Friday, July 22, 2011

Taman Jurong Heritage Trail - Old Buildings Quiz No. 14

Cannot give hints. You guys are too good.

Update

As you can see from the Google Street View image below, this building used to house a DBS Bank branch in Taman Jurong. But do you know what was the building originally? No, I don’t think it was OCBC, unless it was before DBS. Hint. It was not a local bank.

Wow. I never knew the images at Google Street View are this old. This DBS branch had closed down months ago. I think more than 1 year ago.

16 comments:

Icemoon said...

Must check all the Blk 156 in Singapore ...

Lex said...

It at Taman Jurong Estate, at the junction of corporation road and Yung Ho road.
Now, I think it vacant, previous occupant is DBS. However, if I remember correctly, it used to house OCBC and UOB. Travelled past this building everyday back in 1986 to 1991 heading to my primary school in the morning

Ngiam Shih Tung said...

If you look closely at Chun See's photo, you can still see the DBS Bank lettering. This is the view in Google StreetView

http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&ll=1.326987,103.722769&spn=0.001566,0.002283&t=h&z=19&layer=c&cbll=1.326898,103.722762&panoid=TlbQuYwrOO6KDMLMRYvSHQ&cbp=12,316.15,,0,12.16

Anonymous said...

OT: I used to love eating at the KFC nearby. I haven't been there in years but they did a pretty good job with the chicken at this branch.

peter said...

Citibank or Chase Manhattan? Looks like bu it also doesn't look like at the same time. Too long ago.

Lam Chun See said...

Not Citibank or Chase Manhattan.

There was a Citibank Branch at Yung Kuang Rd. Just opposite the Jurong Swimming Pool. Along the same row of shops was a POSB branch as well.

As for Chase Manhattan, I think there was one near to the present Community Club along Corporation Drive.

peter said...

Bank of Tokyo then.

Clement said...

I think it was the now defunct Bank Of America.

Singapore Man Of Leisure said...

I also guess its Bank of America.

I served my NS at the Taman Jurong 9 RITC (or 22 SA) camp during 86-87.

I think Govt very pissed off with BOA when they pulled out of Singapore during the 97 Asian crisis.

Lam Chun See said...

Yes. It's the Bank of America - as far as I can remember.

blackjack said...

it was formally a church!

Lam Chun See said...

Church? No, I don't think so.

Anonymous said...

Its definitely was Bank of America. I used to grow up around that place during the 80's. I can still recalled the BA logo clearly.

jj said...

wow 22SA....did they operate the m71, m68, 120/160mm mortar or the 105 light gun?

B+W Impressions said...

Bank Of America

B+W Impressions said...

I used to live next door to it as a kid ... remembered my block to be Blk 17, under JTC