John, Robert (Bob), and Tom at Haw Paw Villa one very warm Sunday
The Harper Family In Singapore 1957 - 1959
and Tom in the garden
at Meteor Road Tengah . (Centre)John, in charge of the camera
whilst Bob and Tom supervise
the winding on of the film. (Right) Tom
and Bob with Sati, the Amah, in the garden at Meteor Road Tengah.
My good friend Raymond Clayton, myself in the middle with no shirt on,
Ray's mother and his sister and her friend Carol Strutt seated on the
swing. In the background you can see new houses being built
on Hunters Hill.
The photo was taken just after Ray's family had got back from
holiday in Hong Kong on the Nevassa; the ship my family should have
been returning to the UK on. This was about two weeks before
left Singapore flying home on a Brittania.
Haw Paw Villa (Tiger Balm
Sgts Mess RAF Changi
Families Club RAF Changi
Mum wins the fancy dress competition dressed as a Chinese itinerant
hawker. The trousers and blouse were borrowed from the Amah
she used one of her own sewing baskets and borrowed one from a friend
and strapped them to a broom handle. Because of the
couldn't see what was going on and wasn't aware that she had won.
I think that the photos below from my fathers collection
are of members of the Singapore Regiment
The time we spent in Singapore was of course during the Malayan
Emergency (a war against communism by any other name).
members of the Singapore Regiment were amongst the people that my
father worked with during that time.
Recent Visits To Singapore
| Singapore Zoological Garden
| Bukit Timah Nature Reserve
| Hawker Food Centres
| Haw Par Villa
| Katong 2007
| Stamps Prior to Malayan
State of Singapore
Stamps 1959 | Botanical
Gardens | Sungei
Buloh Wetlands | Changi
2007 | Botanical
Gardens Photo Album