Saturday, September 20, 2008

Where is the location of that artillery gun? Still no answer

In an earlier post, I showed you a photo by Roger-Hatchy and speculated that the location was near the junction of Jalan Lekar and Lorong Semangka in Chua Chu Kang. Last weekend I went to the spot to try and confirm my theory. Initially I was quite excited because what I saw resembled Roger’s photo. But when I got home and uploaded the photo into my computer and made a comparison, I realized that I was mistaken. The distance from ‘my location’ to Bukit Gombak was much further than that in Roger’s photo. Anyway, I put up the photos below for your viewing.

Photo #1: The place called H Sub taken by Roger Hatchy in 1966.



Photos #2, 3 & 4: Taken by me on 13 Sep 2008 from the junction of Jalan Lekar and Lorong Semangka

Picture 013a

Jalan Semangka (8)

Jalan Semangka (9)

Photo #5: View of the popular Farmart Centre from the same location

Jalan Semangka (5)

Photo #6: I took my photos from this Landscaping company standing at the left of the photo. The road is Lorong Semangka. I am curious as to what is that tall structure with red and white stripes in the last 2 photos?

Jalan Semangka (14)

1) My earlier theory.

2) Icemoon’s theory.

10 comments:

Tom said...

Tom said...
In number 6 photo , the bottom one, I thing it is a red and white chimney, and it looks like its in side a cement factory?

yg said...

i thought icemoon had found the site. i was quite convinced by his explanation.

Icemoon said...

It should be that site, or the hill behind it.

However I couldn't verify the hypothesis because the dogs keep barking ....

Lam Chun See said...

Sorry. I forgot to add the links. Also it's Lorong Semangka and not Jalan Semangka.

Icemoon said...

Chun See, I'm not sure whether Roger Hatchy's photo is H Sub. Too many unanswered questions.

We can probably discount any location north of Choa Chu Kang Road. So the location has to be in Hong Kah? Then they were travelling along Jurong Road and not Choa Chu Kang Road, in order for the right turn to happen.

peter said...

Looks like we have many "Guns of Navarone" in Singapore?

In the 1960s, the British military forces used Bedfords to transport ammo and men. In WW2, they used railway tracks.

peter said...

what are those red and white towers? I seen in some other places also but cannot remember where.

Lam Chun See said...

Problem still driving me (chest) nuts!

Jericho said...

The last photo...Ah, I been to Lorong Semangka quite a few times before. The red and white tower might be some sort of transmission or radio tower. The right of the 6th photo is where my father works.

Lam Chun See said...

Right of photo #6. That's Woon Leng Nursery right? My wife and son go there often to buy gardening stuff.

That 'radio tower' - I saw one at the Whitley Rd - PIE junction when I was driving along PIE. Also saw one in Tuas Ave 3.