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Growing Up with this Old Playground

Do you remember this song, “This used to be my playground (used to be), This used to be my childhood dream, This used to be the place I ran to …” by Madonna, this particular song perfectly syncs in tune with the Old Playground that I grew up with, playing and running on the playground with my friends, when we were young, free from stress and pressure.

Today, not many of these Old Playgrounds had survived the modern economic growth and expansion, it might be too old and ugly for some, even too dangerous for the young kids today to play in. Back during my time, it was a lot of fun for us as kids playing there. The Old Playground that is featured here, is the type that I played at regularly back in Clementi HDB Estate and it had been demolished, lost forever….

For this surviving Old Playground, located somewhere in Dakota Crescent, the bridge is now fixed and bolted tightly, in the olden days, it’s a swinging bridge and we loved to run across and back this swinging bridge. Those were the childhood memories, those were the days. As much as we know about and understand the need for growth and economic expansion in this fast paced ever changing environment, there would definitely be places, history and culture that would be inevitably be lost and/or destroyed along the way. There are still some surviving Old Playgrounds and Old Places in Singapore, let’s hope that they will be able to stand the test of time and history in Singapore.

Cherish these memories of Old Places and Old Playgrounds, looking forward to share more in my personal documentation and photojournalistic adventure of them!


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Old Airport Road Hawker Centre Food Outing

A place of great hawker food, popular and well known among Singaporeans, this is Old Airport Road Hawker Centre, one of my favourite Singapore hawker centre, serving different local Singapore food dishes. It’s been a while since I  went there for my meals and it was fun to have a food outing there with fellow bloggers, Nellie, Daphne, Sue, Amanda and Keropokman, some of them were meeting each other for the first time !

Met at Dakota MRT Station, took a short walk over to Old Airport Road Market, as I always affectionately call her ! Found a table to fit all of us and off we went, finding a dish each to order and share with all. There were a few famous local dishes at Old Airport Road Market, and one of them is the Lao Fu Zi Char Kway Teow, although there were more local dishes that I like a lot, I will keep it for Must Try Food Reviews in the future !

We had satay, BBQ chicken wings, char kway teow, oyster omelette, BBQ Stingray, LaLa and fish soup. For the 6 of us, it’s a quite an amount of food and at the end of the food outing, we were full from eating all these wonderful food. Chatting, eating and relaxing the evening away in the last week of December, it was great !

Old Airport Road Hawker Centre has lots of great local Singapore food, do visit there and check it out !


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