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    Quote Originally Posted by Ansel View Post
    Why did the TS start a thread like that? It just brings tears to my eyes that many parts of my childhood have gone down like there was an earthquake, even though there are no earthquakes in Singapore.

    The first drop of tears came out when someone mentioned the Red Sea Aquarium that was next to Cathay Cinema towards Peace Centre.
    Well, it was Children's Day. And it got me thinking of how it was like for me 20-odd years ago. Things around us change so fast, so quickly. Quite literally, before you know it, surroundings that have been so familiar to us suddenly disappear into thin air.

    I guess that's one of the reasons I'm into photography - to record the present that will soon be history. I'm glad I caught the last couple of shots of Specialists' Centre before they boarded the place up.

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    well... it's the memory.
    though the buildings are still there but the content is the one that we remember.

    I remembered the ikea at Amber Road. I remember that I could figure out how to get to the children's playground cos the escalator doesn't seem to going to that floor. Of all the trips I went there, only managed to play in the playground once.

    I remembered the various arcades that functioned at Parkway Parade.

    Quote Originally Posted by GmbH. View Post
    Marine parade Library was not torn down. it is the current NTUC.

    Toy'R'us is at the building where Yamaha is? Still standing there since the late 70's or early 80's
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    20 years from now , I will remember there is a forum call ClubSnap.

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    Wonder if anyone remembers the row of shophouses in Orchard Road, where the current Heeren Shops is? There used to be a shop that aells fur coats.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by NitroTech View Post
    Wonder if anyone remembers the row of shophouses in Orchard Road, where the current Heeren Shops is? There used to be a shop that aells fur coats.....
    YEAH! I think there was a lighting store, swimsuit store and I think another one that sold musical instruments?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NitroTech View Post
    Wonder if anyone remembers the row of shophouses in Orchard Road, where the current Heeren Shops is? There used to be a shop that aells fur coats.....
    You mean this shop?

    http://photo.net/photodb/photo?photo_id=1552360

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ansel View Post
    Wah! Retro! I love photos like these!

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    Hotel New World... oops think that fell apart on its own.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ansel View Post

    Wow!! Thanks Ansel. Brings back memories of the times when my mum would bring me down Orchard Road....

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    Check out these retro shots I found of S'pore on pbase.com http://www.pbase.com/ngruev/singapore

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    Quote Originally Posted by synapseman View Post
    Check out these retro shots I found of S'pore on pbase.com http://www.pbase.com/ngruev/singapore
    Hi synapseman, thanks for sharing the link. The pix almost brought tears to my eyes!

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    I practically seen how Tampines was developed from nothing to such a successful town now.

    The famous supermarket Yokoso at Tanjong Katong shopping complex.

    Van Kleef aquarium, the only aquarium in Singapore before the Underwater World in Sentosa
    was built.

    The old hawker center at the side of Singapore, dirty but served great food.

    The red bakery at Katong for it's famous Tau Sa Baos.

    Katong shopping center in it's when school kids will go there after school or skip to play computer games on floppy disks.

    The musical fountain at Daimaru long before the musical fountain at Sentosa.

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