According to its official website, up to 1955, pilots flying into Kallang Airport often used the 79.5 metre-high Cathay Building as a landmark for their final approach. It was also Singapore’s first air-conditioned theatre.
Below are three photos taken by Arthur Poskitt in 1947. Descriptions by Peter Chan.
Photo no.1 - Viewed from Raffles Museum at Fort Canning
Photo no.2 - Viewed from Stamford Road near Orchard Road Presbyterian Church
Photo no.3 - Viewed from YMCA now SMU campus.
Below are two photos taken by George Shaw. The year was around 1946 to 1948. Descriptions by George Shaw.
“Cathay” – HQ of Nippon War Staff. HQ of British (SACSEA) … anyone know what is SACSEA?
“Cathay” – from Bras Basah Road
Below are two photos taken by Lam Chun See in April 2010.
As for the movies, I can only recall two, Chariots of Fire and Pete’s Dragon. And of course there was the memorable Kodak advertisement with Paul Anka singing Times of Your Life.
Akan Datang (coming soon) … views from Singapore’s tallest building