Category Archives: Our Physical Heritage

Singapore has many more secrets then one could ever find, sometimes i hop on my bicycle and try to find the more remote places out.

The former Raffles College: Where education and architecture collide

The relationship between architecture and education is often an intriguing one. Whether it’s meant for practicality, or to foster creativity within the community, there is perhaps none that historically stands out more than the NUS Bukit Timah Campus, which first

The former Raffles College: Where education and architecture collide

The relationship between architecture and education is often an intriguing one. Whether it’s meant for practicality, or to foster creativity within the community, there is perhaps none that historically stands out more than the NUS Bukit Timah Campus, which first

Da Kwong Jewellery

Tucked away in a quieter part of Ang Mo Kio, the inconspicuous neighbourhood shop of Da Kwong Jewellery is constantly filled with a surprisingly pleasant Cantonese banter between customer and shopowner. While jade, yellow gold and pearl remain staples in

Da Kwong Jewellery

Tucked away in a quieter part of Ang Mo Kio, the inconspicuous neighbourhood shop of Da Kwong Jewellery is constantly filled with a surprisingly pleasant Cantonese banter between customer and shopowner. While jade, yellow gold and pearl remain staples in

Tiong Bahru Air-Raid Shelter

While Tiong Bahru’s future is fought today as a war of words between businesses of the old against the new, the iconic estate’s involvement in World War II is literally hidden from the man on the street. Tucked away beneath

Tiong Bahru Air-Raid Shelter

While Tiong Bahru’s future is fought today as a war of words between businesses of the old against the new, the iconic estate’s involvement in World War II is literally hidden from the man on the street. Tucked away beneath

The Curious Case of the Black and Whites at Woodleigh Park

Better known as the former white elephant station along the Northeast Line, it is hard to find the significance of Woodleigh historically beyond it being part of the former expanse of the Bidadari Cemetery. Yet tucked away in Woodleigh Park,

The Curious Case of the Black and Whites at Woodleigh Park

Better known as the former white elephant station along the Northeast Line, it is hard to find the significance of Woodleigh historically beyond it being part of the former expanse of the Bidadari Cemetery. Yet tucked away in Woodleigh Park,

Making a connection at Circuit Road

With flats dating back nearly half a century, Circuit Road stands as one of the oldest housing estates in Singapore, though its reputation as an urban ghetto is perhaps why its public prominence is overshadowed by the likes of heritage

Making a connection at Circuit Road

With flats dating back nearly half a century, Circuit Road stands as one of the oldest housing estates in Singapore, though its reputation as an urban ghetto is perhaps why its public prominence is overshadowed by the likes of heritage

Finding Inch-spiration on Ubin

In the air-conditioned nation that is Singapore, the idea of embarking on a music sojourn on our shores is hard to imagine. We think about drawbacks such as the lack of space, electricity, tropical humidity and perhaps most importantly, Wi-Fi

Finding Inch-spiration on Ubin

In the air-conditioned nation that is Singapore, the idea of embarking on a music sojourn on our shores is hard to imagine. We think about drawbacks such as the lack of space, electricity, tropical humidity and perhaps most importantly, Wi-Fi

Foo Leong Record Store (富 良 唱片)

“Aunty 有没有英文的歌?” (do you have English songs) “有啊, 有 Justin Bieber ah.” (yes yes, we have Justin Bieber) So began my conversation with 75-year old Mrs Wong, owner of the institution that is Foo Leong Record Store (富 良 唱片),

Foo Leong Record Store (富 良 唱片)

“Aunty 有没有英文的歌?” (do you have English songs) “有啊, 有 Justin Bieber ah.” (yes yes, we have Justin Bieber) So began my conversation with 75-year old Mrs Wong, owner of the institution that is Foo Leong Record Store (富 良 唱片),

Pasir Panjang Wholesale Centre ­­– Singapore’s Original Farmers’ Market

Organic, artisinal, independent. Three words that are probably best used to describe the modern day Farmers’ Market that has become a trendy pop-up place to showcase a range of modern food and craft offerings to an affluent audience. Contrary to

Pasir Panjang Wholesale Centre ­­– Singapore’s Original Farmers’ Market

Organic, artisinal, independent. Three words that are probably best used to describe the modern day Farmers’ Market that has become a trendy pop-up place to showcase a range of modern food and craft offerings to an affluent audience. Contrary to

The samsui women of Singapore

The samsui women were part of an initial group of some 2,000 women hailing mainly from the Sanshui district in Canton (Guangdong), arriving between 1934-1938 together with over 200,000 female Chinese immigrants in search of a better living. Most of

The samsui women of Singapore

The samsui women were part of an initial group of some 2,000 women hailing mainly from the Sanshui district in Canton (Guangdong), arriving between 1934-1938 together with over 200,000 female Chinese immigrants in search of a better living. Most of

Trail Running at The Green Corridor

Since the redevelopment of the MacRitchie Trails and introduction of The Green Corridor, trail running in Singapore has been literally been on a trailblazing rise, thanks largely to the the pristine natural and man-made heritage, as well as the physical challenges

Trail Running at The Green Corridor

Since the redevelopment of the MacRitchie Trails and introduction of The Green Corridor, trail running in Singapore has been literally been on a trailblazing rise, thanks largely to the the pristine natural and man-made heritage, as well as the physical challenges

Siglap HDB Flats: The first and last of its kind

Nestled in the heart of Siglap at the junction East Coast and Siglap Road is a stack of four unassuming HDB blocks that is in fact, the first and last public housing units belonging to the Siglap Estate. Built by

Siglap HDB Flats: The first and last of its kind

Nestled in the heart of Siglap at the junction East Coast and Siglap Road is a stack of four unassuming HDB blocks that is in fact, the first and last public housing units belonging to the Siglap Estate. Built by

Sembawang Hill Estate Taxi Services Hut

Before the days of Uber, GrabTaxi and the other taxi booking services, taxi drivers would gather at special Taxi Services Huts around Singapore to chat away over a cup of coffee while waiting for potential passengers. One of these last

Sembawang Hill Estate Taxi Services Hut

Before the days of Uber, GrabTaxi and the other taxi booking services, taxi drivers would gather at special Taxi Services Huts around Singapore to chat away over a cup of coffee while waiting for potential passengers. One of these last