Accepted Entries Page 02

These are the entries that were successfully accepted for the “Snapshots of Heritage” Photography competition.

To participate in the competition, please submit your entry via email to ourshutterjourney@live.com.sg  by Sunday, 19 June 2016 before 11.59pm together with your NRIC, contact number & caption.)

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Accepted Entries 051-100
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Entry: 051
Image by: Jaya Suryana
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Part of Mr Lee Kuan Yew’s final journey along North Bridge Road from Istana to Parliament House to lie in state. At Parliament House, the casket was received by the Chief of Defence Force Lieutenant-General Ng Chee Meng, Commissioner of Police Hoong Wee Teck, Speaker of Parliament Halimah Yacob, PM Lee and the rest of the family. There, Vigil Guards were mounted. In this tradition, which is a mark of respect, an officer stands at each corner of the casket, head bowed and facing away. They were led by a senior officer who stands at the head of the casket, facing it. I think this photo is certainly worth keeping considering the impact Mr Lee has on Singapore’s history.

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Entry: 052
Image by: Magdalene Teo-Yong
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Memories of Yesteryears: Opera Performance – Performer Preparing at Backstage. Whenever I see opera performances, I am reminded of my younger days staying with my dearest grandmother. Back then, television sets were limited and opera performances were always the highlight of an otherwise normal mundane evening. It was something everyone, young or old, enjoyed even though us kids almost never stayed in our seats, taking the chance to play games and sometimes, sneak backstage to watch the performers do their make-up and don their large elaborate costumes. This image is part of my personal collection of Opera photos that reminds me of my younger carefree days.

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Entry: 053
Image by: Magdalene Teo-Yong
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Memories of Yesteryears: Opera Performance – Performer Preparing at Backstage. Whenever I see opera performances, I am reminded of my younger days staying with my dearest grandmother. Back then, television sets were limited and opera performances were always the highlight of an otherwise normal mundane evening. It was something everyone, young or old, enjoyed even though us kids almost never stayed in our seats, taking the chance to play games and sometimes, sneak backstage to watch the performers do their make-up and don their large elaborate costumes. This image is part of my personal collection of Opera photos that reminds me of my younger carefree days.

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Entry: 054
Image by: Magdalene Teo-Yong
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Memories of Yesteryears: Music Scores – Performer Preparing at Backstage. Whenever I see opera performances, I am reminded of my younger days staying with my dearest grandmother. Back then, television sets were limited and opera performances were always the highlight of an otherwise normal mundane evening. It was something everyone, young or old, enjoyed even though us kids almost never stayed in our seats, taking the chance to play games and sometimes, sneak backstage to watch the performers do their make-up and don their large elaborate costumes. This image is part of my personal collection of Opera photos that reminds me of my younger carefree days.

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Entry: 055
Image by: Magdalene Teo-Yong
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Memories of Yesteryears: Performers in their finery – Performer Preparing at Backstage. Whenever I see opera performances, I am reminded of my younger days staying with my dearest grandmother. Back then, television sets were limited and opera performances were always the highlight of an otherwise normal mundane evening. It was something everyone, young or old, enjoyed even though us kids almost never stayed in our seats, taking the chance to play games and sometimes, sneak backstage to watch the performers do their make-up and don their large elaborate costumes. This image is part of my personal collection of Opera photos that reminds me of my younger carefree days. 

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Entry: 056
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(Image Removed as it violated the competition terms & conditions.)

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Entry: 057
Image by: Jonathan Chua
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Caption: 
The “sunset” heritage . Chance upon this scene while walking around Chin Swee estate. I found a shop Yew Chye Religious Goods Trading, owned by Mr Lai,  who makes paper offerings for the dead, offerings sold mainly to Buddhists and Taoists celebration and events. Mr Lai started this paper art since 17 years old , as he mention the new generation do not want to carry on this traditional craft. He will carry on till the day he can’t move.  He told me that one need a lot of patience in this trade, this train him to be a very cool and calm person. During  high-demand periods like the Hungry Ghost Month and Qing Ming. Mr Lai’s shop – packed with waxed papers, patterned stickers, scissors, glue and other handicrafts alongside the completed material replicas of everyday items all made of paper to be “used” for life after life.

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Entry: 058
Image by: Jonathan Chua
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The “sunset” heritage . Chance upon this scene while walking around Chin Swee estate. I found a shop Yew Chye Religious Goods Trading, owned by Mr Lai,  who makes paper offerings for the dead, offerings sold mainly to Buddhists and Taoists celebration and events. Mr Lai started this paper art since 17 years old , as he mention the new generation do not want to carry on this traditional craft. He will carry on till the day he can’t move.  He told me that one need a lot of patience in this trade, this train him to be a very cool and calm person. During  high-demand periods like the Hungry Ghost Month and Qing Ming. Mr Lai’s shop – packed with waxed papers, patterned stickers, scissors, glue and other handicrafts alongside the completed material replicas of everyday items all made of paper to be “used” for life after life.

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Entry: 059
Image by: Jonathan Chua
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The Muslim Heritage – The oldest mosque in Singapore, Sultan Mosque aka the Masjid Sultan, is located in the Kampong Glam Malay Heritage District. The massive interior two-stories high can hold about 5,000 pax during prayer time. The district is for tourists to learn, understand the religion and culture that make up the Muslim Singaporeans of today.

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Entry: 060
Image by: Koh Lye Huat
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Airview building along Maxwell Road. Nothing had been said about this old building, but I find that it is a interesting building with its yesteryear facade.

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Entry: 061
Image by: Koh Lye Huat
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Caption: Currently function as the Indian Muslim Heritage Centre, back then it was the Nagore Dargah, built by the Chulias community during the Colonial Singapore days from Southern India. The name Nagore is a small town in India Tamil Nadu and Dargah is associated to a shrine built for a sufi holy man.

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Entry: 062
Image by: Koh Lye Huat
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Caption: The Mama Shop is the answer to modern day convenience store. It had been very much part of our life during our growing up years especially those who had stayed in the kampongs – something which the younger generation had not experienced what is like then.

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Entry: 063
Image by: Koh Lye Huat
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Caption: 
We used to patronize roadside drink stalls during our early childhood education journey – which can be (always) found outside most schools compound then. The most famous drinks are Ong Lye Chwee (Pineapple) Mata Kuching (Dried Logan) Chin Chow (Grass Jelly) Tau Huey Chwee (Soya bean) and operated out on & from a tricycle unlike today’s hawker stall or shop front.

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Entry: 064
Image by: Chia Beng Beng Alice
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Our “dying” traditional heritage – One of our many elderly “Ane” brother running his mama stall. They are friendly and easy going. The stall sells almost anything (as many as the small shelves can hold). Items ranging from sweets, cigarette, combs to condoms. It’s really the 7-Eleven of yesteryear!

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Entry: 065
Image by: Chia Beng Beng Alice
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Our very traditional shop in the earlier years. To find two different signages side by side in the olden days are uncommon. The words are in Gold, it’s auspicious and supposed to bring in lots of business. The iron gates are very strong and sturdy and had to be manually padlocked. This is a “gem” as its the only one found along Macpherson Road. It will be demolish soon and we will not be able to see anymore of these shop except from images like this.

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Entry: 066
Image by: Hanny Kusumawardhani
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Happiness – is derived from reminiscing and bringing memories to life. As children, we were awed hearing facts about the temple and the efforts of forefathers during school trips. Stepping back into the same temple bring back these memories, along with an appreciation of generations who had built and maintain these rich histories for the future generations.

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Entry: 067
Image by: Hanny Kusumawardhani
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In our hectic lives surrounded by skyscrapers, it is easy to forget about our roots, our heritage. Fortunately for us in Singapore, there has been conscious effort to preserve our heritage and integrate it with our lives. As tall buildings are built, the low lying ones filled with history are preserved and form not only part of our skyline, but also our daily lives where we go to for food or recreational activities.This skyline taken at Chinatown is the perfect reflection of what we hold dear to our lives – be it old or new.

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Entry: 068
Image by: Chia Beng Beng Alice
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Bye Bye Rochor Center. These are a few colorful blocks (red, blue, yellow and green) that were built in 1997. It has lasted 19 years. It is going to be demolished this year. Singapore’s facade is changing very fast. By September 2016, these flats will be gone and we will only remember them in memories and see them in photos.

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Entry: 069
Image by: Trisha Lim
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Since young, I have always like to eat Bak-Kut-Teh. My dad used to bring us to have it once a week usually on Sunday morning for breakfast. The name literally means “meat bone tea”, consists of meaty pork ribs simmered in a complex broth of herbs and spices for hours. Actually, there is no tea in the dish itself; it just refers to the Chinese tea which is usually served alongside the soup. These days we can eat it with a variety of side dishes.

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Entry: 070
Image by: Trisha Lim
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Five Stones – I played five stones for most part of my childhood days in school. This can be played by 2 or more players. My mum made these from 5 small triangular cloth bags filled with rice, sand or saga seeds.

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Entry: 071
Image by: Koh Lye Huat
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Caption: 
Now: Malay Heritage Centre, then Istana Kampong Gelam – was once the palace of the sultanate in Singapore which is near to the Sultan Mosque showcasing the rich historical links of the Malay culture which make up of Bugis, Arab, Javanese, Boyanese descendants mainly from Malacca, the Riau island, Indonesia and Sulawesi.

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Entry: 072
Image by: Koh Lye Huat
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Prinsep Street Presbyterian Church is the oldest Presbyterian church in Singapore. The all-bricks facade stands out and serves as a reminder of the early Protestant missionaries in colonial Singapore. It has a colourful history and the Boy’s Brigade movement was started from this place.

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Entry: 073
Image by: Koh Lye Huat
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A simple tin can or basket is all a person needed to be used as the cash register of the provision store or Kedai Mama in early colonial Singapore.  It is constructed with two pullies on both end, one attached to a weight and the other a basket or tin can.

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Entry: 074
Image by: Chui Yam Keng
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Old Hill Street Police Station – Prior to its current function MICA Building which houses the Ministry of Communications and Information and Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth. This building was a Police station from the 1930s to 1981. As a student (then) passing by the building while going to school,I was curious about the interior of the building, how it looks like etc. Finally in 2001, I had a chance to have a look inside when it was open to the public.

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Entry: 075
Image by: Koh Lye Huat
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Gems discovery of Katong – Used to “escape” to the beach at Marine Parade during my schooldays, today one can see a row of well-conserved single-storey houses that come with a basement washed with pastel coloured facade.

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Entry: 076
Image by: Koh Lye Huat
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 I have been staying in Katong for over half a century, this colourful place has a lot to offer in terms of building, food and people. One such place is a retro looking beauty salon located at 6, Ceylon Road.

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Entry: 077
Image by: Koh Lye Huat
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Our family used to run a roadside stall during the early 60s’ along Dunman Road. Famous for our good food, it was later located to a nearby hawker centre in 1972. All that is left now is memories and a piece of history reflecting on a piece of old-school signboard.

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Entry: 078
Image by: Koh Lye Huat
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Opium have come a long way as it was widely known as the “joy plant”. They are very rare in today’s drug trade. My dad was a opium smoker, after he had passed on, the only impression of him was his possession of opium stuff that he had left behind.

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Entry: 079
Image by: Koh Lye Huat
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8, Fowlie Road – Toong Chai English School once stood at this address. It was a private school which I attended after I failed my primary school education. Today this place is known as Toong Chai Presbyterian Church.

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Entry: 080
Image by: Chua Suat Har
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Caption: 
Theme of “Faith”, depicting a man holding joss sticks & praying outside Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple. His expression showing the faith and hope he had in his prayers.

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Entry: 081
Image by: Koh Lye Huat
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75, East Coast Road – The famous iconic red house in the eastern part of Singapore. It is formerly occupied by Katong Bakery & Confectionery, famous for its curry puffs, cakes and coffee. It is also a place for young couples to meet and later to become man and wife, are you one of them.

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Entry: 082
Image by: Chui Yam Keng
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Capitol Theatre – Iconic cinema for many generations where movie-going was a big event for families. Many of my favourite movies like Bond movies, Shaw Brother’s Sword fighting and martial arts movies to Jackie Chan’s Drunken Fist were screened there. Many couples had their first dates there too. A heritage building many Singaporeans can relate to.

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Entry: 083
Image by: Koh Lye Huat
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Now Roxy Square, then Roxy Cinema – was owned by the Shaws Brothers, famous for their sword fighting epic movie starring Ti Lung, David Chiang etc and occasionally some Japanese Movie starring Japanese star Akira Kobayashi ( 小林 旭). Roxy is also famous for its Laksa.

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Entry: 084
Image by: Koh Lye Huat
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 Joo Chiat has always been famous for its food and lots of furniture shops during the 60s, 70s, and through the 80s.  Now everything had changed and one particular shop that had stood the test of time is this shop that is still dealing with furniture and cane furniture.

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Entry: 085
Image by: Chia Beng Beng Alice
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Walking thru our time tunnel – This was shot in the early morning along Arab Street. This is a very popular place among the Malay community in the early years. It is still very popular now. When we talk about lace, materials, baju kurung and kebaya, this is the place. This place is here to stay as it has become one of our tourist spots.

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Entry: 086
Image by: Chester Chen
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The Chinese Heritage building on Nanyang Technological University campus symbolizes the test of time and knowledge. Knowing that the building has withstood the elements, served generations and continues to provide for the future generations epitomizes the heritage of Singapore.

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Entry: 087
Image by: Pat Law
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Past Glory Days – The 85-year-old landmark started as a theatre in the 1930s, then became the flagship cinema of the Shaw Organisation from 1946. Capitol Building’s most distinctive feature is its concave curved corner facing the junction of Stamford Road and North Bridge Road. All this while i have been shooting this place with a standard landscape approached and since it had been face-lifted & re-open recently I can’t seem to create a dreamy n romantic mood into this heritage theatre. I’ve been waiting patiently to re-shoot this scene at the right moment with my 60 yrs old vintage Russian glass (JUPITER-12). I’m so glad i was in the right location at the right time just when the heavy rains stops and I took advantage of the wet floor to create the dreamy reflection. All i needed that day was to wait out for a couple or a lovely family of 3 to position themselves into my romantic feel composition. I managed to bring back the “Past Glory Days”, with perfect imperfections to create a timeless image of the historic Capitol Theatre.

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Entry: 088
Image by: Chia Beng Beng Alice
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Chinese auspicious colourful lanterns – Singapore is a multi-racial society. Chinese forms a large percentage of the population. Chinese like to hang lanterns on auspicious occasions. It’s our tradition and heritage.  As the society changes and so do the traditions. I hope that we can still carry on this heritage that has been with us for decades.

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Entry: 089
Image by: Chia Beng Beng Alice
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Getai – Our Lunar 7th Moon (hungry ghost month) celebration always comes with Getai. It’s a concert to entertain the souls. It’s one of our truly colorful heritage and quickly disappearing. Hopefully, it can gain popularity and stay on as part of our heritage.

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Entry: 090
Image by: Chia Beng Beng Alice
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Orchids – Definitely – Orchids are part of our famous heritage. It comes in a large varieties of species. In Singapore, we will even named the orchids after famous first ladies as a mark of respect for the respective countries. As they are farmed locally, they are getting a lot more precious as our orchid farmers are getting lesser.

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Entry: 091
Image by: Rachel Tai
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Masjid Sultan, one of Singapore’s most prominent mosques.
Nestled at Kampong Glam, Singapore’s Malay heritage district, stands the majestic Masjid Sultan. This religious Kampong Glam site have been around since its completion back in 1826, which is pretty impressive! The mosque can accommodate up to 5,000 worshippers at any time. I didn’t have my camera with me that day, so like every other tourist in the vicinity with smart phone in hand, I admired and captured the Masjid Sultan’s beauty and grandeur with my trusty phone. In the vicinity, friendly shopkeepers selling delicious, warm and aromatic rendang and nasi padang, traditional garments, and soft Persian rugs greeted and smiled easily at passersbys. The booming calls to prayer, eye-catching golden gleam of the mosque, chilling sense of spirituality, and lively buzz of Kampong Glam is truly an experience for anyone to behold.

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Entry: 092
Image by: Goh Ngan Pin
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Looking at the amazing, unique and iconic Rocher Centre, I remember the amazing city view when I visited my relative who stays there and most times during Chinese new year. When I became a teenager & subsequently an adult, this is an important & unique landmark to my favourite haunt at Sim Lim where I bought all my gadgets. Lastly, I remember Rocher Centre as an icon – as a photographer, where I can capture amazing, stunning and colorful photos rich with heritage. In this image, I was presented the option to shift the bin from y frame to create that “perfect composition”, but soon decided against it. For the simple reason that a beauty of an image is to capture what it is, and not what it should be. Soon to be demolished, I will remember this memorable place via this unique composition.

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Entry: 093
Image by: Gary Chow
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Preserving the tradition – Lao Sai Tao Yuan is formed in the early 1900 centuries, it is the last few surviving Opera Troupe in Singapore.  It is currently run by the 6th generation troupe leader supported by her daughter.  This is a tradition that needs to preserve and to protect.  It is our identity, our heritage.

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Entry: 094
Image by: Trisha Lim
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Street Cobbler – Most of the cobblers are now located in shopping malls however in early 1970s to 2000, many cobblers were working from street stalls. The owner (usually uncle) will set up his store with a small table with all his tools. Compared to current times, those days business was much better for them as most people would approach uncle to repair their shoes & would just sat down in front of him to wait for their shoes to be ready – if it does not take very long.

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Entry: 095
Image by: Chui Yam Keng
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Chinese Herbal Tea Stall – Chinese Herbal Tea, the traditional “go to” medicine for many generations of the Chinese community. Many swear by the effectiveness for treatment of cough, sore-throat, flu or heatiness. This is also very popular for many, even other races. While teas like chrysanthemum are pleasant tasting which one could easily down a couple of cup full. Other teas like the 24 Herb tea is simply revoltingly bitter. As a kid, I remember I have to run from my mom when she tried to make me drink up whenever I’m down with fever or flu.

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Entry: 096
Image by: Lawrence Poh
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CHIJMES as many may know, it is located along Victoria Street. Its a church and also a place to dine & chill. Going through its history I came to know that CHIJ which is a convent school is named after CHIJMES. Initially occupied by a group of nuns, together they turned it into a school and an orphanage. It finally opens its door to the public during the 1990s. This is a wonderful place to remember as thousand of couples has tied their knots and held their weddings here.

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Entry: 097
Image by: Chui Yam Keng
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People’s Park Complex – together with its residential block was completed in the early 1970s. This iconic first-of-its-kind in South-East Asia lay the trend for Singapore’s many retail developments. Located along Eu Tong Sen Street, I have the pleasure of watching its development from the vantage point of my home in Club Street back then – the highest point in Chinatown. And when it’s completed, I can say it started the shopping craze of many local residents.

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Entry: 098
Image by: Magdalene Teo-Yong
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Stamford Raffles by the Singapore River – Nothing like a walk down the Singapore River to bring back memories of what Singapore used to be back then. As the lifeline of Singapore for more than 150 years and located in the heart of the Singapore city, it has witnessed the ups and downs of the city I call home. Here’s a photo of the famous statute of Sir Stamford Raffles at the River.

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Entry: 099
Image by: Goh Ngan Pin
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Raffles City was open in the 1986 and during that time – World’s Tallest Hotel. While I had visited the top-level restaurant (Equinox) a few times over the years,  it is still not comparable to the breath-taking view from its open-deck rooftop when I visited the place during a school’s excursion 20-30 years ago. As I walk along the pathway leading towards Raffle City’s tallest tower, I saw the tower and beautiful clouds in the background. I thought it is beautiful. Hope that I have another chance to visit the rooftop again. If the chance comes again, I will be sure to bring along a good camera, lens and tripod to capture the breath-taking view.

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Entry: 100
Image by: Chui Yam Keng
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Club Street – the place of my childhood home. It is also the place for clubs catered to the rich Chinese businessmen & Chinese Clans Associations were located. Many Chinese families made this place home. But little known to the public, a Baweanese Malay community also made their home here as well since the 1930s to late 1970s. As a child living in this area was fun, as we practically made the entire area of Ann Siang Hill and Club Street our playground. Some of us even attended the Yang Zheng Primary school which is located at Club Street. The school was demolished in the 80s, leaving a 4 level stairs as a marker where it once stood.

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