The DakotasThe Dakotas netball team in action at Far East Mansions. Mum is in the orange top, bandaged knee.
Junior NetballThis was the Junior netball team from Far East Mansions. Mum used to help with the coaching.
Pacific MansionsPacific Mansion taken from the "garden" of Far East Mansions. We kids used the roof of the building in the foreground as a short cut. The occupants of course used to object! A block of flats now stands where the “garden” used to be.
Raffles VillageRaffles Village, not sure what the building was. TK Chia wrote to say that:-Raffles Village is located on Cuscaden Road, just behind Tanglin Road. Today it is the proposed site for the new St. Regis Hotel
Raffles VillageMy sister and I are in the cart taken at Raffles Village.
SSPCASome of the Brownies who helped out down at the SSPCA. My sister is in the blue Guide uniform.
Street SceneA general street scene, note the black car with the yellow roof, a standard Singapore Taxi.
Tanglin Court Hotel in the foreground and Far East behind. Some families initially stayed at Tanglin Court while waiting for a vacant married quarter. Posh looking residential flats have since replaced Tanglin Court.
ThaipussamThaipussam, a Hindu festival of penance. This guy is wearing a Kavardi, (a steel cage) complete with spikes that penetrate the body.
ThaipussamThat pin goes through his cheeks and right through his tongue, so much for seventies punk era, this lot were doing it first!
ThaipussamA general view of the festivities.
ThaipussamA general crowd scene.
VesakInside a Buddhist temple during Vesak day. This was similar to our own Harvest Festival. We were invited by our Chinese Amah and allowed in by the Monks to watch.
VesakInside the temple. Note the "money" tree, where notes were placed as gifts for the monks.
VesakThe altar. If I remember correctly those bottles of holy water were actually F&N (Fraser and Neave) pop bottles! (I think F&N was an Australian company)
VesakInside the temple. Worshippers purchased gold leaf and stuck it on to this statue. Our Chinese Amah is in the foreground.
Singapore National Theatre
Taken from our 5th floor flat, Far East Mansions, circa 1968. I am not sure what the occasion is but that small marquee is set up right outside the flat that was used as the families club so would assume there was a do of some kind on, complete with marching band.
WyangA Wyang theatre that sprang up in Orchard Road.