Sunday, July 5, 2009

Ruins of Ancient Singapore

Singapore, not known for its ancient civilizations, was little more than a fishing village until the last couple of centuries. However, if you look hard enough, you can find strange old ruins of mysterious origin, inexplicably occupying prime real estate. Below, a mature home whose owners have clearly neglected landscaping and home-painting laws. Shown below are stairs to the past, found in the forest.
And finally, a mysterious site I found on my way to work and wondered what it could be.
It turns out it is an unkempt old Muslim graveyard, a couple of acres in size.
So, how old is this place? It dates back to 1819, making it just about the oldest thing you'll see here. As shown below, vegetation can accelerate decay, see how quickly this child's wagon became a tree. Don't leave your toys in the cemetery, kids.