A few mementoes from Singapore.
Last meal in Singapore. I
didn't take up the offer so I
still have the Ticket.
St. John's usually had a
school dance once a
I'm not sure if this was
from an Alex or an Arc
1967 National Day - First
Day Cover.
One of my dad's bills after
a night out.
This tape recorder lasted
for years.
Diptheria Vaccinations
All Service Families were
issued with this form
before going to Singapore.
The bottom portion had to
be signed and returned.
David Vickers sent in this
photo of his memento from
Singapore, a Puzzle Box.
David said in his email
"My parents bought the box
for me in either 1963 or
1964. I'm not sure exactly
where it came from, possibly Change Alley, but it could
equally have come from one of the many night markets
in Singapore. My little box has had an interesting life.
After Singapore, it travelled back to UK before going on
three separate postings to Germany. Thereafter, the
horizons widened and the box saw further overseas
postings in Zambia, Nepal, Bulgaria, Pakistan, Turkey,
Estonia and the Turks and Caicos Islands (with stints in
the UK in between), before finally taking retirement.
As you will see from the photograph, the outside is now
very faded/discoloured but the picture on the inner
drawer is still quite vibrant. The musical sound when
opening the inner draw is also now very suspect.
Overall, though, not too bad after around 45 years of
travelling round the world, often to places with
damaging climates."
Do these items bring back
memories? They have
been in my cabinet for
Submitted by Marilyn
Craig Hamilton's ticket for
his flight back to the UK in
Submitted by Craig
Hamilton who wrote "I was
stationed at RAF Tengah
and was 19 years old at that
time. I must have needed
the 18 dollars more than I
needed the camera as it
was never redeemed. I
can't remember what 18 dollars would have bought in
terms of say cinema tickets, or at that time of greater
importance to me, was how many pints of Tiger or
Anchor beer could I get for 18 dollars?"
Our TV license when we
were living on the Sussex
Thanks to Craig Hamilton
for this image of a
Singapore Blood
Transfusion Service Badge
that he got for donating
blood sometime 1965/66.
The 'AOB' on the badge is
for the three blood types.
My thanks to Anna
Googan for this photo.
These baskets were in
daily use by girls in
school, and this
original is
photographed with
school workbooks
autographed by friends in 1967. Baskets were
available on every street corner but are
impossible to find nowadays.
An empty Match Book
from the Halfway House,
Bukit Timah.
Thanks to Simon Moore for these photos of his maps.
Mobil Map - Malaya
Mobil Map - detail
Singapore - detail