Wednesday, January 09, 2013

GMY Book Contest #3 - Results

Congratulations to Edwin Lim. I believe this is the junction of Serangoon Road and St George’s Road. Take a good look the Then and Now photos below. The building has not changed much after nearly five decades.

Edwin. Please let me have your mailing address and I will send you a copy of Good Morning Yesterday. You can email me, or message me at Facebook, or post your address here. Thanks to everyone for participating. Look out for Contest #4.

Here are 2 old buildings nearby that are still standing amidst the drastic changes all around.

Adam's Corner
Yassin Restaurant


beng tang said...

On the left here now (outside the picture) there are a couple of Muslim restaurants, Adam's Corner, and Yassin. Adam's has greater variety, but Yassin is a bit cheaper and has better tasting Indian food (Prata, murtaba, thosai etc).

Lam Chun See said...

Yes. In fact I took a couple of photos of Adam's Corner and Yassin. Was surprised to see these old shops/bldgs still standing when so much has changed in this area. I think I will add the photos.

Anonymous said...

Congrats to the winner. i am not saying to dispute the winner, but to me, the architecture of the shophouse facade (window type) and roof are distinctly different. So just my humble opinion that while i don't know the locality personally, the shophouse architecture does not resemble each other, and even if the facade was upgraded (unlikely as the newer facade is more ornate and craftsmen would be needed to renovate it), the more telling sign is that the roof is different. Just a comment, and btw i love this blog!

Lam Chun See said...

Thanks for the comments. When I first this photo I had no idea at all where it was. But later, Geoffrey told me it was in St Georges Rd and so I came to the conclusion that it was this junction.

luvfenix said...

Chung King was at Lavender St

MC said...

Just noticed today, looks like these couple of buildings are going under the wrecking ball soon. The nursery beside has been hoarded up.