Monday, 5 October 2009

Gap Hill Climb

Singapore Rare Books 2 (by Steel Wool)

Visited Eli Solomon's Singapore Rare Books last Saturday. Eli is famous for Snakes & Devils, a book about the old Singapore Grand Prix at Thomson.

He's working on a few new books now, one of which is about motor racing in South East Asia. One of the events which might make it into the book is the Gap Hill Climb.

This took place along South Buona Vista Road. In the photo above, you can see programmes from the Gap Hill Climb from 1951 and 1952.

Wednesday, 5 August 2009

Pasir Panjang under water

Mayo Martin writes in Today (article no longer available) about a photo submitted to the My Life: Then & Now competition.

It is a scene that young Singaporeans will not find very familiar because it's in a kampong (village) setting. Also, when was the last time anyone experienced a flood that reached above waist level in Singapore?

If you are interested in photos like these, there is an exhibition of some of the competition entries. Orchard Central (next to Somerset MRT, former site of Specialists Centre) from 10 to 21 August.