The rubber trees in the wind and coconut trees in the rain garden (literally translated in Chinese [胶风椰雨椰林园] by Luo Ming in an article contributed to Lee Long’s SG50 book “50 stories of kampongs in Singapore”.
(受访者: 骆明 (叶昆灿)
Memories of Mr Yap Koon Chan
Photo of James Seah and Mr Yap Koon Chan at the National Library Building on 10 November, 2014. Courtesy of the Singapore Memory Project (SMP).
Please share the “Memories of a Pioneer Generation Mr Yap Koon Chan” with the courtesy of the Singapore Memory Project here .
I had the pleasure to meet Mr Yap Koon Chan ( 骆明 ) at the launch of the SG50 book.
Incidentally, Mr Yap started his formal education in Singapore at Tao Chiau Chinese School in Kim Chuan Road, which a former related blog was posted here .
2 thoughts on “胶风椰雨椰林园”
When I was studying at Bartley Secondary School, I had quite a few classmates staying around the Paya Lebar and Kim Chuan Rd area. One was staying in a kampong house off Airport Rd. I remember taking the public bus with some classmates to the Paya Lebar Airport to look around and collect flight brochures. We were considered a bit of a nuisance then. The entire area was still a kampong farm area until development took over. I regretted not exploring the area more before the demolition.
Thanks for sharing memories of kampongs in Singapore, Mr Lim.