Singapore ~ My Memories of a Place I once Called Home

Celebrating SG50

This year Singapore celebrated 50 years with a huge celebration for its Nation. I consider myself fortunate to be born in Singapore. A multiracial society vibrant with the spirit of community where neighbours’ become your friends and look out for each other.

From a young child, I was taught the values of respect, honesty, faith and fillial piety and this is why I remember my humble beginings.

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Singapore River in Collyer Quay in the 1960s

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Singapore River in Collyer Quay in the early 2000

Singapore is the setting scene of the first part of my book The Human Touch. It will always remain the place I remember as my home because I learned to overcome my gift of fear by learning the valuable lessons of life.

Singapore is a cosmopolitan city and the entertainment and life style was extremely vibrant.

My Photo Memories of Singapore

As you may know by now, my love for photos is inspired by the emotional memories they hold within me. This vibrant city also has a calm nature in its landscape.

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The Merlion

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Sri Mariamman Temple in Chinatown

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Kampung Gelam with the Mohd Sultan Mosque at the far end

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The Chinese Gardens

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The Japanese Gardens

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Fort Canning Park

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Entrance to the Chinese Legends of the 10 Courts of Hell

Alison Laverty in front of Merlion in Singapore

All the photos were taken by me or my mum. I hope these photos inspire you to travel and experience various cultures around the world. It will be one of the most enriching experiences in your life with many unforgettable moments to remember. Good Journey!

About Alison Laverty

Alison Laverty is a Singapore born Eurasian of Portuguese descent. Specialising in multimedia, Alison creates photo slideshows and video production for families and businesses. Her mission is to help people honour life by celebrating and recognising their achievements through photographic and video memories. Alison is currently writing her forthcoming book of memoirs "The Human Touch - A Story About Connections".