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Described in its early days as an area of picturesque loveliness, MacRitchie Reservoir and its surroundings, remains today an area in Singapore to find an ...

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  • #Singapore's next national #monument (to be gazetted on 6 Aug) The palace of an empire lost

    palace of an empire lost

    It was to the promise that was the territory of Johor that Tengku Ali (later Sultan Ali Iskandar Shah), Hussein’s son, probably arrived in Singapore to stake his claim on his late father’s estate. While he was successful in seeking recognition as his father’s successor, the title of S...

  • last puppet show

    At its height in Singapore, its performances would have attracted many off the streets, although intended primarily as entertainment to the deities. Troupes such as Sin Sai Poh Hong were kept busy through the year and would on the average, be engaged ten days in a month, providing suf...

  • naval powers collide at Changi

    There were also the ships of some of the navies whose presence in the region helps maintain a balance, chief among them the United States Navy (USN), which was the foreign navy with the largest number of ships at Changi Naval Base with two surface ships and a submarine. These were the...

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  • magical hill with a fairy-tale like mansion that was Mount Sophia

    Thank you so much for writing about Mount Sophia Road where I had spent 10 years of my childhood. The ‘demise’ of Eu Villa is still the greatest disaster in our conservation history. I only found out recently that the architect who built Eu Villa was the same genius who built Raffles ...

  • Forgotten with time: Chong Pang Village

    I am nursing a swollen jaw at home from wisdom tooth surgery, but just have to reply to your blog! A friend forwarded it – you have no idea what a walk down memory lane it was for me. I spent a good part of my childhood living right at the very end of Chong Pang Road itself, and have ...

  • #Singapore Keeping the fire burning ...: One of the last two dragons of Singapore, the Thow Kw... #h1n1 #swineflu

    Keeping the fire burning

    One of the last two dragons of Singapore, the Thow Kwang dragon kiln, was brought to life over the weekend, its flames fed by a team of potters and volunteers working through the night. The use of such kilns, a tradition imported by the Teochew community, served a necessary purpose in...

  • The launch of Independence via @JeromeKG

    launch of Independence

    The RSS Independence, the first of the new class of eight LMVs, is being built as a replacement to the eleven surviving PVs. The aptly named Independence, launched in the year Singapore celebrates 50 years of nationhood by Mrs Ivy Ng – the wife of Defence Minister Dr Ng Eng Hen, is be...

  • Changi Village that I loved

    Thanks very much for the walk down memory lane on our beloved Changi Village where my siblings and I grew up while attending our formative years at TPS (Telok Paku Pr. Schl.) The memory seems vivid and yes indeed, I was in the same clique as Florence Loi, Tan Eai Tin, Wan Eai Goh (btw...

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