Portsdown Road

1 Feb 2016 – Hello Feb

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.


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


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.


The path leading to the Green Corridor


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.


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!


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.


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


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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