Tag Archives: Kampong Glam

Flashback 30 Years Ago… Singapore in 1986

30 years have passed in the blink of an eye. Do you still remember the major events happened in Singapore in 1986? Singapore’s First Recession In early 1986, Singapore was still recovering from its first ever post-independence recession, which began … Continue reading

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From Villages to Flats (Part 1) – The Kampong Days

The rapid urbanisation of Singapore in the past four decades has seen hundreds of villages demolished and the lands freed up for redevelopment. The life of many Singaporeans of the last generation changed dramatically as they shifted from their kampong … Continue reading

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Interesting Singapore Road Names

This is a continuation from the previous article Old, Common Names of Places in Singapore, and their Origins. Other than names of our pioneers, early local merchants or governors of Straits Settlements, many roads in Singapore are  also named after … Continue reading

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