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?
Metro Golden Mile, Supreme House (now called Park Mall)
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.
K-Mart @ Lucky Plaza
Galleries LaFayette @ Goldhill Square
Printemps @ Hotel Meredien
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.
Royal Crown (RC) Cola!
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"
Magnolia milk in a pyramid-shaped box.
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!).
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.
Pong-pong trees by the roadside.
Toy soldiers! (now where to find?)
Matchbox die-cast cars.
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.