Portsdown Road

1 Feb 2016 – Hello Feb

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Fri: One-north is a 200 hectares (490 acres) SIN business park developed by JTC Corporation, formerly the Jurong Town Corporation, is SIN principal developer and manager of industrial estates and their related facilities.

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This is now part of Portsdown Rd with these new buildings.

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From 1950s-70s Portsdown Rd area was once home to British soldiers and their families. It is a small neighbourhood of old colonial-style houses surrounded by lush greenery.

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The path leading to the Green Corridor

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An interesting and unique place as it gives one a glimpse into SIN history of colonialization and gives one an idea of how a part of old SIN used to look like.

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Popular eateries like Colbar, Chuckwagon and Pietrasanta are located here. Did not get a chance to try these as they do not open until 12n and we were there at 1100hrs. Maybe another time!

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Appreciations to Chris who drove us to view more of these old colonial-style houses at Maidstone, Sandwich & Deal Rd. These were probably for the officers as they are single-dwellings, unlike those at Portsdown Rd where they are blocks of 4+units.

Condolences with thoughts and prayers to Peggy Tan for the passing of her sister Janet Tan. May she RIP.

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Sat: interesting talk A Lighter Side of History – Chinese New Year Customs & Taboos by Kuan Eng at NMS.

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Reunion dinners have begun so as to accommodate for those going away and for those who have parents and parents-in-law to take considerations to. Appreciations to Daisy for hosting and including me to their reunion dinner. Glad that the purple generation can still speak and understand some Cantonese 🙂

Sun: Janet’s wake at Arthur Rd. We had ice-cream today in memory of Janet who so enjoyed her ice-cream. I recall that Ellie was going thru’ her tantrum stage when Linn&Jeff, Katy, Ellie and baby John then were staying with Janet. And I also remember Linn telling me that Janet was gentle and kind trying console Ellie with a teddy-bear.

2 Feb – Happy Bdays Cathrine & Garry

4 Feb – Happy Bdays Lawrence & Kurt

8 Feb –  Gong Xi Fatt Cai and Happy 2016 Year of the Monkey

14 Feb – ♥ ♥ ♥ Happy Valentine’s Day♥ ♥ ♥

15 Feb – Happy Bday Guri

16 Feb – Happy Bday Mike/ LOON

18 Feb – Happy Bday Henry

20 Feb – Happy Bday YatSoon

24 Feb – Happy Bdays Bjørn and Calvin

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