Friday, March 25, 2011

Trip to the Asian Civilisations Museum (The 3 artifacts-artifact 3)

Our group focused on the chinese civilization.
The 3 artifacts:
3. Stationary (Writing material)

During the olden days, Chinese use brushes and ink slabs to write. Ink slabs had to be mixed with a bit of water for it to be used effectively. Now, we seldom use these way of writing and is normally seen as an art now. Ink pens have replaced the use of brush and ink slabs and have made writing easier. Now there is also a way to erase mistakes we made not like the olden days where once a mistake was made, they had to redo the whole thing.

Trip to the Asian Civilisations Museum(The 3 artifacts-artifact 2)

Our group focused on the chinese civilization.
The 3 artifacts:
2.The puppets(form of entertainment) 

During that period of time, there was no technology, no such thing as television or radio or xbox and so people entertained themselves by watching puppet shows. These shows would make use of characters made of cloth and sticks to tell stories. Now, in the 21st century, people watch television or play xbox as a form of entertainment.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Trip to the Asian Civilisations Museum(The 3 artifacts-artifact 1)

Our group focused on the chinese civilization.
The 3 artifacts:
1.The clothes

Clothes then were bulky and made of heavy material whereas nowadays, clothes are made of lighter material. Clothes then were also inlaid with many huge patterns whereas nowadays, the patterns are less and most of the time the patterns do not cover the whole clothing item.

Coleman Bridge and Anderson Bridge

Identify and indicate on your map 3-5 landmarks (historical buildings) along the stretch of river.
This is our map

  • Raffles statue
  • Parliament house
  • Fullerton hotel
  • Supreme court
  • Sir Stamford Raffles
  • Statue of Chinese Coolies
  • Dalhousie Obelisk
Statue of Chinese Coolies

Fullerton hotel

Dalhousie Obelisk

Document a panoramic view of Singapore River on at least one of the bridges along the river.

Using photographic evidences, do you think the shape course of Singapore River will change in the future? Justify your answers.
(We know there are 2 meanings by the term 'shape', so bearing that in mind, here is our answers)

Literal: The shape will not change, CBDs are there to generate economic funds for country, if its destroyed, Singapore's economy will not do so well as compared to now.

Theoretical: It will change due to Demand and Supply. Singapore now needs land to accommodate people, possibly by transforming the Singapore river into land or expanding Singapore’s land.
It used to be a trading port. Now, it is a business district and entertainment district.

Observe the sights and sounds of the present day Singapore River. Based on your observation, make inferences to explain the activities that are carried out along the river during the early days and the present day.
Early days:
There used to be trading ports. Chinese coolies, sumsui women, boats, warehouses, peddlers were all around the Singapore river at that time. Noises of yelling of workers and peddlers were heard.

Present day:
Now, it houses business districts, tourism and a few entertainment highlights. There are tourists, business workers, tour guides and shop owners around here. The noises are mainly people talking to one another, tour guides using a microphone to explain the sights of the river.