Tag Archives: Oriental Emporium

Ang Mo Kio, My Hometown of 25 years

I guess every Singaporean has a story to tell in one way or another… of the place he or she was born and raised. Each story is an unique memory. I’m no exception. My hometown was Ang Mo Kio. If … 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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A Walk Through The Old Neighbourhood – Old Woodlands Town Centre

Situated just before the Woodlands Checkpoint, the Old Woodlands Town Centre is the last point in Singapore before one crosses over to Malaysia. A resting point for many, it is now a sleepy old neighbourhood, paling in comparison to its … Continue reading

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The Emporium Legend Lim Tow Yong (1925-2012)

China was in a state of chaos in the early 20th century. A pair of Teochew brothers from a traditional family of farmers in Suatow decided to venture out into Nanyang for a better life. At age of only 15, … Continue reading

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