Through the Lens

  • Children practising wushu during a class on the rooftop of Mountbatten Community Club (CC). Since the club ceased operations, classes are now being held at Old Airport Road food centre.
Mountbatten Community Club has been a focal point for residents of different races and backgrounds for the past 38 years.

How has Singapore changed over the years? Every fortnight, The Straits Times will feature old and new images of a place in Singapore.

Serangoon Road in 1954 and today  »

This is the last instalment of Singapore Slider as the series is taking a break. 

Big Picture

Near the fabled Silk Road in China's Gansu province, these behemoths tower over the barren desert in Dunhuang Yardang National Geopark.
Residents in Simei woke up to flashes of lightning illuminating the skies yesterday as an early-morning thunderstorm drenched the island.
These soldiers marched in tight formation yesterday as part of a group of servicemen rehearsing for tomorrow's Victory Day parade in Moscow.


Singapore's first overhead pedestrian bridge was set up across Collyer Quay in 1964. The nearly 35m-long light-gauge steel bridge stood 5m above the road.

Singapore through the years