Marina@Kepple Bay

20 Jan 2016 – Reflections & Memories!

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Mon: welcome cousin Colleen and Greg from USA. Brunch at Raffles City Food Place.

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Marina@Kepple Bay is a first-time experience for me. This is the area I thought I was familiar with after growing up there for 15yrs in the 1950s, but the habour front is now completely alien to me!

IMG_8359The background hills were my childhood playgrounds where Mt Faber can still be seen! Fond memories with cousin Wilki where I probably first learnt to enjoy natural lush greenery and a perfect place to hide from family dramas!

Today, it is built to station the cable-cars with fancy eating and drinking venues. And of course shops as shopping is certainly an important past-time for many!

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Luxury waterfront and urban lifestyle with fancy condos, yachts, sailboats, clubs, etc for the rich. A total contrast from the childhood days where one can take a 10cents-S$1 ride on the bumboats from the former Gate9 to the outer islands.

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Reflections@Keppel Bay is a 99yr leasehold luxury waterfront residential complex with 1129units on app 84,000m² of land, 750m of shoreline was completed by 2011. And YES they are not straight and NO, I have not had any shots when taking these shots 🙂

Tue: an evening in Chinatown for Colleen to feel the ambiance of the pre-CNY crowds, taste frog-legs and durians. No intentions to be down there again until after the CNY. Smooth & safe sailing to them and will catch up again after their sailing trip.
Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young – Henry Ford

2 thoughts on “Marina@Kepple Bay

  1. It was called Jardine Steps then and we used to go down Marang Road and across the main road to Gate no. 9 to go to Jardine Steps. Yes, I remember the small boats. Gate no 8 was opposite Temenggong Road. I didn’t know that Clifford Pier had become an hotel.
    We used to go to St Andrews Cathedral once a year for the Children’s service on the afternoon of Christmas Eve.

    • Oh what lovely memories and yours are pretty good too!

      And the Fullerton Bay Hotel is quite something. The former Clifford Pier part is the lobby and T-room while the main hotel is extended on the right to Clifford Pier.

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