The Harper family were
posted to Singapore in 1957 until July 1959 being stationed at RAF
Changi first and then at RAF Tengah, Some recollections of
that time are described in
Lam Chun See's
site called Good Morning Yesterday which was set up mainly for a
nostalgic look at Kampong life in the 1950s and 1960s. However, the
idea then developed to publish articles by people who had been children
of service personnel in Singapore during that period. I
contributed eight articles covering different aspects of this wonderful
time in a foreign landand the
I have written for Lam Chun See's Good Morning Yesterday blog are
reproduced here, see left side menu under "John Harper Remembers". Some
of the articles also appear in Derek Tait's book.
book by Derek
Tait out now. Find out more here
There is much to see and do in Sinagpore the usual three day stopover
you can get on flights to Australia and New Zealand are just not long
enough for me and if I can, I stay for a week or more. Below
selection of links spanning visits from 1957 to 2011.
Here are some links to
interesting sites on the topic of Singapore.
of Singapore run by Tom O'Brien
The site contains
many photographs and images contributed by people who lived in
Singapore during the 1960s' and early '70s. Many of whom are
ex-pupils of St. John's Comprehensive School, Bourne Secondary School,
and of other BFES Schools that were once in Singapore.
The Singapore Picture Archive
A wonderful pictorial archive with photos on many different topics
dating back to before the second world war.
Webshot Photo Album
A photo collection of Pre-war Singapore, Seletar, Changi Creek, East
Coast, The Changi Tree, Pulau Ubin & Pulau Tekong.
Well worth dropping by for a look! There is also a
photograph entitled Old
Changi Post Office. This building was
just down the road from where we lived on Wittering Road.
The Changi Murals were painted between 1942 and 1943 by a
British Prisoner of War, Bombardier Stanley Warren, of 15 Field
Regiment, Royal Regiment of Artillery. This site gives some
of the background to them being painted and their later restoration by
Keropok man for a daily
of Singapore (Keropok is Prawn Cracker)
Similar to Keropok Man there is a new photograph of modern day
Singapore nearly every day.