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    List of Singaporean things from the past, i missed them dearly. haha
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    1. traffic policeman/woman standing on raised platforms directing traffic at junctions, waving directions

    2. Singapore folk songs which always appeared on tv in the late 70s, early 80s. Chan Mali Chan, Sepaku Geylang, Oh Singapura

    3. Playing with erasers (and some others, colourful translucent plastic depicting animals / bottlecaps) in primary school....all the First King, 2nd King, 3rd King, Last King, etc inscribed on the erasers.

    4. Dial type telephones that goes 'tek-tek-tek', then u hear the pulse dialling on the receiver

    5. kids playing police and thieves at early HDB void decks

    6. most kids eating 'sng bao' (ice popsicles) and round ice kachang in their hands

    7. the very first McDonalds, A & W outlets, Big Rooster outlets, KFC

    8. the round tv sets and radios...

    9. the 'green-screen' early apple computers...

    10. Bug eyed old school Mercedes which was once the status symbol of many tow-kays in Singapore back then

    11.
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    11. Model shoot when the model hair was like pom-pom curly-curly style one

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    not as old as u alll...

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    12. Getting free rides on lorry with no doors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Astin
    11. Model shoot when the model hair was like pom-pom curly-curly style one
    You mean the 'bee-hive' hairdo ar.

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    13. PLay goli (marbles) at the playground with lines drawn in the sand.

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    14. Bus conductors with a sling bag tearing colorful bus tickets for pasengers.

    15. Buckets use as cash registers.

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    Is there still round about turn in singapore instead of traffic light?

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    Quote Originally Posted by whoelse
    Is there still round about turn in singapore instead of traffic light?
    serangoon gardens?

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    packet milk in triangular packets!
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    mama shops selling chewing/bubble gums

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    Quote Originally Posted by Astin
    11. Model shoot when the model hair was like pom-pom curly-curly style one
    tot for you, this one no prob one?

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    everyone brushing teeth in school after reccess...

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    Playing with fireworks launched fom coke bottles

    Going to New World and Kallang amusement parks
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    play "koottie" "koottie"...

    small colourful transparent plastic animal figurines

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    Playing Hide and Seek .. with area of play ... the whole HDB block from 1 to 12 storey

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    1. traffic policeman/woman standing on raised platforms directing traffic at junctions, waving directions

    2. Singapore folk songs which always appeared on tv in the late 70s, early 80s. Chan Mali Chan, Sepaku Geylang, Oh Singapura

    3. Playing with erasers (and some others, colourful translucent plastic depicting animals (play "koottie" "koottie"...) / bottlecaps) in primary school....all the First King, 2nd King, 3rd King, Last King, etc inscribed on the erasers.

    4. Dial type telephones that goes 'tek-tek-tek', then u hear the pulse dialling on the receiver

    5. kids playing police and thieves at early HDB void decks, playing Hide and Seek .. with area of play ... the whole HDB block from 1 to 12 storey

    6. most kids eating 'sng bao' (ice popsicles) and round ice kachang in their hands

    7. the very first McDonalds, A & W outlets, Big Rooster outlets, KFC

    8. the round tv sets and radios...

    9. the 'green-screen' early apple computers...

    10. Bug eyed old school Mercedes which was once the status symbol of many tow-kays in Singapore back then

    11. Model shoot when the model hair bee-hive style

    12. Getting free rides on lorry with no doors

    13. PLay goli (marbles) at the playground with lines drawn in the sand

    14. catch spiders/grasshoppers/ladybird and put them in 20 cent 'egg' shells (the ones which contain toys)

    15. Bus conductors with a sling bag tearing colorful bus tickets for pasengers

    16. Buckets/metal tins use as cash registers. (pulley system...swing round the shop)

    17. packet milk in triangular packets! Marigold? Pyramid shaped

    18. mama shops selling chewing/bubble gums

    19. everyone brushing teeth in school after reccess...

    20. Playing with fireworks launched fom coke bottles

    21. old style playgrounds with real sand, real concrete slides, 'dragon', swings, see-saws...for REAL kids...hehehehe
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    Hawkers pedlling their wares from brooms to mee rebus.

    Hacks sweet (black) 5 cents for 2.

    Play tikam tikam to win a prize

    Buy layang (kite) from mama shop and have an aerial battle with teh kampong boys

    Play marbles with your favourite gundu.

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    when the population was 2 million....

    when you had these slevees as library cards, and they would take a card out from the library book, and put it in the sleeves when you check out the book.
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    One more thing, play hantam bola. How many of you remember this?

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