Marine Parade Community Centre

20 Dec 2011 – My Hang-out…

Marine Parade Community Building/马林百列社区综合大厦; is a community building located at the corner of the junction of MP Road and Still Road South. This building currently houses a community club, performing arts group, public library and less than 5mins walk from the flat! Built on reclaimed land in the 1970s, the library is spread over four floors with a floor area of 3,500sqm/37,675sqf.

As one of the first neighbourhood libraries, this location has more than 150,000 books and 2,500 videos available for loan. There is a café on the ground floor, and the library is fitted with numerous couches and benches for the public’s use. Other facilities include multimedia stations, DIY service stations, and music posts equipped with headphones.

At present there is an exhibition on Five-Foot-Way Traders with B/W pix from the 1950s and 60s organised by the National Archives of SIN & National Heritage Board.

Safe journeys to Les & Ivy who are on their way to visit their immediate families in NYC. Welcome cousin David from HI who will be here to take care of his 97yrs mother (4th auntie LAM Poh Kow) while the help is back in Indonesia for the holiday season. Will try to have dinner with him most evenings during his short visit. Welcome back also to Leah, a student from the HI group. The last time we met was 7yrs ago!

If I were a medical man, I should prescribe a holiday to any patient who considered his work important – Bertrand Russell