Seniors cruise down memory lane with visit to Clifford Pier, boat ride

Madam Tan and Madam Poon visiting Clifford Pier, accompanied by staff from the Home Nursing Foundation. ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM Madam Tan Bock Eng (left), 80, watching as Madam Poon Soo Lan, 86, got her make-up done by a volunteer from the Home Nursing F
Madam Tan and Madam Poon visiting Clifford Pier, accompanied by staff from the Home Nursing Foundation. ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM Madam Tan Bock Eng (left), 80, watching as Madam Poon Soo Lan, 86, got her make-up done by a volunteer from the Home Nursing Foundation, before they set off on their outing on Sept 20.PHOTO: HART TAN OF TOMATO PHOTO
Madam Tan and Madam Poon visiting Clifford Pier, accompanied by staff from the Home Nursing Foundation. ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM Madam Tan Bock Eng (left), 80, watching as Madam Poon Soo Lan, 86, got her make-up done by a volunteer from the Home Nursing F
Madam Tan and Madam Poon visiting Clifford Pier, accompanied by staff from the Home Nursing Foundation. ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM Madam Tan Bock Eng (left), 80, watching as Madam Poon Soo Lan, 86, got her make-up done by a volunteer from the Home Nursing Foundation, before they set off on their outing on Sept 20.PHOTO: HART TAN OF TOMATO PHOTO

Clifford Pier used to be a hive of activity for sea travellers. Among the commuters who used the pier were devotees going to Kusu Island, one of the Southern Islands.

The island, which houses a Chinese temple, among other things, attracted people such as Madam Tan Bock Eng, 80, and Madam Poon Soo Lan, 86, who in their youth would visit the island once a year with their friends to pray.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 01, 2019, with the headline 'Seniors cruise down memory lane with visit to Clifford Pier, boat ride'. Print Edition | Subscribe