Accepted Entries Page 06

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 251-300
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Entry: 251
Image by: Goh Ngan Pin
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Tanjong Pagar Railway Station’s Indoor Hall – Gone are the hassle and bustle in a railway station. The last time that I took the railway train to Malaysia was at least 25 years ago together with my late grandmum. Unfortunately, I was unable to try the railway train from this station before it close down. I vaguely remember this huge indoor hall with murals as kid.  Fortunately, I have a chance to capture the indoor hall of this iconic place via a unique perspective before it is torn down.

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Entry: 252
Image by: Trisha Lim
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Street barber is a sunset industry in Singapore, in my childhood days there were many street barbers, whereas today the street barber is really not easy to find as compare to street cobbler.  Many of the street barbers are now in their 60s and most have already retired.  The price of hair cut (only $6) is also lower as compare to when you go to a mall to cut which is over $10.

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Entry: 253
Image by: Trisha Lim
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The Ultimate “Cosplayer” – Teo Chew Opera Performer – In recent years, Japanese pop culture and cosplay is becoming popular in Singapore. As I been to some of the anime events to take photos of cosplayers, I can’t help but think that in fact the ultimate “cosplayer” is the Chinese traditional Teo Chew opera performer. Not only do they have to dress up, do their own make up, wear the right shoes and head gear, they need to sing and move in the opera way on stage. This does take a lot of practice and experience in order to perform well.

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Entry: 254
Image by: Trisha Lim
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The Ultimate “Cosplayer” – Teo Chew Opera Performer – In recent years, Japanese pop culture and cosplay is becoming popular in Singapore. As I been to some of the anime events to take photos of cosplayers, I can’t help but think that in fact the ultimate “cosplayer” is the Chinese traditional Teo Chew opera performer. Not only do they have to dress up, do their own make up, wear the right shoes and head gear, they need to sing and move in the opera way on stage. This does take a lot of practice and experience in order to perform well.

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Entry: 255
Image by: Trisha Lim
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The Ultimate “Cosplayer” – Teo Chew Opera Performer – In recent years, Japanese pop culture and cosplay is becoming popular in Singapore. As I been to some of the anime events to take photos of cosplayers, I can’t help but think that in fact the ultimate “cosplayer” is the Chinese traditional Teo Chew opera performer. Not only do they have to dress up, do their own make up, wear the right shoes and head gear, they need to sing and move in the opera way on stage. This does take a lot of practice and experience in order to perform well.

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Entry: 256
Image by: Chee Wei Teck
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Backstage (后台) – Description: A performer of Xin Xin Rong He Teochew Opera Troupe (新新荣和潮剧), putting on hair piece at the back stage. Before performing for an event for the God at Ang Chee Sia Ong Temple. Shot taken on 10 June 2016.

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Entry: 257
Image by: Chen Su Yen
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Shiny golden bells adorn the imposing wooden doors of a Hindu temple in Little India, while in the background, a temple attendant is busy ensuring that offerings are well-stocked.

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Entry: 258
Image by: Eng Choon Siong
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Pulau Ubin Fo Shan Teng Da Bo Gong Temple (乌敏岛佛山亭大伯公庙), located near Pulau Ubin Jetty, one of the iconic places at Ubin. The temple was build in 1869 a group of Hokkien immigrants from Fujian, China. Every year during the Tua Pek Kong Festival, Devotees will hold series of activities to celebrates Tua Pek Kong birthday such as Geitai and Teochew Opera.

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Entry: 259
Image by: Daniel Ho
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The old pay phones of the yester years. This is an important piece of communication when i am outside and someone sends a “page” to my pager, and I would scrambled to find my 10 cents coin to make a 3 min call. Those have made up some of the most memorable times in my school days especially the first time trying to make a call to a crush or calling home to say i am on my way back.

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Entry: 260
Image by: Daniel Ho
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Colours, and such simple fare of religious devotion, that we have forgotten that the cost of piety is more than just the precious silver and gold we can offer, but our life.

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Entry: 261
Image by: Daniel Ho
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This is a particular emotional shot as my dad who passed on when i was 14, did this to support me in my education. I remember helping him put together those cardboards and folding them, and I had a jolly good time doing that with my younger brother.

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Entry: 262
Image by: Eng Choon Siong
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Teo Chew Opera (花旦)- Lao Sai Tao Yuan Teochew Opera Troupe (老赛桃源潮剧团), few remaining traditional culture opera in Singapore. This traditional Chinese street opera, also know as ‘Wayang’, was brought to Singapore by immigrants from China during the 19th century. It is now considered an icon of Chinese heritage and culture, and is performed by both professional and amateur opera troupes. The troupe still perform at many old temples during festival and events.In the old days, no photographer was allowed to photograph the troupe members doing their makeup at the back stage. 7th generation opera troupe’s member, Carine convince the troupe owner, her dad to allow photographers enter and shoot on backstage. Using current social media and photographers to promote the opera culture.

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Entry: 263
Image by: Eng Choon Siong
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Teo Chew Opera (花旦)- Lao Sai Tao Yuan Teochew Opera Troupe (老赛桃源潮剧团), few remaining traditional culture opera in Singapore. This traditional Chinese street opera, also know as ‘Wayang’, was brought to Singapore by immigrants from China during the 19th century. It is now considered an icon of Chinese heritage and culture, and is performed by both professional and amateur opera troupes. The troupe still perform at many old temples during festival and events.In the old days, no photographer was allowed to photograph the troupe members doing their makeup at the back stage. 7th generation opera troupe’s member, Carine convince the troupe owner, her dad to allow photographers enter and shoot on backstage. Using current social media and photographers to promote the opera culture.

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Entry: 264
Image by: Adelene Ng
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Sidewalk Tailor – This was taken in Little India. What struck me was this makeshift tailoring service that was taking place on the sidewalk of Serangoon Road. Such a sight is indeed rare in modern Singapore.

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Entry: 265
Image by: Robin Choo
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After a hard day of work, the coolies were gathering for a simple meal and chatting about their lives and what the future would hold for them. Unbeknownst to them, a security guard takes a glance at the lives of our forefathers as he strides forward into his own future.

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Entry: 266
Image by: Woo Yew Chuen
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These iconic buildings will soon become history as it will be demolished to make way for the construction of the North-South Expressway.

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Entry: 267
Image by:  Betina Ribeiro
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This was taken in Chinatown a couple of weeks ago on a roll of Ilford HP5 Plus 400 ISO film. I’ve always had a deep connection to this place because of the people I’ve met along the way in the last 11 years. In particular, old men and woman with a mouthful of stories to tell. Most that have been in Singapore long enough- know that just outside the huge red temple, one may find many old men sitting around playing Chinese Chess and another game that I still don’t know the name of. After a couple of times of visiting the area, in which the old men sit around, I noticed as I secretly and quietly clicked away that the losing parties would often have to pay a sum of money. I’ve seen as little as $5 and as high as $50. Later that afternoon when I would come around and observe again, I’d see the same men playing. This time, with no money. Playing on pure luck with the very little money they go by each day, sometimes, just barely affording a bowl of plain rice at the local hawker centre. Most just sleep here on the floor with no proper conditions and eat from it. The ageing population is an ever increasing issue in Singapore. Not just in Singapore for that matter, but neighbouring nations too. Most of the times when I have dinner at local hawker centres, I always seem to bump into an old auntie collecting tin cans. One time, I gained enough confidence to ask how much she’d make per can… And to my surprise, she said she needed a kilo of cans to make approximately a dollar. So I asked, how many cans do you need? And her reply was, “I dunno lah. Sometimes one night not enough. So come back tomorrow again.” It’s sad to see these people whom the nation was first built up upon struggle. Some because they choose to ignore what lays ahead..  So- I think this photo truly sums up my feelings on this little corner of Singapore. A rather dark, and troubled everyday life most of these people live whilst we reside in nice, comfortable and spacious high-rise buildings.

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Entry: 268
Image by: Lim Wee Chin
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Constructed in 1956, the former Bukit Timah Fire Station that overlooks the lush greenery of Bukit Timah Nature Reserve has now transformed into an enrichment hubs for kids and a restaurant for American food lovers. In an effort to preserve heritage buildings, the structure and architectural elements remains unchanged.

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Entry: 269
Image by:  Wong Chek Poh
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Chinatown is traditionally an ethnic enclave located within the Outram district in the Central Area of Singapore.  Featuring distinctly Chinese cultural elements, Chinatown has had a historically concentrated ethnic Chinese population rich in heritage and culture. Singapore’s historic Chinatown is a bustling mix of old and new, filled with traditional shops and markets as well as cool stores and cafes.

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Entry: 270
Image by:  Trisha Lim
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Dalhousie Obelisk – Have you walked around in Singapore and wonder what is a certain monument all about? This is certainly one which i passed by but I have no idea why is it there or I have totally forgot if I studied about it before during history lessons. After taking photo of it, i researched about this and realised it’s built in 1850 when Singapore was still part of British colony. It was to commemorate the visit of then governor-general of India, the Marquis of Dalhousie, James Andrew Broun-Ramsay. Being first-ever visit by a governor-general to Singapore, the visit had a very positive contrast to Singapore at that time. It is also the first public monument in Singapore, even before statue of Sir Stanford Raffles existed.

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Entry: 271
Image by: Dean Wong
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In today’s ever-changing world, we are losing our heritage faster than we know it, with traditions and cultures long past their heyday. However, the many facets that make up the art of Chinese Street Opera have somehow always intrigued me; from the distinctive thick makeup to the lavish, colourful costumes. What really piqued my interest was the people behind their stage personas. I went backstage to get to know more about these cultural craftsmen from one of Singapore’s last street opera troupes and see them for myself. Memories don’t last forever in our imperfect world; photographs however make these moments last a little longer. I believe that my photograph is akin to a time capsule that immortalises the very essence of this undervalued craft.

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Entry: 272
Image by: Leonardus Novianto Depari
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Visiting Pulau Ubin is a like a journey back to Singapore in the 1960’s with the laid-back pleasure of Kampung life. For many years, the traditional bumboat has been the living treasure that brings us across to escape from the bustling city’s hectic life. For sure, this is a heritage that shall remain as it is for the next years to come.

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Entry: 273
Image by: Leonardus Novianto Depari
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It’s been a common scene for many years, that Botanic Garden hosts many Tai Chi groups who exercise passionately while enjoying the garden’s fresh and natural atmosphere. Practiced by mainly senior citizens of Singapore, this is an ancient art that promotes physical and mental health by strengthening our inner core strength through breathing and slow motion of our body.

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Entry: 274
Image by: Leonardus Novianto Depari
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Once known as a prominent red light district peppered with brothels back in the “60s, Keong Saik Road is now bustling with some of the Singapore’s latest and quirky bars, cafes, restaurants and boutique hotels. The recent Keong Saik Carnival seems to be successful in bringing this corner back into its heyday.

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Entry: 275
Image by: Satheesh Chandran
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Still I’m perfect.. Let’s do it for Singapore again.

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Entry: 276
Image by: Michael Pua
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The MICA Building, formerly known as the Old Hill Street Police Station, has been up since 1934. Its colonial architecture spiced up by the iconic, multicoloured windows and very prominent location makes it a memorable landmark.  However, for some reason it is not found very often in tourist guides.  It’s facade is very memorable though and a lot of my non-Singaporean friends always recognise the building when they see it in pictures as representative of Singapore.  I’ve always found it to be more intriguing at night than by day, hence this long-exposure shot.

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Entry: 277
Image by: Michael Pua
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The Hill Street Fire Station is a fascinating and beautiful building.  It’s classic proportions and red-and-white striping reminds me of a particular Lego set that I used to have as a child.  Seeing the building always evokes nostalgic memories and hopefully it will be preserved in its current state for generations to come to appreciate.

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Entry: 278
Image by: Michael Pua
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Every year Chinatown holds its traditional Chinese New Year’s parade and street decorations around New Bridge Road.  2014 was a special year in particular as that was the year my Son was born.  The Year of the Horse decorations were also quite inspiring and definitely worth photographing.

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Entry: 279
Image by: Michael Pua
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Walking down South Bridge Road to work has always been fascinating to me and I guess to a lot of tourists as it is an eye-catching and harmonious mix of traditional Indian, Malay, Chinese as well as Western stores and establishments, and a melting pot of different religions’ temples as well, all within easy walking distance of one another.  Always the most festive and photogenic part of town.

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Entry: 280
Image by: Chui Yam Keng
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Our Maritime Heritage – Singapore’s maritime heritage hails back to the 13th century as part of the navigation way points of seafarers who ply the Indian ocean to the spice islands and China. She gains prominence as an important port of call after her founding by Thomas Stamford Raffles in 1819 and as they say; the rest is history. Featured in the photo a ship’s Compass.

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Entry: 281
Image by: Gina Ng
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Caption: Chinese street storytelling was a popular form of entertainment in Singapore during the colonial period and up till the 1960s. The storytellers set up makeshift premises in various locations in the evening, and read aloud in dialect to paying customers seated around them on crates or straw mats. However, with the rise of alternative forms of entertainment such as radio and television broadcasting, as well as the reduced use of dialects, this traditional form of street storytelling faded into Singapore’s history.

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Entry: 282
Image by: Kelvin Ng
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Pearl Bank Apartments – One of the iconic apartment in Singapore.  This was the first all housing project to be undertaken in the Urban Renewal Department of the Housing and Development Board’s sale of Sites Programme.  With a height of 113m , the Pearl Bank Apartments was the tallest residential building when it was completed in 1976.

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Entry: 283
Image by: Kelvin Ng
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Caption: An Old Church End of Waterloo Street – This is an old church at the end of Waterloo Street built between 1870 and 1875.  It was once occupied by a motor workshop named, Sin Sin Motor Co thus once could see oil and grease stain on the walls.  However, it was vacated by Sin Sin Motor Co in the 1980s till a local sculptor, Sun Yu Li, revamped it into a arts venue “Sculpture Square” in 1999.

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Entry: 284
Image by: Kelvin Ng
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Caption: Prayers in the Alleyway – It has been a common practice since the development of Singapore for owners to set up alters at the back of the alleyways.  Owners and even passer-by prays for safety, health and prosperity.

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Entry: 285
Image by: Kelvin Ng
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Caption: The Traditional Trishaw – Deep impression of these trishaws at Queen street. When I was a little boy 35 years ago, I would accompany my mother to the wet market there.  Usually we would hire a ride back to our HDB at Beach Road due to the inconvenience of taking the SBS bus.  If I recall correctly, it would cost us about $4 to take a ride back.

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Entry: 286
Image by: Kelvin Ng
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Caption: The Legendary Dragon Playground – This is one of the oldest playground in Singapore located at Toa Payoh Lorong 6 which had escaped demolition in 2014.  This playground was also picked by the New York culture blog, Flavorwre.com, as one of the top 15 amazing playgrounds in the world

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Entry: 287
Image by: Kelvin Ng
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National Gallery Singapore – This is the former Supreme Court and City Hall.  This is the largest visual art and venue and museum in Singapore.  A total of S$532 million was spent to developing the National Gallery Singapore.

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Entry: 288
Image by: Kelvin Ng
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Passing Time – This is one of the favorite game among the pioneer generation.  This game foster friendships as individuals gathers at void decks, community centers, and open space to engage in friendly matches.

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Entry: 289
Image by: Kelvin Ng
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The Red Lantern Revolving Restaurant – The revolving restaurant was opened in 1978.  It was popular with tour groups and Chinese wedding banquets.  It stopped operations in 2002.

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Entry: 290
Image by: Kelvin Ng
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Convent of the Holy Infant Jesus (CHIJ) – It was build in 1841 and was used as a Caldwell House till nuns from Penang arrived in 1854 and started taking in pupils. This became the first CHIJ school in Singapore built in 1841.

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Entry: 291
Image by: Eng Choon Siong
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Home Team Career Centre for police recruitment, former Fairfield Methodist Girls’ School. The 100+ year old building located at Neil road. One of the oldest school in Singapore, founding in 1888 by Miss Sophia Blackmore, began as school for girls in Cross Street, was known as Telok Ayer Girls’ School. In 1912, the school relocated to Neil road with around 1,280 sq m of floor space and was renamed Fairfield Girls’ School. The building was also occupied by the Japanese during World War II. In 1958, it was renamed to Fairfield Methodist Girls’ School and in 1983, the building was deserted after the school moved into a new campus at Dover Road. After 30 years of neglect, the building is fully restored by Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) which now building of the Home Team Career Centre for police recruitment.

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Entry: 292
Image by: Wong Chek Poh
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Bird-singing has been a pastime popular among the older generations.
This bird corner can be found in Clementi and it attracts not just birds’ owners but also passers-by and neighbourhood residents.  It can be quite relaxing to just laze always the afternoon watching and hearing the birds sing.

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Entry: 293
Image by: Leonardus Novianto Depari
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 A cluster of HDB blocks painted each in red, blue, yellow or green, which is known as Rochor Center, will soon become a history. As one of the remaining iconic public housing estates from the 70’s, it will be demolished for another redevelopment, which deems to be necessary due its strategic location right at the heartland of Singapore. Some residents are still left in the estate, getting ready to move their stuffs to a new designated estate.

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Entry: 294
Image by: Leonardus Novianto Depari
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Chinese street opera, or known locally as Chinese Wayang, has played a significant role in defining Singapore identity. Though rarely found, it will still be a common scene here, especially during the seventh month festival where the show is meant to entertained the returning “spirits”, not to mention some old folks and religious devotees who could still appreciate the show.

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Entry: 295
Image by: Leonardus Novianto Depari
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As one of the well-conserved tradition in Singapore, dragon dance performance is still a common scene during Chinese New year celebration, where the troupe will be invited to perform right at the business premises to scare all the bad luck and bad spirits away through the high amplitude of drum noise and presence of dragon or lion dancers.

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Entry: 296
Image by: Leonardus Novianto Depari
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Though many recognise Chingay Festival as the largest street performance and float parade in Asia, few may not understand that it is celebrated in conjunction with the procession of the Chinese Goddess of Mercy, called Guanyin. As common in Chinese belief, there is no such celebration without having the performance of its most mythical animal, the giant dragon. Undoubtedly, Singapore is really preserving the tradition that was long ago brought by our ancestors.

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Entry: 297
Image by: Jayantika Soni
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Old carries the new

 

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Entry: 298
Image by: Jasline Tan
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Roadside barbers were a common sight in olden-day Singapore. This interesting wall mural depicting a barber and his customers was taken along Blair Road. As we look to the future, it is heartening to know that we make an effort to remember the past too.

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Entry: 299
Image by: Jasline Tan
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The Chinese puppet show seems out-of-place in modern day Singapore. I was glad to come across one during a religious festival in the heartlands, entertaining the older folks and drawing curious onlookers, like in this picture. The little boy is mesmerised by the moving and “singing” string puppets. Hopefully, new successors can be found to continue this vanishing art which forms part of our cultural heritage.

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Entry: 300
Image by: Jasline Tan
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The Thieves Market at Sungei Road is the oldest flea market in Singapore where you can find second-hand goods or cheap products. Street peddlers simply display their goods on canvas sheets or makeshift tables, like this friendly old man selling his collection of timepieces. It is sad that its days are numbered as the land is needed for the construction of the Downtown Line.

 

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