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the Slides, the Swings, the See-Saws

By my queenstown on Tuesday, April 6, 2010 with 0 comments

She has been staying in Tanglin Halt throughout her life. Her childhood is especially memorable-all the simple things and games.

Kindergarten Graduation photo in 1980

She was the last batch or the last second batch of graduates at the PCF branch in Blk 77 Tanglin Halt. This branch has since been relocated to Blk 46. 

When she was young, her neighbours will bring her to the playground downstairs. 

"We do simple things and enjoy them thoroughly. We will draw squares and play hopscotch together, catch spiders and ants and jump over long kang (drains). Even stair cases along the corridors of my flat can be a source of entertainment and amusement. We would place our legs onto the holes of the concrete slab of wall and climb to the ceiling. My play mates are "great neighbours." I recall them bringing me to Portsdown Avenue and kena chased by dogs!"

The playground has changed a lot today. Though time has passed quickly, She would still communicate with her neighbours when she sees them along Tanglin Halt. Time and tide waits for no man. But our memories and our love for the place will not change.

Hua and her neighbours! She's the toddler!
The merry go round in the park!
She likes this because it's "difficult" to climb down
Does anyone has a photograph of the swing?

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