Accepted Entries Page 04

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.)

For more details about the competition, click here

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Accepted Entries 151-200
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Entry: 151
Image by: Chui Yam Keng
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Caption: 
Last train out – One of the last few trips out of Tanjong Pagar Railway Station before the Railway lands were handed back to the Singapore Government on 1st July 2011.
I remembered my first trip out of Singapore was in 1978 on board one of KTM’s train with a few of my classmates as sort of graduation trip. We bought the cheapest tickets available and we got allocated in the last car of the train with air-conditioning and the seats were wooden benches, however the trip to Butterworth was enjoyable. We got to see the different towns and villages of Malaysia. The entire journey was fun-filled bantering and we get to taste various local delicacies. In fact, after the trip we felt grown up after witnessing how people from different places lived their lives.

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Entry: 152
Image by: Kennedy Lim
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Caption:  Training Camp – Why would I shoot in this photo because I started here – Fenghao Rabbit – Life in Training Camp. Full Time National Servicemen (NSF) of Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) will attend the Basic Rescue Training (BRT) whereby Civil Defence skills will be taught through participation in field exercise, lectures and proficiency tests. These include: FootdrillFirst AidRescue SkillsBasic Fire Fighting SkillsIndividual Physical Proficiency Test (IPPT)Standard Obstacle CourseRescue Equipment Proficiency Test (REPT)Rescue Operation ExerciseSwimming and Field Sports Life in Training Camp.

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Entry: 153
Image by: Max Ooi
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Caption: 
Tanjong Pagar railway station – The railway tracks of Heritage Tanjong Pagar railway station that connect between Malaysia and Singapore many years ago since 1932. Many will take train using this tracks for trading or traveling to Malaysia. This image was taken when a open house of the station to the public, a kid was enjoying happily running along the railway. Now the station gazetted a national monument.

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Entry: 154
Image by: Kennedy Lim
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Caption: 
Goreng means “fried”, Mee is the “face.” In Singapore, Mee Goreng is an Indian-style fried noodles. Yellow strip surface and garlic, onion, pepper, shrimp, chicken or beef, tomatoes, eggs, tofu Bu, and vegetables fried together. It sounds like nothing more than ordinary noodles but the special part is none other than the sour, sweet, spicy balance. Mee Goreng usually chili sauce, sweet sauce, soy sauce, ketchup sauce together.

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Entry: 155
Image by: Yap Chin Wee
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Caption: 
Tomb Guardian – the Choa Chu Kang Cemetery is a state-owned, 318-acre (1.29 km2) public cemetery complex first opened in 1947, and is the only cemetery in Singapore still open for burials. Tomb Guardian normally lives near the tombs and they also help prevent tomb raiders for stealing the treasures in the tomb. Tomb Guardian also maintains the Feng Shui near the tombs.

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Entry: 156
Image by: Yap Chin Wee
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Caption: 
Staircase – These external pre-cast concrete staircases first made their appearance at the rear of shophouses from the mid-1920s. Their introduction facilitated an important regular routine for households and residents living in the shophouses for collection of night-soil. Night-soil is an euphemism for human faeces. The term came about, as human waste was collected in buckets in the silence of the night and sometimes, soil was used as a cover. A night-soil carrier would enter the alleys behind the shophouses and climb these spiral staircases to each storey. That was where buckets filled with night-soil were placed. These men would replace the full buckets with spare or empty ones. They would then hang these full buckets onto each end of a pole balanced on his shoulder and proceed to the consolidation point.

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Entry: 157
Image by: Yap Chin Wee
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Caption: 
The Fullerton Hotel – The Fullerton Hotel Singapore is a five-star luxury hotel located near Singapore River, in the Downtown Core of Central Area, Singapore. It was originally known as The Fullerton Building, and also as the General Post Office Building. The Fullerton Building was named after Robert Fullerton, the first Governor of the Straits Settlements (1826–1829). Commissioned in 1919 as part of the British colony’s centennial celebrations, the building was designed as an office building by Major P.H. Keys of Keys & Dowdeswell, a Shanghai firm of architects, which won the project through an architectural design competition

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Entry: 158
Image by: Chin Hwee Khim
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Caption: 
Things outside but they are mine – is taken from a common area in Singapore. It depicts a familiar everyday object being discard at the outside space by people unknown. Such neglected everyday objects at outdoor space reflects about the complexities of our social context on how individual live, work and relate to the urban life. They makes me examine our materials value of the possessions and on how things being exile in this fast paced society.

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Entry: 159
Image by: Emily Xu
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Caption: 
Sewing service is a disappearing trade in Singapore. There are just too many ready-made clothes at relatively cheap prices and many others are not willing to spend a premium to get tailored clothes. Small shops like this example are still pushing on & merely surviving with their regular old patrons.
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Entry: 160
Image by: Chee Wei Teck
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Clock – The Clock on the side of Tanjong Pagar Railway Station; facing Keppel Road and Keppel Viaduct (Toll Road). I remember seeing this side of the old station, when i take bus to my night classes when i was working in the area.

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Entry: 161
Image by: Chee Wei Teck
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Caption: 
Pearl Bank Apartments – My Grandmother and Mother used to bring me to Outram/ Chinatown area, when i was a child. Pearl Bank Apartments is a prominent building in the area, i remember and relate to as being in the area.

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Entry: 162
Image by: Chee Wei Teck
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Caption: 
Commerce – One of the four heroic sculptures representing the four sources of wealth of Singapore and Malaya; on the exterior of Tanjong Pagar Railway Station’s front facade stand.

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Entry: 163
Image by: Chee Wei Teck
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Caption: 
Lamp – The Lamp at the entrance of “The Arts House” – which is an Arts venue in a 200-year-old building that formerly served as Singapore’s Parliament House. Usually people entering the main entrance would not look up and see the details on the lamp.
I frequent The Arts House for its events.

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Entry: 164
Image by: Alice Chia
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Caption: 
Bird watching past time – People loves to bring their birds along with them when they meet up with their friends. They enjoy hearing their birds sing. In the earlier years, only the rich can afford this hobby. As the years catches on, less and less people are doing that because everyone is busy and committed to other more important things. We are seeing less and less of this.

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Entry: 165
Image by: Alice Chia
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Caption: 
Vintage birdcage – This birdcage is a vintage. It is handmade by bamboo and pieces of wood. Most of the metal parts are made of brass. Nowadays, you can hardly find these type of bird cages as there is no one making them by hand now. If you come across one, just take a photo and enjoy it from the photo.

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Entry: 166
Image by: Emily Xu
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Captions: 
Street cobblers are once a sight that is common in Singapore almost everywhere. However they are always exposed to the weather elements. One cobbler has a creative way of overcoming this issue without the need for high rental costs in shopping malls. Kudos Uncle!

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Entry: 167
Image by: Woo Yew Chuen
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Caption: 
Rochor Centre Night View – Built in 1977 by the HDB, Rochor Centre is a commercial and residential estate. Over the years, the colourful blocks have become iconic structures of public housing in Singapore. In 2016, the buildings will be demolished to make way for the construction of the North-South Expressway. 

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Entry: 168
Image by: Woo Yew Chuen
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Caption: 
Rochor Centre Night View – Built in 1977 by the HDB, Rochor Centre is a commercial and residential estate. Over the years, the colourful blocks have become iconic structures of public housing in Singapore. In 2016, the buildings will be demolished to make way for the construction of the North-South Expressway. 

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Entry: 169
Image by: Woo Yew Chuen
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Caption: 
This uncle has many fond memories of Rochor Centre since moving in many years ago. There are a variety of shops, supermarket, post office and eating stalls in the vicinity. Soon the buildings will be demolished to make way for the construction of the North-South Expressway.

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Entry: 170
Image by: Munn Iskandar
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Caption: 
The most attractive feature about this block is the railings. While newly-built housing development boards (HDBs) housing have thick, opaque railings, this railing, features see-through corridors are a rare sight in Singapore. Personal belongings such as bicycles, hanging laundry, market trolleys and potted plants are showcased for everyone to see.

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Entry: 171
Image by: Munn Iskandar
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Caption: 
We saw a Chinese elderly lady and her domestic helper, taking a breather outside of their home, probably waiting for the rest of the family to come back for dinner. We can see the different types of characters from each household. The mats and simple furnitures such as cupboards and shoe racks in front of doors.

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Entry: 172
Image by: Munn Iskandar
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In the past, it was common for the doors to be left open and where chatters of neighbours fill up the air. Now, we do not even know much about our neighbours. Other than the occasional “hellos” and “where were you from/where are you off to?”, what do you know about your own neighbour?

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Entry: 173
Image by: Munn Iskandar
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Caption: 
Do you remember those days when kids used to play at playgrounds? The days where children were seen running around anywhere and everywhere, the soccer games that took place at the void decks in the evenings. The definition of childhood has definitely changed throughout the years. In this age, playtime is done on smartphones and tablets.

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Entry: 174
Image by: Munn Iskandar
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Caption: 
A mixture of different architectural styles within an angle from a spot at Textile Centre. Seen here are Sim lim Tower, together with the iconic colourful blocks of Rochor Centre and the orange roofs from the shophouses of Kampong Glam. In years to come, the plot at Sim Lim Tower will be empty due to upcoming developments.

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Entry: 175
Image by: Munn Iskandar
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Caption: 
An old man looking out from the corridor of his nicely decorated flat. A long line of laundry seems as though it was carefully arranged hangs nicely in front of him. Exactly two floors above him, a lady is seen to be leaving her house. This was taken at Tanjong Pagar.

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Entry: 176
Image by: Trisha Lim
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Caption: 
Tanjong Pagar Railway Station – Walking along this station reminds me of days when i was young in my teenage years when I took the train to Johor Bahru. It was packed with passengers along this corridor, all waiting for train’s arrival or family/ friends sending another person off. Sometimes I hope technology didn’t advance so fast.

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Entry: 177
Image by: Trisha Lim
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Caption: 
Tanjong Pagar Railway Station – Walking along this station reminds me of days when i was young in my teenage years when I took the train to Johor Bahru. It was packed with passengers along this corridor, all waiting for train’s arrival or family/ friends sending another person off. Sometimes I hope technology didn’t advance so fast.

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Entry: 178
Image by: Trisha Lim
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Caption: 
Tanjong Pagar Railway Station – Walking along this station reminds me of days when i was young in my teenage years when I took the train to Johor Bahru. It was packed with passengers along this corridor, all waiting for train’s arrival or family/ friends sending another person off. Sometimes I hope technology didn’t advance so fast.

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Entry: 179
Image by: Su Yen Chen
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Caption: 
Festive CNY lanterns at the Tooth Relic temple are a beautiful sight at night. The cherry blossoms (albeit imitation) are evocative of the coming of a spring we celebrate in spirit in tropical Singapore.

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Entry: 180
Image by: Su Yen Chen
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Caption:
Beautifully preserved sirih (betel) set. The Peranakans adopted this practice from the native Malays, who chewed the betel nut leaf both as a pastime and on social occasions.

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Entry: 181
Image by: Su Yen Chen
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Caption: 
Embroidered Peranakan slippers displayed at the Peranakan House in Joo Chiat.

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Entry: 182
Image by: Su Yen Chen
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Caption: 
Jury’s out on this one. My Peranakan elders think it’s a congkak set!

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Entry: 183
Image by: Su Yen Chen
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Caption: 
This was shot on Vesak Day at Thekchen Choling Buddhist temple. The temple is adjacent to a church, and the juxtaposition of the cross and incense urn against the familiar HDB is typical perhaps of Singapore’s multi-religious geographical landscape, but very rare elsewhere.

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Entry: 184
Image by: Su Yen Chen
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Caption: 
Inside Thekchen Choling temple near Jalan Besar, 3 monks hold vigil with candles on Vesak Day. 

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Entry: 185
Image by: Su Yen Chen
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The Tooth Relic Temple is a hive of activity on Vesak Day. Monks are busy blessing devotees and candles are lit to chase away darkness. This is also a reminder of sacrifice, as candles burn themselves out in the process of providing light.

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Entry: 186
Image by: Munn Iskandar
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Caption: 
The sight of dullness and simplicity of the facade of the HDBs do not usually get a second glance when people walk past places like this. We do not, or may not even know the families and the stories that live behind those walls (if you can make a guess, which is nearer, the block or the brick wall?)

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Entry: 187
Image by: Chui Yam Keng
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Thian Hock Keng Temple – Located at Telok Ayer Street Thian Hock Keng is Singapore’s oldest Chinese temple. Build in 1839 by the Hokkien community dedicated to Mazu the goddess of the sea to give thanks for the safe passage across the sea from china to Singapore. It’s intricate motifs and carvings makes it one of the prominent landmarks, and an important heritage building to the Chinese community in Singapore.

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Entry: 188
Image by: Chui Yam Keng
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Caption: 
Chinese pastries and Icing sugar Biscuits – Sweet Glutinous rice cakes, Pong Biah or Chinese puff pastries and icing sugar biscuits are the simple titbits of the past which is a novelty now. As a kid living in Chinatown, these confectionaries were a treat to us children. Compare to the cakes and chocolates that children eat today these are luxury to us.

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Entry: 189
Image by: Loh Chiueh Eyen
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Caption: 
Incense burning and offerings to Chinese Gods at Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple at Waterloo Street. Many believed that on the eve night of Chinese Lunar New Year, the 1st incense implant into the temple just upon the ascent of the New Year day at 1200 hr will bring upon to the implanter and his family members, immense wealth and health for the whole year !!!. Hence, every year, without fail, hundreds if not thousand swarmed the entrance of the temple and tussle their way to be the 1st INCENSE IMPLANTER !!!

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Entry: 190
Image by: Chui Yam Keng
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KTM Ticket Counter the last queue – Photographed in the last days of June 2011 before the Tanjong Pagar Railway station close and the land returned to Singapore. I took the last trip to Kuala Lumpur via the railways just for old time’s sake, how time flies my first trip on KTM was in the 1970s.

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Entry: 191
Image by: Chui Yam Keng
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The language of Peranakans – The Peranakans were the descendants of Chinese immigrants who came to the South East Asia in the 15th to 17th century, the majority are Hokkiens and Teochews with a small minority of Hakkas and Cantonese. Being the earliest immigrants in the Malay archipelago of Indonesia and Malayan Peninsula, the Peranakans took on the Malay language and English and created a patois of their own; a mixture of Hokkien, Malay and English – Baba Malay. Featured in the photograph a Peranakan Tea set and The Babas a book by Felix Chia on the social history of the Peranakans.

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Entry: 192
Image by: Chui Yam Keng
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Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce – The Chinese Chamber of Commerce was established in 1906 for the purpose of looking after the interest of Chinese businesses and resolving differences between Chinese clans. The most significant achievement of the Chamber of Commerce is, it lobbied in 1951 to the British Colonial Government to grant citizenship to Chinese immigrants who have stayed in Singapore for eight years or longer and the legislature was passed in 1958. The Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce building itself opens in 1964.

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Entry: 193
Image by: Chui Yam Keng
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Botanic Gardens Bandstand – Perhaps one of the most iconic structure to many older generations of Singaporeans will be the Bandstand at the Botanic Gardens. Personally I have vivid memories of playing with my childhood friends and siblings around the structure. Old faded photos of it remains my treasured momentos.

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Entry: 194
Image by: Loh Chiueh Eyen
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Kampong Siglap Mosque – Located at 451 Marine parade Road, the Kampong Siglap Mosque is definitely one of the oldest mosque built in Singapore. When first built, large mosque drums called “BEDUK” (Malay language) were made & installed. Suppose the name “BEDOK” was coined from here. There is a water well in the old mosque with water oozing out endlessly ( with help of water pump to raise the water level) for prayers to wash before praying. A new building has been added to cater for present day demands. A well preserved heritage Singapore can be proud of.

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Entry: 195
Image by: Edwin Koh
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The mosque was built in 1824 for Sultan Hussein Shah, the first sultan of Singapore. Sir Stamford Raffles, the founder of Singapore, gave $3,000 to the construction of a single-storey building with a double-tiered roof.

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Entry: 196
Image by: Edwin Koh
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Caption: The rocket-shaped viewing tower is perhaps the most prominent landmark at Upper Seletar Reservoir, which was constructed in 1920 as Singapore’s third impounding reservoir.

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Entry: 197
Image by: Steven Ng
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Caption: This jetty at Lim Chu Kang is the place where my dad and I would hunt for mussels.  Thinking back, it was really hard work under the hot sun working on our catch.  But I could always recall the happy smiles that were on our faces.

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Entry: 198
Image by: Steven Ng
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As a pure Chinese in Singapore, my favourite cuisine is actually Malay.  Here is an all-time favourite childhood dish of mine: Nasi Padang.  Aromatic curry chicken, soft potato ball and sambal vegetables.  This will make my day anytime and anywhere!  How could one possibly resist this?  Could you?

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Entry: 199
Image by: Steven Ng
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My parents shared they used to go for frequent strolls along Japanese Garden during the 70s period.  I can imagine how my dad romanced my mom back then.  Moving to Jurong area now, I now bring my wife along for long sunset walks simply indulging in the beautiful scenery.
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Entry: 200
Image by: Steven Ng
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This old rusty saw is about sixty over years old.  It was handed down to my father from my grandfather, a labourer.  The saw was utilised hard in my grandfather’s hands.  Currently, the treasured saw is just lying around my father’s mini garden. Someday, it will be mine eventually.

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