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Why the PC asking so much personal questions?
Why the PC asking so much personal questions?

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PRINCESS ELIZABETH ESTATE REVISITED HILLVIEW RAILWAY BRIDGE BUKIT BATOK NATURE PARK OLD JURONG ROAD DAIRY FARM NATURE TRAIL SINGAPORE QUARRY NATURE PARK

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Exploring Bukit Gombak
This is an extract from the comments I made on Lam Chun See's Good Morning Yesterday blog. I recalled there were lots of durian trees on the slope behind the two 7-storey blocks belonging to the isolated families living on the slope.  There were 2 paths up ...

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Factories around P.E.Estate (1)
The Hillview/ Upper Bukit Timah Road district had a few prominent factories right from the early days. Most famous of which would be the Ford Motors Factory on the eastern slope of Bukit Batok. The Old Ford Motors Factory goes down in Singapore history as t...

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Princess Elizabeth Estate at Clementi? Almost!
In 1947, the news of the upcoming marriage of Princess Elizabeth to Prince Philip was the most uplifting event given that the region was just recovering from the pains of World War II. In keeping with the joyous momentum, the colonials decided to make it a ...

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Hillview Avenue to Jurong Road
The development of Hillview Avenue Hillview Avenue was a cul-de-sac built in 1951 as an access to the new Princess Elizabeth Estate. This access road, starting at the junction with Upper Bukit Timah Road, was originally called Princess Elizabeth Estate Driv...

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Factories around P.E.E. (2) - Cycle & Carriage
Cycle & Carriage set up Singapore's 2nd car assembly plant at Hillview Avenue in 1965. Singapore's first car assembly plant was, of course, the venerable Ford Motors nearby. This article is not a history of the company, of which I do not claim any expertise...

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Factories around P.E.E. (3) - Ford Motors
Ford Motors set up their factory at Bukit Timah in October 1941. However, in Feb 1942, just over 3 months later, the Japanese Army invaded Singapore. Some of the fiercest battles between the invading Japanese and the British Army took place around the Bukit...

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Factories around P.E.E. (4) - Amoy Canning Corpn
Amoy Canning Corpn was built in 1951 at the 8ms. Upper Bukit Timah Road. It was considered to be at the southern end sector of the 'Colonial Industrial Estate'. Across the road was the Singapore Cold Storage Magnolia Factory. I do not know much about this f...

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Places around P.E.E. (1) - The Salvation Army Home
At the junction of Hillview Road with Upper Bukit Timah Road, and directly across the Standard Chartered Bank, is a modern edifice called Praisehaven run by the Salvation Army. The Salvation Army building " Praisehaven " In the 1970s, I lived at the neighbo...

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Places around P.E.E. (2) - St Joseph Church, Bukit Timah
For a small estate of 200 households, there was an exceptionally large proportion of Catholics living at Princess Elizabeth Estate. Most of them attended the nearby St Joseph Church. It was usual to either walk to church through the Lorong Taluki kampong or...
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