Commissioned in 1924 as part of the British colony's centennial celebrations, the building was designed as an office building by Major P. Keys of Keys & Dowdeswell, a Shanghai firm of architects, which won the project through an architectural design competition.The northern end of the building covers the site of Fort Fullerton, a fort built in 1829 to defend the settlement against any naval attacks.We marvel at their beauty, and the considerable variation in style and decorative form. How did the simple practice of chewing betel leaf become a central meme of Nusantaran civilisation? Among other things, it is considered important in fostering social relationships.As we admire the loving skill of distant craftsmen, we sense that lurking beneath, are interesting stories about traditions and belief system. While sirih chewing is generally no longer practised in urban settings, we continue to celebrate not just the ornate receptacles, but also their medicinal properties and their role in traditional wedding ceremonies. It was at once today’s tea and coffee, also tobacco smoking, and in addition, functioning as an aphrodisiac.Singapore Love Links is a popular Singapore dating site that brings together thousands of single men and women living in Singapore and around the world in their search for love, dating and serious lasting relationships.With its memberships rapidly growing daily, you will be spoilt for choice by the number of serious Singapore singles available on Singapore Love Links.
Sacred Sirih: Traditions and Symbolism in the Malay Word Regional museums abound with sirih (betel) sets.
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In fact, the Fullerton Building was built over reclaimed land.
Built at a cost of .1 million and after delays of a few months, the building was completed in June 1928.
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