Taking off at Kallang – Singapore Biennale 2011 #1April 7, 2011 at 11:49 pm | Posted in itchy backside | Leave a comment
Tags: Architecture, History, Photography, Uniquely Singapore
After a long wait of more than two years, the Singapore Biennale is finally back! To many people’s pleasant surprise, the Kallang Airport, Singapore’s first civil airport that was opened in 1937, is chosen as one of the venues for the art exhibition. Itchyfingers find the design of the terminal building unique and has always wanted to take photos of it. But we didn’t have the chance until now. In line with this year’s theme of “Open House”, the Grand Lady is finally opened to all to admire!
Though we always pass by Kallang Airport, we have little idea exactly which road will lead us there. Wasted a bit of time making the wrong turn before finally reached the entrance. By then the sky had already turned cloudy…Had to park outside and walk in.
Not before long, we reached this spiral staircase at the end…but it was
As naughty Itchyfingers, we were very tempted to climb up to check it out…Then we saw a couple climbed up…So I asked Tisu Boy to go take a quick look see…and to ask me to go up if it is interesting…cos I am a bit nervous of climbing down the narrow steps… haha :p
But there is nothing much interesting here leh..wonder why cannot go up?
Maybe they are worry that the spiral stairs cannot take the weight of so many
visitors? So better dun be a busybody and climb up here when you are not
It is good that the old building is opened up to the public and used for the Biennale. But the general complaint is that the whole place is hot and stuffy. I think another good venue will be the Tanjong Pagar Railway station…hahah…Having seen the old Kallang Airport building, we will look at the artwork exhibited there in our next post! Do stay tuned. :p
Also see related posts:
> The “Why-Din-I-Think-About-It?” – Singapore Biennale 2008 #4
> The “See-Liao-Catch-No-Ball…”! – Singapore Biennale 2008 #3
> The “Die-Die-Must-See”! – Singapore Biennale 2008 #2
> The “Die-Die-Must-See”! – Singapore Biennale 2008 #1