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WISHING ALL MEMBERS A HAPPY CHINESE LUNAR NEW YEAR 2024


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Twincharged

today and next two days very the busy

 

visa free all relatives flock over here

 

settling makan accommodation travel for them

 

bring them go jiak fast food for reunion can liao 🙊🙉🙈 

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On 2/9/2024 at 6:41 PM, badlammy said:

9.45pm we all go eat the leftovers can? [:p]

 

Bring containers, tabao back for tomorrow since most food outlets close. [:p][laugh][laugh]

 

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On 2/9/2024 at 5:16 PM, Kopites said:

Chinatown night market will be seeing less crowd tonight. Very hard to clear their stock. 

Not so bad, rain has stopped. So weather is  cooling for people to go Chinatown since the night is still young. 

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Anyone remember this?

Predating the numerous Dragon Playgrounds that were built all around HDB estates in Singapore, the Housing & Development Board actually also built not one but two Dragon sculptures as part of Toa Payoh Neighbourhood 3 and Balestier Estate. 

The one in Balestier Estate pictured here stands in front of Block 85 Whampoa Drive and originally spouted water from its mouth as part of a fountain. Built 50 years ago in 1974 by the HDB, the dragon sprays water no more today after a major renovation in 2012 (the last year of the dragon) but is nevertheless still standing. 

A New Nation story from 19 August 1974 says that 

"The dragon, recently completed by the Housing and Development Board, has scales of red, green and pink made from broken China rice bowls.

It is mounted in the centre of a fountain bowl in the playground. When activated, it shoots out a steady stream of water."

https://eresources.nlb.gov.sg/newspapers/digitised/page/newnation19740819-1.1.1

Over the years, the playground and a large part of the park the dragon was originally situated in has been replaced by the Central Expressway, and this has led some people to call the dragon the "CTE Dragon" as it looms on the left as you head north from Balestier along the expressway. 

It is interesting to note that when the flats in Balestier estate were balloted in 1973, the impending building of the dragon fountain was mentioned by the HDB:

https://eresources.nlb.gov.sg/newspapers/digitised/article/newnation19730328-1.2.22

It will be the year of the wooden dragon in just a few hours, and I want to take this opportunity to wish everyone a Healthy, Prosperous and Fruitful Dragon Year!

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This dragon fountain think only people who stay around that area know. I don’t know lo. I only know the dragon playground at toa payoh. 😂

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On 2/10/2024 at 7:34 PM, 13177 said:

This dragon fountain think only people who stay around that area know. I don’t know lo. I only know the dragon playground at toa payoh. 😂

That one everybody know lor. 🤣

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On 2/10/2024 at 8:28 PM, Fcw75 said:

That one everybody know lor. 🤣

This article interests me is the price of the 3 room flat that was sold for $9,500 siah in 1974. If the owner who bought this flat as first owner and stay until today and sell, really huat to the max lo. The 3 room resale price there is around $350k now.

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