Category Archives: Nostalgic

Memories of the Jurong Bird Park

The good old Jurong Bird Park had officially closed and walked into history on 3 January 2023. It was opened exactly 52 years ago, on 3 January 1971, after two years of construction that cost a total of $5 million. … Continue reading

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Farewell to Old Tanglin Halt

A total of 31 blocks – Block 24 to 32, 33 to 38, 40 to 45, 55 to 56, 58 to 60 and 62 to 66 – at Tanglin Halt Road and Commonwealth Drive was placed under the Selective En-Bloc … Continue reading

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Cool but Obsolete… Gadgets and Apps of the 1990s and 2000s

The recent news of BlackBerry ending the support for its signature devices brings back memories to many who have previously owned the phones. One of BlackBerry’s iconic series was BlackBerry Bold, first launched in 2008. Designed with a leather back … Continue reading

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Have a Break, Have a Kacang Puteh

When was the last time you had kacang puteh? It used to be one of the favourite snacks for movie-goers, dating couples at the theme parks and football fans watching an exciting match. Nowadays, there are not many kacang puteh … Continue reading

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Reminiscences of the Old Lam Soon Community Centre

The kampong house that used to stand at the junction of Old Choa Chu Kang Road and Jalan Lekar was the former Lam Soon Community Centre. It has just been demolished to make way for a new Animal Quarantine Centre. Lam Soon … Continue reading

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Changes of Dakota 2 – Bidding Farewell to Dakota Crescent Flats

Dakota Crescent and its low-rise flats were built by the Singapore Improvement Trust (SIT) in 1958, two years before the formation of the Housing and Development Board (HDB). It was then known as the Old Kallang Airport Estate, a massive … Continue reading

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15 Defunct Department Stores We Miss the Most

As we bid farewell to longtime retail giant Robinsons, let us do a recap of those once-familiar Japanese, French, Hong Kong as well as local department stores that became defunct in Singapore (We will save the former supermarkets/hypermarkets for another … Continue reading

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Reminiscing the Days of Steamboats, Bowling and Arcade at Marina South

For many of those who were youths in the nineties and 2000s would probably remember Marina South fondly. It was a popular and fun place of BBQ and seafood steamboats, bowling, snooker and 24-hour arcade, before its transformation into a … Continue reading

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Looking for Bits and Pieces of Old Seletar

Seletar has changed tremendously in the past decade. The Aerospace Park is increasing well developed with many multinational companies making their investments here at the northeastern part of Singapore. It is also more accessible now with a direct route, via … Continue reading

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Walking Down the Memory Lane of Margaret Drive

Margaret Drive was named after Princess Margaret (Margaret Rose, 1930-2002), the younger sister of Queen Elizabeth II. Constructed in the mid-fifties, Margaret Drive was simply known by the locals as the new road, as it was the main road to … Continue reading

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