Tag Archives: Singapore 1980s

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

Posted in Cultural, General, Historic | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Tuas of Yesteryears – A Fishing Village and Seafood Restaurants

Before the eighties, Tuas Village was one of the westernmost points of Singapore. Made up of largely Chinese Teochew and Malay families, the bustling fishing village was said to have existed since the 1880s, founded by one of the pioneering gambier planters … Continue reading

Posted in Exotic, Historic, Nostalgic | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

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

Posted in Cultural, Nostalgic | Tagged , , , , | 9 Comments

Lakeview Estate, its Former Market and the “Shopping Centre”

It was a name that was inspired from the splendid panoramic view of the MacRitchie Reservoir. It was also previously well-known for its popular hawker centre and market that were situated opposite Thomson Community Centre in the eighties and nineties. … Continue reading

Posted in Historic, Nostalgic | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

A Flashback to Singapore 1982 Through Old Geography Textbooks (Part 2)

The secondary 2 edition of the good old geography textbooks we have used some 30 years ago touches on various topics, such as the environment, interaction, growth and change, hierarchy, unity and diversity. Like the other editions, there are many … Continue reading

Posted in Nostalgic | Tagged , , , , , , | 6 Comments

A Flashback to Singapore 1982 Through Old Geography Textbooks (Part 1)

Like the good old Social Studies textbooks (see A Pictorial Gallery of Singapore in 1980), the old Secondary School Geography textbooks, first published by the Curriculum Development Institute of Singapore (CDIS) in 1982, also contain a large variety of old … Continue reading

Posted in Nostalgic | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 13 Comments

Old School National Day’s Memorabilia

It is Singapore’s National Day again. I remember during my primary and secondary school times, we used to receive memorabilia during the National Days. Each student would receive a small item that marked the annual joyous celebration. The memorabilia ranged … Continue reading

Posted in Nostalgic | Tagged , , , , | 7 Comments