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    Default The singapore 70-90s

    i am lucky to live in kampung while i am still a little kid before govt force my family to move to HDB ..

    The HDB is where i have been living around for nearly 30yr now..

    the soil, the hungry mosquito during the night, the well to collect water, the home grown vege & misc stuffs..
    the spacious frontyard..

    the noise of the insects when i sleep at night.. (those staying landed should still hear it during the night, i guess)

    I took the road less traveled by, and that has made all the difference. - Robert Frost quotes (American poet, 1874-1963)

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    I miss the old Bedok Interchange .

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    When my cute pri sch classmate invited me to visit his new home in Tampines i said out loud omg this is like a desert.... Nothing around...

    I remember also saying the same when i stopped by punggol en route to p ubin in mid 90s

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    Quote Originally Posted by carbuncle
    When my cute pri sch classmate invited me to visit his new home in Tampines i said out loud omg this is like a desert.... Nothing around...

    I remember also saying the same when i stopped by punggol en route to p ubin in mid 90s
    I remember Bus No 23 used to terminate along Tampines Ave 5 and beyond that was like you said, a desert.

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    Who remember the very big "Knife Brand Cooking Oil" neon sign board on top of an old building at the circle of the present Nicoll highway - Mountbatten road - guillemard road junction?

    And Nicoll highway has a middle carriage way which run in opposite direction in the morn and evening

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    Seletar in the 70s is kampong living, at night can be very smelly from the nearby pig farms. Sometimes the smell is so bad that I had to close the windows to sleep. The roti prata in Jalan Kayu is addictive, every friday I would cycle there to ta-pao prata, mutton curry and chicken curry home.

    I cycle a lot during those times, many weekends me and some friends will cycle around seletar camp to the dam divding lower seletar reservoir and the sea for fishing and camping overnight. That spot was also a lovers haunt. At night there will be cars parked facing the reservoir with lights off and couples doing hanky panky. Couples that came in motorbikes would do their hanky panky in the bushes or some more openly by the sea. We inadvertently see some free shows, unfortunately camera phones was not invented yet so cannot video...

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    Quote Originally Posted by roly8
    i am lucky to live in kampung while i am still a little kid before govt force my family to move to HDB ..

    The HDB is where i have been living around for nearly 30yr now..

    the soil, the hungry mosquito during the night, the well to collect water, the home grown vege & misc stuffs..
    the spacious frontyard..

    the noise of the insects when i sleep at night.. (those staying landed should still hear it during the night, i guess)

    Yes, I missed these very much...
    I stayed in palua teck Kong till mid 20s...
    Taking well water , catch spider,look for duraain , hunt Wild bore..and lot lot ghost story...

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    Quote Originally Posted by buttercarp
    I remember Bus No 23 used to terminate along Tampines Ave 5 and beyond that was like you said, a desert.
    I remember bus now 2,travel along changi road and terminate at changi point or village...it did pass by old tampines road..there used to have a lot of fish pound....

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    Quote Originally Posted by zeamybro
    Who remember the very big "Knife Brand Cooking Oil" neon sign board on top of an old building at the circle of the present Nicoll highway - Mountbatten road - guillemard road junction?

    And Nicoll highway has a middle carriage way which run in opposite direction in the morn and evening
    Can't recall the oil.
    But yes, now that you mentioned, I remember they will open n close some kind of gate to change the flow of traffic.
    Also I vaguely remember that 4 people per car thingy n the carpool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by buttercarp
    I remember Bus No 23 used to terminate along Tampines Ave 5 and beyond that was like you said, a desert.
    Oh bus no. 23.... Orchard to tampines. I was 13 years old that time. First mrt was operational. The rows of hdb flat back then was indeed pioneers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by buttercarp
    Can't recall the oil.
    But yes, now that you mentioned, I remember they will open n close some kind of gate to change the flow of traffic.
    Also I vaguely remember that 4 people per car thingy n the carpool.
    Yes, there would be a car stand along new upper Changi roads where drivers could pick up strangers just to add up to 4 pax per car to enter the CBD for free. And these ppl get to commute to work for free!

    Whenever my dad wanted to enter the CBD to run some errands, he would get my mum, my bro and myself along .. And my mum would make us kids stand or kneel on the car seat so that we would be more 'visible' to the officer/inspector

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    Quote Originally Posted by zeamybro
    Who remember the very big "Knife Brand Cooking Oil" neon sign board on top of an old building at the circle of the present Nicoll highway - Mountbatten road - guillemard road junction?

    And Nicoll highway has a middle carriage way which run in opposite direction in the morn and evening
    oh ya thats right...how time flies..

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    Quote Originally Posted by zeamybro
    Yes, there would be a car stand along new upper Changi roads where drivers could pick up strangers just to add up to 4 pax per car to enter the CBD for free. And these ppl get to commute to work for free!

    Whenever my dad wanted to enter the CBD to run some errands, he would get my mum, my bro and myself along .. And my mum would make us kids stand or kneel on the car seat so that we would be more 'visible' to the officer/inspector
    ha ha memories...early days of erp.. ..now its $$$

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    Quote Originally Posted by zeamybro
    Who remember the very big "Knife Brand Cooking Oil" neon sign board on top of an old building at the circle of the present Nicoll highway - Mountbatten road - guillemard road junction?

    And Nicoll highway has a middle carriage way which run in opposite direction in the morn and evening
    And the hand-painted billboards that tells you what is showing in the cinemas in town....

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    ...now all that is gone and what do we have in its place...ERP COE COV HDB MRT...and the list goes on and on....for better or worse

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    Miss my grand mom's attap house at the TeLok Kurau. Used to puck jumbu, play marble ball(gole) and bath with well water.. .
    "Anyone who has not made a mistake has never tried anything new"

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    OLd time have passed an I missed it a lot ...

    I rememeber when I first moved to Toa Payoh in 70s, My parent HDB in Lorong 7 at top floor of 11th storey of 3 rmm flat .. I can see the current CBD sreas with ships and Oil tankers at South of Singapore (Marina Bay areas) _ , at Katong and East Coast area .. Now you see Ships .. and not forgetting fire crackers when we grace very first house warming .... hanging fire crackers from 11th storey down to 1st storey ... How I missed so much of the past ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by radha08
    ha ha memories...early days of erp.. ..now its $$$
    Area Licensing Scheme (ALS) in those days .. only true blue Singaporeans everywhere .. yeah now Cheng Hu only eye $$$$ ... more F Thrash more foreigners than natives ... My children will never understand How proud I was to be a singaporean once upon a time ...
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    Can u all remember the trishaws and the illegal merz taxi? And the famous duck store at McPherson/tai tong area. And my most memorable pasat malam every Friday nite.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chestnut
    Can u all remember the trishaws and the illegal merz taxi? And the famous duck store at McPherson/tai tong area. And my most memorable pasat malam every Friday nite.
    This old shop houses will also be dissappearing in next 6 months ... ahh .. yoy ..
    For people with no pasts memories .. they will never understand the pains ..

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    I can only remember my 1st house was a "long house" at Chin Swee Road, where everybody shared the same kitchen and toilet. Bus fares were only $0.05 at that time. Then later shifted to a rented 2 room HDB flat (about $30+ per month), started my Pr school education there and the canteen food was only $0.30 for a bowl of noodles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by irisng
    I can only remember my 1st house was a "long house" at Chin Swee Road, where everybody shared the same kitchen and toilet. Bus fares were only $0.05 at that time. Then later shifted to a rented 2 room HDB flat (about $30+ per month), started my Pr school education there and the canteen food was only $0.30 for a bowl of noodles.
    Yeah bare memory too young then (2/3 years old) .. In those day the "long house" are are mostly attap houses with shared cooking areas .. My memory then was at the Kampong at Upper Paya Lebar Rd .. then I remember one day they erected a Iron gate at the Kampong entrance .. now I know it is due to racial conflict with malay at the peak of the the "confrontation" period with Indonesia then ...

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    Now we grown up and become successfull tauke and landlord. In the old day, which secondary school in the 80s you attended?. Myself Broadrick secondary, at dunman road. Not a famous school, but give good education.

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    Quote Originally Posted by indomie
    Now we grown up and become successfull tauke and landlord. In the old day, which secondary school in the 80s you attended?. Myself Broadrick secondary, at dunman road. Not a famous school, but give good education.
    Broadrick with the white and green stripes shirt? Haha think now the compound becomes Northlight Sec Sch

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    Quote Originally Posted by zeamybro
    Broadrick with the white and green stripes shirt? Haha think now the compound becomes Northlight Sec Sch
    Yes, the uniform wasn't the most attractive in singapore, most of the time we feel inferior to surrounded top schools. But we got the hottest ah lien.... Who is laughing now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by indomie
    Yes, the uniform wasn't the most attractive in singapore, most of the time we feel inferior to surrounded top schools. But we got the hottest ah lien.... Who is laughing now?
    Me from Dunman High (NOT Secondary).... Eat ur heart out chao broadrick ah beng!!!!

    (while i secretly lusted after tight broadrick ah beng white see thru pants.... Errr... Or was that chung cheng)

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    my most memorable were i watched the movie Saturday Night Fever somewhere around Geylang nor Guillemard rd and the wrestling show at 大世界

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    Quote Originally Posted by carbuncle
    Me from Dunman High (NOT Secondary).... Eat ur heart out chao broadrick ah beng!!!!

    (while i secretly lusted after tight broadrick ah beng white see thru pants.... Errr... Or was that chung cheng)
    ChungCheng only has white shorts then, other schs in the vicinity with white pants include St Pats and Tk Tech. TKGS in green pinafore, KC gals in blue pinafore. Dunman sec was brown right? Can't recall much of Maju's uniform.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DMCK
    my most memorable were i watched the movie Saturday Night Fever somewhere around Geylang nor Guillemard rd and the wrestling show at 大世界
    WA.. uncle, you are quite old now ,right?

    me never seen any of what our other members mentioned before
    I took the road less traveled by, and that has made all the difference. - Robert Frost quotes (American poet, 1874-1963)

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    Quote Originally Posted by zeamybro
    ChungCheng only has white shorts then, other schs in the vicinity with white pants include St Pats and Tk Tech. TKGS in green pinafore, KC gals in blue pinafore. Dunman sec was brown right? Can't recall much of Maju's uniform.
    Dunman sec was brown alrite... Light brown with dark brown..

    Maju was white top green bottom...

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