My Childhood Memories – Serangoon Road (Part 3)

Though I was taken care of by my Godmother staying at Beatty Road when I was young, I will visit my parents every Sunday when they were not working.

They were staying at 580 Serangoon Rd, a stone throw away from my Godmother’s house. That unit has since changed hands and it’s now a shop unit. Below shows me posing in front of my parent’s house in 1973. Note that the motorbike plate number starts with SA something…

Maybe the interior of the house have changed, but the exterior flooring remains the same till now. It’s still the same beautiful colored pattern tiles though now most of it have chirped off.

What I remembered most about this Serangoon house was the zinc movable roof at the backyard of the house. As we were staying on the ground floor unit, whenever it rained, we had to pull a rope so the the zinc roof will move and cover the backyard else it will get wet. There were of course front door and back door (the back door led to the back part of my old primary school – Beatty Pri Sch). There were 1 long sittinghall, 1 dinning hall, 1 bedroom, kitchen, 1 bathroom and 1 toilet. My father had about 10 over cement fish tanks at the backyard as he loved breeding tropical fishes like angel fish, gouramis, etc.

Having one or more mouse traps were common that time. My father used those wired spring loaded mouse cage trap with a bait in the cage – once the mouse bit the bait, the cage door will drop and close the cage. Once we caught the mouse, my father would pour hot water over the mouse to kill it before disposing it.

Photo credit : TrapMan (just an example of what the mouse cage trap looks like).

The other horrible ‘creature’ I dread to see or encounter were those giant size spiders. Some were six legged while others have more than the usual eight legs.


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