Week: Tanjong Pagar Railway Station (Singapore)

TravelTuesday Picture of the Week: Tanjong Pagar Railway Station (Singapore)

Tanjong Pagar Railway Station is currently the railway terminus of Keretapi Tanah Melayu (KTM) in Singapore. Located on Keppel Road, this railway station was opened to the public in 1932. The building features four marble reliefs by Rudolfo Nolli, representing Agriculture, Industry, Commerce, and Transport.
TravelTuesday Picture of the Week: Salzburg Altstadt (Salzburg, Austria)

TravelTuesday Picture of the Week: Salzburg Altstadt (Salzburg, Austria)

The Altstadt - or Old Town - of Salzburg is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, as it continues to preserve the town’s old buildings. The buildings are mostly in the Medieval and Baroque styles. This bird’s eye view shows a good portion of the place, including St. Peter’s Abbey and Salzburger Dom.
TravelTuesday Picture of the Week: Amsterdam Centraal Railway Station (Amsterdam, Netherlands)

TravelTuesday Picture of the Week: Amsterdam Centraal Railway Station (Amsterdam, Netherlands)

Amsterdam Centraal is Amsterdam’s central railway station. It was opened in 1889 and designed by Pierre Cuypers and A. L. van Gendt. You can see the grandness of the structure. To me, it evokes feelings of great adventure ahead.
TravelTuesday Picture of the Week: 1 Litre Beer at Frühlingsfest (Munich, Germany)

TravelTuesday Picture of the Week: 1 Litre Beer at Frühlingsfest (Munich, Germany)

My host had talked about a “mini-Oktoberfest” even before I flew out to Germany, and this was one of our stops later in the day. Frühlingsfest (spring festival) was held on the same grounds as Oktoberfest. In fact, according to my host, it’s a lot like Oktoberfest.

TravelTuesday Picture of the Week: Motorbike at Phra That Luang (Vientiane, Laos)

Phra That Luang <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pha_That_Luang> is a national symbol of Laos. It is a large Buddhist stupa in the center of its capital, Vientiane. The original was supposedly built in the 3rd century, and has been built and rebuilt many times since then. The current structure is a restoration and reconstruction from the 1930s. I hope...

TravelTuesday Picture of the Week: Sunset at Koh Tao (Thailand)

Happy 1/1/11 everyone! For this auspicious date, I picked a photo of one of my favorite vacation spots. Koh Tao (or Ko Tao) – which means Turtle Island, so named because of its shape – is a small island on the Central Gulf Coast of southern Thailand. It may be dwarfed by its more popular...

TravelTuesday Picture of the Week: Goa Gajah (Bali, Indonesia)

Goa Gajah is is located near Ubud on the island of Bali in Indonesia. It is also known as the Elephant Cave. Goa Gajah was built in the 9th century, while the cave’s entrance seen in the photo dates back to the 11th century. I hope you enjoyed the first TravelTuesday Picture of the Week...

TravelTuesday Picture of the Week: Christmas Lights and Crowds (Singapore)

We’re back! Since the last Picture of the Week, I’ve been to a few other places, so maybe there’ll be some variety in the photos. Not only that, but the photos will be bigger and – hopefully – better. We end the year with one last look at How Singapore Celebrates Christmas, with more lights...

TravelTuesday Picture of the Week – Youth Olympic Games Flag and Singapore National Flag

This is a big week for Singapore! Yesterday was National Day, which was celebrated with a parade and fireworks. And on Saturday, the inaugural Youth Olympic Games will be having its opening ceremonies (which I will be attending). All over Singapore, the Singapore flag, the Youth Olympic Games flag, and other related paraphernalia have been...

TravelTuesday Picture of the Week – Singapore Nationalism

In anticipation of Singapore’s National Day on 9 August (Monday next week), residents of HDB (Housing Development Board) buildings like this one have taken to hanging Singapore flags outside their flats. It’s an awesome sight, one which (sort of) inspires a kind of patriotism in even the non-citizen. What inspires Singaporeans to hang up their...

TravelTuesday Picture of the Week – Christ Church (Melaka, Malaysia)

The Christ Church in Melaka (Malacca), Malaysia is a Dutch colonial Protestant church. Construction began in 1741 and was completed in 1753 (as inscribed on the face of the church). Originally built by the Dutch, it was re-consecrated with the rites of the Church of England (and renamed Christ Church) in 1838, following transfer of...

TravelTuesday Picture of the Week – Seaside at Rizal Boulevard (Dumaguete City, Philippines)

Dumaguete is the capital city of Negros Oriental, a province in the Visayas region of the Philippines. The city is a laid back college town, anchored by Silliman University, the first Protestant and American private school in the Philippines. The seaside city has a sizable expat community, and is a popular launching pad for destinations...