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    Default Sungei Road going into history

    http://www.straitstimes.com/news/sin...ve-go-20140731

    yet another icon of SG bites the dust... anyone keen to go there and take photos before it is all gone?
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    The station will carry the heritage of the famous flea market that was there - how ironic.

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    Maybe they will relocate them to near by lane.

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    The current set up is a far cry from the sixties. Even Sim Lim Sq is loosing the shine. They should consider to bring back some old charm rather than the standard shopping centres with the usual outlets.

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    move to Lim Chu Kang?
    Objection !!!

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    That's why taking photos in Singapore new building is a waste of time. Must hunt/track down those old one for memories. My childhood places, all gone, thanks to the new development which I hardly use.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BBTM View Post
    That's why taking photos in Singapore new building is a waste of time. Must hunt/track down those old one for memories. My childhood places, all gone, thanks to the new development which I hardly use.
    We need the newer high tech amenities and infrastructure to attract FTs to come and work and live here.

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    Let us bring back all those we miss..

    Singapore river with ...... before the clean up
    China town food stalls with cockroaches running all over the place
    Kampong spirit with those 36-door disposal
    Watch TV at Community center instead watching them at home

    Any more to add??

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    the flea market vendors have asked the authorities for alternative locations but the dumb & absurd reply was for them to tender for market stalls
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    Quote Originally Posted by HYPY13 View Post
    the flea market vendors have asked the authorities for alternative locations but the dumb & absurd reply was for them to tender for market stalls
    All they think abt is $$$$$$$ all $$$ crazy.... can't they use their head??? if those vendors therre got $$$$$$ you all think they will be there???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yappy View Post
    Let us bring back all those we miss..

    Singapore river with ...... before the clean up
    China town food stalls with cockroaches running all over the place
    Kampong spirit with those 36-door disposal
    Watch TV at Community center instead watching them at home

    Any more to add??
    Ah Kuas at Bugis street,

    Clinic at Middle Road.

    how does that sound?
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    Quote Originally Posted by HYPY13 View Post
    the flea market vendors have asked the authorities for alternative locations but the dumb & absurd reply was for them to tender for market stalls
    Quote Originally Posted by melvin View Post
    All they think abt is $$$$$$$ all $$$ crazy.... can't they use their head??? if those vendors therre got $$$$$$ you all think they will be there???
    do you like them to pasar malam their goods around your house? store their stocks at the corridors around your blocks?
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    Quote Originally Posted by UncleFai View Post
    The station will carry the heritage of the famous flea market that was there - how ironic.
    Flea market has no place in the new Singapore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yappy View Post
    Let us bring back all those we miss..

    Singapore river with ...... before the clean up
    China town food stalls with cockroaches running all over the place
    Kampong spirit with those 36-door disposal
    Watch TV at Community center instead watching them at home

    Any more to add??
    Singapore river with ...... before the clean up
    >>There were crabs there even then. Now, I see frogs


    China town food stalls with cockroaches running all over the place
    >> As long as the food is cheap and good.

    Kampong spirit with those 36-door disposal
    >> Did not live in a house with those, but the one I lived in wasn't that clean either.
    This is the only creature comfort I'd want.


    Watch TV at Community center instead watching them at home
    >> Don't really mind. Don't watch much TV anyway


    Ah Kuas at Bugis street,
    >> Not if you don't go finding them (nothing wrong anyway; today they are on All Streets ).
    I lived next to Bugis St btw, never really encountered much Ah Kuas actually unless going Bugis at night to buy makan and even then, they were more in the center of Bugis St rather than everywhere.


    Clinic at Middle Road.
    >> Wah! This one I only got vauge recollection.

    I dig into my memories, I was happy then too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights View Post
    do you like them to pasar malam their goods around your house? store their stocks at the corridors around your blocks?

    I operate a flea market stall in China Square Central for the past 10 years.

    Wealthy, privileged and elitist city slicker like you cannot understand our hardship and suffering as a flea market stall-owner.

    Last edited by Sion; 1st August 2014 at 03:49 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sion View Post
    I operate a flea market stall in China Square Central for the past 10 years.

    Wealthy, privileged and elitist city slicker like you cannot understand our hardship and suffering as a flea market stall-owner.

    u selling soiled/used panties ?
    Objection !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ninelives View Post
    u selling soiled/used panties ?
    No. I sold fake ivory walking sticks.

    I see you as a potential customer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ninelives View Post
    u selling soiled/used panties ?
    Those are limited editions for aunties only. You are not qualified to buy.
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