Memories of Singapore

Photos and Images submitted to the Memories of Singapore website


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D and my 6th and 3rd birthday, Singapore115 views
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My brother and my joint 5th and 2nd birthday June 1970.133 views
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D blowing bubbles in our garden, Singapore.113 views
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Late 1971. Cleaning the bungalow shutters.112 views
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D diving in Kranji pool.159 views
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D jumping in Kranji pool.111 views
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Late 1971. 123 views
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Kranji pool168 viewsKranji pool. The building behind was popularly known as "Rose Cottage!" Young female skeletons were discovered under it dating from the Japanese occupation. Our bungalow was down the hill behind this building.
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Invasion of the Japanese in 1941 - RNWS Kranji125 viewsThis is an interesting article about and the Invasion of the Japanese in 1941.
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An aerial shot of RNWS Kranji - taken from a southerly direction144 viewsThis is taken from a southerly direction, showing WRNS Kranji with the aerial field behind and the Jurong Straits on the horizon. To the right of the aerial field is the straight "Woodlands Road", then the railway and Yew Tee Village. My father thinks the road rising north from Yew Tee was the Bukit Timah Road.
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An aerial shot of RNWS Kranji - This is taken from a northerly direction looking south.146 viewsThis is taken from a northerly direction looking south. It shows the old aerial field which my father believes was built originally as an oil container field before the war. In 1941 the oil containers were all set on fire during the Japanese invasion. The aerials are radio aerials that served WRNS Kranji. The straight road visible left was "Woodlands Road" which ran along the railway line. In between is the monsoon drain.2/3rds up the road is the entrance to the level crossing where there was the hut which was lived in by the keeper. The village to the left of the railway line was Yew Tee village, where my amah lived in a kampong.

The bungalow visible bottom left was lived in (1970-2) by Cdr Baller. The roof visible next to it is of bungalow 7 where we lived for the first 2 months of our time in Singapore before moving up the hill to the base which can be seen top right of the picture. the tall microwave aerial is visible in front of the white cliffs of the quarry on the horizon.

My father remembers the wealthy labour contractor Koonho who had the grass cutting contract for all the naval bases. This huge aerial field had approximately 100-200 men working in lines with long-handled scythes trying to keep the vegetation down.
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