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May 27, 2011

New Year Day Babies in Singapore

New Year Day Baby, 1974. Source: National Archives of Singapore (NAS).

On an Internet forum discussion for mothers-to-be, the topic: "Choosing the birth date and time for our new born" was posted by Anon (Hidden from Privacy) and the reply from the geomancy webmaster to advice:

[Quote]

I have thought about this issue many times and I feel that it is quite 'unethical' to do so...even when I was tempted to do so.

Previously, although I had analyed several dates "fortunately" or "unfortunately", the date of birth did not materialsise as the birth was natural.

I would at this point in time not make such analysis available. Hope you understand.

Overall, for general info, for such an analysis. it would usually invole:-

1. analysing especially the parent's Ba Zi.
2. The child's ba zi.

Sorry, I am not able to help you in this area. I do not want to be seemed to play/tamper with one's destiny.

[Unquote]

Fortunately, this geomancer was honest and did not try to play God.

Astrologers and religious masters do not attempt to intervene the birth date/time of the child or plan the prosperity and future using artificial contraception or unnatural birth induction methods by the parents.

A few of the New Year Day babies born in Singapore with the courtesy of the National Archives of Singapore on this blog.

New Year Day Baby, 1972. Source: National Archives of Singapore (NAS).


New Year Day Baby, 1973. Source: National Archives of Singapore (NAS).

New Year Day Baby, 1975. Source: National Archives of Singapore (NAS).

Babies born in Singapore on other special events:

Mr & Mrs Sim Yeo Wah with their new-born girl at "Year of the Rabbit" on 12 Feb 1975. Source: National Archives of Singapore (NAS).

Christmas Baby, 1975. Source: National Archives of Singapore (NAS).

First Walk in Space Baby. Source: Archives of Singapore (NAS)

Baby born in the kampong in Singapore with the help of midwife. Source: National Archives of Singapore (NAS)

I was born in Singapore on 28 September, 1948 (not a new year day baby) at home by a midwife (not in KK Hospital).

Licensed midwife clinics in Chinatown c 1950s. Source: National Archives of Singapore (NAS)

The following NAS photos are babies born by midwife, not in the hospitals.

Source: National Archives of Singapore (NAS)

Source: National Archives of Singapore (NAS)

A few photos of the children born in kampong who are happy and care-free:

Source: National Archives of Singapore (NAS)

Source: National Archives of Singapore (NAS)

Source: National Archives of Singapore (NAS)

Kandang Kerbau Maternal Hospital - Then and Now:

Construction of Kandang Kerbau Hospital in 1953. Source: National Archives of Singapore (NAS)

Construction of Kandang Kerbau Hospital in 1953.Source: National Archives of Singapore (NAS). Did you notice the Samsui workers on this construction site?

Kandang Kerbau Hospital, 1950. Source: National Archives of Singapore (NAS).

Kandang Kerbau Hospital, 1950. Source: National Archives of Singapore (NAS)

Kandang Kerbau Hospital, 1950. Source: National Archives of Singapore (NAS)

Architectural model of Kandang Kerbau Maternity Hospital with Childcare Centre 1997. Source: National Archives of Singapore (NAS)

Architectural model of Kandang Kerbau Maternity Hospital with Childcare Centre 1997. Source: National Archives of Singapore (NAS)

The story of KK Women's and Children's Hospital .

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1 Comments:

Blogger Yip said...

Hi James,

I loved these old pictures of mothers and their newborns.

Kandang Kerbau Hospital is the place where my mom was born in 1930.

FrancesYip,ipohgal

June 3, 2011 at 8:41 PM  

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