If you have some old photos, or an article to submit, pls kindly email to me at;


Kindly let me know your Name, Country – so that proper credit will be given. Thank you.

123 Responses to “Contact Me”

  1. 1 bigdaddy Friday, May 25, 2007 at 9:05 am

    Hi there,
    A colleague saw your blog and linked us to it. I must say I absolutely love everything here! It’s fantastic!! Thanks for capturing all the nostalgia for us Singaporeans. It occured to me that maybe we should get all the SIngapore young kids to use your blog as a resource for their history lessons.

    Keep up the good work. I’ll be back quite often!


  2. 2 laokokok Friday, May 25, 2007 at 9:28 am

    Thanks Bigdaddy and welcome here. Glad you like it.

  3. 3 rene Friday, June 1, 2007 at 12:23 pm

    Hi there,

    Interesting entries. Hope you don’t mind me linking it.
    Keep up the good work!

  4. 4 laokokok Tuesday, June 5, 2007 at 8:38 am

    Hi Rene,
    Welcome here and pls go ahead and link.

  5. 5 eastindia Thursday, June 14, 2007 at 4:28 pm

    Really loved your entry on Plaza Sing. I too remember very fondly my days of sitting just below the escalator, waiting for mum to pick me up from music classes at Yamaha.

  6. 6 YE Xian Saturday, September 22, 2007 at 10:38 am


    Just wonder you can find this oldies ‘Butterfly’. I have been searching for this song but still couldn’t find any in the local CD shops.

    Anywhere checked from intenet & the song was sang by Daniel Gerald seems like a French singer but without English lyrics. Can’t rembered the name of the singer who sang the English version.

  7. 7 laokokok Monday, September 24, 2007 at 7:55 am

    Hi YE Xian, I don’t think I’ve this ‘Butterfly’ song. Sorry.

  8. 8 Karimane Wednesday, December 5, 2007 at 11:47 pm

    i need the old english song Tonight it’s a duetto

  9. 9 laokokok Sunday, December 9, 2007 at 10:47 am

    Sorry no song request here.

  10. 10 Damien Monday, January 21, 2008 at 10:51 am

    I was staying there at haig road fairdrive during the 80s for almost 10 years,Thanks for your blog it really brings back good memories during my childhood there. i do sometime travel back to katong just to relive those memories.

  11. 11 laokokok Monday, January 21, 2008 at 12:57 pm

    HI Damien,
    Welcome here. Glad to find another one staying at Haig Road here. A place where there were many cinemas to choose from. BTW are you a swimming instructor too?

  12. 12 thirdsister Wednesday, January 23, 2008 at 12:36 am

    What a coincidence, I used to study in Haig Girls School, and together with fellow delinquent, Rita G.-who rode a mean bicycle (no Harleys in those days),we would streak n shriek our way down to Seaview Avenue and collect loads of tiny hermit crab shells at low tide.

    We became such pros at playing truant that we would presuade the school jagar to let us keep our uniforms in his quarters so we could change into beachwear and galivant at will. We had very little pocket money but made up for this with lots of great laughs:)

    Rita was a great swimmer and the old Chinese Swimming Club was a fave hangout during and after school.

    I still remember the principals were Mrs Desker (lovely lady) then came Mrs. Szetoh (very different strain altogether).

    Outside the school were a number of ‘sagar seed’ trees.
    The ground was always dotted with brightly lacquered seeds,
    we loved it. It was pretty, free and kept us amused.

    So cool remembering, promised myself I would rediscover the old neighborhood soon.

  13. 13 laokokok Wednesday, January 23, 2008 at 7:05 am

    HI Thirdsister,
    Thank you for your inputs. Do you remember which year was that (estimate)?

  14. 14 daddyto3 Wednesday, January 23, 2008 at 1:07 pm

    Hi Mr Lau
    I need a photo image of the front of an old Singapore classroom ie. with the old blackboard, maybe a old clock, calendar, worldmap, on the wall. Do you know where and how I can get it? Appreciate any advice. Thanks!

  15. 15 laokokok Wednesday, January 23, 2008 at 4:05 pm

    HI Daddyto3,
    You may try the PICAS search from National Archives of Singapore at;

  16. 16 cam Thursday, January 24, 2008 at 1:26 pm

    hi, i’m currently a fashion student and i’m actually researching on the topic of ‘popular shops and contemporary shopping practices’ of singapore in the 1970s. seeing how interesting your blog is, i wonder if you might be able to help me with it?

  17. 17 CathyO Thursday, January 24, 2008 at 7:06 pm

    Hello, I came across this site when I was searching for some information on Cedar Girls. That Scottish costume was worn during the folk dancing. In old the days, Cedar was known for its folk dancing lead by the teacher with a big hairdo. Cannot remember her name, but she was hilarious. The principal was Mrs PC Tan – AND SHE WAS VERY STRICT;
    I was there from 1966 to 1969 and really enjoy myself there.

  18. 18 laokokok Friday, January 25, 2008 at 7:03 am

    Hi Cam,
    Welcome here. I’m not sure if I’m of any help but you may email me your questions.

  19. 19 laokokok Friday, January 25, 2008 at 7:04 am

    Hi CathyO,
    Welcome here and so you are from Cedar. Wonder if such folk dance CCA still exits in Cedar now?

  20. 20 cam Monday, January 28, 2008 at 2:49 pm

    hi. i wonder if you’ve received my e-mail?

  21. 21 laokokok Tuesday, January 29, 2008 at 7:19 am

    Hi Cam,
    Yes already replied.

  22. 22 Damien Wednesday, January 30, 2008 at 3:55 pm

    Hi Laokokok,

    No i m not a swimming instructor. I m more of a footballer ha ha, i use to play football with friends at haig girls school grass field during my time there.

  23. 23 laokokok Thursday, January 31, 2008 at 7:28 am

    HI Damien,
    Sorry, probably a mistaken identity haha.

  24. 24 Tan Zhe Chuan Friday, February 8, 2008 at 8:24 am

    Um, I’m a Vicotrian, and this year’s Opw (online project work) is about the history of katong. Mind if I borrow a few articles??

  25. 25 guat bee Monday, February 11, 2008 at 10:48 am

    i was from braddell rise primary too! born in year 1965. do you have siblings/cousin/friends that was from my batch, if so, please ask them to contact me. some of us met yesterday and we are trying to locate the other missing 27 .

  26. 26 laokokok Tuesday, February 12, 2008 at 7:11 am

    Hi Zhe Chuan,
    I’m aware of the OPW project for Sec.2, pls go ahead.

    Hi Guat Bee,
    Welcome here. I do not have any friends from Braddell Rise Pri, sorry. Anyone here can help??

  27. 27 Ning Tuesday, February 19, 2008 at 1:00 pm

    I wonder if it is possible for u to do a blog on Victoria school (from the early days to the site at Tyrwhitt road to Kallang then to the current site at Marine Parade). The old one in Tyrwhitt road is currently undergoing a re-construction; seems like it will be converted into People Association HQ.
    Lots of fond memories there; classrooms with 8 doors, the raised corridoor, the attic of the library etc….

  28. 28 laokokok Wednesday, February 20, 2008 at 7:08 am

    Hi Ning,
    I’m not too sure if you mean more in details of Victoria School from past till now? I’ve already done one under the post “1 School 3 Generations” here.

  29. 30 Des Sunday, March 2, 2008 at 11:01 am


    Love the site – brings back a lot of memories!

    My father was in the RAF and we lived in Changi in 1964/5 – I’m writing a novel based on my childhood and am trying to track down where we lived (unfortunately both my parents died in 1991).

    I know it was away from the RAF camp and we lived opposite the jungle which had a kampong in it. Just over the road and in front of the jungle area there was a field of oxen. There was a small swamp at the end of the road and we were near a cemetery (not a christian cemetery)

    I believe it was in the Siglap/Bedok area and thanks to Google Earth had worked out that it may have been Swan Lake Road in the Opera Estate as there used to be a kampong there and there is a cemetery next to the Flamingo condominium. But I remember mum and us kids walking to the ahma’s night market and have worked out that we walked along the Bedok canal, which seems to be a long way from Swan Lake Road?

    Any ideas?


  30. 31 Ning Monday, March 3, 2008 at 3:00 pm

    Thanks for the reply. I missed out the “1 School 3 Generations” article previously.
    Love your blog site as it really have brings back lots of nostalgia memories.

  31. 32 sgMyHome Friday, April 4, 2008 at 10:20 pm

    Thanks for the memories. It’s very kind of you to share so much of the past with us. I’ve always wanted to embark on a similar project to chart the changing landscape in Singapore but no time la… you are even better, contextualize every memory and sharing that part of your life with us. I am very grateful to have stumbled upon your site, sheer force of serendipity.

  32. 33 laokokok Monday, April 7, 2008 at 7:10 am

    Hi sgMyHome,
    Thank you and welcome here. It will be good if everyone starts to embark on charting their experiences of life in Singapore. Ppl like Peter and Chun See (regulars here) who are 1 generation earlier than me may have different experience than mine, and you may also be different from theirs and mine too. So it will be interesting to read from different ppl though we are in the same island.

  33. 34 peek-a-boo Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at 9:23 pm

    Hi Laokokok!
    My name is Jean and I’m thoroughly enjoying walking down memory lane with your fab blog.I grew up in Katong in the 70s.I’ve already commented on 2 other posts here.I’ve sadly forgotten the name of the road we lived in.It was a discreet road by a side entrance to St.Patrick’s School.Can anyone help me?We lived a few houses away from St.Pat’s.I know it may sound silly but I can’t recall the road’s name.On one end there was St.Pat’s and on the other end it was my school KC, Karikal Road and the Grand Hotel.
    Thanks for this blog Laokokok.Its certainly made my day.I’ll be back for more.

  34. 35 laokokok Thursday, May 15, 2008 at 9:36 am

    Hi Jean,
    Welcome here and thank you for your comments and posts.

  35. 36 mez Wednesday, June 4, 2008 at 3:51 pm

    This is GREAT! I’ve enjoyed all the pics and your memories. I’m staying in Katong and loved the old photos.

    I’m not originally from Singapore, but am working on a project and have to learn everything I can about Singapore in 1970 – 1975(info about day to day life is not so easy to find!)

    Some of my questions are about what cars were popular, anything about gangs, China town, old Kampongs in rural areas, clothes, food (typical rich people’s dinner, poor people’s dinner), hawkers, boxing!, catching and training fighting spiders, fighting fish, making and flying kites, what teens got up to and how they got in trouble then, what clubs people went to, etc.

    Any thoughts, memories, stories, etc would be interesting and greatly appreciated!! I hope this is bringing back some fun memories for you!!

    I love all your details and hope you have some ideas about the above!


  36. 37 dave Monday, June 23, 2008 at 10:40 pm

    hi, can you talk about vintage item from singapore like the metel coin bank that was given out in the past? they have few design from pig, rino .. any info on them?


  37. 38 laokokok Tuesday, June 24, 2008 at 8:06 am

    HI Dave,
    I’ve not come across any of this. Maybe others can help, anyone?

  38. 39 Timothy Friday, July 25, 2008 at 11:22 am


    Just wonder if you have any pictures of old bus stops in Singapore to share. I think they are almost non existent in Singapore.

  39. 40 laokokok Friday, July 25, 2008 at 12:30 pm

    HI Timothy,
    I think I’ve some and this you may check out at the PICAS site under National Archive of Singapore. I’ll put them up when I’m on that topic. Thanks for your suggestion.

  40. 41 Timothy Wednesday, July 30, 2008 at 11:54 am

    Thanks LKK(hope you didn’t mind me calling you that). With the skyline keep changing and old buildings being torn down. i wonder if there will still be a feeling of old Singapore in twenty years time.

  41. 42 laokokok Wednesday, July 30, 2008 at 2:55 pm

    Call me LKK it’s alright. Not to mention 20 years time, just 1 year I may not even recognise some of the road changes…

  42. 43 katherine ng Friday, August 1, 2008 at 12:25 pm


    The name of the folk dancing teacher at Cedar Girls was Miss Lim. She had this big hairdo more like a wayang actress. Her nickname was Lim Tau Tow (Miss Big Head). The principal was Mrs PC Tan and she was very very strict and I mean mean.

    My sister was in the Scottish dance and they performed at the jalan Besar stadium I remember and on the way to the dance, 2 students died in a traffic accident. I think the two girls were cousins.

    I was in that school from 1971 to 1974.

  43. 44 Whiskyz Sunday, August 3, 2008 at 4:17 am

    Dear LKK, I really enjoy your blog as it truly satisfied my urge for things nostalgic. Im currently doing a paranorma-historical blog and your research and information inspired me to go on further. Thanks and keep the flames of nostalgia alive for fans like me yah!

  44. 45 laokokok Tuesday, August 5, 2008 at 7:18 am

    Thanks Whiskyz and pls come back for more hehe.

  45. 46 Ah Ann Tuesday, October 7, 2008 at 12:16 pm

    Hi L K K,

    I did a google search on old city map of Singapore and found this blog, find its informative and interesting.

    I stay in Queenstown area since born (1965) and this place had changed dramatically for the past 30 years.

    Hope I can share my info regarding the past of Queenstown in this blog.


  46. 47 laokokok Wednesday, October 8, 2008 at 7:19 am

    HI Ah Ann,
    Sure you can share with us on Queenstown area in this blog. You may choose to email to me.

  47. 48 Su Saturday, October 11, 2008 at 10:33 am

    Hi, interesting site. I was wondering if you have the video of Count On Me Singapore make in 1986? Or Do you have any idea where I can find/ My brother was in the video and I hope to get a copy to show to my nieces! Thanks!

  48. 49 laokokok Tuesday, October 14, 2008 at 10:36 am

    Hi Su,
    Here is a couple of them, not too sure which is the correct one;

    2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0g5-4VNoLCc&feature=related

    You may check on youtube too.

  49. 50 Uta Arning Sunday, October 19, 2008 at 9:45 am

    Fantastic page!

    I am seeking for a one room apartment/HDB flat for filming purposes.
    It is an international NYU Tisch School of the Arts Second Year Project.
    Filming will be taking place during the first week of december for two days.

    The scenes are all night scenes but we could film during the day.

    Please get back to me asap.
    914 708 73

  50. 51 tigerpuran Friday, January 9, 2009 at 5:07 am

    Salutations and Congratulations on fine piece of work.

    I am sure we’d all be much poorer without it !

    However, for sake of exactness, “Fitzpatrick’s Supermarket” has the

    caption in the picture as Scotts Road. This is erroneous as the

    Supermarket was on Orchard Road, across from Ngee Ann Building.

    Thank you for your blog. Its much appreciated.


  51. 52 Don Thomas Monday, February 9, 2009 at 11:12 pm

    Hello, wonder if I am the first in US to post? I am married to Anita Harichandra (formerly of Armed Forces Radio, with Leslie Pillay and SBC) wonder if anyone out there knows her? And, if you know where I can get some clips of her on air? We do have tapes of her National Day coverages & etc. I know she missed home and would love to talk/contact some Singaporeans.

    Don Suwanee, GA, USA

  52. 53 laokokok Thursday, February 12, 2009 at 9:31 am

    Hi Don,
    Sorry I’m not sure where to get some of her clips. Anyone can help?

  53. 54 EricT Tuesday, March 17, 2009 at 10:13 pm


    This is one of the greatest blogs I ever chanced upon. Great job LKK! I was also born in the 60s so this blog really brings back those good old memories.

    Did my primary school education at Serangoon Gardens and I was a frequent visitor to the “Circus”. Some of the favourite haunts were Chomp Chomp hawker centre, really loved the icekacang there.
    2nd hand book stores NIB and MBS which were run by indian uncles. I was their regular customer too.

    My brothers were fans of “dragon tiger gate” comics. They couldnt afford the new releases then so had to try their luck at past issues at a small stall beside Paramount cinema.

    The famous curry puff stall was also near the circus then before moving to its current location in AMK, beside Jubilee building.

    Then there was this arcade run by a Caucasian auntie. I was the record holder for one of the space-invader light games. Usually only needed to pay 20cents and could play the game forever…haha.

    I remember a fast food restaurant opened in the 80s and it was called Buddy’s. It soon became the favourite hideout for school children playing truant.

    and much much more…


  54. 55 laokokok Wednesday, March 18, 2009 at 8:21 am

    Hi EricT,
    Glad you like my blog. It’s interesting reading your nostalgia past too.

  55. 56 Harry Commin Wednesday, June 3, 2009 at 5:05 am


    I love your blog! I have lived in Singapore for a year, but am in the UK at the moment, so it is really nice to read these charming stories about the country I miss.

    I have a small question… in your “ALS to ERP” blog, where exactly did the LTA Academy photos come from? I have searched the LTA Academy website for hours, but I can’t find them! I would particularly like to get hold of the first picture with the traffic policewoman (without the text over the top).

    This photo would fit very nicely in an essay I am writing, comparing ALS/ERP with the Congestion Charging scheme in London.

    Could you help me to do this? Thank you so much!

    Also, the PICAS archives are fantastic! There are some really lovely photos in there. I would love to use some… but are they really $50+ each?

    Thanks again for your wonderful blog,

  56. 57 Meow Monday, August 24, 2009 at 10:32 am

    do you have an old map of kampong villages at bukit timah road further up beauty world that used lived many years ago before 1975?
    And also near chinese garden that used to house kampong villages?

  57. 58 William cho Wednesday, September 2, 2009 at 1:36 pm

    Hi there,
    I am a photographer keen in covering shots of Hungry Ghost festival.
    Please let me know of places that may be of interesting elements for my photography pursuit on this.
    Thanking you in anticipation.

    William Cho
    hp 9022 8714

  58. 59 laokokok Friday, September 4, 2009 at 8:05 am

    Hi William, you may try to check out at the STOMP website for the getai schedule;

  59. 60 Ray Lim Sunday, September 20, 2009 at 8:43 pm

    Hi Laokokok,

    Evergreen and lasting memories as life is a journey. We live to see the passing moments and pass it on.
    It’s a great blog as we are of the same generation, we come a long way.

    Happy Blogging,

  60. 61 laokokok Monday, September 21, 2009 at 8:34 am

    Hi Ray Lim,
    Thanks for dropping by my blog.

  61. 62 foo Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 5:43 pm

    Hints for the nostalgic:-
    (i) the most retro hawker centre surviving in its original 1970s condition is the one in the open air car park of Lion City Hotel (off Geylang opposite City Plaza). You have to see it to believe it – its instant time travel man, no need time machine.

    (ii) the most retro bakery surviving in its original 1970s condition (after the demise of the red house bakery in Katong) is the one called Singapura Confectionary and Bakery situated at Jalan Kuras (off Upp Thomnson Road behind a SPC Petrol kiosk). You have to see it to believe it – its instant time travel man, no need time machine. All their products are also very the retro and authentic one.

    Quick! Go see them before the tidal waves of progress sweep them away – yet again.

  62. 64 Yeo Sunday, October 4, 2009 at 4:49 pm


    I enjoyed reading your blog!

    I have used one of your item “HERITAGE TREE Tembusu(Fagraea fragrans)”
    in my blog : http://mutual-sharing-frog.blogspot.com/ for the topic of
    botanic gardens. I have also linked your website to the above item, I hope
    you do not mind!

    I suppose we are of same age by looking at your photograph appeared
    in the award ceremony.

    Through the popularity of your website, may be something can be done to push the idea for Singapor Botanic Gardens to be the declared World Deritage Site!


  63. 65 laokokok Friday, October 9, 2009 at 10:14 am

    Hi Yeo,
    Thanks for dropping by my blog and pls go ahead with the link. Your blog is interesting too.

  64. 66 Philip Monday, October 26, 2009 at 11:21 am

    Hi Mr Laokokok,
    I enjoyed going going through your
    website “timesofmylife”.
    It brought back memories of the places
    I’ve been.
    Keep up the good work and the effort you have put
    to the blog.
    It’s a piece of Singapore you are contributing
    to the world.
    Thanks for the memory.

    By the way, I like the photo of the New World Lion Gate.
    Do you know what will happen to the Gate ?
    Is there any follow up ? – might be interesting.

  65. 67 laokokok Wednesday, October 28, 2009 at 7:46 am

    Thanks Philip. I think the developer is keeping the New World Lion Gate as I remembered it was mentioned in the newspaper. Yep I should do a follow-up once the condo is completed.

  66. 68 Lakshmi Biswas Thursday, December 3, 2009 at 12:35 pm

    Hello, I came across this site while looking for info on Cedar Girls’ sec school. Yes I was there about the same time CathyO was. I was then known as A Latchemay. I was a runner then. Remember Mrs P C Tan. We called her madam because there were too many Tans. Mr Fung and Mr Maniam were in dharge of sports.
    I came to US in ’74. Live in Texas now.

    Lakshmi Biswas,OTR

  67. 69 eric Tuesday, December 29, 2009 at 9:35 pm

    Hi !
    interesting your blog,
    remmember i stayed at Sungei Tengah Road for over 10 years.we got the farm at S Tengah before the Ninth Emperor Temple.after that we move out by 1987,until now i cant’ find my 198X Singapore Sreet Directory,do you ha any copy between S Tengah to Jalan Lam Sam

  68. 70 foo Monday, January 4, 2010 at 4:56 pm

    Many priceless scenes of by-gone and disappeared Singapore were captured ‘live’ on films made by Westerners. In particular ”The G.I. Executioner” and ”Saint Jack”. Check them out on Amazon.Com!

  69. 71 Brian (dan) Daly Saturday, February 6, 2010 at 9:19 am

    I was stationed at RAF Changi during the 60’s and my favourite snack was going to Bedok corner food stalls and ordering a fantistic feast wrapped in Coconut leaves. However,the best by far by far was the Pork Sati in a most wonderful sauce or coating Peanut and something else I think. which we ate while wating for our food to cook
    Anyway, I’d asking if anyone has the recipe for the pork Sati and the Chicken curry puffs.
    I have visited Singapore every year for the past 5 years but have not been able to find and taste the originals from the 60s
    Many thanks
    Brian Daly

  70. 72 laokokok Friday, February 12, 2010 at 7:53 am

    Sad to say many of the traditional food also taste different from the past.

  71. 73 Justin Lee C K Wednesday, April 7, 2010 at 3:49 pm

    how do i get the Magnolia daily 1000 cash contest form.?

    Lee C K

  72. 74 Jeff Moh Thursday, April 22, 2010 at 10:22 am

    Hi Laokokok,
    Firstly I would to apologize if not addressing you correctly.As I have forward you a mail recently about searching for my class and schoolmates.inluding teachers in Queenstown Secondary Technical School.year 1971-1972.Also including sports activies,school plus inter school sports meeting.For the first time we had it on tarmac track around Tanglin Secondary School if I’m not mistaken.
    If you are able to go back to 1969-1970 of Kaki Bukit Secondary School,and lastly 1963-1968 of Telok Kurau East Primary School.Perhaps this is too much of me to request,never know you might be the website with such strong capabilities in finding these photos for me. I thank you very much Mr.Laokokok.

  73. 75 laokokok Friday, April 23, 2010 at 8:52 am

    Will do so when time permit, Jeff. Thanks for dropping by.

  74. 76 bobby sng Monday, May 17, 2010 at 8:19 pm

    Hello Mr Lao,

    Thanks for your blog.

    I am writing my autobiography and I want to recall the place in Geylang/Kallang where I was born in 1954. The village was resettled in 1967. I was still young then with no pictures taken then. I remember it was a very beautiful place.I shall be setting up my blog soon and I hope you can link me with some sources where I can get information for my coming blog.

    Thank you

  75. 77 Nulan Wednesday, May 26, 2010 at 8:42 pm

    I was looking for pics of KTM station at Tanjong Pagar so i could put up on my facebook and petition site. Hope you dont mind, i used photos from your site.


    I want to read more of your articles and will comment on some others soon!

    Many thanks

  76. 78 barbara Tuesday, October 5, 2010 at 12:49 am

    hi I was a child in Singapore in the 60’s. we were in the R.A.F Seletar. I was hoping that you would be able to help me find a road back then> the road was called Nichol street. the area I am hoping is going to be sent to me in the next few days, I will then post it to you, the reason that I am looking, is that my father died there so just want to touch a pass base with him

    thank you

  77. 79 fiona Monday, November 1, 2010 at 8:06 pm

    Hi Laokokok,

    I posted a few days ago regarding houses in Ratus Road in 1967 in response to a guy called Richard, but now I would love it if you could help me find out what this road is called now. I lived at the end of Ratus Road in a tiny (only 3 floors) block of flats with my family from 1967 to 70. The other houses in the road were colonial style. There were only buildings on the left-hand side of the road as the land dropped away quite steeply on the right, with a lovely view over fields and water (the sea?) in the distance. It was quite a long uphill road terminating in a cul de sac and it was across a field from Kloof Road where there had been what looked like a quarry. I think it was in the Woodlands area of Singapore. We spent almost all our free time out of doors, an idyllic existence for children, very different from nowadays. I have very happy memories of the three years my family spent there. Can you find it on your old map? My brother has just gone to Singapore aand I would like to help him find our old home.

  78. 80 steven Thursday, December 16, 2010 at 10:09 am

    Hi there. I too grew up with John Denver’s songs. Do you sing and play any musical instrument?

    I’m looking to form an informal group to play and sing songs – especially those from our childhood and youth.

    I play the guitar, ukulele, keyboard, harmonica and drums. A bit rusty on the last two instruments though. I play the guitar in church.

    Besides John Denver, I like the singer-songwriters like James Taylor, Carole King, Simon & Garfunkel, Jim Croce, Cat Stevens, Graham Nash. I generally prefer the folksy and gentle pop genre.

    If you’re keen just to see how it pans out, then do drop me an email. Oh yes, if you have any friends who play and sing, please pass the word on.


  79. 81 Iryana Monday, March 14, 2011 at 5:07 pm

    Hi Laokokok,

    May I know where I can find out the names of PBM or BBM recipients? I am helping my boss’ Godpa to find his certificate

    Thank you so much for your help


  80. 82 Weenie Saturday, April 16, 2011 at 8:48 pm

    Hi! I chanced upon your blog today as I was trying to find the best way to travel via rail to interesting parts of Malaysia. No luck in this department, but I was mesmerised by your many interesting post. I enjoyed reading all the stories you have written. So nostalgic!
    Thanks very much!

  81. 83 Yeong Chong Friday, September 2, 2011 at 4:54 pm


    Found your blog while researching on the milk drinking programmes of yesteryear, must say your writeup on condensed milk labels brought back a lot of memories! We’re running a blog of Singaporean nostalgia, drop drop by http://iremember.sg and help us grow the stories and memories!

  82. 84 Major Sunday, September 25, 2011 at 7:56 pm

    Was searching on the web for Roxy Theatre in Katong. Came across your website (your post in 2008). Have you found any? Roxy was a big part of my childhood, would you like to know more?. Would be good to hear from you. Thanks.

  83. 85 laokokok Monday, September 26, 2011 at 9:00 am

    Yes, think I’ve blog about Roxy here [url]https://timesofmylife.wordpress.com/2008/01/10/my-old-katong-pt2-roxy-and-palace/[/url].

  84. 86 T.C. Loo Thursday, November 17, 2011 at 11:25 am

    Hi, just to came to know about your work. Is it to copy a few pages from your street directory?

    It will be great and much appreciated.


  85. 87 Shirley Fong Saturday, February 11, 2012 at 3:28 am


    How about 7th Storey hotel at bugis, now under construction for mrt, was a famous hotel 55 yeays ago in singapore

  86. 88 Justin Shen Monday, March 26, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    Truly an AMAZING blog. spend hours looking and reminiscing. Thanks A Million!!!

  87. 89 Adeline Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    Hi, i have been following your blog for some time & really love it, it is nostalgic & informative, & not just those born in the 60s or earlier enjoy it.
    I wonder if you can blog on Katong in the 60s & 70s.. You have done Tay Buan Guan & Katong Shopping Centre, how about Red House, Cona Confectionery, Palace Theatre, La Paloma, Wonderland, Jackie’s Bowl, Katong Park, open air food stalls (where Dunman Food Centre now stands) etc. No matter how Singapore “progresses” it is the shared memories that anchor people to home.. thank you for this blog!

  88. 90 Red Dot Diva Tuesday, May 1, 2012 at 10:24 am

    Love your blog. Good memories there and keep it up! 🙂 I live around Katong, but I hardly have old pics although my parents and I can probably remember the stuff that goes around here.

  89. 91 Raymond Friday, June 15, 2012 at 7:02 pm

    Hi. How have you been? I absolutely love your blog as i can relate to many places you have blogged like the now defunct Lion City Hotel. So sad to see it gone and to read the ‘Thank you note’ by the Hotel Management.
    Hope to read your blog soon! Keep writing.

  90. 92 Abdul Sunday, July 8, 2012 at 12:03 pm


    Do u by chance have any photos to share with regards to Jalan Eunos area? Like the New Central Theatre, Jalan Eunos or Jalan Daud primary schools? Really miss those Malay foodstall there too….

  91. 93 Angie Ong Chye Kheng Saturday, September 1, 2012 at 12:49 pm

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  113. 118 Josephine Siang Kee Johnston nee Sim Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 8:56 pm

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