Before I move on to talk about Petain Road, let’s take a road at the map again below;
Not all flats in Beatty Road are 4 storey high, some are only 2 storey high and the layout of the house is totally different from those 4 storey high. The opposite block (Block 6) which is just directly opposite Beatty Primary School was a 2 storey flat.
When I heard news about those flats in Beatty Road were going to give way to the 3 blocks of condo, I felt sad. I thought the whole area there will be gone for good, but luckily I still managed to find my ex-tution teacher Mr. Lin’s house at Petain Road.
Let’s take a look at how it looks now though I’m not sure if the inside is still the same;
Well I can’t remember which unit my ex-tution teacher was staying. This whole block of 2 storey old building is now called Petain Court. Here is just one of the close-up of those units;
If you see carefully, the wall tiles and pillars are nicely done up but the flooring doesn’t seem to match!
Adjacent to this Petain Court building, is another very old building. This one has those olden spiral staircase which I always find difficulty in walking up and down. In fact there are still quite a number of such buildings with spiral staircase around that area.
Besides going for my tution via Petain Road, I also used to walk past here to go to the old New World Amusement Park (back gate), which is another story to tell.