Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Taman Jurong Heritage Trail - Then and Now; Yung An Road
In GYM Book Contest #5 (03 Feb 2013), I posted an old photo of Yung An Rd which was given to me by my friend Stephen Lai. He is able to recall now that he took this photo some time in 1971 from Blk 118. At that time, he and other pioneer members of our church met regularly for Bible Study at the home of our former (3rd) pastor, Rev James Chan. At that time, our church, the Calvary Bible-Presbyterian Church at nearby Tao Ching Road was still under construction.
For comparison, I tried to take a photo from the same spot, but it was difficult because the view was blocked by some trees; and hence I had to make do with one taken from the top floor of Blk 118 and another from Blk 326.
I believe the building under construction in the old photo was the Chase Manhattan Bank. This bank has long ceased to operate in Singapore, and the building is now being operated by some kind of play school.