Jan 30, 2012

Where was this Elephant at Seraya Crescent?

In his series of articles by guest bloggers on Sembawang Hills Estate, Chun See blogged on a 1966 photo from Robin Brewster that shows a young elephant strolling - purportedly - along Seraya Crescent. With no clue from Robin, many of the estate's old timers believe the elephant came from Tai Thean Kew Circus when it pitched its tent in the estate in the 1960s. However they are less sure about the exact location in the photo. Was the photo taken at Seraya Crescent? One old resident has his doubts and so far nobody can pinpoint the exact location. The lingering question remains. While I know nuts about Sembawang Hills Estate, I decide to do what I do best in this blog - explore the estate, nail down this old spot from 4 1/2 decades ago … and take a "second shot" of the same location.

Jan 19, 2012

Oldest Surviving Public Pool Bites the Dust

Yan Kit Swimming Pool from carpark

After I was relocated to Sepoy Lines last April for my work project, Chinatown became one of my many lunchtime playgrounds. There were times I walked to Yan Kit Road, to try out the food centre and coffee shops at Tanjong Pagar Plaza. It was an never-ending discovery, as I would try out a new eating place each day, never to repeat the same shop later. In this latest adventure, I found out at last where the nasi biryani stall from Tanjong Pagar Railway Station relocated after June 2011. However food is not my topic today.

Jan 10, 2012

NLB Exhibition - Stories Behind Singapore Streets

I start my first post in 2012 with a piece of good news.