Browsing Tag

armenians in singapore

road to singapore

from gombak drive to armenia

at the end of our walk yesterday, we came across the galistan family service centre. it was a simple, single storey, slightly rundown building surrounded by a metal fence, but there was a welcoming air to it. we had just turned into choa chu kang road from upper bukit timah road. aj said these centres helped needy families, also the many foreign workers on the island. the banners hanging on the fence gave details of recreational programmes for maids, or…

Continue Reading

road to singapore

a fort in the city

sir stamford raffles had built a house on the hill even though they called it bukit larangan, the forbidden hill. the kings of ancient times had their palaces and burial grounds here it was believed. sir stamford also initiated a botanic garden on the slopes of the sixty odd metre high mound which is the highest point in the heart of the city and there was a christian cemetery by the side too. later the british built a fort here…

Continue Reading