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By my queenstown on Sunday, April 11, 2010 with 14 comments

The road out of poverty for many older residents in Queenstown is a long and hard one. The mind is strong but the flesh is weak. There are occasions when they work hard for a change but the tide is changing. No matter how hard they try, they can't seem to fathom why their lives remain so different from those "rich men." Unfortunately, most of us are just young people studying or volunteering in Queenstown or residents who have enough to make ends meet and we are not able to provide material assistance to them. Therefore, we hope that we can offer a listening ear or give them directions on what's their next step. However, we cannot do it alone. If you spot them in your neighbourhood or in some secluded corner, do pass them this number 91769891. Tell them to SMS us!


We hope to see happy faces in Queenstown!

Developments in Queenstown have been fast and furious. Many ex-residents may not recognise the place any longer when they come back. They may have lost touch to their favourite food stalls or lost their way in a particular alley in Queenstown. That's understandable. Queenstown will always be a part of your memory, a part of your life. You can SMS for directions to plan your journey ahead. We try our best to offer maximum assistance to your queries!






Still remember where you can find this sign?

Queenstown is place for all ex-residents, residents and friends who patron the estate frequently. We understand that facebook, twitter and blog may not be sufficient a medium to spread the word. Therefore, through this one-stop SMS service, we aim to make your stay in Queenstown a comfortable one. We hope there will not be abuse to this service (aka prank calls). After all, we are just residents and friends of Queenstown who hope to make lives better for our fellow neighbours! Finally, do visit our facebook page for more information of MyQueenstown SMS! service.

If the SMS service is taking too long (sorry!),do email us at myqueenstown@gmail.com! We are hooked on the net 24/7

Yours sincerely,

My Queenstown Team

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14 comments:

Anonymous said...
August 12, 2010 at 11:56 PM

Hi, I live in Queenstown area too and it's really cool you created this blog to preserve and celebrate what little history we have in this city slowly turning to slum due to the governments relentless pursuit of gdp.
keep up the good work!

Anonymous said...
November 3, 2010 at 10:07 PM

The man is not happy in that photo !!!

Jiang Haolie said...
June 15, 2011 at 5:33 PM

Hey, i really appreciate you people for creating this site. It has really enlightened me on the history of our estate.

I have one request, that i hope can make this blog a far more interesting and engaging one.
Is it possible to come up with a proper gallery for pictures and videos of Queenstown, and also start an email account where residents can submit photos.

Perhaps you may come up with different albums to group different photos, according to their era, years, locations.

It will do a lot to make our readers feel more engaged! Especially since it is a community effort, it may be quite active!

Best regards,
Haolie

Judith Tong said...
July 7, 2011 at 10:04 AM

Hi everyone - ex-residents/inhabitants/frien​ds of Queenstown! If you remember the skateshop, GoSports at Margaret Drive Block 6c, please contact me asap! I'm a student reporter from Ngee Ann Polytechnic and it's for a school paper.

Thank you very much in advance!

Best Regards,
Judith Tong

Anonymous said...
July 16, 2011 at 10:28 PM

Please stop burning religious paper and things in the open field facing blk 52 Strathmove Ave. The ash will fly into our flats, all over the place; on the floor, mattress,pillows, blankets, children's toys and everywhere. It is very fustrating to clean it up, even more so at 10pm+!

Anonymous said...
September 11, 2011 at 11:15 AM

My mum is in her 60s and is living in Tanglin Halt. She loves to cooks and i just wondering, is there any Cooking club or something like to help out in cooking during festival seasons? I am away from Singapore and my mother is very boring everyday and it's worrying me.

Harry said...
January 28, 2012 at 5:52 PM

Hi, I came across your site and wasn’t able to get an email address to contact you. Would you please consider adding a link to my website on your page. Please email me back.

Thanks!

Harry
harry.roger10@gmail.com

Hao Cheng Wu said...
March 21, 2012 at 10:10 AM

I was looking at the Tanglin Halt SERS scheme building construction in progress yesterday. As we try to attract growing family with children to locate within the estate, perhaps aerobridges linking adjacent blocks is safer.old residents, children, handicap would find it a bonus to navigate in and around with minimal vehicles knocking them at street level.Thank you for looking into improvement in accessibility for a more graceful community.

Anonymous said...
October 22, 2012 at 8:33 PM

Hi, went back to the old days when i came acrosss your blog. Can anyone throw any light on the restaurant across Alexandra Hospital. I believe it was named Pegasus and it stood there till the early 80's.
It was a wooden structure somewhat similar to Millie in Changi and stands where the AIA Building is at present.
Anyone out there with some photographs or any stories to tell , the owners, the chefs, and the foods.



Yeo Hock Yew said...
May 7, 2013 at 9:31 AM

Dear Sirs,

I have been trying to contact Mr Kwek Li Yong of MyQueenstown but he has not been responding.

I want to get back my three schooldays photos (circa 1957 - 1960) which he borrowed at the end of last year.

Could some one in MyQueenstown help ?

Thank you and best wishes

Yeo Hock Yew
e-mail: hockyew48@gmail.com
Mobile: 81380363

Bernard said...
June 18, 2013 at 4:41 PM
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K Susan said...
April 9, 2014 at 8:48 AM

Does anyone know when there will be a En-block of Blk 24 to Blk 32 Tanglin Halt Road? I have been living in one of this blk all my life. I guess its more than 50yrs. Still no news of any en-bloc.

Anyone knew about it?

Anonymous said...
October 13, 2014 at 5:07 PM

Dear Team,
Appreciate the articles published here and the people behind to put in the effort to preserve the heritage of Queenstown.
All my life engulfs in Queenstown, moving from Margaret Drive to Tanglin Halt to Alexandra and finally back to Strathmore. It's indeed a long life time journey of my life rooted not elsewhere but in Queenstown.
I have 2 concerns here:
What concern me most is the safety of the environment. Day in and day out of the house, my fear most is something drop from upstairs. I believe, HDB can do better in providing some form of protection against falling objects over our head when most people exiting from the walkway into the open areas.

2. Over many decades, Margaret Drive has not seen introducing with additional bus service/s servicing residents to Orchard Road/Chinatown. Bus service 32 has been a long time there, but none to Orchard Road or even to Chinatown. Perhaps SBS could bring about a shuttle loop service to Margaret Drive. For Dawson Place, an additional bus service to plying to Orchard certainly will helps to ease the waiting time of SBS bus 111.
My 2 cents worth.

Anonymous said...
December 1, 2014 at 5:17 PM

I missed the old queenstown!!!!

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