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

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Bukit Batok Hill (3)
Here are some vintage views of Bukit Batok hill taken around 1963 to 1968. Back then, the 'greening' of Singapore had not yet taken place and the views from the hill top were magnificent. Today, with the development of the Bukit Batok Nature Park around the...
Bukit Batok Hill (3)
Bukit Batok Hill (3)
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Why Zhenghua became Bukit Panjang New Town.
         Recently, I had two friends who asked me the same exact question, " Do you know why Bukit Panjang (New Town) was called Zhenghua?" The first round I answered rather nonchalantly but when I was asked by the other, I said it couldn't have been a coin...
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Hillview Road in 1956
Found an old photograph showing the Hillview Road entry towards the "Princess Elizabeth Industrial Estate" taken in May 1956. Can you recognise this spot? The S.I.T. blocks of flats at Princess Elizabeth Estate were built in 1953. At that time, this was the...
Hillview Road in 1956
Hillview Road in 1956
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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 ...
Exploring Bukit Gombak
Exploring Bukit Gombak
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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...
Factories around P.E.Estate (1)
Factories around P.E.Estate (1)
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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...
Hillview Avenue to Jurong Road
Hillview Avenue to Jurong Road
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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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