胶风椰雨椰林园

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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”.

胶风椰雨椰林园
(受访者: 骆明 (叶昆灿)

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Memories of Mr Yap Koon Chan

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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 .

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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

  1. 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.

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