A Walk Down the Tracks Part 2

August 1, 2011 by  
Filed under Heritage, Nature, Recreation, Stories

By David Teo, 18 Jul 2011.

In the previous post, I talked about my walk along the tracks from Bukit Timah railway station to Ghim Moh Estate. CK and I took a well deserved breakfast break together with the rest of the group. For many of them, this is their final stop for the day while CK and I decided to press on towards Queensway, hoping to catch more of the sights along the way, especially the graffiti said to line the tunnels which we would be passing through.

The quiet and serene Ghim Moh Estate
A man reads the newspaper in the morning light at the quiet and serene Ghim Moh Estate. Read more

A Final Journey – The Last Train Part 5

August 1, 2011 by  
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By David Teo, 24 Jul 2011.

Mr Lee, former KTM worker responsible for maintaining the tracks
Mr Lee, former KTM worker responsible for maintaining the tracks visiting the tracks for the last time.

While preparing the last part of the 5-part series on “The Last Train” (Part 4 is here), I discovered Mr Lee, the grandfather of a friend, an elderly man all of 85 years. He is partially deaf, and has fading vision. and is so frail he cannot move on his own properly without his walking stick. He is by all accounts, typical of the aged in Singapore, a man who due to his age, keeps repeatedly his life story to all who are within earshot, to whoever cared to listen… Read more

Walking route from Holland Road to Buona Vista

July 5, 2011 by  
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Here’s a map of Our Hidden Backyard – Walking route from Holland Road to Buona Vista, which includes good photo-taking spots. Thanks to the great effort from CY Leong!

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(Maps attributed to OneMap by SLA, http://www.onemap.sg/index.html)

Walking route from Buona Vista to Queensway Road

July 4, 2011 by  
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Here’s a map of Rojak of Old and New – Walking route from Buona Vista to Queensway Road, which includes good photo-taking spots. Thanks to the great effort from CY Leong!

Download high-res map of Walking route from Buona Vista to Queensway Road (1.57 MB)

(Maps attributed to OneMap by SLA, http://www.onemap.sg/index.html)