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Jun 28, 2014

Memories of Picnic at MacRitchie Reservoir in 1963

MacRitchie Reservoir at sunset.
This is my favorite best shot of MacRitchie Reservoir, Singapore with courtesy of Draken413o .

However, the set of black and white photos Han Hai Kwang passed to me for scanning and published on this blog.  These "unglam" photos captured the schooldays memories of my NBS brothers and sisters of picnic at MacRitchie Reservoir in 1963.  These rare photos and memories are "colourless" but we have very few young days photos of happy moments to reminisce during our schooldays over 50 years ago.

One early morning during the school holidays in 1963, we assembled at Hai Kwang's house.  The attap hut was located at the Thomson Road near the main road before the kampong and small vegetable farms were demolished.

The "then and now" photo with the courtesy of Google Map to juxtapose the same place 50 years apart.

We were walking from Thomson Road towards MacRitchie Reservoir in a different direction (the same foot-path on the right of the photo in Google Map).

Time for lunch
Time for games
Time for music from a portable battery operated record player
A group photo for memories 

Time to go home just before sunset.  It was a memorable picnic to remember. Patrick frolic around at MacRitchie Reservoir for some fun.

Many pioneer generation and current generation of Singaporeans would remember the MacRitchie Reservoir with fond nostalgic memories.

50th anniversary reunion gathering in May, 2014

Thanks to the courtesy of Andy Lee of Seng Kang Babies blog and Hanafi Sedik of Frenzeelo blog to share their memories of MacRitchie Reservoir.



Blogger Unknown said...

The portable record player in the photo looks cool! I remember I joined mass runs at MacRitchie Reservoir organised by school.

June 28, 2014 at 10:08 PM  
Blogger Thimbuktu said...

Thanks for your memories, Ryan. I think the antique record player and the vinyl records are already out of producton ... victims of audio technology over the decades.

June 30, 2014 at 9:37 AM  

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