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    I posted the following list somewhere else and 3/4 of the people there didn't know 1/2 the stuff I was talking about. Let's test the crowd here, eh?

    Oriental Emporium
    Metro Golden Mile, Supreme House (now called Park Mall)
    Fitzpatrick Supermarkets
    Tokyu, followed by Sogo @ Raffles City.
    Yaohan Katong (next to Seaview Hotel), Jurong, Thomson Plaza.
    Yokoso Supermarket, S'pore's first 24H supermarket, Tanjong Katong Complex.
    Sasaki Good Guys, Japanese departmental store next to Courts Bt. Timah
    The ice-skating rink at Katong Shopping Centre
    Daimaru at Liang Court, with that really high water-jet fountain.
    Hawker centres right by the S'pore river, Fullerton area.
    Clifford Pier/Change Alley was totally happening.
    Big Splash!
    K-Mart @ Lucky Plaza
    Galleries LaFayette @ Goldhill Square
    Printemps @ Hotel Meredien
    "Centrepoint kids"
    Fire Disco
    Kampungs (Malay Village does not count)
    Paya Lebar International Airport (pre Changi)
    "In"/"In-kids" @ Dhoby Ghaut/Orchard MRT (late 80s)
    When Upper Serangoon Shopping Centre, Bt. Timah Plaza & Thomson Plaza were really hip and happening
    A&W Restaurant along Dunearn Road, opposite Novotel Orchid Inn (now Copthorne)
    KFC served meals on ceramic plates.
    HANDS DIY store at Bt. Timah Rd (next to Tan Chong Motors)
    Hardees @ Parkway Parade, International Building. They had the Mushroom Swiss Burger before BK introduced theirs.
    Wendy's was also at Parkway Parade.
    Church's Texas Fried Chicken.
    Big Rooster.
    Shakey's Pizza
    Cherry Coke!
    Royal Crown (RC) Cola!
    Sinalco!
    Collecting bottle caps!
    Marbles - "Gor-li". The opaque white ones (the "Goondu") were especially prized.
    MPH Stamford Road (before renovation)
    The Orchard Bowl at the Old Orchard Cinema.
    $3.50 stall movie tickets, $4.50 circle seats.
    Two huge-ass painted movie banners in front of cinema: "Now Showing" and "Next Change"
    Green Spot
    Magnolia milk in a pyramid-shaped box.
    Bus-conductors/OMO
    The MRT only travelled in one line from Clementi to Yio Chu Kang.
    SBC only had channel 5 and 8. Then 12.
    "Army Series" on channel 8.
    Huang Wenyong (Ah Shui) and Xiang Yun in "The Awakening"
    English subtitles for Chinese programmes were translated in 3rd person/reported speech.
    Sen Lam and Duncan Watt read the news.
    Kenneth Liang hosted Friday Background (or was it Feedback?).
    TV started at 3pm daily, but occasionally at 9am, there'd be CDIS programmes on TV till about 11am. Cooool!
    There was a news bulletin prog for kids called "Newswatch".
    When CHIJMES was still a school.
    Radio One 90.5 played oldies till 2am on Fri nites, pop hits till 2am on Sat nites. All other stations stopped at 12mn.
    Batam radio Zoo 101.6 was our first taste of 24hour radio.
    Ocean Pacific and IXI;Z were cool brands.
    Pop hits on cassette tapes, $6.50 - $8.50. $2.50 for pirated ones.
    Kickass Sony cassette walkmans.
    Ultra-hip if you owned a Discman.
    When the postal code still had 4 digits (or even 2!).
    Dial phones.
    When we'd actually TALK on the phones with friends.
    When was the last time you used a phone card/card phone?
    Pagers were like, damn cool, man.
    Pen-pals!
    Pong-pong trees by the roadside.
    Toy soldiers! (now where to find?)
    Matchbox die-cast cars.
    "Top-Trump" cards.
    Roller skates and "Chopper" bicycles.
    Floods along Bt.Timah/Dunearn Roads.
    School being cancelled because of floods.
    Bata Badminton Master BM2000! Gotta have 'em!
    Roti-man delivering bread on his motorbike at night. Sometimes got freshly-bottled goat's milk.
    Live chickens at the market!
    Feather dusters made of real feathers.
    "Teamy" the bee.
    The first remote-controlled TV/VCR. (cabled, not infra-red)
    Smugglin' porn to school on VHS cassette.
    See-saws at the playgound.
    *sand* at the playground!
    Singapore in the Malaysia Cup/Semi-Pro League (Alistair Edwards! Abbas Saad!).
    Kallang Roar, week-in, week out.
    When kids bought the national jersey and had names like 'Hasnim Haron' and 'D.Tokijan' printed on the back.
    Van Kleef Aquarium with the shark-tank! And electric eels and piranha at the entrance. Uber cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by synapseman View Post
    I posted the following list somewhere else and 3/4 of the people there didn't know 1/2 the stuff I was talking about. Let's test the crowd here, eh?

    Oriental Emporium
    Yaohan Katong (next to Seaview Hotel), Jurong, Thomson Plaza.
    Daimaru at Liang Court, with that really high water-jet fountain.
    "Centrepoint kids"
    Fire Disco
    Big Rooster.
    Royal Crown (RC) Cola!
    Sinalco!
    Marbles - "Gor-li". The opaque white ones (the "Goondu") were especially prized.
    MPH Stamford Road (before renovation)
    Magnolia milk in a pyramid-shaped box.
    Bus-conductors/OMO
    SBC only had channel 5 and 8. Then 12.
    "Army Series" on channel 8.
    Huang Wenyong (Ah Shui) and Xiang Yun in "The Awakening"
    TV started at 3pm daily, but occasionally at 9am, there'd be CDIS programmes on TV till about 11am. Cooool!
    Kickass Sony cassette walkmans.
    Ultra-hip if you owned a Discman.
    When the postal code still had 4 digits (or even 2!).
    Dial phones.
    When we'd actually TALK on the phones with friends.
    When was the last time you used a phone card/card phone?
    Pagers were like, damn cool, man.
    Pen-pals!
    Toy soldiers! (now where to find?)
    Matchbox die-cast cars.
    "Top-Trump" cards.
    Bata Badminton Master BM2000! Gotta have 'em!
    Live chickens at the market!
    Feather dusters made of real feathers.
    "Teamy" the bee.
    See-saws at the playgound.
    *sand* at the playground!
    Singapore in the Malaysia Cup/Semi-Pro League (Alistair Edwards! Abbas Saad!).
    Kallang Roar, week-in, week out.
    jialat. i only remember these.

    eh, upper serangoon shopping centre got happening meh? i've been going there for 20+ years, don't remember it being happening ever....
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    Oriental Emporium
    Metro Golden Mile, Supreme House (now called Park Mall)
    Fitzpatrick Supermarkets
    Tokyu, followed by Sogo @ Raffles City.
    Yaohan Katong (next to Seaview Hotel), Jurong, Thomson Plaza.
    Yokoso Supermarket, S'pore's first 24H supermarket, Tanjong Katong Complex.
    Sasaki Good Guys, Japanese departmental store next to Courts Bt. Timah
    The ice-skating rink at Katong Shopping Centre
    Daimaru at Liang Court, with that really high water-jet fountain.
    Hawker centres right by the S'pore river, Fullerton area.
    Clifford Pier/Change Alley was totally happening.
    Big Splash!
    K-Mart @ Lucky Plaza
    Galleries LaFayette @ Goldhill Square
    Printemps @ Hotel Meredien
    "Centrepoint kids"
    Fire Disco
    Kampungs (Malay Village does not count)
    Paya Lebar International Airport (pre Changi)
    "In"/"In-kids" @ Dhoby Ghaut/Orchard MRT (late 80s)
    When Upper Serangoon Shopping Centre, Bt. Timah Plaza & Thomson Plaza were really hip and happening
    A&W Restaurant along Dunearn Road, opposite Novotel Orchid Inn (now Copthorne)
    KFC served meals on ceramic plates.
    HANDS DIY store at Bt. Timah Rd (next to Tan Chong Motors)
    Hardees @ Parkway Parade, International Building. They had the Mushroom Swiss Burger before BK introduced theirs.
    Wendy's was also at Parkway Parade.
    Church's Texas Fried Chicken.
    Big Rooster.
    Shakey's Pizza
    Cherry Coke!
    Royal Crown (RC) Cola!
    Sinalco!
    Collecting bottle caps!
    Marbles - "Gor-li". The opaque white ones (the "Goondu") were especially prized.
    MPH Stamford Road (before renovation)
    The Orchard Bowl at the Old Orchard Cinema.
    $3.50 stall movie tickets, $4.50 circle seats.
    Two huge-ass painted movie banners in front of cinema: "Now Showing" and "Next Change"
    Green Spot
    Magnolia milk in a pyramid-shaped box.
    Bus-conductors/OMO
    The MRT only travelled in one line from Clementi to Yio Chu Kang.
    SBC only had channel 5 and 8. Then 12.
    "Army Series" on channel 8.
    Huang Wenyong (Ah Shui) and Xiang Yun in "The Awakening"
    English subtitles for Chinese programmes were translated in 3rd person/reported speech.
    Sen Lam and Duncan Watt read the news.
    Kenneth Liang hosted Friday Background (or was it Feedback?).
    TV started at 3pm daily, but occasionally at 9am, there'd be CDIS programmes on TV till about 11am. Cooool!
    There was a news bulletin prog for kids called "Newswatch".
    When CHIJMES was still a school.
    Radio One 90.5 played oldies till 2am on Fri nites, pop hits till 2am on Sat nites. All other stations stopped at 12mn.
    Batam radio Zoo 101.6 was our first taste of 24hour radio.
    Ocean Pacific and IXI;Z were cool brands.
    Pop hits on cassette tapes, $6.50 - $8.50. $2.50 for pirated ones.
    Kickass Sony cassette walkmans.
    Ultra-hip if you owned a Discman.
    When the postal code still had 4 digits (or even 2!).
    Dial phones.
    When we'd actually TALK on the phones with friends.
    When was the last time you used a phone card/card phone?
    Pagers were like, damn cool, man.
    Pen-pals!
    Pong-pong trees by the roadside.
    Toy soldiers! (now where to find?)
    Matchbox die-cast cars.
    "Top-Trump" cards.
    Roller skates and "Chopper" bicycles.
    Floods along Bt.Timah/Dunearn Roads.
    School being cancelled because of floods.
    Bata Badminton Master BM2000! Gotta have 'em!
    Roti-man delivering bread on his motorbike at night. Sometimes got freshly-bottled goat's milk.
    Live chickens at the market!
    Feather dusters made of real feathers.
    "Teamy" the bee.
    The first remote-controlled TV/VCR. (cabled, not infra-red)
    Smugglin' porn to school on VHS cassette.
    See-saws at the playgound.
    *sand* at the playground!
    Singapore in the Malaysia Cup/Semi-Pro League (Alistair Edwards! Abbas Saad!).
    Kallang Roar, week-in, week out.
    When kids bought the national jersey and had names like 'Hasnim Haron' and 'D.Tokijan' printed on the back.
    Van Kleef Aquarium with the shark-tank! And electric eels and piranha at the entrance. Uber cool.
    National Theatre
    Singa the Courtesy Lion
    Bookworm Club
    'Sng Bao' flavoured ice packs
    20 cents Ka-ka biscuits with toys
    50 cents Xiao Ding Dang chocolate biscuits with toys
    20 cents drawing books
    Commercial Press bookshop around Bugis area
    float parades in HDB estates during National Day
    sega tv games
    macross
    ultraman drama, sticker book and toys
    'Attack!' volleyball drama from Japan
    'Oshin' Japanese drama
    'Tansformers' 1st generation cartoon and die cast toys
    going to Sentosa by ferry
    drinking milo poured on cup's saucer in the school canteen



    blue = know/remember
    others either never been there before/never heard of or seen/never eaten or drank before
    Last edited by eikin; 24th December 2006 at 02:38 PM.

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    I'd like to think that I got good memory of my surroundings. I'm not that old. Really!
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    Oriental Emporium
    Metro Golden Mile, Supreme House (now called Park Mall)
    Fitzpatrick Supermarkets
    Tokyu, followed by Sogo @ Raffles City.
    Yaohan Katong (next to Seaview Hotel), Jurong, Thomson Plaza.
    Yokoso Supermarket, S'pore's first 24H supermarket, Tanjong Katong Complex.
    Sasaki Good Guys, Japanese departmental store next to Courts Bt. Timah
    The ice-skating rink at Katong Shopping Centre
    Daimaru at Liang Court, with that really high water-jet fountain.
    Hawker centres right by the S'pore river, Fullerton area.
    Clifford Pier/Change Alley was totally happening.
    Big Splash!
    K-Mart @ Lucky Plaza
    Galleries LaFayette @ Goldhill Square
    Printemps @ Hotel Meredien
    "Centrepoint kids"
    Fire Disco
    Kampungs (Malay Village does not count)
    Paya Lebar International Airport (pre Changi)
    "In"/"In-kids" @ Dhoby Ghaut/Orchard MRT (late 80s)
    When Upper Serangoon Shopping Centre, Bt. Timah Plaza & Thomson Plaza were really hip and happening
    A&W Restaurant along Dunearn Road, opposite Novotel Orchid Inn (now Copthorne)
    KFC served meals on ceramic plates.
    HANDS DIY store at Bt. Timah Rd (next to Tan Chong Motors)
    Hardees @ Parkway Parade, International Building. They had the Mushroom Swiss Burger before BK introduced theirs.
    Wendy's was also at Parkway Parade.
    Church's Texas Fried Chicken.
    Big Rooster.
    Shakey's Pizza
    Cherry Coke!
    Royal Crown (RC) Cola!
    Sinalco! (sinalco is still selling at hawker centres IIRC)
    Collecting bottle caps!
    Marbles - "Gor-li". The opaque white ones (the "Goondu") were especially prized.
    MPH Stamford Road (before renovation)
    The Orchard Bowl at the Old Orchard Cinema.
    $3.50 stall movie tickets, $4.50 circle seats.
    Two huge-ass painted movie banners in front of cinema: "Now Showing" and "Next Change"
    Green Spot
    Magnolia milk in a pyramid-shaped box.
    Bus-conductors/OMO
    The MRT only travelled in one line from Clementi to Yio Chu Kang.
    SBC only had channel 5 and 8. Then 12.
    "Army Series" on channel 8.
    Huang Wenyong (Ah Shui) and Xiang Yun in "The Awakening"
    English subtitles for Chinese programmes were translated in 3rd person/reported speech.
    Sen Lam and Duncan Watt read the news.
    Kenneth Liang hosted Friday Background (or was it Feedback?).
    TV started at 3pm daily, but occasionally at 9am, there'd be CDIS programmes on TV till about 11am. Cooool!
    There was a news bulletin prog for kids called "Newswatch".
    When CHIJMES was still a school.
    Radio One 90.5 played oldies till 2am on Fri nites, pop hits till 2am on Sat nites. All other stations stopped at 12mn.
    Batam radio Zoo 101.6 was our first taste of 24hour radio.
    Ocean Pacific and IXI;Z were cool brands.
    Pop hits on cassette tapes, $6.50 - $8.50. $2.50 for pirated ones.
    Kickass Sony cassette walkmans.
    Ultra-hip if you owned a Discman.
    When the postal code still had 4 digits (or even 2!).
    Dial phones.
    When we'd actually TALK on the phones with friends.
    When was the last time you used a phone card/card phone?
    Pagers were like, damn cool, man.
    Pen-pals!
    Pong-pong trees by the roadside.
    Toy soldiers! (now where to find?)
    Matchbox die-cast cars.
    "Top-Trump" cards.
    Roller skates and "Chopper" bicycles.
    Floods along Bt.Timah/Dunearn Roads.
    School being cancelled because of floods.
    Bata Badminton Master BM2000! Gotta have 'em!
    Roti-man delivering bread on his motorbike at night. Sometimes got freshly-bottled goat's milk.
    Live chickens at the market!
    Feather dusters made of real feathers.
    "Teamy" the bee.
    The first remote-controlled TV/VCR. (cabled, not infra-red)
    Smugglin' porn to school on VHS cassette.
    See-saws at the playgound.
    *sand* at the playground!
    Singapore in the Malaysia Cup/Semi-Pro League (Alistair Edwards! Abbas Saad!).
    Kallang Roar, week-in, week out.
    When kids bought the national jersey and had names like 'Hasnim Haron' and 'D.Tokijan' printed on the back.
    Van Kleef Aquarium with the shark-tank! And electric eels and piranha at the entrance. Uber cool.


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    Quote Originally Posted by synapseman View Post
    I'd like to think that I got good memory of my surroundings. I'm not that old. Really!
    really?

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    OMG i'm only 22 coming 23 and i know alot of the above. makes me feel so old.

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    To help add to your list...

    - Old C.K.Tang building on Orchard Road
    - Orchard Yaohan
    - Original Beethoven music store, in a shop house next to Orchard Yaohan
    - Wonderland - amusement park with lion head roller coaster, at Kallang
    - National Theatre - beautiful structure with the half-egg fountain at the front
    - Koh Kim Song - soccer star of the 70's
    - New Word amusement park - in Jalan Besar if I remember correctly

    Will think of more later...
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    Quote Originally Posted by roygoh View Post
    To help add to your list...

    - Old C.K.Tang building on Orchard Road
    - Orchard Yaohan
    - Original Beethoven music store, in a shop house next to Orchard Yaohan
    - Wonderland - amusement park with lion head roller coaster, at Kallang
    - National Theatre - beautiful structure with the half-egg fountain at the front
    - Koh Kim Song - soccer star of the 70's
    - New Word amusement park - in Jalan Besar if I remember correctly

    Will think of more later...
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    Wa lao, jus like yesterday .....
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    Wah lau...I remember every thing - guess I'm considered old liao...

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    Quote Originally Posted by synapseman View Post
    Singapore in the Malaysia Cup/Semi-Pro League (Alistair Edwards! Abbas Saad!).
    Kallang Roar, week-in, week out.
    When kids bought the national jersey and had names like 'Hasnim Haron' and 'D.Tokijan' printed on the back.
    GOAL!!!

    Yes! I miss MALAYSIA CUP THE MOST!
    Kallang Roar forever in my good memories
    Oh yes the wave!!
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    Of all the things u'd put, u'd probably missed one out.

    Anyone remembered going to Colombo Court to make ur 1st NRIC at Primary 6?
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    i also remember all leh. ...the most i miss is the bus conductor/ inspector... best thing $0.60 cents from Boon Lay to NUS.. Take 198 all the way to NUS. tran card only put 60 cents... bus conductor come gan cheong ah!!! Sometimes suay and then caught if not then can save alot of money... hahahhahaaaa. now how can?

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    Odeon! I remember watching "The Empire Strikes Back" there!

    Anyone remember the Red Bakery at Raffles Hotel? Or the shophouses between Raffles Hotel and Carlton Hotel?

    The aquarium shops between Cathay Cinema and Paradiz centre?
    The old buildings above Dhoby Ghaut MRT Station?
    More shophouses where the Heeren now stands?

    Probably very faint in many people's memories, if they can remember at all. And the amazing thing is, these places were there not that long ago! (Like I said, I'm not THAT old, lah.) Singapore changes so fast that so many of the places we grew up to know so well are either no longer around, or changed until they're no longer recognisable. I think people in their early 20s already feel this way, don't even talk about your parents or grandparents.

    How would the place be in another 10-20 years down the road? Therefore, we should just take our cameras, and take many photos of random places in S'pore. Places that we pass by everyday, that we take for granted. I think it's safe to say they'll be gone before you know it.
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    There's more...
    Half-price (Student fare) in buses was 5 cents
    RI was situated at the current Raffles City.
    RGS was opposite CHIJMES.
    4 major bus companies in Singapore - ABC, ABS, UBC and STC.
    New World, Gay World, Great World
    Sarabat stalls along Waterloo Street
    Tongkangs along the Singapore River
    Paying water bills at City Hall.
    Watching Cantonese movies at Jubilee Theatre.
    Watching Ultraman movies at Globe Theatre.
    Airfix model kits

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsbn View Post
    Of all the things u'd put, u'd probably missed one out.

    Anyone remembered going to Colombo Court to make ur 1st NRIC at Primary 6?
    Wah! Colombo Court! There had Cortina departmental store!
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    "knock knock" on the door of my neighbour
    Mak Chik...I want coca cola "sng bao"!! 10cents
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    miss those old HDB. children can play soccer at the void deck. so nice.. now children can only play computer games...

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    Quote Originally Posted by deckard View Post
    i also remember all leh. ...the most i miss is the bus conductor/ inspector... best thing $0.60 cents from Boon Lay to NUS.. Take 198 all the way to NUS. tran card only put 60 cents... bus conductor come gan cheong ah!!! Sometimes suay and then caught if not then can save alot of money... hahahhahaaaa. now how can?
    U remember those purple, orange tickets they used to give before SBS went OMO (One Man Operation) with the ticket punching machine?

    As we step into 2007, we remember the past with nostalgia. Merry X'mas and Happy New Year everyone.
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    Talking about Van Kleef Aquarium, anyone still remembered the huge immobile brown Electric Eel they had on the 2nd level? Was always fascinated by that huge non-moving electric creature and always feared to touch the tank lest it zaps me....
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