Osama bin Laden

2 May 2011 – What Comes Around Goes Around…

US forces kill Osama bin Laden in Pakistan – Al-Qaeda founder and leader Osama bin Laden is killed by US ground forces in Pakistan, President Barack Obama says… http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/

Imagine the kind of repercussions from the Arab world after yesterday’s news about Gadhafi’s son killed and today news of Osama bin Laden who orchestrated the 9/11 attack ten years ago??? This morning, we were walking around Arab St completely ignorant of the news! There will be consequences 😦

Today is Lori’s last day before heading back to the USA. Safe journeys to her for tomorrow. Did a tour on Arab St, Bugis/Intercontinental Hotel, Orchard Rd/Orchard Central and Parkview Sq. This is the fist time pix are taken of Parkview Sq, an office building situated along N Bridge Rd. One of the more expensive office buildings here, houses the embassies of Austria, Mongolia and the United Arab Emirates and was built at a cost of S$87mil!

The open plaza is reminiscent of Piazza San Marco in Venice with sculptures and famous statues surrounding the open plaza.

Specially designed in the classic Art Deco style, following NYC’s Chanin Building/1929 with a lobby also designed mainly in the Art Deco style. The bar in the lobby has a unique 3-storey high wine chiller!

History fades into fable; fact becomes clouded with doubt and controversy; the inscription moulders from the tablet; the statue falls from the pedestal. Columns, arches, pyramids, what are they but heaps of sand; and their epitaphs, but characters written in the dust – Washington Irving