BY DAY, Toa Payoh East is like any other busy road. But a transformation takes place 11/2 hours before midnight, as trucks pull up, crates get unloaded and the buying and selling begins in semi-darkness.
SINGAPORE'S largest estate Bedok is in the middle of a makeover, and residents are cheering the move, saying they hope their estate can finally shed its jaded image.
A TRAIN station bearing the name Beauty World will rise up in two years in a part of Upper Bukit Timah where an open-air market of the same name once stood.
IT WAS where students from the likes of St Margaret's Secondary School, National Junior College and Ngee Ann Polytechnic would hang out, exchanging glances over their burgers. It was also where families in the tony Bukit Timah district went for a snack or two after their Cold Storage shopping.
THREE generations of Mr Riduwan Matni's family have used the pools at Buona Vista Swimming Complex, which after 38 years will lock its gates for good tomorrow as the land is cleared for redevelopment.
HIDDEN beside a block of HDB flats and a childcare centre in Bukit Purmei Ville is a littleknown graveyard with possible links to the descendants and successors of early Singapore’s legendary founder, Sang Nila Utama.
IT WAS 1.30am at the Sheng Siong supermarket in Khatib Central, and Mr Arnold Alcones, 31, was dragging his suitcase down almost empty aisles. The flight attendant had got off a plane an hour ago and was itching for supper.
He had just got home after a 12-hour shift when he was told that police cars had been overturned in Little India.
For many of her patients, the woman they call "Sister Gali" is closer than family. She tends to their daily needs, listens to their woes, puts up with their unpredictable ways and - when she can - sees them off on their final journeys.
In conceptualising Changi Airport's upcoming Terminal 4, one thing Ms Poh Li San wanted to do was shake off the "ghost" of the former Budget Terminal.
IT IS an area frequented by airplanes and birds of colourful plumage but these days, sleepy Seletar sees just as many clunky, dusty trucks trundling along its streets.