Thursday, July 31, 2008

A bit too early.....

Tonight, when the clock strikes 12, it would be the start of the annual hungry ghost festival.

All over Singapore, you will see a lot of colourful tents being set up to usher in this event by the Taoist practitioners.

I was at the Tiong Bahru market on Monday and I noticed 2 “brothers” who may have gotten the dates wrong.

They are kinda early but they sure chose the right place....the Tiong Bahru food centre!

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Repainting the 'Hood

Kelvin says,

"Hi! Do think about the repainting and if you can, pass the word around... let’s try to get the Town Council to let us vote or choose the colours... it can make a difference to what we all have to live within the next 10 years!".

Event: repainting the 'hood ("Do you want to have a say?")
What: Informational Meeting
Host: Kelvin Ang
Start Time: Monday, August 11 at 12:00pm
End Time: Monday, August 11 at 3:00pm
Where: Tiong Bahru

To see more details and RSVP, follow the link below:

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Repainting of the Pre-War Tiong Bahru Section

What a relief!

I saw another signage along Moh Guan Terrace this afternoon.

The Pre-War Section of the Tiong Bahru Estate will also be repainted.

All the shutter-bugs, please get ready to capture as many images as possible.

We do not know what kind of colour scheme the Tanjong Pagar Town Council has chosen.

Hope it will not be something like the following:

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Repainting of the Post War Tiong Bahru Section

Finally there is some information on the repainting of the Tiong Bahru Estate.

Here the signage the Tanjong Pagar Town Council has put up at the junction of Seng Poh Road and Tiong Bahru Road.

It seemed that they are only going to paint the POST WAR section of the Tiong Bahru Estate.

And they have given themselves a huge time frame to do so.

(June 2008 to 3rd Quarter 2009!)

More importantIy, I wonder what the colour scheme will be like.

We, the residents of Tiong Bahru, await the transformation with a tinge of uneasiness.

Check out my previous post about the repainting of this estate:
A Fresh Coat of Paint

Friday, July 4, 2008

Rogue Van

Spotted this yellow van this afternoon.

Van was parked next to Block 44 Moh Guan Terrace.

To get to where it was parked, it must have reversed all the way from Block 35 Lim Liak Street, passing by Block 36 and Block 43 Moh Guan Terrace.

I'm sure this van has got many blind spots and thank goodness no one was walking around the foot path when the van was doing this illegal reversing.

This is after all a footpath and it is located next to a badminton court and a children’s playground.

Whatever excuses they can conjure up, I cannot accept it!

What if a child is run over just because some people wanted to save some sweat?

By the way, this is not the 1st incident I've witnessed.

There was a station wagon that had reversed in the same manner to Block 36 Moh Guan Terrace just to unload some bridal gowns......on two separate occasions!

And every day, there will be one or two motorcyclist who will used this footpath as shortcuts to get to Moh Guan Terrace from Lim Liak Street or vice versa.

Some privileged folks here even seemed to have a private motorcycle lots located on the ground floor of their block.

I don't mean to be nosey about such things but I dread the day someone will get hurt because of such inconsiderate behaviour.

My feathers are quite ruffled partly because my kids do play around the badminton court and the children playground here.

It would only be fair to expect that all kids play here would have a safe environment to play in without having to look out for traffic that was not supposed to be there.

Perhaps these inconsiderate pavement users are above the law because they are descendants of See Moh Guan and Low Kim Pong.

This could be the reason why they can use it like their grand daddy’s road.

I should have walked over to ask those 2 men to show me their birth certificates.