Those were the days...


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List of Singaporean things from the past, i missed them dearly. haha
People contribute to the list can? =D

1. traffic policeman/woman standing on raised platforms directing traffic at junctions, waving directions

2. Singapore folk songs which always appeared on tv in the late 70s, early 80s. Chan Mali Chan, Sepaku Geylang, Oh Singapura

3. Playing with erasers (and some others, colourful translucent plastic depicting animals / bottlecaps) in primary school....all the First King, 2nd King, 3rd King, Last King, etc inscribed on the erasers.

4. Dial type telephones that goes 'tek-tek-tek', then u hear the pulse dialling on the receiver

5. kids playing police and thieves at early HDB void decks

6. most kids eating 'sng bao' (ice popsicles) and round ice kachang in their hands

7. the very first McDonalds, A & W outlets, Big Rooster outlets, KFC

8. the round tv sets and radios...

9. the 'green-screen' early apple computers...

10. Bug eyed old school Mercedes which was once the status symbol of many tow-kays in Singapore back then

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amor

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14. Bus conductors with a sling bag tearing colorful bus tickets for pasengers.

15. Buckets use as cash registers.
 

whoelse

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Is there still round about turn in singapore instead of traffic light?
 

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Astin said:
11. Model shoot when the model hair was like pom-pom curly-curly style one
tot for you, this one no prob one?

Austin themed? :think:
 

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Playing with fireworks launched fom coke bottles

Going to New World and Kallang amusement parks
 

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1. traffic policeman/woman standing on raised platforms directing traffic at junctions, waving directions

2. Singapore folk songs which always appeared on tv in the late 70s, early 80s. Chan Mali Chan, Sepaku Geylang, Oh Singapura

3. Playing with erasers (and some others, colourful translucent plastic depicting animals (play "koottie" "koottie"...) / bottlecaps) in primary school....all the First King, 2nd King, 3rd King, Last King, etc inscribed on the erasers.

4. Dial type telephones that goes 'tek-tek-tek', then u hear the pulse dialling on the receiver

5. kids playing police and thieves at early HDB void decks, playing Hide and Seek .. with area of play ... the whole HDB block from 1 to 12 storey

6. most kids eating 'sng bao' (ice popsicles) and round ice kachang in their hands

7. the very first McDonalds, A & W outlets, Big Rooster outlets, KFC

8. the round tv sets and radios...

9. the 'green-screen' early apple computers...

10. Bug eyed old school Mercedes which was once the status symbol of many tow-kays in Singapore back then

11. Model shoot when the model hair bee-hive style

12. Getting free rides on lorry with no doors

13. PLay goli (marbles) at the playground with lines drawn in the sand

14. catch spiders/grasshoppers/ladybird and put them in 20 cent 'egg' shells (the ones which contain toys)

15. Bus conductors with a sling bag tearing colorful bus tickets for pasengers

16. Buckets/metal tins use as cash registers. (pulley system...swing round the shop)

17. packet milk in triangular packets! Marigold? Pyramid shaped

18. mama shops selling chewing/bubble gums

19. everyone brushing teeth in school after reccess...

20. Playing with fireworks launched fom coke bottles

21. old style playgrounds with real sand, real concrete slides, 'dragon', swings, see-saws...for REAL kids...hehehehe
 

jbma

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Hawkers pedlling their wares from brooms to mee rebus.

Hacks sweet (black) 5 cents for 2.

Play tikam tikam to win a prize

Buy layang (kite) from mama shop and have an aerial battle with teh kampong boys

Play marbles with your favourite gundu.
 

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when the population was 2 million....

when you had these slevees as library cards, and they would take a card out from the library book, and put it in the sleeves when you check out the book.
 

jbma

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One more thing, play hantam bola. How many of you remember this?
 

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