Author Archives: Remember Singapore

A Dragon Quest – Searching for Singapore’s Lost Dragon Playgrounds

When former Housing Development Board (HDB) interior designer Khor Ean Ghee was tasked to design a series of playgrounds for Singapore’s upcoming new towns and housing estates in the seventies, he took inspirations from animals and objects that could provide … Continue reading

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“Hello, Hello” The Rise and Decline of Singapore’s Public Payphones

Singapore’s mobile population penetration rate stands at almost 155% (from the 2014 statistics by Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore). That is more than a mobile line per person. Despite the large number of mobile subscriptions, public phones still play a … Continue reading

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SG50 – A Glance at Singapore in the Past 50 Years

Fifty years, fifty old and new photos of Singapore, and fifty familiar names, events and landmarks that helped to shape and define Singapore between 1965 and 2015. To celebrate SG50, let us take a look at Singapore’s enormous progress and … Continue reading

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“50 Made in Singapore Products” Exhibition at the National Museum of Singapore

The “50 Made in Singapore Products” Exhibition is currently held at the National Museum of Singapore till September 2015. In celebrating Singapore’s 50th birthday, the commemorative exhibition features Singapore’s manufacturing achievements and showcases many popular locally-made past and present products … Continue reading

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The Former St Matthew’s Church and its Kindergarten at Neil Road

Passersby at the Tanjong Pagar vicinity would have noticed an abandoned church at the junction of Neil Road and Everton Road. It was formerly used as the premises of St Matthew’s Church, and had a long history back to the … Continue reading

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Singapore Trivia: When a Tree’s Not a Tree

It looks like a tree, yet it looks a little odd in its appearance and shape. If you have seen this kind of artificial trees at Old Choa Chu Kang Road or other parts of Singapore, usually at the western … Continue reading

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The Forgotten Former Schools at Pasir Panjang

Mention Pasir Panjang, and the impression that comes to mind is that it is now a busy strip of land occupied by the Port of Singapore Authority (PSA) Container Terminals, Pasir Panjang Wholesale Centre and the rows of warehouses, offices … Continue reading

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