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The Long and Winding Road | People, places, events, words and ...

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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  • The last rubber tree

    last rubber tree

    On this, another story from the area does come to mind. The story is one that takes us back to the days when the huge King George IV graving dock was being constructed – one that also involved a rubber tree that needed to be cleared to level the ground to build the dock. Workers had f...

  • Barefoot in the park

    At least nine Dragon (or Snake) Kilns were once found along the 13th to 18th Milestones of Jurong Road, attracted by the availability of Jurong White Clay - ideal material for clay latex cups. The cups were fired by the kilns to feed a huge demand from the rubber estates in the area. ...

  • A #Singapore #blogger 's take on his long and winding road to #Ipoh...

    Ipoh

    With some time to spare after a stroll through parts of old Ipoh, where I was reacquainted with the genius of Arthur Benison Hubback in the form of the wonderful Railway Station and Town Hall on New Year’s Eve, I decided to take a drive with the help of an Asus Garmin A10 GPS mobile p...

  • Colours of April: The Hindu festival of Panguni Uthiram

    Colours of April: The Hindu festival of Panguni Uthiram

    A colourful Sembawang tradition that goes back to the days of the Naval Base , is the commemoration of the Hindu festival of Panguni Uthiram by the Holy Tree Sri Balasubramaniar Temple . While much of the landscape through which the procession of kavadis that is associated with the fe...

  • The Peace Boat docks at the POD

    Peace Boat docks at the POD

    It was two Sundays ago at the National Library’s the POD that the opportunity arose to hear the accounts of the Hibakusha . Survivors of the atomic bombs dropped on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki close to seven decades ago, the group of seven, together with other partic...

  • Reflections on the new world

    Reflections on the new world

    , seen at twilight on 6 March 2014 from the edge of the pond at the ArtScience Museum. Built on land reclaimed from the sea that, the ArtScience Museum is part of the new Marina Bay Sands Complex that lies on top of the area where the detached mole that separated the inner roads from ...

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  • The grass IS greener on the other side

    grass IS greener on the other side

    The contrast can’t be any more striking than when viewed at the transition between the manicured greens of a golf course with a public space such as is seen in the photograph. The photograph was taken on 9 March 2014 from the fringe of one of the two Singapore Island Country Club’s (S...

  • The lost world Featuring the abandoned Jurong Line of the Green Corridor

    lost world

    Interesting, while much evidence of the main railway line that ran from Tanjong Pagar to Woodlands up to the end of June 2011 has disappeared, and beyond the two very visible bridges in the Clementi area, there are portions of the Jurong line that does lie largely intact. Although lar...

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