Category Archives: Memories of Singapore

This is home, truly, where I know I must be.

Jurong Railway Line

Since its closure in 2011, the KTM Railway tracks has attracted many visitors, marathon runs and more importantly the promotion of The Green Corridor. Yet a short distance away from the main station at Bukit Timah lies a hidden extension

Jurong Railway Line

Since its closure in 2011, the KTM Railway tracks has attracted many visitors, marathon runs and more importantly the promotion of The Green Corridor. Yet a short distance away from the main station at Bukit Timah lies a hidden extension

Geylang in the morning

Through the infamous lorongs, past the brothels and into a gastronomic haven all at once, Geylang by night undoubtedly lives up to its reputation as the ‘Sin City’ of Singapore. Yet for all the clamour of the red-light district, a

Geylang in the morning

Through the infamous lorongs, past the brothels and into a gastronomic haven all at once, Geylang by night undoubtedly lives up to its reputation as the ‘Sin City’ of Singapore. Yet for all the clamour of the red-light district, a

Pek Sin Choon – Behind the oldest tea merchant in Singapore

For fourth-generation owner Kenry Peh, keeping the business of Pek Sin Choon (白新春) going is more than just packaging it for profits. Over what else but numerous blends of his trademark tea, Kenry shares not so much a philosophy, but

Pek Sin Choon – Behind the oldest tea merchant in Singapore

For fourth-generation owner Kenry Peh, keeping the business of Pek Sin Choon (白新春) going is more than just packaging it for profits. Over what else but numerous blends of his trademark tea, Kenry shares not so much a philosophy, but

Dormitory life of a construction worker in Singapore

Often located at some of the most remote corners in Singapore, the 40 or so dormitories that house over 200,000 foreign workers have often been perceived as being overcrowded, unsanitary, yet all the while necessary at the same time. Seeing

Dormitory life of a construction worker in Singapore

Often located at some of the most remote corners in Singapore, the 40 or so dormitories that house over 200,000 foreign workers have often been perceived as being overcrowded, unsanitary, yet all the while necessary at the same time. Seeing

A walk along Mosque Street

For most of us, the Chinatown we know today is often perceived as either a congested tourist trap or an enclave where members of our pioneer generation gather to stay in touch with familiar foods and faces. Yet take a

A walk along Mosque Street

For most of us, the Chinatown we know today is often perceived as either a congested tourist trap or an enclave where members of our pioneer generation gather to stay in touch with familiar foods and faces. Yet take a

Ghim Moh Estate

Unlike its more illustrious surrounding neighbourhoods of Holland Village and Buona Vista (which it is actually part of), Ghim Moh estate is a comparatively quiet enclave that is trying to hold on to its history in the wake of continuous

Ghim Moh Estate

Unlike its more illustrious surrounding neighbourhoods of Holland Village and Buona Vista (which it is actually part of), Ghim Moh estate is a comparatively quiet enclave that is trying to hold on to its history in the wake of continuous

My Queenstown – By residents

More often than not, the idea behind the preservation of monuments in Singapore is usually reserved for buildings or places that have a strong political, religious or national identity. Yet a journey through the recently launched My Queenstown Heritage Trail perhaps

My Queenstown – By residents

More often than not, the idea behind the preservation of monuments in Singapore is usually reserved for buildings or places that have a strong political, religious or national identity. Yet a journey through the recently launched My Queenstown Heritage Trail perhaps

Carpark by day, vegetable market by night

The sights and sounds of heavy vehicles are nothing new to the Ubi industrial estate, yet at around 10pm every night, a select group of hawkers make their way to a carpark long Ubi Avenue 3 to setup this unique

Carpark by day, vegetable market by night

The sights and sounds of heavy vehicles are nothing new to the Ubi industrial estate, yet at around 10pm every night, a select group of hawkers make their way to a carpark long Ubi Avenue 3 to setup this unique

Old Kallang Airport

Once touted as ‘ The finest airport in the British Empire ‘, the Old Kallang Airport, with its streamline modernist design, now sits quietly across the brand new National Stadium, waiting for its conversion into a new lifestyle hub that

Old Kallang Airport

Once touted as ‘ The finest airport in the British Empire ‘, the Old Kallang Airport, with its streamline modernist design, now sits quietly across the brand new National Stadium, waiting for its conversion into a new lifestyle hub that

A journey up the Pearl Bank Apartments

From afar, the colossal cylindrical shaped Pearl Bank Apartments stand as an imposing presence overlooking the shophouses of Chinatown. Resembling something like that of a hive, the various interlocking split-level spaces present a complex but altogether astounding piece of urban

A journey up the Pearl Bank Apartments

From afar, the colossal cylindrical shaped Pearl Bank Apartments stand as an imposing presence overlooking the shophouses of Chinatown. Resembling something like that of a hive, the various interlocking split-level spaces present a complex but altogether astounding piece of urban

Potong Pasir ‘The People’s Town’

What does a sand quarry, flooding and Chiam See Tong have in common? They are all in fact important parts of the history of Potong Pasir, a charming neighbourhood that has more to offer than just its status as the

Potong Pasir ‘The People’s Town’

What does a sand quarry, flooding and Chiam See Tong have in common? They are all in fact important parts of the history of Potong Pasir, a charming neighbourhood that has more to offer than just its status as the

Jinrikisha station: The former Rickshaw Headquarters

Located across Maxwell Hawker Centre, at the junction of Neil and Tanjong Pagar Road, stands the Jinrikisha Station. Built in 1903 by Municipal Engineer Samuel Tomlinson, this symmetrically triangular-shaped building with a unique Octagonal cupola (dome-like structure), once served as

Jinrikisha station: The former Rickshaw Headquarters

Located across Maxwell Hawker Centre, at the junction of Neil and Tanjong Pagar Road, stands the Jinrikisha Station. Built in 1903 by Municipal Engineer Samuel Tomlinson, this symmetrically triangular-shaped building with a unique Octagonal cupola (dome-like structure), once served as