In the 1960s my father took photographs with colour slides.
We had family evenings around the slide projector, the images became very familiar to me but I never tired of watching them. With the help of a device that transfers slides to a computer I have revisited those scenes and thought you may be interested to see a little slice of Singapore in the early 1960's. This was the Singapore of my childhood ...although I shall spare you the pictures with me on.
Outside the dentist surgery. 2.30......tooth hurty.
Eateries by the water. Sometimes the place smelled evil, I think there was an area called Sweetwater but we called it The Stinky River.
The famous Raffles hotel. They served English afternoon tea as well as Singapore Slings.
Waitrose home delivery!
Monsoon. It really rains in Singapore.
My brother and I would dive from the top board. I remember how tiny the tiles on the floor of the pool looked from that height.
Robinsons store, you could buy all sorts of stuff there.
We visited The Tiger Balm Gardens some weekends and school holidays. It was a kind of blood thirsty Disneyland. I used to love the place but now I find the images quite disturbing; apart from this one.
I was born in this building.
If you liked these I will bring you pictures of Hong Kong and Thailand from the same era.