Tag Archives: Orchard Road

Singapore Trivia: The Tree of One Tree Hill

At the prime district of Orchard lies a road with an interesting name – One Tree Hill. Located off Grange Road, the 500m-long road is home to rows of private residences and condominiums today. But in the 19th century, it … 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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10 Common Misconceptions of the Names of Places in Singapore

Is Ang Mo Kio “ang mo kio” (tomato)? Or is Holland Village named after the Dutch community in Singapore? Are there any links between the new Chong Pang estate and the old Chong Pang Village? Let’s find out more… 1. … Continue reading

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A Pictorial Gallery of Singapore in 1980

Looking back at time, many say that the eighties was a golden era in Singapore. It was a period of stable economic growth and peaceful society with racial and religious harmony. Inflation was low, as seen in the relatively cheap … Continue reading

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Time Stands Still at Singapore’s Veteran Shopping Malls

Compared to the brand new shopping centres, these veteran shopping malls look as though they are forgotten by time. While it is a norm for new shopping centres to have several fast food restaurants, food courts, fashion outlets or even … Continue reading

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