Did you hear the good news? Our government plans to re-create the Kallang River that used to flow through my kampong. I am talking about the river that I blogged about a few times (see links below) and which helped me to bag a $100 Harvey Norman voucher.
This river used to meander through our kampong from around Braddell Road to Upper Thomson Road so much so that Lorong Kinchir traversed it 9 times. That’s why the kampong folks referred to Lorong Kinchir as Kow Tiao Kio in Hokkien. Now it is just a straight (boring) concrete canal running from Thomson Road to Braddell Road. They are going to pump in $76m to turn the present concrete canal into a meandering waterway.
I don’t think the National Parks Board has the interest of the oldies in mind when they embarked on this project. But I trust that the National Heritage Board would do the right thing and contribute some dead chickens when this river is completed to make it a truly nostalgic experience for the older Singaporeans like us.
Previous posts about the “Dead Chicken River”
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