Hi there! This blog will be about the change and continuity of Clarke Quay. You will learn the history of Clarke Quay through reading this blog. One can also see the changes of Clarke Quay and the things that remains. Enjoy! :D
Done By: Choy Rui Zhi, Ryan Chew and Chan Kuang Seng :P
"To know the truth of history is to realize its ultimate myth and its inevitable ambiguity."
- Roy P. Basler
ACM stands for the Asian Civilization Museum.
The ACM has various types of civilizations' histories. Some including the Chinese. Well, many of the ancient Chinese items feature full handicraft objects. Many of them are very nicely done pots and cloths with awesome decorations crafted on.
The sound and environment of the different cultures makes the place look more themed towards that certain culture.
Firstly, the pot is ancient technology in which they are fragile and very brittle. They could smash at the slightest strength with an object applied. Even with the fanciful decorations, the pot could not last long without proper maintenance and care.
Secondly, the model houses are made of bricks/cement and roofing. This is quite a good combination except the the roof may just blow off if a typhoon or very strong winds come. However, this provides adequate safety due to the fact that there isn't artillery.
Thirdly, the abacus is quite useful for a calculator, but it does not provide as much information as a modern calculator. All the abacus does is to just assist us in adding and subtracting numbers.
I will discuss about China. The people in China deal with their constraints by actually making new items and inventing newer gadgets to assist them to deal with their constrains. With these, they made gadgets that could help people in Asia with inventions that could solve their problems. These inventions also improved the technological age, the society and the culture of people in Asia.
"History is now strictly organized, powerfully disciplined, but it possesses only a modest educational value and even less conscious social purpose."
-J. H. Plumb