16 Dec '13, 3pm

Just Like My Dad Did

Just Like My Dad Did

I’ve been pack­ing to move office for a fort­night now, and it’d have been faster if it wasn’t for my office being a trea­sure trove of museum grade para­pher­na­lia. Today alone I found my Dad’s old pass­ports span­ning three decades. My par­ents had their offices in and around Raf­fles Place and Tan­jong Pagar from 1966, the year after they got mar­ried. My father knew the streets like the back of his hand. To shake off his after­noon lethargy, he used to take long walks span­ning the water­front, then at Shen­ton Way, to Beach Road, to North Bridge Road, to Chi­na­town, Tan­jong Pagar, and then back again to the office. About a decade ago, before Parkinson’s got the bet­ter of him, I joined him on his walks. These walks were often dot­ted with stops for a drink or a meal. Restau­rants at Purvis and Seah Streets, stalls at Amoy Street and Maxwell Road food cen­tres were ...

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