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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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  • Postcards from the South

    On sale in SG in 2 weeks time at Kino and Select Books #railway #ktm | Repost from @keretapikita using @RepostRegramApp - Dear friends, Postcards from the South is finally out. After more than two years of field work and research, we are really excited to see the project in print. ***...

  • Discovering 10 Hyderabad Road

    Discovering 10 Hyderabad

    The third visit in the 2018 “Discovering Singapore’s Best Kept Secrets” series of State Property Visits, which the Singapore Land Authority is supporting, is to No. 10 Hyderabad Road. The property, which is now wonderfully repurposed as the Singapore campus of the S P Jain School of G...

  • Discovering 5 Kadayanallur Street

    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. ...

  • Singapore Garden Festival 2018

    The Singapore Garden Festival, always a stunningly visual spectacle, is back from 21 July to 3 August 2018. This year’s festival, the seventh to be held, includes exhibits from some 40 local and international garden and floral designers as well as a display of orchids in the Flower Do...

  • The Sembawang sport and community hub

    Sembawang sport and community hub

    The “lush and naturalistic” environment the hub will feature is being built around the retention of a large proportion of the hills existing trees, with some 1600 additional trees added. One that has already been added – during a family carnival held to mark the launch of construction...

  • Wish me luck!

    Wish me luck!

    We had a certain salesman in a provision shop who was a runner and once he knew we had become regular clients and trust was cemented between both parties it was easy to place a bet. All one had to do was to have your numbers written on a piece of paper with the amount of the wager and...

  • The hospital at Mount Erskine and what may now be Singapore’s oldest lift https://t.co/S1RD9dlLkp

    hospital at Mount Erskine and what may now be Singapore’s oldest lift |

    The building, which has been described as Singapore’s first modernist building, was completed in 1923 as the St. Andrew’s Mission Hospital (for Women and Children). Designed by Swan and Maclaren’s Harry Robinson, the odd shape of its plan can be attributed to the site that was found t...

  • The final mile

    final mile

    The use of ‘milestones’ as markers of a location, had by the time I came into the world, become a widespread practice in Singapore. This was possibly somewhat of a necessity, given the absence of recognisable landmarks and a clear system for addresses in many of the rural areas. It wa...

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