Saturday, September 28, 2013

Vintage picture of Chong Pang village

I came across a lovely picture on a Facebook page called Nostalgic Singapore. 
Paul Hockey is a regular contributor of old pictures on that page and with his 
kind permission, I am able to use this picture for my blog. It was taken by Paul 's
father back in the 60s in Singapore as part of a series of slides. Quality wise,
it is amazing. Like it was just taken yesterdayMost households at that time 
certainly had something the street vendor was selling such as the ubiquitous
hibiscus range of porcelain ware. The A brand of plastic ware from Hong Kong
as advertised on the van was just as popular. They had a wide range of crystal like plastics made into water jugs, butter dishes and collector's favourite - the Chinese New Year tray. Every Chinese household back then seemed to have one. It 's nice to look back at
the old pictures of Singapore. 

Singapore's Chong Pang village in the 60s
(Picture from Paul Hockey's collection as featured in Nostalgic Singapore)

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