Category Archives: I Remember Series

Joy of Reading

Books by Enid Blyton were popular during my times in schools in 1970s. Enid Blyton wrote children’s books with captivating stories of young children and their adventures. She wrote series of books under such themes as Adventures, Famous Five, Secret … Continue reading

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I Remember – My First Property to Live In

Buying a residential property to live in is a major financial commitment. Only after working for five and a half years, did my wife and I considered buying our first property. We wanted a home first before we got married … Continue reading

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I Remember – My parents stayed in rental flats of public housing

My parents never owned a flat. They had been staying in rental flats provided by public housing. These flats were heavily subsidised by the government. Being Singapore citizens, public housing was available to them. Their first rental flat was built … Continue reading

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Investing in Investment Property – A personal experience

Like most people interested in investing in residential properties, my wife and I too did this back in 1997 (before the Asian Financial Crisis). On 19 July 1997, we exercised an option to purchase a unit in Trellis Towers directly … Continue reading

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Visit to Chinatown Heritage Centre and Experience Chinatown

We brought two Taiwanese friends who had never visited Singapore or Malaysia to the Chinatown Heritage Centre yesterday. Even as Singaporeans, we had never stepped into this heritage centre. It was a treat for us too and our Taiwanese friends … Continue reading

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I Remember – My Parents stayed at Craig Road before

My parents stayed at a few places in their lifetime. The stayed at Race Course Road and later moved to Craig Road before renting a flat from the government. Craig Road is situated in the Chinatown, Tanjong Pagar area. Craig … Continue reading

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Old Currency Notes

My mother left behind some old currencies. Thought I share the photographs of these notes. Picture 1: Board of Commissioners of Currency Malaya Straits Settlements and Malay States Face on currency: King George VI $5 1 July 1941 Picture 2: … Continue reading

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