If you were born in the 60s in Singapore...


ed9119

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Those were the good old days.....

Swimming in tongkang infested and sewage filled Singapore River after school

Where farms were REAL farms

Where Sungei Road was a REAL thieves' market

When a roti prata cost 5 cents a piece

When it took a good hour to drive from Queenstown to Katong.... without traffic

When it was normal for a rickshaw to send us to school

When Redhill was an area controlled by the gangs

When policemen still wore shorts

It was always a treat visiting Robinsons (before the fire)/ Tang's/Tay Ban Guan

When there was only ONE Katong Laksa

ah! too many good memories

Please...... if you have images from the 60s and 70s to share...... post them up



Please Add on.........
 

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60s and 70s quite similar.... im from 70s and i think policeman wear pants liao...:bsmilie:

where pri sch canteen sells noodles for 40 cents or less...

where kids skips tuition, play labber, goli and catch spiders...

where kids spend their lunch money on tikam and eat sng bao...
 

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1. CK Tang



2. National Theatre



3. Cliford Pier



4. Tallest Building in Singapore (Asia Insurance Building)

 

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for the younger ones....... if your parents or grandparents hav pics...... pls have them scanned and posted for sharing
 

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In the 70's...
-- On saturdays, I walk back from school to home save $....about 25 minutes walk.
-- Pay only 10 cents (student fare) to take CSS bus.
-- most family unable to afford a decent camera, colour printing was considered very expensive then.
 

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There still exist police wearing short pants in their patrol, however, not in Singapore, and riding bicycle too.
 

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60s and 70s quite similar.... im from 70s and i think policeman wear pants liao...:bsmilie:

where pri sch canteen sells noodles for 40 cents or less...

where kids skips tuition, play labber, goli and catch spiders...

where kids spend their lunch money on tikam and eat sng bao...
Add on few more to this...

Most school don't even have fan in classroom
Most school have AM/PM session
Buses have conductors back then. After paying bus fare they punch a hole on your ticket
SBS bus were real loud... can barely hear the person next to you talking
kids favorite pastime is to go "mamak shop" buy sweet
10 cents can buy you 3 hacks

and lastly my favorite
when kids wanna pee, parents find longkang instead of toilet.. :bsmilie::bsmilie:
 

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I think there was a thread featuring a very, very old film footage of the OLD Singapore.

The opening titles featured a structure that looked very much like the SG Flyer.
 

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I think there was a thread featuring a very, very old film footage of the OLD Singapore, including footage of the Japanese taking over.]

The opening titles featured a structure that looked very much like the SG Flyer.
wow, that was Singapore in the 40s
 

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Here are more of Singapore in the 60's

#1 The Padang

#2 The Esplanade, also known as Queen Elizabeth Walk

#3 Another View of Queen Elizabeth Walk

#4 Clifford Pier

#5 Clifford Pier - View from the sea
 

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#6 The National Library (demolished)

#7 The Haw Par Villa@ Pasir Panjang

#8 Van Kleef Aquarium @ Clemenceau Ave

#9 Raffles Hotel (left) & Nicoll Highway (right)

#10 Eu Tong Sen Street before the development of present People's Park
 

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My memories were of:


  • Cinema tickets at 50 cents at Ocean cinema at Katong, Republic Cinema at Marine Parade...
  • Mee soup at 40 cents a bowl...
  • Bus tickets at 10 cents for students. And the bus conductor, after punching your ticket, would shout 'Aaaiiirrhh' at the top of his voice so that the bus driver in front knows everybody is done and he can start driving off...
  • And yes, Robinsons before the famous fire burnt it down...
  • And the forever crowded, sweltering, dirty hawker stalls beside the fences along Singapore River, behind the current UOB Centre, Bank of China and next to Fullerton Hotel...
  • The old East Coast sea side even long before the current ECP was built. In those days, the whole stretch of Marine Parade was filled-land, and I often run across the big field up a hill just before the Lagoon Hawker Centre to fly kites. No highway. No nothing. Just a couple of young children with our kites... Was very sad when the government tore down my hill...
... I am not old. Just reminiscent of times of old...
 

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#11 Capitol Theater - gazetted as historical building

#12 Collyer Quay - view from overhead bridge

#13 Botanic Gardens

#14 Queen Street Market

#15 Outram Park
 

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#16 Raffles Place - John Little on the left

#17 Bum Boats @ Singapore River

#18 Bugis Street @ Nite

#19 North Bridge Road

#20 The former Cold Storage Supermarket
 

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#21 Fitzpatrick's Supermarket

#22 Bus Stop - Waiting for Tay Koh Yat or Green Bus

#23 Jurong Drive-In Theater with a 47 x 110 ft screen
 

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question: photo's come in color in those days?! 8P
 

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